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Tips for First-Time Homeschooling

Homeschooling can seem intimidating, whether your kids are in preschool, high school, or somewhere in between. Not only is it a smaller scale classroom experience, but in order to homeschool you have to be prepared to offer help and to provide a school experience that echoes the experience students would get in a traditional classroom. Luckily, there are plenty of …

10 Steps to Declutter Your Home

It’s a great time for home improvement and renovation projects. But before you think about what to add, it’s time to figure out what to subtract. That’s right, let’s talk about how to declutter your home.  People tend to feel like their life is out of control when they surround themselves with too many things. And for some people, clutter can be …

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How to Start Saving for Retirement

Financial planning doesn’t always feel like fun on the surface, so it’s easy to understand why so many people overlook this important aspect of daily life. This is doubly true for retirement planning, which always feels like so far off in the distance. That’s why saving for retirement can seem like an incredibly daunting task, especially when it’s so easy …

What You Need to Know About Plant-Based Meat

With the rise of plant-based products and the increasing ease of switching over to lifestyles like flexitarianism or vegetarianism, it’s only natural that plant-based meats should come to the forefront. Replacements for beef burgers are common items on restaurant menus nationwide. But what do we mean when we say plant-based meat? Where can you go to find an Impossible Burger, …

How to Get Into Couponing

Couponing is a hobby to some and a necessity for many. There’s even an entire TV show devoted to the concept. Extreme Couponing aside, there’s no one “correct” way to coupon—you might be more interested in an app-based approach, or you might be fully on board with setting up your couponing binder. With so many resources available to people new …

5 DIY Backyard Games to Make This Summer

Summer is a perfect time for maximizing your time outside, but sometimes it can be hard to find things to do in the backyard every day, especially if you have kids that are looking for new experiences. Summer games are a great way to do that, and it’s easy to find games that are cheap or easy to make on …

6 Tips for Summer Gardening

Whether you’re just starting your garden or are looking to update flower beds for summer, here are six tips to help you achieve the summer garden you’ve always wanted. 1. Get to Know Your Plants The easiest way to ruin a garden’s chances before you’ve even begun is to plant the wrong things. Doing your homework is as easy as …

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The Best Mobile Apps to Set a Budget

Managing your personal finances can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re self-employed or trying to get back on track with your credit score (or even just your checking account). Luckily, there are plenty of resources and budgeting software available that will help you keep an eye on your expenses and savings, and help you plan for a more …

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5 Easy Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Summer is suddenly here, and with it the heat and humidity. Increased daylight hours and consistent heat waves mean that it might be time to find new ways to keep yourself cool, but staying cool isn’t always necessarily budget-friendly, even if you’re not paying for air conditioning (those fans eat up a lot of energy, too). Here are a few …

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4 Tips to Revamp Your Home Decor for Spring

Spring is a perfect time to refresh your space. Flowers are in bloom, spring colors are in season, and Animal Crossing has arrived to give us all the home inspiration we could possibly want. Spring redecorating doesn’t mean “total overhaul of your space.” Rather, it means using items you have (and maybe grabbing a few more) to make your home feel a …