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POSTFeb 25, 2021
Homeownership is a significant goal for many Americans. One recent survey stated that 84% of Americans see homeownership as an excellent financial investment. Additionally, there’s a lot of messaging in our society that says that you aren’t an adult until you purchase your first home. After all, buying a home shows you’ve achieved a certain amount of . . .
POSTFeb 17, 2021
The minimalist lifestyle is about living with less and being purposeful about what you do and do not allow into your life. At the moment, it feels very trendy: You can find blogs, Instagram accounts, podcasts, and books devoted to showcasing a minimalist lifestyle. Many of these social media accounts make minimalism seem expensive and . . .
POSTFeb 09, 2021
You know you should save for retirement, but it can be so overwhelming trying to figure out how you should go about it. It feels like retirement investment has a whole vocabulary of its own, and it’s even hard to determine how much to save. You might read articles saying people should save at least . . .
POSTOct 26, 2020
By now, you’re surely aware of some of the aspects of a frugal lifestyle. You pack your lunch, turn out the lights in empty rooms, meal-plan, cut coupons, have given up buying coffee … so what’s next? Now, you start to accumulate the benefits of your frugality! Sure, the main benefit is a healthy bank account, but it’s not just your bank account that’s about to . . .
POSTOct 23, 2020
Everyone is talking about the environment. Many people want to make changes in their everyday lives to support the health of our planet, but they don’t know where to start. Others worry that going green is going to cost a lot of green: In fact, one study showed that 4 in 5 consumers think going green will cost them . . .
POSTSep 03, 2020
According to the USDA, as of May 2019, a family of four typically spent between $567.80 and $1,296.30 on food a month. Yikes! Trying to eat healthily? Organic food costs up to 25% more than conventionally grown food. Even if you skip organic products, Harvard University says a healthy diet typically costs more than an unhealthy diet. So if you . . .
POSTMar 11, 2020
Spring – It’s the dreamlike time of year when the weather is heating up, the landscape is brimming with color, and we turn our attention to a new season. It’s also when we dust off the cobwebs, break out the broom and tidy up our homes. During the dormant months of winter, it’s easy to . . .
POSTAug 14, 2019
POSTMay 14, 2018
As Spring comes to an end and temperatures rise, it is easy to daydream about vacation. If you are a student with the end of the year quickly approaching or just someone who needs a break from work, summer is a great excuse to get away. As lovely as laying on the beach of a . . .
POSTMay 12, 2018
How to Prepare a Week’s Worth of Meals in One Day with our list of 15 healthy make-ahead meals that can go right from your freezer into your slow cooker! Some of the best recipes that freeze really well and the whole family will love. Really inexpensive, delicious, and super easy to prepare. With the . . .