How Did You Choose the Location You Call Home?

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Have you found a place to lay your roots? The place where you plan to call home for the next few decades? If you’ve answered yes, I’m envious. My husband and I are having troubling deciding where we should plant ourselves for the long haul. We’ve enjoyed our time in D.C. and even thought about staying here for a significant period of time. After all, it’s a thriving city with...

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7 Affordable Winter Activities for the Entire Family

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The holidays are over and winter is in full swing. At this point, you’re probably dreaming of a warm, tropical getaway. But that may not be in the cards for you and your family, especially if you’re paying off lingering holiday expenses. Still you can enjoy the blistering cold of winter  at home on a budget without sitting in front of the television. Here are 7 activities you can enjoy...

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5 Easy Steps to Lowering Your Rent During Lease Renewal

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Don’t you hate when the lease renewal for your rental agreement comes in the mail? It almost certainly brings an increase in rent. And who wants to spend more money on housing? I was a property manager in my past life and I’ve mailed out tons of renewal letters and had tons of renewal conversations. I know from experience that no renewal rate is set in stone. There’s always some room...

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Sleep Number vs. Personal Comfort: A Comparison

Sleep Number vs. Personal Comfort
Let’s say you and your sleep partner both have very different ideas about what makes a comfortable bed. Perhaps your partner wants a very firm bed, while you prefer a super-soft mattress, or maybe it’s the other way around. Maybe you’ve tried to compromise only to find yourselves sleeping on a mattress that satisfies neither of you. What’s a couple to do? Well, you could continue sleeping on...

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