How to Get Ready to Purchase a Home

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Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about purchasing my first home. I have plans to get into real estate before buying my dream home and would love to get the ball rolling soon. The only hold up is there are quite a financial factors holding me back. I’ve realized that purchasing a home is not the simplest process and it takes a ton of preparation. If you find yourself in a similar boat, here are 4...

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Posted in: Home, Money

Stay Cool: How to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

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It’s almost August, and with that comes sweltering temperatures–and sticker shock when you open up your electricity bill. I live in Texas, and it gets hot here–as in, regularly over 100 degrees. During my first summer in the Lone Star state, I remember getting my electricity bill and immediately calling the electric company to inform them they’d made some sort of mistake. They...

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Posted in: Home, Life Hacks, Money

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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Posted in: General, Home, Life Hacks

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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Posted in: Family, General, Home, Minimalism and Frugality
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