8 Cheap Halloween Costumes to Make in Minutes

It happens every year. You don’t plan to do anything for Halloween. Yet at the last minute you receive an invitation and you need a costume. Costumes happen to be very expensive if bought online or at a party store. And we should all avoid spending a ton of money on an outfit that we’ll only wear for a few hours. So try one of these cheap Halloween costumes that you can make at home in...

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5 Easy Steps to Lowering Your Rent During Lease Renewal

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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4 Safety Tips Every Uber User Should Know

Have you considered riding with UberX car service to save cash? Or thought about joining UberX as a driver to earn side money? You’re not alone. Tons of people are doing it. Uber employs hundreds of thousands of drivers, sales quadruple each year, and it’s worth $18 billion. Not bad for a start-up app launched just 4 years ago with luxury cars and SUVs branded as “everyone’s...

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Tighten the Budget or Rely on the Generosity of Others?

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It’s a common problem among twenty-somethings and even those in their thirties.  The job you get fresh out of college, while perfect for building experience and growing your career, does not pay well. You may be paying down student loan and credit card bills from college while also trying to find money to move out on your own and get your first real place.  What do you do when you’re...

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