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Things You Should Always Buy New

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

From garage sales and second hand stores to online auctions, shopping for used items is a great way to save money. However, not all things are created equally when it comes to buying used vs. new. As a matter of fact, if you're in the market for any of the following items, it may be better to opt for new. Consider safety tips for the items in question and don't forget that you could always score a sweet personal loan if need be. 

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Things That Need to Be Replaced ASAP

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

Wear and tear are common in all things, and it's easy to overlook or ignore minor issues. Forgetting about that watch battery replacement, procrastinating the leaky faucet or putting off appliance repairs – we've all been there. However, when left unchecked, certain small problems can become serious, and may end up costing more to fix, so it's worth dealing with them sooner rather than later. Knowing when to replace a windshield and how to replace a car battery goes a long way to helping spot problems early and remedy them quickly. That's why we've rounded up these four everyday items that you may need to replace ASAP.

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Owing Your Own Property

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

There's a lot to love about owning your own property, but there are also a few important things to consider before committing to the purchase. No matter if you're a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate pro, the process is usually the same. Buying new homes typically starts with looking at options, checking your credit, and testing out house prices in a mortgage calculator to see monthly payments. Beyond that, be sure to look into other important costs and responsibilities. Don’t worry, we’ve listed them out for you.

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Rent and How to Deal With It

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Moving out of your parents' home or living on your own for the first time and renting an apartment is a major step. It's one of the many milestones in becoming an adult. Paying rent can be a huge bill though, and it's important that you're prepared to take on that financial responsibility. It's equally important to have a solid budget plan in place and recourse if you find yourself in need of help paying rent. From figuring out what you can afford to how to pay rent with a credit card, we've got the details you need to know to avoid any unexpected challenges.

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Things You Should Know About a Wedding Before You Go

  • Wedding
  • Educational

When an invitation to a wedding arrives in your mailbox, it can be exciting. It might also bring on a little anxiety, especially if you've never been to a wedding before, or it's been years since you've attended one. Whether it’s a traditional wedding or something a little more unique to the couple, a slight amount of preparation on your part can make the day go smoothly. From what to wear to a wedding to figuring out the right wedding gifts, we've got everything you need to know before you go.

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Trendy Styles That Are on the Cheap!

  • "Save Money"
  • Shopping
  • Educational

Styles change so fast that your bank account can hardly keep up. You might scroll through your social media feed and see an outfit that you'd love to have, only to note the price and then keep on scrolling. Fortunately, you don't have to choose between a new outfit and groceries when you add these styles to your closet and replace your old clothes. 

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Things You Can Do Inside to Avoid the Heat

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Summer is a season filled with plenty of fun for most people, but sometimes the heat gets to be a little too much. That's when it's time to head indoors to spend some time and take advantage of one of the greatest things ever invented: air conditioning. Luckily, there are plenty of exciting indoor options for entertainment, whether you want to spend time alone or with friends and family.

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Cheap Ways to Stay in Shape

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

You probably have friends and family members who pay high monthly gym fees or have fancy equipment in their homes to help them stay in shape. You may even wish you could be as healthy as they are, but just don't have the money. The truth is that you don't have to spend a dime to exercise and get your body into great shape. Here are some ideas to stay healthy without breaking the bank.

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How to Survive Without a Car

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Getting your license and first car was your key to independence. You had the freedom to go wherever you wanted, whenever you wanted. If you're used to having your own transportation, the idea of being without a car — even for a short time — can be daunting. But getting from one place to another without a car is a lot easier than you might think.

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How to Get Your Friends off the Couch

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Nothing goes together quite like friends and summer, but during those warmer months, it can be difficult to motivate your besties to get up off the couch and do something with you. That's why any activities you suggest must be extra enticing and include all the components of a fun and fabulous summer day. Here are five that even the biggest homebodies can't ignore.

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