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Easy-to-Cook Meals on a Budget

You don't have to break your budget to make delicious meals when you're learning to cook, especially when you have the right easy recipes on your side. Cheap food doesn't have to be bland or boring. In fact, simple, inexpensive meals and easy dinner recipes can be just as tasty as those that take hours to prepare with expensive ingredients. Whether you're learning how to prepare salmon or assembling a casserole – all it takes is a little bit of creativity, the right ingredients, and some easy dinner recipes to get started.

Basic Adulting: What You Should Have Known Last Year

Whether you’ve just graduated college or have already entered the “real world” you start to wonder why no one ever told you how to manage finances, shop for groceries, or separate the light laundry from the dark. The sooner you learn these basic adulting skills, the better you'll feel — and the better off you'll be! That’s why we’ve came up with some tips to get you going in the right direction when beginning adulthood.

Throw the Best New Year’s Eve Bash

It's time to ring in the new year, but you don't have to go out to have a good time. You can stay home and throw a New Year's Eve party that will have your friends talking about it until next December, when it's time to do it all over again. Not sure where to start? We can help. Use these tips to throw the best New Year's Eve bash ever.

Things You Should Always Buy New

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.

Best Parks to Go Camping in Illinois

Illinois is a gorgeous state for all kinds of outdoor recreation, and especially camping. Whether you're in an RV, a tent, or a sleeping bag under the stars, immersing yourself in nature is a fabulous way to get away. Do the Illinois Great Lakes call to you? Or perhaps you'd rather immerse yourself in wilderness. Either way, you should get ready to pack your duffel and plan your adventure because we've rounded up some of the best Illinois camping spots and scenic parks for camping in Illinois.