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What My Housing Budget Will Get Me Right Now

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What My Housing Budget Will Get Me Right Now

I'm in a mad frenzy to save money and buy a home by late next fall. That gives me a little more than a year (14 - 16 months) to save up enough cash for a down payment. However, in Southern California, homes are crazy expensive! I've budgeted a reasonable amount for a "starter" home and am hoping to snag one for under $410,000.

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Tips for Delayed Spring Cleaning?

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Tips for Delayed Spring Cleaning?

I'll admit I really don't like to clean. Sure, I'll pick up after myself or wipe down a counter top, but when it comes to deep cleaning, I often procrastinate.

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Tiny Homes Can Be Happy Homes

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Tiny Homes Can Be Happy Homes

I love the idea of tiny homes, but recently I wrote about the viability of actually living in one. There are plenty of people out there (just look at the popularity of the tiny house movement) who can live in a home that's under 200 square feet, but I'm sure downsizing is the biggest hurdle.

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What School Supplies Do You Actually Need To Purchase?

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What School Supplies Do You Actually Need To Purchase?

It's that time of year where parents are jumping for joy that their children are going back to school. Summer items are on close-out and back-to-school sales are just about everywhere. One question on many parents' minds is, "What supplies does my child need for school?"

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Why I’m Giving Up on CVS Pharmacy

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Why I’m Giving Up on CVS Pharmacy

To save money, I shop at stores with low prices, use coupons (when I remember!), and limit the number of random "things" that I buy. Yet, one store that has given me grief when it comes to saving money is CVS Pharmacy - and I'm not talking about their actual pharmacy products like prescription medicine.

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