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Back from Break!

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Back from Break!

I’m Back! I took a short vacation to Zion National Park (which I enjoyed thoroughly!) and now have to settle back into daily life. – Well almost. I technically have three more days of “vacation” before I go back to the grind. However, these next three days I’ll be cleaning the dirt off all my stuff, downloading tons of photos that Mr. LH took, and calculating just how much OVER budget we went on this trip. Definitely OVER budget I’m afraid to admit, but this...

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Best Cities to Live on an Average Income

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Best Cities to Live on an Average Income

Over the past few years, I've toyed with the idea of moving out of the second largest city in the United States to somewhere more affordable. Affordability isn't the only factor in choosing these cities, so I've selected cities that have unique traits such as great restaurants, thriving art or music, or are known for their charm.

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Second Quarter Goal Progress

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Second Quarter Goal Progress

Though the second quarter has only just begun, I've decided to review how I'm doing so far, mainly because many of these goals I started in March and I've had a whole month to reflect on my progress. For a recap, my second quarter goals included

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Build a House for Under $10,000? Oh Yes You Can!

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Build a House for Under $10,000? Oh Yes You Can!

I'm forever searching for ecologically friendly, low-cost alternatives to owning my own house. Want to know the secret? Dirt! Yes, dirt.

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Tips for Letting Smaller Homes

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Tips for Letting Smaller Homes

There are more people in the world than ever before, but the amount of space we have to live in has not increased. More and more people are therefore having to compromise on their living arrangements by learning to live in smaller properties and making the best use of the space they have.

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5 Reasons Why You Need Income Protection Insurance

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5 Reasons Why You Need Income Protection Insurance

Income protection insurance can help to protect your income if you become sick or injured and can no longer work. It can offer a ‘substitute’ paycheck when you are no longer receiving your regular paycheck, helping you carry on paying the bills while you recover.

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Think Out of the Box: Multi-Sided Homes Rule

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Think Out of the Box: Multi-Sided Homes Rule

Four walls, four sides, four corners - most homes take on the shape of a rectangle. I don't know if rectangular homes rule because they're just easier to build compared to other shapes, like a triangle or hexagon, or if that's what the first settlers used in colonial America and we've adhered to that standard.

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Hard Work Finally Paid Off

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Hard Work Finally Paid Off

For the past few years, I've been working hard at securing a steady income (along with the education required) and building a strong client base for our business. It's been long and grueling at times, but it's finally paid off!

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How You Can Successfully Pay Off Debt

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How You Can Successfully Pay Off Debt

It's not rocket science knowing that the key to being debt free is to spend less than you earn. But talking about it is much easier than doing it, which is why so many Americans are strapped with debt. So how can one successfully pay off debt? With a lot of sweat and tears, apparently.

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Wedding Season March and Newlywed Finance

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Wedding Season March and Newlywed Finance

When we got married at the start of the new millenium, we didn't have a lot of money. We did get a little bit of help from both sides of our family, but most of the expenses were up to us.

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