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Housewarming Gifts for Your Friend’s New Place

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Housewarming Gifts for Your Friend’s New Place

If your friend is soon moving into the place of their dreams and throwing a get together to celebrate their new home, make sure you’re ready to help them commemorate the occasion with the perfect housewarming gift. A Helping Hand Moving is no easy task, and as you’ve likely missed the window to offer your help for the move, make sure you provide a helping hand in a way your friend can use in the future. Loading and unloading boxes takes its toll, and the last thing a new homeowner will want...

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What To Do About Bike Theft

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What To Do About Bike Theft

Right after returning from our Big Bear trip in August, my beautiful bike was stolen from our vehicle's bike rack. This the second bike I've had stolen in three years at the same residence.

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Big Bear Love

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Big Bear Love

California is a physically large state with so many beautiful places to visit. Yes, of course there are tens of millions of people, traffic is insane in major metros, and we are now rated as the number one least affordable place to live in the nation, but if you can get past all of that, there really are some terrific things about this place. Take Big Bear, for instance; it’s tucked away in the San Bernardino Mountains a little less than 3 hours from Los Angeles (on a good traffic day)....

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An Affordable Prefab Option

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An Affordable Prefab Option

Prefab homes have become very popular over the past years, especially with the tiny/small house movement taking off through the HGTV network. But just because a house is tiny or a prefab, doesn't mean it's affordable.

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Pinterest-Inspired Frugal Gifts

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Pinterest-Inspired Frugal Gifts

Pinterest has become one of my favorite sites for browsing ideas - anything from crafty gifts to hair styles to home gardens and plans. I'm a bit obsessed, to say the least. Yet, it's not like I'm just browsing and wasting time. I actually try some of the ideas that I find, especially gift ideas.

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What I’ll Do With My Raise

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What I’ll Do With My Raise

After 5 years of completing one credential right after another, all of that education is finally paying off. Yes, I am getting a raise!

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First Quarter in Review

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First Quarter in Review

My goals from last year to this year haven't changed much. Our focus this year is to buy a house, so with that in mind, saving is the top priority.

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4 Home Improvements that Add More Value to your Property

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4 Home Improvements that Add More Value to your Property

Home improvements can give a fresh lease of life to your ragged property and add great value but figuring out what improvement to do, and how to pay for them is very important.

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6 Ways to Get Your Car in Shape for Summer

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6 Ways to Get Your Car in Shape for Summer

Summer is rapidly approaching, so you know what that means: Your car may be on the verge of failing.

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The Lazy Homeowner’s Guide to Spring Yard Cleanup

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The Lazy Homeowner’s Guide to Spring Yard Cleanup

Now that winter finally appears to be exiting stage left, many homeowners are looking at their yards and thinking, “I’d rather do anything than clean up this mess.”

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