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Unexpected Medical Bills? 5 Ways to Deal with Sudden Medical Costs

When you are hit with unexpected medical costs, it can be quite upsetting. Not only are you left dealing with your illness or injury, but now you also have to worry about how you’re going to pay for it. It might throw off your whole budget, and you will have to do some quick adjusting. Even if you live in a country with free health care, not everything is free. You aren’t as likely to …

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Ready to Start a Family? Here’s How to Get Your Finances in Order

So you’ve decided to start a family. Congratulations! Though daunting, the journey toward parenthood is rewarding as well. The exciting start to your family begins now, and there’s a lot to do to prepare for a baby. Read on to learn more about the financial aspects of parenthood that you’ll want to prioritize. 1. Prepare Your Home Foremost, you’ll need an adequate place in which to raise your family. Whether you decide to have one …

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5 Home Maintenance Jobs You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Many people dream of owning their own home one day. However, they don’t realize homeownership comes with more responsibilities than simply paying the bills. It involves making sure important maintenance tasks are taken care of regularly. If not, they could lead to costly problems later. While some homeowners hire people to help them get the jobs done, labor costs can quickly add up. Most basic maintenance tasks are easy to tackle on your own. Discover …

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Saving Money is Easier Than You Think – Try These 5 Proven Methods Today

Taking control of your savings is a great way to get on track financially. There are plenty of options for how to save money and it is important that you find the best way that works for you and your income. You can try just one method of saving or multiple methods. In doing so you can establish a solid savings account to properly manage your finances. 1. Reduce Your Spending I know, I know… …

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Working from Home? Make Every Minute Count with These 5 Time Management Hacks

It’s easy to get sidetracked when you’re working from home. The internet beckons, with Facebook, Twitter, and all kinds of sites out there just waiting to help you waste your time. The endless allure of social media, streaming services, and other online distractions can quickly derail your focus and productivity. But fear not! With a few simple strategies, you can stay on track and make the most of your time, whether you are working from …

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Stop Wasting Your Money! 24 Things You Should Stop Buying Today

Whether you need to cut back on spending to keep up with your bills or you want to save money every month, you need to take a close look at what you buy and what you can do without. By carefully examining your purchases, you can find ways to reduce your monthly expenses and put more money towards the things that truly matter. Here are the 24 things you should stop buying today. Our whole …

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10 Relatable Reasons People Ran Out of New Jobs on Their First Day

I love stumbling on fun questions! Recently, I encountered, “Anyone here who decided to leave their job on the first day? What made you choose to run right away?” I’ll go first. Telemarketing! Like so many others, I was suckered into this when I was fresh out of high school for like 3.5 hours. It was the worst, most demeaning experience in my professional work life. I got up for lunch and never returned. So …

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The Simple 5-Step Plan to Finally Becoming Debt-Free

Are you tired of feeling like you’re stuck in a financial rut? Do you dream of a life where you’re not constantly worrying about money and being in debt? You’re not alone.  This is the case for millions of people. But what if I told you that you could get out of debt in 5 easy steps? Even though it sounds too good to be true, it’s not. There are proven strategies you can use …

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7 Common Myths About Building a Good Credit Score (That Simply Aren’t True)

When you’re looking to improve your credit score, whether it’s to secure a better mortgage deal or simply access funds to get your finances back on track, you’ll be faced with a lot of advice. Unfortunately, not all of this advice is accurate. There are a lot of common misconceptions and myths about what does and doesn’t affect your credit score, as well as how to fix it. Myth 1: You Only Have 1 Credit …

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Together at Last: Tips for Preparing to Move in with Your Partner

So, you and your partner have decided to move in together, a significant milestone in any relationship! You might be apprehensive or perhaps jumping up and down in excitement. Whichever way you might be feeling, thinking things through and considering the important factors of living with your partner will help you tackle this process. You and your significant other should discuss your responsibilities in your new shared space as well as finances, a huge factor …

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4 New Ways to Enjoy Your Garden and Reconnect with Nature

When you first bought or rented a property with a garden you probably imagined lots of lazy afternoons spent relaxing or even hosting many family barbecues with crowds of guests enjoying themselves. But be honest with yourself, how much benefit are you actually getting out of your garden? Life gets in the way of us relaxing so often. When we work to live, it usually ends up being more a case of living for work. …

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