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10 Great Reasons to Get a Free Library Card

Public libraries are best known for providing access to free books, but did you know that today’s libraries have so much more to offer than just books? Many libraries across the country now double as art galleries, learning centers and concert venues — all of which are completely free for the public. Is your wallet …

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10 Savvy Ways to Repurpose Tea Bags

Herbal teas can be calming and soothing, while green, white and black teas are loaded with antioxidants that lend to good overall health. You may already know about the amazing health benefits of tea, but did you know that tea bags can be used for cleaning, deodorizing, beauty and more? Here are 10 smart, savvy …

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4 Ways to Tell if Apples Are Ready to Pick

It’s autumn, which means it’s apple season! If you have an apple tree, your apples might be ready. But, different varieties of apples ripen at different times. So just because your neighbors are picking their tree doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s time for you to do the same. Some types of apples won’t be ready …

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5 Reasons to Maintain Your Love-Hate Relationship With Walmart

Ask most people what they think about Walmart and they’ll tell you they have a love-hate relationship with America’s most popular retail superstore. Some admit they hate their crowds and long lines, while others hate having to walk too far around the enormous superstore to find things they need. While everyone has their own gripes about …

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6 Mild Halloween Movies to Catch This October

Are you ready for some mild Halloween movies that won’t leave you with any nightmares? This list of six films is especially for you. These films are mild on the spook factor, but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. They’re the perfect movies to watch this October. So pop yourself some popcorn and sit …

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6 Tips for Fall Decorating on a Budget

Are you decorating for autumn? If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the season without spending a lot of cash, here are six tips for you. Each of these are seasonal ideas, meaning you won’t have to replace your decorations between Halloween and Thanksgiving. 1. Use Seasonal Candles You can pick up inexpensive candles in …

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Skip the Name Brand on These Items and Save Money!

Generic products, or store branded products, first came onto the market strongly during the recession of the early 1980s. Because of economic pressure in the middle class, retailers responded by offering generic labeling of popular items at cheaper prices. It’s been known by savvy buyers ever since that generics are usually as good as, or …

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How To Throw a Great Party on a Budget

Life is all about connection with other people, right? And, what good is life without parties? Clubbing, hanging at the local hotspot, and going out for dinner and a movie are all good in turn, but mixing it up with people you like, and throwing in a few new personalities is a ton more rewarding. …

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6 Frugal Lunches that Actually Taste Good

  Keeping your meal costs low means you’ll be handing over less of your money to the grocery store. If you’re in need of some frugal lunches to add to your meal plan, give these ideas a try. Not only are they inexpensive, they’re also tasty. They can be prepared ahead of time and reheated, …

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5 Simple Snacks You Can Make from Scratch

When you’re hit by a case of the munchies between meals, a snack is often the cure. But, prepackaged, processed snacks cost a lot of money. Here are five simple snack recipes you can create from basic pantry ingredients. Give them a try; they’re an amazing way to curb your appetite until the next meal …

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