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Six Hidden Gems of Cape Coral Fun

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You don’t have to wonder far to have fun. Throw on your fanny pack and play tourist for the day in your hometown. As an example, we’ll use the beautiful Cape Coral as our playground. Step 1: Sit down and make a list of fun activities you’d like to check out. Some ideas are below! Step 2: Map out each activity to determine the best time and route to take the night before your adventure. Step 3: Fuel up the vehicle! No one wants to ruin a fun day running on empty. Now you’re ready to explore the unknown. In...
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Going Green At Home In 4 Easy Steps

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Green is the new black! Well, at least in the sense of becoming more environmentally friendly. It may not be the most popular color on the runway—black still holds the most fashionable title—but green IS trending when it comes to lifestyle choices. Most people, when polled, agree that we need to be more aware of our impact on Earth. We all know the classic 3 R’s of going green at home: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse. It was a fun chant back elementary school! There’s even a new “R” now: Rethink. The problem lies in the action. It’s overwhelming to face a...
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Secret Airbnb Booking Tips That Will Save You Money

Clever Airbnb Booking Tips That Will Save You Money

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Winter is just a few months away, and it's time to think about how you will spend your holiday. For some, the December break calls for a quiet trip to the mountains. For others, they prefer traveling closer to the equator for year-round fun in the sun. Regardless of what your final choice is, use these secret Airbnb booking tips to save serious cash. Airbnb introduces enhanced cleaning protocols A recent press release from Airbnb describes changes to rental cleaning requirements. The increased efforts vow to keep vacationers safe and offer consumers more for their money, such as private kitchens and...
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Cut Monthly Expenses with 6 Simple Tricks

Creative Ways To Cut Monthly Expenses

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It's a common desire to want flexibility within our budgets. Households all across the United States either want to increase their intake, cut monthly expenses, or in best-case scenarios, both. What if we told you that a slight change in behavior would go a long way? How's an extra $1200 left in your budget every year sound?  What mastering the "latte factor" does for your budget As we begin this article, we'll get the most obvious way to cut monthly expenses out into the open. The "latte factor" regards to the appeal presented by drive-thru coffee. As mentioned before, skipping...
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Help Your Teen Establish Good Credit

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If you think showing your teenager how to balance a checkbook is hard…try explaining how to maintain good credit! Ah, the joys of adulting. Many adults don’t quite understand the intricacies of the credit system. So, the idea of breaking it down where a teenager can grasp the intricacies is laughable. Yet, it must be done! Otherwise, your impressionable teen may fall into a very expensive trap when they turn 18. As of 2018, the average American carries around $90,000 in debt (1). Of that debt, the average credit card debt is around $6,849 (2). Yikes! That’s not even taken...
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Fun For Free (Or Close To It)

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun. In fact, some of the most memorable moments are free! Finding time to have fun, and spending time with our loved ones, is important for so many reasons. Improved health, increased productivity, and overall life satisfaction. Yet, we tend not to prioritize it. Sometimes, the reason is a tight budget. Let’s nip that excuse in the bud now. Here are some great ways to have fun for free, or close to it! Here are just a few fun ideas on a tight budget: A water gun fight in your own...
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Five Creative Ideas to Make Some Extra Cash

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How would you like a little extra cash? If you’re shaking your head yes, then you should keep reading! Most people would enjoy making a little spending money on the side. Throw in a stressful, challenging crisis, and the idea becomes almost a necessity. Good news! There are TONS of great ways to pad your budget. Even better, it doesn’t involve digging through your couch cushions—not that we’re saying that’s a bad idea. Here are a few ideas you can try: 1. Become an affiliate marketer. It’s NOT as hard as it sounds. When you find a cool product, you...
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The Top Ten Most Affordable Home Improvement Projects

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So, you’re feeling inspired by Chip and Joanna, huh? Nice! Home improvement can be fun…or a total nightmare…depending on how you approach it. We’ve all been enchanted by the adorable duo and their magical way of making home improvement look easy—and even entertaining! The side we don’t see as much is the stress, budgeting, and failures. The great news is it CAN be a wonderful, rewarding process. As long as you have a plan, a realistic budget, and the right team backing you up. Your team includes trusted contractors, your bank if a loan is required, and a trusted realtor...
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The Pros and Cons of RV Travel

The Pros and Cons of RV Travel

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The summer season often includes expectations of exploring the outdoors. Jumping into a fresh spring in the middle of a hot day can feel like a dream come true. Owning a recreational vehicle makes staying at a campsite easier in some ways, yet there are still many things to consider. What are the pros and cons of RV travel? Below is a comprehensive guide to owning a #homeonwheels.  What kind of RV should I buy? Step one of RV travel includes knowing which RV you should choose. Most first-timers start by renting a camping trailer to get a feel for...
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How to Exercise at Home and Stay Active

How to Exercise at Home and Stay Active

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If you’re unable to go to the gym, there are still plenty of ways to stay active. In this article, we’ll give you simple methods to exercise at home, all without bulky equipment. As a precaution, make sure you are clear to participate in any new exercise programs before beginning. Why exercise is important As part of a healthy lifestyle, doctors recommended exercising two to three times a week. Exercise helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and aids in the maintenance of a healthy weight. Furthermore, regular exercise decreases a person's risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood...
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