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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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How to Get More Energy During the Day

How to Fight Fatigue During the Day

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The first Monday of Daylight Saving Time proves to be the hardest. Many wake up tired and wish they had a way to get more energy. As much as we want to blame the time shift, it's not the only reason we're sluggish. When it all comes down to it, our actions affect the way we feel a lot more than we know. Fight fatigue all day with these tips. What causes fatigue? Were you aware that factors like processed food, stress, or dehydration can induce fatigue? There's not a one-size-fits-all solution, but rather, six main contributing factors could be...
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$12,000 will get you a Parking Pass at the NCAA Tournament

$12,000 Will Get You a Parking Pass at the NCAA Tournament

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March Madness is all the buzz, and tickets are selling fast. Right now, the closest club-level National Championship seat costs over $4,000. What's even more interesting is that NCAA Tournament ticket costs do not include parking. If you want to know how expensive the experience can get, we have some figures below.  NCAA Tournament suite prices range from $75,000 to $125,000 Previous years offered private suites to view the NCAA Men's Final Four at a range of $75,000 to $125,000. The price included tickets to all Semifinal games as well as the Championship game. If you'd like to know the...
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Disinfecting Cash to Prevent Viral Spreads

Disinfecting Cash to Prevent COVID-19

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If you research ways to prevent viral infections, the first tip you will read includes thoroughly washing your hands. Infectious diseases spread quickly, mainly because of improper hand washing. What's another way to combat germs? The Chinese government believes the answer lies in disinfecting cash. How dirty is money? In a 2017 study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers tested dollar bills from a bank in New York City. The swabs picked up hundreds of microorganisms. Most of the germs related to non-life-threating issues such as acne, however, they found other cringy items as well. Disinfecting cash may not be...
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How the Valentine's Day Industry Became so Luxurious

The History Of Valentine’s Day Commodities

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You can't explain the complex Valentine's Day industry without statistics. First, an exchange of 180 million Valentine's Day cards happens every year. Second, growers produce approximately 224 million roses for the holiday. But, do the traditional items of cards, flowers, and candy count as love? And when did the Valentine's Day industry become so luxurious? In this article, we aim to take a closer look. Continue reading for more V-Day facts and figures. United States Valentine's Day sales 2020 Valentine’s Day sales in the United States will reach over 27 billion dollars this year. For the shopping industry, the spending...
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Reasons You Should Avoid a Friendship Loan

Reasons You Should Avoid a Friendship Loan

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We all want to be good friends. However, agreeing to a friendship loan usually comes with a slew of problems. Below are five reasons to decline when your friend asks for a loan. 1. Lending money to a friend could damage your relationship. Lending money to a friend could damage the friendship if the loan proves to be unsuccessful. The same goes for cosigning. Once you become contractually involved, any friendship loan that goes bad will be your responsibility. After lending cash to a friend or family member, 21% say their relationship with the borrower failed. It's a sad statistic, and...
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