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Dyeing eggs has been an Easter tradition for years. While it can be a lot of fun to use the tradition methods, sometimes you want to spice it up and find new ways to make even more designs on your Easter eggs. Here are seven alternative ways for decorating your eggs this year. Most of these are so easy even the kids can do it with you. 1. Marker Eggs One of the simplest alternatives to the traditional dye is doodling on your hardboiled eggs with permanent markers. By using markers, each egg has your own personal touch. Rather than…

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There are many reasons why you might be having an appraiser coming out to your home. You might be thinking about refinancing, for example, or you could be thinking about putting your home on the market. Regardless of why you are having someone come out to appraise your home, you probably want to make sure that your home appraises for the highest amount possible, and you probably also want the process to go smoothly. Luckily, following these tips can help you be prepared for the appraiser’s visit. Get Rid of Clutter First of all, you’ll want to get rid of…

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Budgeting may not be fun, but it can help you achieve your financial goals and build up your savings rather than wondering where your money went at the end of the month. Unfortunately, a recent Gallup poll found that just one-third of Americans prepare a budget every month. If you do budget, there’s also a good chance you’re forgetting to take all of your spending into account. Want a budget that actually works for you? Here are many common items that people tend to forget to include in their budget. Car Maintenance Don’t wait for emergency car repairs to destroy…

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Allergies vary in severity, but most people will agree that they are annoying. At the moment, researchers believe that about 50 million Americans suffer from some kind of allergy. This means the issue is common, and it also means that people need relief. Sure, talking to your doctor may help, but sometimes you might want some home remedies, which is where the following tips can help. Change Your Filters One of the easiest things to do is to change air conditioner filters or furnace filters. These filters are designed to keep pollen and other types of air particles from coming…

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If you are like most taxpayers, you may pay a small fortune to the IRS each year through income taxes. A heavy tax burden can be difficult for individuals and families to bear, and you understandably want to decrease this burden as much as possible so that you keep more of your hard-earned money in your own bank account. The good news is that there are numerous tax deductions available that can help you to save money on taxes. You may already be using common tax deductions, but learning more about hidden or commonly overlooked deductions can help you to…

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You may have found your dream house, but is it located in your dream neighborhood? The location your potential new home is in is just as important as the house. Too many people have made the mistake of ignoring the neighborhood their new home is in. This could lead to regret lasting years and years. Avoid these mistakes and know what to look for when considering a new home. Here is a handy list of nine factors to consider when choosing a neighborhood. 1. Your Neighbors Always check out your new potential neighbors when considering buy a new home. They…

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Spring is right around the corner and it’s a great time to have a garage sale because the weather is beautiful. Not to mention, many people like to do some Spring Cleaning which lends itself to clearing out items you no longer need or want. A garage sale is an excellent way to purge some of your things and end up with some extra cash in your pocketbook. A successful garage sale will take more than just putting a price sticker on each of your items and setting them out in your driveway. Planning and organization should be on the…

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Tax Season officially began January 23rd. For most people, tax season can be a stressful time spent gathering documents and working to prepare their tax returns as accurately as possible. There are several changes that have occurred that may affect your 2017 tax return. By being aware of the challenges that may occur, you may be better prepared to handle them. Deadline Changes In 2017, individual taxpayers must file their income tax returns by April 18th instead of April 15th. The due date is April 18, 2017, because April 15, 2017, falls on a Saturday which would normally result in…

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Everyone is trying to land the next big idea today. It doesn’t matter what type of business you’re looking at, there are plenty of people who are trying to work their way in. One of the most prohibitive things about starting up a new business, of course, is raising enough money to get your business off of the ground. Well, we’re here to say that that whole process is totally unnecessary. In fact, you can get a business started with as little as $50. That’s the best way to get your business going, as you won’t need to take out…

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You’ve probably heard a few anecdotal tips for keeping cut flowers looking beautiful, but could a weird trick like adding a penny or an aspirin to the vase really work? There are a few proven ideas for keeping homegrown and store-bought bouquets looking great. Preparation When a plant is cut, the stem absorbs air. This embolism or air pocket prevents water from being absorbed. That’s why it’s so important to cut the stems before arranging the bouquet. Remove at least one inch, and cut on an angle to increase the surface area and to prevent the bottom from resting directly…

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