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If you are entertaining the idea of working from home, you may they think of how it will save you money. It’s possible to anticipate saving money from no longer driving, parking or taking public transportation to and from work. The money spent on occasionally going out to lunch can now be saved. There could be costs associated with working from home you may not have anticipated. Office Supplies When working in an office, you will have easy access to a wealth of office supplies. This changes drastically when you work at home. When a person works from home, the…

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Mother’s Day is a time to show your mom an extra bit of appreciation for all she has done to raise and support you. While you should probably show your love all year, a nice gift or special treat is always a welcome addition. Spending a ton of money may not be an option in your budget, but you can find some really nice gifts for under $20 when you take some time to put the effort in. Here are ten great ideas to think about: 1. Potted Plants Potted plants bring joy and greenery into the Spring season. Some…

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Celebrating mom is something that you should do every day, but when Mother’s Day comes around, it’s time to really pull out all the stops. Even if you can’t afford to spend much money on a gift, there are plenty of other creative and meaningful ways for you to show mom just how special she is. Here are just a few of the ways you can show mom how much she means to you this Mother’s Day. 1. Make Her “Pampering Coupons” These can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. No matter how much your mom loves you,…

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Planning any event can take a lot of your time, cost a lot, and just plain be a hassle. Food, drinks and entertainment are just some of the concerns involved in planning a party. Whether you’re throwing a birthday party for your child or just having a casual dinner party with friends, there are a few key steps you can follow that will help to make planning easier and make sure things go smoothly. Here are 6 tips you can follow help make your next party a hit. 1. Pick a Theme Centering your event around a focused theme is…

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When most people think of summer, the first thing to come to mind is usually a vacation somewhere. Taking one of these trips can be rather expensive, especially as those trips add up over time. There is not any need to take a trip somewhere every summer, though. Staycations, therefore, are becoming more popular. Going somewhere close to home or even just staying at home are great ways to have fun while saving some money. Just like any vacation, though, this one needs to be planned out ahead of time to promote creating memories as much as possible during the…

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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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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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