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  • The Pros and Cons of Tiny Homes

    The Pros and Cons of Tiny Homes

    It seems like everyone is building tiny homes these days – just have a look at Tiny House Nation, or any number of tiny house documentaries. They are being touted as eco-friendly, minimalist,...

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  • Create a HouseHold Budget – Step by Step

    Create a HouseHold Budget – Step by Step

    It’s inevitable: as your family grows, so do your expenses. More groceries, school supplies, extracurricular activities for the kids, and family trips can add up to a significant chunk of change....

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  • The Millennial’s Guide To Philadelphia

    The Millennial’s Guide To Philadelphia

    If you’ve spent a casual Saturday afternoon roaming about the city of Philadelphia, you won’t be surprised to hear that between 2006-2012 the population of 25 to 34 year olds increased by 100,000,...

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  • The Best Crossfit Gyms In Washington DC

    The Best Crossfit Gyms In Washington DC

    When moving to a new city means leaving your CrossFit community behind, the heart pangs can be intense. Where are you going to get your WOD (Workout of the Day) in your new area? We’ve got you...

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  • To Eat Out or to Uber Eats

    To Eat Out or to Uber Eats

    How much time have you spent debating whether to eat out or order in? If you’re new to the city or neighborhood, probably a significant amount. If you’re merely stricken by indecision, good luck....

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  • Top 10 Yoga Studios to Check Out in Boston

    Top 10 Yoga Studios to Check Out in Boston

    With so many yoga studios in the Boston Metro area, how is a practitioner to choose? Whether you’re new to the area and trying to find your new home studio or you’re looking to try something new,...

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  • How and Where to Dine on a Budget in Atlanta

    How and Where to Dine on a Budget in Atlanta

    It’s true: Atlanta is a hot destination right now. With an incredible music scene, a significant number of Fortune 100, 500, and 1000 companies headquartered there, and more than a handful of...

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  • How to Write The Best CV for Your First Dream Job

    How to Write The Best CV for Your First Dream Job

    Writing your first CV can feel beyond daunting. Yes, there are examples on the internet. Yes, you learned the basic structure and got some templates from the career center. Yes, you have...

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  • The Cost of Living in Reno, NV

    The Cost of Living in Reno, NV

    Although the reputation of Reno, Nevada, is quite entangled with its role as the gambling and entertainment hub of the desert, it also has a whole lot more to offer its residents year round. The...

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  • 7 Tips for Pest Proofing Your Home Before Move-In

    7 Tips for Pest Proofing Your Home Before Move-In

    Mice, termites, and other creepy-crawlies have no place in your new home, so it’s best to take steps to pest-proof your house before you move in. Whether it’s closing off their entry points or...

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  • The Cost of Living in New Orleans, LA

    The Cost of Living in New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans, Louisiana: the home of Mardi Gras, Cajun culture, festival culture, and balmy, warm weather all the time. Whether you’re moving to escape the cold or to become part of the year-found...

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Home to Show

    The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Home to Show

    Preparing your home to show to potential buyers can feel stressful. You want it to look lived in but not too lived in, and then there’s the daily stress of not knowing when the realtor is going to...

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  • The Cost of Living in Kansas City, KS

    The Cost of Living in Kansas City, KS

    Smack in the middle of America’s Heartland and surrounded by farmlands, Kansas City, KS, is full of rich history, friendly folks, and all the farm-fresh foods you need. And yes, it is in Kansas,...

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  • 7 Ways to De-Stress After Your Move

    7 Ways to De-Stress After Your Move

    Many people consider moving a stressful event, even an ordeal. This is true even if the whole process goes smoothly – the packing, truck rental, unpacking, settling in, etc. The fact is, the act...

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  • The Cost of Living in Raleigh, NC

    The Cost of Living in Raleigh, NC

    These days it seems everyone is looking for the amenities of city living while maintaining that small-town feel. They want to run into folks they know at the coffee shop and become a “regular” at...

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  • Tips for Finding a New Gym or Group Fitness Class

    Tips for Finding a New Gym or Group Fitness Class

    If you’ve just moved, hitting the gym or joining a group fitness class can be a great opportunity to de-stress and disconnect from the pressures of unpacking and settling in. If you attended...

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  • The Cost of Living in Minneapolis, MN

    The Cost of Living in Minneapolis, MN

    If you’re longing for wild expanses of forests and lakes, cold winters with lots of snow, and some of the friendliest folks you’ll ever meet, Minneapolis, Minnesota, has all that and more. Now...

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  • Best Places to Eat in Anchorage

    Best Places to Eat in Anchorage

    When you think of Anchorage, Alaska, the first thing that comes to mind is probably something like “cold,” “fish”, or “skiing.” You may not necessarily think of a city that has great restaurants....

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  • How to Detox Your New Home Before Moving In

    How to Detox Your New Home Before Moving In

    Moving into a new home is exciting, no doubt – but it can mean that you’re in for some unexpected and unwanted surprises as you and your family settle in. Lead paint, hidden mold, or other toxins...

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  • 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Rental on a Budget

    10 Ways to Upgrade Your Rental on a Budget

    There are a lot of reasons why renting is an ideal way to go when it comes to finding housing. Maybe you prefer the flexibility of not having a mortgage, or the freedom of not needing to worry...

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