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5 Cheap Family Vacation Destinations in Pennsylvania

Portrait of family of travelers on summer vacation

Summer is coming, which means it’s time to hit the road on a family vacation. Your vacation can be great without breaking the bank. And if you’re heading to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, well, there’s so much in store for you. Here is a list of the 5 best places to visit in PA for a family vacation that will ... Read More »

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage vs. a Fixed-Rate

ARM vs fixed

If you’re in the market for a home loan, you may be wondering about the difference between an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) and a fixed-rate mortgage. In an ARM, the interest rate adjusts periodically, depending on the direction of interest rates. ARM interest rates are typically low for the initial period. After that, they go up or down, depending on the ... Read More »

How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

Retirement for freelancers and the self-employed

We quit working our day jobs several years ago to pursue the dream of writing and working on this blog full-time — however, we also do several other freelance contract jobs, such as writing for companies, freelance construction work and more. Most employers offer a contribution match to their 401(k) plan to help employees plan for retirement, and that is ... Read More »

Financial Planning for Twenty Somethings

Financial planning for when you're in your 20s

Your twenties are an exciting time for many reasons. You graduate from college and enter the real world. You get your first job. You are likely on your own in an apartment for the first time. No parents. No roommates. You may develop a relationship with a significant other and get married. It’s also exciting because you set your own, ... Read More »

4 Must-Know Hacks to Renovate Your Bathroom on a Budget

DIY Home Health Bathroom Remodel on a Budget

Is your bathroom in dire need of a pick-me-up? Bathrooms and kitchens are notorious, money-sucking renovations for a home. However, this post will share a few secrets to redoing a small bathroom on a budget. Alicia from DIY Home & Health recently did a bathroom renovation that only cost around $150 and in the post below she’s going to reveal ... Read More »

How to Make Delicious and Easy Fruit Pizza

dessert pizza

Everyone has their own way of marking the true beginning of summer. Some go by the official calendar date. Maybe you mark it from the first dip in the pool or the first 80-degree day. Me? I know summer is really here when I can relax on the porch with a good group of friends, a rousing game of Settlers ... Read More »

6 Steps to Detoxing Your Life and Your Home

Today, we have a special guest whom we asked to come write about detoxing your home. Marla Gates is the owner of http://www.organic4greenlivings.com. Marla has dealt with MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) for over 20 years. She has gained much knowledge on natural healing and living green in all aspects of life. Her goal and passion is to help educate others about alternatives solutions ... Read More »

45 Subscription Boxes You Need to Discover

Graze Subscription Box

As a homeowner, you understand the struggle for balance. Between work, family activities and the general busyness of life, finding a way to add in a little convenience is always a positive. One way I’ve found to simplify my life while adding some fun surprises to my day is through subscription boxes. Available in multiple forms – from health and beauty items to kids toys to ... Read More »

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