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how to sublet

In Boston the subletting season is upon us. This is when the college students in the area flock to their hometowns or to new cities for internships and summer jobs, or to new countries on study abroad trips and sublet their apartments for the summer months. A sublet contract is an agreement between a tenant [...]

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spring cleaning tips

Spring is a time to start fresh, whether it’s financially, professionally, or personally. Before you can get your financial house in order or reach other personal goals, it’s important to get your home in order. Getting organized is often the first step in reaching any goal. Enter the annual spring cleaning tradition. Follow these tips [...]

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reuse recycle water

Last week you may have read our review of a particular episode of TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates (find it here). That clip focused on an extreme way to save money on water. While I don’t think I can get on board with their methods, I can certainly understand their goal. Save money, reduce waste. These are good [...]

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Extreme Cheapskates TLC

Extreme Cheapskates is, well, extreme. It’s designed for entertainment value and to keep the audience engaged by showing how insane some people can be by trying to be frugal. The people on the show will risk public embarrassment and the judgment of others just to save a few pennies and avoid debt. Here is one [...]

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no heat

Today is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day! So, let’s talk about the number one energy cost in winter… heat. No one wants to be cold in their own home. But no one wants to spend a lot of money on their heat and energy bills either. So how do you find the balance between [...]

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tuesday tip

Most of the country is in a deep freeze at the moment. Here in New England, we’re looking at temperatures in the teens, and we were hit by a Nor’easter last week. If your town is above freezing right now, you’re in the minority. Heck, the Midwest has temperatures below zero today! Winter has only [...]

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home-insurance

The following is a guest post from Frank Addessi of The Simple Dollar. You unlock your door and beyond is another dimension, a dimension of sight and sound. Imagine your worst fear: thousands or tens of thousands of dollars of damage to your home, and the friendly man in the plaid sport coat is saying, [...]

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Tuesday Tip: Declutter

by Albie D on August 13, 2013

clutter

Sentimentality can be a powerful thing.  It leads you to hold onto certain items, sometimes to your own detriment.  These things can take up space, time, and cause stress when it comes time to clean up the house.  People can grow attached to just about anything… clothing, collectibles, furniture, electronics, books, and on and on. [...]

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spray

If you’ve ever walked down the cleaning product aisle at your local supermarket, then you’ve surely seen the dozens of products that are available.  It can be overwhelming. There are so many different brands that do the same thing, whether it’s cleaning fabrics, windows, furniture, tile, metal, or wood.  It’s hard enough just deciding which [...]

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ice

Last week’s heat wave brought me back to the summer that I lived in Delaware between junior and senior year of college. I remember moving in to the house that summer on an uncomfortably hot day. Lugging bins of books, clothing, furniture and all the college essentials from a storage unit across town to the [...]

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