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The title of this post is a pretty broad statement, and it can also be difficult to follow that creed at all times. Sometimes we want something more, something a little bigger, better, nicer. Our advice, however, is to think about what you actually need now, and what you will need in the future before [...]

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It happens all the time. You enter a deal with your local cable provider and lock in a price for one or two years. It’s usually a pretty good deal for a while. Maybe you get some free movie channels thrown in. Then, down the line, the day comes and your bill makes a sudden [...]

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Phone bills are a vital part of our utility bills, and data usage can cost quite a bit more on top of the cost of the phone. If you are trying to manage credit card debt, every cent counts — switching to a cheaper data plan might be the right choice for you. There are a [...]

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Home makeovers and redecorating can be both daunting and expensive. Whether it’s new paint, new furniture, new floors, or just some updated decor, a home makeover project can become expensive or time consuming or both. If you’re like many struggling consumers today,  you might need all of your extra money to pay off debts or other [...]

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solar power

Tomorrow is the summer solstice, or the longest day of the year. With all of that extra sunshine, it might be a good idea to think about solar power, as well as solar power’s pros and cons. Many homeowners are starting to make the conversion to solar power, which relies on the sun’s energy to [...]

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Want to curb the costs of cleaning and maintaining your home? You might be able to get yourself some free cleaning supplies and free paint at your local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility. When you have some extra hazardous waste (like oil-based paint, kitchen cleaners, grout, tile sealant, and detergent), you don’t just just throw [...]

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Today is Arbor Day, a day that celebrates the trees and planting of trees. In celebration, many groups and individuals come together to plant and care for their trees. Trees have been a long-important natural resource for Americans. They’re a key part of our parks, forests, and agriculture. Did you know that the planting of [...]

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We’ve given you financial spring cleaning tips, actual spring cleaning tips, but what about spring cleaning your files? Part of being financially literate and responsible is knowing where your important files and financial records are at all times, and being able to access them. The best way to do this is to make sure your [...]

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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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