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How to Finish Projects You Start

Starting projects is fun. Finishing them takes discipline.

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Five Handy Home Accessibility Products

One-handed products make life easier.

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The Most Lucrative Trades to Get Certified For

Who says a four-year degree is the only way to get a job?

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How to File Taxes as an Independent Contractor

It's a little more complicated than filing as an employee.

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Contractor Licensing Requirements By State

The rules vary significantly from place to place.

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Why Carhartt Has Been a Favorite Among Workers Since 1889

This family business has made tough gear for over a century.

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10 Ways to Penny Pinch Your Utilities

Small habits add up over time!

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How to Use Zero Based Budgeting

Create automatic habits that grow savings over time.

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7 Budgeting Tools to Get Financially Fit

A few simple habits can make saving easy.

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This Season's Top 10 Pool Accessories for Summer Fun

Summer is also the time to make your pool more inviting by accessorizing with the top 10 must-haves of 2016.

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7 Deals You Can Still Get Even Though Prime Day is Over

We're still watching these items for big discounts.

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9 DIY Lightning Deals to Watch For on Prime Day 2021

Blink and you'll miss these exclusive sales.

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Are You Ready for Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Prime your pump to start saving!

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12 Places Rent is Getting Cheaper

Housing prices are up, but rent is falling in many places.

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Pro Contractors Never Do These 9 Things at Home

These pros know the costs of bad home care.

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4 Ways to Save Money When Moving

Plan ahead and offload things you don't need.

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10 Things Your Home Inspector Might Have Missed

Know what they know and what they don't.

Our Favorite IKEA Hacks

Flip an inexpensive item into a prestige piece.

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7 Budget Hacks that Do More Harm than Good

Skimping up front may cost more in the end.

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Downsizing in the New Year

Clear things out a bit to start fresh.

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7 Cheap Places to Buy a House

It might be more in reach than you think.

8 Ways to Save Money During the Winter

Minimize your spending on energy, gifts, and entertainment.

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Where to Find 2020 Black Friday DIY Deals

More bargains than ever will be online this year.

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These 16 Home Hacks Will Save You $6,000 a Year

On their own, these habits are basic, but they add up fast.

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10 Cost Effective DIY Projects

These simple undertakings deliver outsized results.

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10 Things to Do Before You Turn the Heat on in Your Home

Get your home cozy without adding any unnecessary expense.

10 DIY Hacks You've Probably Never Tried

These tricks can make your projects cheaper and easier.

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How to Change Your Scooter Tires

They're tough, but even they get busted from time to time.

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How to Deal with an HOA

They offer big benefits, but their bylaws can be tricky.

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Navigating Laws Before Going Off Grid

Even outside of traditional communities, some laws apply.

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DIY Laws and Codes You Don't Want to Break

You can't avoid essential safety features.

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How COVID is Changing DIY

The tough environment has brought crafters closer together.

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How to Budget for DIY Projects

Don't let the price get out of hand by forgetting to plan.

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Money Saving Challenge: A Saving Plan That Works

This four step guide can increase your financial freedom.