07.27.16
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Bottled Water, Filters, Chlorine, and Why I Drink From the Shower

When the water crisis in Flint, Mich., started to gain national attention, I took notice, as did all concerned citizens. I was horrified at the

07.15.16
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How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

What’s more fun than a root canal? Needing one but having no idea how much it will cost. Not only do you have the stress

06.25.16
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23 Low Cost Things You Can Do to Minimize the Expense and Suffering from the Biggest Health Risks

According to the CDC’s 2015 health report, the top ten leading causes of death among Americans are as follows: Heart disease: 614,348 reported deaths in

06.25.16
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Depression, Spending, and Bad Money Behaviors

Can you imagine walking through your entire life… in two feet of water? You’re commuting to work in water, walking up the stairs to your office

06.24.16
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Can Eating More Potatoes Help You Save Money and Lose Weight?

I’m always on the lookout for a good hack. Whether it’s trying butter in my coffee in the morning for sustained energy (didn’t work), writing

06.09.16
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12 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Awful

Some days, I wake up and I absolutely don’t feel like working or doing much of anything. I feel like curling up in a ball

05.19.16
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Seven ‘Cheats’ to Trick Yourself Into Exercising

In a perfect world, we would all eat nine servings of fruits, veggies, and grains every single day. We would grow our own (organic) produce,

05.05.16
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Eight Ways to Make the Most of a Farmers Market

My passion for farmers markets is part of my identity. I mean that literally: I used to fill out online dating profiles that asked me

01.12.16

How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby?

The decision to have a baby is a big one, and one of the least understood aspects of child-rearing is “how much will it cost?”

12.15.15
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How Vitamin Supplements and ‘Super Foods’ Can Devour Your Savings

I struggled with severe gastrointestinal issues for most of my youth. I’m not sure if I was lactose intolerant, sensitive to gluten, nervous, allergic to

12.02.15
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Affordable Health Insurance Options in 2016

Whether you’re self-employed, unemployed, or covered under an employer’s health-care plan, finding affordable health insurance can be a frustrating, time-consuming process. Throw in controversy around

11.12.15
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Affordable Dental Insurance

Do your teeth need some TLC? If you don’t already have coverage through your employer, you may be on the lookout for affordable dental insurance

11.08.15
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The Best Retirement Account You’ve Never Heard Of

If you’ve done any research into saving for retirement, you’ve almost certainly heard of the most commonly recommended retirement accounts: The 401(k). The traditional IRA.

11.05.15
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Want to Stay Healthy This Winter? Get More Sleep

If you want to steer clear of the common cold this winter, a full night’s sleep should be your goal. That advice comes courtesy of

10.07.15

Best Health Insurance Companies in 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare, the individual health-care mandate, health savings accounts, high deductibles — how in the world are you supposed to keep

10.04.15
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17 Vegetarian Recipes to Save Money on Meals

A number of recent studies have proven that eating less meat can be good for your overall health. But did you know that eating less

09.16.15
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Five Ways to Get Your Workout Without a Gym Membership

When my husband and I got home from vacation a few months ago, we were feeling more than a little out-of-shape. It felt as if

09.11.15
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The Best $125 I’ve Ever Spent?

In June of this year, my husband and I decided it was time to make a change. We had just returned from an especially indulgent

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