Life Hacks

20 New Ways to Save Money This Year

Mom and girl with a piggy bank

How much money do you have in savings? Most of us would sleep better knowing we had some surplus we could rely on in case of an emergency — like a sick pet or a flat tire.

Most experts recommend having the equivalent of your salary saved by age 30, and 10 times your final salary in savings in order to retire by age 67. But finding extra cash to stash can be a challenge. Here are 20 ways to save money that you probably haven’t tried.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing a Rug for Your House

Living room set with rug

A rug may not be at the top of your shopping priority list, but it can be one of the most important accessories in a room. And there is no better way to cozy up a space than with a plush rug.

If you’re hosting guests for the upcoming holidays, a rug is a nice way to spruce up your living space or guest room. But choosing the right one can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together this list of do’s and don’ts when selecting a rug for your home.

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6 Ideas for Free Fall Fun

Woman playing with leaves in a park in the fall

Doesn’t it seem as if the simplest activities these days cost a fortune? Taking a date to dinner and a movie could set you back $100. Even local high school football games can get expensive when purchasing tickets and concessions for a family of four.

Although budgets are tight this time of year, that doesn’t have to mean less fun for you and your family. We put together this list of ideas to keep your crew entertained this fall — without spending a dime.

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3 Ideas for DIY Upcycled Home Decor

You know the saying: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Well, what if your trash was also your treasure? It can be!

If you have stuff you can’t bear to throw away — a cardboard box, a single bowl left over from a set, a scrap trimmed from a rug pad — you can upcycle it. The following three projects turn those unused items into décor you’ll be proud to display in your home because you made it yourself.

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Declutter Your House: 5 Solutions to Organize the Living Room

Containing clutter is a constant struggle. But the solutions don’t have to cost a lot. And the peace of mind that comes with an organized house? Priceless. So we present a series that shows you how to declutter your house, one room at a time, with budget in mind.

For the next installment, we tackle the living room.

Besides the kitchen, the living room is the most trafficked room in a home. Not only because we gather there, but also because we often pass through it en route to the kitchen or bedrooms. Any room that gets that much foot traffic tends to get messy!

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