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Creating a Productive Morning Routine

Let’s be real; we’re not all morning people. Most of us wake up feeling groggy, unorganized, and rushed. Wouldn’t it be great to actually enjoy your mornings by building on a routine? I used to be the queen of pressing snooze until one day I got tired of just rolling out of bed and feeling frustrated for the rest of the day. Yes, it feels good to sleep in that extra 15 minutes, but what if you did something productive with that 15 minutes that could change the entire course of your day?

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Watch Out for These 8 Hidden Homebuying Costs

Purchasing a new home can be exciting and daunting all at the same time. For many of us, buying a home is the most significant investment of our lives—but that doesn’t mean it’s not financially complicated, especially for first-time homebuyers! Knowing what to expect in the homebuying process will help you prepare a realistic budget and not get blindsided by unexpected expenses. If you are considering buying a new home, here are eight hidden homebuying costs that you’ll want to be aware of:

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A First- Apartment Checklist

You found your dream apartment and signed the lease. Congratulations! It’s time to move into your first apartment—what an exciting journey it will be. While you might be ready to jump head-first into your new place, you'll need some essentials to start your journey off right. There are a lot of items you need for your apartment. Let’s walk through the basics of what you will need to crush your first apartment move.

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Tips for Talking to Your Loved Ones About Life Insurance

There’s really no getting around it—discussing life insurance with loved ones can be uncomfortable. Unfortunately, with the coronavirus pandemic tearing through the country and the number of worldwide deaths approaching one million, it’s more important than ever to discuss life insurance options with your family members—especially if do not have coverage today.

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6 Low- Maintenance Plants for Your Home Garden

The social distancing orders put in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19 have a lot of us going stir crazy in our homes this year. From learning to make sourdough starter, to playing classic board games with the family, to tackling home improvement projects—people across the country are exploring new healthy hobbies to help them pass the extra time at home.

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Escape the Coronavirus Craze This Summer on an RV Trip

The cancellation of concerts, sporting events, and large gatherings in 2020 has created a lot of time to kill, and with kids being out of school and many parents working from home, most of us have been filling the hours with Netflix binges. While the large-scale closures and limited plane travel this year may have thrown a wrench in your vacation plans, there are still ways to get out and enjoy some time away this summer.

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Plan Proactively with These 4 Critical End-of-Life Documents

I’m sure when you woke up this morning, death was not something that crossed your mind. To think about “the end” is not how most people start their days, but unfortunately, the actions that should take place after the inevitable is something that really ought be carefully planned out. Stop for a moment and think to yourself who would bear the burden if you were to die today. Are there certain responsibilities that your loved ones would suddenly have to take over?

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Give Your Home a Summer Refresh

When it comes to decorating our homes, some of us are like kids in a candy store, while others may shy away from the task. It certainly can be overwhelming and time-consuming, but with a little planning, some thorough research, and careful budgeting, you can give your home a decorative summer refresh in a few simple, cost-effective steps.

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4 Ways to Avoid Charity Scams

It’s a great thing to want to help others, and making donations to charity is one great way to aid people in need. Giving to charity can bring about numerous benefits for causes and the people and places they benefit, but just like many things in life, donors should consider risk before giving. Scammers and unscrupulous groups use proven methods and continuously seek new ways to trick those interested in donating to charity. Attackers continue to race to the bottom.

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Staying Connected in Disconnected Times

It’s fair to say that we’re living in strange times. And as we all attempt to adjust to our new normal, some things are tougher than others to get used to. One aspect of life that many of us miss the most is the ability to spend time with friends and family members that we’re separated from during quarantine. Temporarily gone are the days of after-work happy hours with friends, visiting your grandma at her retirement home, playing a weekly basketball game with your buddies at the gym, and sitting with friends at the park as your kids have a playdate.

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