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8 Smart Ways to Use Tennis Balls Around the House

on April 5, 2024

These tips are so practical that you might want to go out and buy some tennis balls if you don’t have any on hand.

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10 of the Worst Foods for Your Heart

on March 30, 2024

Plenty of evidence points to these being particularly risky for heart health.

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11 Things Plumbers Would Never Put in a Garbage Disposal

on March 4, 2024

It’s easy to do things without thinking, but that can cost you later.

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9 of the Best Freebies You Can Find Online

on January 8, 2024

The internet can save you untold amounts of cash if you know where to look.

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5 Things You Should Know About Nursing Homes

on December 5, 2023

Choosing a place for a loved one to live and receive specialized care isn’t easy, but being prepared helps.

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7 Guilty Pleasures That Are Draining Your Bank Account

on December 5, 2023

It’s just a dollar here, a dollar there — until it’s not.

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18 of America’s Best Small Towns to Retire In

and on October 2, 2023

Whether you want scenic views, lower costs or simply a slower pace in your golden years, small-town living has a lot going for it.

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7 Things You Should Never Throw in the Trash

on August 18, 2023

Here’s how to dispose of these items the responsible way.

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9 Signs Your Retirement Is on Track

on August 9, 2023

Here’s how you know if you’ll be ready to retire one day.

5 Things You Might Want to Avoid at Ikea

on June 5, 2023

Sometimes, it’s worth spending a little more.

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6 Things You Shouldn’t Put in a Clothes Dryer

on April 5, 2023

You could cause expensive damage to your machine or create a fire hazard.

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7 Things You Shouldn’t Clean in a Washing Machine

on March 27, 2023

You might ruin them — or worse, your washer.

Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire
8 Great Places to Retire in New England

on March 15, 2023

There are pockets of affordability in this beautiful region.

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8 Ways to Cash In on Gift Cards You Don’t Want

on March 7, 2023

Make your forgotten and undesired plastic into something useful.

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11 States With Lower Tax Rates This Year — and 1 With Higher Rates

on February 28, 2023

The reduced income tax rates kick in with the 2023 tax year.

Hacker on the phone and computer using stolen data
Here’s What Hackers Can Do With Your Social Security Number

on October 25, 2022

Your number can be stolen through no fault of your own, with dire consequences.

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6 Things Scammers Do With Your Cellphone Number

on October 17, 2022

Calling to rip you off is only the beginning.

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9 Clever Ways to Hide Valuables Around the House

on September 21, 2022

The days of hiding money beneath the mattress are long gone.

Woman upcyling denim jeans
8 Surprising Things You Can Upcycle

on July 27, 2022

You can end up with some pretty cool stuff that makes you proud of your ingenuity while keeping waste out of landfills.

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