How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

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Prepare your home for the winter

Keep your home warm and safe this winter by following our comprehensive to-do list before the real cold sets in. 1. Seal your home Give your home a quick run-through, checking for drafts. You can do this by holding a lit candle near the following areas: Windows Doors Vents and fans Plumbing areas Air conditioners Mail chutes Electrical and gas …

6 Times A Bargain Is Not

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When a bargain is no bargain

In the words of writer Franklin Jones, “A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.” And we couldn’t agree more. With the biggest spending season of the year looming ahead, it’s time to brush up on your shopping smarts. This year, give yourself the gift of an intact budget and a credit card balance that …

Ten Tips For Getting Good Automotive Service

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Good automotive service

Consumer Affairs agencies across the country get more complaints about poor auto repair service than almost any other area. Repair services and the skills of mechanics can vary widely. But in addition to selecting a service center wisely (see our tips), using these ten tips can help you get satisfactory results working with automotive service centers and technicians. 1. Educate yourself …

Money Saving Tips To Lower Your Auto And Gas Costs

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Filling tires with air

Gas prices typically fluctuate depending on the season, for example, going up when more people are traveling in the summer. Even a few extra cents a gallon can quickly add up to lots of dollars. But, with some attention to the following tips, you can keep costs to operating your vehicle as low as possible. Saving on gasoline No matter …

Kick Off A Safe And Healthy Summer

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Group of young female and male friends in a group shot, all smiling, laying on sand in the summer and all reaching for a football

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, meaning outdoor time, swimming, picnics and travel. Here are tips to keep your family healthy, happy and far from the ER. Not Looking Forward To Swimsuit Season? If you want to lose weight, says Lisa Lillien of the Hungry Girl website, don’t use crash diets, just make healthy choices. Spend weekend time …