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How To: Caring for Your Winter Lawn

With so many people moving to the Valley from the Midwest and East Coast, it’s no surprise these transplants crave the look of the lush, green lawn they remember from their hometowns. But putting in a lawn and keeping it green in the Sonoran Desert takes some extra work, including the annual ritual of planting a winter lawn.

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Summer Fun on a Budget

Looking for some fun things to do this summer, without blowing your budget?
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Meal Prep - Tips to Getting Started

Planning and prepping your meals in advance – popular with the health and fitness crowd – is a simple way to save time and money each month ...
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The New, Flexible Way to Budget

Some people feel constricted trying to follow a budget. Keeping cash in separate envelopes makes them feel like they can’t have a life.
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10 Restaurant Hacks

Dining out with family and friends is a wonderful experience, but it can take a huge bite out of your budget. No worries ...
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5 Ways to Budget for your Wedding

You don’t need to skimp on the wedding of your dreams or go deeply into debt to pay for it. By planning ahead ...

7 Easy Ways to Save on Your Grocery Bill

The 21st Century way of shopping isn’t your grandma’s way of buying groceries. See what's changed.
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No, You Don’t Need Wedding Favors…And Other Ways to Save on Your Big Day

Let’s face it… weddings are expensive. If we’re being honest with ourselves, they’re probably one of the most expensive parties we’ll throw in our lifetime.
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Budget-Friendly Fitness – Ways to Trim Your Waist Not Your Wallet

For most of us, there are usually two factors that keep us from going to the gym – time and money.
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Paying for Kids' Extracurricular Activities

Raising children can be a costly affair. There are your typical costs like food, clothing and shelter that you pay for throughout their entire lives. When they’re younger, this is compounded with the high costs of diapers, formula and even day care. As they get older, you start thinking about all of the money you’ll save when they’re potty trained, or in school and don’t need a full day in day care.