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    Investing,  Lifestyle

    Why You Should Spend Extra on These 5 Things

    We’ve all heard the expression: You get what you pay for. While that’s not always the case, it’s a cliche for a reason. While there are products and items where durability and overall quality don’t matter so much, there are other areas where spending the money upfront can actually save money. If you’re wondering where to spend extra and where to pinch pennies, read on for five areas where you should spend extra if you can. 1. Home Repairs and Upgrades Our homes are our safe-havens. In the middle of a worldwide pandemic, we know more than ever how important it is that we feel comfortable in our homes. Because…

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    Home Design,  Lifestyle

    Our Top Picks for the Most Luxurious Bathtubs

    The bathtub is an underappreciated, humble household fixture that has a different use for every homeowner. Bathtubs come in a variety of styles, colors, prices, and functions. Whether it’s time for a bathtub replacement or you are undergoing a new bathroom remodel, it’s important to find a bathtub that has the size, function, and features you need. A great way to breathe new life into your living space and personal style is to try some simple upgrades. New Direction Foundation offers several practical style tips for upgrading your living space. Subscription boxes for home decor and clothing deliver household items and clothes to your door every month. You can easily upgrade…

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    Home Design,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    4 Things You Should Do Before Hosting an Open House

    Now that you’ve decided to put your house on the market, found a real estate agent, and are eagerly waiting for potential buyers to flood your doors, you’re at a loss as to what else you need to do. If you have the right real estate agent, they’ll want to schedule an open house as soon as possible to show your home off in the best light and find the right buyer for you. While no one likes the idea of potential buyers wandering through their house, an open house is a perfect way to let buyers see the home all at once and then make up their minds. It’s…

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    Home Design,  Housing,  Lifestyle

    Home Renovation Tips for Eco-Friendly Homeowners

    Recently, an increasing number of people—both in the U.S. and worldwide—want to learn how to live sustainably. From being eco-friendly homeowners to purchasing recyclable items and investing in clean energy products, there are so many different ways to start this process. Adding eco-friendly items and habits to your daily life helps decrease the amount of landfill waste, prevents energy wastage, and reduces the level of environmental toxin release. While green living and sustainability can sound like something you have to make many sacrifices to achieve, you don’t always have to give up on the good life to get it. You can positively impact the environment and still have a well-designed, comfortable,…

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    Housing,  Investing,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    California Fires Force Some Churches To Move: Starting Over In The Wake Of Tragedy

    The forest fires spreading across our Pacific Northwest region have put countless lives in danger and will destroy an estimated $20 billion in a property. As our communities reel from the devastation that these natural disasters have caused on top of the lockdown measures we have endured in order to stem the transmission of the coronavirus, it’s important to start thinking about how we will rebuild in the wake of tragedy. Starting over is a whole community effort. Many of your parishioners have likely suffered as a result of these overlapping hardships, so rebuilding the church is more than just a focus on structural damage. Repair the soul of your community.…

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    Housing,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    Your Ultimate Monthly Home Maintenance Checklist

    Keeping up with your home maintenance schedule is important to your home’s upkeep. Having a home maintenance checklist helps you stay on track with important home repairs, cleaning, and maintenance tasks. There are several monthly and seasonal maintenance tasks that need to be done to keep your home in prime condition. Take a look at the ultimate home maintenance checklist that every homeowner should follow. Fall Maintenance Checklist Fall is a season of dry weather and moderate temperatures, making it a perfect time to complete general maintenance projects. Starting with the exterior of your home, power-wash your windows and siding, clean window and door screens, repair or replace siding, and touch…

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    Lifestyle

    Tips That Will Help You Get Hired Fast

    The job market is ever-evolving and the criteria for employment changes periodically. Being employable requires you to stay ahead of the requirements. Not only that, but you also have to stay ahead of the competition. The three things employers lookout for the most are skill and culture fit, personality, and agility. Employers want people that can work effectively and also coordinate with their colleagues. They want people who are natural problem solvers, who have a positive attitude to work and display ingenuity. And finally, they want people who can handle pressure and unfamiliar circumstances—how people handle situations matter. Other qualities pique employers’ attention but these three are at the core.…