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Car Maintenance on a Budget

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

For many people, cars are a necessity, but they aren't cheap to own. In addition to car payments, gas, and insurance, repairs can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars if something goes wrong. While you can't prevent every problem that occurs with your vehicle, there are some preventative things you can do. At CreditBox, we've come up with tips for car maintenance on a budget and creating a savings plan for your vehicle.

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Affordable Hacks to Improve Your Home Office

  • Budget
  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Community

Some simple home improvement projects can help you turn a basic workspace into a home office that’s comfortable. Some of these home improvement tasks, such as painting, take a bit more work than others, such as decorating and choosing organizers.

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Beat the Night Heat

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Studies have shown that it's healthier to sleep in a cool space, but when summer rolls around, it can be hard to stay cold and still afford the electric bill. Luckily, there are some ways to beat the heat at night without turning the AC down so low that you can't afford it. Here at CreditBox, we've put together a list of our best ideas.  
 

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Affordable Furniture Hunting 101

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

Moving into a new place is so exciting. You get to decorate and show off your style, and you may even find yourself buying new furniture. The problem is that furniture can be expensive these days — that is, it can be if you don't know the right place to look. At CreditBox, we've put together a list of places where you can almost always find affordable furniture for your new home or apartment.
 

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How to Prepare for Freezing Temperatures

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

Winter is upon us, which means the weather is getting colder fast and freezing temperatures are approaching. Unfortunately, if you aren't prepared, these conditions can cause everything from frozen pipes to problems with your HVAC system. Find out how to properly prepare your home for winter — it'll save you time and money.   

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Home Tools Everyone Should Have

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

You may not think you're very handy, but you'd be surprised at what you can fix on your own at home without calling a repairman. You can find guides and how-to videos for just about everything online, from how to fix a hole in the wall to how to unclog the toilet and everything in between. To become a home improvement hero all you need are a few tools and a little know-how. Just don't get caught unprepared. These are the basic tools everyone should have around the house.

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Things That Need to Be Replaced ASAP

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

Wear and tear are common in all things, and it's easy to overlook or ignore minor issues. Forgetting about that watch battery replacement, procrastinating the leaky faucet or putting off appliance repairs – we've all been there. However, when left unchecked, certain small problems can become serious, and may end up costing more to fix, so it's worth dealing with them sooner rather than later. Knowing when to replace a windshield and how to replace a car battery goes a long way to helping spot problems early and remedy them quickly. That's why we've rounded up these four everyday items that you may need to replace ASAP.

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Owing Your Own Property

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

There's a lot to love about owning your own property, but there are also a few important things to consider before committing to the purchase. No matter if you're a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate pro, the process is usually the same. Buying new homes typically starts with looking at options, checking your credit, and testing out house prices in a mortgage calculator to see monthly payments. Beyond that, be sure to look into other important costs and responsibilities. Don’t worry, we’ve listed them out for you.

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Renting Vs. Buying: What’s Best for You?

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Loans
  • "Save Money"
  • Finance

In the past, buying your own home was the American dream. Now, more and more individuals, couples, and families are opting to rent instead. How can you decide which option is right for you?

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Tips for Cheap Living

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Life can be expensive. If you don’t keep your expense in check your paycheck will be gone sooner than you know it. CreditBox has come up some tips to help you cut major expenses and stretch your pay checks. 
 

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