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Basic Adulting: What You Should Have Known Last Year

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Whether you’ve just graduated college or have already entered the “real world” you start to wonder why no one ever told you how to manage finances, shop for groceries, or separate the light laundry from the dark. The sooner you learn these basic adulting skills, the better you'll feel — and the better off you'll be! That’s why we’ve came up with some tips to get you going in the right direction when beginning adulthood.

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Throw the Best New Year’s Eve Bash

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It's time to ring in the new year, but you don't have to go out to have a good time. You can stay home and throw a New Year's Eve party that will have your friends talking about it until next December, when it's time to do it all over again. Not sure where to start? We can help. Use these tips to throw the best New Year's Eve bash ever.

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Places to Find Unique Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Add some excitement to your holiday gift-giving this year with these special and unique gifts. Nobody wants to give a bad gift, and you won't with these uncommon goods. You're sure to delight others with these keepsake pieces and spark some interesting conversations. If you're wondering, "What should I buy?" when gift shopping, "something unusual and cool" might be the best answer.

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Why You Need to Be More Worried About Your Credit

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When it comes to your credit, what you don't know can hurt you. If you're not sure what your credit report might reveal, what your credit score is or how to fix your credit, now's the time to find out. Personal loans and online loans specific for those with bad credit can help you build a bridge, but nothing compares to understanding the importance of your credit score. The three major credit bureaus — Transunion, Equifax, and Experian — provide one free copy of your credit report every year. And many credit monitoring services can keep you updated on your score. Empower yourself and take control of your finances with this quick guide. 

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Travel Hacks for Cheap Trips

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Many people have dreams of traveling the world — and those dreams are mainly limited by small budgets. Fortunately, with a little bit of creativity, you can make your money go further and experience everything you dream of. Check out these easy travel hacks to score affordable trips.

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How to DIY Holiday Hostess Gifts

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The holiday season can be a busy and expensive time of year, especially if you have a lot of gifts to give and holiday parties to attend. Many people say you should never go to a party empty-handed. After all, hostess gifts show your appreciation for being invited to a gathering and acknowledges the hard work your hostess put into planning the event. Making DIY gifts is a budget-friendly way to answer the question of what to bring to a party.

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Why You Should Thrift Shop for Your DIY Halloween Costume

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Halloween is right around the corner, and with this spooky time of year come cobwebs, creepy crawlers, classic horror tales and all of the magic of the holiday. Some of us live for the fear factor this season brings. Others are all about having the most inventive costume. If you fall into the latter camp, there's still time for you to put together a fun and creative DIY Halloween costume that won’t break the bank. In fact, your local thrift store is a convenient and cost-effective resource for gathering what you need for that quick and easy Frankenstein or Dracula getup.

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Trips You Can Take on a Tank of Gas in Illinois

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Need to get out of the house and take a day trip? You have more places you can get to on a tank of gas than you think. And they are all here in Illinois! Pile your family or friends into the car and take off. In just a few hours — and for not a lot of money — you can travel far enough away from home to experience a real holiday. From the great outdoors to an ancient Native American city and cute, small town getaways, there's plenty to see and do.

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Fun Activities at the Park

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As summer comes to an end, you may be wondering, "What else is there to do outside?" It's natural for your family to want to get outdoors and have some fun while you still can.No matter where you live, you likely have a park nearby. That's the perfect place for a family and children to go to soak up some vitamin D while letting the kids work out their energy with some fun games and outdoor activities. Not sure what to do? Here are some enjoyable ideas for outdoor activities at any park.

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Trips You Can Take on a Tank of Gas in Wisconsin

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Amazing food, spirited sports, and astounding sights — what's not to love about Wisconsin? If you're looking to get away without leaving the Badger State or having to fill your gas tank, you're in luck. We have some marvelous options that are perfect for designing your own epic summer road trip. There are tons of choices, so get in the car, add friends, family, and fun, and you're good to go.  

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