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Basic Adulting: What You Should Have Known Last Year

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.

Things You Should Always Buy New

From garage sales and second hand stores to online auctions, shopping for used items is a great way to save money. However, not all things are created equally when it comes to buying used vs. new. As a matter of fact, if you're in the market for any of the following items, it may be better to opt for new. Consider safety tips for the items in question and don't forget that you could always score a sweet personal loan if need be.

Why You Should Thrift Shop for Your DIY Halloween Costume

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.

Things That Need to Be Replaced ASAP

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.