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Recipe: Roasted butternut squash mac & cheese

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  Once the cold weather months are upon us, we begin craving the dishes that keep us warm and stick to our ribs. One favorite for …

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A first-time homebuyer’s guide to Arizona

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  First-time homebuyers in Arizona are facing many of the same challenges as buyers across the rest of the country. Thanks to high prices, low Inventory, …

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Don’t wait for an emergency you can’t afford to start an emergency fund

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  How many times have you heard the financial advice, “Start an emergency fund?”   Probably dozens of times. But as much as most people would …

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Healthy & delicious autumn chowder recipes

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It’s definitely soup and stew season but let’s not forget the humble chowder. Chowders are warm, comforting and definitely hearty.  They fill you up and satisfy …

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Cozy coffee drinks you can easily make at home

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Fall coffee drinks you can make at home Everyone loves a warm, comforting drink this time of year. Here are 15 autumn coffee drinks you’ll want …

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Marilyn Monroe’s turkey stuffing & more recipes from famous figures

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Food is the one thing that binds us together across generations, no matter the title or social status. Even some of the most famous historical figures had …

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Refinance boom dies down as mortgage rates soar

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  For large parts of the past two years, mortgage refinancing has been booming, as historically low mortgage rates and surging home prices created an opportunity …

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Here’s how much it really costs to live alone

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Moving out of your parental home for the first time can be incredibly exciting: It’s a major milestone in the process of adulting and becoming independent. …

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The most haunted places in America

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Some sites and landmarks are more … shall we say, storied, than others. That’s especially true of places that have been ravished by disease, war, heartache, …

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How to eat healthy even with rising food costs

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Eating healthy is crucial for a person’s overall well-being. Aside from maintaining physical and mental health, a healthy lifestyle can also help financial well-being. Rising food …

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A first-time homebuyer’s guide to New Jersey

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  The Garden State saw record real estate sales in some areas in recent years as city dwellers fled to the suburbs and more rural areas …

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20 free grants for your business startup

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  This is the fifth installment in a five-part series. Part Four: “Being Your Own Boss: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Tips”   There might not be such a …

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Funyuns & cheese? Oddball pairings you’ll absolutely love

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  “What do you think pairs well with Funyuns?” asks Kirstin Jackson of the 20 curious students gathered for an evening workshop she’s leading at San …

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30 fun things to do this weekend that won’t break the bank

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Too often, free time winds up costing us money, whether that means going to the movies, hitting the mall, or paying for an in-demand yoga class. …

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Yes, you can be your own boss. Here’s how

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  It takes guts to start your own business. But many people, after weighing the pros and cons, feel they can’t not make this move. As Amazon’s Jeff Bezos …

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Do you shop when you’re bored? Here’s how to stop

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If you’ve ever spent a lazy Sunday wandering through the mall, not in need of anything in particular, only to emerge with a couple of bags …

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11 amazing hobbit homes you can rent on Vrbo

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Whether you’ve just gotten deep into the bold new “Rings of Power” series on Prime Video, you’re more of a J.R.R. Tolkien purist or you simply have …

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Smart ways to fund your small business

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  This is the third in a five-part series on small business success. Part Two: “You Built It, Why Didn’t They Come?   Questions about money come …

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The best place in your state for a scenic fall drive

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While warm weather may be on its way out as we get into September, that leaves us closer to seeing the beautiful color changes that happen …

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Weird etiquette rules around the world

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When it comes to social etiquette, it seems that the devil is in each culture’s details. Every country has its own social rules and manners, and …

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This big company is giving away its profits to help end climate change

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  In an announcement made on Wednesday, the founder of the clothing company Patagonia, Inc., Yvon Chouinard, said that his company was being given away to help fight …

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21 productive things to do on your next day off

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Some days off are meant for purely relaxing. Others are meant for checking things off our to-do lists that we can’t get done during the course …

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A drinker’s guide to the new Disney cruise ship

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  With Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line gets as creative with bars and beverages as it is with its films. Dive into hyperspace, dip your toes …

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7 steps to financial freedom. No, really

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  Much has been written about the stages of financial independence (FI) in an effort to define financial freedom and the milestones along the way.   …

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10 profound lessons Covid taught us about education

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  The Covid-19 pandemic had profound and ongoing effects on the educational landscape of the United States and the rest of the world. While many of …

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101 new career ideas

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  Thinking of job and career ideas is hard! There are many different job ideas out there. And that’s a good thing! It means that there …

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The ultimate guide to saving money at Target through the end of the year

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  Let’s be honest — every day is a good day to shop at Target.   That being said, there are times when Target will advertise daily markdowns or …

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This woman became a real estate millionaire before 30. Here’s how she did it

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  Before turning 30, Dandan Zhu reached financial independence and quit her day job. She still does some recruiting work and real estate investing on her …

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Is a 401(k) really the best retirement account for you?

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  Is a 401(k) plan worth it? This is a question on the minds of many people trying to decide if this retirement account offered through their …

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Can we expect new market lows if a recession is coming?

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  Still Between the Uprights In celebration of the start to the NFL’s regular season this week, please humor my football analogies and shameless plug for …