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If You Want Something Done Right, DIY: Family Fire Pit

If You Want Something Done Right, DIY: Family Fire Pit

June 15, 2015 by Chris Dato

Over the next three months, your backyard is likely going to play host to quite a few long nights. Even though the days will be longer and the sunlight will cling to the horizon for as long as it can, the shade of sunset is inevitably going to try to make you move your party inside. Luckily, there are many easy options to add light and warmth to your backyard. Don’t let the sunlight dictate when your evening ends. Read More


If You Want Something Done Right, DIY: Backyard Garden

If You Want Something Done Right, DIY: Backyard Garden

June 03, 2015 by Chris Dato

A raised vegetable garden is the perfect DIY family project to channel your child’s enthusiasm. The project requires dedication and patience and can teach your little boy or girl about life and science, while brightening up your backyard and saving money on groceries in the process! Knowing this handful of helpful tips for each stage of your garden will make the project a breeze, and before the end of summer, you will be on your way to living off the land! Read More


Preparing For Machu Picchu: Plan Ahead

Preparing For Machu Picchu: Plan Ahead

May 12, 2015 by Jillian Chamberlain

It has been said that, “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer”. As I have been making my way through my early to mid-thirties, this is a philosophy that I have wholeheartedly adopted. I have committed myself to taking at least one trip outside of the US each year. That may sound advantageous (and expensive), but if planned properly, it is completely doable and affordable. Read More


A Guide to Summer Travel: Getting There

A Guide to Summer Travel: Getting There

April 24, 2015 by Chris Dato

As we continue on the road to your perfect summer vacation at the perfect price, one of the most significant expenses you will immediately face is the cost of travel. With that in mind, here are some ways to make sure you are getting the best deal no matter how you choose to travel: hitting the open road, taking to the skies, or even setting sail! Read More


A Guide to Summer Travel: Getting Around

A Guide to Summer Travel: Getting Around

April 17, 2015 by Chris Dato

There are ways to save big on every aspect of your travels, and utilizing these tips can make your dream summer vacation be more within your budget than you realized. We are going to explore creative saving solutions for a few of these components of travel, starting with how to get around a foreign city. Read More


Diary of An English Major: Ch. 1 Cleaning Up Texting

Diary of An English Major: Ch. 1 Cleaning Up Texting

April 02, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

In a world of lolz, tbhs, and obvis galore, it is a surprise that anyone knows what anybody else is saying these days. Even me, your resident English Major, is guilty of poor grammar here and there. The difference is that I know when I am breaking the rules when most other people do not. Well, for the love of the oxford comma, I am going to get you on my level of grammar nerd status with these tips, tools, and healthy challenges. Read More


How Not to Be Poor In College- Part 2

How Not to Be Poor In College- Part 2

October 14, 2014 by Sofia Passik

Part of what will make your newly devised college budget more workable is finding ways to save money on the things you need. You know what you have to spend money on, but you might not be aware of all the ways around paying full price, or even paying at all. For me, saving money is all about establishing priorities and allocating your resources in the most efficient way possible. With that in mind, I’ll share some good and bad ideas for saving money in college. Read More


If You Want Something Done Right, DIY- Part 2: Bathroom Renovations

If You Want Something Done Right, DIY- Part 2: Bathroom Renovations

September 24, 2014 by Chris Dato

Next up, we are going to look at how to fix common issues in the most colorfully nicknamed room in the house: the bathroom. The commode, that lavatory, the loo, the water closet: whatever your preferred vernacular for the all-important room, the last thing you want is for something to break in there. Bathroom repairs are not only inherently time sensitive, but plumbers are also costly. Read More