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Securing your personal information is more important than ever before, and it can start with something as simple as ensuring that your apartment’s wifi password security, as well as your other passwords, are strong enough. But how do you create a secure password?

Moving in together is a huge deal for any couple. It’s incredibly appealing because you can split costs and chores, and no longer worry about keeping up two places. Wouldn’t it be romantic to wake up with your sweetie every single day? Of course! But there are many pros and cons to consider before you take the relationship-changing leap of living together. Here are 10 tips to make sure you’re moving in together for the right reasons and to make this relationship transition a little more harmonious.

NextDoor app

While asking for recommendations on Facebook is one way to handle that, you may not live near most of your friends. That’s where Nextdoor comes in: this handy app not only helps you connect with your neighbors on a community level, but lets you reach out to people who live near your home.

community grill courtesy

While you’re meeting new neighbors at the grill, you certainly don’t want to do anything to tarnish your reputation or become known as the “bad guy / girl at the grill” in your building. Here are a few guidelines to common courtesy at your apartment community’s common grill.

community garden

For many apartment or urban dwellers, living near a green space is a non-negotiable. When people don’t have yards of their own, they often want to be near a community garden or park to help fill that need. Many cities are now building and maintaining community gardens that also frequently help feed underserved neighborhoods

There are few things more frustrating than a pet owner who neglects to clean up. Not only is pet waste unsightly, it can also ruin a decent pair of shoes or stink up your car if you don't notice you've stepped in it.

Completing accurate tax returns and maximizing your deductions is easy when you've got quality records to back up your documents. If tax time always sends you scrambling to find important papers, you likely could get a little more organized with your tax records. To be ready for tax season, maintain an organized tax filing system throughout the year. [find-an-apartment] Why it's important to plan ahead There are two main reasons why it's important to plan ahead for tax time. The first one is kind of obvious: the more organized you are about filing important tax documents like W2s, receipts, and bank statements, the easier it is for you to complete your taxes and avoid tax mistakes.

You will likely want to tip the professional movers who bring the contents of an entire apartment to your new home. [find-an-apartment] But tipping movers can be tricky: how much should you tip, and how should you deliver the thank-you reward? You might consider the findings of our tipping survey. Follow this guide to show the proper appreciation for their big part in your apartment move.

Do your kids complain about being bored while you are busy preparing Thanksgiving dinner? You're not alone! This year, instead of having the kids watch Thanksgiving specials on TV, put their creative minds to use and have them make the…

Packing baby hospital bag

Being a mom-to-be these days, I rely heavily on Google for nearly everything I need to know (don’t we all!). This includes things like “What’s the best baby monitor?,” “What’s that awful pain in my leg?” and “What should I…

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