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downsizing is good for you

If your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better:

1. You’ll save money

This one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet:

bike to work

If you’ve ever envied those cyclists whizzing by your car, you might want to look into the option of riding your bike to work. Not only will your commute be more pleasant, but it’s a great way to stay in shape. However, being in the right location is key, as well as a few other factors. Here’s some things to consider in your quest to bike to work.

why is rent so high

Rental rates have hit an all-time high over the last year, taking up a massive 3.86% of the gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2017. With increased demand for apartments and a lean supply in most rental markets, being a landlord might be great -- but being a renter might be tough.

Qualify for Low Income Housing

In tough economic times, paying rent can be a struggle. However, did you know that there are government programs designed to help those who need low-income housing? People with lower incomes, senior citizens and people with disabilities may qualify for…

One Chicken Equals Four Meals

If you’re looking to stretch your grocery budget, the idea of buying an entire chicken for one or two people might seem extremely out of budget. However, roasting up a larger cut of meat on the weekend can actually ensure…

national-soup-month-january

January: a month where nearly everyone is paying off post-holiday bills and are feeling the pinch on their bank account. Additionally, new year’s resolutions mean you’re probably tightening your belt for reasons other than your empty wallet. So what should…

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