10 Essential Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

10 Essential Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

You're tired of renting, you've got some cash saved up, and you've made up your mind: it's time for you to become a homeowner. But where do you go from here?

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8 Indispensible Ways to Save Money on K-Cups

8 Indispensible Ways to Save Money on K-Cups

Wake up, coffee addicts! If you've ever lamented the cost of your morning cup o' joe, this one's for you. 

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Hygge is the Latest Frugal Trend That's Perfect for Surviving Dark and Dreary Days

Hygge is the Latest Frugal Trend That's Perfect for Surviving Dark and Dreary Days

What is hygge? It's raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings.

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Move Over, Monopoly: 8 New Games to Level up Game Night on a Budget

Move Over, Monopoly: 8 New Games to Level up Game Night on a Budget

Entertainment isn’t cheap. It costs about a million dollars to see a movie in theaters here in Chicago, and that’s if you skip the popcorn. Don't want to spend a fortune taking the family out to the movies? It might be time to update the old board game collection. With just a few games of your own, you can entertain your friends and family for hours — for free! Here are some of our favorite new games that cost less than a trip to Applebee's.

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10 Futuristic Products We Can't Wait to Try in 2017

10 Futuristic Products We Can't Wait to Try in 2017

Remember when smartwatches first hit the market and everyone said, "Who needs a phone on their wrist?!" Fast forward a few years, and one in six people now owns a smartwatch or a fitness tracker. Innovative products can seem frivolous when they first hit the market, but it doesn't take long for them become an essential part of our culture and lifestyle.

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7 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

7 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

For many people, 2016 was a year full of unexpected and unwelcome surprises. The headlines read like a parade of '80s movies: Russian spies one day, creepy clowns the next. Worse still, every week brought news of a beloved celebrity's passing. 

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An Event Planner's 6 Best Tips for Throwing the Perfect NYE Bash

An Event Planner's 6 Best Tips for Throwing the Perfect NYE Bash

The perfect New Year's Eve party must deliver both a satisfying end to one year and an exciting start to the next. It needs to have copious amounts of champagne, and just the right amount of sparkle. So if you've volunteered to host the New Year at your house this year, you're probably feeling the pressure. Don't freak out! Chicago's own party planning queen, Jasmine Shells, has got your back. 

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Our Favorite Holiday Treats & Sweets Santa Will Love (And You Too!)

Our Favorite Holiday Treats & Sweets Santa Will Love (And You Too!)

If you're searching for new dessert recipes to try this year to bring to your family gathering, ugly sweater party, or leave out for Santa then look no further! We've put together a collection of mouthwatering recipes that we think you'll enjoy.

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5 Inspired Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

5 Inspired Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

If you’ve ever had a friend who was crazy about a fur baby, this guide is for you.

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Forget the Whipped Cream Shortage – Make Your Own From Scratch!

Forget the Whipped Cream Shortage – Make Your Own From Scratch!

An explosion at a nitrous oxide plant last summer may have put a crimp in your holiday dessert plans, triggering a shortage of canned whipped cream just in time for Christmas. If the thought of not having Reddi-wip for your pie is too much to bear, don't worry – making your own whipped cream from scratch is easy and inexpensive!

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