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Cathie Ericson writes about personal finance, real estate, health, lifestyle, and business topics. When she's not writing she loves to read, hike, and run. Find her @CathieEricson.

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3 Situations When You Should Have a Designated Driver

Think drunk driving is the only time you need a designated driver? Think again. See what else can put drivers at risk. Continue Reading 3 Situations When You Should Have a Designated Driver

Safe and smart | Car safety

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7 Winter Gardening Tips

Avid gardeners can still get their green thumb on this winter (without getting frostbite). See how to do it with these 7 tips. Continue Reading 7 Winter Gardening Tips

DIY hacks | Home and garden

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The 6 Best Reasons to Book Your Summer Vacation in the Winter

If you want to score a cheap deal and get first dibs on days off at work, winter is the perfect time to book your summer vacation. See why. Continue Reading The 6 Best Reasons to Book Your Summer Vacation in the Winter

Travel hacks | Getting there

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5 Easy Home-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Check out 5 home-related New Year’s resolutions might be easier to keep than those fitness ones you make every year. We’ll show you how. Continue Reading 5 Easy Home-Related New Year’s Resolutions

DIY hacks | Home and garden

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8 Tips for Easy Holiday Gift Returns

You want to buy them the perfect gift, but sometimes you miss the mark. (Or they bought you the wrong size.) Here are 8 tips for easy holiday returns. Continue Reading 8 Tips for Easy Holiday Gift Returns

DIY hacks | For your finances