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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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5 Common Home Maintenance Issues to Avoid

Skimping on home maintenance will cost you even more time and money in the long run. Keep your house safe by avoiding these 5 common maintenance fails. Continue Reading 5 Common Home Maintenance Issues to Avoid

DIY hacks | Home and garden | Home safety | Homeowners 101 | Smart home

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7 Back-to-School Ground Rules for Carpooling

Carpools can save you time and money. But they can make you crazy when they go wrong. Set carpool ground rules to keep everyone safe and happy. Continue Reading 7 Back-to-School Ground Rules for Carpooling

Car insurance 101 | Car safety

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6 Hacks to Make Running Errands Easier

Running errands is boring. Make it go a little faster and smoother with these 6 life hacks. Continue Reading 6 Hacks to Make Running Errands Easier

DIY hacks | Home and garden

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5 Times Homeowners Shouldn’t Try to Cut Corners

Being frugal is smart. But there are times homeowners shouldn’t even think about cutting corners. Find out where it’s likely to cost you in the long run. Continue Reading 5 Times Homeowners Shouldn’t Try to Cut Corners

Safe and smart | Home and garden

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The Essential Guide to Packing for a Last-Minute Road Trip

Check out these 6 unexpected road trip essentials that you probably already have at home. Continue Reading The Essential Guide to Packing for a Last-Minute Road Trip

Travel hacks