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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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4 Signs You’ve Found a Hidden Gem (Home Edition)

While everyone else is dazzled by the flash of a perfectly staged home, smart home buyers know what makes a house a hidden gem. Here are 4 things to look for. 

Safe and smart | Home safety

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5 Signs You’ve Found a Hidden Gem (Car Edition)

Used car shopping can be stressful. Here are 5 ways to spot a hidden gem.

Safe and smart | Car safety

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Halloween Fun for Kids Who Are Too Old (or Too Young) to Trick or Treat

Are your kiddos too big or too little for trick or treating? Check out some scary good Halloween activities just for them!

DIY hacks | Home and garden

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5 Simple Ways to Be a Good Neighbor

They’re there to sign for your packages and grab your mail. Here are 5 easy ways to be a good neighbor.

Safe and smart | Home safety

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The 4 Best Reasons to Travel During Fall

Whether it’s the cheaper prices or the good weather, there are 4 excellent reasons to travel during fall. Find out what they are. 

Travel hacks