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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.

Safe and smart | Car safety

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.

DIY hacks | Home and garden

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.

Travel hacks | Getting there

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.

DIY hacks | Home and garden

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.

DIY hacks | For your finances