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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 Easy Hacks to Make Your Morning Routine Smoother

A hectic morning routine can make you more distracted behind the wheel. Check out these 5 hacks for a smoother morning.

DIY hacks | Home and garden | Uncategorized

Are These the 4 Best College Tailgates in the Country?

Tailgating can be as fun as the game itself. This fall, take a road trip to these 4 colleges and judge for yourself.

Travel hacks | Destinations

8 Ways to Prepare For a Natural Disaster

September is National Preparedness Month — the perfect time to organize a community “PrepareAthon.” Here are smart steps to help you and your neighbors be ready in the event of a natural disaster.

Safe and smart | Home safety

Financial 911: Why You Need an Emergency Fund (and How to Build One)

Stats show that more than 60 percent of Americans couldn’t cover an unexpected expense of around $1,000. Would you be prepared if it happened to you? Find out how to save for a rainy day.

Safe and smart | Financial safety

8 Ways to Thwart Cybersecurity Scams

Hackers have gone phishing … and your personal information is their catch. We all know to ignore requests from a Nigerian prince, but many of today’s phishing schemes are fairly sophisticated. Find out how to avoid taking the bait.

Safe and smart | Financial safety