Posts by: Lisa Andree

Lisa is a cost-cutting, money-saving, life-simplifying guru, ready to share her secrets and the tricks up her sleeve. As a mother to a teenager and a twenty-something, avid surfer, and world traveler, Lisa knows how to live the good life on a budget. She covers topics that help us let go of wasteful and costly habits, and embrace those that do our wallets, our bodies, our families, and our planet some good!

Real Estate

Buying a Duplex vs a Single-Family Home

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Eager house hunters frequently encounter all sorts of scenarios they never bargained for. For example, they may fall in love with a home that does not conform to their original...

Living

Interesting Info from the Houzz Renovations Survey…

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Ready…set…renovate! If you’ve been contemplating doing some redecorating or want to make some major changes to improve or update your home, discover how and what your fellow homeowners are doing across through...

Personal Finance

Money Management Tips for New Couples

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Whether you have been living together for years or just recently set a wedding date and want to be roommates first, developing solid money management skills as a team is...

Living

How Americans Pay for Their Wedding

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In this era of high technology and social media, it’s no wonder that weddings have morphed into extravagant fêtes that cost a small fortune. With everyone sharing ideas and comparing...

Living

Chemical Free Ways to Control Pests

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As any homeowner can tell you, maintaining one’s property is an ongoing responsibility. Most folks realize that a home comes with a laundry list of tasks such as cleaning, painting,...

Personal Finance

Tips for New Investors

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Has news of the rebounding stock market piqued your interest? Perhaps you have a little money set aside and have been contemplating trying your hand at some “Big Board” action?...

Personal Finance

Teaching Teens About Money

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Although even very young children are capable of learning simple concepts about money, it’s the middle to high school crowd that it benefits the most. Because this age group is...

Shopping

Are Sample Sales Really A Bargain?

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When retailers have excess merchandise, sample sales are often used to move the surplus and unload the extra supply. These sales are usually advertised as offering sharply discounted items, but...

Personal Finance

How Do Americans Spend Their Money?

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As another tax season has come and gone, many Americans are already planning on how they’ll spend their hard-earned tax refunds. From planning family vacations to funding home improvement projects...

Living

Free Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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Moms are special, and they deserve a special day. Unfortunately, your wallet is empty and the special Mom in your life needs a special gift. You need to come up...