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Heather Levin

Heather Levin is a writer with over 15 years experience covering personal finance, natural health, parenting, and green living. She lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband and two young sons, where they're often wandering on frequent picnics to find feathers and wildflowers.
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7 Things Your Grandparents Lived Without & Why You Should Too

Our grandparents managed to survive and thrive without most of the conveniences and "necessities" we rely on today. And while they’re often advantageous, there are some you might be happier living without — especially since doing so can also save you a great deal of money throughout the year.
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Should I Get a Flu Shot? – Vaccine Effectiveness, Side Effects & Types

This year, with COVID-19 still ravaging much of the nation and sweeping the globe, it’s more important than ever to get the flu vaccine to stay healthy and keep hospitals from getting overloaded. But what are the risks? How much does it cost? And where can you get one? Find out here.
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Signs of Toxic Workplace Culture & How to Escape the Negative Environment

According to Business Insider, you'll spend 90,000 hours, or around one-third of your life, at work. If your workplace is fun, stimulating, and supportive, that time is engaging and fulfilling. However, if your workplace...
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The Importance of Failure in Life and How to Learn From Your Mistakes

Failure feels terrible. It's demoralizing, embarrassing, and can wreck your self-confidence if you let it. However, failure can be one of your most valuable teaching tools if you're willing to learn some hard lessons. Having...
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15 Tips to Save Money on Back-to-School Supplies & Shopping List

Back-to-school time has become its own shopping season, second only to Christmas in terms of family expenditures. The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects record spending for 2019, with parents spending an average of $696 per...
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14 Ways College Students Can Save Money on Back-to-School Supplies

If you’re heading to college, you’re likely experiencing a whole new level of sticker shock, even if your parents are helping you pay. College is expensive — really expensive. Fortunately, there are many ways to save money on back-to-school and dorm room supplies.
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Moving Back Home With Parents as an Older Adult – How to Make It...

Moving back home as an older adult can be a blessing, especially if it helps you get back on your feet financially. But the situation can be rife with conflict and stress. But you can overcome those challenges with patience, good communication, and these tips.
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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget – Cheap Meals & Food Ideas

Many people want to eat healthier foods but don’t want to spend more money at the grocery store. Healthy food can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to improve your food quality without spending a fortune. Read on for your guide to eating healthier without breaking the bank.
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How to Home-School Your Child on a Budget & Save Money

60% of parents are considering home schooling instead of sending their kids back this fall. But it can get expensive if you’re not careful. Thankfully, there are many ways to give your kids an enriching education at home on a tight budget.
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How to Be More Persuasive – Get What You Want in Your Life &...

Knowing how to influence others can pay off big in your life and career, whether you're a recent college grad, manager, or stay-at-home parent. The art of persuasion can help you convince your boss...
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Should I Home-School My Child? – Pros & Cons to Consider

In the months that followed pandemic-related school closures, many families discovered that home schooling worked out well for them. And many are now considering making it permanent. But home schooling isn’t right for every family. Before taking the leap, read up on the pros and cons.
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Renting Out Your RV – Pros & Cons, Best Options to Make Money

If you own an RV, you could be earning money renting it when you’re not using it. But although RV rentals can create a lucrative side income for owners, there are some risks involved. So, should you rent out your RV? Learn the pros and cons and how to go about doing it here.