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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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DIY At-Home Summer Camp for Kids – Ideas & Activities on a Budget

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many summer day camps and sleep-away camps are closing their doors for the 2020 season. But you can recreate the camp experience at home on a budget with plenty of activities that help kids learn and pass the time. Here’s how.
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12 Tips Shopping for Fresh Produce at Local Farmers Markets

Most communities have a local farmers market, and they're popular for a good reason. Farmers markets provide fresh, locally grown produce, as well as homemade or home-baked goods. They also make it easier to eat healthy on a budget. Read on for tips on making the most of your local farmers market.
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5 Ways to Boost & Increase Your Energy Levels Naturally to Get More Done

Do you feel like you have enough energy to do everything you want to do during the day? Most people would answer no. Or they might just laugh at the absurdity of the question. Of...
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10 Ways to Prepare for a Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many people scrambled to stock up on food and supplies and cope with virus-related unemployment and quarantines. We all just want to get back to normal. But a second wave of infections is possible, and we must be physically, mentally, and financially prepared.
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26 Fun Summer Activities & Ideas to Keep Your Kids Busy on a Budget

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents wonder what this summer will look like for their kids. The good news is it can’t cancel summer fun. As parents, we simply have to reimagine what summer means, what we can do to keep our kids from regressing over summer break, and keep having fun.
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How to Make the Most of Your Unemployment If You’ve Lost Your Job

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are facing sudden and unexpected unemployment. The economic uncertainty can be frightening and stressful. But there are plenty of strategies you can use right now to get yourself ready for the next stage in your life.
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How to Freeze Leftovers & Reheat Them Safely – Foods That Last

Freezing leftovers is an economical way to make the most of your food budget and ensure nothing goes to waste. But the benefits of freezing leftovers don’t end with your pocketbook. These tips for freezing and safely reheating common foods can save you money and waste less food.
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How to Prepare for the Great American Campout (on a Budget)

Camping is an inexpensive family vacation option that creates lasting memories, and there’s no better time to give camping a try than the Great American Campout. Learn what you need to get ready for camping, and how can you save money on gear, here.
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11 Ways to Make Extra Money From Your Farm or Homestead

Whether you dream of escaping city life or you're already living that dream out on a homestead, you still have bills to pay and kids to feed. There are also barns to repair, gardens...
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How to Buy Vacant Land – Important Do’s & Don’ts You Need to Know

On the surface, finding and buying a piece of vacant land sounds easier than buying or building a home. However, buying land can be tricky and time-consuming. Here’s what you need to know before you head start scouring land and how to avoid making a big financial mistake.
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How to Reduce Food Waste and Why It Matters

We waste between 30% and 50% of our food supply each year, which costs the average American family at least $1,600 per year. That’s a lot of money you could otherwise spend paying down debt or saving for a rainy day. That’s why it’s essential we all learn how to waste less food and save money.
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19 Frugal Home Budgeting Tips That Will Save You Money

Are you looking for ways to save money on your monthly budget? Unemployment is on the rise and many are fearful they might lose their jobs. So there’s never been a better time to look at how much you’re spending each month to find ways to cut back and save.