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Laura Williams

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Laura Williams holds a master's degree in exercise and sport science and enjoys breaking up her day by running her dogs, hitting the gym, and watching TV. Having been in charge of her own finances since the early age of 12, she knows how to save and when to spend, and she loves sharing these tips with others. Laura ditched her career as a fitness center manager for the relative freedom of home-based writing and editing work. She stays busy by working on her own website, GirlsGoneSporty, a website designed to help the sporty woman live the sporty life.
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How to Build a Cinder Block Kitchen – Step-by-Step Guide

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Building Prefab Home

Building a Prefab Home – Types, Cost, Pros & Cons

Don't let the term "prefab home" scare you away - today's prefabricated homes (also termed "building systems" by the National Association of Home Builders), are downright fabulous. Not only do they provide home buyers with...
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How to Declutter & Downsize Your Home Effectively – 9 Essential Tips

In 11 years of marriage, my husband and I have moved 10 times. We're not in the military, and there's no good explanation for all the moves, except that they just made sense at the...
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What Is myRA – What to Know About The New Retirement Account

According to an August 2014 report from Bankrate, more than one-third (36%) of American adults are not currently saving for retirement. Worse yet, more than a quarter of Americans nearing retirement age (50 to...
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According to a November 2014 TechCrunch report, Pinterest is the second-fastest growing social network in terms of active users, and the fastest growing network in overall member growth - about 70 million users as...
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How to Make Decorative Push Pin or Thumbtack Art

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How to Get More YouTube Subscribers and Increase Video Views

YouTube is currently the second-largest search engine in the world, boasting more than one billion unique visitors per month and more than 100 hours of video uploaded to the site every hour. And while...
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Saving for retirement doesn't always come easy, but there are significant tax benefits to low- and moderate-income families who choose to prioritize these long-term savings. The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (otherwise known as the...