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How to Save on School Supplies

Everyone wants to go back to school feeling cool with decorative notebooks, colorful pens, mechanical pencils, novelty erasers, and sturdy binders, but the price of school supplies themselves can leave you in a bind – especially if you’re a parent supplying two, three, four, or more children.

In fact, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that families will be spending record-breaking amounts on “back to school” shopping this year, with the average household that has K-12 students spending $696.70. Households with college-aged students plan on spending $976.78, the highest amount ever recorded by the NRF.

However, you don’t have to drop hundreds – nearly a thousand – to send your kids back to school in style and equipped with the tools they need to succeed.

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Hiking Through Central Oregon

Oh, Oregon. Known for your hipsters and loved for your legal cannabis, you are home to some of the most beautiful national parks in America.

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How to Write Engaging Content

Whether you’re a journalist or a creative writer, a die-hard film junkie or a scientist, blogging is one of the most effective ways to get your voice out and into the World Wide Web.

It’s one thing to blog, but writing posts that actually engage readers is taking on a whole other beast. You could promote the everloving hell out of your content, but if readers can’t understand or identify with your sentiment, all of your hard work suddenly becomes preaching to deaf ears.

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Date Ideas When You’re Broke AF

Chin up, buttercups. Feb 14 may be right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to start busting open old piggy banks in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Don’t Spare Your Change

Whether you’ve just stumbled upon a lucky penny in the street, a quarter between your cushions, or a childhood piggy bank, don’t spare your change. Dimes may be a dozen, but a few dozen dimes definitely does double dependably and unexpectedly.

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