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Tips for a Successful College Football Gameday

Posted by August on Sep 23, 2021 4:34:04 PM

I have loved watching the Coastal Carolina University Football team climb the NCAA Football rankings each week. Attending the games and cheering on my alma mater as they continue on their journey of success is exhilarating.

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Topics: Coastal Carolina University

DIY Dollar Tree Fall Décor

Posted by August on Sep 16, 2021 12:58:53 PM

One of my favorite things about being a homeowner is decorating my house for each season. With the first day of fall being next week, I figured it was about time to get started on my fall décor. Unfortunately, the décor had been picked over everywhere I looked or was super expensive, so I decided to make my own.

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Topics: Seasonal

Financial Preparation Before a Natural Disaster

Posted by August on Sep 10, 2021 3:58:40 PM

Preparation is key when you live in an area that experiences hurricane season for six months out of the year. You may already have a plan for home preparation and evacuation, but do you have a plan for your finances in the event of a natural disaster?

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Topics: Personal Finance

What Do Your Spending Habits Say About You?

Posted by August on Aug 31, 2021 2:00:34 PM

We've all heard the saying, "put your money where your mouth is," but what if we started trying to put our money where our heart is instead.

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Topics: Personal Finance

Reaction Spending vs. Preparation Spending

Posted by August on Aug 25, 2021 12:38:38 PM

So, you've worked hard to get to a good place financially; you're paying your bills on time, you're able to buy a few extra things that you want, and if an emergency happens, you always find a way to cover the expense.

Financial security is a major accomplishment, especially after the financial toll that the last year has taken on all of us. However, once you've gotten to a secure place, evaluate your spending habits and make sure you're exercising preparation spending instead of reaction spending.

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Topics: Personal Finance

$20 Date Ideas

Posted by August on Aug 19, 2021 4:22:16 PM

Love might not have a price tag, but dates most definitely do. How do you treat that special someone to a great date when even "dinner and a movie" breaks the bank?

Here are a few date ideas that are creative, unique, and less than $20.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home, Life & School

At-Home Tips for a Successful School Year

Posted by August on Aug 12, 2021 2:37:25 PM

Getting back into the swing of things at the start of every new school year can be difficult. However, this year may be exceptionally challenging since many students did virtual schooling last year or were only in the classroom for part of the week. Although there may be a few bumps in the road, here are a few things that you can try at home to make your child's school year more successful:

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Topics: Home, Life & School

Donate Today - A List of Local Back-To-School Drives

Posted by August on Aug 5, 2021 11:58:35 AM

Back-to-School magic is in the air. August is here, the stores have started stocking their shelves with school supplies, and teachers are holding on tight to their last few days of summer.

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Topics: Home, Life & School

Prepared for Tax-Free Weekend?

Posted by August on Jul 30, 2021 10:10:55 AM

The dog days of summer are officially here. I used to dread this time of year as a kid because I knew that the start of a new school year was sure to follow. I always hated kissing summer goodbye, but at least I got to go back-to-school shopping.

I've always been a shopper, so my favorite part of heading back to school was shopping for new clothes, shoes, and supplies. Growing up in a small town in Virginia, we didn't have many retail stores to get the things we needed, so we always came to the beach for our big back-to-school shopping trip. If she could, my mom always tried to plan our trip on tax-free weekend.

This year, tax-free weekend is August 6th-8th. If you're planning to shop, check out my blog post from last year's tax-free weekend for a few pro tips.

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

How To Thrift Shop Like a Pro

Posted by August on Jul 23, 2021 9:12:24 AM

As said by the famous Carrie Bradshaw, “a closet full of clothes, nothing to wear.” If you’re like me, you may run into this dilemma far more often than you should. Luckily, I’ve found the perfect solution, thrift shopping. When you’re able to find trendy outfits for cheap at your local thrift store or Goodwill, you can feel a lot less guilty about overfilling your closet.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home, Life & School

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