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Celebrate National Thrift Shop Day

By Larraine Roulston: Shop secondhand … first. On Thursday, August 17th, nonprofit thrift stores celebrate National Thrift Shop Day (also known as National Thrift Store Day). By supporting secondhand shops to purchase and donate items, you will save money, conserve resources and reduce waste. Buying gently used goods from thrift stores will also create “green” jobs as …

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The Charm of Thrift Stores & Recycled Gifts

By Larraine Roulston: Those of us who are downsizing or decluttering will bundle up  unwanted clothes and trinkets to donate to nonprofit organizations. Whether we take items to a thrift store, drop-off box location, or have them picked up by a used clothing or household goods drive, it is almost certain …

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Getting Married Without Breaking the Bank

By Kim Robson With the cost of the average wedding in the U.S. at a whopping $28,000, many young or financially strapped couples find themselves putting off marriage. I believe that if you and your partner are in love, then marriage is the logical next step. Money should never stand …

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Cyber Monday Deals on Organic Products

By Fredrica Syren As a busy mom, I find it hard to go out to shop for gifts and I’m not brave enough to go shopping on Black Friday. On-line shopping on Cyber Monday is perfect if you looking for deals on substantial, eco-friendly and organic things. Here are links …

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Urban Gardening on the Cheap — A Scavenger’s Story

By Asha Kreiling Starting a garden can be exciting and fun, but also daunting if it’s your first time.  You need soil, planters, seeds, fertilizer and tools.  You also need space.  About two years ago, I moved into my San Diego apartment, where I have been experimenting with the awkward …

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