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See Future Movies for Free!

Going to the movies is a pastime as American as baseball or apple pie. However, the increasingly absurd ticket price at movie theaters has somewhat tarnished it’s nostalgic Americana. So how can you enjoy the engaging, cinematic atmosphere of the theater without going broke? My recommendation: Free Movie Screenings!

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Chris Dato September 30, 2014

Be Proactive About Conservation

Being a resident of Southern California, water conservation is becoming an increasingly important topic. This is because California is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history, and they are doing their best to make sure each citizen understands just how big an impact they can have. I thought it would be valuable to go over some lesser-known ways to conserve water.

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Chris Dato September 29, 2014

Restorative Ways to Reduce Stress

After one of the longest weeks of the year so far, I can honestly say that I could not be happier that it is the weekend is finally here. It is the perfect time to unwind and get rid of all of the stress built up from the week. Since stress isn’t particularly the healthiest way to live life, it is essential to learn techniques to keep it in check on the daily.

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Shannon Hanrahan September 26, 2014

If You Want Something Done Right, DIY- Part 2: Bathroom Renovations

Next up, we are going to look at how to fix common issues in the most colorfully nicknamed room in the house: the bathroom. The commode, that lavatory, the loo, the water closet: whatever your preferred vernacular for the all-important room, the last thing you want is for something to break in there. Bathroom repairs are not only inherently time sensitive, but plumbers are also costly.

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Chris Dato September 24, 2014

Cool Custom Furniture Projects

The benefits to do-it-yourself projects are numerous. First and foremost are the bragging rights and being a crafty way to save yourself money, while adding elements of your own personal style into your environment. Ana White is a mother and handywoman who aims to help everyone take advantage of these perks. Here are a few of her unique and cost-effective plans.

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Chris Dato September 22, 2014

A Survival Guide to Seamlessly Transition Into Fall

As the rest of the country is starting to embrace the changing leaves, brisk evenings, and pumpkin spiced everything, we are still very much so stuck in summer here in Santa Monica, despite the Fall Equinox being this weekend. So while Mother Nature holds onto the final days of the current season with a firm grasp, here are my tips on how you can embrace fall in every way, while staying on budget but also not completely letting go of summer.

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Shannon Hanrahan September 18, 2014

If You Want Something Done Right, DIY- Part 1: Painting

Buying a house is the single biggest purchase most of us will make in our lives. As a former Home Depot associate and certified hardware expert, I wanted to help alleviate some of the financial stress of costly home repairs. To start, let’s look at one of the first renovations on any new homeowners list: Paint.

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Chris Dato September 17, 2014