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Make A Move to End Hunger

Guest post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder of NorthStar
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 07, 2020 in  Charity
Did you know...In the United States, 1 in 7 children goes to bed hungry? Shocking right!? What can just one person do to tackle such a big problem? A simple click of a button or making a move can help out quite a bit! First thing you can do is go online and donate to your local food bank. Every little bit helps! It only costs $1 to provide four meals to a hungry child. Next, bring non-perishable food directly to your local food bank’s door.If you are moving, it is the perfect opportunity to help fee... read more
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4 Investments Worth Making in Your First Home

Guest Post: Suhayl Laher, Marketing Coordinator at Tiles Direct
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 07, 2020 in  Homeowner Tips  Homeownership  New Homeowner
In today’s post, we’re offering some advice for first-time homeowners on areas where spending a little bit more is likely to pay off in the long-run. From valuable aesthetic updates in key areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and living room to installing smart heating systems and insulation to prioritize energy efficiency, our tips will leave you inspired to make the most out of your first home update.Replace flooringFlooring has the power to change a room entirely, so it should go without saying that t... read more
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6 Festive Christmas Markets in Michigan

Guest Blog: Blog Contributor, PureMichigan.com
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 19, 2019 in  Christmas  Shopping  Winter
Christmas markets have a 700-year old history in Europe. A little bit of this old-world tradition has made its way into the hearts of Michigan families. With lights, music, food and gift shopping, start your own holiday tradition at a Pure Michigan Christmas market near you.  1. Downtown Detroit Markets – Detroit Winter in Detroit Pop-Up Markets | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan Detroit has really pulled out all of the stops to put visitors in the holiday spirit! With retail, craft, food and oth... read more
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5 Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

Guest Post: Blog Contributor, Wells Fargo
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 17, 2019 in  Christmas  Safety  Shopping  Winter
The holidays are here, and it’s time to make your list and check it twice! Though online shopping is easier than ever, watch out for the Grinches who target shoppers for holiday scams. Here are 5 tips from our friends as Wells Fargo to keep in mind as you click your way to the perfect present. TIP #1:Use secure shopping sites. Only shop with merchants you trust and make sure internet purchases are secured to protect your information. Look for secure transaction signs like a lock symbol and &ldq... read more
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The Most PAWesome Christmas Gifts For Dogs

Guest Post: Lindsay Listanski, Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 03, 2019 in  Christmas  Dogs  Winter
The howlidays are here and we have compiled the ultimate roundup of pawesome gift ideas for your pooch. There is something for every budget…DIY GiftsIf baking, sewing and DIY projects are your forte you are going to love this section. Try out a tasty treat recipe or quilt up a comfy bed, whichever you choose we know your pup will appreciate the effort. Christmas Pupcakes Duncan Hines totally nailed it with these adorable dog cupcakes. To get the recipe CLICK HERE! Tasty Treats We know these treat... read more
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