Are Extended Stay Motels A Good Option For Temporary Housing? (Hint: YES!)

Whether it be because of employment circumstances, moving, or another personal situation, living in extended stay motels could be the affordable housing solution you’re looking for! Cheap extended stay hotels can be comfortable and practical — for yourself or your entire family — as temporary housing for a few months. Here’s what it’s like living in a motel, how much it costs, and how to find monthly hotel rentals that meet your needs best.

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Buying & Selling At Consignment Shops: Pros & Cons From Someone Who’s Done It

In the past 30+ years, I’ve bought and sold items at consignment shops — several times. Just to be clear, a thrift store is different from a consignment store. I absolutely LOVE shopping for gently used clothing at thrift stores. But I’m not so crazy about shopping at clothing consignment stores. Ditto for selling items at clothing consignment shops. On the other hand, I’ve always had wonderful experiences buying AND selling at furniture consignment stores! Here are my best tips.

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Should You Buy The Optional Extended Warranty On Electronics, Appliances, Etc? (My Experience + What The Experts Say)

When you buy electronics, appliances, and other household items, should you buy the optional extended warranty (like a Master Protection Agreement from Sears)… or not? We’ve got the facts, plus some personal experience that might help you decide. See how Sears handles the preventive maintenance check (or cleaning) on their digital cameras. Find out when it makes sense to buy the service warranty — and when it doesn’t!

Forever Stamp Dilemmas: Does It Make Sense To Buy Forever Stamps For First-Class Postage?

Question: What’s the deal with Forever stamps? How can they last forever when the price of stamps increases all the time? Answer: If you have Forever Postage Stamps, you’re safe. In fact, you’ll earn a few extra pennies on those stamps if you buy them before the next postage rate increase. The bottom line: if you haven’t purchased Forever Postage Stamps before, you might want to now!