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Moving abroad – best ways to adjust to a new culture

February 7, 2020
Backpack and traveler sitting near rails

By Sally Norton   Moving abroad is thrilling, intriguing and overwhelming, but at the same time exhausting and just plain scary. Even though it can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, the first few weeks in a new country can be very frustrating and challenging. During this time, you will go through culture shock, which you can’t avoid no matter how many books you read or how much research you do. The initial excitement and willingness…

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How to Move to a New Place… Painlessly!

January 23, 2020

By Dylan Bartlett   Moving day can be a massive headache, but it doesn’t have to result in broken china and shattered relationships. If you’re about to move, you can take steps to prepare, to reduce the work and soften the experience. Getting an early start is one of the best ways to avoid last-minute mishaps. To begin, establish a systematic process. You’ll overwhelm yourself if you try to tackle everything at once. By following a methodical approach, you’ll be…

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Clever ways to keep your house warmer in the winter

January 20, 2020
Woman thinking about clever ways to keep your house warmer in the winter

By Sally Norton   If you live in a place where you can experience real winter, or where it’s cold during at least a few months of the year, you probably switch your heating on somewhere around October and just keep it on until it gets warm enough to turn it off. However, as you probably already know, that is far from perfect when it comes to energy consumption. In fact, over 70 percent of your household energy goes on…

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Low Budget Home Remodeling Tips

September 21, 2019
Someone using several cans of different paint.

By Sally Norton You’re running on a tight budget, but your home is in dire need of remodeling? Don’t worry – speaking from experience, this is a problem that can be solved with a little know-how. Most of us have been in the same situation, so we know how hard it is to make adjustments that will drastically improve your home, and not lose a ton of money in the process. If you have kids and other expenses, saving enough…

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Is buying an apartment in NYC a good investment?

August 23, 2019

By Sally Norton   Moving to a new city always poses a question – should you rent or should you buy? Spending money on rent seems like ‘wasting money’, whereas investing in your own property comes as a great idea. However, not every apartment in every city makes a good investment. There are a number of factors that you should consider before making such an expensive purchase. Moving to New York seems like a great idea – it is an…

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