7 Effective Studying Tips For Final Exams

As the semester winds down to a close, finals season is upon us! Before we can get to the fun of summer we must go through the pain of finals. Whether this is your first year or not, here are 7 effective studying tips to help you ace your final exams. 1. Start Early No matter when your exams start, you always have less time than you think you have to study for them. The best possible advice is to start by reviewing your notes as early as possible. 2. Create a Study Group  There's power in numbers! Talk to the
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Why We Need to Declutter

All of us at one point in our lives or another have had clutter at home. In most cases, clutter exists because they own too much stuff. Some cluttered homes, however, are simply borne out of their owners’ unwillingness or laziness to declutter. However, we all need to declutter for several reasons. For one, your place will become a breeding ground for all kinds of germs and bacteria, because clutter means you are not doing any cleaning up, and all those pathogens just love filthy places. You can actually say the same for cockroaches, mice, rats and other types of
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Reasons You Have To Hire Movers

If you have moved house for at least once in your life, then you probably have a very good idea what it takes to move your family and all your belongings from one place to another. And if you did that move with only the help of a few family and friends, then you don’t need a reminder of how stressful the experience had been. While moving without professional help is doable, anyone who plans to do it should be prepared for the grief that often comes with it. It is not uncommon for DIY movers to argue over things
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4 Tips to Stage the Perfect Apartment Viewing

Showing an apartment is like meeting someone for the first time - the first impression is everything. People aren't going to spend too long on a viewing so you need to make sure that your apartment looks its absolute best. Here are four things you can do to help rent your apartment quickly and stage the perfect apartment viewing. Generalize the Apartment People want to be comfortable in an apartment they might buy, but they may not want to see too much of a random stranger's belongings. Personal tastes may be too specific and end up turning people off of their
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Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day is March 17th and as you'd assume it is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Held on the same day each year, St. Patrick's Day is usually spent by people around the world dressed in green and drinking beer. Here are some interesting facts about St. Patrick's Day and recipes for fun green cocktails. Fun Facts St. Patrick wasn't even from Ireland. He was originally brought to Ireland as a slave and then later became a priest. The Chicago River is dyed green every year for St. Patrick's Day and it takes
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3 Tips for finding the perfect property manager

Hiring a property manager can be stressful, but finding the best fit for your property is like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Property managers are a great option if you have a large number of units or you just don't have the time to visit frequently enough. Here are some ways to help you find the perfect property manager. Be clear  Hiring a property manager is supposed to make your life easier so you want to avoid any problems as much as possible. After you have hired a property manager you will need to clearly outline their
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4 Things To Look For Before Renting An Apartment

When looking for a new apartment to rent, it can be difficult to tell if you are getting a great value for your money or paying more than what the space is worth. There are several factors to consider before signing any paperwork or committing to a location. So that you don’t come to regret choosing the wrong space, here are 4 important things to take note of when looking for the perfect apartment. Kitchen and Storage Space One of the most important things to look for in a new apartment is how much room there is to store your kitchenware
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3 Ways Credit Cards Help You Save For Vacation

The biting cold and blowing snow are more than enough to get the heartiest Canadians thinking about a sunny island destination. While the cost of airfare, accommodations and activities can quickly add up, credit cards can help lower travel expenses. The best travel credit cards offer lucrative perks that can get you jet setting sooner and more affordably than you think. Here are 3 ways the right credit card can help you save money for your vacation. Signup bonuses will get you there sooner Credit card companies and banks offer signup bonuses as incentives to attract new customers. You can
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Why You Should Require a Co-Signer on Student Leases

As a landlord, you may not want to take the risk on students because of their age and relative inexperience renting but one way to quickly overcome this is by requiring a cosigner on the lease. Having a co-signer will ensure that you receive the rent and you can sleep easy knowing that each month's rent will be covered no matter what even if your student tenants are tight on cash. what is a co-signer  A co-signer is someone that agrees to take responsibility for the lease and paying the rent if the tenant is late or misses payments. In terms of student
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The Benefits of Paying Your Rent With Your Credit Card

Your rent is most likely your largest expense each month, so why not use it to your advantage. Paying your rent online makes your life a lot simpler, but paying with your credit card is a great way to not only better your credit score but also reap the benefits of a rewards card. Here are just a few of the benefits of paying your rent with your credit card. Better Credit Card Selection  Certain credit cards have a minimum monthly amount you need to spend, and putting your rent on your card certainly helps you reach this amount. The more
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