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Chicago Green River for St. Patrick's Day

3 Destinations to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Whether you’ve got Irish roots or not, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect celebration to help you break free of those winter blahs. If you find yourself in any of these festive cities on March 17th, you’re in for a treat! Don your green garb, dust off your dancing shoes, and get ready to raise […] Read More
The beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom in Macon.

Family-Friendly US Destinations for March Break

With spring break on the minds of most youth and parents in the country, it’s time to start setting your plans and determining how you’d like to spend the time. This year, why not spend some quality time together locally? Visit a park, monument, or attraction in your own city or state, or take a […] Read More
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5 Tips for Sticking to Your Budget

In some ways, creating a plan for spending and managing your money (i.e. budgeting) is the ‘easy’ part. On paper, it works—you see where funds are allocated, and you know what you’re able to save, invest, or hang onto in the end while making all other ends meet. But simply having a plan doesn’t mean […] Read More
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5 Tips for Writing an Effective Resume

People often find it difficult to talk about themselves, and capturing your best qualities for a potential employer is no small feat. With a little guidance and direction, you can take the fear out of finding a job. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new opportunity, or just want to freshen up your existing […] Read More
A couple spending time together on Valentine's Day

3 Free Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special

The day to celebrate love, romance, and that special someone in your life is fast approaching, and if you’re trying to do something special without breaking the bank, you’re in luck. Celebrating Valentine’s Day should be about creating a meaningful and memorable experience for the one you love. This does not necessarily mean spending money—there […] Read More
Packing a suitcase

Packing Tips & Tricks

Packing for a trip or an extended time away from home is never a simple task. You want to be sure you’ve covered all of the essentials, but you also want to avoid lugging around more than you really need. Needless to say, space is always of the essence when it comes to proper packing. […] Read More
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5 Things to Research Before an Interview

Taking time to familiarize yourself with an employer before you meet with them is your first responsibility as a potential candidate. Show your interviewers that you’re serious, dedicated, and interested in what they’re doing by reading up on them and developing some questions beforehand. Be prepared by researching these five things before your next job […] Read More
Budgeting

Budgeting after Christmas: Tips for Getting Back on Track

A few weeks into January, it’s safe to say that most of us are (slowly) settling back into the regular, post-Christmas routine with work, home life, and so on. But one area that may still feel out of sorts is your finances. If you overspent at Christmas, or if you stayed on budget but still […] Read More
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Staying in Shape While Traveling

When you’re on the road for days or even weeks at a time, it can be hard to stay fit and healthy. The calories can add up when you’re eating at restaurants all the time, and it can be hard to find a reliable route to get out for a run or to find a […] Read More
Quick and healthy shrimp recipe

Healthy Recipes To Make in Your InTown Suite

If eating well, cooking at home, or getting healthy are part of your resolutions for 2017, you’re in luck—we’ve got a couple vibrant, nourishing recipes that are simple to prepare and come together quickly on your stovetop. We all love take-out and eating at restaurants, but the reality is that our wallets and waistlines are […] Read More