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How to Go Green With Solar Energy in a House or Apartment

Maybe you have long been on the recycling bandwagon, you eat seasonal and local foods, perhaps you even buy carbon offset credits to reduce your carbon footprint. But now you want to take the next step and go green with your energy usage, as well.

Whether you own a house or rent an apartment, there are several great options available for adopting renewable energy these days. Here’s a quick guide to the basic options – including what the costs look like and what benefits you may gain as a result.

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Your desk is your sanctuary. Well, it could be. We’re all about sprucing up your workspace so as to keep the ideas flowing and good thoughts rolling. After all, it is where you spend a good chunk of your week. Here are five tips to make your desk truly, yours.

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Quiz: Here’s Who You Should Date Based on Your Financial Style

Finding your soulmate in 2016 is not for the faint of heart. Singles today have to contend with misleading profile photos, creepy texts, and intense pressure to make yourself sound epic in just 500 characters or less. And even when you do make it to the first date, you may hit it off with someone only to find out their student loan balance is higher than the GDP of a small country.

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First-time Homebuyer’s Guide: 6 Essential Tips for Getting Started

When you’re buying your first home, it can be tempting to mentally skip ahead to the fun part where you’re picking out window treatments and hanging your favorite artwork.

However, as anyone with prior experience will tell you, the process of buying a home should begin long before you start planning your epic remodel. As a first-time homebuyer, checking a few boxes early on in the process can help ensure you’re prepared to act when the home you want goes on the market.

Want to know where to start? Here are six essential steps for setting up your home buying experience the right way.

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How Business School Helped Two MBAs Follow Their Cold-Brew Coffee Bliss

When Matt Bachmann decided to get his MBA three years ago, he didn’t imagine it would lead to a startup fueled by his favorite beverage. “I was committed to using the time as a break from the corporate world, and I knew I wanted to explore entrepreneurship,” says Bachmann. “But I had no idea what the final outcome would be.”

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