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How this Social Start-Up is Changing the Way We Shop

More people are choosing sustainable shopping Ryan Lewis of EarthHero outside the Boulder, CO office *EarthHero is giving WellWallet readers $20 toward their first order.* Ryan Lewis is just getting started. Last we spoke with the CEO of EarthHero, they had just launched their eco-friendly marketplace in time for the holidays. Since then, they have…
Conscious Homeowner Looking for Toxin-Free Paint

Use Toxin-Free Paint and Create a Healthier Home

Picture this: you’ve just moved into your new home. All of the walls and furniture are bright builder’s white and you can’t wait to paint over it. But the paint you’re about to use probably isn’t toxin-free paint. The fresh-paint smell that makes you feel proud after a long day of painting is not necessarily…
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How to Save for a Home Down Payment

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own home? Whether that be a condo in the city or a colonial in the burbs, even the most die-hard renters may find themselves peaking at online real estate listings every now and then, thinking of what life would be like. Sure, the housing crisis was scary, the stress of the home buying process is legendary, and the fact that there’s no landlord to call is a lot of responsibility but despite it all, the attraction is still there.

What Can We Learn from Cheapskates on the Internet?

The internet is a place of extremes. Extreme weight loss, out of control Pokemon Go tactics, and unrealistic frugality. A blog post about someone who pays off $67,000 of debt in 20 months is eye-catching clickbait. However, the much more common and realistic version of personal finance stories that detail the slow and steady approach of people who pay off debt, build up their savings, and enjoy a secure retirement over the course of decades are far less sensational.

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