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Fly Cheap: How to Get the Best Deal on Airfare

According to a study by CheapAir.com, booking your flight 54 days in advanced can help you find the lowest possible price. Now don’t start counting just yet, every person’s trip is different and a variety of factors went into obtaining this number. CheapAir.com does state booking a flight within 29-124 days in advanced will also give you a price not far off from the lowest possible price. To help you fly cheap, check out our tips below. Fly cheap

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Money Saving Vacation Tips to Keep You on Budget

Regardless if you are going on a day trip or a full on family vacation, Pioneer Credit Company has gathered vacation tips to save you even more money during this fun, yet usually costly time of year!

Getting There

vacation tipsRenting a car can save on the wear and tear of your vehicle. With coupons and online discounts, this amenity will actually save you money in the long run. Bring your own GPS to save even more. Driving your own car? Using an app like Continue reading

Essential Questions When Buying a Boat

Buying a boat might not be as painful as you think. If you are truly interested in purchasing a new or used boat, consider organizing the process into three phases – Planning, Shopping, and Decision. To help you get started, we’ve created a series of essential questions you’ll want to consider throughout the process.

Phase 1 – The Planning Phase

The planning phase of a boat purchase is primarily about evaluating your current situation and needs. Here are some questions you’ll want to ask yourself when considering buying a boat:kids fishing on boat

  • What activities do I plan on using the boat for? Fishing (salt or freshwater?), watersports, sailing, cruising etc., multipurpose? This is absolutely the most critical step in the planning process.
  • Which type of boat is right for me? Fishing boats, fish and ski boats, cabin cruisers, high performance boats, deck boats, pontoon boats, etc. Continue reading

Car Maintenance Tips

Whether you own a brand new car or a used car, it’s important to perform routine maintenance checks to keep your car running properly.  We contacted industry experts, Sports and Imports and Aero Motors, for preventative car maintenance tips every car owner should know.

Jimmy Hill, Sports and Imports Vice President with over 30 years of experience, and Joe Eikenberg, Aero Motors President with over 40 years of experience, gave us the inside scoop on essential car maintenance tips that will prolong the life of your vehicle. See what they recommend below:

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    oil_change_car_maintenanceThe most important measure you can take to extend the life of your vehicle is to get regular oil changes. Jimmy Hill recommends getting an oil change every 4,500-5,000 miles for cars with less than 100,000 miles, and every 3,000-3,500 miles for cars with more than 100,000 miles. Contaminated oil, Continue reading

Easy and Cheap DIY Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Transforming your backyard into a useful, functional space, using landscaping can be relatively inexpensive and easy with the proper tools and instruction. To make the process even more simple, we compiled a list of easy DIY ideas to transform your backyard into a stylish oasis.  Getting your yard into shape early not only means you have more time this summer to enjoy your projects, but the cooler temperatures of spring also allow you to work more quickly and to take advantage of beginning of the season savings offered by many home improvement retailers. Take a look at our tips below to be the envy of your neighborhood!

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Prepare Your Lawn-Landscaping 101

Spring is here and it’s time to get your yard and landscaping in shape!  In order to have the best looking yard this summer, it’s important to start building the right foundation in early spring. Here’s a quick planning guide on things you can do to make your yard look great as we get closer to the outdoor season!

Start with Yard Cleanup

A spring landscaping project should begin with a thorough yard cleanup. One of the first things you should do is remove litter and trash that has deposited into your yard over the course of the year. Make sure you wear a thick pair of gloves in case any broken glass or sharp objects are around.

raking_yardNext you’ll want to break out the rakes! It’s time to remove the leaves that you missed in the fall or those that have “blown in” over the long winter we’ve had. Take time to remove all the leaves in your flower beds too; this will ensure planting and mulching is a breeze. While you’re raking the lawn, you’ll also want to remove pine-cones, acorns, twigs, and branches. Continue reading

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