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5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects Under $300

5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects Under $300

Just another weekend? Not if you take advantage with one or more of these 5 great projects you can easily pull off for under $300.

Most of the cost of these DIY weekend projects is in the materials. The labor — that’s you — is free. All you need now are the hours. But, hey, you’ve got two full days — plenty of time to be a superhero weekend warrior and grab some R&R. Read the full article for more info on the following projects:

Project #1: Add a Garden Arbor Entry

Project #2: Install a Window Awning

Project #3: Screen Off Your Air Conditioner from View

Project #4: Add Garage Storage

Project #5: Edging Your Garden

How to Tell If You Should Look for Your First House Or Renew Your Lease

How to Tell If You Should Look for Your First House Or Renew Your Lease

Tired of working so hard just to build your landlord's equity instead of your own? Been dreaming about paint swatches and obsessing over Pinterest projects? Making that leap from renting to owning a home comes with many perks -- both financial and emotional. And even though home ownership comes with great responsibility, you might be surprised how achievable it can be. This article will help you answer the following questions:

  1. Are You Financially Prepared?
  2. Are You Prepared to Make Compromises?
  3. Are You Emotionally Ready?
  4. Will Owning Pay Off in the Long Run?
  5. Has Your Lifestyle Outgrown Renting?