Amy Livingston

Amy Livingston

I write and edit academic, creative, and informational texts for all audiences. My specialty is making complex ideas understandable to the average reader.

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Batteries article

Best Batteries

The modern world runs on batteries. We consult professional tests and user reviews to see which ones offer the most power, longevity, and storage life.

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How to Make the Most of Your Leftover Food

There’s no point in spending your hard-earned money on food just to throw it away. If you often find yourself discarding leftovers and food scraps, these recipes and tips can help.

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4 Air Conditioning Alternatives to Stay Cool This Summer

Skipping air conditioning can save you a bundle on summer energy costs - and make a big dent in your household’s carbon footprint as well.

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Best Snoring Remedies - Reviews - 2016

Are there any snoring remedies that really work? Most are just snake oil, doctors say, but there are a few that can truly help.

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Best Way to Pay Off Debt – Snowball vs. Avalanche vs. Snowflaking

Should you pay off your smallest debt first to give yourself some momentum, or start with your highest-interest debt to save the most money overall? The answer depends on your personality.

Sonos article

Sound Bar Reviews - Best Sound Bar 2016

Sound bars provide better sound for home theaters than you'll find built into any HDTV, and without the clutter of satellite speakers. But will you be satisfied with the compromises even the best sound bars ask of their owners?

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How to Save on Home Air Conditioning & Energy Costs in the Summer

The average household spends more than $200 each summer on air conditioning. However, there are ways to reduce that cost.

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7 Safest Investments for Your Money

For short-term savings such as your emergency fund or personal savings, you need an account that keeps your money safe until you need it – while also bringing in a little interest to add to it.

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Ultimate Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants

There's nothing like the thrill of finding and gathering your own food in the wild...but you have to know what you're doing to protect yourself and the environment.

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Best Table Saw - Reviews - 2016

Whether you're a novice home woodworker or an expert looking for professional-grade equipment, there's a table saw to fit your budget and skill set.

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How to Become Financially Independent

Financial independence means having enough money saved up to support you for life, so you don’t have to depend on a salary. A few simple calculations can give you a rough estimate of how many years it should take you to get there.

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9 Passive Income Stream Ideas

Developing a passive income stream can require a big investment of time, and sometimes money, up front – but once it’s in place, you can keep reaping the rewards for years to come.

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How to Avoid Costly Bank Fees

The average checking account has 30 different fees associated with it. But if you’re smart and careful, it’s possible to avoid most of them.

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How to Simplify Your Life (and Why)

Voluntary simplicity means consuming less not because you need to, but because it makes you happier.

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How to Become a Freelancer

If you have the right temperament for it, you really can make money working from home – and enjoy a happier, more satisfying life.