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Carolina Living

Tips, tricks and inspiration for living life to the fullest in North Carolina

DIY budgeting

Tracking expenses on a spreadsheet gives you financial insight and control

Your year-end financial checklist

Actions include using health benefits and rebalancing your portfolio to reflect your goals

Waste not

You can recycle construction debris

Discarded electronics

The mounting volume of waste prompts action on taking it back

Invest in your health

Stay fit to avoid higher medical costs in retirement

Hot hues for 2015

Forecasted colors for exterior doors include a strong bronze and a lush mauve

Understanding headache pain

Knowing types and causes can help you choose the right treatment

Ideas for Day Two turkey

Nutritional ways to take leftovers beyond a sandwich

Greener food shopping

Tips for being an eco-conscious consumer

‘Winterizing’ pets

Like people, critters need increased care as the mercury drops

Host a gaudy party to remember

Deck the halls with ugly sweaters and tacky cakes

Making your home smarter

New apps let you control your home’s systems from just about anywhere

Draft dodgers

Weatherstripping keeps your home cozy

Vibrant contrasts

Remodeled kitchens sizzle with bursts of bold color

Kids rooms that ‘grow’

Choose flexible furnishings that can transition with your child