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How to buy your first house in South Bend
Anna Kennedy

How to buy your first house in South Bend

What neighborhoods should you look at? How big a mortgage should you apply for? What kind of lender should you use? As a new homeowner, here’s how I figured it all out.
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Ben Futa

Getting started as a gardener

I began to garden as a hobby. Now, it’s my profession. But I’ve never lost sight of what it takes for a new gardener to get started successfully, whether you're looking to grow your own food, enhance your surroundings or both.
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How to invest your first $1,000
Chris Lutz

How to invest your first $1,000

As a professional financial advisor here in South Bend, I know that people often think they need to be wealthy to start investing. But that’s really not the case.
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How to take advantage of free resources at Notre Dame
Dustin Mix

How to take advantage of free resources at Notre Dame

Sure, a Notre Dame football ticket could easily set you back $150 or more. But did you realize that there’s a ton of cool stuff you can do at the university that won’t cost you a penny?
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Working through stress with dance and movement
Elizabeth Leachman

Working through stress with dance and movement

I began to practice ballet over 15 years ago, sparking a lifelong passion for dance, fitness and teaching. Here are some great ways for you to get moving yourself.
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Creating a beautiful environment for young children to learn and grow
Emily Rupchock

Creating a beautiful environment for young children to learn and grow

I’ve spent my career thinking about how to provide children with spaces that are both practical and inspiring.
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Discovering a love of Mexican cooking
Humberto Delgado

Discovering a love of Mexican cooking

Food is my passion, in no small part because it is a great way to connect with my own history. No matter where your family comes from, I bet you’ll enjoy making many of the same wonderful dishes that I do.
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How to get your security deposit back from your landlord
James Brogdon

How to get your security deposit back from your landlord

As a longtime landlord here in South Bend, I can help you learn your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
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Jennifer Pflugner

Discovering fun and worthwhile things to do with your family in South Bend

As both a teacher and I mom, I know there is a tendency for people to overlook many of the wonderful activities that are always taking place around South Bend. These resources will help you tap into a wealth of entertaining and enriching opportunities right here in the community.
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Getting back on your feet after hard times
Komonique Thomas

Getting back on your feet after hard times

I truly believe that while some individuals have had a difficult past, with empathy, support and investment they can have a brighter future. I have spent my career providing services to overlooked and underserved members of our community, and I hope that learning about these resources can benefit you, as well.
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Marla Godette

Navigating school for your child with special needs

As someone who has spent a long time in the field, I know how hard it can be for parents when your child is struggling with either their physical or mental health.
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Living safely in an old home, especially with kids
Matthew Sisk

Living safely in an old home, especially with kids

South Bend is filled with wonderful historic homes, but they come with certain risks. I learned how to tackle them—and you can, too.
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Velshonna Luckey

How to care for yourself in order to care for others

Learning to care for myself allowed me to care for others on a deeper level. I had to learn that my desire to be a force for good in this world required the ability to commit to facing my own truths first. These are some of the tools that helped me get there.
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Learn how to fix your bike—and then where to ride it
Zack Vandeman

Learn how to fix your bike—and then where to ride it

With these tips, you’ll not only be able to get your bike in gear, you’ll also discover some of the best places around South Bend to go for a spin.
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