By now, most snow-vulnerable states have experienced their first snowfall, setting the tone for another winter—and with it, a heightened risk of vehicular collisions. Icy roads, snowy windshields, and blizzard-like conditions can interfere with your visibility and control on the road, resulting in over 1,300 traffic-related deaths annually

Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on a brand-new vehicle or completely change your lifestyle to avoid this risk. With a handful of basic strategies, you can become a safer winter driver. 

Key Strategies for Safer Winter Driving

Make sure to follow these simple steps to reduce your risk while driving in winter: 

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Now that you’re finally getting married, planning and prepping, you know one of the hardest truths of getting ready for your wedding: it’s expensive. Not only is it expensive, but it’s also stressful that it’s so expensive. Suddenly, all that time you thought you’d spend flipping through magazines with your mother and best friends has turned into a budgeting meeting every night, with only a glass of wine in your hand to lessen the pain.

One of the biggest purchases, of course, is one of the most important: your wedding dress. Sure, it’s easy to cut corners when it comes to the cake (both literally and figuratively) but when it comes to something as important as what you’re wearing while you walk down the aisle, you’re going to have to be more careful about how you save.

Here’s how:

1. Get your gown online

After all, it’s the 21st Century - what’s the point of spending hours at a bridal boutique, acting like you’re having a good time with your friends as you try on the dresses, while in reality, everyone is super-stressed out, well aware of the fact that all the dresses are out of their personal price ranges? It looks like fun in the movies, sure. But the fact is, the only fun part will probably be sipping the complimentary champagne before awkwardly telling the bridal boutique owners, “Um, sure, we’ll give you a call if we’re interested.” Which you won’t be, considering the fact that the national average cost of a wedding dress is $35,329.

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When you stare at January 1 on your calendar, it’s hard not to feel inspired. The New Year represents carte blanche: a totally clean slate for the next 12 months. Many of us jump on the chance to tackle our biggest goals during this time. Often these resolutions aim to undo much of the damage done during the indulgent holidays. If the holidays are always a time of excess for you, then take a look at this list of popular New Year’s resolutions. You might want to add at least one to your own!

1. Eat & Drink Healthier

This one comes as no surprise. The food and beverages that we sample over the holidays are some of the most important details of the festivities. Unfortunately, dinner often consists of several helpings of turkey, followed by a couple slices of pie. Oh — and don’t forget the midnight sandwich made up of leftovers.

As a result, a lot of Americans wake up in the New Year sporting a spare tire around their middles. There’s little wonder why 21.4 percent of Americans list losing weight and eating healthier as their number one resolution.

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Whether you’re just interested in doing more traveling or you’re already a seasoned pro, a travel blog or social media marketing account could help you score some affiliate links or brand representative gigs that could help you save on your next big trip. But with the volume of travel blogs on the internet, you’re going to have to stand out from the crowd with more than stunning landscape photography and a few posts about the vacations you’ve taken; you need to consistently generate quality content potential travelers want to see. If you’re interested in starting a travel blog that people will actually want to follow (and which you could one day make profitable), start by employing the following strategies.

  1. Be information-driven. The reason people turn to social media to get answers to their travel questions and inspiration for their next big trip is that they trust the reviews and opinions of their fellow travelers more than the word of advertisers and brands. According to CMO, approximately 95 percent of travelers read seven or more reviews before booking their trip, and they spend an average of 53 days visiting 28 different websites to help guide their decision-making. What’s more, as much as 50 percent of travelers check social media for travel tips.
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