How often are you opening your bills with a sense of dread? Are you due to pay more than you’re expecting? Perhaps it’s a good idea to see how efficiently you are using your utilities, and see where you can save money in the long run by doing things like adding weather stripping to your…

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We throw away way too much food. There are three simple reasons for this: One, when we’re at the store, we impulse purchase things that we know we have no actual desire to use, but for whatever reason, our brains tell us that we HAVE to have that particular item. Two, we are sure we…

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How does shutting off tech (computer, laptop, television, etc.) even ten minutes before bed help? Simple: Your brain has the time and ability to shut out the rest of the world, to begin to prepare for your sleep cycle. This has been tested, peer reviewed and acknowledged as fact. You need to be able to…

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For budgeting to work effectively, there MUST be an open dialogue of what is working and what is needing improvement. Like we mentioned last week, setting aside chore moneys for the actual reward/vacation is crucial to feeling like there is actual value in the work done. It doesn’t ever have to be a trip to…

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This might seem like a simple one at first, but there are a lot of correlations between consistent sleep and how that affects and effects you in your waking life. This is no mere statement, and there have been conclusively peer reviewed and globally accepted points about this. Here are a few facts (<< not…

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Maybe you know how to stack butter bricks. Perhaps you know how to package butter. Or make butter in the blender with super yummy herbs and seasonings. Or even the whole process from raising a cow, milking her, processing, separating, churning, etc. The fine art of story telling seems to be perceived to be an…

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Let’s face it: vacuuming SUCKS. Dusting? Puhhhllllease! And don’t even get me started on folding fitted sheets. Just as much as we [yes, I do realise there is a small finite minuscule collection of humans which do in fact “enjoy” those tasks – I am calling you out, washing dishes lover! Be aware we all…

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Some days, our bodies have a mind of their own it seems, right? For those of us who live with crippling chronic illnesses (mine tend to be in the form of bad back issues, carpal tunnel in both arms/wrists, and migraines that knock me on my ass for WEEKS at a time), doing a lot…

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Creativity can be something that gets us through the hard times, sees us through those rough patches in life, and gives us definition and meaning in our otherwise rather sedate lives. Wait, who has a sedate life these days? How many browser tabs do you currently have open? Are you only on one piece of…

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Week #2: We’re focusing on accountability and honesty this week. Adding to the first week, you’re going to see that $10/day is a tight squeeze, but if you were honest, you managed just fine! Being accountable (to yourself, your partner, your family – whatever role you play in your home) and honest about your spending…

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These healthy challenges aren’t going to be focusing on hitting the gym, counting calories, or doing anything that you aren’t comfortable with – within reason. I’m an agoraphobe by nature – many of us writers are to some degree – but every day, I try to get outside, even if it’s just on my front…

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Each week, for the next 16 weeks, we’re going to bring you budget ideas that can save you more than just money alone.   These tips, when you combine them with the others, can give you (and your family) not just vacation money, but teaches littles financial responsibility, healthy choices, dedication and persistence leads to…

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It has to be better tomorrow. Often, we are quick to assume that someone (especially in the cold, impersonal world of writing online) “means” one thing, but they don’t intone it with any flavour at all. I’ll give you a for instance. There is a Bach particular piece – it’s a 60 variation tune of…

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Let’s face it; having to worry about money sucks. We’re not going spout statistics or scold you for how you have spent your money. We’re not your mom, nor your 11th grade Statistical Analysis teacher. We we can do is offer a load of different “this worked for me” suggestions and hope that something works…

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