If you are not a natural-born morning person, getting your day started can be a real chore. Even morning people have off days and may take some time to get going. Here are some tips to help you make your mornings more efficient and help you get moving a lot faster for a more productive day. 1. Stop hitting the snooze button. Yeah, that sounds like a nightmare for some … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Make Over Your Mornings and Wake Up with More Energy
Healthcare costs in the US are astronomical and continue to rise. Even with decent insurance, most of us have deductibles and co-pays and it all adds up. The less we have to go to the doctor, the better. The best way to avoid illness and disease is to live a healthy lifestyle. While even the healthiest lifestyle can't guarantee you'll never need medical care, it can certainly … [Read more...] about A Healthy Lifestyle Can Save Thousands of Dollars
If you are thinking of selling your home, you have probably given considerable thought to all of the things you need to do to get inside ready. But many people tend to ignore or give little weight to some very easy things you can do to the outside that instantly improve curb appeal, attract more buyers, and raise value. The great thing about these particular tasks is that most … [Read more...] about Selling Your Home? Here are 9 Things to Do to Your Yard to Increase Value
Eating at restaurants is expensive and anyone on a budget knows that this is one luxury that all experts say to give up. While I agree with that, I also know that sometimes we either need to dine out or we just really want to. When you find yourself in that situation, here are 12 things to remember that can save you money. 1. Don't order appetizers. Entree portion … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Save Money at Restaurants
I'm always so excited to offer something free to my readers and this is definitely no exception! I've created an awesome downloadable planner that is completely free. It has a navy blue, pink, and teal color scheme with polka dots and stripes. It includes the following pages: 1. Cover 2. Double-page monthly planner (blank) 3. Single-page monthly planner … [Read more...] about FREE Downloadable Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Planner!
Graduation is right around the corner and that means receptions, cake, and gifts! We all know it’s easier to just grab a gift card or cash and take a card, but sometimes, that just isn’t personal enough. It is a rare graduate who gets gifts these days, and an even rarer graduate who knows what they need to take to college with them. That’s why I have created the Dorm Life … [Read more...] about 10 Gifts to Add to Your New Graduate’s Dorm Survival Kit
It's that time again! It's time to get your spring cleaning on! Winter is coming to an end and spring is just around the corner. It's time to give your home a good deep clean and get rid of all that stale winter dust and dirt and grime and other nastiness that is hiding in every nook and cranny of your home. We all know the basic cleaning tasks that we need to: vacuuming, … [Read more...] about 6 Spring Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Whole House Sparkle
When we have busy lives and crazy schedules, eating healthy meals at home can become a real chore. But, eating out is expensive and often unhealthy, so it's not the best alternative. A meal planner can help! One of the best ways to reduce reliance on fast food and take-out and other restaurant food is to meal plan. It's simple really. One day a week, sit down and plan what … [Read more...] about Free Weekly Meal Planner!
Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s yard sale season! Yard sales and garage sales are a great way to clear out your unwanted junk and make some extra money. If you’ve never had a yard or garage sale, there are a few things you should do to make sure yours is successful. 1. Start cleaning out your unwanted junk early. Don’t wait until two days before … [Read more...] about 13 Things You Must Do to Have a Successful Yard Sale
In 2015, Amazon quietly launched a new division called Handmade at Amazon. This division was for people who make/sell handmade art, crafts, jewelry, baby items, clothing, handbags, stationery, toys and other items. If you’ve ever heard of Etsy, this is a similar idea, only on Amazon’s huge platform. Since then, Amazon Handmade has been growing nicely. If you are looking … [Read more...] about Have You Heard of Handmade at Amazon?
When it comes to taking care of our hair, skin, and nails, there are thousands of products on the market that claim to do all sorts of things. But did you know that a very simple and cheap product you can buy at any grocery store can do a lot of what these products claim to do? Apple Cider Vinegar is the key. Not only is apple cider vinegar good for you, it can also be … [Read more...] about How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Improve Your Hair, Skin, and Nails
It seems that the majority of people get paid every two weeks, but that has rarely been the case for me. Most of my jobs have been paid once per month. Since I’m not married, there was never another person in the family getting paid every couple of weeks to help offset this once per month paycheck. Months can feel really long when you are only paid once per month. I’ve … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Budgeting Better When You are Paid Once Per Month
If you are living paycheck to paycheck, it can be tough to get control of your bills. And if you have a lot of bills, it can get even more confusing. With due dates spread out over the month, and bills piling up constantly, it’s tough to know what to pay and when, especially when money is really tight. With this technology-filled world we live in today, there are plenty … [Read more...] about How to Use a Simple Paper Calendar to Get Control of Your Bills
When people think of the whole college experience, they usually think about a traditional four-year college. They think of dorm rooms and fraternity and sorority parties. They think of driving their kids off to school in the fall and having a tearful goodbye and then experiencing empty-nest syndrome. But in terms of affordable college, this is not the best way to go unless your … [Read more...] about Looking for an Affordable College? Send Your Child to Community College
When I was a child, extracurricular activities were not as prevalent as they are today. Sure, they existed, but the pressure for a child to be actively involved in them was not as intense as it is in today’s world. But, the reality is that this is the norm for many. If you are broke though, it can be really difficult to afford extracurricular activities. I do see the … [Read more...] about How to Afford Extracurricular Activities When You are Broke