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A Day in the Life of a Children’s Education Funds (CEFI) Dealing Representative

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In 2019, Canada became the most educated country in the world. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), over 56% of Canadian adults between the ages of 25 and 64 received a two-year or four-year degree or received an education through a vocational program. In addition to the OECD accolade, Canada also saw a surge in employment this year, a sign of strength in the country’s overall economic growth.

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Good Modern Home Design is Eco-Friendly & Sustainable

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By Michael Tobias. Faced with a climate crisis globally, there are numerous very real threats facing humanity, especially since it is acknowledged that as much as 25% of greenhouse gas emissions come from housing of one sort or another.

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3 Reasons You Might Need an Environmental Consultant

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When it comes to the dangers of climate change, Australia is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries. In fact, the country’s temperatures have hit an all-time high, peaking at 41.9°C C in December 2019. What’s more, some studies have even pointed to Australia one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters per population. To make matters worse, Australia ranks last out of 57 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index.

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Ten Ways to Prevent Accidents

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Tragedies and accidents, unfortunately, have been a part of human life since it began. Injuries through accidents have been around ever since human beings have been clumsy. Even when they are not, freak events in our surroundings can hurt us at times and even take out lives in some cases. In Indian history, the Mughal emperor Humayun tripped and fell down a flight of stairs till his death. As a solid ruler, no one would have anticipated that their king will die by falling down the stairs.

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Saving Money on Home Heating

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Winter is the coolest time of year, as the saying goes. When you’re home, sweet home, you want to be warm as toast. You know what’s worse than a drafty home? A high heating bill. Saving money on home heating starts with preventing heating loss. Point2 Homes recently published an interesting article sharing tips to prevent heat loss in your home. Insulating Your Walls. The best way to prevent heat loss is to ensure you have proper insulation in your home.

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IS TERM INSURANCE PURE PROTECTION PLAN?

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We live in a world filled with risks and uncertainties. People, their families, their properties and their assets are constantly at exposed to a variety of risks. Insurance plans are a vital part of every person’s life for it acts as a safety net for when an individual is in need of monetary assistance due to certain circumstances.

Go Green, Save Money, Live Healthy

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When balancing our lives, there are many things that we need to consider. Life is full of surprises and being ready for them is very important. Two of the most important facets of our lives is remaining healthy, and being financially sound. These two aspects can often reflect one another.

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Stop Paying Too Much for Insurance

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Are you paying too much for insurance? Don’t be surprised if you are because about two-thirds of adults pay more than they need to for life, auto, health and home coverage. How does that happen? In most cases, as people age and establish better credit scores, they have access to all sorts of discounts and fee reductions that weren’t available to them when they were younger. How can you know whether you’re over-paying for your current policies?

The perfect fall bathroom decor

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During the fall a person wants to keep up with the changing of the seasons. They may change the way that they decorate their home. These are some perfect fall bathroom decorations that will bring the feeling of the fall into the home. Mosaics. A person can have a picture made from custom mosaic tile that they can hang in their bathroom. This mosaic can include anything from leaves to pumpkins to anything else that reminds them of the fall.

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Eco-Friendly Properties – The Next Big Thing of 2019

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There’s no doubt that the world has become more conscious of environmental issues over recent years. Evidence suggests that consumers are now more aware of ethical and environmental issues surrounding the goods and services they use, with research from the Ethical Consumerism Report revealing that 50 per cent of consumers had avoided a product due to a company’s bad reputation.

2019 131

What Should I Look for in a Business School?

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Returning to school to earn an MBA is a big decision with a lot riding on it, so it’s only right to give it the proper consideration. But the big decision isn’t over once you’ve chosen to pursue a business degree—in fact, the toughest part is often trying to decide which school is right for you.

2019 109

10 Ways to Transform Your Home into an Eco-Friendly Haven

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It’s almost every day that we’re bombarded with news about climate change and its massive effects to nature and humankind. The situation is dire and it feels as if there’s no solution in sight, but there are actually a lot of things that you can do to help. While lawmakers all over the world argue about policies, you can start making small changes and transform your home into an eco-friendly place. Here are a few ideas. Conserve Water. This is a no-brainer.

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What to Know About Growing a Balcony Container Garden

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Now that I live in an apartment, I’m looking for ways to still enjoy some of the benefits of a home (although I don’t know that I need to live in a house again). One of the things I enjoyed about living in a home was the gardening.

How to Change your Financial Situation Fast

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Is saving money one of the goals that you always seem to set for yourself, but never quite achieve? These days, most of us know that if we want to be successful in life, we have to commit to regular saving. However, telling ourselves to manage our money more carefully, and achieving financial independence are two very different things. Most of the time, making a significant difference to your financial situation is a process that takes consistent effort, and time.

2019 109

Having a Hard Time Getting By? 3 Budget Leaks You May Be Experiencing.

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Do you make enough money to cover your mortgage or rent, groceries, transportation, and other essential expenses, but find yourself on a treadmill of not being able to save? Many people are, and you’re not alone.

Eight Things I Learned After Becoming a Millionaire

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When we are young and poor, a million dollars seems an enormous sum – enough to cure all the ills in our lives!

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Things I’ve Learned During 30 + Years of Home Ownership

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I’ve been a homeowner since 1978, when we bought our fixer upper little ranch house when our second baby was 6 months old. I thought I knew all about keeping a house. After all, both Mom and Dad had been do-it-yourselfers and had trained me up to work right alongside them.

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4 Hobbies for Adulthood

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Whether you simply want to venture from the daily routine, stop watching so much TV, or you just need to save money by not going out, it’s never too late to pick up a new hobby. It can be an exciting experience, especially considering all the options available for exploration and discovery. The process of trying out a new hobby can be an enjoyable experience in its own right, even if it doesn’t stick in the long run.

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If You???re Not Poor, Can You Teach Your Kids What It???s Like to Be Poor?

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While I was growing up, my family didn’t have much money. My dad worked first as a meat cutter and then at a factory. During the recession in the ’80s, he was unemployed for nearly 2.5 years. My mom was an at home day care provider.

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Top 5 bridal trends for Summer 2019

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Weddings can be stressful, especially when you have no idea exactly what you want. The most important thing to get ready is the bridal look for the special day. Before venue, videography, and even guest list, the bride’s look should come first priority. If you don’t know where to start, fortunately there are plenty of new bridal trends you can look into for inspiration. Not only should the gown be perfect, but the accessories from head to toe should as well.

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Green Initiatives by Agera Energy

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Agera Energy is a top-rated natural gas and electricity company from New York and was recently recognized for its laudable efforts in making its headquarters a green office environment. The eco-friendly improvements made by this energy company are important in that they have the potential to encourage other major companies to do the same. This will have a massive impact on the overall carbon footprint of big companies in the energy sector.

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Six Eco-friendly Ways to Save Money for You and Your Family

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Transportation. From a money-saving and environment-friendly perspective, this may be the most obvious solution to making room in your budget in an eco-conscious manner. Heading into the summer, gas prices will continue to go up, so transportation alternatives can really help. Carpooling, public transportation, and biking are all terrific ways to cut down trips to the gas pump while decreasing your own personal carbon footprint left on the environment.

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5 Insurance Issues for Entrepreneurs

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One of the items that many entrepreneurs overlook when they get started is insurance. When you’re starting a business, it doesn’t seem important to worry overmuch about insurance. In fact, it might not even be on your radar.

Make One Change to Improve Almost Every Aspect of Your Life

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Over the past year or so, I’ve probably watched twenty different documentaries , and many of them were about health, food, weight and nutrition. I also enjoy many TED Talks on similar topics and am an avid reader.

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My Best Garage Sale Finds

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I love a bargain. Years ago, Mom introduced me to the idea of going to garage sales. People sell the darnedest things at their garage sales.

How to Take the Stress Out of Job Hunting

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The journey you take when looking for a new job can be filled with stress and anxiety. It’s easy to lose hope, particularly when money is tight and you’re desperate to find a new job, but it’s important not to let the strain of the experience get to you. While job hunting is an intense and emotional experience, keep in mind that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Financial Success: It’s Not Always About Your Income

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When I was younger, I used to think that a higher income was the solution to most of my financial issues. My husband and I were graduate students with loans and credit card debt, and we were certain that a higher income would solve all of our problems. However, this isn’t always the case.

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Easy Ways to Build Up Your Savings

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A surprising amount of North Americans are not putting money away consistently for retirement. Many families are toeing the line of slipping into debt, if they aren’t already over their heads.

7 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

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Our consumer-driven society is one that results in a great deal of waste. From food waste to packaging to disposable items, there are a lot of resources being used by humans. This consumption of resources — and the waste it produces — is not sustainable. Nor is it healthy.

2013 284

How is Your Vacation Rental Doing?

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Owning a vacation rental has been a love-hate emotion for me. We bought a lakefront condo 10 years ago near lakes and an area known for entertainment venues, for what I thought at the time were great reasons. Why we bought. Diversify our investment holdings. We only own one home, no land, no rentals.

Turning back the clock: 4 Natural ways to Look and Feel younger

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Humans have been chasing the fountain of youth for thousands of years, and it seems a lot of us still do.

2015 209

Tips for Keeping Your Stockpile Safe and Dry

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Every couponer’s dream is to have a stockpile of food, household essentials, and non-perishables stored safely in their home. And if you go a step further by canning, freeze drying, and jarring your own foods, it is vital that you have a safe place to keep everything. At first, your stockpile might only take up a couple of shelves in the hallway closet, but as it grows you have to think of long-term storage solutions.

2019 109

Redefining Moderation.

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I used to struggle with my weight. I was never “fat”, it would even be a stretch to say I was “chubby”, but I wasn’t where I wanted to be weight and health wise. I would often yo-yo ten to fifteen pounds at a time. Then one day I finally got down to that magic number on the scale and loved it!

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How To Make Industrial Recycling Simple In Business

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With so much media coverage at the moment on how much damage we are doing to our planet, there seems to be an even bigger commitment at the moment from companies to do things differently. With climate change targets set and companies pledging their strategy on how they will support these, consumers are also looking at what the companies they use are doing both short and long term.

How to Ask for Money Back When Somebody Owes You

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If you’ve ever lent somebody money and have had to actually ask to be repaid, you’ll know what I mean when I say it’s an incredibly uncomfortable experience. The better you know the person, the more uncomfortable it becomes.

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The 5 Steps to Living Money-Stress Free

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Do you barely survive, living paycheck to paycheck? Does all your income just pass through your hands and nothing is left? Do you feel afraid that when disaster or emergency strikes, you won’t be able to handle the expenses ?

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Save Money and Go Green By Replacing These Disposable Items with Reusable Ones

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Most of us who are 40 and younger grew up with disposable paper items. Because that’s all we knew, they became the norm. However, a generation or two ago, disposable items were less common.

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It’s Time to Leave Your Money Mistakes in the Past

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As humans, we tend to be hard on ourselves. When we make mistakes, we dwell on them, dredging them up, and remaining ashamed — often long after others have forgiven us and moved on. The same is true of our money mistakes.

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5 Books with Insights that Changed the Way I Think About Money

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When I was growing up, my ideas about money were limited. I figured the keys to financial success were: Get a good education. Get a good job. Buy a house, since it’s an investment. Save money in a bank account (or perhaps a company retirement plan). Work at said job for 30 or 40 years.

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Is Automatic Bill Pay Right for You?

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One of the things I love about living in our modern world is the technology. I love how a number of chores can be performed easily with the help of technology. This includes financial chores like paying bills.

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How to Limit Distractions When You Work From Home

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There are times when I just can’t seem to focus on work. It’s too easy to get distracted and pretty soon nothing is getting accomplished. Working from home doesn’t really help the situation, since the line between work and other things can be blurred very easily.

5 Essential Money Tips for Newlyweds

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When you first contemplate marrying the love of your life, everything seems just right. You believe you can put up with anything, and you think that any difficulties can be smoothed over if you face them together.

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The Importance Of Setting Financial New Year’s Goals

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Here we are, just weeks left in 2014. If you’re like me, you’re scratching your head and wondering how time went so quickly. The New Year brings a chance to make a fresh start and improve our lives. One of the best ways to do that is to set realistic goals.

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