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.

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The Final Day of 31 Days to Find $1000 ~ How Did You Do?

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In the month of October, I participated in The Nester’s 31 Days event and my challenge was to find $1000. Mondays thru Saturdays in October, I offered ideas to help you find $1000 too. And on Sundays, we met here to catch our breath and let everyone know how we were finding our cash.

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FreeStuff.TV AND1 Sports Watch Giveaway


Welcome to our AND1 Sports Watch Giveaway. We’re giving a brand new AND1 Sports Watch 56004 away to one lucky FreeStuff.tv reader! All you gotta do to increase your chances is Tweet and Like on Facebook.

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$25 CVS Gift Card Giveaway: Sponsored by Swagbucks & Bonus Sign Up Code

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Swagbucks is sponsoring a $25 CVS gift card giveaway here at Simply CVS. ABOUT SWAGBUCKS I have mentioned dozens of times how I pay my out of pocket expenses at CVS with free gift cards I earn at Swagbucks for online activity. It is free to join, simple to participate in and offers many activities to choose from so there is something for everyone. They offer all kinds of items in the. giveaway swag bucks cvs gift card swagbucks free gift cards

The Difference Between Looking Rich and Being Rich

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Recently, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to appearances. There have been two instances, recently, in which I have seen people I know desperately trying to look as though they are rich.

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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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How to Prevent Three Common Disastrous Personal Financial Mistakes

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A financial advisor told me recently that the thing that really made him upset was that nearly every new client he spoke to was making the same disastrous personal finance mistakes. When I asked what the most common mistakes were, his answer didn’t surprise me.

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Start Managing Your Debt (And Enter To Win $1000 Cash)

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Personal debt has unfortunately become a way of life in the 21 st century with levels reaching all time highs. Easy credit, a have-it-now mentality and the consumer-driven society have all created this situation.

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Money and Marriage – How To Get And Stay On The Same Track and $999.99 Giveaway

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The joining of two lives in marriage is not an easy or fast task. There are many decisions to consider and much give and take that is needed to make a successful and long lasting marriage. You each come from different backgrounds.

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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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Make Life Better for Yourself: Change Your Attitude

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Your life is pretty much a reflection of your attitude to it, so if your life isn’t going as well as you would like, it’s possibly time to check your attitude.

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20 Spring Cleaning Tasks to Freshen Your Home

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Why is everyone so gung-ho about cleaning in the spring time? Maybe the open windows awaken that spirit in us, but tis the season to freshen up the home. I'm no different. Yesterday turned out to be a sunny day and I was inspired to wash some windows.

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CVS Ad Scan Preview for the Week of 7/28/13

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Here is the CVS ad scan preview for the week of July 28, 2013. You can see if there are any printable coupons you''d like to print for items on sale at RedPlum, SmartSource, Coupon Network or Coupons. Remember, you can almost always print two of each coupon. If you''d like to find other current coupons for CVS sale items check out these instructions on where to find them. Also, near the end. 7 28 CVS ad cvs ad preview 7 28 CVS ad scan preview cvs deals cvs cvs ad

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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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Grocery Chopping: Cut Down Your Grocery Bill Without Using Coupons and $500 Giveaway

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Millions of Americans and Canadians are experiencing what the emptiness feels like…the emptiness of their savings accounts, the emptiness of their wallets, and the emptiness of their kitchen cupboards.

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Inexpensive Ways to Modernize Your Home

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When we were house hunting for our home a few months ago, before we landed where we are, we saw a whole bunch of houses. We saw brand new homes, newly renovated homes, and ones that were old (and looked their age).

How to Save Money by Greening your Wardrobe

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If you’re like me, you are always looking for ways to save money, even if it’s only a little bit each week or month. Sometimes we need to find extra funds when big bills are due but often it is needed just to make ends meet.

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A Satisfying Life Is All About Balance

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Are you thinking that your life isn’t quite going the way you want? Do you feel there’s got to more to life than this? Maybe your life has just become a bit lopsided and you need to make a few changes to get things back into balance. But what is a balanced life? What does a balanced life look like?

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11 Fast, Cheap Ways to Look Younger

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Everyone wants to look younger, right? We live in a youth oriented society. In the minds of many, younger = better looking, better performing and more fun. Looking younger helps us fit in, and we humans are hardwired to fit in. Looking younger means we are more attractive to others.

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10 Money-Saving Tips For Your Wedding

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This is the moment you have been anticipating. You got engaged and now you are marrying the person you love. You want the wedding of your dreams, but then you have to consider reality. Let’s face it, weddings are expensive, but there is no need to break out the tissues just yet.

How To Make The House Hunting Process Easier

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There is no doubt about it. House hunting is not an easy process. Not only is it time consuming, but it’s also financially and emotionally draining.

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The Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Program

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This is the ninth year that my family has sponsored another family through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Christmas program. I wrote extensively last year about how and why my family became involved with this ministry.

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CVS Ad Scan Preview for the Week of May 26, 2013

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Here is the CVS ad scan preview for the week of May 26, 2013. You can see if there are any printable coupons you''d like to print for items on sale at RedPlum, SmartSource, Coupon Network or Coupons. Remember, you can almost always print two of each coupon. If you''d like to find other current coupons for CVS sale items check out these instructions on where to find them. Also, near the end of. cvs ad preview cvs deals cvs 5 26 CVS ad 5 26 CVS ad scan preview cvs ad

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The Greener Option That Saves You Money: Paper Towels vs. Rags

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Paper towels have become a must-have item in many kitchens throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Australia. They have proven to be very useful for cleaning up spills, absorbing oils and grease and generally helping out with the cleaning around the home and office.

Do You Have an Income Problem? Or a Cash Flow Problem?

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I think about cash flow. A lot. As a freelance writer married to an adjunct professor, my household income is sometimes a little unpredictable. In many cases, it’s not about how much we have coming in; it’s more about when the money arrives and leaves.

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Which is More Dangerous: Cash or Credit Card?

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I got in to a debate with my friend last week about whether cash or credit card encourages it’s user to spend more money. My stance is that cash does – definitely! I find that the second cash enters my pocket, it’s gone in 60 seconds.

How to Negotiate Your Bills

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For years, I had a phone bill that cost me almost $100/month, without any extras or add-ons. It was incredibly expensive for the privilege of being able to talk on the phone, but I accepted it because I thought that everybody had a high phone bill.

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Living a Frugal Life: Exploring Staycations

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If you’re trying to save money, pay down debt, or both, then you might want to consider skipping your family’s usual summer trip and plan staycations instead.

How to Protect Your Online Banking

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I was talking with my coworker, rejoicing that pay day was well on it’s way. I told her that I loved to log on to my online banking to plan how to allocate my money. My coworker shuddered. “I don’t “do” online banking. It’s not safe!

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The Worst Financial Decisions I’ve Seen

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We all know people who can’t seem to make any good financial decisions – ever. We all make bad ones occasionally. I know I have made my fair share of shaky ones. When you are in the moment, making the decision, it most likely seems to be the best.

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How to Make Good Financial Decisions

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To get ahead in life, you need to make more good decisions than bad. Good decisions can result in your ability to get a better job, make more money, save more money, invest for gain and other steps that help you end up in financial plus land.

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Clean Your Bath & Kitchen Drains Naturally

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Years ago, I learned the hard way how important it is to keep your bathroom drain clean and clear. We had quite the clog and at the time my first inclination was to buy some drain cleaner.

Free Crest Whitestrips


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Traveling With Kids: Do You Really Need The Gadgets?

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One of the highlights of my year is the annual road trip I take with my son for spring break. We take five or six days, and we head down to my grandpa’s in Arizona, taking detours along the way.

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Should You Co-Sign a Loan for Someone Else?

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Not too long ago, a family member asked me if I would be willing to co-sign on a loan. It was a somewhat large loan. I felt queasy at the thought. I’ve helped this relative out in the past, always with money that I don’t expect to be repaid. (My My rule of lending to family: Don’t.

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