12 Easy Ways To Drink More Water

Let's talk water for a moment, shall we? Did you know up to 60% of the human adult body is water? That's a lot of water! Our body counts on that water for a number of essential functions to keep us all going strong and healthy. If we do not regularly consume enough water, some of our body's processes may not function correctly or at all which can result in a wide variety of possible skin, mood, weight or health issues. Basically, water is super... …
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10 Things People Waste Money On

Do you have a goal to spend less money or to increase your savings? I do! My goal for this year is to build my savings up to cover 6 months worth of living expenses. In order to do that, I will need to pay more attention to how I'm spending my money.Are you wasting your money? DaveRamsey.com posted an interesting article about the 10 things that Americans waste money on. Here's my take on it...1. Credit card interest - Don't buy what you can't... …
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How to Eliminate the Urine Smell in the Bathroom

How to get rid of that nasty urine smell in the bathroom!
If you've got boys, then you just may be like me and have an underlying funk smell in the bathroom.  And what can be discouraging is that no matter how much you scrub, that nasty smell may go away for a few hours, but then return by the end of the day. I got fed up with it enough to do some research to figure out a solution that will work!  What I found is something that leaves the bathroom looking AND smelling clean! If you have a smelly pee... …
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Report Card Freebies and Incentive Ideas for Good Grades!

Report Card Freebies and Incentive Ideas for Good Grades!
 Celebrate a job Well Done with Freebies and Rewards!As the end of the school year quickly draws near, report cards will be rolling out soon (our school district just ended 3rd quarter, so many of these freebies will apply now and again in a few months)! To recognize all of the hard work that children have putting in, there are several companies that reward for good grades! Check out this list of freebies you can redeem, as well as ideas that... …
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3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Originally posted April 2013... I'm happy to report that by the time our house was finished (man, that took forever), and our financing went through, my score was high enough to qualify us for a great interest rate!  It was nice having Credit Sesame keep me plugged into what our credit score was and help me stay focused on improving our credit!Want to Know How to Raise Your Credit Score? I wanted to know too!  Over the past 6 months I've been... …
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5 Tips to Help You Shop Smart at Costco

5 tips to help you shop smart at Costco
Shopping at Costco: When & What to Buy Who doesn't love shopping at Costco?  Go ahead... raise your hand.  I don't see any hands.  Why?  Because everyone loves hanging out at Costco!  That is, until you check out and pay.  :)  I believe there have only been two occasions when I've actually gone inside Costco, stuck to my big list of 3 things (it's rare that I only have 3 things on my list by the way), and got out of there with out putting... …
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50 Ways to Save $50

50 ways to save 50 dollars
Each of these tips could save you $50 a month! Just think, if you did each of these ways to save $50 a month, you would save hundreds each month and thousands each year! Honestly, some of these things may even save you a lot more than $50 per month.A few years back, we told you about this book by Robert G Allen, “Multiple Streams of Income.” In his book he highlights 50 Ways to Save $50 a Month. We love saving money and want you to be... …
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5 Tips to Help You Shop Smart at Costco

5 tips to help you shop smart at Costco
Shopping at Costco: When & What to Buy Who doesn't love shopping at Costco?  Go ahead... raise your hand.  I don't see any hands.  Why?  Because everyone loves hanging out at Costco!  That is, until you check out and pay.  :)  I believe there have only been two occasions when I've actually gone inside Costco, stuck to my big list of 3 things (it's rare that I only have 3 things on my list by the way), and got out of there with out putting... …
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Kitchen Tips To Make Life Easier

Save Time, Money, and Effort with these Kitchen Tips! Let's face it, if you are trying to prepare 3 good meals a day for your family you spend A LOT of time in the kitchen planning, prepping, making, serving, and cleaning up after enjoying a meal. As your children get bigger they can help out with more of the tasks, but there is still a lot to do! I am always on the lookout for ways to cut down time, keep things organized, and help to cut costs... …
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25 Lunch Box Hacks to Simplify Your Mornings

With 6 kids in school this year, I have finally figured out that I've got to be organized when it comes to our morning routine and making school lunches!  I'm a proponent for teaching your children how to work... and one of the ways I teach them is by having them do for themselves as much as possible.  That includes making their own lunch!  My kids that are over 8 are proficient at making their own lunch... the 6 and 7 year old still receive some... …
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