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Happy-New-Year
Happy-New-Year
Happy-New-Year

The last year in review

Ok, 2013 was ushered in a few days ago and I am finally taking the time to review last year’s goals to see how I have done. And, as is the case in January, time for me to reflect on what goals I want to maintain or change...
 
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Christmas-Gift-Exchange
Christmas-Gift-Exchange
Christmas-Gift-Exchange

A different take on the office gift-exchange

After three years as a stay-at-home mom, I have returned to an actual office job. I am glad for many of the perks this affords, such as enjoying a hot coffee without having to reheat it 17 times, not having to wipe someone else...
 
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lying
lying
lying

What is the cost of lying to your child?

Have you ever lied about your child’s age to receive a discounted or free admission into a movie, museum, or at an amusement park? How about when boarding a city bus? While you may feel that your fib is justified, the impact of...

 
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Babysitter
Babysitter
Babysitter

How to find the perfect babysitter

Now that the school year is in full swing, many parents may be looking for a babysitter to watch the kids while they run errands or treat themselves to a date night. When you’re searching for a babysitter for your childre...
 
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Financial independence
Financial independence
Financial independence

Financial Self-Reliance

When I was growing up, my mother had a friend who seemed to have it all, by popular standards. She was a natural beauty, friendly, loving, well-spoken, had healthy children and a rich husband. Her husband’s wealth ensured...
 
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yoga
yoga
yoga

Yoga and Money

I have been studying and practising yoga for over 8 years now. I was first drawn to the discipline as a way to feel grounded during a transitional period in my life. Not only did I find physical fitness, but also discovered the...

 
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Inexpensive-Ways-to-Organize-Your-Home
Inexpensive-Ways-to-Organize-Your-Home
Inexpensive-Ways-to-Organize-Your-Home

Inexpensive Ways to Organize Your Home

For many of us, a clutter-free home equals a clutter-free mind. Although at first home organization can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be a major chore. With a few low-cost ideas and fresh techniques, you can find a pl...
 
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woman on smartphone
woman on smartphone
woman on smartphone

Looking to buy an affordable smartphone?

As parents, it seems we are constantly juggling activities and managing to-do lists – if not our own, than those of our family members. Keeping track of grocery lists, appointments and after-school activities is no easy f...
 
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rent-vs-buy
rent-vs-buy
rent-vs-buy

The Debate: To Rent or to Own

Ever since I can remember, my parents (and most of their generational peers) have been determined to buy a house, pay off their mortgage and own a piece of property outright. Ownership, for them, is the definition of financial ...

 
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trading-goods
trading-goods
trading-goods

Can’t afford it? What have you got to trade?

Has there ever been a luxury that you simply could not afford? I imagine that is the case for most of us. Otherwise, why are you reading this blog? I have found that if you want something badly enough, you will find a way to ge...