Clutter In Your Closet Could Be Money in Your Wallet

Let’s pretend that I’m just learning the alphabet for the first time at this age.  A would stand for anti-mosquito repellent, B for Bieber, and C for clutter.  As I look around my bedroom, my heart goes out to my closet, as it’s bursting at the seams.  Inside it is more clutter than you can possibly wrap your head around.  It’s almost inconceivable how many scarves, unused jackets, and excess pairs of socks are gathering dust and microscopic organisms inside that closet. We all have our clutter tale to tell.  If you’re one of us who happens to be at wit’s end with the apparent lack of closet space, it’s time we did the all-important task of de-cluttering. Parting from your stuff may be such sweet sorrow, especially if you happen to be one ...

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Equipping Kids with Credit Card Basics

  Managing personal finances is a life skill that can be honed as early as childhood. Teaching kids about the value of money and how to use it responsibly can hopefully prevent them from getting into debt problems in their adulthood. However, parents should also take into consideration that credit cards are also becoming a popular tool for purchase. In fact, a lot of people use their credit cards for shopping instead of paying in cash. It is but logical to include the mechanics of credit card in your child’s finance education. In this manner, they will be more likely to use it responsibly when they get old enough to have one.   Some adults get into serious debt troubles because of their credit cards. The first thing ...

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3 Ways to Grow Your Blog Quickly

  Blogging (weblog), has been around for years, and now it has become mainstream.  If you are interested in starting a weblog but don’t know where you can begin, know that you can get a free site from some companies such as Blogger, Wix, Wordpress - but in general, it’s best to start with your own site because you’ll have more control to make decisions about what is best for your blog. You can launch your blog easily.  Simply obtain web hosting from a company like InTechnology, get a domain name, and have your site designed.  (If you want to do this cheaply, try contacting the local high school for a referral or seeing if a teenager you know knows how to design a website.) Once your site is up and running, try these steps to grow ...

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Ease of Living in Studio Type Apartments (Pros and Cons)

One of man’s basic needs - other than food, clothing, and a stable wi-fi connection- is shelter.  You can strip a man of everything else, but without these basic needs, he could just as well be lying in a ditch somewhere, gasping for dear life. When it comes to shelter, you have so many options to choose from.  You can get yourself a plush mansion in the suburbs, or a comfy little bungalow in the country.  For some, studio type apartments are the living space of choice. While we live in relatively big, 2-bedroom unit with 3 kids and 3 furbabies, it does get crowded at times. If you are single, and looking for a place to own or rent, consider a studio type apartment. Easier to clean The first advantage of living in a studio apartment ...

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Setting Sights on Starting a Business Website

  It takes more than just a storefront or business office to set up an enterprise today. Business owners, whether big or small, are aiming to compete in today’s market and grow the business effectively need to include a business website in their list of start-up requirements.  Now that the internet has become a part of the modern lifestyle, having a business website enables one to have a wide market reach and conveniently connect with their customers. A well designed website paired with a brilliant marketing plan can boost one’s business ahead of its competitors in a short period of time. Here are some ideas that one can use in setting up a business website: Think of a Catchy Name Name or brand recall is one of the important ...

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Eye-Friendly Colors for Your Blog

    There are a lot of studies about how color affects mood, reaction, attitude, and behavior.  This is why commercial establishments make use of eye-friendly colors as part of their image building strategies.  They take advantage of how color is supposed to stimulate the human brain and to influence consumer behavior.  You yourself can make use of color in the same way in your blog.  Color is an effective way of “conditioning” the mind of your audience to receive the messages or information you want them to get in your website.  It is supposed to enhance your audience’s experience while browsing through your blog and reading your content. Since you want your audience to stay on your site long enough to “consume” your ...

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A Penny a Day:  Saving for the Future Starts Today

  The biggest mistake that people can make is to procrastinate on starting a savings plan.  This is most applicable to students who rely on their parents for financial support.  Even those who are already able to work on-the-side do so to have money for specific spending needs rather than to have a little more money to save.  The savings perspective of ‘save before you spend’ can be followed by students too.  When they get their allowance from their parents, they can already set aside a small amount for their savings.  Through time, the small amounts they regularly save will accumulate to a bigger amount.  This takes a lot of discipline to successfully pull off, however.  A few sacrifices will also have to be made.  These should not at all ...

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The Practical Business of Buy & Sell

  Finding ways to augment one’s income is a practical option for those who want to have a more comfortable life or a brighter future for their family. It doesn’t matter if one is hard-up on their finances, earning an average income, or lucky enough to land a high-paying job. Those who want to maximize their earning potential while they are young and able should take advantage of legitimate money making opportunities or small business setups that are available today and make the most out of life. One such opportunity is getting into the Buy & Sell business. Buying and selling goods has been around for centuries but the cyber world has made it easier for modern traders to get into this business even with very little skills ...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Renting an Apartment

To some, renting an apartment makes better sense than buying a home. This is because the monthly rent is way cheaper than the price you pay when you buy a house. But this thinking is not applicable for all people. It may sound ridiculous, but buying a house, instead of just renting an apartment, may be more practical for some people. Here are the upsides and downsides of renting an apartment. Know whether you should continue renting or you should start considering buying your own house. You SHOULD rent when: You are starting on a new career. Your career would determine your financial status and your financial status would determine you capacity to pay your rent. Also, the amount of your rent should commensurate to the amount of your ...

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The Right Man or Company for an SEO Job

Search engine optimization or SEO has evolved into a field of its own.  It’s a specialization with an entire range of strategies and techniques to propel websites to the top of the search engine results pages.  These techniques might not be all that simple for online business owners to plan for and implement.  SEO should also be a continuous effort.  As such, most people consider SEO to be tedious despite its obvious necessity.  Fortunately for everyone, there are those who have chosen to specialize in optimization and are offering their services to those who would rather not spend their time in something that they do not know much about.  Dabbling in SEO without any significant know-how would most likely take longer before it yields ...

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