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How To Manage Your Money Wisely

How To Manage Your Money Wisely


Posted By on Nov 21, 2015

Updated from original publication on October 14, 2015, as part of the series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles in the series click here.     Some would call money a necessary evil. It is a definite in our society and is needed to provide for our families. It also creates conflicts and tensions when not managed wisely. There are numerous books on finance, getting out of debt, saving for the...

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Day 6 Method: Energy Conservation

  Summer is coming to a close and the high energy bills along with it. Hopefully, we’ll get a slight reprieve until Old Man Winter rears his head.   And with that we have today’s letter:   E   for Energy Conservation   Personally, I try diligently to operate an energy efficient home year round.  That being the case, any small measure I can take that’ll save costs, I want to hear about...

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  Originally published November 20, 2013. Updated July 11, 2015, with FREE Reference Sheets to Download and Print!     Would you find a Master Household Maintenance Checklist handy?    There are so many types of Household Maintenance Checklists on the internet.  I find lists and schedules very helpful.  I’m compelled to use them.  But I dislike numerous lists to tackle both indoor and...

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The FTC requirements mandate this quick reminder:  The links to Target REDcard in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, at no extra charge to you. As always, you can be absolutely confident I would never recommend a product or brand unless I am happily using it!     I don’t like gimmicks. I don’t like to sign-up for...

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7 Ways To Prevent Frozen Pipes

7 Ways To Prevent Frozen Pipes


Posted By on Jan 11, 2015

  Frozen is popular if you’re talking about the animated movie event of 2014.  Frozen is not popular if you’re talking about your household pipes.   This winter, as the temperatures fall let’s protect our household from burst pipes with these 7 tips.     Let’s work from the outside to the inside of the home.   1.  Inspect Water Meters First off, check to see if the lid is...

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August’s 5 Favorite Finds for 2014

 I’m Back With August’s 5 Favorite Finds!   For the month of August I want to share with you some of my most favorite household finds. Again, you can be sure I’ve only highlighted items that I have used and am excited about!   So without further ado, here are August’s 5 Favorite Finds for 2014.  August’s 5 Favorite Finds for 2014.        ...

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