Car, Cash & Cutting Back: Saving Money With Your Vehicle

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Let’s face it, our car is one of the biggest expenses in our lives, and it seems that no matter how many saving strategies we consider, the car is always going to come out as one of the most expensive costs in our day-to-day existence. But, when we are looking at saving money on this cash burner, are there any things we can do in our day-to-day lives that will help to cut back on unnecessary expenditure?

Your Insurance Costs

Firstly, you need to shop around. It is a lot easier now, especially with websites like www.cheapautoinsurance.co and if you shop around, you can get the best value for money. The next time you need to renew your car insurance, take the opportunity to get quotes from at least four insurance companies that have a good satisfaction rating, or have a low amount of complaints. In addition to this, there could be aspects of the insurance coverage that you don’t need. Collision coverage, for example, could save you up to 40%. [Read more…]

Here’s Why It’s A Good Idea to Go Back to College as an Adult

If you are an adult then you may feel as though you are now able to pursue the career of your dreams. You may have a couple of years working in the industry you want and you may even find that you have everything lined up for your own success as well. The main problem that a lot of people experience is that they don’t consider going back to college once they have finished, but there really are so many benefits to you doing this.

You Have Work Experience

There is a high chance by this point, you will have had at least one job in your life. This has given you so much more experience when compared to the last time you were at college and you may even find that you are now able to focus much more when compared. Of course, if you have never had a job before then going to college may be just what you need in order to get out there and get the career of your dreams.

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Investing In Your Personal Growth Needn’t Cost A Fortune

How many times do you let money (or your lack of it) hold you back? How many potentially important social events have you missed out on because you didn’t have two pennies to rub together? How often have you looked in the mirror and thought, “I don’t recognize myself anymore. If only I could afford to get in shape”? How many times have you felt like you were constantly banging your head against a glass ceiling in your career because your lack of higher education was holding you back?

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No matter what you do, where you live or how old you are, it’s never too early or too late to start investing in your personal growth. But if you feel that you’re finances are holding you back I’ve got news for you… There’s always a cheaper way. Curiously, we’ve come to equate monetary cost with value but that isn’t always the case. Here we’ll look at some ways in which you can transform your life without it costing an arm or a leg…

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Online vs Traditional College

In days gone by, the only choice that you would need to make involving college was where in the country (or world) you wanted to go to school. Nowadays, you also have to weigh up the choice whether you would like to study in a traditional learning environment or take an online course. Before you make a decision, you need to weigh up your options carefully so that you don’t end up making a choice which is all wrong for you. In this blog post, we are going to be discussing some of the most important factors which are all worth bearing in mind.

 

 

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One of the biggest factors for people making this decision is weighing up what sort of lifestyle they will have. Some people want to have the traditional college experience, and if you are young and have fewer responsibilities, this can seem like a very appealing choice. However, if you already have other commitments revolving around family, work etc, the flexibility that an online course provides you may prove to be the deciding factor.


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3 Things You Need To Do Before You Become A College Student

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Going to college can be a daunting experience. You might be excited about this new opportunity, but you’re probably a little overwhelmed by the thought of it too. You’ll be independent, and it’s hard to know what to expect when you leave the nest to make it on your own. Obviously, you might still return home for the holidays (or to do some laundry), but this will be your first taste of being a “real” adult. So how should you prepare? Well, these are 3 things you need to do before you become a college student.

Learn to be financially responsible.

Perhaps you’ve had a part-time job in the past, but moving to college comes with more financial responsibility than most young people have had at any other point in their lives. You need to prepare yourself for this by making a budget. If you’ve lived with your family up until this point then you, most likely, didn’t have to consider costs such as rent, utilities, food, and other necessities. You need to account for all of these things when you move to college. Once you’ve calculated how much these things will cost (per week or per month), you’ll know how much disposable income you have for non-essentials. [Read more…]

Saving Strategies For Better Health

There’s no getting away from the fact that many of us worry about affording health care. If you’re keen to boost your health without it costing a fortune, or you’re trying to plan for the future, here are some handy saving strategies.

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Focus on prevention

It’s not always possible to keep illness at bay, but there are often steps you can take to try and reduce the risk of health problems. Doctors will always tell you that prevention is better than cure. This applies to both your health and your finances. It’s often much cheaper to pay for a test or a screening exam or to change your lifestyle than it is to pay for treatments and procedures. Don’t skip routine appointments at the health clinic, optician or dental office, make sure you have your blood pressure and BMI checked regularly, and look after yourself. Eat well, aim to do 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week, and see your doctor if you have any issues. Early intervention can often make all the difference.

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Sherlock Gnomes Prize Pack #Giveaway – Ends 6/18/18


 

Both kids and adults will enjoy Sherlock Gnomes, which comes to Blu-ray June 12th! The fun-filled animated adventure boasts an all-star cast of voices including Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy and Mary J. Blige.

The Gnomes Come Home on Digital June 5, 2018

On Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD June 12
 

A hilarious and heartfelt adventure the whole family can enjoy, SHERLOCK GNOMESbrings the fun home on Digital June 5, 2018 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD June 12 from Paramount Home Media Distribution and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM).

When Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) discover their friends and family have gone missing, there’s only one gnome to call – the legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp). Working together, the mystery takes them beyond the garden walls and across the city on an unforgettable journey to save the day and bring the gnomes home.

In celebration of the release we’re giving one lucky fan a Sherlock Gnomes Prize Pack that includes the Blu-ray, a Sherlock Gnomes plush toy, a gnome paint kit, an egg carton planter, a sketch book and a color pencil set! All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

*Giveaway is open to the US only and ends 6/18/18

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GREASE PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY ~ Ends 6/16/18

I have LOVED the movie Grease since the 70s when it came out.  I can remember riding the bus with my mom to the Embassy Theater in downtown Johnstown, PA to see the movie.  I loved it then and to this day it STILL is one of my all time favorites!!

Did you know that Grease has been around for 40 years?! That’s right, they’re releasing a fully restored 40th Anniversary Edition of GREASE released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital! And I’m giving one of you a chance to win your own copy! [Read more…]

Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor Giveaway – $200 value! (ends 6/20) – Ends 6/20/18

 

Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor Giveaway - $200 value! (ends 6/20)
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There are so many important items you need when you have a new baby, and a good monitor tops that list!!  I absolutely LOVE video monitors.  In addition to babies, they’re a great way to keep an eye on the elderly and even your pets!!
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ERA Organics beauty products – Natural Vitamin C Face & Eye Cream + Natural Cleansing Oil & Make Up Remover #Giveaway ~Ends 6/19

This information is brought to you by ERA Organics. All opinions are my own.

I absolutely ADORE trying different beauty products. When I find something I like that works for me, I stick with it!!  I have had various skin issues thru the years, but I finally found products that work fantastic for me!!

Are you looking for beauty products that are natural, affordable and actually work? ERA Organics makes beauty products that you will love!

ERA Organic products are backed by a 60 day money back guarantee! They are not loaded with toxins, harsh preservatives, alcohol, and useless fillers.

Many beauty products that contain these harsh ingredients aren’t actually helping your skin – it could lead to peeling, irritated and chronically dry skin.

Here are 2 products that you can add to your daily regimen to help your skin look and feel better!

Natural Vitamin C Face & Eye Cream

Revitalizing Natural Facial Moisturizer for Wrinkles, Premature Aging, Dark Circles, Under Eye Bags and Crows Feet.

Finally, an anti-aging eye and face lotion that is healthy for your skin! It’s time to use the power of Nature to turn that lifeless, dull skin back into a young, firm complexion with ERA Organics Natural Vitamin C Face & Eye Cream!

The ingredients in the Natural Vitamin C Face & Eye Cream have shown to:

  • Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Repair Damaged Skin Cells
  • Strengthen Skin Fibers
  • Boost Collagen Production
  • Increase Healing and Recovery
  • Prevent Premature Aging
  • Protection from Free Radicals
  • Hydrate to the Base of Your Skin
 

Natural Cleansing Oil & Make Up Remover

Premium Moisturizing Facial Cleanser For Dry, Sensitive Skin

Do you want a gentle cleanser that actually works? Something that doesn’t have all those chemicals and toxins? This is it!

Era Organics has made a product that combines a robust formula of natural ingredients to make their cleansing oil one of the best face washes and make up removers available for dry, sensitive skin.

The ingredients in Natural Cleansing Oil & Make Up Remover have shown to:

  • Safely Remove Makeup
  • Multiple Sources of Vitamins and Minerals
  • Deep Hydration that Lasts
  • Restore Your Skin’s Natural Barrier
  • Naturally Antimicrobial and Antiseptic Properties
  • Ease Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Prevent Premature Aging
 

Thanks to these natural and organic ingredients in ERA Organics products, you can get better results without side effects.

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