Are you being paid what you’re worth?

Looking to save money? Reap the rewards of frugality.

  Sometimes when you find yourself in a lot of stress or feel as if you are being overworked, you might ask yourself whether you are being paid what you’re worth.   It could be that your peer has said something which makes you believe they are being paid more, or maybe you are just struggling with the bills at home and need a helping hand.   Whatever the reason for checking your wage, it is usually one which becomes apparent when we are having a hard time financially. To find out whether you are truly earning what you deserve

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Tips to refresh and optimize your space with smart and fashionable furnishings.

Luxurious updates for your dining room.

  The interior of your home might be looking a bit shabby.   You may be experiencing a major change in your circumstances such as a move, downsizing or remodeling and renovations. You may not have not done anything to change your home’s appearance in a very long time and have become tired of the same old furniture that you have for the past decade – and shows its age.   To update and refresh your look to suit the new circumstances, or even just to welcome the spring with a fresh look, seek out furniture that is functional, an

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Five great business ideas for empty nesters.

Financial advisor.

  People who suffer from the empty nest syndrome often feel alone and purposeless.   If you would like to get more excitement and challenge in your life, it might be time to change your career, and start something completely new.   Make your childhood dreams come true, finally set up your own business, and take advantage of the time at hand. Below you will find five business ideas you can put in motion.   1   Estate Agent.   By the time your kids left, you might already have had a lot of experience with property purchases, and know

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Accepting and adapting to the fact that different children learn in different ways.

Accepting and adapting to the fact that different children learn in different ways

  As a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, you are undoubtedly going to be invested in your little loved ones’ educational experience. After all, from the age of four upwards, they are likely to spend a huge amount of time in educational institutions: from kindergarten to grade school and perhaps even to college.   You also want them to succeed, as good grades mean that they are successfully comprehending everything that they are being taught. However, some of us may grow concerned if a child in our life isn’t studying in the way that is traditionally considered correct.   The

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Have property but no home? 4 unique but affordable options for building your own home.

Unique but affordable options for building your own home.

  Maybe you’ve inherited some undeveloped pasture land, or invested in some remote acreage.   You’ve probably thought about building your own home there. There are going to permits, utilities, and other red tape to work out, but the idea of living where and how you want may seem much better than living in a dull neighborhood or development.   Here are some unique but affordable options for building your own home.   Cozy up in a tiny home.   Tiny homes are smaller structures designed for both economy of space and efficiency. Think of 120-square foot living areas with

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How to maximize space in a small house.

How to maximize space in a small house

  Living in an apartment, studio, or in a small house gives dwellers the usual problem of how to maximize space in a small house or apartment and live comfortably.   If you find yourself in this situation, here are simple tips for how to maximize space in a small house.   Choose dual use or multi-purpose furniture.   In a restricted space, you can’t really put in all the furniture you want. Thus, you have to be logical when it comes to your choice of household items. As a good suggestion, you may want to use a table to

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Sweet Cornbread Shrimp Cakes with Mango Salsa.

Sweet Cornbread Shrimp Cakes with Mango Salsa.

  Once in a while, I will post a recipe that catches my eye, and this recipe for Sweet Cornbread Shrimp Cakes With Mango Salsa is the first. This will also include some of my own family’s all-time favorites. Although I haven’t tried this recipe yet, we all love the sound of it and I do intent to try it – perhaps for Mark’s birthday in a couple of months. When I do, I will let you all know what we think.   Sweet Cornbread Shrimp Cakes with Mango Salsa   Cornbread 1 (7 oz.) package Martha White® Sweet Yellow

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5 easy tips to make your home more planet friendly.

5 easy tips to make your home more planet friendly.

  Everyone wants to help the environment, but most people don’t know how to start. Many also have the false idea that one person can’t make a difference. However, it’s actually amazing how much of a difference one person can make.   There are numerous renewable energy systems and appliances that can help you save a lot of energy every day.   If you look into it you might even be surprised to see how much of a difference you can actually make. In order to help you get started and really make a difference here areto make your home more energy efficient and planet friendly.  

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