Month: March 2012

Four Ways For Your Family to be Frugal

1. Budget and Save Every household should have an idea of where their money is going each month. The best way to create a budget is to add up all monthly income and expenses. Use columns for bill names, due dates, amounts owed, amounts paid, and reference numbers when paying bills online. Once a budget is created, everyone can see how much money is required for expenses versus income. Then, I’d recommend opening a savings account. Deciding how much to deposit and how often can be determined by the budget your family has created. A few options for making...

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How to Commit to Your Marriage

Many people today have lost faith in the institution of marriage. Too many children have to live between two homes; breaking their holidays into a tug of war – who gets who on Christmas Eve and Christmas day? We end up with children with parents who won’t speak to one another, and parents with children who are rounding up their first divorce up. It may be a matter of the institution of marriage becoming too casual, too unplanned, or perhaps even fashionable to the point that couples are diving into a commitment because they feel it is time to...

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Five Ways to Deal with a Breakup and Also Post-breakup Blues

Whenever a relationship breaks, no matter how unhappy we felt in it, the post-breakup stage is the most painful. There are memories to deal with as well as a hole in one’s heart. Moving on is what wise counsel advises broken hearts to do. Easier said than done for how one goes about it. Firstly, the proved ‘out of sight out of mind’ is applicable. Get rid of those gifts that can cause memories to revive. Throw away those old clothes or trinkets you both bought. Or, at least keep them out of view. Memories can once more be...

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The Cost of Domestic Violence

It’s no secret that Americans are trying to save money, and it’s not just American households. The inclination to pinch every penny and to make sacrifices by saving instead of spending is taking place in City Hall and State Capitol buildings across the United States. Even the White House has opted for austerity with deep cuts to the federal budget in an attempt to curb the growing deficit. But the City of Topeka, Kansas, may have taken austerity to an extreme: The City Council has chosen to decriminalize domestic violence because it does not have the money to prosecute...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing the Perfect Wedding Invitation

While you might not think it, some people get all flustered when it comes to writing the perfect wedding invitation. Who should the invite be from? How fancy do they have to be? These are just some of the questions many first time brides will be asking. Here, we look at the do’s – and don’ts – of writing the perfect wedding invitation: Who’s the Invite From? Traditionally, wedding invites are from the bride’s parents. The standard line of choice is often: “Mr and Mrs. Brown invite you to the wedding of their daughter Sarah Brown and John Smith.”...

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A Lonely World – Looking for Someone?

During the fall of 1968, whilst attending the World’s Fair, located in Queens, Alistair Tyler, a twenty four year old scientist, stumbled on an out-door display called Charlette Austin Pavilion. Located in the Pavilion a huge computing device lit up as it computed the matchmaking process of foreign pen pals which was on display for the Pavilion on-lookers. It began by filling out a set of questions then feeding the answers into the computer, almost immediately receiving a note detailing a match which included the name and address of the computer generated like-minded fellow participator. Understandably, Alistair was quite...

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Great Flowers for Summer Weddings

If you are a summer bride, you will have some wonderful choices for your wedding flowers. Picking the best flowers for your wedding is about more than just what looks beautiful, however; it is also important to select blossoms that will be hardy on a hot summer day. Learn which flowers are especially good for summer weddings, and how to keep them looking their best all day long. Roses are as traditional for a June wedding as lace and pearl jewelry for the bride. It is no accident that the rose is a symbol of June; they also fare...

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Planning a Get Together with Friends

I received an email from an old friend who said she read about an event that was occurring in my area in the spring.  We had been talking, on and off, about when she could come for a visit, and her interest in old houses spurred her to decide to visit my old town when they are having their annual Home Tour. The town is over 300 years old, and there are still existing homes from the 1700’s. She called some days later and said the April visit would not work out; would a different day in May be...

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No More Boring Nights: Tips to Meeting Cute Girls in College

Guys, meeting cute girls in college is a breeze. As a matter of fact, its a lot easier than scoring a good grade in calculus or completing a 30-page term paper. You just have to play your cards right. Being assertive, well-mannered and well-coiffed are great ways to stack the deck in your favor. Once you’ve got the right deck of cards, you can start to deal the cards and win the game. Even if you’re a bit shy of the ladies, once you begin the game, you’ll get better at it. Find the girls First, you need to...

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7 Makeup Tips for New Moms

Giving birth to your baby is probably one of the most exciting days of your life. You are so excited to bring your baby home, so you can show him a lot of love. Taking care of a new baby, however, will take a lot of work. You will have to spend the majority of your time feeding, changing and comforting your baby. Taking care of your baby should not stop you from looking and feeling your best. Even though you will spend a lot of time tending to your baby, you can still find time to put makeup...

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