Have a great guest post today from Cooper Klein @ Smooth Decorator talking about how to budget for your home renovation project. He's an entrepreneur with a degree in Marketing. He’s interested in real estate and home decor. In order to spend more time with his family, Cooper decided to take a break, and he’s currently working from home as a blogger for SmoothDecorator.com and several other sites. You can find him on Twitter. Let us know what you think of Cooper's take in the comments. Enjoy!
The crucial step of every home renovation is a sound and well-developed plan. We guarantee you that owing to it, you’ll be able to turn your place into a dream home, but still stay on budget. And, since we know that coming up with a good plan may seem quite complicated at first, we’ve prepared a list of some useful advice and ideas that will certainly help you achieve this in no time. Let’s take a look.Read more
Do you bloggers actually make money?
In one answer: yes.
You know, it makes me laugh when people scoff at online content creators. They really think people can't make a full time living. They think they lie to their readers about their income figures -- or they come from shady sources.
I've actually had someone say to me that people who make $100,000+ per month with blogs or podcasts are really selling drugs. WTF?!?
Now, I won't say I didn't have my doubts. While I believed 5 or 6 figures were possible, I wasn't exactly sure how to get there.
Allow me to give you a quick walk-through of how I did it -- and why I did it.
We have a great contributed post today on getting on the path to financial freedom by getting out of debt. Let us know your experiences and thoughts in the comments!
Financial freedom is often described as having both the time and money to live the life you want to live - essentially it could be summed up by the phrase “life on your terms”. For some people this could be to watch each and every sports match their child participates in, whilst for others, it could be to travel the world in five star luxury.
Either way, money has been described as being similar to oxygen in that it’s an essential fuel we require to live, and rather than strive for more, more more - it might pay to look at the destination we actually want to get to; the place that will make us feel content and satisfied, emotionally, and then work out the most efficient way to fuel your tank.Read more
Today's guest post comes from Allen Michael as he discuss how he saved money around the house last year. Allen is the founder and editor of The Stick Vacuums, a website focused on helping others keep a clean home as efficiently as possible. Allen stumbled onto stick vacuums while trying to help his family keep their home clean with less work, and has since become an expert on saving money and time in your home. This is the first post in a two-part series, so be sure to check out Allen's next post.
Early last year, it occurred to me just how much money we were spending on our monthly bills. It can creep up on you, and that is certainly what happened for us. There were no obvious areas of wasteful spending, but as time had gone on, I realized that we were spending too much on our monthly bills.
Ironically, we didn’t have to make any drastic lifestyle changes to reign in the spending. Here are 6 simple ways I saved money around my house last year.Read more
We have a great contributed post today on how your first move doesn't have to be expensive. Check out these tips and catch up with us in the comments!
A lot of people won’t believe this, but there are ways in which you can make your move less expensive. Yes, it really is going to be one of the most expensive thing you’ll do regardless, but you can get that all important total figure down with a few easy steps.
We know it is going to be stressful as a whole, and the money side of things is probably going to be one of the biggest contributing factors to that. So we’ve put together a few ways in which you can make the whole ordeal easier on yourself financially.Read more
Are you waiting until the last minute for your Valentine's Day purchases? Well, thankfully, this contributed post will help you find the perfect gift and help you make more money in time to pay for Valentine's Day. Let us know how you make out in the comments!
Have you ever wanted to take your loved one away for Valentine’s day? Maybe you just want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to give them the day that they deserve but you just can’t afford it.
Either way, if you want to make more money or if you want to try and do something extra special then there are a couple of ways that you can do this.Read more
It's tough to build wealth, isn't it? Fortunately, today's contributed post discusses the best ways to improve your financial situation this year. Provide your thoughts in the comments! Enjoy!
Keeping your finances together in these tough times is difficult. Whether you’re on a permanent salary or minimum wage, the difficulty of managing your money effectively so as to ensure a secure financial future is something that affects everyone.
Having a steady income is one thing, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have a clue as to how you should be using that money. Should you save it? Invest it? Or should you simply have fun and spend it?
Well, as we’ll discuss in this article, the answer, in a way, is each of those suggestions. Here’s some advice on improving your financial situation this year so that you and your family can have a better future.Read more
We have an interesting contributed post today on options for when you need some cash fast. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Life is complicated, and, unfortunately, things go wrong all the time. Often, when there is an emergency, money is needed to fix it, but, the difficult part is, sometimes, we just don’t have the cash to fix the problem.
If you’ve been able to save up an emergency fund, then that’s great, but plenty of people don’t do this, and if you're one of them, then you’re going to have to start thinking of other options. Here are some of the most frequently used ones for you to consider. Read more
Today, we have a great guest post on different yoga poses to combat shoulder pain from Manmohan Singh. He's a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. He loves writing and reading the books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas. For more information about him visit his website.
Suffering from recurring shoulder pain??? Cure it the natural way. Due to an injury, poor posture, bad sleeping pattern, or just because of hunching and slumping over the computer for all day long, most of us suffer from chronic shoulder pain at some point in life. Every problem comes with a solution and, so does this. Shoulder pain can be relieved with basic stretches, exercises, and therapies. However, the best, cost-effective, and natural way to get rid of shoulder pain is none other than Yoga!
Shoulder pain is generally caused when the tailbone is curled under for a long period of time, disturbing the natural ‘S’ shape of the spine. To get rid of this pain, one should focus on bringing the natural curve of the back by tilting the pelvis forward, releasing the front of the chest and allowing the shoulder blades to move freely.
With small modifications in basic yoga poses, we can naturally alleviate the pain. Modified yoga postures with slow movements, specifically focus on tight, strained shoulders to alleviate shoulder pain. Here is a list of some of the amazing yoga poses variations for shoulder pain given below. Let us take a glance.Read more
Today, we have a great guest post from Wendy Dessler on hip hop dance moves for fitness. Check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
So many people want to lose weight and get in shape, but they never seem to find a workout that they’re willing to stick to. Many of us put on our headphones and listen to music while running on the treadmill, but this ultimately gets boring so most people usually give up. Others like to use their elliptical machine to get in a good workout, but they run into the same problem as the treadmill people. It gets boring staring at the wall while using your elliptical machine.
How about dancing? In particular, what about hip-hop dancing? Do you think this type of dancing could be equivalent to working out? If you said no, you’re 100% wrong. In fact, many people are jumping on the hip-hop fitness craze right now, and these amazing men and women are finally getting in shape because they look forward to their fun and exciting hip-hop workout every day.Read more