Archive for April, 2011

The Great Junk Mail Experiment

The Great Junk Mail Experiment

| April 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

Today, I am profoundly disappointed in my neighbors. Not just mildly disappointed, but profoundly so – a kind of deep, sincere and sulking disappointment. Here’s why… You may remember my earlier article on junk mail in which I discussed the many reasons to opt-out of receiving junk mail,  one of the key methods of which [...]

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Budgeting Tips for Busy Moms

Budgeting Tips for Busy Moms

| April 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Budgeting is key to saving money, leading a life that is debt-free and enjoying small pleasures that often go unnoticed. While the thought of budgeting and managing cash flow may seem intimidating to moms, it is anything but that. All you need to do is start. Once the habit is set, making your monthly budget [...]

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Saving Money: Ideas to Help Kids Save Money

Saving Money: Ideas to Help Kids Save Money

| April 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

If you’re a parent, you will surely know that teaching kids about money management must start early and an important part of managing money is learning to save it. Saving money does require patience but if taught right, kids will learn to value and respect the act of saving and actually, enjoy it. Here are [...]

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English Town’s Climate Lessons

English Town’s Climate Lessons

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Totnes, or ‘Transition Totnes’ is a small English town in Devon, which is putting it’s own measures in place to protect its environmental future.  Residents make use of bio-fuel from recylced fish and chip oil, growing sustainable food, and even finding their own form of currency.  Watch the video for more.

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Saving Money: Ideas to Save Green While Going Green

Saving Money: Ideas to Save Green While Going Green

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Does the thought of an eco-friendly life make you wonder about the expenses that come with it? Worry not, here are some great ways to help the planet with the basics of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle while saving money as well. Reduce What You Use The best way to save money while also going green [...]

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The Cube Project

The Cube Project

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Take a look at this house designed by Dr. Mike Page.  Aside from being compact and cheap, the house is estimated to generate a profit for the owner through selling solar generated energy back into the national grid!  Houses like this have to be a part of a sustainable future, as the impact of our [...]

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International Downshifting Week

International Downshifting Week

| April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

…‘Downshifting Week Pulls Together the Threads of Simple, Green Living’… What’s the secret to having a more fulfilled sex life, better mental health and well-being, a firmer grip on the work/life balance in favour of ‘life’ and more money in your pocket?  “Embracing a little downshifting”, replies Tracey Smith, founder of InterNational Downshifting Week, a [...]

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Budgeting Tips: Save Money in the Kitchen

Budgeting Tips: Save Money in the Kitchen

| April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do your grocery bills make you want to go on a diet? Does the supermarket feel super expensive these days? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Spending money on food is essential but it is possible to s ave money as well. Here are some simple budgeting tips to help you save money while eating healthy [...]

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The Boxy Lady – Tiny House

The Boxy Lady – Tiny House

| April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Take a look at this great video by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen. He shows off his latest ‘tiny house’ creation as an option for travellers, the homeless and those of us seeking smaller dwellings.

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The Story Of Your Enslavement

The Story Of Your Enslavement

| April 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

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