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Frugal Cooking: Dealing With Left Overs

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
Frugal Cooking: Dealing With Left Overs

If you’re living on a budget, it is certain that you wouldn’t want to throw food away. Ever. So, what do you do when you have food left over, either after a party or maybe after a bout of intensive cooking? Here are some great ideas to help you cook frugally and deal with leftovers [...]

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Peak Oil: An Introduction

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments
Peak Oil: An Introduction

‘Peak Oil’ is one of the greatest issues of our time.  Much like climate change, it is no longer a distant threat that our grandchildren may face – it is here and happening now. People have been debating the timing of peak oil – the time when oil production stops increasing and starts dropping – [...]

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Saving Money: Experts You Should be Reading and Books for Your Family’s Personal Finance Library

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments
Saving Money: Experts You Should be Reading and Books for Your Family’s Personal Finance Library

An important part of saving money and living a debt-free life is learning how to do that. Involving the family in saving money becomes easy when you have the right tools and information. Here are some experts whose books you and your f amily should be reading as you make the journey towards financial freedom. [...]

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The Great Junk Mail Experiment

| April 26, 2011 | 2 Comments
The Great Junk Mail Experiment

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

| April 24, 2011 | 0 Comments
Budgeting Tips for Busy Moms

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

| April 22, 2011 | 1 Comment
Saving Money: Ideas to Help Kids Save Money

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

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
English Town’s Climate Lessons

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

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Saving Money: Ideas to Save Green While Going Green

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

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Cube Project

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

| April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
International Downshifting Week

…‘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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