How to Simplify your Life

You can simplify your life with many of these tips and techniques. These articles touch on everything from organization of your financial life to living a minimalist lifestyle.

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My Checklist To Financial Freedom

Download this free personal financial checklist here

I love checklists. Especially when I want to make progress in a particular area but don’t exactly know what steps to take. This is a personal financial checklist that covers many of the steps I have taken over last decade that have helped me move from being a financial mess to having a little bit of an idea of what’s going on.

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12 Ways To Turn a Bad Day Into a Better One

12 ways to turn a bad day into a better one

Bad days are inevitable. They happen to everyone. But, there are things you can do to make them better. Here are a few of my favorite ways to turn a bad day around…

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Why I Don’t Make “To-Do” Lists

to-do list

I have a problem with to-do lists. I am an overachiever. When I make a to-do list, it will have a bazillion things on it. I will put everything on that list from “write a new blog post” to “trim my fingernails.” I will put on that list absolutely everything I want to do, ever, for everything. Then, that evening when I’m looking over my list to see how I did, I end up discouraged because only two things were crossed off . . . .

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A Creative Visual for Reaching Your Goals in 2014

Reach Goals

I’ve taken many webinars and read even more blog posts about setting and reaching goals, and various progress record-keeping methods. What I’m doing this year I’ve never seen anywhere before.

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How to Say “No” to Christmas Stress

Christmas Stress

If the stress of the Christmas season keeps you frazzled till January, I have good news for you: Saying “no” can change this stress into serenity. I am not suggesting “no” as in Scrooge’s “bah, humbug,” but “no” to the aspects of Christmas which turn the joy of this season to drudgery.

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How to Increase Your Joy & Decrease Your Spending This Christmas


Christmas is a time of joy and celebration for Christians. We exchange gifts with family & friends to show our love and appreciation. If your shopping list is growing into a financial or time-consuming burden, get creative this year!

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The COIN card: Merge all your credit & debit cards into a single card

Coin Card

A couple of days ago a friend sent me a message saying, “you are going to love this” and he was right. I do love it and I just bought it. They are on pre-order now, so I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet, but I will do a more thorough review […]

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How to Be More Productive with 3 Simple Folders


Have you ever wanted a simple organizational system that could greatly enhance your productivity? Here it is.

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9 Creative Ways to Say Thank You


These are my favorite creative ways to say thank you… A lot of respect can be earned or lost by our ability to say thanks. It may not be the way it should be, but some people really take offense if they don’t receive a thank you card within 30 days of sending a wedding gift. And have you ever held the door for someone who didn’t even acknowledge your presence, much less say, “thanks”?

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How to Listen to the Bible for Free and Change Your Life


Many Christians – including myself – have struggled with reading the Bible. Either we have too much work to do, are just plain exhausted from our day, or something unexpected draws our attention away from reading. There’s always an excuse why we don’t spend time in the scriptures. But is any excuse really good enough to justify leaving God’s word on the shelf?

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The Benefits of Having a Patient Advocate


Most of us only have a vague understanding of the healthcare system. It’s not just the incredible number of therapies, treatments, and procedures that are within the realm of possibilities, but also the financial entanglements it can create. Fortunately, there’s a calling known a patient advocate who can help us sort through it all.

Continue Reading Review: An Online Bazaar for Products and Services


What if you were able to visit a bazaar online from the convenience of your computer or mobile device? Well, thanks to, you can.

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10+ Ideas for Using Mason Jars

cake in jar

I positively love up-cycling, recycling, re-purposing, or otherwise finding a use for things that a lot of folks would throw in the trash. From old socks to scrap paper to old shower doors, I can find a use for it. Even scraps of food can go into a soup, be fed to the dogs or […]

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