How to Successfully Raise Money for Mission Trips

How to successfully raise money for mission trips

Previously, I discussed raising the money to fund personal financial goals such as these that are not covered by your budget or your savings. But let’s say your financial need is for a community service project or a mission trip and you know that others would like to help you reach your goal. Then there are other, more public ways, to raise the money.

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4 Cheap Healthy Meal Plans for Families

Let’s face it; cooking is a part of our lives — every single day of our lives, forever. Consequently, we often get bored with planning healthy meals for our families. So here are 4 healthy and cheap #meal plans for families to make your life just a little easier!

Meal planning doesn’t have to be complicated. Services exist to help you — but beware. Before signing up for a menu-planning service, make sure their food philosophy lines up with yours. You don’t want them sending you meat dishes if you are vegetarian. Nor do you want the recipe for biscuits to include two cups of Bisquick® when you prefer to cook from scratch.

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8 Restaurants to Get Free Dessert on Your Birthday

free birthday dessert

Many restaurants give birthday girls and boys (of any age) a free dessert or meal on their special day. You just have to know where to go. Check out the following list before planning your next birthday outing.

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What Is AARP And Is Membership Worth The Cost? (Important Facts)

is an AARP membership worth it? A look at the benefits and why you should just admit that you are now 50 and enjoy the perks!

When my husband started getting membership applications from AARP around his 49th birthday, he was the laughing stock of the family. “Ha, ha, dad,” the kids would jeer. “You’re officially old.” Not wanting to admit his advancing years, he threw the offers in the trash . . . .

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8 Creative Ways to Wrap Gifts and Not Go Broke

8 creative ways to wrap gifts and not go broke

Wrapping your gifts this holiday season need not take a chunk of your gift-giving budget. And the ideas for creating beautiful packages are only limited by the scope of your imagination.

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14 simple things you can do today to Prepare for Disaster

14 ways to prepare for disaster

If you are concerned about how you will make it should disaster strike your home or family, here are a few things you can do to be prepared for whatever comes your way.

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7 Ways to Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning

Whether you’re trying to dodge the expense of the air conditioning bill, or just don’t have it, follow some of these tips to stay cooler during the dog days of summer.

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5 Ways Using Cash Can Help You with a Fluctuating Income

Three years ago my husband took a commission-only sales job. He loves his job. But getting used to the feast or famine-type paychecks was more than disconcerting for this wife who likes to have better control of her finances. Then we discovered the cash envelope system . . . .

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10+ Ideas for Using Mason Jars

10 Ideas for Mason Jars

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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How to Make Free Phone Calls Using the Internet: 5 Ways

how to get free long distance calls through the internet

Things have come a long way in the area of communication because a person doesn’t even have to have a cell phone to “reach out and touch someone.” You can call through an Internet connection for free! If you’re looking to cut your expenses, here are some ways you can make free phone calls with your Internet connection.

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5 Things Teens Should Do with Their Money

5 things teens should do with their money

Our nine-year-old doesn’t have a regular income, so we haven’t required him to meet any financial responsibilities. But our teens are a different story . . . .

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25 Free Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him

25 ways to show your husband you love him...

Several months ago I wrote the post “25 Free Ways to Show Your Wife You Love Her.” That post had such an overwhelming response, and we got so many requests for a husband version, that here I am again.

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Non-Contract Cell Phone Companies: 5 You Should Consider!

Non-Contract Cell Phones

In a previous post, I discussed the positive reasons to ditch your two-year cell phone contract and switch to a non-contract phone. Today I’d like to take a look at a comparison of non-contract cell phone plans. Since there are more services out there than I can put into one post, I studied all I could find and included the five that I think are either the best investment or have the best coverage.

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How to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

Counterfeit Bill or Not?

Folks in the banking industry, retail sales, or other occupations which deal with large sums of cash will get a “feel” for the real deal just by handling money all day. But living in an age of direct deposit, automatic funds transfers, and debit cards, the rest of us don’t handle money like we used to. So if you hear of a counterfeiting issue in your area, you might want to take the time to study a few bills.

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