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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How To Use Evernote: 21 Creative Uses

21 creative uses for #Evernote

Evernote is free desktop download that works like a large reference file. I like to call it my “external brain.” What is great about this application is that you can store documents, photos, and webpages all in the same place. Everything is keyword searchable. What is really cool is that any text that appears in your photos is also keyword searchable inside Evernote. If you are new to Evernote, here is a list of 21 ways how you can use Evernote to get you better organized this year:

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12 Ways To Turn a Bad Day Into a Better One

They are inevitable. Bad days happen to everyone. But, there are things you can do to make them better. Here are 12 simple things you can do right now to improve your day!

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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7 Simple Ways To Raise Non-Materialistic Children

If you want to raise kids who aren't always obsessed with the latest and greatest, and who don't wrap their self-esteem in their possessions, then check out some of these tips to raise non-materialistic children -

Ironically, many children raised in wealth demonstrate the same tendencies as those who are raised in extreme poverty: depression, despair, attempted suicide, drug and alcohol use, and shoplifting. Why this behavior? The parents, who are way too busy making money, sacrifice meaningful time with their children.

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My Checklist To Financial Freedom

my checklist to financial freedom

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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How To Manage Bills With A Bill Payment Schedule (Free Download)

How to manage bills with a bill payment schedule

Why not implement the same type of planning to the paying of your bills? Rather than sporadically paying them as they come in, or checking a pile on your desk every few days, you should be able to designate 2 days a month to pay your bills…

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I Remember

I Remember...

I remember when I was living off of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese that was purchased on a nearly-maxxed out credit card. I remember the feeling of hopelessness as I watched my financial life spiral out of control before my eyes…

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4 Ways to Watch Sports without Cable

4 ways to watch sports without cable

I’ve been trying to cut the cable cord for years. If it were up to me, I’d be satisfied with Netflix and Amazon Prime. But I’m married, and I have kids. And my husband and son are both sports fanatics. A few years ago, we cut out cable as an experiment for one year. After […]

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How to Survive a Financial Crisis: 12 Tips For Married Couples

How to survive a financial crisis: 12 tips for married couples

Job loss.  A lay off.  Fraud. Getting fired. Robbery.  Legal Issues. Credit card debt.  In a moment, any of these instantaneous events can shatter your financial plan. At times these events do not come alone, but they come in groups – event after event. Unfortunately, life is filled with disappointment, frustration, and surprise.  So what […]

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What To Do When You Hate Your Job (4 Keys To A Brighter Future)

What you should do when you hate your job

These are 4 important things to do when you hate your job…

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How to overcome the fear of failure

How to overcome the fear of failure

No one likes to fail, but often it is a critical component to our success. These are a few of the things I did to overcome my fear of failure

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20 Amazing Hacks that will make Your Life Easier and Save You Money

Life is so stressful and I’m always looking for ways to minimize the stress in my life. One of the ways stress can be reduced is to simply make life easier. But, how? We would all love to find ways to make our life easier, right? What if I said that there are some AMAZING “life […]

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Free Spreadsheet To Get Your Financial Life On One Page For 2017

Being impacted by my uncle’s premature death and wanting to do everything I can do to help my wife, I decided to create a system for keeping things organized. It has been a work in progress over the last few years, but has evolved into a very helpful tool…

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7 Meals in 1 Hour: How to Meal Plan & Shop for the Busy Working Parent

It was 5:30 at night, I was in my work clothes, the kids were cranky, we were all hungry, and I found myself standing in front of the refrigerator again, waiting for something to happen (specifically a healthy meal to jump onto the table leaving us happy and satisfied). After months of this scenario on […]

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How Your Family Can Take Back Christmas!

How your family can take back christmas

Over the years, Jan and I have seen the joy of Christmas turn to stress as we annually exhausted ourselves with shopping lists, shopping extravagances, and mounds of gifts to be wrapped and delivered. We had allowed Christmas to become our master, and we found ourselves enduring rather than enjoying the season . . . .

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