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Monday, May 20, 2013
~Today we have a Guest Post ~ a lot of great information on savings! If you would like more information on these wonderful savings please contact Jenny at JennyMDaniels@live.com~
Focus on Needs, Not Wants
In this day and age, it is important to focus on your needs rather than your wants for financial reasons. The expensive trips and trendsetting gadgets become less of a priority when money saving traditions becomes a family habit. Below are simple changes your family can make that will lead to great savings.
Schedule Your Meals
Random trips to your local fast food restaurant can add up to an expensive tab. Preparation with family meals will keep you away from quick stops at McDonald's because you know there is food waiting at home.
Take the time to plan your meals for the family, that way everyone is knowledgeable about what is for dinner as well as what time it will be served. Try to plan a few days or a week at a time so you can make one trip to the super market per week. This process will also save you time; you will not have to think about what you will be making because your meal recipes are predetermined. Save on your health care with a few tips and advice the Health Care Department.
Shop with Intent
Coupons can save more money than you can imagine over time. A smart strategy when it comes to shopping always begins with looking for available coupons. If you are currently looking to add any home improvements take a look on the web for a Floor Variety Coupon which will help you save some bucks with floor upgrades.
If you are in the market for new clothes then pay attention to any online discounts or deals that will help in your favor. Ralph Lauren Promo is currently going on and you may be able to save some money if you pay attention to offered deals.
Shop for Reusable Products
Items that depreciate tend to be cheaper, but they often require buyers to repeatedly purchase more of that item. If you shop with the idea of reusable goods in mind then your purchased products will last long beyond their monetary value.
Saving money in the long run is the ultimate goal. For example, instead of buying a roll of paper towels which can cost you around $2 per unit, try buying a pack of cheap sponges that you can wash and reuse. Try to focus on products that not only have more than one use but are multipurpose as well. Consider other money saving tips for a family budget.
Buy Used Items
Previously owned items are a treasure depending on the product and they save a great margin of money compared to buying from retail stores.
Buy used books, movies, video games, furniture, anything that is of good quality and a marked down price because it simply has had more than one owner.
Find Lower Pricing Companies
Try to search for companies who offer similar services but for a lower price. Brand names seem to attract a crowd but as a homeowner or a family member it is important to save money where you can. Search for ulterior service providers for your cable and cell phone network. Choosing companies who are exactly brand name companies but still have a good service behind them is a great deal.
Saving money on a family budget doesn’t require strenuous work but more so small steps taken towards financially conscious decisions. If may be uncomfortable at first but once your family gets used to it the financial rewards will pay off your efforts handsomely.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
What’s it like when the man you married is already married to God? asks Pastors’ Wives, an often surprising yet always emotionally true first novel set in a world most of us know only from the outside.
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen’s debut novel Pastors’ Wives follows three women whose lives converge and intertwine at a Southern evangelical megachurch. Ruthie follows her Wall Street husband from New York to Magnolia, a fictional suburb of Atlanta, when he hears a calling to serve at a megachurch called Greenleaf. Reeling from the death of her mother, Ruthie suffers a crisis of faith—in God, in her
My Review ~ Rate 4 out of 5
This book was so real, funny and sad all in one! I know alot of Pastors' Wives and this book could sum up a little bit of what they go through in certain expects! You think that the first lady of the church is all together but she also has problems that cant be shown on the outside, problems in marriage, self and everyday life! Very good book, I would recommend this book to anyone that love a great read! I also loved how she portrayed both sides! Well written!
What does a girl do when life doesn’t go according to her plan? At 36, Kendall Haynes has seen some of her dreams come true. She’s a family physician helping kids with severe allergies and asthma achieve more fulfilling lives—a childhood struggle she knows all too well. But the feeling of being “the kid never picked” looms large when romance continues to evade her and yet another one of her closest friends gets engaged. Are Kendall’s dreams of having it all—a career, a husband, children—nothing more than childish wishing upon a star? Should she hold out for her elusive Plan A? Dust off Plan B? Or is it time to settle? God says he knows the plans he has for her—why can’t Kendall figure them out and be content with her life?
Griffin Walker prefers flying solo—both as an Air Force pilot and in his personal life. But a wrong choice and health problems pulled him out of the cockpit. His attempts to get out of “flying a desk” are complicated by his parents’ death—making Griffin the reluctant guardian of his sixteen-year-old brother, Ian. How did his life get so off course? Can God get his life back on track … or has there been a divine plan all along?
Catch a Falling Star reminds readers that romance isn’t just for twenty-somethings and that sometimes letting go of your “wish I may, wish I might” dreams is the only way to embrace everything God has waiting for you.
My Review - Rate 4 out of 5
This book was awesome, one that I didnt want to put down. I love Beth Vogt books she just knows how to get you so into the book and the characters. This book was so true I could see myself in certain aspects. God has a plan for each and every one of us, and this book sums that up for them!
Received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for my honest opinion