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Planning a Wedding on a Budget
So, you are engaged!!! Well, let me be one of the first to say congrats. You are taking the next step in both of y'all's lives. Now comes the part that most brides look forward to: planning the weddin...
6 Tips to Making Effective Lists
Lists!!! Need I say more? I love lists. I love everything about them but nothing more than crossing off completed tasks. Lists have benefits that go beyond the reward of checking items off. They are b...
Diane Zievinger7 days ago
How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking
When it comes to public speaking, it really is not easy, especially in classes where the professor says: "you will present next!". Like damn, what will I say? What if I get stuck, or even worse...go blank? I understand you because I also went through that. Even if the presentation was not graded, I would still get nervous...but why was I feeling anxious? I really don't know. However, as time went on, I learned to control my public speaking fear in such a way that does not affect me much anymore....
How to Write a Maid of Honor Speech
First of all.. Hi! I’m Amber and my life is the epitome of “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride,” but don’t let the negative stigma fool you. I’ve truly loved being a bridesmaid and even more specifica...
Robin Owens8 days ago
How To Make the Most of Your Library Card (From a Former Library Employee)
Take it from someone who used to work in a library: people underestimate them. Sure, we all know they're brimming with hardcovers and paperbacks, but I bet you there's an amazing feature at your libra...
Georgina Lee8 days ago
5 Ways to Improve Your Finances
In April 2017, we decided to do something about our rather sad looking financial situation, and our even sadder looking financial future. Being a low-income household, we had to start small. This is w...
A. Louise Lello9 days ago
How To Plan a Wedding in a Month...
Whether you've been engaged for three years or three seconds, who says you need to spend a fortune on a wedding? Think about, it's ONE day and some people end up putting themselves in debt for YEARS f...
Robin Owens9 days ago
How to Write a Perfect Thank You Note: A Crash Course for Beginners
In this day and age, shooting off a quick "thank you" text can seem like enough after receiving a gift, but not everyone who gifts us is from our generation, and sometimes the short period of time it ...
How To: Prepare Your House for Sale
Home stagers and realtors alike understand the importance of getting your home prepared and as clean as possible for potential buyers, especially giving it that professional finish. According to Ginge...
Kate Watkins10 days ago
5 Ways My Planner Transformed My Life
It’s no secret that planning an event can help it run smoothly. You wouldn’t have a wedding without a bit of planning, you couldn’t run a business without a schedule, and you shouldn’t write an essay ...
Melanie Newdick15 days ago
Productivity Is About Choices
I'm often asked what the secret to productivity is. In my experience, the secret is the ability to make, and stick to, choices about how you spend your time. Making choices about how you spend your ti...
Lindsey H17 days ago
NYC on a Budget
Living on a budget in NYC can be a challenge, but is possible as long as you set limits to what you spend. I know how hard it can be deciding to give up Starbucks coffee to make my own at home to save...
Sue C20 days ago
Tips on Throwing a New Year's Eve Party!
New Year’s Eve is the time of festive celebrations. Out with the old, in with the new. Many people get a sense of joy knowing that they can begin a clean slate. Everything from new weight loss venture...
Jennifer Violet22 days ago
Life Hacks to Save Money So You Can Spend It Elsewhere
Taking trips are usually expensive, especially getting out of the state or country. Just the flight and booking a room for a few nights will drain your wallet. That's why many of us must save a lot of...
Savana Verret22 days ago
10 Tips on How to Make and Use a Grocery Budget
Times are tough for people all over the United States. Some people have had to let go of precious items to pay bills or get food on the table. But, what if there was a way to create an efficient budge...
Samantha Reid25 days ago
Dear Last Minute Shoppers
Whether you started shopping today or you started shopping six months ago, there are always those last minute things that you forget as you finish up your wrapping. You are not alone and that, in this...
Lady Sundaya month ago
A DIY Mirror Guide
Mirrors are made from a smooth, polished surface that reflects light. Usually a mirror is made of a sheet of glass that has one side coated in aluminum, silver, or gold. That side is then painted, or ...