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Archive of the posts written by author : Brooke Cruz.
Apr
21

5 Things that are Secretly Costing You Money

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You don’t have to wait for a raise to have more money every month. Take a close look at your habits and lifestyle, and you might realize there are plenty of places where you can cut your bills and free up more cash in your monthly budget. Here are five things you might not realize are costing you money. Standby Mode Any electronic device that you can use a remote for – like your TV, game systems, computers in ‘sleep mode’ and more – is using some electricity in order to stay active and be ready to receive a signal from the remote. If you have a lot of electrical appliances, the drain of electricity to power appliances that you aren’t even using might make up 10% or more of your monthly bill. How can you cut out that 10% of your bill that’s going to power things you aren’t using and won’t need? Simple – and you don’t even have to worry about spending a lot of time plugging and unplugging appliances, or turning everything off using the hardwired…

Apr
18

Handling Your Partner Who Has Jealous Tendencies

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You might be familiar with the signs. Endlessly wanting your attention, getting mad at every other presence in your life, and snooping through your things to make sure that you aren’t doing anything that they don’t approve of. These are the telltale signs that your partner is overly jealous. Jealousy can be a very oppressive force in a relationship. It’s good to be a little aware of other people around your partner and jealousy isn’t bad for a relationship in small doses. When your partner is overly jealous they can start to get too controlling. If you feel like your partner’s jealousy is getting out of control then it might be a good idea to start nipping that in the bud. Confirming the Source of the Emotion First, rule out any other causes for this emotional spike. If you know that your significant other is having a hard time for other reasons then examine that as a source of their clingy attitude and suspicion. Know their history with cheating, such as a father who cheated on their mother, so you…

Apr
14

Feeding Your Family For Cheap

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Even with economy headed in a supposedly upward direction, times are still tough and the cost of food seems to go up with every trip to the grocery store. It can be difficult to feed your family well on a tight budget, but it can be hard on your conscious to buy cheap processed foods over their more nutritious and expensive fresh counterparts at the store. After all, articles cover Facebook and the news every day to tell you how terrible GMO food is, how you have to eat organic or else get an overdose of excess hormones and antibiotics, and it’s hard to ignore them when you’ve got growing kids gobbling up what you put on the table. Here are a few tips to making your dollar stretch at the grocery store, even when you’re trying to work heartier meals into your budget. Planning Ahead and Reusing Ingredients Planning is an important part of making sure no food goes to waste in your pantry or fridge, and to help stave of impulse buys when you’re not quite sure what…

Apr
9

Why You Should Hire Candidates Who Ask These 3 Questions

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Every company knows that it’s important to have a variety of questions to ask candidates during an interview. We ask candidates questions, so that we can gauge how well they will be able to carry out their duties, as well as how well they will get along with their potential coworkers. Some of us have the habit of focusing on what we want to ask candidates that we don’t often take time out to stop and think about what candidates should be asking us. Any good candidate is fully aware that they will be expected to ask their own questions. While there are hundreds of good questions out there, there are three questions in particular that when asked, you may want to consider stopping your search and hiring the candidate who asks these three questions. “Are There Any Concerns You Have About Hiring Me for the Position?” This is probably the best question that any candidate could ever ask. When a candidate questions whether or not you have any concerns about them being able to successfully carry out the duties…

Apr
3

Simple Exercise Tips for the Beginning Runner

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When starting out running you should be aware that it can be a bit of a process. Running definitely isn’t an exercise that you can just immediately jump into with a lot of success. If you’re interesting in the sport and pastime then you should know that there is definitely a way to ease into it as long as you’re aware and diligent. Support yourself by taking care to know how to do so. Start Small and Get Bigger In order to start running you have to start walking. Remember the phrase “before you can walk you have to know how to crawl”? Think of it as “before you learn how to run you have to know how to walk” instead. Start walking around the block every day for a week and then move up to power walking and jogging. This way you stretch yourself naturally and get accustomed to the motions before diving in. Know That Too Much is Bad Running is definitely not something you can start out with doing at a sprint. It’s also not something that…