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  • Budget
    Budgeting basics: Put a financial plan in place
    Does just thinking about your finances seem overwhelming? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Do your bills keep piling up? Creating a budget and knowing your exact financial situation can help to make things more manageable and get you back on...
  • In The Red
    Categorically meaningful expenses
    A Gallup poll done in June of 2013 showed that 1 in 3 Americans prepare a monthly budget. Most people list major categories such as: mortgage, groceries, and golf in their budget. Fewer people choose to breakdown wide-ranging or all-inclusive...
  • Meal Plan Monday: Autumn Harvest Edition
    Meal Plan Monday 10-12-14 Autumn Harvest Edition
    This week the focus is on the bounty of the Autumn harvest.The city of Seattle is a great place to live for the budget meal-minded. We have a plethora of places to procure fresh, varied, healthy, cost-friendly ingredients that is mostly due to our...
  • Business Crossword
    Don't Skip the Budget!
    A many of start-ups struggle with budgets! They find it difficult to create and some even try to function without one!Please note, that "no budget"...is an absolute death sentence!Let me be very clear; in the early stages of development,...
  • Money
    One of the easiest ways to save money
    Have you ever heard about the envelope system? The reason this method works is because it limits your spending to the amounts you designate for certain categories. However, you can add your own spin to it and not have to deal with those boring...
  • Palm Beach County Commissioners spend like it's 2006 with $4 billion budget
    Palm Beach County Commissioners spend like it's 2006 with $4 billion budget
    Yesterday, September 22, 2014, Palm Beach County Commissioners approved a $4 billion spending plan as they ride the wave of increased real estate prices and are politically fearful of seriously confronting Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. Bradshaw gets...
  • Calculating Budgets
    How to create a budget for your business
    So you are starting a new business and you have to create a financial budget. Most people are intimidated by the budgeting process and don't know where to start. A basic budget can be broken down into several categories:1) Income or Revenue2)...
  • Orange County approves $3.3 billion budget
    Orange County approves $3.3 billion budget
    The budget Orange County Commissioners adopted on Sept. 18 will be far different than what Orlando City Councilors adopted earlier.According to theOrlando Sentinelon Sept. 18, Orange County approved a $3.3 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal...
  • Orlando property taxes going up
    Thanks to budget woes, Orlando property taxes on the rise
    If you live in the city of Orlando, your property taxes are going up due to a gap in the city's budget,According to theOrlando Sentinelon Sept. 15, the Orlando City Council voted to raise the city's property tax rates on homes and...
  • Living room makeover
    4 free ways to improve your home
    Some of the best ways you can fix up your place are totally free.These four thrifty tricks, inspired by Apartment Therapy, won't cost you anything at all--just some effort and time well spent.Keep it CleanKeeping your space tidy can help your...
  • Home Remodeling Allowances
    What Do Home Improvement Contract Allowances Mean?
    If you are undertaking home remodeling or construction, you must have a clear understanding of what contract allowances mean up front.Most contractors use allowances for items that the homeowner needs to select, such as plumbing fixtures,...
  • engineering print
    How to make large engineering prints
    Engineering prints have been making the rounds in the blog-o-sphere and home decor Pinterest boards with good reason. Over-sized black and white artwork for under $10? Yes, please.Here’s a few things to know before you try this DIY project...
  • DIY capiz shell candelier
    5 fabulous DIY Lighting Projects
    Changing out a light fixture can have a dramatic impact on a room. Stuck with boring builder-grade fixtures? Stuck with a hideous light in a rental? Eye-catching lighting needn’t be pricey—you can craft wax paper or planter baskets...
  • Healthy Breakfast
    National Breakfast Month: Easy energy packed meals that fit the budget
    Everyone loves celebrating a holiday and this entire month you can enjoy easy to make breakfast items that will not only boost your morning energy but will also fit any budget. If you are looking for affordable quick and easy breakfast food that...
  • Before and After redecoration of a living room
    Inspirational ideas to redecorate the home
    When you first get into a new place, whether it be an apartment or house, you decorate to your style. This can be with items you already own or a few pieces you bought for your new home. After awhile, it can get tiring to look at the same decor...