5 Easy Ways to Make Your Business Green

green business

What does “Green” mean to you? How do you define it? There is a fantastic movement towards sustainable development, and eco-friendly, Green, businesses are the new trend. Not only is this refreshing to see, but it also motivates the older establishments to get their act together and stop wasting resources. Even though there are many easy fixes, many established businesses still don’t pay attention to wasted energy. No one is intrinsically bad at saving energy; it’s the lack of knowledge and the corresponding effort that enables unproductive behavior. Green businesses not only help the environment, but they lower their own operating costs in the long run, thus becoming sustainable- not just environmentally, but monetarily as well. And that is the most important motivating factor. Here are some easy tips to help move your business into the Green Zone: Recycle I don’t mean just paper, but computers and old electronics. My employer has a week

Why You May Want to Make the Choice to Use Cash

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Not that long ago, cash was the only way to pay for your purchases. In fact, the first credit cards were used in 1951. My, how times have changed in 60 years. While my grandparents lived on a strict budget and did without things they could not afford, my generation and the generation behind me often find ourselves deeply mired in debt because of the ease of use of credit cards. Now, with the advent of the mobile wallet, which allows you to pay for your purchases with your smart phone, we as a society are becoming increasingly removed from using cash, and, consequently, feeling the pain of our purchases. My husband and I are in the midst of paying down debt incurred from having two babies back to back, quitting my job to care for aforementioned babies, and getting my husband through a combined M.A./Ph.D. program. While the future looks bright for

Affordable Summer Family Activities

summer activities

In just a few short weeks, school will be out for the summer.  While your kids may be counting down the days to summer freedom, if they are like most kids, within a few weeks, you will begin to hear the dreaded whine, “I’m bored!”  This summer, keep the whine at bay with some of these fun, affordable activities: Visit free museums and other attractions. The site FreeAttractions.com helps you find free activities in your city and other surrounding areas.  I found several new activities that I did not previously know about using this site. Go to factory tours. Most kids love to know how things are made.  Take advantage of their natural curiosity and take them on a factory tour.  Use the siteFactory Tours USA, which lists 560 tours, to find local factory tours; many are often free and sometimes offer freebies.  For instance, in Chicago, you can not only tour Eli’s Cheesecake

Should You Use a Realtor or Sell Your Home Yourself?

Sell your house

When you’re selling your home you want to try and get as much money as possible, a Realtor can help. You also want to minimize your expenses, which means you may be tempted to sell your home without the aid of a Realtor and his 6 percent commission. After all, if the house sells for $300,000 giving up $18,000 in Realtor commissions can feel like a kick in the butt. Nevertheless, the decision to exclude an experienced Realtor should not be taken lightly. Personally, when we put our house on the market, we wanted to time the transaction so we could move over the summer because we didn't want to pull the kids out of school. But even though I wanted to sell my house quick, I never even considered selling it on my own because I just didn't have the time or expertise to do it properly. Before you make a

Win weight loss game with the best 3 tips

Weight Loss Tips

Weight loss is always a hard game. Are you too exhausted to lose weight? And have you already given up the game? Hold your incapability back because there are still chances for turning your struggles into strengths. The ugly truth is that conventional ideas – eat less, run more – do not work in long term. Trying to count calories, do exercises for hours everyday and ignore your empty stomach? Those needless sufferings are wasting your time and precious willpower. Eventually most of people chooses to give up, that’s why we have an obesity epidemic. Fortunately, there’s a much better method. Let’s get ready for an effortless weight loss. In addition, the crux of the matter? Hormones are regulating your weight. If your fat-storing hormone, insulin, is reduced, you’ll effortlessly lose excess weight. These practical step-by-step guide to do exactly that is in below. Are you on the line? Let’s start! 1. Treat Yourself In A Low-Carb