Carpool With A Tracphone.
My best secret for saving money is car-pooling. I car pool with three other people. We work three 12 hour days, so I drive one day each week for 3 weeks and one week I don't have to drive at all. Carpooling saves me at lest 50-100 dollars a week in gas. That equals out to about 200-400 dollars a month. I also save money by using Tracphone, my friends all have cellphones and pay a good bit each month, some of them 100 dollars or more for their cellphones. I rarely ever use mine so I went with tracphone, I buy the yearly card for 100 my phone automatically doubles the 400 minutes on the card to 800, plus my remaining minutes roll over. The card costs $100, so if you average that out over the whole year, I spend around $8.33 per month for more cell phone than I ever use.
Best Ways To Raise Kids
Put Yourself In Their Shoes.
Always try to consider, if I were in their shoes how would I feel. One of the best things you can do is make you children realize they have done wrong rather than just straight out telling them so.
Best Ways To Maintain Relationships
Show You Care.
Show you care. Never be afraid to show how much you care.
Best Ways To Travel
Hotels Price Match.
To find the best hotel rates, compare rates that you find on the hotel's own website with rates you find on search engines for that hotel. Most hotels will honor the lower price.
Best Ways To Save The Planet
Change Your Light Bulbs.
The most recent thing I did is change out every light bulb in the new apartment that I moved into. I bought 2 cases of energy efficient bulbs and replaced everything, from bathroom, to kitchen, to outdoors. My lamps already had them, so I was ok there. In my old place I noticed a small savings every month on the electric bill. In my new one, I hope to expect the same.
Best Ways To Advance Your Career
I worked for many years as a teacher which, for the past decade has become very stressful and very political.
I went free lance, which gives me the freedom to tell someone who wants me to tutor their child that I think perhaps someone else would be 'a better fit.' I am making enough more money per hour so I can handle the medical and retirement myself.
With free lancing anyone can dip their toe in the water before they take the full plunge.
Best Ways To Cook
When making cheesecake, make sure you do not open the oven. Just bake the cake for as long as needed and then turn off the oven and come back after the cake has had a chance to settle. This will avoid cracking and sinking.
Best Ways To Clean
The best way to do laundry is to make sure all the laundry is in one place. I use Purex 3 in 1 laundry sheets. Just throw into the washer, and let the washer do its things. Then toss it in the dryer, one sheet does it all.
Best Ways To Maintain Your Health
Cook at home.
I am cooking more at home. By making dinners and lunches at home, I'm avoiding fast food. Cooking at home makes me more excited to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Plus, I've lost 5 pounds!
Best Ways To Get An Education
Science Fiction Helps You Think Outside The Box.
Reading science fiction has always helped me to expand my mind and 'think outside the box'. I was bored throughout most of my public school years, and science fiction helped take me away from all that boredom. I sometimes incorporated ideas from the stories I read into my school papers. To this day, I am an avid reader of science fiction.
Best Ways To Experience The Divine
One way that I connect with the divine is by appreciating my surroundings. I meditate in nature while embracing the beauty around me.
Best Ways To Accept Mortality
Be Thankful For Each Moment.
The one way I came to terms with the inevitable mortality is surviving the suicide of a younger cousin. His despair and how he took his life at the age of 21 made me think about my own existence and how I should be thankful for what I have each moment.
Best Ways To Celebrate The Holidays
Quality Time With Family And Pets.
One way we celebrate the year-end holidays that is actually special to us, is by spending as much quality, personal time with beloved family, friends and pets as possible. Sharing food with the ones we love is especially important, be it a decadent turkey dinner with family, a casual night out with friends, or splitting a leftover piece of chicken with the cats. Ultimately, what the holidays are all about to us is that it's super important to just be ourselves with our loved ones, and to treasure and make the most of the time and the experiences we have together. Because to us, the holidays are about honoring our relationships.
Best Ways To Be Romantic
First Date On Valentine's Day.
About a year ago as Valentine's Day approached I was asked by one of my guy friends if I wanted to be his Valentine. He gave me a card with candy chocolates. I said yes because we had been friends since freshman year in high school. Now, we are going out and it was awesome because he asked me in the most cute way on Valentine's Day.
Best Ways To Be Creative
Put Away Your Cookbook.
I love to be creative in my cooking and baking. It is fun to put aside my cookbooks and create new recipes for yummy cookies, stews, soups, etc. My family enjoys my creations, and sometimes they even make suggestions for me to try!
Best Ways To Be Beautiful
I put contact lenses in my eyes so that I don't have to wear glasses. I have an unusual shade of blue eyes that garners lots of compliments, and is probably my main draw to women, as in most areas I'm pretty average looking. I figured with glasses I would lose that draw and also I just hate wearing them, no matter how long I wear glasses I can always feel them sitting on the bridge of my nose, I never just get used to it.
Best Ways To Raise Pets
Make mine a medium.
I use a variety of cats or dogs with me to ghost hunt. Typically, a dog can see just about any apparition. I have been known to use horses since they seem to be the most sensitive. Cats, tend to respond to more demonic spirits. Either way, animals make great mediums.
Best Ways To Grow Plants
I love growing my own vegetables and then reaping the benefits of a full healthy diet once they have grown to maturity. One secret I have is to do as much research as possible before beginning your garden. The wrong information can lead to weeks of wasted time and inevitable sadness that occurs when your seeds do not turn out as expected. With research I have been able to prepare and grow all the veggies I love, and more!
Best Ways To Be Happy
Time With Friends Makes Me Happy.
There is only thing that makes me happy in this life and that would be this: having time spent with true friends. I don't mean just for little things but for just about every trial, temptation, and downfalls that come in life. That is what makes me the most happy.
Best Ways To Cope With Family
My brother is a recovering addict and his ego is sometimes too big for me to handle, even though I love him unconditionally. We are always together at holiday time and it is good to see him, so after spending a few minutes catching up with him, I'll slowly meander to others in the room. This way I don't get to his unbearable point and I can always go back to talk again to him that day and play the same scene escape if needed.
Best Ways To Coach A Team
Softball: Playing Against Coach Dad.
I played softball for most of my youth through high school. However when I was 10, there were plenty of girls who wanted to play in the league but we could not find another coach for the other team. My father stepped up and coached the team that I would be playing all the time. Although we wer emuch better and had been playing together a long time, My dad coached the other team with all his will and talent
Best Ways To Master Computers
Change It Up.
In dealing with the modern day technologies, they can be changed. Things and apps can be added to the machines to make them operate in various ways, allowing increased versatility.
Best Life Lessons
Help A Stranded Motorist.
I helped a stranded motorist on the side of the road one day and to my surprise he was a wealthy man and he gave me a $100 bill. It taught me sometimes good things happen when you do something nice
Best Ways To Have Fun
Open Gym With My Kids.
Going to open gym with my two small children is the most fun I have. We run around, jump on trampolines, swing on rope swings, jump in to foam. The three of us laugh hard and play hard!