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8 Stylish, Affordable and Easy DIY Gift Ideas!

Small budget this holiday season? I can relate! A new house, a few new things for the new house (because of course, right?), plus a whole lot of unexpected expenses that tend to crop up (without fail!) just before spendy season arrives, and, well let’s just say Christmas this year will be less about waiting at the check out and more about lining up some easy and stylish handcrafted gifts. ‘Tis officially the season to share your creativity, your time, and handiwork with these great DIY gift ideas! A little note before we start- DIY and I have traditionally had a rocky relationship, so when it came time to rounding up DIY gift ideas for small budgets this Christmas, my main requirements were to find projects that were affordable (natch) but also ones that were easy and quick. I think I’ve got a good selection here! Ready? Let’s get into

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When to Start Paying Yourself as a Business Owner

When you are starting a business, the last thing you should be thinking about is paying yourself. What you should be thinking about is your budget and/or funding you may need to get your business off the ground. RELATED: How to Set Your Business Up for Financial Success Let’s fast forward a little bit. You are 2-3 years in. You are selling products, services or both and there is money coming in. (If there is no money coming in you need to make a change – that’s for another article.) Generally, if you are selling products when a product sells you make a profit. It really is that simple and at some point you should pay yourself for all of the hard work you have done. [convertkit form=4915104] With business, like your personal life you have several expenses – some variable and some not that you pay monthly. This is where

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8 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Super Tiny Budget

Whether you’re just starting out in the world of health and wellness, or you’re trying to look for new avenues to a better eating plan, we’d all like to find it along the path that doesn’t break our wallets! After all, who doesn’t want money left over for an extra yoga class and essential oils? Eating healthy can be achieved on any budget by following some simple basics, and it doesn’t have to be specific, or even organic. Buying organic is fantastic, but not completely necessary, especially if you’re pinching pennies already. What is the most important aspect if you want to eat healthy? When I’m giving my friends advice on how to get started on eating healthfully and naturally, the biggest and best piece of advice is: Don’t eat anything out of a box. Ever. If you are dying for Mac n’ cheese, boil macaroni, drain, add butter (not margarine!) and muenster and cheddar cheese, a little milk,

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