Save Money: How to make the power Pinterest work for you

Pinterest. Once you discover its delights, it quickly becomes a big part of your online world. I spend a lot of my time on Pinterest. Partly for my blog but also to learn about the topics that interest me both professionally...
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5 Quick Tips to Eat Healthy plus Save Time and Money

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be complicated. There are five basic steps that will ensure you avoid the drive through and keep more dollars in your pocket. Each and every week. And the best bit is, they...
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Single Parents: Smart Money Habits for a Simple, Happy Life

Living on one income can be a challenge. Living on one income and being a single parent can turn that challenge into an ever present source of stress and anxiety. Sure, the basics are the same: Track your spending Create...
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How to dust yourself off after disaster strikes and why you need to

Disaster can strike in many ways; financial, health, relationships or a death in the family. Sometimes you know they’re on the horizon, like the recent death of my daughter’s dad from Melanoma (the nastiest form of skin cancer) but sometimes...
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Blog Income Report – April 2016

Welcome to April’s blog income and traffic report for Smart Money, Simple Life. Sharing this information still feels a little odd but I know the value I get from reading others’ blog income and traffic reports so I’m hoping my monthly...
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6 Simple Rules for Being More Frugal AND Loving Life

Frugal living should be simple. Right? Why then do we always insist on complicating things? Too often I think we do it to appear clever or to make it seem like some sort of weird initiation rite. Like you have...
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Emergency Planning for Solopreneurs – What You Need To Know

Emergency Planning. It’s not all about bunkers, canned food and the zombie apocalypse. Emergency planning also means considering a number of what if scenarios and applying them to your own situation, especially if you’re a solopreneur. Not sure what I...
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Get more done every day; three habits of uncommonly focused people

Focused people get more done every day. That’s not likely to be a surprise to anyone. The challenge for most of us though, is finding that focus when we feel like we’re in the centre of a maelstrom. And, guess...
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Blog Income Report – March 2016

Welcome to the second blog income report for Smart Money, Simple Life. I debated whether or not to publish a traffic and income report for quite a while before jumping in last month and publishing my first blog income and traffic...
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6 Simple Reasons Growing Your Own Food Makes Good Sense

If you’ve ever considered growing your own food, or at least supplementing your weekly grocery expedition, now is the best time to start. Don’t let the absence of a backyard hold you back, or even a lack of knowledge, it’s...
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