How To Prepare For a Long Car Trip

How To Prepare For a Long Car Trip

Relax
A long car trip can be just what the doctor ordered when you want to escape from a monotonous routine. It can be a great time bonding with friends or family or you can do it alone. The possibilities are endless. But without proper preparation and packing, you are risking a good vacation for a miserable one. Here are some steps to ensure smooth sailing. 1. Make a List well in advance A week or two before you leave, make a list of everything you plan to take with you and other important tasks. This can include getting your car serviced or washed. Having a list to follow before you leave eliminates any chance of you forgetting something important on the day of departure.   2. Entertainment A long car…
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5 Productivity Apps For Moms

5 Productivity Apps For Moms

Work
Introduction As a mom, there is always a lot to do and a lot screaming for your attention here and there. It is even worse when you're a working mom, or you own your own business. Everything and everyone wants a bit of you. From the husband to the kids, business partners or boss at work, the house chores are there staring you in the face and all of that. Sometimes, everything feels unorganized and uncoordinated. But, with the right “tools,” you can reorganize and re-coordinate your life. You don't have to “lose your mind” at any point in time. With the following five apps in this article, your family plus work stress can reduce to the barest minimum. You can even plan your dinner and shopping lists with your…
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Simple ways to save money

Simple ways to save money

Money
Record your expenses The first step to money saving is to identify and figure out how much you spend. For this, you will need to keep track of all your expenses such as coffee, household item, cash tip, etc. Once you have collected your necessary data, organize the figures and assign them into categories such as gas, grocery, and mortgage and total each amount. Make a budget After you have an idea of how much you spend in a month, you can then organize the recorded expenses into a workable budget. The budget should outline how your costs measure up to your income so that you can plan a spending limit. In addition to monthly expenses, factor in expenses that occur regularly but not every month such as car maintenance.…
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Steps to stay financially fit

Steps to stay financially fit

Money
Understand your assets and liabilities Your net worth is determined by the debts and liabilities you own. Assets include cash, savings, stocks, bonds, real estate, retirement accounts and anything else which holds value such as cars or collectibles. Liabilities consist of student loans, mortgage, bills due, auto loans and credit card debt. Consider calculating your net worth annually by adding the value of all your assets and subtracting with total liabilities. This can reveal an overall financial picture. Assess your goals At least once a year, review your short term, medium term, and long-term goals. Consider how much are their costs and are you on the right track to meet them. Long-term goals such as retirement traveling may not change year to year, but short-term goals like paying credit card…
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What are the medical benefits of cannabis?

What are the medical benefits of cannabis?

Health
Years of research has yielded results which suggest that cannabis may be of benefit in the treatment of some conditions which are listed below. Chronic pain Medical marijuana has been studied to treat chronic pain. In the U.S, chronic pain is the leading cause of disability, affecting more than 25 million adults. Studies have revealed that marijuana or products containing cannabinoids, which are the active ingredients of marijuana, are known to act on the pain receptors of the brain, making them useful in redressing chronic pain. Alcoholism and drug addictions Although a comprehensive study revealed that intake of marijuana could help people with alcohol or opioid dependencies fight against their habits, this finding may be contentious as further investigations show that regular consumption of marijuana can comparatively increase the risk…
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