How to Take Control of your next Home Renovation

Renovating a home can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the field of home improvement. However, you don’t need to be an expert to manage a renovation. Don’t sign control over to a building manager or foreman – it’s your home and should reflect your ambition and creativity. When it’s time to get stuck in with your home renovation, here’s how you can take charge and make sure the whole project goes smoothly. 1. Plan Before you start ringing around for quotes and references, sit … [Read more...]

Women & Home-care, 10 App Store offerings for Holiday Budgeting

It’s no secret that between gifts, decorations and food for lavish meals, holiday expenses can quickly begin to add up. Keeping up with exactly how much you’ve spent versus how much you have coming in is an integral part of managing your budget for the holiday season, and is a task that used to be completed with an ink pen and check register. These days, however, the technology brought to the very tips of your fingers by Apple’s iPhone mobile device allows you to track and manage your … [Read more...]

MONEY 101, managing and spending tips to teach your children

There are few lessons that we need to pass onto our children that are more valuable and more essential than teaching them the necessity of managing money properly and spending wisely. Here are 10 tips to help kids learn those skills. Establish the Difference Between “Need” and “Want” – Modern marketing directed at kids vigorously blurs the line between needs and wants, making it difficult for children to understand the concept. One of the first steps to successfully teaching children how to … [Read more...]

HHS.gov/Recovery Updates – Implementation Summary

  ...  AS of the Week of December 10, 2010   Total HHS Recovery Funds Obligated (through grants and contracts): $117.6 Billion Total Gross Outlays (spent by recipients): $100.2 Billion Cumulative Recovery Act Medicaid FMAP State draw downs total about $79.6 billion. Also see: Recovery Act Medicaid FMAP State Awards   Savings to States' Prescription Drug (Part D) Costs All the HHS Recovery Weekly Financial and Activities Reports Recent Major Activities State Fiscal Relief: CMS … [Read more...]

The Mayo Clinic: 10 Tips to Coping Holiday Stress!

    ~~ Celebrating the Holidays in 2012 ~~     Stress, depression and the holidays: 10 tips for coping with 'stress and/or depression'   ... don't ruin your holidays and hurt your health.   The holiday season,  starting in early December continues through New Year's Day, often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression.      ... and it's no wonder. In an effort to pull off a perfect holiday, you might find yourself facing a dizzying array of demands — … [Read more...]

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