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How Find More Time Each Day: 7 Tips

How Find More Time Each Day: 7 Tips

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I can't find a scientific survey to back me up on this, but I'm fairly certain that women have less time than men in their lives to do the things they want to do. Or at least they think and feel that they do. Why is this? Women tend to do more of the household upkeep than men do - whether it's cleaning the house or taking a larger share of parenting responsibilities. In the last few years, the struggle women have to do it all has been further underscored with COVID, and increasingly, women have been leaving their jobs. Then there are stories about women in corporate America who seem to actually be doing it all. Maybe you know them; or maybe you read about them.  When you read…
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How to Make Money Recycling Your Electronics

How to Make Money Recycling Your Electronics

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How many old cell phones or laptops do you have sitting around your house right now? What about Apple Watches, AirPods, cameras, eReaders, bluetooth speakers, or even GPS systems? Letting these sit is like burning money. You can literally lose money overnight the longer they stay stashed in a drawer or hidden away under an old couch in the attic. So, in preparation for the summer season (where chances are high that you'll accumulate some new electronic) this week's action is about recycling your electronics to earn money. Why You Should Recycle Electronics It's Better for the Environment You don't want to get to a point where you are so tired of having old electronics laying around your house that you just throw them out. Putting electronics in the trash…
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How (and Why) to Find a Second Job

How (and Why) to Find a Second Job

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May is make more money month at Women's Money. The first post in the series, Decide How You'll Make More Money, is a must read before this post. The second post in the series was about making more money at work. And last week's post was about How to Make Money on the Side About This Week's Action This week’s post is about how to get a second job. A second job is a much better option than freelancing for many people because you earn a regular amount of money without having to put forth a lot of extra stress. (Yes, there is a lot of time required with a second job, but because of the stability of work it’s not as stressful as freelancing.) Why Make More Money on…
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Speaking Up on Gun Violence

Speaking Up on Gun Violence

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Where I live, it’s cloudy and rainy today. Yesterday, when I was looking at the weather forecast, the cold rainy weather seemed appropriate - we had planned to put our dog to sleep today. Why shouldn’t the weather reflect my emotions? And yet, I had no idea the amount of grief I would face today in confronting yet another school shooting. The tragedy of it is so indescribable and it comes to me at a particularly challenging time. You see, I have been reflecting quite a bit on death lately given some news in our family as well as the death of our 13-year-old beloved pet. We have been talking with our kids about the certainty of death. We all die.  In the best of ways, confronting the absoluteness of…
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How to Make Money on the Side

How to Make Money on the Side

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May is make more money month at Women's Money Week. The first post in the series, Decide How You'll Make More Money, is a must read before this post. The second post in the series was about making more money at work. About How to Make Money on the Side This week is all about making more money on the side. On the side of what? Work, parenting, school, fitness - name what you're currently doing and this week is about how to make money on the side of that. What does this mean? It means going above and beyond now, so that you have more later. That's right, later you'll have more money, more flexibility, more time for: work, parenting, school, fitness - whatever it is that you want to…
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How to Make More Money at Work: Negotiate a Raise, Vacation, Overtime, and Promotions

How to Make More Money at Work: Negotiate a Raise, Vacation, Overtime, and Promotions

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May is make more money month at Women's Money. The first post in the series, Decide How You'll Make More Money, is a must read before this post. About This Week's Action If you completed the analysis of your current income as part of last week's post, you most likely found that most (or possibly all) of your income comes from your current job. Based on the premise that when you have success in an area, you should do more of that, this week's action is to make more money at your current job (before you go looking to make money on the side). Why Make More Money at Your Work It's The Fastest Way to Earn More If you currently have no other streams of income, you'll find that…
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Decide How You’ll Make More Money

Decide How You’ll Make More Money

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May is make more money month at Women's Money. Think of it as Make More Money May.  If you're new to this site you'd probably expect 20 posts about different ways to make month money this month. But WM is not about content overload -- it's about taking action. So, there will only be 4 posts about making more money, but I promise they will be filled with killer content that will actually lead to increased income for you. So, without further delay here's how to decide how to make more money. About This Week's Action In depth preparation is at least 80% of making more money. Most people can't just wake up and know exactly how they'll increase their wealth on any given day other than through their regular…
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Discover More Time: Find An Hour Each Day

Discover More Time: Find An Hour Each Day

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About This Week's Action: Find an Hour a Day "If you're lucky, at some point in your life you will reach a tipping point where you have more money than time. But most people have more time than money." A very wise person once told me this. Compared to his life it probably seemed like I have a ton of time. But I rarely feel this way. And you probably don't either. Most of us feel we have no free time - be it to relax or work on extra projects. But the reality is that I do have a lot of "wasted" time each day. And you probably do too. So, this week's action is to find an extra hour each day. (If you're asking "why an hour and…
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Make a Home Inventory Video for Insurance

Make a Home Inventory Video for Insurance

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We protect our stuff from theft, fire, tornadoes, and more by buying insurance. But, do you actually have the evidence you need to make a claim if something did happen to your stuff? What if everything you owned burned down in a fire? How would you prove to the insurance company the contents of your house or apartment? If you're like most people you have very little proof of the ownership of your things. So, this week's task is to conduct a home inventory for insurance. I recommend taking a video as this is the easiest thing to do. Why Should You Conduct a Home Inventory for Insurance It's Easy Conducting a home inventory by making a video is an extremely simple task. If you have a smartphone or a…
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Levels Health Review and 20 Things I Learned by Wearing a CGM

Levels Health Review and 20 Things I Learned by Wearing a CGM

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I was certain the Levels App was either broken or rigged. I mean, I knew I was eating healthy.  I was eating healthy, right? There’s no way my glucose could be so bad. But it was that bad (except for one time it was great, more on that later). The Backstory on My Addiction to Sugar I have a lot of family members who either have diabetes or are prediabetic (even the ones who run a lot and are super skinny). Several of my grandparents were diabetic. I have always struggled with my blood sugar.  Even into my mid-30s when I really started focusing on my fitness, I would still treat myself to a mocha once a week. I didn’t do this due to concerns about my health. I did…
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