Category Archives Balanced Living

The first rule of guys' night is there are no rules. Okay, so that’s not really true. With families, full-time jobs and adult responsibilities – that mortgage isn’t going to pay itself – not everyone can throw caution to the wind and run with the wolves like Bradley Cooper in The Hangover. But that doesn’t mean [...]
It could be any Friday or Saturday night, almost certainly on the early side of 9 p.m. as you and your partner work 40 hours a week, endure lengthy commutes and spend your free time maintaining the family, when you grab a pint of ice cream and settle down on the sofa. “It’s my movie [...]
Have you been eyeing a new grill for the backyard, or a plush new mattress for your bedroom, but can't commit to the dollar signs on the price tag? You might be surprised to know that prices fluctuate — sometimes by a lot — throughout the year, and some months are better than others to [...]
Saving money isn't exactly a walk in the park, especially if you have to deprive yourself of fun treats and adventures to do it. The rewards, though, are definitely worth it: You can pay off your car, your house or maybe even retire early. Luckily, there are some pretty painless ways to save money out [...]
Kid Stares out Window on Rainy Day
It's raining, it's pouring...but it doesn't have to be really boring! No parent wants to hear their child complaining because they can't go out and play. Take a big sip of coffee and breathe. With a little inspiration, you can keep your sanity and keep them entertained without resorting to the numbing hum of video games. [...]
Work hard. Make money. Buy new clothes, the latest technology and more toys for the kids. Does this sound familiar? It’s a blueprint that many of us tend to get carried away with. Our lives can sometimes seem like a series of purchases and consumer transactions, but too many possessions can weight us down – [...]
We love our four-legged friends. They’re part of the family. According to CNBC, 50 percent of dog owners and 65 percent of cat owners sleep with their pets. We buy them food, treats and vet care; some of us even go so far as to pamper our furry friends with days at the spa, or [...]
Packing a suitcase is like doing a jigsaw puzzle—in order to maximize space, everything needs to fit together perfectly. Packing efficiently makes traveling a much less stressful event. The last thing you want is to arrive in a foreign city, unpack your suitcase and discover that your phone charger is missing, not to mention the [...]

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