Month: July 2012

Finding a Balance Between Your Work and Personal Time

It’s the age-old dilemma: how do you find a balance between your work and personal time in a way that makes you feel happy and guilt-free. Is it even possible? When I worked in a corporate office downtown I started work at 8 am and finished at 4:30 pm. It took me 45 to 60 minutes to get there driving in rush hour each morning and another 45 minutes to get home. As well, most days I brought work home with me after hearing: Heck, why not, everything is on your laptop so why can’t you just finish up...

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Are You an Impulse Spender?

Are you an impulse spender? Do you spend money because it is fun to spend? Do you often find yourself looking at your receipts and wondering why you bought 4 new pairs of shoes when you already have a closet full? Or if you’re a guy have you ever bought new tools just because you thought no one can have too many tools in their garage? Impulse spending can happen to anyone. For many it happens when they go to the grocery store hungry and typically without a grocery list. They buy everything in the store because it looks...

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Delicious Harvey Wallbanger Cake

For my 18th birthday my friends baked this Harvey Wallbanger Cake for me. It was the first time I had ever tasted it and it was, and is, simply delicious. It is a blend of Vodka and Galliano® liqueur, and it is packed with flavour and so moist. And since my birthday is just around the corner I decided to look up this recipe and make it for myself. As you can see, it is very simple to make. I don’t usually like cakes made from a cake mix, but this one is an exception due to all of...

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Build Your Self-Confidence with These 10 Tips

When a person is lacking in self confidence it can affect every area of their life, including their work life and their relationships. It also has a strong impact on how other people treat them. But there are many ways to boost your self-confidence and improve your life. Let’s talk about how to build your self-confidence by following these 10 tips. Dress for success. Buy a few really nice items of clothing that work well together and mix and match them. If you work in an office that requires formal business attire, make sure you are wearing a professional...

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Make More Money, Get Out of Debt, and Live Your Life

If you are reading this it means that making more money and getting out of debt is a top priority for you too. Getting out of debt is a top priority for so many people. Just take a look around at all of the Personal Finance blogs that talk about saving and spending money, as well as making more money so that they can pay off their bills and get out of debt. My husband and I have a considerable amount of debt which honestly feels quite overwhelming at times. To combat that we work on following these simple...

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10 Ways to Protect Your Heart Everyday

Are you proactive when it comes to your health? Do you do everything you can to look after yourself, or do you figure that because you are healthy now you always will be? You may be surprised to learn that some people figure that because they are healthy right now, they always will be. And that would be wonderful, but unfortunately it is not always the case. There are many illnesses that can creep up out of nowhere. They can attack us when we least expect it. One of those illnesses is heart disease. Whether you think you are...

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