Why is it one of the hardest words for many of us to say? It’s in the core of our human nature to want to please people. Saying no can be perceived as being negative or mean or unhelpful. We fear that we may miss an opportunity. Or, we might make someone upset or angry with us. And who wants that? So, time and time again we say yes when we really want to say no. And often at the expense of ourselves. Read more…

Finding a great flight deal is harder than it used to be. Airfares are on the rise and many airlines are imposing very high fees for checked bags and on-board meals and entertainment. The process of booking flights can be quite stressful, but it’s possible for budget-minded travelers to keep costs under control. Here are ten tips for saving money on air travel for your next trip. Read more…

Cruises are a great way to vacation. Board the ship, unpack and sail off to different destinations without the hassle of changing hotels. Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or have never sailed before, there re little known cruise line secrets that will help you make the most out of your next cruise. Read more…

Do you have a gift closet? Not sure what that is? A gift closet is a dedicated space in your home to store gift items, gift wrap and cards. A gift closet holds a stockpile of gift items and everything that you need to wrap and present them. Read more…

Don’t you love finding different ways to repurpose household items to create less waste and save money? This week, we’re looking at the different ways you can repurpose ice cube trays. A standard plastic ice cube tray is an indispensable tool when it comes to freezing and saving various kinds of food to use later on. And outside of the freezer, an ice cube tray is useful for portioning, measuring and organizing. Here are 18 creative ways to use ice cube trays. Read more…