With all the stresses of life, it is fun to relax and play some games once in a while. Financial stresses and concerns are a fact of life, so why not have some fun with something financial also? I have found that casino games are a great way to relieve stress and even win some money in the process! Betway is one of the most popular online casinos on the Internet. Making the most of signup offers is a great way to make some money playing games at online casinos and Betway has some great deals.
Each day, ordinary people are discovering free fun family activities that allow them to turn an average day into an extraordinary adventure. While it is true that going to a theme park, enjoying a day at the zoo, and catching a movie at the theater are all still considered to be popular activities among families, it is also true that discovering free, enjoyable activities is quickly gaining in popularity. In a world plagued by inflation, a lack of full time jobs, and fewer savings, it is not at all uncommon to find that several million families across the nation are now actively enjoying a wide array of activities that cost absolutely nothing! Here, you will be introduced to several free fun family activities that are appropriate for all ages! Create a Family Blog
Most people are able to gamble responsibly and only very few people get into personal trouble over their gambling. Essentially this is similar to drinking responsibly; most people are able to do so but just a few unfortunate ones get in trouble with their drinking and develop a drinking problem. Everybody needs a balance in their lifestyle, and it is never a good thing to overemphasis the importance of just one thing when you should spread your time around as well as your money on a variety of things. There are a number of fundamental rules regarding gambling responsibly, and although they are fairly obvious it is always worth restating them. They are:
The festive season is the best time to get friends and family together, with Christmas often responsible for our most cherished childhood memories. However, recent economic uncertainty and strains on our personal finances have made saving money for gifts, cards and partying all the more difficult. But while presents, food, drink and socializing will no doubt form the basis of most people’s expenditure over Christmas, but is there anything else we’ve forgotten about? Well, research from MoneySupermarket has shown that in fact there are loads of additional costs that don’t even get considered during the holidays – including travel and energy bills.
The following is a guest post by Melissa Cameron. Like many people, I make (and break) yearly resolutions to get out and exercise more all the time. Good intentions start out well; I buy sneakers, a comfy set of workout clothes, maybe even a gym membership. I’d dive into a steady exercise program with resolve and determination. Then something (like life!) would interrupt my big planned schedule and I’d miss a workout. Or maybe I found that I put on a pound instead of losing one and I got discouraged, flinging myself off the scale with “well, it didn’t work, why bother sweating!” or a rough equivalent. In the end, I would self-sabotage myself right out of my resolution and into another year of feeling low on energy, out of breath on the stairs and panicking as summer arrives because I want to wear my favorite bathing suit at the […]
The following is a guest post by Melissa Cameron. Spring time brings warm weather and with it the urge to get outdoors and explore. Winter has its place: there’s skiing, sledding, snowball fights, but spring and summer means hiking, fishing, boating and camping for our family. If you are looking for an inexpensive activity that has big impact with your family – go on a fishing trip together! Cabin fever reaches the breaking point just about the time the robins start arriving in the yard. That means it’s time to start putting away the winter gear and breaking out the warm-weather goodies. Gather up the kids, pack the mini-van and head for the lake.
When I first discovered I was the new owner of a flock of chickens I nearly froze in my tracks. After all I was a city girl born and raised who knew absolutely nothing about chickens.
Want some ideas on how to save money on dating? Take your cues from these movie couples’ dates.
The recycled toilet paper winner is announced.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to review several products from the SEED collection.
Let’s continue wrap-up this week! I don’t know about you, but everything is so gray and cold around here that I did a double take when I saw this tulip photo in my online album. Really? Those grow in MY garden? They will be back in just a few months? Whoo hoo!! So this selection of links is garden-themed. If you’re like our household (especially Mr. Cheap and Mlle. Cheap), the winter weather has you poring over garden catalogs. Mlle. Cheap has requested a garden of her own this year (after all, she’ll be 9 years old!) and has lofty plans. Cardoons, anyone?
Candied bacon?! Bacon fudge?!
I got a huge kick out of this article this morning: 20 Signs That You Were Raised By TRUE Money-Savers | Wise Bread. My family didn’t do all of their signs, but we did do some of them. I often say that I come by my innate cheapness honestly. I commented on the Wise Bread site about a couple of examples:
Got a car with a cigarette lighter? Got a phone that can play MP3s and has ‘Net access? Got a Radio Shack? Then someone has come up with a pretty cool way you can bring Internet radio to your car — for a small investment (reportedly under $50).
I love David Byrne. Let’s just get that out there. I would like to be a fly on the wall inside his skull. (Metaphorically, not literally. Because that’s gross.) I wanted to illustrate this post with an ethereal photo from his concert this summer, but it’s from my camera phone, and I’m not smart enough to get it here. I love this blog post because in writing it, I stumbled across David Byrne’s online, public journal, which looks like fascinating reading.
After a couple of weeks of silence around here, I am finally peering out of the deep waves that have been washing me around. It’s been a busy month or so at the Cheap house, with out-of-town company, a canceled vacation, a substituted staycation, helping a relative a little bit to cope with surgery, and just general summer busy-ness.
What do you know … just a couple of days after my post about ways to eliminate pests naturally (and resign yourself not to eliminating some “pests,” like spiders), Mother Earth News has this article titled “Learning to Like Spiders (or at least appreciate them).”
If you are reading this in the Denver area, today is the day to hit up the local theater for a free screening of Food, Inc. Chipotle is sponsoring screenings around the country on a first-come, first-served basis. See the complete list here. I haven’t seen the movie, although I would like to. The official site for the movie is here, and it includes a trailer (which will hopefully appear below) as well as other information about the issues of what is in our food (besides bugs).
If all has gone well, by the time you read this we are getting home from a camping trip this week. We picked camping for a less-expensive vacation getaway, giving us a chance to enjoy our beautiful state of Colorado.
Meanwhile, here are a few good links from last week …
It’s time for the weekly wrap-up of things around the Web. However, the Web this week has been bursting with news about the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. So, in honor of those 1970s/1980s icons, I’m rolling back to an old-school wrap-up of information found in the printed publications that have been piling up on my desk.