Is Xero good for small business?

Is Xero good for small business? Xero accounting software review

As a small business owner, I am always on the lookout for products and services that will save time and increase productivity. If I said that accounting was my favorite part of being a small business owner, well, I’d be lying. What I was looking for was service that made invoicing, balancing books, and viewing payments that were being made and received simple. Did I find it? Keep reading to find out.

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Freebies for new bloggers

freebies for new bloggers

Freebies for new bloggers

I have read a lot of posts about things that you should buy when you start a blog. In fact, I even wrote about two things you should buy when you start a blog. There are a few important things to purchase when you start a blog, but there are also lots of freebies for new bloggers! I wanted to share the best free things that I know about, all in one place!

If you’re looking to start your own blog, check out my tutorial on how to start a blog on WordPress. Starting a blog is a fun hobby, and it can even turn into a side income or full-time business! Make sure to read the post and then use my link to start your own blog for only $3.95 a month!

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How to get kids to do chores + teaching kids about money

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Teaching kids about money

It’s really important to teach kids about money. The general state of money handling in our culture is just bad. It’s our job to teach our kids how to handle money. I am frequently asked “how to get kids to do chores??” Honestly, my kids do chores because I tell them to. More specifically, my kids do chores because they have grown up doing chores and they don’t think anything of it. They know that chores are a part of life, and they accept that. Has it always been that way? No.

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February Income Report

February blog income report, how to make money from home

Welcome to my very first blog income report. This February income report is the first of regularly monthly blog income reports that I intend to post.

You might be wondering why someone would want to post their income publicly. That’s a very good question. The truth is, there are several reasons to post blog income reports. My personal reasons for post these income reports are as follows.

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7 ways to make $500 this month

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How to make extra money this month!

Would you like to make at least $500 extra this month? That’s probably why you’re here! Whether money is tight, or you’re just looking for some extra spending money, there are so many ways to earn extra cash! I have personally tried all of these ideas, and I highly recommend them.

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I’m doing a March Whole 30 | Who’s with me?

March whole 30

Have you ever thought about doing a Whole 30? I have started doing a Whole 30, twice, but I haven’t completed one yet. 🙁 I wrote a post about why I failed the Whole 30, it’s basically a rant about why the Whole 30 is a joke. Don’t read it for inspiration. Now I’m back and ready to try again. This time around, I am going to do better with meal planning and meal prepping, and I am going to stick it out all the way through. Are you interested in doing a March Whole 30 for yourself? Keep reading!

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How to lose weight for free

It doesn't have to cost a fortune to get healthy! You can lose weight, get fit, and increase your overall wellness without spending all of your hard earned cash! How to lose weight for free

How to lose weight for free

I feel like everyone is always trying to sell something. If you post on Facebook or Instagram that you’re trying to lose weight/get in shape, I can guarantee that you’ll be bombarded by private messages. There are people selling supplements, wraps, teas, you name it, it’s probably out there. These products exist because there are people out there who are absolutely desperate to lose weight. When you’re desperate, taking any kind of shortcut to achieve your goals sounds appealing. I am not saying that these products don’t work, or don’t help in some way, that isn’t what this post is about. What I am saying is that you don’t have to spend a bunch of money to lose weight and get healthy, I promise. There are simple steps that you can take that to lose weight without buying a thing.

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How to save money on healthy food (with minimal effort!)

how to save money on healthy food

How to save money on healthy food (the easy way)

Food is expensive. There just isn’t any way to get around it. Unless you grow and raise your own food, you probably spend quite a bit of your monthly budget on groceries. We have all heard of the various ways to save money on food. Couponing, price matching, searching for sales. All of those methods do work, but with a couple of minor issues. The first issue is that these methods take time. I used to “heavily” coupon, and I spent a lot of hours searching for coupons online, cutting them out of the paper, searching for sales, and shopping. It was exhausting. The second issue is that it was hard to find coupons for real food. They do exist, but getting them usually entails contacting companies individually rather than finding the coupons in the paper. I still find ways to save money on food, but that doesn’t include hours of couponing anymore. I have two “secret weapons” that I use, if you want to know how to save money on healthy food, keep reading!

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30 day Minimalism Challenge | The Minimalists | #minsgame

30 day minimalism challenge

30 Day Minimalism Challenge

You may have heard of The Minimalists, they have a popular blog and podcast. I will admit that I am definitely not a minimalist, but I do look to simplify and declutter whenever I possibly can. Maybe someday I will be a real minimalist, like when my kids are grown. 🙂 I will be posting one a week over the next 4 weeks with my progress. I will also be posting daily on Instagram, so make sure to follow me and check that out. If you’re looking for a fun 30 day minimalism challenge, keep reading!

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Orgain Creamy Chocolate Fudge vs. Vega Chocolate Protein and Greens

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Orgain Creamy Chocolate Fudge vs. Vega Chocolate Protein and Greens – Plant Based Protein Comparison

I have exciting news! I decided to start a YouTube channel and share some of my blogs in a video format. I hope that you enjoy these vlogs and that you subscribe to my channel.

In my first video, I am comparing two plant based protein powders. Orgain creamy chocolate fudge vs. vega chocolate protein and greens. Which one is better? Watch the video below to find out!

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October Favorites – Fitness, Food & Beauty

October favorites in fitness, food & beauty!

October Favorites – Fitness, Food and Beauty

I have decided to start writing monthly favorites blog post. I will do these at the beginning of every month focusing on things that I loved from the prior month. In this post, I will go over my favorite items in fitness, food and (maybe) beauty products. I hope to continue this post in video form when I get my YouTube channel up and running. I love watching “Favorites” videos, leave me a comment if you like them too!

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Baiji Water Bottle Review

Baiji water bottle review

Last April, I bought two Baiji Water Bottles on Amazon for our trip to Hawaii. I had the intention of writing a review on the water bottles but it got put on the back burner. Well, after 6 months of not writing a review, here it is!

I took one of these water bottles to the gym the other day and realized that I needed to do a review. All opinions are my own, I bought the Baiji water bottles on Amazon for full price.

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Should I count calories? Calorie counting vs. macro counting vs. not counting

calorie counting vs. macro counting - a beginners guide!

If you are on a health and fitness journey, you have probably wondered about counting calories. There has been a lot of recent talk about macros in the health community, and many wonder the differences between calorie counting vs. macro counting. Please keep in mind that this is just my opinion and what has worked best for me. What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. I always advise doing a little trial and error and figuring out what works best for your personal heath and fitness journey.

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