Without question, it’s important to always have a budget. And any financial advisor worth his or her salt will tell you that you need to create an emergency fund.
You know…the one where you’ve set aside three to six months (at a minimum) of living expenses?
Machines eventually break down. Friction, heat, and other forces gradually wear them down until one day, they stop working.
When they do, the cost of getting them up and running again can wreck your budget. 40% of us can’t afford to cover a $400 emergency. And given what’s going on with the Coronavirus, that number is only going to increase.
Need to update your bathroom but don’t want to spend thousands on new tile?
Fortunately, it’s easier than it used to be to give your bathroom a fresh, new look…with paint.
If it’s not enough of a pain getting your travel plans in order, the stress levels really ramp up when you need to find someone to take care of your pets while you’re gone.
You could board your pet(s) at the local kennel or veterinarian’s office, but if you plan to be gone for any length of time that will quickly eat into your budget.
A few years ago, I was talking to my sister about houseplants. It might sound like a strange topic of discussion, but it is something everyone should think about. She has a beautiful home that is filled with detailed decor, lovely furniture, and plastic plants. I asked her why she chooses to decorate with fake plants instead of living ones. With a shrug she said, “Why would I want a real houseplant when the fake ones look the same but require no work?” She asked an important question and one that cannot be ignored. While plastic plants may (sometimes) look better and lack the maintenance of watering, weeding, and care, they can often release chemicals found in plastics. Ironically, living plants combat these same chemicals so the air is safer to breathe. I don’t think people recognize all the toxins within the walls of their homes. Even while using green cleaners, there are still pollutants hiding in your furniture, bedding, flooring, and walls. Here are twelve plants you can safely add to your home and additionally enjoy the healthy benefits they offer.