Review of Walmart Savings Catcher App

Check out the Walmart Savings Catcher App to save money automatically!!

I avoid Walmart like the plague. I just don’t like to go there.  I can usually save enough money matching coupons to sales at Kroger or just shopping at Aldi. I can avoid it, most of the time.   I know, I know, they do price matching.  But I always found it tedious to figure that all out.  Now, however, Walmart has the Savings Catcher app that has revolutionized shopping at their store, in my opinion.  Strangely, I had never heard of it until Miranda mentioned to me and asked if I was interested in writing a review.  I said I was, and the rest is … [Read more...]

Is Circum News a Scam?

Exposing a popular online scam to earn from reading articles.

Circum News is an agency, which publishes client articles on a variety of topics, so that viewers can earn money reading them all while driving web traffic to the client's websites.  Circum News claims that anyone can sign up and make between $2.00 to $5.00 per article just by reading them.  There is a limit of up to 10 articles per day. Circum News began in October 2013 as a way to help their clients drive traffic to their online articles and potential work-at-homers make money reading the articles.  On their Facebook fan page, Circum News claims that: "It's a … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Surviving a Micromanager

Surviving a Micromanager- 6 tips to maintaining your sanity and some level of control when working with a micromanager.

If you haven't run into a micromanager at work, it's just a matter of time before you do. Micromanagers exist in every field and geography. While their management style may seem soul-numbingly oppressive, you need to recognize that a micromanager is paralyzed by the fear that something under their control is about to go wrong. While it won't be easy, the following 6 tips will help you survive a micromanager. 1) Communicate. Since micromanagers are afraid of being left out of the loop, you'll need to communicate your progress on a regular basis. While it may seem like … [Read more...]

3 Brain Breaks You Should Be Taking

Increase your productivity by taking brain breaks

My daughter's kindergarten teacher had regularly intervalled "brain breaks" for her students. I'm not sure if it was for the kids or herself but it's something we should all be doing. While too many breaks can distract your mind and cause you to lose focus- you need to keep yourself sharp by giving your brain a break once in a while. Everyone is different in how often they should take a brain break but I suggest every couple of hours we stop what we are doing, stand up, shake our legs and complete one or more of these brain break suggestions. (And no- I didn't include … [Read more...]

Homeschooling While Working From Home

How to manage working from home while homeschooling

When I first had the idea for this article it seemed easy.  I was going to lay out some nice, pretty bullet points on ways to practically manage working from home and homeschooling.  I quickly realized however, that just wouldn't work.  First, it gives the illusion that the task is “nice and pretty” as well as the crazy idea that I actually “manage” it.  The fact is, I (we) survive it.  Another fact is, it is spectacularly awesome and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I decided I could only let you know some ways that I have found, in the first year, to help it work … [Read more...]