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Money Management?

Hey you!? 😉

There’s a few possible reasons you may have clicked to read this blog. You’re either in debt and trying to manage your funds and got a little curious, or you’re a subscriber (yes, YouTube terminology *sigh* lol). Either way, both reasons got you here for a good reason and I want nothing more than to share my “TipsforZip” with you! ^_^

First things first, you want to get your finances in order. Times may be tough, but it’s ESSENTIAL to everything you intend on doing from here on out. Let’s face it, with stinky credit and a buck to your name, there’s not much else for you to choose from economically IE: cars, homes, food

Spend In Moderation

Spend in moderation
Spend in moderation.

Be sure to keep track of your spending habits. Try making separate envelopes each labeled with where it’s going. Example: [Rent] {Car} [School] {Daycare} [Living expenses] so on and so fourth. Add money to each envelope every week or two weeks depending on when you get paid, so by the end of the month, each slot will be filled with what you need and what ever is left over can be put towards saving etc. The better your financial savings, the better quality essentials to life, you can have. Some may understand the foods in which they consume on a daily and where it’s really coming from. You’ll be able to research and then after make a more sound judgement on what is safest and healthier for you and your family. Invest in only the things in life that assist you in greatness. Organic is not as expensive as some may think, especially if you have the option to plant or buy baby fruit and veggie plants to grow (if you have the time I might add) ;-).

Paying off Debt

Paying off debt
Paying off debt

Now this is one of the more common stresses in gathering funds [lol]. Even if you have just a penny after paying off all of your bills…SAVE IT! Every little bit counts for something. If you have overdraft fees of $60 and a student loan or credit card bill of $300, try and reduce the bill with the highest amount. If ever in a situation like that where each debt is critical and demands are higher for payout, (especially if being charged fees left and right) then address the higher priced one first and try paying it off in chunks. If it’s something more mediocre like an overdue library book verses a utility bill, clearly…take care of your utility bill first. You need water, electricity,  and things of that nature to survive…that will be your top priority. Paying in moderation also helps your credit score when they see you’re consistent and pay you debt in a timely manner.



Ah yes, it can get really tedious if you’ve let things pile up. Whether it be your home, your office, your desk or locker at school…please ensure that your work and or living space is tidy! Stress comes with uncleanliness too. You can’t focus, you can’t work properly and everything becomes a distraction. Worrying about how to get everything done at once and still have time for yourself. Just like money, you have to organize the way you live. It’s also an essential to getting things done productively and efficiently. A few extras dishes in the sink? Clean it up. Papers and pencils or kid toys all over your desk at home? Clean it up. Room all out of place and smelling not too fresh? [Lol] Yes…clean it UP! 😉 I assure you, you’ll not only feel better but you’ll do better and look better because your up keep is inside and out. Take control of your life and live it well. That does not mean run a muck and do things you may regret 10-20 years down the line [haha]. It just means to keep it safe, clean, and stress free. For the parents reading, this is also a wonderful tip and bundle of tools you can teach your kid(s). Get it instilled in them while they’re still young and impressionable, so as adults these things will already be a “must do” in their day to day. Much harder to get through to the stubborn ones as they age [haha]. 🙂

I hope this has been helpful to and for you. Please if you wish to share any of my blogs, keep all present information including my name, in the post when and or if you decide to share it. Leave your thoughts below I look forward to reading them! ^_^

Until next time….



Strong Future International? [S.F.I]

Hey there readers! 🙂

I have a few business blogs up here I suppose, but I wanted to touch base on the aftermath of signing up with SFI, for those of you who have asked oh so many times…here it is ^_^

                                           -To Join S.F.I- Join SFI FREE

  • Sign up and complete the application form. 
  • Disregard State/Province if you’re not within the U.S, it does not apply to you.
  • Make sure you properly fill out the captcha section before you proceed.


                                      -After joining S.F.I-

  1. You will be brought to your homepage area, which is pretty much like your go to area for everything. Just like a dashboard.
  2. I suggest reviewing “SFI Basics” first. Provided will be 4 ways to earn an income.
  3. When that’s finished & you feel you understand everything, head on over to your “launchpad”. This will essentially be your 30 day training.
  4. I caution you “Do NOT try to learn everything about SFI in a few days or weeks. One of the main reasons SFI is so successful is because it has real substance” Learn at your own pace.
  5. There will be about 12 tabs, one of which is your “To-do-list“. That will be your daily,weekly, & monthly duties to complete.
  6. I urge all those interested in joining or already members to PLEASE keep in touch with your sponsors and co-sponsors. They are there to assist you if you need it. There’s also support services you can contact. Forums and the Ask SC section in case you can’t get a hold of your sponsor for some reason. We’re all here to help one another, like a family.

To learn more about my experiences with SFI and what it’s about in full, be sure to check out my other blog post. I hope this has helped some of you who are new to SFI. I may even do a quick run through video of it, so be sure to check out my YouTube channel. If interested in how you can join me in SFI and be apart of my team, feel free to message me, drop a comment below, or check out my website, and I will contact you with the details and sign up link.

Until next time….


Work From Home Parents-The Do’s & Don’ts

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Hi there my special reader you! 😉 *wink wink* [haha]

In all seriousness though [hehe], can I share with you a few do’s and don’ts? Yes? Oh, how kind of you! [Lol]. Most of us would love to be able to multi-task life and all of it’s juggles, in a way that meets the needs of all of your priorities (you included) 😉 

Some of the key factors in working from home, most would say is to have total freedom in your choice of hours, more time with the family, working at your own pace strategically, and of course being your own boss. Or for some who may be handicap, but still want to earn a living and feel independent. Those are amazing reasons, but how is one to uphold all of that and STILL make time for self? Well ladies and gents, it can be done. But the office rules would still apply if you want to accomplish this successfully. If you’re finding yourself at odds with time management for your children, your spouse, your friends & family, and again most importantly YOURSELF, then it’s time to re evaluate what your core purpose of being at home really is and tackle the solutions. Today’s blog will help to do just that. We wouldn’t want to defeat the purposes of working at home if those same issues from a traditional 9-5 still apply.

                              ***The Don’ts***

  1. Do not exceed your “schedule” at home. Avoid work hours spilling into time with the children or your spouse. This causes stress on both you and your relationships with those you love. Repetition of such strains will result in resentment, turmoil, angst, frustration, and rebellion. They will feel a sense of neglect. Most importantly, it will put a wedge/distance between these special people in your life. 
  2. Do not neglect yourself. It’s very common to let yourself go when overly consumed in something you’re doing. Especially if you’re a perfectionist or dead set on proving a point. Make sure to take breaks in between long hours whether working from home online or offline. Stretch, get some fresh air, grab a bite to eat or simply take a brisk walk. Your mind is of no use anyway if pushed to your limit and mentally drained. Keep a social life & still find time to spruce yourself up. You’ll feel ten times better.
  3. Do not multi-task home duties & work.  HALT! Stop whatever you’re doing and pay close attention to this next sentence [lol]. Avoid mixing at home chores with work. You’re not home to clean, cook, or wash clothes. If you’ve managed to incorporate a schedule that works for you juggling all of those tasks, more power to you. But generally, if your focus is on making sure you’re not burning dinner while on a conference call then maybe you shouldn’t be working those hours, or cooking when working. Sometimes our families don’t always understand that being home doesn’t mean free time.
  4. Do not get distracted or discouraged! It’s normal to feel a bit defeated every now and again if you’re not producing the results you wanted for the day, week, month, or year. Recollect your thoughts, write out a new game plan, and incorporate that into your daily routines. Turn the T.V off, avoid playtime online, or phone calls with your buddies on their days off from work. 🙂 Stay focused, and steadfast.

                               ***The Do’s***

  • Make time for the loved ones. Never let work interfere with that alone time you have established for the children most importantly. They WILL feel a sense of neglect and that will ultimately result in behavior change. Have romantic time set aside for your spouse and spice it up every so often.
  • Avoid getting too comfortable at home and go out for some fresh air. Jog, bike ride, skate, go to your nearest park and have lunch outside. Try out a neighborhood gym and keep yourself active. For the ladies, girl time is essential. Those bonds help keep us on our toes. For the fellas, you also need that bonding time with your male buddies or go out and play your favorite sport or an activity you enjoy to keep yourself feeling energized.
  • Always keep your work space organized. Don’t allow it to turn into a junk room or play room for pets, guests, and little ones. Ensure your space enables you to work stress free.
  • Keep your priorities in check and never let anything come before those you love.

I hope these tips were of great use to you awesome parents at home. These tips helped to ensure things at home were on point for me as well. When I loose my way I stop to remember these points. I speak from experience [lol]. I feel as though I’ve left something out but no worries, the power of an “update”. [Haha]. Share some awesome ideas you may have to produce a successful stay at home parent below in the comment section!

Until next time….


Can you REALLY make money online?

Can you REALLY make money online? Absolutely! 🙂

Hello again readers! 🙂

I just wanted to touch base on a few things regarding earning an income online. Let me first start by briefly sharing my experiences with it…

Well, I pretty much got curious about the concept of online money making, and considering I had the time when I first started checking it out (while preparing to re enroll for my classes), I said well sure why not? Thing is, at that time being a new parent and needing to acquire enough for bills and school, it was IMPERATIVE I found something either free (Free? Online? *chuckles* yeah I know) or within my budget. So, away I went click click clicking on everything until I found something suitable. I kid you not, almost EVERYTHING had some type of hoopla attached to it. They get you all hyped up just to say, “pay this one time fee of $100 for this packet and you’ll be earning in no time” or some other type of lame catch. I understand it TAKES money to MAKE money when running your own business, but NOT if you’re spending more than you’ll earn. I thought I’d look around and see what people were saying about the sites that stood out the most…which is how I came to form my opinions conclusive to what I’d already taken notice to on my own. Honestly, for me personally…I can’t be spending a boat load of cash on something I don’t even know works. For over the top gimmicky websites, waiting on a few victims to knock on their tail bones. So I said just forget it…


Literally it was like the very second I said forget this, and accidentally hit the scroll button downward, I seen this company at the way bottom based on what I typed in the search engine. SFI Marketing Group, a branch from the parent Company Carsons Services Inc., and of course, later on down the line came to learn about it’s superstore Tripleclicks. I kept reading, scrolling like pfft it can’t be as easy as 1-2-3 (keep in mind, every other site I’ve gone to asked for my credit card information as soon as I joined, and of course , to the LEFT I went when they did *giggles*), and to my very surprise, they didn’t! I signed up, I tip toed around with my mouse awaiting annoying pop ups about why I shouldn’t leave the page…and yet, nothing. Omg! I think I found it! I thought..wow. Long story short, I joined last year in 2011 and never looked back.


Why not!? LOL…It was free to join, along with FREE marketing tools, FREE training, FREE professional Websites for marketing SFI’s products on the Internet. SFI also provides all necessary sale support services, such as customer service, payment processing, and product shipment – all at no cost to YOU! I loved that I could test drive the company for free. There ARE of course low costly ways to advertise and free ways (just got to give it some extra TLC *Tender/Love/Care*). Honestly I DO NOT recommend this to ANY one looking for a “get rich quick scheme” or those that are looking for an easy way out to earning a real income online. Those are usually the LESS driven people with ulterior motives and fall flat on their faces then blaming everything and everyone but THEMSELVES. So if that’s YOU, then no no…please, I repeat DO NOT join this awesome legit opportunity, it will disappoint the right people looking for the wrong things in the BEST places lol. All the same, I’m eager to work with you if you’re eager to learn. Are you interested? Well then what are you waiting for? Sign up! ^_^  Contact me for details on how.



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