Want to Start a Green Business?


Starting a business is a dream for many people. Being your own boss, working for where you want, tapping into your potential to make money. All of these are reasons to start a business. And, even better, it's possible to start a business that is sustainable and green, and keeping with your values. If you are concerned about the impact that starting a business might have on the environment, you can take comfort in the fact that there are plenty of ways to start a green business. Green Business: Consulting Gaining the necessary education, such as a Master of Science…

Help Raise Money for Charities Selling Your Old CDs


Yes, you can help raise money for charities while saving the environment. by recycling your CDs through one of the many online CD recycling programs you can reduce trash going to landfills . One way you can raise money for charities is by planning a CD recycling event in your community. Families always have unwanted CDs and DVDs lying around the house and a simple spring cleaning CD drive can raise money for charities. You can Raise Money for Charities both Local and National Charities don't have to be national organizations; you can choose to plan an event for a worthy local…

The Best of Money #126


Ah! The pressure!  Hosting The Best of Money is never an easy task.  Why?  First, I can only select 10 articles from the 52 submissions received this week.  That means under 20% of the submitted articles will get a nod as the Best of  Money.  The other dilemma I face this week is that I produce a monthly round up of my favourite articles I have stumbled across over the past 4 or so weeks and there is overlap!  My round up doesn't go live until Friday and as such Best of Money has beat me to it but I…

How to Childproof Your Home for a New Baby


You’re having a baby?  Congratulations!  Your life is about to change forever, and in ways you can’t even imagine.  But don’t worry.  As the father of three beautiful children I assure you it’s all worth it.  I can also tell you that children can be even more mischievous that you would ever imagine.  Remember, kids are naturally curious and they’ll get into all sorts of things as they start to explore the world around them.  As a responsible parent you’ll need to childproof your home to keep your baby from getting hurt. Making your home is childproof doesn’t mean you…

Autumn Home Maintenance


[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Image via Wikipedia[/caption] According to the calendar it’s official, fall is finally upon us.  To those of you that live in warm weather areas it just means that time of the year when the temperature dulls a few degrees.  However, to many of us it is final stepping stone on the way to winter.  It also means that time is winding down to get to your home maintenance to-do list.  While I wrote here earlier in the year about spring time home maintenance I still consider myself a newbie to home ownership, but I know the…

How to Find Dividend Aristocrats


What is a Dividend Aristocrat? Dividend Aristocrats come from a long line of dividend paying parents. They learned from the time that they were children that they would have to sit up straight and follow the protocol of an aristocrat. Just kidding. But when you hear the word aristocrat, what does it make you think of? I think of large palaces, stuffy dinners, boring conversation and underhanded political manoeuvring. These aristocrats have years and years of ancestors that were aristocrats themselves and possibly came from the lineage of a monarch. There are stocks that are considered dividend aristocrats and they…