Green Investments: 5  Eco-Friendly Investments That Are Worth The Money


Over the past decade, there has been a major shift in thought toward the environment and how we can preserve it. More and more people are making conscious decisions about how they can reduce their carbon footprint. However, some people are hesitant to join the green movement because of the costs versus the benefits—going green isn’t always the cheapest route. Take a look at these five eco-friendly investments that are actually worth the money. Buying Energy-Efficient Appliances Energy-efficient appliances consume less power than standard model appliances. They are a good investment because they reduce your monthly power bill. They’re becoming…

Fashionably Sustainable: How to make your Wardrobe more Eco Friendly


As a consumer, you have a responsibility to make eco friendly decisions about what you wear and where you shop. Sustainability starts with you, because whatever you choose to do now will have an environmental impact in the future. Here’s how to make your closet fashionably eco-friendly: Buy domestic. Try to find brands that have domestic factories who manufacture 100% of their products using sustainable materials sourced locally. You’ll be buying products that have a lower carbon footprint because the materials weren't shipped and assembled in another country, only to have the finished product shipped back to be sold locally.…

Cash Strapped Crazy: 7 Wacky Ways to earn extra Money


We’ve all been there before: all dressed up and ready to go, but nary a dime left to spend. Being broke sucks, but it's not the end of the world! It's just a temporary phase of being near moneyless, and it can easily be remedied by trying any one of these crazy ideas to earn some extra dough when times are tough. Get paid to be a Friend Seriously. There are a lot of sad, lonely and friendless people out there that need your friendship! Rent-A-Friend.com is a legit enough (albeit strange) service that offers customers a smorgasboard of options:…

Should You Buy Life Insurance For Your Kids?


I have a friend with five children under the age of 16. That poor guy. Because he's a good dad, he wants to make sure his kids are well cared for. So each month he tries to put aside a little for their future education, stashing what he can spare in an RESP. Over time, these contributions have grown so each of his kids can depend on at least some of their future schooling costs covered. He has a government pension, so he's not too worried about retirement. The rest of his cash goes towards supporting his family, with a little…

How to juggle life, school, and work without going crazy


Welcome to the wonderful world of college, where life will either be carefree smooth sailing or a nightmarish struggle to keep on top of half a dozen assignments while chugging hourly espressos to keep your eyes open after that night shift and constant confusion as to why your account balance is so low. College can get a little crazy sometimes and while I can’t actually make any promises about preserving your sanity, I can tell you how to make your life seem a little easier. Stress levels among students are higher than ever and it’s not hard to see why.…

Career Advice: 3 Good Reasons To Study Computers


Investing in a career related to computer technology and the Internet is completely worth it. There are many options available for college students. A Bachelor’s degree in computer technology can prepare you for any number of careers.  Here are a few promising careers: Computer systems analyst Computer programmer Software developer, Computer support specialists. But, before you specialize in an industry you should take a few broader courses. These will introduce you to the basic knowledge you need to do well in any IT career. Why A Career in Computers? There are many reasons why you should think about a career…