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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

Challenges Every Stay At Home Mom Faces

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Imagine that you live in your grandmothers’ time. In the 1940s, you would have worn a knee length skirt, hat, gloves and court shoes. The Depression and the war may have pushed you into the workforce, but government pronouncements and policies reinforced the ideology of the traditional family. If you were married and worked outside the home, you would have faced job discrimination . Only two generations later, have you noticed that opinion seems to have turned against stay at home moms? Yet, 23 percent of married-couple families with children under 15 have a stay-at-home mother. Five million women and 154,000 dads stayed home to raise their children. The roles of stay-at-home moms have even been measured in dollars. Imagine paying for nannies, cooks, cleaners, drivers, psychologists, laundry maids and others who would need to be hired to replace the jobs that stay at home moms do. Salary.com say that a stay at home mom's work is worth USD $112,962 a year and estimate th