What you need to know before you get a NEW PUPPY

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Toy Poodle Puppy- “Sapphire”

If you are on the hunt for a new puppy you will have many choices. How will you find the right type for your family? Did it come from a good breeder? Is it full blooded…and the list goes on and on. One thing that you will find out quickly is that buying a puppy can be very expensive. They can go anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to several thousand per puppy, so you want to make sure that you are getting one that is healthy and well breed.

Searching for a specific breed of dog it can get very expensive and the waters are clouded with scammers out there…so be very careful.

BE CAREFUL : Craigslist and other sites that offer animals are ripe with criminals that want to take advantage of your desire for a pet. They may want to get a “deposit” and say that they are out of town / country or want you to wire money via western union. Don’t do it! Keep in mind that the amounts of money are large so make sure that you do your “due diligence” when it comes to who you get your pet from. Are they reputable? Do they have a website? Do they breed animals for a living, or did their pets just have a couple of puppies and they can’t take care of them? How long have they been doing it? Ask lots of questions. Finding out their motivation can help you make a wise decision when purchasing a “new family member”. Go with your gut feeling and ask for several referrals. You could also ask friends where they got their pets from. Normally they know, or know of someone offering the same kind of pet they have.

Of course you could go to your local rescue shelter to see what “eager to be adopted deserving pets” they have available.

Educate yourself now on how to take care of your new puppy by reading and doing your research. What kind of dog food will they eat? Where can I find the best deals on my puppy supplies? What kind of dog bed is the best? What about crates and kennels for your new puppy?What veterinarian will they go to? Where do you start?

Here’s my recommendation : “How to house train and potty train ANY dog…in less than a week” —Click Here!

Having a new puppy can be costly…make sure you consider some of the awesome ways to make some extra money.

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Money Saving Tip of the Day…

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Don’t waste your money. Spend wisely..buy once and never have to replace them. Waste not…want not. Your costs will pay for themselves after a few months. Start with a few and increase every month until all your remotes etc. have the batteries changed out.

How much extra do you think it will cost you if you don’t change them out? Hundreds of dollars…or more? What am I talking about?

Replace your existing single use batteries with these rechargeable batteries.  This tip alone will save  you hundreds over the life cycle of your devices. What other items that you can think of could you be spending valuable resources (wasting money) on each year? (Click the picture below to buy them on AMAZON)

 

Also see : The Best AA Batteries To Save You Money …which is better Duracell or Energizer? Rechargeable or Disposable?

Bonus Money-Saving Tip: “Make sure you scan all your bills for errors each month. You may be paying extra for items you’re not using or didn’t agree to.”- Thanks to Ms. Bobbie Hester for her input.

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Home Security Tips that Burglars Don’t Want you to know…part 2…AVOID HOME BREAK-INS

 

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If you think that your home is safe by only locking your doors…think again. Watch this 3 minute amazing eye opening video shared by Delmarva locs. This video will really create a sense of urgency. Watch this…and make sure that you share this with everyone you love.

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Recommended Locks: See Medeco High Security Locks on Amazon

Another layer of protection is making sure that you have bump proof deadbolt locks and making sure that you have a very good security system to deter burglars away.

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I had to share this information with you right away. It is short but not so sweet, Part 3 coming next week…stay tuned.
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This is a REPOST of Part 1 of this topic…because it is so important.

Home Security Tips That BURGLARS Don’t Want You to Know…part 1

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Everyone today is concerned about their security and that of their family. After all you want to go to work, come home and you want to relax in a safe secure environment. Unfortunately, there are those out there that want to come into your home and take the things that you have worked hard for. However, if you have ever experienced a burglary, you know that material possessions aren’t the only thing that gets taken…they can take your peace of mind. That is more valuable than anything that they can take from you. Not feeling secure in your own home makes you want to leave and move to another place where you can feel safe and secure. Keep in mind that if you have to file a claim of a burglary there is usually a deductible that can be $500-$1000 or more before they will pay. So how to avoid this from happening to you is really a very good money-saving tip. Make sure that you share this with everyone you love as you will see how serious this topic can be.

This post contains Amazon affiliate links that help us provide free money-saving content to you…it costs you no extra to use them…thanks in advance…see our Disclaimer for more information.

Imagine for a minute that you are a burglar…would you choose your house?  You have no yard signs or stickers on your windows. You have no solar motion detector sensor lights. There is nothing at your home during the day / night indicating that someone is at home. There is no barking dog. Your home has no alarm system. Now think about what a “sitting duck” you would be if this description fit your home. It’s just a matter of time before someone may try to burglarize your home. Remember that the more roadblocks to entering your home that you can put up, the greater chance you have of keeping your home secure and burglary free. But by the same token, the less things that you have blocking them the greater your chance becomes of becoming a statistic. Also, keep in mind that just because you have never been burglarized or been a target before doesn’t mean that you can’t become one. As an example…there were 10,000 people killed last year…that had never died before. It’s that serious!

Things can be replaced…that’s the purpose of insurance. So this post is about keeping you and your family safe and secure and allowing them to feel good in their own home as long as you choose to live there. Keep in mind some say that if a burglar wants to get into your house they can usually do so, but there are some things that you can do to deter them from trying to get into your home, or even choosing your’s in the first place. Part 1 is all about keeping burglars on the outside of your house and not allowing them to enter your home. Family members could be on the inside and this makes it more important to take proactive action to protect them. Statistics show that if a burglar comes into your home and someone is there especially a woman…it greatly increases the chances that an assault could take place. Keep them out of your house at all costs!

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One of the first things to remember is that burglars don’t like anything that brings attention to them, so we are going to get started talking about lighting. Proper lighting especially at night is very important to keeping the burglars on the outside of your home. I highly recommend money-saving solar motion detector lights . The solar saves you money and the motion detection puts light on the subject when detected. The benefits can be amazing. They light up all areas of the outside of your home long before a burglar can get close to a door or a window if they are aimed correctly. The cost is only the initial and the sun renews the batteries and doesn’t cost you any electricity to maintain (saving you money on your electrical bill). Make sure to put them up high on each corner of your home and make sure that they completely light up an area at night if someone comes close to your home. This item alone could keep a burglar from coming into your home, thus making your family more secure.

See the Best Solar Outdoor Motion Lighting On Amazon…CLICK HERE

If you have a driveway you can also add a driveway motion sensor to alert you that someone is coming towards your home. This can be invaluable to you so that you aren’t caught off guard if visitors or someone with ill intent comes in your homes direction.

When you are away you want to leave on some lights or add a lamp timer to make it look as if someone is at home. This acts as a deterrent to a burglar as well. Making the home look occupied is always a good idea even during the day when most burglaries take place.

If you are a single woman or elderly person living alone you want to make the front door look as if there is a big man living there. Go to the Goodwill or other thrift store, buy and put the biggest boots that you can find at the front door. You want to give the appearance that some “big burly guy” lives there. This also can be a deterrent to a criminal so that they won’t think that your home will be “easy pickens”…easy to rob.

Part 2 is coming next so stay tuned as I will show you just how easy it is for a thief to get into your home…you won’t believe it (even though you have deadbolts on your doors). Hint: replace your locks with “bump proof deadbolts”. Make sure to subscribe to this blog for more home security money-saving tips are coming.

So before we go ask yourself…when is the best time to protect your home and family-before something happens or after something happens? 

Watch this video to see what real burglars have to say about burglary prevention. Video is from HLN.

See the new Simplisafe Wireless Home Security Systems


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Home Security Tips That BURGLARS Don’t Want You to Know…part 1…AVOID HOME BREAK-INS

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Everyone today is concerned about their security and that of their family. After all you want to go to work, come home and you want to relax in a safe secure environment. Unfortunately, there are those out there that want to come into your home and take the things that you have worked hard for. However, if you have ever experienced a burglary, you know that material possessions aren’t the only thing that gets taken…they can take your peace of mind. That is more valuable than anything that they can take from you. Not feeling secure in your own home makes you want to leave and move to another place where you can feel safe and secure. Keep in mind that if you have to file a claim of a burglary there is usually a deductible that can be $500-$1000 or more before they will pay. So how to avoid this from happening to you is really a very good money-saving tip. Make sure that you share this with everyone you love as you will see how serious this topic can be.

This post contains Amazon affiliate links that help us provide free money-saving content to you…it costs you no extra to use them…thanks in advance…see our Disclaimer for more information.

Imagine for a minute that you are a burglar…would you choose your house?  You have no yard signs or stickers on your windows. You have no solar motion detector sensor lights. There is nothing at your home during the day / night indicating that someone is at home. There is no barking dog. Your home has no alarm system. Now think about what a “sitting duck” you would be if this description fit your home. It’s just a matter of time before someone may try to burglarize your home. Remember that the more roadblocks to entering your home that you can put up, the greater chance you have of keeping your home secure and burglary free. But by the same token, the less things that you have blocking them the greater your chance becomes of becoming a statistic. Also, keep in mind that just because you have never been burglarized or been a target before doesn’t mean that you can’t become one. As an example…there were 10,000 people killed last year…that had never died before. It’s that serious!

Things can be replaced…that’s the purpose of insurance. So this post is about keeping you and your family safe and secure and allowing them to feel good in their own home as long as you choose to live there. Keep in mind some say that if a burglar wants to get into your house they can usually do so, but there are some things that you can do to deter them from trying to get into your home, or even choosing your’s in the first place. Part 1 is all about keeping burglars on the outside of your house and not allowing them to enter your home. Family members could be on the inside and this makes it more important to take proactive action to protect them. Statistics show that if a burglar comes into your home and someone is there especially a woman…it greatly increases the chances that an assault could take place. Keep them out of your house at all costs!

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One of the first things to remember is that burglars don’t like anything that brings attention to them, so we are going to get started talking about lighting. Proper lighting especially at night is very important to keeping the burglars on the outside of your home. I highly recommend money-saving solar motion detector lights . The solar saves you money and the motion detection puts light on the subject when detected. The benefits can be amazing. They light up all areas of the outside of your home long before a burglar can get close to a door or a window if they are aimed correctly. The cost is only the initial and the sun renews the batteries and doesn’t cost you any electricity to maintain (saving you money on your electrical bill). Make sure to put them up high on each corner of your home and make sure that they completely light up an area at night if someone comes close to your home. This item alone could keep a burglar from coming into your home, thus making your family more secure.

See the Best Solar Outdoor Motion Lighting On Amazon…CLICK HERE

If you have a driveway you can also add a driveway motion sensor to alert you that someone is coming towards your home. This can be invaluable to you so that you aren’t caught off guard if visitors or someone with ill intent comes in your homes direction.

When you are away you want to leave on some lights or add a lamp timer to make it look as if someone is at home. This acts as a deterrent to a burglar as well. Making the home look occupied is always a good idea even during the day when most burglaries take place.

If you are a single woman or elderly person living alone you want to make the front door look as if there is a big man living there. Go to the Goodwill or other thrift store, buy and put the biggest boots that you can find at the front door. You want to give the appearance that some “big burly guy” lives there. This also can be a deterrent to a criminal so that they won’t think that your home will be “easy pickens”…easy to rob.

Part 2 is coming next so stay tuned as I will show you just how easy it is for a thief to get into your home…you won’t believe it (even though you have deadbolts on your doors). Hint: replace your locks with “bump proof deadbolts”. Make sure to subscribe to this blog for more home security money-saving tips are coming.

So before we go ask yourself…when is the best time to protect your home and family-before something happens or after something happens? 

Watch this video to see what real burglars have to say about burglary prevention. Video is from HLN.

See the new Simplisafe Wireless Home Security Systems


Think of all the money that you can save with these money-saving tips…If they helped you in ANY WAY, please take a minute to LIKE US on Facebook, sign up below to FOLLOW this blog for all future posts and…SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS SO THAT THEY CAN SAVE MONEY TOO. 🙂

Also see: Programmable Thermostats…Do They REALLY save you money? What’s the best brand?

**MUST SEE VIDEO: Home Security Tips that Burglars Don’t Want you to know…part 2

How to Save Money on your DRY CLEANING

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You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression. It goes without saying that we are all judged by how we look and what we wear…either for the good of for the bad. The cost of obtaining quality clothing is getting higher and so is the cost of MAINTAINING those clothes. Here’s some things that you need to know to keep them looking good and get the best deals on your dry cleaning…so you won’t be “taken to the cleaners”. 

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First thing is to shop around for the best prices on the items that you regularly take to the cleaners. The prices can vary widely based on the item. It has been found that certain cleaners charge more for some items and less for others, make it work to your advantage in order to save the most money on the items you clean.

Save your items and bundle for the best prices. The more that you take the greater the discount. Usually you can get at least 10% off the posted prices by simply asking for a discount when you bring in a “bundle”.

Another Secret: most of the items that you are taking to the dry cleaners can be washed by you at home using either Woolite or  At home Dry Cleaning Kits. This can result in amazing savings to you and help you keep your clothes longer. Dry cleaners use chemicals to “dry clean” the items but items like shirts are “laundered” in regular water, which is exactly what you can do. If you decide to wash your items at home, you can later take those items to the cleaners to be pressed only. This alone could cut the cost of having a crisp shirt in half or more.

If you decide to wash and press your shirts or items at home it is very important to take them out after being washed and iron them while wet. This is what they do at the dry cleaners. The difference is they use commercial irons. So you want to invest in a high quality iron. Make sure not to put your freshly washed items on wire hangers as this could leave stains on the shirts or the item. Use wood or plastic hangers. If you go this route you will want to use a good stain remover especially on the neck area known for “ring around the collar” or other vulnerable areas of the clothing.

One of the best things that you can do to keep your clothes looking wrinkle free is invest in a clothing steamer. This will give your clothes that freshly pressed look in between cleanings. These items work amazingly well and take about 15-20 seconds to steam and will allow you to steam an item or two before having to refill with water. This tip alone will save you hundreds or more during the life cycle of the item of clothing. You’ll thank me later for this tip. Buy a clothing steamer on Amazon.

 

Pays for itself after a few uses.

How much do you think that you can save on your dry cleaning? Let us know. Think of all the money that you can save with these money-saving tips…If they helped you in ANY WAY, please take a minute to LIKE US on Facebook, sign up below to FOLLOW this blog for all future posts and…SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS SO THAT THEY CAN SAVE MONEY TOO. 🙂

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Also See: The One Question You MUST ASK to Maximize Your Money-Saving Efforts

 

 

How to Create a BEAUTIFUL Container Garden

Are you a plant lover? It seems that once you get it in your system you can’t get it out. Here are some tips for arranging and setting up a container garden where you live. Some homeowners also set up plants in containers to add to the beauty of their decks, porches, pool areas and landscaping. Try different (1) colors of planters / containers  (2) heights and (3) position of the plants to achieve the best look for your container garden, (4) plant stands also contribute to a more cohesive look. Adding colorful containers can greatly increase the beauty of your container garden.

Remember to adjust your care for the conditions and the adjustment in lighting for best results. Fertilize all your plants and review The Secret to Big Beautiful Healthy FERNS for secrets of healthy green plants.

Want bigger gigantic blooms for your flowering plants? TRY THIS …shh don’t tell anybody how you got your blooms so big. Check the price for this item on Amazon: CLICK HERE

Get all of your discounted container gardening planters & supplies by shopping on Amazon here

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The Importance of Having & Maintaining an EMERGENCY FUND

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Stop failing to plan for life’s emergencies.

Have you ever noticed that life always happens when you least expect it. The tire get a flat, the dryer goes out, they cut your hours or your commissions at work, and the list goes on and on. One thing is for certain…we’re all going to have emergencies that come up when we least expect it. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, count yourself very fortunate. There can be so many unexpected expenses that happen every month that we failed to plan for in advance, and that cause us to go running looking for a solution to. Let’s get this out of the way at the onset, we’re not talking about retirement money, 401K’s, stocks, and other monies that may be tied up and not easily accessible. We’re talking out cold hard cash that you might need.

Just stop and think for one moment. How many unexpected occurences have this had this week…this month…this year? You get the point, but how do you deal with them when they happen is often linked to how proactive you have been in advance. Most people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan and this also affects us when it comes to being prepared for life’s emergencies. For an example there are things that we often forget to budget for like: regular maintenance on the your vehicle, oil changes, air filters, tires that have flats, engine repairs, etc…and this is just relating to your car(s). What about the ac going out in the middle of the summer on your home, kids school trips, etc? You know what your friend says…”If it can go wrong, it will go wrong”-Murphy’s Law. This is not being pessimistic, just impressing the need to develop a sense of urgency when it comes to developing and maintaining our emergency funds!  

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All of these things should make you appreciate the importance of that emergency fund. But unfortunately, most people working today still haven’t seen the importance of establishing an emergency fund. There are many things you can do to establish one with a little effort.

Here are a few things that you could do to make it happen right away:

  1. “Prepare for your day before going out so that you aren’t spending unnecessary money on sodas, chips, lunches, snacks, etc”- contributed by Teresa Long. This tip alone could help you develop a $1000 Emergency Fund in a few months. Ultimately you want to increase the amount to cover 3-6 months of your living expenses. This will also help you sleep better at night. 🙂
  2. Increase your income and decrease your spending on everything. Sacrifice now for a more secure later. “Don’t buy it if you don’t need it” says Karen Winkis.
  3. Review: 7 Ways to Save Money On Monthly Expenses
  4. Review: 41 Cool Ways to Save Money On Your Monthly Expenses
  5. Consider a “side hustle”.. Uber, Lyft, even start selling online: 5 Reasons EVERYONE Should Learn to Sell on Ebay
  6. Cut your grocery bill by reading / implementing: 29 Ways to Cut your Bill at the Grocery Store

So do whatever you have to do make it happen as quickly as possible.  You’ll be the winner, you’ll feel better and it will get you on the right financial track. “See you at the top”- Zig Ziglar

What are you doing to achieve your emergency fund goals quickly? Leave us some comments below.

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What Our Money-Spending Habits Say About Us

 

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There is an familiar saying and it goes something like this: “Old Habits Die Hard”…meaning that it is very hard to change the way we have been doing things and the way we do things is usually what we will continue to do over and over again, year after year. What do your spending habits say about you? Listen to what actress Tori Spelling (who grew up in one of largest homes in the world and was around unimaginable wealth due to her father Aaron Spelling efforts) recently wrote about her struggles with money: “It’s no mystery why I have money problems,” Spelling wrote in her 2013 book, “Spelling It Like It Is” “I grew up rich beyond anyone’s dreams. Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can’t seem to let go of my ­expensive tastes.” Recently, it was reported that the IRS took 707K from her bank account.

What about you? Ask yourself this question: “Do I always have to have the best of everything”? When you go to a store, do you always have to get the most expensive item in the category you are looking in? What does that say about our self-esteem and the way we have to pacify ourselves with overpriced items to feel good about ourselves. This emotional way of spending could definitely impact our finances in a negative way. It is important for us to identify the reason we spend. For example, are you an emotional spender? Every time you feel upset…do you go shopping and start spending money to feel better. It may have even been money that was to be used for something else, maybe even for a bill that was to be paid. It has been said that most of a couples arguments occur over finances or the improper use of money or credit, which results in further stress for the family.

Notice this headline from CNBC showing how important it is to manage whatever finances we have properly. There’s no amount of money that can’t be outspent.

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This may differ greatly from what those with substantial wealth act. I know of a person that went to very elite private school in New York City with some of the kids of some of the richest most influential people in the city (very famous actors/actresses kids went to this school and paid $30,000 per year per child to attend this school…many of them had 2-3 children at this school). Amazingly I was told personally that most of their “rich friends” from this school weren’t even name brand conscious when it came to what they wore. It wasn’t that important to them, they had nothing to prove…they were already well off and totally unconcerned about trends. Isn’t it amazing that some of the people with the least amount of disposable income spend their money on things that really have no lasting value to “appear” more well off than they really are? Maybe if that’s us, it’s time for a change. We don’t have anything to prove to others. If those we’re around don’t approve of us the way we are and our good spending habits, they weren’t really our friends anyway.

Our habits can help us if we have created good ones, but hurt us if we have fallen prey to bad habits. Which ones dominate your choice? It  can easily be ascertained by answering this question “Where are you financially”? It is most likely the result of our habits we have in regards to handling and managing our available funds. Experts tell us that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. What good financial habit can you create in regards to handling your current resources in a better more beneficial way? What can you do that will have the greatest impact on your overall happiness and financial success in life.

Also See: Double your Income With One investment

I would like to encourage everyone to read at least one Recommended Financial Educational Reading books a month on how to improve your current financial situation (even if it’s good). This is important so that we can teach our children the correct way to handle our finances in the proper way. This vicious cycle of not paying ourselves first has to stop somewhere. Start a new trend today and mentor someone else to improve their financial life.

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The Secret to Big Beautiful Healthy FERNS

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Healthy Ferns are easy to achieve

Have you ever noticed how good the outdoor ferns in the stores look before you buy them, and you get them home, it seems they immediately start to turn brown and not so great-looking? There is a reason that they look so nice coming from the greenhouses that they are grown in, but when you bring them home one of the reasons could be that they may be in less than ideal conditions. But what can you do about it so that they THRIVE and last for the entire season and possibly for many years to come?
Here is a few tips that I have found to work well with all your outdoor ferns ( especially the hanging ones). 

  1. Keep them out of direct sunlight if your are in a very hot zone. Ferns need a good amount of light but thrive in shady areas with indirect sunlight.
  2. Make sure that the containers and beautiful planters that they are in have sufficient drainage holes in them to keep the fern from sitting in water and to avoid root rot.
  3. Buy a good sprayer and give them a good misting regularly (daily if possible). This will help keep the tips and the rest of the plants leaves looking and feeling moist and will also encourage new growth. This is more important in the areas that have excessive heat and dry conditions.
  4. Keep the soil moist and don’t let the fern dry out completely so that the fronds (leaves) will be healthy and not dried out and brown at the tips. One of the best ways to do this is to WATER THE FERN TWICE A DAY …once in the morning and once at night. This is the difference between big healthy, beautiful plants and ones that are scrawny and small. Some successful plant lovers with multiple ferns have also set up a big barrel and completely submerge the base of the hanging fern in the water and allow the water to drain naturally. You can also set up a humidifier to maintain the moisture in the air that will help the plant thrive.
  5. Keep the fern idealistically in an area that is from 60 to 75 degrees. Ferns also love the moisture generated from the shower and love in be in moist areas like the bathroom. Just make sure your bathroom window or skylight allows it to get sufficient lighting.
  6. Ferns really love the treat of…Miracle Grow fertilizer and a mixture of Epsom Salt. This is the key to the healthy look of the plant. Combined they can make your plants look greener and grow more bushy. Epsom salt is made up of hydrated magnesium sulfate (magnesium and sulfur), which is important to healthy plant growth. cpt_1494558448170Fertilize your ferns and plants with this combination: 2 tablespoons of epsom salt per gallon of water with miracle grow fertilizer every 2 weeks on the 1st and the 15th (easy way to remember) of the month. This will help them look lush and beautiful. Epsom salt will also help all your plants keep from yellowing. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon per every 12 inches around your plants, trees, flowers, and vegetables that you want to green up. This same mixture has worked incredibly well on Sago Palms as well.

What has worked well to keep your plants looking beautiful? Leave some comments below.

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Sago Palm’s love this mixture too.

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Also see: How to Spray Paint a Flower Pot

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What you MUST know if you are thinking about Cutting the Cord on Cable and Streaming

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Ask 10 people how to save money and a few of them are bound to say “cut the cord“. One of the first things that people looking to save money want to cut out is cable (average cable bill $99-$120 a month depending on services / types of premium channels etc. and the number of tv’s that you have and use internet only to stream their content). Here’s what you must know to make that happen if you insist on using internet only and are considering cutting the cord. Make sure that you count the total cost of all the services that you plan to use and compare the cost to what you’re currently spending (it may be close than you think). I have outlined the 5 steps to getting a quality HD picture and great internet speeds for all your streaming needs.

The first thing you need is a super fast internet speed from a provider like Spectum that allow you to stream unlimited content with no overage costs or usage limits.  Unlimited usage is important to keep your costs under control and from getting surprise bills in the mail ( like some providers do ) after you have used over their limits. Check with your current provider to see how much usage you have. Check your current internet speed here.

The second thing you need to do is BUY a great ROUTER like this one ( buying a router will save you the monthly rental cost associated with renting one) that will be able to handle the fast speeds of today’s internet. (60 mbps +) and getting faster everyday.  Note: if you previously have a “N” or a “G” router that were used in slower internet speeds, or it skips and goes out…it may be time to upgrade to the speed shown in the link above. Extend your wifi signal to far ends of your home / business with a wifi range extender. (Click on the pictures below to see the details of the product)

The third thing is you must get a far-reaching HDTV digital antenna like this one on Amazon that will pick up your local channels and some other channels that you can pick up for free. The farther the distance that it can access the better and the more channels you can pick up.

The fourth thing you must get a Smart TV like this one that already have the apps built right into it and allow you to stream directly from the app with the unlimited internet service that you have. If you don’t have a smart tv it may be time to upgrade and get the latest 4K models on sale like the ones shown here on sale at Amazon.com.

Lastly, some like to stream using Amazon Fire TV (shown below) using the Firestick (below) or Roku Streaming Stick and use the combination of the other things listed to get some other TV shows, YouTube and some of their favorite premium channels. The savings are all over if you combine these tips with the others money-saving tips found in this blog. Happy streaming…let me know how it works out.

ps…You may want to top it all off with some amazing surround sound for the complete sound package and the ultimate viewing experience.

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Also see: 35 Best Ways to Save Money on your Cable Bill…without Cutting the Cord

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