10 Foods That Soothe Your Gut

** In collaboration**  Food is amazing. It doesn’t matter whether you are a sorcerer of steak, a lover of legumes or a fiend for fruit, food has something that brings people together. It’s not just a key to bring family and friends together around the dining table, but it’s what we need for survival. Thankfully, most of the population has come a long way from the diet of the caveman – though some do prefer the Paleo way of life today – and food is a source of nutrition, health and enjoyment all rolled into one. Food plays a very important role in health, because you are what you eat. If you prefer a diet filled with processed foods and refined sugars, you’re not going to necessarily be unhealthy, but you’re going to feel sluggish and lacking in energy much of the time. It’s not because any food is inherently ‘bad’ for you, but because all food plays a role in the way your body performs. For example, without regular water, your body will feel tired, dehydrated and you can develop headaches because your brain isn’t as hydrated as it should be. Similarly, the digestive tract has a vital role in your health, and because it’s responsible for absorbing the nutrients that you consume and eliminates waste, you have to ensure your digestive tract stays as healthy as possible. By not looking after your health, you can end up developing […]

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Retirement Plans: Do You Need One?

** In Collaboration**  Retirement planning relates to the process of making financial plans for the period of your life when you will have stopped working. In general, this process involves depositing money into a retirement account. Yet, there are many types of retirement plans available, and so it is imperative to assess your options carefully. A lot of people will already have a retirement plan in place with their employer. In this instance, contributions are deducted from the employee’s paycheck before they receive it. However, not everyone is in traditional employment and many people want to look into the prospect of additional pension plans. This blog post will reveal the various reasons why you need a pension plan, as well as provide you with some excellent tips on saving for this period of your life. Continue reading to find out more… Why do you need a retirement plan?   It is quite simple; time is everything. This is the most important component in relation to saving for the future. In your early adult life, it may seem strange to consider aged care facilities and the cost of living once you have no income, but if you don’t address it now, it will be too late. It is clichéd, but every dollar really does help, and so even if you can only afford to contribute a small amount to your retirement plan in the beginning it is still worth it. Moreover, […]

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Things to Consider Before You Move to a Remote Location

** In Collaboration** If you are thinking that living in the countryside and away from the hustle and bustle of the big city is for you, it is important that you consider the consequences of your move, so you don’t end up regretting it like many other people before. You might be missing your friends, the pubs and restaurants, and the convenience of the public transport. To make sure that it is worth the sacrifice, you will have to consider every aspect of your move carefully, so you can ensure that you don’t have to move back due to not being able to get used to your new lifestyle. Find a few pointers below. Infrastructure One of the things you have to consider is the roads and the services available. If you are far from the next exchange of phone lines and broadband, you might end up paying a fortune for a satellite phone and internet, which will make your lifestyle even more expensive. Likewise, if you cannot get gas or electricity and have to pay for the services to be led to your home, you will increase your cost of move. Do your research to avoid disappointment. Road Networks It all sounds idyllic to live in the countryside, but will you be able to cope with the dirt road in the winter when everything is muddy or covered in snow? You might be stuck in your home for weeks, […]

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Key Steps to Live a Comfortable Lifestyle

** In collaboration**  Most people are likely to experience hardships throughout their lives, including some relating to money. Being able to live a comfortable lifestyle for your whole life might seem impossible, but there are ways to make sure that you always feel happy and fulfilled. Of course, everyone has a different definition of just what “comfortable” means. For some, it’s never having to worry about money. For others, it might mean always being content and satisfied with the choices you make. If you want to live a comfortable lifestyle, there are various ways you might approach this goal. Here are some of the things you might do. Create Income Security Dealing with money problems is something that many people find themselves having to do. In fact, most people are likely to struggle financially in some way or another during their lives. While you might not be able to guarantee a stable financial situation forever, you can take steps to create income security. Firstly, finding a reliable employer and a job that you’re good at is a good start. However, many people don’t want to have to rely on an employer for their income. Other options include starting a business, making investments and setting up different income streams from various sources. Set a Comfortable Budget If you want to be financially comfortable for as long as possible, you need to set a budget that you can follow. Firstly, you have […]

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House Details #6

To see the ‘House Details #5’ post click here The house has been a working progress for almost 1.5 years now, but the lounge room is finally almost done! I especially like the loungeroom in the morning light! New chair from Fantastic Furniture  ! We needed an extra chair as one of my friends is moving in (& three people […]

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