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Baby BFS Did Indeed Arrive!!!

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So, our daughter was due around June 15.  BUT, she must have heard “you’re going on a low carb diet until she gets here” at our OBGYN appointment on June 6, because she quickly said “SCREW THAT!” My water broke June 7 evening, and 31.5 hours later, Baby BFS was pushed out early June 9!  She weighed in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.  😀 She had to be observed in NICU right off the bat but got their seal of approval by lunch the same day, woot! I don’t know what is worth sharing and what isn’t.  Every minute of that 31.5 hours seemed of the utmost importance to us, but I’m guessing that there are only bits and pieces that would be of real interest to anyone else.  Here were the most entertaining bits… It Doesn’t Just Happen in the Movies… In honor of my new low carb diet orders, Mr. BFS had made us a delicious dinner of grilled salmon, grilled zucchini spears, and pan cooked green beans with onions and garlic.  I had been feeling off all day and mentioned it while he was finishing making our meal, so he rushed off to … Read more

Top 5 Ways to Create Passive Income

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One of the best ways to increase your wealth and earn lots of money is by generating passive income. This type of income provides you with the opportunity to earn money while you are doing other activities. The truth is you will never create large amounts of income trading your time for money. When you engage in passive income strategies, you can receive a continuous flow of income from one source. Are you interested in learning about streams of income that don’t involve getting a title loan? Here are the top 5 ways for you to create a passive income. 1. Get a tenant for your house or apartment. The extra bedrooms in your home or your apartment could mean additional income for your bank account. If you don’t mind sharing your living space with another person, rent your spare bedrooms for a monthly fee. Depending on the size of the space and the area in which you live, you could charge as much as $700 per bedroom. If you own a home with a basement, you could earn more money by renting the entire basement to a tenant. Before you rent out a room in your house to a … Read more

Planning Your Holidays Ahead Will Save You Money

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Source: Public Domain Pictures Another summer comes by and you find yourself planning your holidays just a few weeks — sometimes even days — in advance. Most of the trendiest destinations barely have any accommodations left and airplane tickets are too expensive. Suddenly, you find yourself stressing out about where you could go without having to go bankrupt, and what you could have done to prevent this. Planning is not overrated: it will save you money and energy so that when the time comes to enjoy your holidays, relaxing is all you have to think about. So, once you figure out where you want to go, the first thing you should do is start looking at the options for accommodations while the offers are high and therefore, prices are still affordable. Unlike with airplane tickets that usually tend to get cheaper a few months closer to the date of departure — apparently, we should book flights 49 days in advance to get the best value — hotels and other types of accommodations, however, will definitely be cheaper the sooner we book them. Budget airlines and price comparison sites have certainly made it easier to grab last minute deals on flights, … Read more

Baby Update – Around 2 Weeks to Go!!!

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The last two weeks have been extremely productive when it comes to baby prep, but obviously not so much when it comes to blogging.  I think the best way I can describe this last month of pregnancy to someone who hasn’t been through it is to equate it to an old phone battery.  I am given a certain amount of energy to use before I just shut off without warning.  Then I nap for 1-3 hours, and *poof*, I’m back.  But I never know how much energy I’ll be assigned.  It’s a fun mystery every time I try to tackle a project or to-do list item.  😉 Shout Out to Liberty Healthshare Thus Far I’ve explained that we don’t have classic health insurance before, but I’m not sure if I’ve brought up Liberty Healthshare recently.  We switched over to this health sharing company in mid-2016 and they’ve been amazing so far.  $299 a month into a group pot and an annual unshared amount of $1000.  This will go up to $450 a month once our daughter arrives and $1500 up front each year.  Still way cheaper than the $750 a month that regular healthcare was rising up to when we … Read more

Are You in Texas? New Way of Choosing Your Next Electricity Provider!

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This is a guest blog post from Real Simple Energy. Hey BFS readers, I’m excited to have the opportunity to post here! Thank you Crystal! The easiest way to save $500/year or more! If you are a BFS follower in Texas, I want to tell you about the easiest way to save $500 or more every year by using Real Simple Energy to find your next electricity plan. This is the new way to search for electricity plans — we match your unique usage profile with every publicly available plan in your area to find the cheapest plan for you. It’s super easy! Just answer a few quick questions about your home and search results are instant. All of the hard work and number crunching happens behind the scenes Real Simple Energy exists for one reason: to save you a ton of money. Best of all, the site is completely FREE. We have the largest, most comprehensive plan electricity plan database in Texas, make no commissions, and are 100% independent and unbiased. We can offer free search because many of our users become Hassle-Free customers. Our Hassle-Free customers never have to think about choosing an electricity plan again. For $9/month, we manage your … Read more

Baby Update – One Month to Go!!!

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It’s hard to blog, or really accomplish anything, right now.  I’m in a weird limbo world where I want to get everything ready for our daughter’s arrival, but naps, Facebook, tv, and absolutely any other time waster seems way more attractive.  🙂 Baby Making Update My baby bump has inflated, we’ve finished our hospital birthing classes, we’ve done the hospital tour and pre-registered, and now it’s just weekly doctor appointments and waiting to pop while I keep swallowing acid reducers to stay sane. This little one is developing really well!  All of her measurements are coming in fine.  She’s already around 6 pounds with a month to go, which they think is perfectly healthy and not too big at the same time.  All of my tests have come back fine.  All of my baby-delivering parts are where they need to be and doing what they need to do.  So far, so good! Physically, making a mini-human hasn’t been all bad for me.   Granted, I still wouldn’t be one of those women who say, “I loved being pregnant!”, but all of my friends and family have had it worse.  The Annoying Parts I had the “morning” sickness that first trimester, but … Read more

Some Points a Trader Should Bear in Mind to Trade Forex

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The Forex market is one of the best markets. Most people eventually get attracted to Forex due to the advantages it offers. Although many people get attracted to Forex only a few manage to remain consistent in the market. The Singaporean traders do not give up trading rather they try their best to remain consistent. If the traders want to remain consistent in trading they should focus on a few points. These points will help the trader to correct mistakes in trading. There are certain factors in the market that you should understand clearly, so now let us know what they are and how to deal them. Execution of trade with greed Greed is the worst enemy of the retail traders. Being an investor in the Forex trading industry, you must learn how to control your greed. There are many traders who have lost their entire trading account due to big lot size trade. Its true by taking a huge risk in each trade you might have some big winners but this is not the proper way to trade the market. No one knows what will happen to the market in the next second. So always be prepared for the … Read more