Whether you are looking to contribute to the Circular Economy Movement, or just trying to free money in your budget, the best place to start is at home.  In an article From Living Circular a four part plan of action is layed out in ultimate simplicity.

 

  1. Reduce: Try to cut out single use i...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Jun 06, 2017 under

 

Small businesses are reportedly cheering the decision to pull out of the Paris Peace Accords. America first means me first and you last. Leadership has little to do with cooperation. So strange that the planet is round. That we’re all housed on the same ground.


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With the high cost of weddings and growing trends t reduce waste, we've heard about reusing wedding dresses, and decorations, but re-using flower arrangements?  In an article from CBS News a company named Bloomerent has re-invented the wedding flower industry.  Offering brides a 10% discount...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on May 15, 2017 under

It is now possible to live in a modern chic, and stylish, fully recycled, reusable, sustainable home.  In one article from inhabitat.com they showcase "The Prefab House of the Future", which features flexible sustainable architecture for future adaptation and extension.  Pleasant spacial soluti...

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Finally, you can sell your dress or buy, or even rent a used dress.  The Sharing Economy for wedding dress purchase finds a home at Borrowing Magnolia. "The founders of Borrowing Magnolia wanted to help the modern bride plan her dream wedding on a budget. They also knew of many newlyweds had d...

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Posted by Katherine on Apr 12, 2017 under ,

As a mother on a budget I am always trying to find ways to save.  The first on my list is taking care of what I already have.  Does that me more cleaning? Yes, but it also means less spending.  We had this couch that I conditioned weekly because it was the most expensive thing we'd ever purchas...

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Have you heard about Wedding Recycle.com?  This Canadian site is a buy and sell community site, oriented specifically for Weddings, the soon to be wed and the recently just.  It's a place to sell your used Wedding items from Centerpieces to Jewelry, From Wedding Dresses to Cake and Dess...

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Ikea's latest kitchen is made of recycled plastic bottles...

This article from World Economic Forum discusses the new Kitchen from one of the world's biggest Furniture Brands, Ikea.  This particular kitchen happens to me made out of recycled plastic and timber and displays th...

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The sharing economy is changing the consumer culture even to the extent of Weddings and Wedding Fashion.  Weddings are our culture's ultimate display of wealth and status.  Every aspect of a wedding is an additional charge, "for just a little bit extra," and why not, it's her big ...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Feb 27, 2017 under ,

In an article posted last year from Fortune.com

Hilary Brueck

  

Breaks down one of the more modern concepts of renting.  The company WeWOrk, is taking it's co-working office space rental model and applying it to living.  WeLive brings the luxury of a hotel stay ( with housekeeping, beer, &...

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9 Ways to Score an Upgrade on Your Honeymoon Flight 

In an article from Brides.com By Katie Hammel

Katie lists 9 inventive ways to Upgrade your Honeymoon Flight from Volunteering your seat to Bidding for an upgrade.  This is a good article to read at the start of your wedding planning process...

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The New York Taxi Workers Alliance understood the ban on Muslim refugee travelers as inhumane, unconstitutional and a necessary danger to its Muslim drivers. The ban is at odds with the foundational concepts that brought about the Sharing Economy. Uber, however, lacked the integrity to foresee beyond their bottom line. They moved-in to replace the striking cabs. It was an example of the business ethics in our new Trump era.

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Airbnb, the in home rental, has been the subject of much debate and criticism from policy makers to mother in law's, but could it help solve the homelessness crisis in one of the U.S.'s major city's? 

The city of Los Angeles reached a deal with Airbnb to collect Taxes from Airbnb hosts in July of...

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In this new world of Shared Economy, unique and inspired gift giving takes on a whole new meaning.  In an article from Architectural Digest, by Alicia Brunker, one of the most romantic and iconic cities in the world is now offering up a literal piece of itself to online shoppers.  


"Last summer...

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Posted by Katherine on Dec 31, 2016 under ,

It's New Year's Eve and it's time to think about our resolutions for 2017.  How can 2017 be all it can be?  I think about my childeren and my family and how they can grow and learn.  Recently, at my children's school, we raised money by having everyone at school donate all their used clothes, bed...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Dec 28, 2016 under , , , ,

Our economy depends on the trust of our information. It depends on a free press. It’s the watchdog of our democracy and allows for small businesses to thrive in an open marketplace.

 

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It's only 16 days til Christmas and I am no where near finished.  I see posts on my friends' Facebook pages how all the gifts are wrapped and looking perfectly gorgeous under their themed Christmas trees.  

According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales will increase 3.6 percent from l...

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Rent-the-Runway now has space at Neiman Marcus. A dynamic may be changing.    

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We cannot take sides when it comes to the races. We cannot take sides when it comes to cultures. This is not good business. It is a moral disgrace. It's business. It's personal. It's business.

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Posted by Katherine on Nov 10, 2016 under

My sister is finally getting married!  She would like a destination wedding in Hawaii and our family is so excited.  As a bridesmaid, the most important item is the dress.  There are so many to choose from and an endless amount of stores.  To cut down the costs of a destination wedding, there ar...

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The drive of the marketplace is the handshake. Imagine our businesses surviving in a country that devalues diversity. That devalues trust in the handshake.

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Posted by Katherine on Oct 14, 2016 under ,

My husband and I used to ride our pricey bikes all the time.  Nowadays with work and the kids, we havn't had time to take leisure rides anymore.  Our bikes collect dust in the garage.  I found this great website that will rent your bikes, surfboards, skis, and almost any unmotorized ride you own....

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Posted by Katherine on Oct 02, 2016 under

Remember when we had disposable cameras on each table at a wedding?  We would send them to get printed and wait to share the pictures at a later date and that's if we were able to see you in person.  Also, most of the pictures printed weren't all that great.  Today, we have our cell phones, diffe...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Sep 30, 2016 under

If you missed the performance of John in New York, you can now see it in Philadelphia. It's worth the seat rental.

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Posted by Katherine on Sep 21, 2016 under ,

As a mother of three, two boys and a girl, it's hard not to collect all sorts of things for your children.  We gather their school work, art, mementos and of course, toys.  All this stuff is stored in my garage to rotate or save.  Why not get rid of the clutter and rent your toys?  I learned of ...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Sep 19, 2016 under

The blind can now drive in Pittsburgh. And if you’re drunk, you’re no longer a danger.

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My husband and I have been married for over 10 years now.  We planned it ourselves and had a very low key wedding in beautiful Southern California by the beach.  Our church looked over the ocean and our reception was across the street from our house in the community center.  I admit I did most of...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Aug 20, 2016 under

We used to dig into pockets and fumble for tip money. Not so with Uber and Lift.

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The morality of "paying for what you use."

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Posted by Katherine on Jul 18, 2016 under ,

These days everyone has a smart phone in their hand.  As of July 13, 2016 an estimate of over 15 million per day is playing the app Pokeman Go according to Recode.net.  Fortunately, there are many useful apps that we can save time and money.

LifeHack.org has 15 terrific and some unusual apps.  ...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Jul 03, 2016 under

Please read Jen Glass's informative article on the many ways to save in the wedding dress market (http://elitedaily.com/life/wedding-dress-of-your-dreams-for-under-1k/1523104/). 

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Jun 24, 2016 under

We buy a ticket to the theater and know not to bring a wrench. The seat is not ours. We rent it for the time of the show.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Jun 18, 2016 under

Renting the Internet can be your first new apartment rental.

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Posted by Katherine on Jun 15, 2016 under ,

About 12.5 million adults aged over 65 years old live alone that are noninstitutionalized according to the Department of Health and Human Services.  Most want to remain living in their own homes and prefer not be sent to a nursing home.  Now seniors are able to successfully share their empty rooms...

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Posted by Katherine on May 26, 2016 under

What do you do with your gorgeous center pieces?  At my wedding, we gave it to the longest married at the table.  During different events, I noticed gorgeous displays of arrangements tossed in the trash or taken by guests and staff to take home.  But what if you could donate your flowers and a po...

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Posted by Katherine on May 26, 2016 under

When I was a young girl, my neighborhood had Book Mobiles during the summer.  This little caravan of books on wheels would come every Monday.  My sisters and I would walk down the block and spend hours reading and choosing a variety of books to borrow and then return them the following Monday.  T...

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RentaLife is in support of renting.  We support simplicity.  Frugality.  As a proponent of The Shared Economy, we support generosity, inclusivity.  This is why we're taking a stand on the character of this nominee.

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Connecting the hungry to those with leftovers.

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Posted by Katherine on Apr 28, 2016 under

Its spring time and it often gets many of us in the mood to be part of something bigger, to make something, plant it, and watch it grow. For those of you who have their own yard and gardens then you are probably already in full swing composting and planting, but for those of you who don't yet and ye...

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Spring is here and love is bloom; tis also the season for weddings. You may find yourself with many invitations from family and friends to join them in celebrating their special day.  When looking over any invite, keep your finances in mind before replying.  According to an article in Washington P...

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Posted by Katherine on Mar 20, 2016 under

It’s that time of year again when my daughter is getting for her birthday extravaganza. She has been into American Girl Dolls for a couple of years now, but while holding a party at the American Girl Doll store may be cool, it can also be pricey. My dilemma, how to make her dream AG party a realit...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Mar 18, 2016 under

Why would anyone rent a couch?

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Mar 18, 2016 under

RentaLife supports the principle of recycling.

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Posted by Katherine on Mar 04, 2016 under

On February 29th I just celebrated my 2nd (or 8th depending on how you count) wedding anniversary.  It was good to go back and look at pictures and remember that day.  To save money I had done many of decorations, innovations and whatnot myself.  I am still proud and happy about how that day turn...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Mar 04, 2016 under

The Sharing Economy feels more like a conversation.  It's voice is more related.

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The Sharing Economy works best when carrying a gun is not a measure of one's liberty.

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I was looking at the calendar recently and realized how fast spring break and even summer were approaching. This started me thinking about planning some vacations, there are a lot of great vacation options in this sites Home/Get Away section, but the idea of Home Swapping may be a consumer savvy way...

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Posted by Katherine on Feb 19, 2016 under

Found this new cycling option here in NYC and thought I should share it with you.

Link: https://www.citibikenyc.com/how-it-works

A convenient solution for quick trips around New York City and Jersey City.

The Citi Bike system, operated by Motivate, features thousands of bikes at hundreds of stat...

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Link: http://www.metro.us/new-york/top-romantic-restaurants-in-nyc-for-valentine-s-day-and-beyond/zsJpbc---9Ot2zJctvDAs/

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to propose.  If you are one of those excited individuals then this list of restaurants may be just what...

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Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to love, so it comes as no surprise that thousands of couples tie the knot on February 14th each year. According to a survey by American Express, a whopping 6 million people are planning or expecting a proposal this Valentine’s Day. If he already put a ring on ...

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Dec 18, 2015 under

Getting Showcased at the top of the list is almost free.

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RentaLife supports the concepts that make peer-to-peer renting work.  Isolationist politics have no place in a sharing economy.

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RentaLife Weddings has expanded.  We're now offering more rental markets: RentaLife Home; RentaLife Business; RentaLife Tickets.

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Vow to be Chic offers designer bridesmaid dresses, as rentals, if you know your measrements. 

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Jan 23, 2014 under

You can rent a unique urban wedding.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Dec 18, 2013

Professionals are now for rent.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Dec 05, 2013 under

How the green movement plans the wedding.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Sep 11, 2013

Alger House as movie-set

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Jul 24, 2013 under

The vision of RentaLife Weddings is to go beneath the vision.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Jun 22, 2013 under

The Bridesmaid is no longer crying.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on May 18, 2013 under

Renting an Airstream for the honeymoon.

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Apr 12, 2013

Peer-to-peer renting is a $26 Billion dollar market.  Rent a Life has been designed for business rentals, but will enter this new and very active market with a place to rent your once used wedding dress. 

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Posted by CK Kenneth on Apr 11, 2013 under

Peer-to-peer renting is coming to Rent a Life in the form of a wedding gown.

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