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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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