Monday, November 21, 2016

Did You Know? November Is National Raisin Bread Month

                                            This Month Try:
                               Swirl-fully Good Grilled Cheese



When you’re craving sweet and savory, this grilled cheese sandwich is super satisfying. Especially for National Raisin Bread Month!



Servings: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Product Type: Toasting &Swirl Bread
Meal Type: Gourmet, Sandwiches
Total Time: 20+ minutes

Ingredients:
4 ounces cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
¼ large Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
2 slices White Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter, softened

Directions:
1.      Spread butter on one side of each slice of Swirl Bread.
2.      Heat small skillet over medium-low heat. Place bread in skillet, butter side down. Top each with 1 slice of cheese. Cook until bread is golden brown (approximately 5 minutes).
3.      Arrange bacon and apple slices on 1 cheese-topped bread slice. Cover with remaining cheese-topped bread slice, cheese side down. Lightly press down on sandwich, then flip. Increase heat to medium and cook, flipping intermittently, until cheese is melted (approximately 5 minutes).

Have A Wealthy New Year: Great Finance Goals For 2017


Everyone wants to get their finances in order. Having less debt and more money will lead to much less stress in your daily life. It’s hard to keep your spending low during Christmas when you need to buy all kinds of gifts and decorations. So why not start planning for 2017?

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, financial ones are often the best kind. They’ll help you not just for the upcoming year, but also long into the future. Here are some of the most practical financial goals you should set yourself for next year.

Beat Your Debt

With things like student loans, mortgages, and other personal loans, people accumulate all kinds of debt. Often, people take the approach of keeping debt for a long time and chipping away at it bit by bit. But you might want to set a goal to start proactively beating your debt.

One of the best ways to start tackling debt is to consolidate your loans. Some companies offer debt consolidation for all of your outstanding student debts. You can also find services to help with payday loans. Consolidating debts often works out cheaper and is much more manageable.

You could also take the approach of going after your debts one by one. If you focus all your savings on paying off one loan, you’ll have one less to worry about. You might want to start with the smallest to ball it over quick or take on the one with the highest interest rate to save more.

Make More Money At Home

Time is money, so you might want to use your free time to make more. There are many low-effort ways to earn money from the comfort of your home. Many require nothing but a computer, so it’s easy for anyone.

If you have some unique skills or talents, you might want to use them to make money. Sites like Fiverr let you offer all kinds of services to people for money. Typical tasks include copy writing and graphics editing. But there’s no limit to things you can offer- some people get paid for doing homework or singing happy birthday!

You could also make money from your smartphone. The Make Money app pays you for simple tasks such as watching videos and filling in surveys. The benefit is you can use it from anywhere! It’s perfect for traveling or commuting as well as home use.

Reduce Your Spending

Everyone should start a savings fund. All you need to do is spend less each month and put more away in an account or savings jar. But how can you start reducing your monthly expenditure?

Instead of paying full price for everything, start using coupons! You can find these in many places, from websites to newspapers and magazines. Many companies also offer discount codes to make your costs lower.

You should also use price comparison sites before buying anything. You can make significant savings by finding the lowest possible price for all your purchases. Google has a shopping search feature to get you the best prices on the web. There are also dedicated websites and apps to help you find low prices.