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Life Skills 

Life can be harder - and we make choices that can make it harder (or easier!). The life skill pack covers financial challenges, buying a car, moving, and much more - with practical advice that makes a difference.

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Taking Care of Your Hygiene

Showering, washing your hair, brushing your teeth, and more. It all seems so simple, doesn’t it? But there are a lot of reasons why a person doesn’t always do these basic things. However, there are even more great reasons why you should, including your good health.

In this video we talk about why good hygiene is important, how to do it, and what to do if you struggle with circumstances in life that make it hard for you.

Topics include: •Hygiene•Showering•Washing Hair•Brushing Teeth •Hand Washing•Cleaning Clothes•Good Health•Good Habits to Teach Kids.

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Screen Time and You

Phones, tablets, and gaming consoles. Social media, chats, texts, and apps for EVERYTHING! Life has never been more efficient, fun…and distracting. Is technology improving our lives or is it taking us down a slippery path?

In this video we talk about what the REAL problem is and how to enjoy your screen time while taking care of the most important things in life. 

Topics include: •Screen Time•Balancing Technology Time•Good Technology Habits• Technology Goals & Boundaries•Time Management •Technology Dangers•Valuing Relationships over Technology.

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Depression and Suicide

Depression is more than just feeling down occasionally. It’s more intense, and lasts longer. Nearly one in 12 American’s over the age of 20 suffers from it, and women are twice as likely as men to become depressed. Left untreated, depression can lead to suicide.

In this video we talk about what depression is, how to know if you’re experiencing it, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help and manage your depression.

Topics include: •Depression•Suicide•Feelings•Emotions•Depression Screening•Mood Disorder•Re-engage with Life• Reconnect with Others •Consider your Diet•Self-Care•Keep a Schedule•Keep a Journal •Suicide Prevention.

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Home Health

Who loves to clean and manage a home? NOT ME! And likely not you either. But it’s important. Keeping your home clean and organized doesn’t have to be a monumental task, unless you make it one.

In this video we’ll give several habit-forming housekeeping tips so that you can easily maintain your home and have lots of time left over for the other more fun things in your life. Don’t be buried under your mountain of mess. Plant a flag in it and call it conquered!

Topics include: •Home Health•Housekeeping Tips•Maintaining Home •Good Habits•Simple Goals•Make A Housekeeping Plan•Schedule Cleaning Time•Break Goals into Small Tasks•Use Music or Audio Book to Motivate.

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Anger Management

Everyone gets angry once in a while. It’s a normal emotion for when we feel attacked, threatened, or shamed. Anger causes us to fight or run. When it gets out of control, it can hurt others and damage relationships. But, we have the ability to manage and control this intense emotion.

In this video, we talk about understanding the triggers to your anger and how to handle them in a positive way.

Topics include: •Anger Management•Get Behind Your Anger•Define Underlying Emotions•Anger Management Strategies•Breathe•Lean into Truth•Walk Away•Act Calmly•Communication• Learn Your Triggers •Keep an Anger Journal•Stop Yourself from Venting•Be the Example.

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Fighting the Impulse to Spend

Ever feel like you can’t get through the checkout line without grabbing the snacks placed right at your eye level. Well sister, you’ve been played by the sneakiest of sneaksters!

This video looks at how marketers keep us buying more stuff and spending all of our hard-earned cash before it even hits our bank account. 

Topics include: •Impulse Spending•The Truth about Marketing•Real Costs •Wait on Purchases• Using Cash•Avoid Temptation•Don’t Shop Hungry •Don’t Shop While Emotional•Money Management• Define Needs & Wants •Make a Shopping List•Saving Your Money.

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The Monster of Debt

Have you ever found yourself with too little cash and too many bills? The stress, worry, and restrictions of being unable to pay our bills brings can be simply overwhelming. This video shows you how YOU can slay the monster of debt.

Topics include: •Monster of Debt•Debt Collections•Don’t Spend Money You Don’t Have•Make More Money•Pay Off Your Debt•Change Your Spending Habits.

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Credit Cards, Friend or Foe?

Are credit cards your best friend or your worse enemy? This video puts credit cards in their proper perspective. 

Topics include: •Credit Cards•Savings Versus Credit•Paying Off Credit Card•Credit Scores•Financial Troubles•Financial Choices.

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Financial Emergencies

Just when everything is going well, and you have your finances in order ¬– BAM! Disaster hits! It may rain inside your house instead of outside.

This video looks at how to plan for financial emergencies and what a financial emergency really is. 

Topics include: •Financial Emergencies•How to Save Money•Open a Savings Account•Keep an Emergency Fund Account•Cut Extra Spending.

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Budgeting 101

Stay out of debt. Save for the future. Plan your big purchases. Live within your means. All great ideas, but how do you do it in reality?

In this video we will look at how to make and maintain a simple budget and plan for most of your expenses so that you can avoid those unpleasant financial surprises at the end of the month.

Topics include: • Budgeting 101•Budget Control•Fear of Budgeting •Procrastination• Brighter Future•What is a Budget•Making a Budget •What is an Emergency Fund•Why Do We Avoid Budgeting •Why Should You Budget• Budget Apps.

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Buying a Car

There are two ways to buy a car, the smart way and the not-so-smart way. The smart way can net you a car that meets your needs. The not-so-smart way can drive you to a load of debt and expenses you may not be able to afford. In this video, we will look at how to buy a car, pick through needs vs. wants, and how to avoid being taken for a ride. Topics include: •Buying a Car•What Can I Afford•Car Value•Kbb.com •Car History•Insurance and Registration•Repair Expenses•How to Pay for a Car•What is the Best Car for Me•Car Needs Versus Wants•Buying Used Versus New•Certified PreOwned Cars•Do Your Car Buying Homework.

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Finding a Job

Ugh! Finding a job is SOOOO HARD!! It’s one of those things we don’t love but have to do. So, where do you start? How do you find good jobs out there, let alone great ones?

In this video, we will talk about what to look for, where to search, and how to apply for great jobs. 

Topics include: •Finding a Job•Getting Ready•Cleaning Up Social Media •Important Documents•Reliable Childcare•Previous Employment Information•Where to Search• Applying for a Job•Writing a Cover Letter •Follow Up.