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4 Tips To Make Busy Nights More Efficient

Life is busy. I’m not going to lie. I’m also not going to say that I dislike it. The things that make my life busy are spending time with my family and enjoying life with them as much as possible. With the kids’ fall activities starting up again, we know that there will be evenings when we will be running from one activity to the next. While life is fun and busy, it can still be efficient. If you know me, you know that I am always on the look out for ways to make everything around me more efficient. Why do something in 9 steps when you can complete the same task in 6?

Here are 4 tips to make busy nights more efficient:

#1) Talk through your day/evening/week with your family. Keeping everyone in the loop can make things run smoother since everyone knows where they are expected to be and when.

#2) Write that list! I am an avid list keeper. At any given time there is at least 2 running lists in my home. To-do lists, grocery lists and honey-do lists are often my top 3. If you prioritize your lists, that’s even better! Writing them down in order of importance will help you keep your head when things start to pile up.

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It’s is a secure way for you to purchase your everyday needs. Here are some great security features of Interac Flash:

  • Individual transaction limit: a single Interac Flash transaction can not exceed $100.

  • Periodic Pin Verification: Interac Flash has a safety limit in place. When your multiple contactless transactions reach this limit, which is currently up to $200, you will be asked to insert your card and enter your PIN. This will reset your limit so you can continue to use Interac Flash.

  • Zero Customer Liability: As an Interac cardholder, you will not have to pay for unauthorized transactions resulting from circumstances beyond your control.

  • Protection from fraud tactics: Chip-enabled Interac Debit and Interac Flash cards are extremely secure and are protected from fraud tactics such as skimming, duplicating and electronic pick-pocketing.

  • Fast and convenient: No more searching for cash or waiting for change. An Interac Flash transaction involves briefly holding the card in front of the terminal.

  • Purchases are automatically debited from bank account: It feels good to use your own money and live “in the black”.

#4) Don’t forget to smile 🙂 Laughing with your family will calm everyone down in the middle of a hectic and crazy time. Smiling and laughing together will make the whole time more enjoyable.

Did you know that Interac Flash had such great security? The next time you are running errands or your kids from point A to point B, remember Interac Flash.

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Disclosure: I am participating in the INTERAC #flashsecurity campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Elva Roberts

Tuesday 8th of September 2015

I really like your suggestions for for making busy nights more efficient. Talking the day's events over with your family is certainly the most important one of these suggestions. Everyone is in the loup and knows what to expect. The other tips are also very important and, in my opinion, very sensible and workable.