Can You Buy LuLaRoe Online?

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LuLaRoe emerged as a direct selling company in 2014. Within a short period of time, it quickly grew and developed a strong fan-base among both sellers and non-sellers alike. Despite their recent bad press, they still continue to rock the social media world and maintain sales. Women are still signing up to be what the company has titled a LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant, and new styles are added monthly. But, with e-commerce more popular than ever, the option to buy online can make or break retailers. So, can you buy LuLaRoe online?

How LuLaRoe Works

For those of you who may still be unfamiliar with the process, LuLaRoe is a direct selling company that earned popularity originally through their leggings. One of the their taglines, “where fashion meets comfort,” resonates with so many women, both in the professional world and in their personal lives. The company was initially designed as a way for the stay-at-home mom to make an income while still raising her family. Not just that, but what truly sets this multi-level marketing (MLM) company apart from others is that each seller receives different patterns and styles, making it somewhat easier for multiple women in the same area to distribute the product. However, whether or not you can really make a living selling LuLaRoe is still up for debate, but it appears to all come down to the individual selling.

Typically, those who do decide to sell are encouraged to turn to social media, which is undeniably a beneficial way to sell online. Most start Facebook groups, as advised by their LuLaRoe “upline” or coach (someone doing well in the company and is able to coach others on how to be successful while also making more money from their sales). To become a consultant, you pay roughly $4,000 to $6,000 to begin, which goes toward your first kit or inventory. You start making your money back the minute you start selling.

New styles and designs come out regularly each season, consistently creating buzz and the FOMO (“fear of missing out”) effect. As accessibility to products consumers desire increases through online shopping, one has to wonder if LuLaRoe is available to purchase through the web rather than a person. Is it possible to buy LuLaRoe online?

Can You Buy LuLaRoe Online?

Technically, no, you can’t buy LuLaRoe online. This is not to say, though, that there aren’t ways around that.

Consultants sell the clothes directly, and the website does not have an option to purchase with an online store. In fact, sellers must sell from their home and are not permitted to have a brick-and-mortar site. They can, however, sell from what are known as “pop-ups” or events where the product is available to the attendees.

Regardless, you do not have to live in the same area as a consultant in order to buy items from her. Many take payments via PayPal and will ship the clothes to you, much like you would arrange with any retailer’s website. Sites like Ebay is another option to buy LuLaRoe online, but some do tack on shipping prices and you should keep in mind that these items may be used.

So, even though you cannot place orders through the LuLaRoe website, you can still purchase the clothes through different sellers online with a debit or credit card and still have the items shipped to your house.

Are you a fan of LuLaRoe? Have you ever bought any of their clothes online? Share your experience with us in the comments below. 

 

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How Many Miles Can You Go Over Your Oil Change?

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The upkeep of a vehicle can really add up, between paying for car insurance, filling it with gas, and maintenance costs such as your yearly inspection. Part of these expenses includes an oil change, which traditionally has been recommended to change every 3,000 miles. But, is this really necessary? How many miles can you go over your oil change, and is there a way to save money on this?

The Evolution of an Oil Change

At one point in time, changing your oil every 3,000 miles (or three months, whichever came first) was valid to avoid issues with your engine. Over the years, though, this has gone from being a standard course of action to take for your vehicle to simply a myth due to how refined oil is now. In actuality, doing so means you’re likely throwing unnecessary money down the drain, regardless if it is only $30 here or there. It is steadily becoming more well-known among drivers that it’s OK to let your car go past the 3,000-mile mark before getting another oil change, more often than not.

However, many mechanics and chains continue to slap the sticker on your car reminding you of the traditional 3,000  mile or three-month oil change. Why is this? Some, like Tony Blezien of LeasePlan, may argue it is a marketing tactic as a way to make more money, using the past fear that not changing your oil that often will ruin your engine, as shared in this 2009 Boston.com article by Dave Copeland.

If we no longer have to worry about meeting that 3,000-mile deadline, then how long can we go without changing our oil?

So, how many miles can you go over your oil change?

There’s a debate as to whether or not our cars are actually assets or not, but nevertheless, they are still an important part of our lives. We want to ensure their longevity while also keeping more money in our pockets. But, one thing is certain across the board: modern-day cars can accumulate more miles before needing another oil change. The new average recommended mileage is roughly 7,500, according to Edmunds.com, a website dedicated to cars. Additionally, some vehicles can go as far as 10,000 miles before needing an oil change, Brad Tuttle reported in this 2009 Time article.

Despite this increase, one still needs to keep in mind that oil changes are not a one-size-fits-all task. Not only does make and model play a role, but your typical driving conditions as well, Edmunds’ Senior Consumer Advice Editor Ronald Montoya states.  With all these varying factors, what is the best way to tell our car needs an oil change? If your vehicle does not have an alert light for oil change notifications, then follow your owner’s manual, Montoya advises. Yeah, you know that book that comes with the purchase of your car that usually sits in your dashboard pocket until an emergency happens…yeah, that.

Not all mechanics will steer you wrong or try to empty your wallet for their benefit. Just remember to do a little research on your car, know what kind of oil it needs, and check your oil every couple months just to be safe. And don’t forget to review that owner’s manual. It does exist for a reason.

What are your thoughts on the 3,000-mile oil change recommendation? Weigh in on the comments below. 

Tips for Dealing with a Bad Work Environment

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If you’re unhappy in your job, it may be time to take action. In today’s article, I share tips for dealing with a bad work environment that will hopefully alleviate some of the negative feelings you’ve been facing.  

It’s the last leg of Memorial Day Weekend, and for many of us, that means we’ve enjoyed a three-day weekend in honor of the men and women who died serving our country. Whether spending more time with family, going away for the weekend, or simply just resetting your brain for the week ahead, it is undeniably nice to have that extra day off. But, that extra day doesn’t really matter if you work in an unhealthy atmosphere and always dread going back to work every week. That kind of negativity can not only affect your productivity but your overall mindset as well, which could essentially be holding you back in your career.

In fact, professional solutions agency Willis Towers Watson states “employees suffering from high-stress levels have lower engagement, are less productive and have higher absentee levels than those not operating under excessive pressure,” as shown in their 2014 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey. Leaving your job for another is easier said than done, but it does not mean that improvements can’t be made. Below you’ll find some tips for dealing with a bad work environment.

Tips for Dealing with a Bad Work Environment

#1: Have a Daily Refocus Meeting

If you manage a team or the office as a whole, try to incorporate a daily refocus meeting with the group. By doing so, you can make sure everyone is on the same page with the big picture. Discuss goals and the focus of the day to help keep everyone on track. The objective is to maintain a focus at work, keep everyone positive, and deter people from office pettiness. If you don’t hold a management position, see if your supervisor would be willing to do this and explain your reasons why you feel it is necessary.

#2: Implement a Plan of Action

In the daily refocus meeting, express or suggest a series of steps that staff or coworkers will take to achieve the daily tasks. Again, if you are not in control of this, see if this is something you may be able to work out with your boss.

#3: Assist with Time Management

Some people do not do well with time management, and sometimes this occurs due to a lack of direction or not enough to do. With more time on their hands, it leaves room for work pettiness to happen. When you notice this, follow up with your staff on current projects and make sure they have a clear to-do list. You don’t need to micromanage, but you do need to keep tabs on projects. The challenge is to not overload them while also ensuring they do have enough to do to keep them focused throughout the day.

As the co-worker and not a manager, you can simply be an advocate for the daily office goals by not feeding into the negativity of others. It may get lonely, but you’ll keep yourself focused on what you are paid to do instead of paying attention to unimportant details and office drama.

#4: Take the High Road

Being the bigger person does not mean you are better than anyone else; it simply means that you are looking onward and upward. Remember, too, that we all have our own personal challenges we are facing, so try not to take comments or issues personally. Instead, see how the individual is doing and how you can help them, even if just taking them for lunch to let them vent about their life. Knowing someone cares may be all they need to help them find better outlets or ways of dealing with their problems.

As a former office manager, I have had to hold the position of mediator on more than one occasion in order to improve office morale. If you do not have control of this at your job, you can still avoid overstepping by having a one-on-one meeting with your boss and letting them know how the work environment is affecting your own productivity. You do not need to mention any names in the office, but it may prompt your manager to take action.

However, if you do not have a supportive boss, these are issues that may never be resolved, and it, unfortunately, may be time to look into other working for another company. Hopefully, though, the above advice can help you in your current situation, at least in some aspects.

What tips for dealing with a bad work environment would you add to the list?