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5 Tips for Organising a Family Trip Away

There’s few things more memorable than planning a family vacation, after all you’re setting an intentional time to create special memories with your family and children. I personally love to get the extended family together, as it means the children can play with their cousins while the adults hang out and relax. Here are my

The Top 3 Gambling Destinations in the World

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of placing a bet and leaving fate to the gods as to whether you win or not. It’s fun to play games and it’s fun to win money, so it is no surprise that gambling tourism is incredibly popular. So, if you’re planning on taking a trip for your

Learning to Live With a Disability

One of the frustrating times in life is when you can’t work. Bills need to get paid, but there isn’t money coming into your home. There are several ways to make this transition easier. The first is taking steps to ease the financial burden. Get the Benefits You Are Entitled To If your impairment is

The Advantages of Using Bitcoin on Your Travels

Until very recently, it was virtually unthinkable to use Bitcoin for anything other than small, virtually insignificant transactions from the comfort of your own home. However, with more and more companies now accepting Bitcoin following its meteoric rise and continued surge in popularity, it’s now possible to pay for almost anything using the cryptocurrency, including but not

Feel Like Upgrading your Car? Here’s How You Can Afford It

We don’t just buy cars because we need a form of transport that we can rely on to keep us moving on a daily basis. Often, we purchase cars because we love the way that we feel behind the wheel, or we appreciate the power and freedom that these vehicles can give us when it

Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Accounting

Accounting has always been and remains one of the most popular degrees for those interested in finance. Some may be attracted to other fields like finance or business administration, not knowing the many advantages accounting has to offer. In this article, we’re going to give you some of the benefits of pursuing a career in

How to Plan the Perfect Family Beach Getaway

The simple fact is this; preparing for that fantastic, much-needed family getaway can be quite hard. A family beach holiday, while perfect in your mind, is often quickly spoiled by the most minute events, such as your teen declaring boredom and have nothing to do. Therefore, to thwart your family’s ideal beach holiday from gradually

How to Build Your Dream Home

Do you dream of building your dream home but don’t know where the best place to begin is? With a little forward planning and thorough research, you could soon be creating a beautiful property you’ll be proud to call your own. Read our helpful advice on how to build your dream home. Find the Perfect

Three reasons to choose a Staycation

Who doesn’t love a good holiday? The lure of sun, sea and sandy beaches can be overwhelming, but is this really the best option for you and your family? In fact, there’s much fun and entertainment to be had if you take the time to plan a staycation nearer home.   There are always places

4 Myths About Bad Credit Debunked

With Experian reporting that the majority of consumers fall into the “fair” range as far as credit scores are concerned, it is the categories below it that take on the most flack. Consumers who happen to fall into these categories are either in some sort of financial dilemma or trying to get out of it. However, there

5 Helpful Tips for Planning a Wedding

So you’re engaged? Congratulations! Whether you’re the bride or groom, you’re going to have a lot of decisions ahead of you which can be both fun and overwhelming. The important thing to bare in mind is the real reason you’re getting married: to declare your love to your partner, to make a legal binding of

5 Road Trip Essentials

I find road trips so fun and they’re a great relatively inexpensive way to see a little more of your country. Split the gas between a few friends, and you have yourself a great way to create a special weekend holiday without breaking the bank. If you’re thinking of planning a road trip, whether with your

Are Brits Ready for the Financial Consequences of Brexit?

In June 2016, Brits voted to leave the European Union, invoking Article 50. Because this is a completely unprecedented decision, no one can say for sure what this will mean for Brits’ finances.   One big consideration? Their pensions. Since so many Brits opt to retire to various sunny spots around Europe, one of their

Four Ways to Relieve Varicose Veins in Your Legs

Varicose veins are swollen, enlarged, and often blue or dark purple veins that typically appear on the legs. Often, they will also look bulging, twisted, or lumpy. The development of varicose veins happens when small valves inside the veins malfunction, causing the blood flow to collect in the veins. People who suffer from varicose veins

Healthcare careers that are not well known

When you think of careers in the healthcare industry, the first jobs that come to mind probably include doctor and nurse. In reality, some healthcare careers involve little or no contact with patients on a daily basis. Whether you are a business professional, have a knack for technology, or have a passion for the arts,

Spending habits across the generations

  Have you taken the time to think about how you spend your money compared to other generations? A recent study by SwitfMoney has revealed some interesting information.   We all have stereotypes about how other generations are saving, and it turns out that many of us are wrong. For example, I’m a millennial, and

How to Care for Your Skin in College

Going to college will be one of your greatest adventures: you’ll meet a bunch of friends, get to focus your attention on papers that really interest you and you’ll create a bunch of special memories. Most people who go to college are in their late teens or early twenties, which means your skin is usually

Could our roads be safer for British cyclists?

Of all journeys completed in 2014 across Britain, 90% of those were completed on our roads. On these roads, 83% of journeys were undertaken in a car, van or taxi – covering more than 600 billion kilometres over the course of the year. However, it’s clear that on these roads, there is a shortage of

Internet Showdown: How to Pick the Best Provider

The Internet is an essential resource, platform for entertainment, communication, business, work, and more. That’s why slow speeds are frustrating while paying too much is a problem of its own. How do you find the right Internet service provider? Take the following factors into consideration: Types of Internet Services The best Internet providers are those

The Income Potential of Spread Betting

When most people try to get into investing, they only consider a handful of options. Tried and true methods like index funds in IRAs are never a bad idea – in fact they are one of the most reliable ways to build long term security. But what about people who don’t want to invest for

How to Create a More Secure Finance Business

Is your finance business as secure as it should be? Unfortunately, many finance-related businesses neglect security aspects of their organizations, which can have serious consequences for that business at a later date. Below are some of the ways you can create a more secure finance business. Create a Data Back Up and Recovery Plan A

All About Maryland Area Codes

Phone numbers are seven digits long with a three-digit area code at the beginning. As the population of the United States grows, new area codes get added to increase the amount of available phone numbers. Therefore, area codes serve areas based on their population density. Some states have only one or two area codes, while

How to Remove Any Programs from a Mac

Over time you’re likely to some using some of the programs that are installed on your Mac – and when you do it is always best to remove them rather than let them continue to take up space on your hard drive. In most cases removing programs on a Mac is simple, and all you

4 Tips for Saving Money Without Noticing

Saving can be hard, I know. It’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time. Tell me to make a budget and I’ll rebel and spend more than usual – no joke. I’ve found I respond better to small changes, that allow savings to add up in the long run. There are probably a few

How To Talk To Teenagers About Safe Driving

Teenage drivers are simply at more risk when it comes to operating a vehicle. While they are thinking about how cool it is to get their driver’s permit or license, you really need to be thinking about talking one on one about safety. Not only does safe driving reward your in terms of insurance, you’ll

How to Establish the Perfect Office for Your Business

When it comes to launching a new business venture or taking a sole trading enterprise onto the next level, securing an office space remains one of the most important considerations.   Not only must this task be completed within your financial means, for example, but it is also crucial that you develop a space that

Essential Items for International Travel With Kids

Traveling abroad is tricky enough when you’re alone, but the complexities multiply with kids. If you’re getting ready to leave the country with children in tow, double and triple check your planning list to make sure you’re ready for anything the world may have in store. Carry-On Bags You Can Live From Image via Flickr by frankieleon When

A Mini-Travel Guide to Jamaica

When you hear the name Jamaica, most people think of reggae, beaches, and Rastas. This is one of the most popular tropical getaways in the Caribbean and a common stop on a lot of cruises. Visitors fall in love with the white sand beaches and warm tropical weather and relaxing vibes this island gives off.

Join the Breakfast Buzz

Starting your day right by eating the correct foods for breakfast is vital for those working out. However, even the best of us can get stuck in a rut and eat the same boring foods, day in day out, which can sometimes lead to people choosing to skip breakfast. Fortunately, MaxiNutrition has some great ideas

4 Things You Might Not Know About Cloud Security

In the future, almost all important data will live in the cloud. As businesses transition to cloud storage, consumers understandably worry about data security. Major corporate breaches often make headlines. Why does that happen, and what can companies do to prevent it? Here are three things you might not know about cloud security. Cloudbleed Image

Making the compact camera relevant in 2017

The end of the compact camera may seem nigh; with the invention of camera-phones and smart devices, this belief may seem understandable. However, many photographers still recognise the importance of these cameras and the role they serve. Many of these photographers own a high-end SLR or CSC, as well as a compact. So, what do

10 Tips for Running a Successful B&B

Thinking of running a bed and breakfast? With thousands of potential customers every year staying at your property, it’s easy to see why opening a successful B&B is a dream for many. Here are 10 tips to help your B&B succeed. 10 – Make Sure You’re Ready For This Opening and running a B&B isn’t

Here’s how I’m saving money this year

For long-time readers of this blog, you probably already know that my goal is to be financially independent. Unfortunately, when you’re freelancing, you often end up in a feast-or-famine cycle where you’re just aiming to keep your head above water and pay all your bills. But I’ve recently discovered a few new ways to save

Bus apps: making bus travel easy

Finding the right change, waiting for the bus and having to pay for your bus fares can all seem like a bit of a chore sometimes when taking the bus — not anymore!  Brought straight into the 21st century, travelling by bus has been made a whole lot easier with the addition of the bus

How to make a big impact with little design changes

Join fitted bedroom experts DM Design as they explain that you don’t always need to transform your entire home to give it an overhaul — sometimes the little things like the examples below can still make the big impact that you’re looking for… The effectiveness of layers For added luxury throughout your home, think about

What Ingredients Makes Timeless’ Products Stand Out?

When selecting the best skin care products, there is a major component that should help you to determine which product is the best for you, and believe it or not, it is not price. That component is the ingredients found in the products. Timeless Skin Care’s ingredients are natural vitamins, oils, and extracts that enhance,

5 Ways to Cut Down on Your Household Finances

In a survey of the top ten biggest expenses of the American family, it was found that housing, social security and pensions, utilities and services, food, and transportation, were the areas where most Americans are spending their money. All of these are an essential part of day to day life and therefore it is not

5 ways to protect your car on a long distance journey

There are a number of things every owner should check regularly in between services, especially when undertaking a long distance journey.  We have created a list of general advice that every driver should consider, but it is important that you consult your vehicle’s handbook for specific advice. Check your fluids It is very important to

How do you know if a teaching career is right for you?

If you’re soon reaching the end of your school career, you will now be thinking about your future, but deciding what career is right for you is always daunting.  We’ve complied a list is question to ask yourself if you are considering a career in teaching to help you with your decision. 1. What are

Gadgets for drink and food that will help your event run smoothly

With summer fast approaching, party season is upon us.  Whether you are hosting a BBQ, a dinner party for friends or a big summer party, take a look at our favourite food and drink gadgets to help you host the perfect party. Think outside the box You’re sure to be attending an endless list of

How to Make a Foster Child Feel at Home

Fostering is a wonderful thing to do. It gives you the chance to help numerous children from different backgrounds and situations. Whether a child is with you for a few nights or several years you have the opportunity to make a real difference to their lives. But, it can also be incredibly difficult. Foster children

Creative ways you can help your probate house to sell

Selling a probate property can seem a daunting task.  On top of the usual stresses of property sale, there may be the strain of recent bereavement, applying for a grant of representation (the legal right to deal with a deceased person’s assets), and handling additional legal complexities.  Here are some creative but simple methods to

Use Social Media to Promote an Online Business

Social media has been around in various forms for almost two decades. The popular platforms have changed. However, the popularity of social media has only continued to grow. In fact, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are now known throughout the world. 1.5 billion people have active Facebook accounts. Hundreds of millions of people use Twitter

How to plan a successful corporate event in France

Corporate events have been tried and tested by businesses worldwide to be a great way to promote ideas, generate sales, network and advertise your brand. All in all, they are the ultimate marketing experience which is why ensuring that your event runs as smoothly as possible is vital to its success. We’ve put together a

How to Inject Your Own Fashion and Style into Your Wedding

There’s no question about it, weddings are a huge industry that seems to constantly be churning out the same thing over and over again. Traditional weddings are filled with all kinds of typical items such as how the dress should look, the décor that’s used, and even the venue itself. So, what happens if you

4 Effective Strategies for E-Commerce Websites

Gone are the days when a presence on the Internet entailed little more than slapping up a quick site that contained company contact information. With more and more physical businesses shuttering their operations in deference for a completely online presence, websites have taken on an entirely new meaning. They are, in essence, the lifeline for

Have you seen these luxury properties?

Whether you’re actively looking for an investment, or you just like to keep track of the most luxurious properties on the market, this post has everything you need to know about some of Miami’s most impressive residential developments: Muse Residences Muse Residences is the place to live in Miami. The building only has 68 residences

How to adapt your home for those with disabilities

Many people find that they need to adapt their home for someone who has a disability at some stage of their lives. You may find that you can no longer get around as easily as you once could, your loved one may have had an accident, or you may have an ageing parent move in

Fixing your financial issues to prepare for your future

The vast majority of Americans encounter debt in some form, but while certain financial obligations are easily manageable, other debts can quickly snowball and threaten a person’s livelihood. Common issues include maxed out credit cards, high personal loans and student loans, huge medical bills due to a lack of insurance, low retirement funds and mortgage