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4 Things You Need to Do First Before Buying Wedding Rings Online

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We have entered an age where buying things online is no longer considered a new-age trend. Instead, it’s almost a mundane task performed by the masses. Right from groceries to a flat-screen television, there is no limit to what we can buy online. Jewelry is certainly no different. There are dozens of online stores selling everything from diamond encrusted rings to stainless steel bracelets. This often makes people wonder, is there a need to go to stores to buy wedding rings? In today’s fast-paced life, swiping and tapping your way to find the best wedding rings online certainly seems more convenient than going to physical stores. For most parts, buying jewelry online is definitely an evolutionary step forward. However, there are certain things you need to keep in mind before buying jewelry online. Following these will help you get a good deal and ensure you get an authentic piece. Without further ado, following are 4 things you need to do before buying wedding rings online

Browse Aimlessly: It may sound like a weird advice but browsing a jewelry store online without any preconceived idea is a good thing. This allows you to explore all the options and get a more in-depth look of the entire collection. It also helps you find an alternative to typical diamond and platinum pieces. Simply by choosing to explore you may end up buying a beautiful wedding ring set at half the cost of your original budget. When browsing, make sure to mark all the items you like by favoriting them so that you can find them later. 

Read Customer Reviews: Most online jewelry stores proudly display positive customer testimonials on the homepage. As a smart consumer, you know already that those reviews are either fake or selectively picked from a list of random customer reviews. To get the best picture about the reputation of the store, it’s always recommended to checkout an independent listing site like Yelp. If a site sells fake jewelry you will definitely find angry customer reviews online. 

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You Know, It’s Never Too Late To Get Into Gaming

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Source: Pick a Controller today

It wasn’t that long ago that gaming was designed for a very select audience. In today’s world, however, it is a concept that’s pretty much ubiquitous. So, even if the attraction has previously passed you by, now is the perfect time to join the revolution. Here are just ten reasons why.

 #1. It’s Not All GTA and Warcraft 

If you’re unfamiliar with gaming, you’ve probably heard about a very select list of games. However, there are games for virtually everyone. Whether you love sports, sci-fi, driving, shooting, or anything else, you will find a game to suit your needs. This is your chance to escape to a virtual world and do anything you want to do, even if it’s something like simulating a flight. 

#2. Gaming Is A Great Way To Relax 

Given the hectic lifestyles we all lead, the opportunity to relax for a few hours is always a bonus. Gaming is the perfect chance to do this, especially as you don’t even need to leave your home. Create the ideal chill out space and make your PC or console the heart of it all. Not only will this enhance your gaming experience, but it’ll build a happier home environment too. 

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Source: Let gaming dominate your home entertainment system

#3. Gaming Is Known To Promote A Healthy Mind 

Many of the people that are yet to be won over by the gaming world feel that video games are harmful. After all, a lot of headlines have been written about this. In reality, though, gaming is shown to aid cognitive development. The benefits include increased coordination and awareness as well as improved memory and brain speed. When added to the relaxed vibes, this is amazing. 

#4. Gaming Doesn’t Have To Cost A Fortune 

It’s possible to spend thousands on a gaming PC or console and hundreds more on the games and accessories. Then again, you could just as easily stick to cheap titles and used games bought off of eBay. Alternatively, if you have an internet connection, you could decide to play free Flash games on various gaming websites. This way, you can try as many titles until you find one you love. 

#5. You Could Win Money Too 

The only thing better than having a great hobby is having a great hobby that increases your bank balance. There are many ways to make money from gaming. In fact, the professionals can earn millions from it. For most people, casino games are the perfect solution, and the best new mobile features are top of the agenda. If winning money doesn’t give you an incentive, what will? 
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How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Tattoo In Boston

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Through advanced laser technology tattoo removal, it is now possible to remove tattoos easily. You do not have to stay with a tattoo that you no longer like. It is possible to easily have it removed or modified to something you like. You will maintain a clear skin after the removal. It is also less painful and that is why most people prefer this process as compared to previous tattoo removal methods. 

For more information about tattoo removal process, check out details online at https://thefinery.net/location/boston-ma/. The information you will get here will help you decide on the best option and the best facility to offer such services. 

Most people believe that the laser tattoo removal method is expensive. That is why even though they no longer like a tattoo, they remain with it because they fear that the cost of removal may be beyond their reach. This is not the case. Tattoo removal is affordable. But first, you need to identify a reliable and professional tattoo removal facility. You should opt for a facility that uses modern technology. This way, you are sure of getting the best service. It is also good to compare the various facilities offering such services in Boston so that it can be easier to identify a facility that offers affordable services.
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Ways to Show Love to your Children


Showing your children that you love them is very important. A child that experience parents or guardian love tend to perform well in school and his/her self-esteem is improved. They become courageous and hence they enjoy their social life too. You might love your kid so much, but without you expressing your love towards him, they will not realize it. Here is how you can show your little ones that you love them. 

1. Show them, unconditional love

Let your kids know that your love toward them is unconditional. So whether they perform poorly in their studies or misbehave in one way or the other, always assure them of your love and encourage them that they can do better.

2. Tough love

Again, tough love is required even if they won’t understand it at the moment. Set some rules for them and let them become responsible from the word go. Discipline them when they misbehave to make them good and responsible people in future. Believe it or not, there will come a time when they'll learn to appreciate your tough love.

 3. Use the language of love

Show your kids that you love them by talking to them in a lovely way. Call them by sweet nicknames such as darling and sweetheart, whenever you’re addressing to them. See Cute Names To Call A Girl. Again, it’s good sometimes you learn to be a ‘yes’ mama or daddy. That is; agreeing on anything they say provided it won’t harm them in any way. They will love it!


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Importance of Using Humidifiers in your bedroom

Studies have shown that to maintain a good health, it is necessary that a person also maintains a good sleep schedule. Sleeping comfortably is the main element which needs to be considered by anyone who aims to have a healthy life. Sleeping time depends on the length of time for which you were asleep as well as the place you were sleeping. Air humidifiers are known to improve the environment of the room to help induce decent sleep in the person and keeping them relaxed. Since every person’s health is different from others, it is necessary that you should search for the humidifier which is best suited for your health. 


The humidifiers are warm and are also available in cool mist. It is best that you choose a cool mist and evaporative humidifier since it is economical as well as better for your health. A lot of people these days are suffering from Asthma and Allergy problems. These conditions increased and are still increasing because of the constantly increasing air pollution. When you reach the comfort of your home, you want to maintain the interior in such a way that it can create balance with all the pollution that you face outside. For that matter, you would want to maintain the inside of your home in such a way that your body organs can breathe and relax in there. Humidifiers work best for this purpose. There is a large collection available in the market and you can pick the Best Cool Mist Humidifier for you as per your requirements. 

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It’s Never Too Early to Begin Planning a Special Holiday for Family and Friends

There are so many holidays each year on the calendar and some are simply more important to your family and friends than others. While some especially love the Christmas holidays, others are more eager for days like Valentine’s Day and their birthday because these are special holidays that show them how much they are appreciated and loved. In other words, these are the special days that show them just how special they are to you. 



The Internet Is Your Best Resource!

If you have ever found yourself stumped for just what to do or buy for this special occasion, remember that it’s never too early to begin planning for a special holiday. With the entire World Wide Web at your disposal, you can gather tips and suggestions literally any day of the week and then save the site in a special folder you create in your browser of choice. As the day approaches, refer back to your Favorites list and you will have no trouble choosing the right card or gift because you’ve had a whole year to prepare for the day. 

What Happens If You’ve Lost Your Favorites? 

One of the problems which many people encounter is inadvertently deleting or losing their favorites menu. Sometimes this happens when loading a new computer and other times it’s the result of changing browsers. Sometimes there’s no explanation for why your favorites are suddenly lost in cyberspace, but the good news is, you can usually get them back! Check out articles like Where Do I Find My Favorites if that special day is approaching and you suddenly find your folder or the entire favorites menu missing. This is the one folder you’ve spent a great deal of time on, so make sure you learn how to recover it in the event that it is no longer there! Can you remember the site you found that perfect poem on? Probably not, so this is one tip you won’t want to miss! 

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Learning Kentico: How to Fix SQL Query problems for Custom Tables (Form Control Dropdown List)

Yey! I'm finally done with Custom Module exercises. I was really stucked with this for weeks/month because everything was new to me. I have to read a lot of info from the documentation and it was really hard to understand. Eventhough I passed all the tests but I don't like to proceed to the next topic if I can't do the exercises. I'm just so happy, I finally did it. 

But before I was able to completely finished it, I encountered two more issues when trying to display the data from the custom table. This is related to SQL query problems in Form Control Dropdown List. See screenshot below: 

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Invalid object Name (click image to enlarge)



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Learning Kentico: Custom Module not showing in Custom Applications (CMS Desk)

So I was trying to create the Doctors Appointment custom module exercise now after I have practiced creating a custom module (CompanyAlRitch) based on the video from the Kentico course. 

I have followed all the steps and I was wondering why the Doctor class or the new module I have created is not showing in the Custom Applications in (CMS Desk).
Screenshot below. 
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custom module not showing (click to enlarge)

What did I miss? As you see in the screenshot, the Office and Employees are showing. How about the Doctor? So I checked again: 
  • checked if I set it as a Global Application - DONE
  • they said to rebuild since I put the custom classes inside the Kentico project (App code) - DONE
  • checked the video from the Kentico course over and over again if I missed any step - DONE
  • lastly, I resorted to deleting the module again and creating a new one - DONE
But it is still not showing. Toinks! :( 
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Learning Kentico: How to Fix Cannot connect to target: connect ECONNREFUSED issue

This is just a quick post about something I learned today. Not Kentico related but I'm glad to be able to know this while I am learning Kentico. Yep, when you encountered issues and all that stuff!

So I was trying to launch my local copy using Chrome but for some reason, it says that the "Debugger operation is taking a long time to complete. Click "Cancel" to stop waiting and terminate process". 

Then this window pop-ups that I cannot connect to run time process, timeout after 10000 ms. Reason: Cannot connect to target: connect ECONNREFUSED issue (see screenshot below)

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Econnrefused issue (click image to enlarge)

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Can't Get Enough of Steven Paysu's cover songs


Gosshhhh! I don't know what's happening with me but I just can't get enough of Steven Paysu's songs. I've been listening to his cover songs over and over again. This even prompted me to create my first ever playlist on YouTube where you can find all Steven Paysu's Tawag ng Tanghalan videos (those videos that were uploaded by ABS-CBN Entertainment). Yes! clear videos and legit source only. :) 

I just hope that they will upload his past videos also because I missed those times when he was still a semi-finalist or way, way back. I tried to search it on I want TV but it seems like you can only access a whole month's episode of a particular show (like Show Time) even if you are in a Premium account. If I am wrong, please correct me or point me as to where I can watch his previous performances. I'm really dying to listen to his other songs...I really love his songs and I love the fact that he is always singing love songs. And take note! Classic love songs! Gossshhhh...nakakainlove talaga ang mga songs niya! I just can't get enough! I can't wait for his ALBUM! I can't wait to listen to the whole song version of all the songs he sangs in Show Time. Gossshhhhh! Steven, when are you coming back to the Philippines? Hehehe.

Anyways, ito iyong mga Top 3 Favorites (videos) ko so far - sa mga kinanta niya. :) :) :)


1. Steven Paysu's Got To Believe in Magic version - Kyla can best describe how everyone was feeling when he sang this. And it was really good. I was also teary eyed that time when I was watching him (at nakaheadset pako ako noon). So grabe talaga ang impact! Mararamdaman mo talaga ang song! And I love the fact that this was also the theme song of my favorite Filipino movie of all time: Got to Believe in Magic (Claudine and Rico). Flashbacks!
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Budget Boredom Busters For When You're at a Loose End

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With so much to do and so little free time, chances are you don’t have the ‘luxury’ of being bored all that often. However it can happen, perhaps plans have been cancelled or your partner has been called into work. Maybe you just have a rare day off and aren’t sure how to spend your time. Either way, when you’re at a loose end it’s not much fun- especially when you don’t have a large budget. If this is the case for you, here are three ideas that are very cheap (or free!) and fun to do. 

Go on a Hike 

Now the sun has come back out, what better way to enjoy the weather, take in some views and improve your fitness than by going on a hike? If you have any meadows, woods, lakes, mountains or beaches nearby then how about lacing up your hiking boots and getting outdoors. The fresh air will do you the world of good, and it’s something you could do alone or with the family. If you have a dog then take them along, they will benefit hugely from the exercise and adventure too! If you live in a city, you could always drive or use public transport to get yourself into the countryside and then go from there. Either way, it won’t cost you much and it’s the perfect way to make the most of a summer’s day. 

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Streamline Your Business, Save Money

Every company can encounter frictions and obstacles that need to be smooth out on the path to success. The secret of business growth is, ultimately, in the ability to constantly improve the effectiveness of the internal structure and process. Frictions can cost a lot of time and money, where a streamlined structure is both cost-cutting and time-saving. However, streamlining your business is a complex project that can’t be tackled without a strategy. It’s not only a matter of where you start, but also of what needs to be done and which areas can be significantly improved within the budget restrictions. If you’re new to the entrepreneur’s world, here are four questions to guide you through your streamline strategy. 

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Is this the office you’re looking for? 

Who says business, says offices. But could it be that your workplace is slowing your business down? Indeed, every year companies have to leave a workplace that doesn’t suit their needs, and that has incurred high maintenance costs. In order to avoid further costly frictions, it’s essential that you consider all the options available. If you decide to gather your workforce within a physical location, you need to plan for space, aka for growth when hiring or buying your premises. Similarly, signing an office lease can be an expensive decision if you fail to pay attention to the fine print. 

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Get rid of your boss issues 

Most companies don’t realize how much time they are wasting every day in skipping iteration processes. Indeed, too many companies assume that knowledge comes from the managerial position and goes down to the sub-level roles where the tasks can be assigned. As a consequence, the lack of iterative processes – you can find out more about this by following these lean online courses – means that there is no room for improvement in the cycle of operations. Obstructive and costly factors can’t be identified and removed. 

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Saving Money When Moving House

Moving house is expensive and stressful, did you know the average person can move home up to 8 times in their life (some even more for specific jobs)? It’s crazy to think about how much money and energy we burn on each one of those moves.

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Luckily there is a lot you can do to manage cost. All you need is a little bit of forward planning and some savvy saving tips. 

Firstly, get rid of all your rubbish. Have a look around your house and think about all the things that you don’t use, books on the bookshelves, old desks used to pile things up, furniture that has been handed down that you haven’t had the heart to get rid of (until now). 

Instead of letting all of these unwanted items take-up precious space in your moving van and then your new home – get rid of it. If you can sell it on eBay or another online marketplace to make some cash, then do so. Anything else that you cannot sell put on freecycle websites, into charity shops, or just throw it away. 

When you’re planning on moving and using a moving company also, it would be wise to do so during the week. Likewise, if you intend to hire a self-drive van for a few days. It will also cost more on bank holidays. Try to pick a time that doesn’t coincide with rush-hour traffic, or you’re likely to pay more in gas and waiting times. It is also worthwhile to choose a trustworthy company which you can find more here

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Learning Kentico: Localhost problem (port number is in use & error 401.2)

Back to learning Kentico and this time, my local copy stopped working. Just weird. I encountered this  HTTP error 401.2 - Unauthorized issue. This was all working fine for the past few days/month but now it stopped working. What the fudge!

And last Monday also, I encountered this port number is in use issue. I couldn't run both local copies of a test/practice site that I'm working - running in Visual Studio 2013 (for Kentico 10) and the other one is Visual Studio 2017 (for Kentico 11). I think I visited almost all sites suggesting solutions but I couldn't fix it. Jaahhhh...
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port number is in use issue (click image to enlarge)


And I was having a hard time finding that dynamic ports that they were saying.  I need to set it to False so I can enable editing the Port number properly. But it seems not showing really in my Visual Studio, take a look below:


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How to enable this?  (click image to enlarge)

So I decided to ignore it because I have spent a lot of hours trying to resolve the issue already.  I told myself that I will just get back to it when I have more time. Besides, both are working. It's just that I can't run them at the same time.

And today,  as I've mentioned earlier - new issue arise! I don't know what happened but I need to fix it. 

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error 401.2 - unauthorized (click image to enlarge)

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Are You As Safe On The Road As You Think?

Driving is a huge part of our everyday lives. So much so, that we often tend to see as being on the road as safe. But in reality, it’s not always. The roads can be dangerous. And even when you think that you’re a great driver, the risks may not even be based on your own actions. Because other road users can be the danger. So let’s consider how you can be safe on the roads.

Insurance Options

First of all, it’s going to be in your best interest to get insurance. You know this is a legal requirement, but you should also concentrate on getting the right cover and policy options too. Be sure that you are covered for the things that matter to you the most. Because if something were to happen, at least you have that protection to fall back on.

Driving Skills

Next, you will want to make sure that your driving skills are up to scratch. You have to be conscious, not careless. It’s easy to just assume that you’re safe, but you may not be. So you will want to drive carefully, be aware of others around you, and maybe take a safety class just to be sure.

Motorcycle Musts

And finally, if you’re thinking about getting a motorcycle, or you know that you want to consider the option, you have to be safe. When it comes to riding a motorcycle, you will want to ensure that you know what safety gear to wear and how to drive well. The below infographic has more information on this.
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How to Obtain Your Dream Car


If you’re anything like most people you’ll have been dreaming about your perfect car since you were a child; perhaps you’ll have had posters or magazine cut outs pasted on the wall next to your bed... looking forward to the one day you were old enough to drive and obtain your dream car. 

Unfortunately, financing our longing for possessions isn’t always as effortless as we would like, so in this article we look at the three most popular options when it comes to turning your dream car into a reality. 

BUYING YOUR DREAM CAR OUTRIGHT 

Owning a car might seem like the most obvious choice, however, it’s important to remember a car is a depreciating asset that rapidly loses its value, particularly in the first year, meaning if you buy a brand new car, then as soon as you drive it off the forecourt you can expect to lose four figures in terms of instant depreciation. 

For this reason, it might be better to look into buying an ‘almost new’ car that has been driven just a few thousand miles. You will still have the prestige that comes with driving a new car but without the inflated price tag. 

Buying a second-hand car seems to be one of the smartest moves you can make if purchasing a car outright yet the downside is that owning an older car can come with a fair amount of hassle. Indeed, many people share their horror stories of buying a second hand car only to have it sat in the auto repair shop a few weeks later, as they quickly discover it has many hidden problems. This is particularly true of auctions and private sales. 

This is the downside of owning the car yourself; if something goes wrong with it, it’s your responsibility and you assume all the risk. 

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Four Common Threats That Could Harm Your Small Business

When it comes to running a small business, optimism is essential. If you think that all of your decisions are going to go badly, then you simply won’t make any, which means that nothing will ever get done. However, it’s also vital that you look at things realistically, and find a balance between the two. If you don’t, then you could end up ignoring some pretty serious problems and make some huge mistakes that threaten the future of your business. With that in mind, think about these four common threats and consider whether you are managing them effectively. 


1. Business Interruption 

Regardless of where you live, natural disasters can happen at any time and leave your business unable to make a profit. Because of this, many businesses that suffer damage due to a fire, flood, or earthquake simply never reopen, because they don’t have the money to. This means that it’s vital that you’re prepared for such a threat. Unfortunately, your standard commercial property insurance won’t cover the loss of income caused by natural disaster, so you should consider buying business interruption insurance too, to cover you while you’re repairing. 


2. Inventory Shrinkage 

Inventory shrinkage refers to the loss of products your retail business culminates as the result of shoplifting, employee thefts, vendor fraud, and administrative mistakes, and is a huge problem for almost every retail store out there. The higher your shrinkage, the less money you’re making, and if the problem gets too bad, you might not recover. To avoid this, you need to invest in some proper security equipment, including surveillance cameras and alarms, and take inventory management seriously. You should also train your staff on what is and isn’t acceptable.  
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Learning Kentico: How to Fix Access to Path Denied issue when Saving Code (Custom Module)

I was practicing to create a custom module but I encountered an error when trying to save the code.

So I checked event log and it says, Access to the path 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Kentico11\CMS\App_Code\CMSModules\CompanyAlRitch\OfficeInfo.cs' is denied

See screenshot below:


So I searched online for possible solution and to fix this you'll just need to grant access to the account user. 

Below are the steps:

1. Go to inetpub folder 
2. Right Click Properties
3. Go to Security 
4. Select Users
5. Click Edit Permissions 
6. Then Allow permissions

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That Fleeky Style


We’ve all heard of the saying fleeky, but what does it actually mean? Although there is no official definition, it’s a style that’s on point, it’s the best it can be. There’s so many different ways of saying it, and so many people use it as a form of a compliment now. But how do you actually achieve a fleeky style? Well, it’s not hard. All you need to do is be in the know with what’s good and what’s not at the minute. There’s no denying that some styles are absolutely terrible, and some are just so incredible. It’s the good ones that we’re going to talk to you about today. Have a read on to find out more. 

Fleeky Hair 

Getting hair on fleek is probably the hardest part of your body to do so. Hair is just hard to tame, and most of the time us girls can agree that it just doesn’t go how we want it to go. However, if you want to have a fleeky style, all you might need to do is switch it up a little. If you haven’t considered a new style for a while, find something that might suit you. If you follow this link, you should be able to find a bit of inspiration. The best thing you can do however, is focus on maintenance. Maintaining your hair to make sure that it’s always shining, healthy, and full of volume is the best thing. Make use of hair masks, around two or three times a week. They will restore your hair slowly back to health, and help to keep it in that tip top condition. 

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Super Simple Ways To Take Control Of Your Finances

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Do you feel out of control when it comes to your finances? You’re not alone. Many people feel like they have absolutely no control when it comes to their money and what they’re doing with it. They buy things they don’t need, spend on impulse, and end up feeling really bad about their decisions when they realize they haven’t got enough money for something important. If this sounds like you, you need to decide to take control of your finances once and for all. The super simple tips laid out in this guide will help you to do just this: 

Download Budgeting Apps 

You need to have an accurate picture of what you have coming in, what’s going out, and any other relevant information to do with your finances. Budgeting apps are a wonderful way to do this. Many of them can link with your bank accounts in real time, so you can see exactly how much money you have. They’ll also make you graphs of where your money is going so you can see for yourself where you need to cut back. Some apps will also help you to set savings goals so you can stay focused. 

Set Savings Goals For Yourself 

We have just briefly touched on savings goals, so think about what your savings goals should be. Everybody should have some money saved, otherwise you’re just living paycheck to paycheck. This is quite anxiety inducing and not healthy at all! Even if you set small savings goals for yourself, it’s better than not saving any money at all. Here are some ideas of savings goals you could use: 
  • Save 10% of your income each month. 
  • Save up three months worth of expenses as a cash cushion and leave it alone. 
  • Set up a direct debit so you don’t even have to think about saving money. 

With some budgeting and banking apps, you can even set out specific savings goals and then add money into the pots. Say, for instance, you want to go to Spain, you can create a tab titled ‘Spain’ and add money to it until you reach your savings goal. 

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3 Essential Errands When Getting a New Business off the Ground

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Starting your own business can, and certainly should, be an exhilarating experience. It means you’re taking your fate into your hands in a way that few people do, with the possibility of complete financial autonomy stretched out before you. 

Of course, starting your own business is no picnic. Businesses can — and very often do fail — and it’s likely that you’ll need to experience a fair few failures of your own before achieving success on your path. 

That being said, there are certain things you can do in the early days of getting your business off the ground which can help to streamline the entire process from the outset, and reduce the risk of things going wrong. 

Here are some suggestions.

Buy a web domain and set up an email forwarder 

No matter how professional you are, or how adept you are at what you do, clients are unlikely to come away with a very positive impression of your brand image if you don’t have your own, privately hosted website, and a corresponding email address. 

Blogs and sites hosted on free domains present an amateur, fly-by-night image, and what’s more, you don’t have the degree of control over them that you absolutely must have over your business resources. 

Before launching your business in earnest, find an affordable and high-quality web host, buy a domain name that matches your services, and create your own website (or have a professional website designer create it for you). 

Once that’s done, use your new web host’s services to set up an email forwarder using your new domain name. The process for this will differ between different email services, but is usually quite straightforward. Guides exist all over the internet for achieving this. 

Once this process is done, you’ll have a domain-focused email address. For example, instead of “123mybusiness@gmail.com”, your email address would be something like “mybusiness@mybusiness.com” 

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How To Avoid These Common Issues When You Travel


If you’re someone that has ever experienced a trip gone wrong, then you’re definitely not the only one. For one reason or another, it’s often far too easy to encounter problems when you’re traveling. As much as we’d all love for every single trip we take to go smoothly, this isn’t always the case. It can actually be quite tough to ensure that your travel plans actually do go to plan. However, as much as you may not be able to control everything about your trip, it is often useful to ensure that you can avoid as many issues as possible. Believe it or not, there are some common issues that tend to crop up time and time again. So if you want to ensure that things can go as smoothly as possible, here are five things to avoid. 

Poor Hotel Choice 

If you’ve ever arrived at a hotel and realized it’s nothing like you thought it would, it’s time to make sure that doesn’t happen again. In order to avoid staying at a really bad hotel, you have to do one very vital thing. It’s important that you do extensive research and consider reviews to find the right place, such as Fairfield Inn & Suites Villahermosa, that you’ll feel comfortable in. When you’ve read those reviews and seen real life pictures, you’ll feel a lot more confident about where you’re staying and you’re more likely to find that it’s a great place when you do arrive. 



Overweight Luggage 

When your luggage is significantly overweight when you travel, it’s easy for you to get stressed out. Because nobody wants to have to pay those extra fines. So, instead, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re smart when you’re packing for a trip. Really edit down the things that you’re taking with you and get a scale to weight your luggage when you’re all packed, just to avoid any nasty surprises at the airport. 

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The Office-Hunter’s Hurdles—What to Avoid When Looking for a Workspace


Your hunt for appropriate office has been one rife with frustrations, big and small. You are so exhausted at this point that you are ready to give up and sign the next lease that offers you an affordable rate. Before you leap into a commitment that might last at least a year, you want to make sure your investment will be worth the effort. 

Finding suitable office space, even for the novice professional, is possible but can be tricky. Sage advice states location should be the motivating factor behind your choice of space, but your budget argues otherwise. This, on top of other factors, can make looking for office space extremely difficult. 

To know what to avoid when looking for workspace, keep reading below. 

Not Planning for Space 

Looking for an office space can be made much easier if you go in knowing exactly how much room you will need going into your search. To find how much space you need, first, find the square footage of the space and then find the amount of floor space by measuring all of the space that does not contain furniture or equipment. Subtract the floor space from the total square footage and divide this number by 36. This formula will generate maximum occupancy

Not planning for Growth 

Right now, your business might be in its infancy. You have enough space to meet your clients’ needs. In a few years, business picks up and you find that your office space is a little too cosy for comfort. With your clients sitting on top of each other as they wait for you, you really consider finding another spot, except you entered into a lease that at the time was a bargain but today if you broke it would be costly. 

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The Future Of Your Money


So many people spend their time trying to think of all the best ways to make as much money as they can. And while this is good - as everyone needs money, it gives people that financial freedom to be able to do whatever they want in life - it's important to know that there are many other things to focus on too. 

What happens if you're lucky enough to come into a lot of money? Then what? What are you going to do with it all? You need to envision the future of your money, because while there is nothing wrong with it sitting in your bank account - there are so many other things that you could do with it, whether that be putting it to good use, or making the number even higher than it already is. 

If you're a professional in this department, you most likely already have a vision of what you plan on doing, but if you don't, then you should definitely start thinking about creating a plan of action. 

Here are a few examples to get you started.

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Why Debt Isn't As Scary As You Think

Have you known a bit of debt in your life? A good amount of people have; in the UK alone there’s about 9 million people in debt, and the national debt in America adds up to over one trillion. If you’re one of the lucky amongst us who has managed to pay everything you’ve accumulated off, make sure you’re passing on your tips to the rest of us who feel a little downtrodden. With that in mind, if you’re panicking about your financial future, read through this post to help yourself calm down. Debt doesn’t have to be as bad as you think. 


Companies Like to Scare You 

If you’re in debt, there’s a good chance you’re still living your life normally, working a good balance between a public and personal life. However, a lot of the time we don’t hear about these perfectly normal stories, and instead a horrific spin is put onto the experiences people have with debt that’s gotten out of control. 

A lot of the time people talk about these bad experiences because they need to be talked about, but let’s look at why they happen in the first place: Misinformation. It seems there’s a lot of badwill going around when it comes to the companies and the banks that give out loans; some of them like to threaten and intimidate. But the majority of businesses out there abide by the laws and are perfectly friendly, so the main thing is to do your research before choosing a lender. 

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What You Need to Pack for a Long Road Trip


When we think of road trips, we imagine just bundling into the car with nothing but the clothes on our backs and hitting the road. But, we also picture ourselves having fun on our journey, being comfortable and safe and enjoying the experience. Unfortunately, the two don't always go together. Sometimes a fantastic road trip, that's fun and relaxing and where nothing goes wrong, requires a little planning, and a little more packing. Here's everything that you need for a long road trip. 

Music 

No road trip would be complete without quality music. Fortunately, you know longer have a choice between listening to the same CD on repeat for hours at a time or taking your entire CD collection with you. Most cars play music from your phone. So, start putting together your dream road trip playlist, including all of your old favorites as well as some driving classics. You could even make different playlists to suit your mood, the time of day, or where you are along your route. Then you just need to select the right one and enjoy. 

Snacks and Drinks 

Even if you plan to stop along the way to check out roadside eateries and street food, it's a good idea to take a few snacks and drinks with you to keep you going. You may also want to consider some more substantial choices in case you get stuck somewhere. 

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The Best Ways To Explore A Foreign Land

If you consider yourself a keen traveller, you are probably also keen to do it in the best way possible. There are many ways to go travelling, and a lot of things to consider in order to get it just right. The truth is that you need to focus on as many of the details as possible if you are to really make the most of it, and more often than not doing so will throw up a huge number of things you need to focus on in order to make the most of your travels. In this article, we are going to look specifically at some of the best ways to get around and explore when you are visiting a foreign country. Consider these options if you are wondering what the best exploration methods might be. 


Driving 

If you really want to see a country through its back doors, as it were, then you might find it necessary to hire a car and get driving. One of the most important decisions here will inevitably be which car you actually choose to drive around in, as the Ford specs differ to the Subaru Impreza details hugely and you can never be sure you have chosen the right one. You want to ensure you have chosen a vehicle you are comfortable to drive, and which is likely to be reliable enough to drive around in some unknown territory. The last thing you want is to run into trouble with your vehicle in a foreign country, so the choice of car is hugely important. Get it right, however, and you will probably find this to be a fantastic way to explore any new terrain. 

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Giving Your Wedding a Vintage Feel… on a Budget

Everybody loves a bit of vintage, right? And everybody loves saving money where and when they can, yes? Well, if you are currently in the midst of planning your wedding (and are stuck for ideas on its theme and seem to be going overboard with your spending at every turn) then you can suffice your love for all things vintage and your need to save some money by giving your wedding a vintage feel… on a budget. 

To see exactly how this is achieved, make sure to read on. 


Start with the invitations 

As with any weddings theme, yours must be set and started by the invitations that you send out. So, what this means for you, first and foremost, is that you are going to have to send out vintage wedding invitations. Whether this means asking a low-cost bespoke stationery designer to create them for you, or whether this means creating them yourself in order to save a bit of cash, just make sure that they set your vintage tone. 

Lace decorations are your friend 

When it comes to giving your ceremony hall and your reception party room that vintage feel you crave for, make sure to remember that lace is very much your friend. Yes, lace decor instantly makes any area look far more vintage than it actually is, so make sure you have plenty of it. 

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How Music Will Make You Happier


It seems like the topic of happiness is getting more popular by the year. This leads to more and more people trying to find ways to increase their happiness wherever they can. Some people read books, some turn to exercise, while some use relationships. However, there is one common thread that a majority of us use to improve our emotions – music! 

Music has been used as a healing tool for millennia and the benefits of music are still being discovered today. Scientists are using brain-imaging technology to peer inside the minds of those both listening and creating music. Unsurprisingly, the results have been astonishing. 

Music is now being shown to touch many areas of our lives that we never thought possible. Thus, it’s no surprise that a correlation between music and happiness has been discovered. 

If you’re interested in learning about the science behind music check out this article below. I’ve dug through mountains of scientific literature to pull out the best studies relating music to happiness. What you find may surprise you!

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