Posted May 3rd, 2012 by Lauren
I might need to help find my sister a Fort Lauderdale Auto Accident Attorney as she had an accident at work a few weeks ago. Although, initially she accepted responsibility and said that they would do every thing needed to cover costs and the like – as the medical bills have started to come in they are going back on their word. Now they are only offering to help with the costs.
The thing about this is that my sister has worked in the same place her entire adult life and it’s just a small family run business rather than a big corporation so she doesn’t feel ‘right’, as she puts it, chasing them for money and playing hard ball – she feels like she’s part of the family so this whole incident has upset her a lot.
I told her that she needs to stand up for herself like she has always done. It is important to get a good Attorney on your side.
Posted March 8th, 2012 by Lauren
The economy is starting to show signs of turning around, but you might not care about the national economy. You care more about your local economy, how your friends and family members can survive in these tough times and to keep employers in your area in business. How can you do that? When you buy local, your money helps the local economy first, then trickles down and can help other areas, which in turns helps the big picture, the national economy. What are some ways in which you can help?
It might seem like a strange concept, but have you considered donating your money? When you give money to a charity, such as an animal fund or for cancer research, then it often stays and helps the local agency. They might buy supplies needed for their facility, which means spending in the local stores. It’s a win win situation, because you can donate your money and get a tax write off for it, and then the local agency gets help. They use that money for supplies for their cause, which in turn puts money back in to the local economy. It’s a great way to invest in your community without having to think too hard or spend too much money in the process!
Buying locally also means to support small businesses in the area. Instead of going to the mega grocery store for your food, have you tried the local store? They might have just as good of products for the same price, so there really isn’t a benefit by patronizing the large chain. The local store will often turn around and invest in the community again, by donating to school projects, charity groups and even community activities. Buying local just helps everyone in a community to thrive and be supportive of each other.
Posted February 16th, 2012 by Lauren
Do you have a teenager at home that isn’t old enough to work or drive, yet needs something to do this summer? Besides cutting the grass on occasion and wanting to hang out with friends, there aren’t a lot of things for a kid to safely do where they won’t get in to trouble. Have you considered a camp? Summer camps for teens keep them out of trouble, enable them to learn new skills or develop a hobby and even meet friends who they can hang out with.
How many movies have you watched where a group of teenagers go off to summer camp and spend the entire time getting in trouble or combatting another evil camper? Probably most of them. However, summer camps aren’t that unsupervised in reality. The program directors and staff at summer camps keep a close eye on all of the teenagers in their care and take pride in providing a fun and safe atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
Summer camps can focus on an activity or they can be general in nature and do a lot of activities. Is your child an animal lover? Maybe they would like to attend a camp where they study animals and different careers that work with animals. Horses, dogs, cat and even farm animals are popular topics for kids who want to train, work with or just study animals as a hobby.
Other summer camps can focus on a sport, learning or perfecting an art such as dance or music or even a unique hobby. There are dozens of camps to choose from and there are no limits for what your child might want to learn, except for when it comes to the budget. Local camps will cost less because transportation costs are lower, but affordable summer camps are located everywhere.
Posted January 19th, 2012 by Lauren
Are your taste buds in the mood for something new or something you haven’t tried in a long time? How about going out for some Indian cuisine with the family or friends to satisfy that craving? Indian cuisine is loved by many people, but not as popular simply because some of the dishes are a bit more exotic sounding and tasting. But you never know if you like it until you try it, do you?
There are lots of Indian restaurants in Los Angeles. How can you find one that serves good food and at a decent price? There are a few resources you can check before you jump in the car and head out. The first is to check with friends and family members and see who they would recommend. Worth of mouth referrals mean as much as what you can find anywhere else. They might even be worth more because you can rely on the person giving it to you to be honest in their opinion.
When you don’t know anybody who has eaten at an Indian restaurant, whether if it was because they were hosting a benefit dinner for charities or they just wanted to venture out and try Indian, then head online. The Internet usually has a review site for restaurants in your area. If people have left reviews on the Indian restaurants near you, then read them over and form an opinion. Be careful if there are overly positive or negative reviews. It could be competitors trying to sabotage each other. When the reviews sound honest and from actual diners, then it might be a great place to try for the first time. And if you don’t like it, then you simply don’t ever go back and you can try something else the next time that you will like.
Posted December 22nd, 2011 by Lauren
When you are in business and looking to make more profits, what do you do? Who do you turn to to even ask for advice when you are on a limited budget? Most people charge a fee for consultations, so does that mean you have to get your answers for free, somewhere else? There are a lot of solutions or options for your business, no matter what size it is. One ecommerce solution might mean taking your webpage to a new level.
Everybody wants to save money. Right now, with the economy showing signs of improvement, people are still cautious. When they are cautious, they hang on to their hard earned dollars and do not want to spend them as easily or quickly as they might have in the past. So what works? Making up a deal that they can’t refuse. Finding deals online is becoming a hot new trend by young and old, male and female and all who want to save every penny that they can.
One way to provide a deal and help out someone else is to combine a service. For instance, if someone spends this much with your company, you will donate this much of that profit to charities for animals. When people see that their purchase is twofold – they get something and a charity gets something – then they feel like they are doing a good deed and getting their money’s worth from a product. When you have any kind of a service or product – see if there is another small business that you can partner with so you can team up and do good for each other. If one of you is a charity, then it is even better. One gets products purchased and the other gets a donation and recognition for their cause.
Posted November 10th, 2011 by Lauren
Have you come to a point in your life when you need a change? That change could be to move to a warmer climate, like South Florida, or it could mean changing your career or education plans. When you are moving to a new location, it’s not just as easy as packing up a few boxes and then switching your address. You need to plan, you need to make arrangements for transporting the goods but most importantly, you need to have a job lined up.
Maybe you already have a business, but you need to relocate it when you go. After all, you are the boss you should get the final say where you move to, right? This move might be the perfect opportunity to upgrade some of your business systems. Business Phone Systems are available from many representatives who want to see your business succeed. And if you aren’t moving a business and just starting a new one, they will still be able to help you get started so that customers can easily communicate all of their needs to you.
Do you want to use your skills or business to help a non-profit succeed? You can easily choose one or two organizations that could use some attention and funding from you. Charities for animals are one such organization that is always looking for volunteers, corporate sponsors or donations to further their cause. When you can incorporate your work with a venture that helps other people or animals, it makes you work even more worthwhile. When you are able to move from a northern location to Florida and not only work, but play and make a difference, then you should have a happy and fulfilled life to enjoy – in the sunshine!
Posted October 7th, 2011 by Lauren
Have you always liked dealing with numbers and figuring out ways to buy things for the lowest possible price? Maybe you need to switch careers and jump in to one with money and numbers if you aren’t currently in a job where you can already do so. Or maybe you would like to share your skills with a non-profit group of charity that you use your skills. No matter which sounds more like your situation, if you want to get skills on dealing with money and getting people approved for loans, there are training programs for it.
Loan officer training programs can be done online, through a certified school or in person at a training center. The training will be hands on where you learn what steps it takes to approve someone for a loan and to figure out how much they can afford. A successful course can be completed in a matter of weeks if you are motivated and have the time to devote to your lessons.
Loan officers can be used in banks, getting strictly mortgages for other people. Loan officers can also be used to get people in to a loan for a new car. Any type of loan a person needs, the officer is trained to handle and see what sources of funding are available for that individual. Most loan officers work at a bank or through a credit union, but they could also be self-employed finance officials who run a loan operation out of their business.
Loan officers are also helpful to non-profit groups because they can get them the best deals possible when it comes time to getting financed for a building addition. Or when the group needs funds in order to cover a large purchase. A loan expert will be able to donate their time and get them the best deal possible.
Posted October 7th, 2011 by Lauren
There are lots of different aspects where you can write to help a cause. Sure, lots of people like to donate money, but there are many other things a person can do if they don’t have the money in their budget to donate to a cause. Do you have a certain skill or hobby that could be utilized by the cause? Are you able to answer the phone and questions efficiently? DO you know how to organize and manage events? Maybe you know how to write and influence people to donate more than just money, but their time and talents as well. Maybe you should go to the representatives at your cause and see if they have any openings in something you like to do.
One such occupation that can benefit a non-profit group are copywriters. Just imagine how much needs to get written in order to survive as a non-profit group. You have to apply for and write grants, send out thank you letters to donors and even write press releases in order to get exposure for your group. If you don’t have a professional writer to handle those services, you could be in big trouble. The words behind any group can influence supporters or turn them away.
Success for an animal rights group, a children’s charity or any other type of non-profit agency doesn’t necessarily mean a lot of money being donated to their cause. Sure, they can have a lot of money in order to operate a large budget, but they also need people to do the legwork for their cause. Paying people’s salaries is the expensive part of any venture, so volunteers to any organization help it out tremendously. Without people as a backbone for a group, there won’t be a cause to fight for to begin with.
Posted March 17th, 2011 by Lauren
Having a dog or a cat in your life is a great way that you can find companionship in your life. There are many great ways that you can get a companion like this in your life. The great thing about getting a dog or a cat is that you can choose to rescue one from the shelter. These are great animals which need love and affection just as much as you do. The only reservation that many people have is that they do not want to get a dog or a cat which is close to dying. They want something which will be able to be around for a while.
Animals of all ages are rescued
The ages of the animals which are rescued from the streets range in age from a few months to over ten years old. You can choose the age which makes the most sense to you and your life. You might want a calmer animal which has been around a while or you may want an animal which is still young enough to play. You are sure to find exactly what you are looking for when you take a look around at what they have to offer.
Pregnant animals are also rescued
There are many cases in which you might even find puppies or kitties. Even if there are no babies there at the moment, there might be soon as at times animals are rescued which are pregnant. These babies need to have a place to live so that they can have a life. If you are willing to adopt them, they will likely show you all the love and affection you could ever ask for. What is more, you will get to enjoy having a puppy or a kitten in your life.
Posted January 31st, 2011 by Lauren
Many people are in search of a great dog or cat that they can spend their days with. The ability to own a pet is something which is able to help you be happier in your own life. The great thing about dogs and cats is that they like to show their love and affection to you. Of course, there are more ways to get a dog or a cat than to buy a puppy or a kitty. In fact, there are many dogs and cats which are in animal rescue locations that need your help.
Rescue a calm dog or a cat
One of the things which people do not like about buying puppies or kittens is that they tend to make a big mess out of the house. You can rescue a dog or cat which has already been through the rambunctious years. They will have the ability to simply bring love into your home so that you will be able to enjoy having a pet rather than being nervous about leaving them alone when you go to work or do any of the other things that you need to do every day.
Rescued dogs and cats save lives
Many of the dogs and cats you can rescue need to be rescued so that they will not have to face death. Many kennels have a policy of only keeping dogs and cats for a period of time and then laying them to rest. It is a problem with overpopulation. If there is not a place for the animals to go, than they are considered unwanted or unneeded. You can help to give them a place to live where they will not have to worry about dying as a result of being there.