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We Get Free Electricity on Saturdays

October 20th, 2016, Posted in Uncategorized
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My husband and I decided early in our marriage that we were going to have two children. Regardless if we had boys, girls or one of each, we were going to be done at two. Fate had other plans for us though, as we are now parents to seven children. Raising a family this big means having to be smart about money matters. My husband has a great job, but we still have to be frugal with nine mouths to feed. One of the ways that we did that was by looking at CPL rates when I saw an advertisement about some of the benefits that they offer.

Having seven kids means that we use a lot of electricity. The laundry and meal preps uses up a lot, but I am talking about computers, video games, and streaming movies. I heard that CPL has a mobile app where customers can actually monitor their usage of electricity, and this really appealed to me. (more…)

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I Loved My Time Getting to Teach Recruits Recently

April 21st, 2016, Posted in Uncategorized
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Running my own business has been a great opportunity for myself, my wife and children and the employees who work for me. I am proud that we have done so well. I was even more proud when a branch of our military recently contacted me to ask if we would be willing to send some of our employees to the local base to act as contract teachers to train some of their employees. All I would need to do is to make sure that I get a DBA quote and follow through on getting the insurance to cover my employees while on base. Seemed easy enough to me.

I decided that I would also work as a temporary contract teacher on the base as well. My son was in the military, and my dad and my grandfather used to be as well. I have always been proud to have family member that have served. Because of a major hearing issue that I have, I was not able to join. (more…)

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I Just Got a Big Promotion

April 6th, 2016, Posted in Uncategorized
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I have been promoted to work as the shipping and receiving supervisor at the plant. That is a lot bigger deal than it seems, because we have a whole lot of orders which require hands on work. You have to know a lot about things like load cells for scales. The scales that we use have to be absolutely perfect. So you have to be able to adjust them every single day. If you were off by even a little then the company could lose a lot of money. It would be even worse if you had an error in your favor on the scales, because then you could get sued for cheating the customers. (more…)

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The Money Came from Somewhere

December 23rd, 2015, Posted in Uncategorized
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I invited my parents to visit me for dinner one day and they pulled into the driveway with a fresh coat of paint on the car. That car had not been painted for years and sat in the garage with spots missing. What’s even more impressive is that the same car needed a new engine because the old one wasn’t working too well. Sometimes the car would crank and other times it would just stall. They told me that they had gotten a new engine for it, new paint, and even a new interior, all with money from Ewen Chia and his marketing techniques.

My parents never had the money to do something like that, and neither did I. I sometimes offer to give them money, but they never accept it. My parents have also been retired for many years, so to see them suddenly have money to fix up an old car was something I wasn’t expecting. (more…)

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Some Details About Organic Food That You May Have Not Considered

September 2nd, 2015, Posted in Uncategorized
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That old saying of you being what you eat is not far fetched at all. In fact, medical science is pretty much proving it. Poor diets, sedentary living and stress are the things that are ruining our health. Did you know that for some things that are good for you, such as fruits and vegetables, that you may not be able to actually eat enough of them to get the nutrients you need? Then there is the concern of sprayed chemicals used in farming. I prefer organic food in Singapore because of some differences I notice.

Regularly grown fruits and vegetables are grown in depleted soils that have to have synthetic fertilizers applied every growing season. Now science is saying that the synthetic stuff is equivalent to the natural. I don’t think so. (more…)

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Better Channels and Better Service

August 3rd, 2015, Posted in Uncategorized
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I’ve been on a roll lately in terms of saving money. I’ve been able to reduce the costs of my energy bill by using less energy and signing up for a new plan that allows me to only pay a set rate, rather than the amount I use. I also did the same thing with my water bill, and with my gas bill. I got a better cell phone plan, so now I pay less to talk and to use data. Finally, I went from cable to satellite by going to http://www.direct-satellite-tv.com/directv/michigan/, and now I pay less for the channels I like to watch.

I decided to go with this service because I heard good things about them from some friends of mine. (more…)

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Started the New Social Media Project

May 7th, 2015, Posted in Uncategorized
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My team and I sat down to lunch today and started to talk about how we are going to do our new program. We have just now started the new social media project and we are thinking about how hard it is going to be to get it off of the ground. At the moment we are starting from zero and so we have to think about whether or not to buy instagram followers. It is going to be hard for us to figure out what exactly to do, but the idea is that if we are smart enough it is supposed to be an effective way to promote. We have this idea, but we have not figure out the exact details of how it needs to work. The idea is like this. (more…)

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Turning the Tables on Crime

April 5th, 2015, Posted in Uncategorized
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Months ago, I faced a scenario that I hope no homeowner ever has to face. I was the victim of a home invasion. I lived in my home for nearly 25 years, and never experienced anything as terrifying as the home invasion. After breaking my windows and kicking in my front door, the invader held me at gun point and ordered me to give him all of my valuables. This situation scared me enough to get ADT Home Security in Paducah.

I was considering moving to another neighborhood, because I was afraid that the invader would come back and kill me. I did a lot of thinking, and came to the decision that I shouldn’t move. I lived so many years in my home, and I didn’t want to let some criminal scare me out of my own home. I decided that I would stay, fight, and make sure that what happened to me didn’t also happen to anyone else in the neighborhood.

The citizens of the neighborhood banded together to help pay for the damages to my home. I was grateful for their help, but I was still sad about what happened. (more…)

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Still Need a New Place to Live

February 22nd, 2015, Posted in Uncategorized
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Still looking for a new place to live and for now I am sleeping on a buddy’s couch and I had to find a storage solution in Singapore for all of my stuff. Of course we were fighting the landlord for a long time and we figured that we might lose, but we did not expect it to be so sudden. Some of the people in the building think that he bought some judge or something, but I have no way to base such a conclusion. The guy wanted us off the property because he wanted to do something more profitable with it. Of course the rumor is that the deal he had going has fallen through, which would be pretty funny if it was true. (more…)

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Go with the Fast Guys

February 20th, 2015, Posted in Uncategorized
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Air conditioning servicing can be a real drag, some companies take days to fix up your air conditioner and the fact of the matter is that a lot of us just do not have that kind of time. I know that when I call a repair man into my home I expect him to be done in a few hours with whatever It old him to do. When you hire a fast aircon servicing company that is exactly what is going to happen. Some of them are known for being thorough, and others are known for being fast. (more…)

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Which is Better, Cable TV or DirecTV Satellite?

November 15th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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It is quite hard to even begin imagining a world where entertainment on television does not exist. Obviously once upon a time people were able to get by without it, but now it just seems second nature to plop down on your favorite couch or chair and tune to your favorite channel to relax. TV can even be educational these days, whether you are talking about cooking shows, historical documentaries, nature channels, or even trivia games. Of course getting all of these channels requires a subscription, but as shown at http://www.cable-tv.com/directv-vs-cable/ there are many different options available to consumers in this market.

The first real choice to make is between going with a cable TV company or trying out a satellite provider. (more…)

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Getting Ready to Move to El Paso

September 17th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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I need to figure out where I am going to live and who I am going to get to provide me with the basics when I get to El Paso. I got a job working with the Border Patrol there, which of course is big business in El Paso. I have to learn more about stuff like who has the electric power down there and where you can go to get your internet hooked up. I figure that I can keep the same direct tv package that I have right now. It is all a matter of taking the satellite dish down and hooking it up when I get down there. I am guessing that I may as well buy a spool of RG 34 or RG 42 cable. I forgot which one you use for satellite tv, but I will look it up and buy some before I get down to where I am going to live.

Of course if you do not know anything about El Paso you might think it is like any other town on the border, but the truth is that El Paso is directly across from Ciudad Juarez and that town is pretty much under the control of the Mexican drug cartels. If it were just one of them then it would probably be better, but you have different drug cartels fighting one another and they do a great deal of killing. In fact you can look on wikipedia and see that there is an article about femicide or the killing of women in that city. Much of it is related to the drug trade, but the big thing is that there is just not a real law and order in control of that city. The place is just totally beyond the control of the state.

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Why Not Try It in the Ocean?

September 17th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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I know that there are a lot of people that say that they like the idea of protecting the ocean and I agree but I also think that things that can help support our communications needs could be used in the ocean. For example, offshore hosting can be very easy if we just put a few satellites that are transponders out in the water, it would be no more harmful than a bridge support in the middle of a body of water and I think that it would be able to help a lot of people that are worried about what harm can come from when a cell tower is put up near their home. (more…)

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Locating the Right Office Space for Your Business

September 17th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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Finding the best office rental singapore has to offer is not an easy task. Not only is budget obviously a factor, but you almost certainly want to find a space that is a good match for your business. To start, it is important to do your research so that you know the ins and outs of the local area. Is there a certain area of town that is not as attractive to customers as others? If so, you obviously want to stay away and rent somewhere else. Look through market reports and pay attention to both net absorption and vacancy rates. Make sure, though, not to put too much stock in market reports. They are helpful, but they just touch at the surface of the real estate market.

Be realistic with yourself when it comes to what you need. Think about expansion; while you may just need a small space right now, where do you expect to be in five or ten years? Some businesses may stay relatively the same while others could have huge growth. Also, do you have a staff working for you? When selecting the location of your office, make sure you think about where they are coming from and how long they will have to travel. While you obviously want things to be convenient for you, you also don’t want to lose a good employee because the location of the office makes for a hard commute.

After you have a few rental spaces in mind, sit down and really compare and contrast the properties. Look at things like the rent, the appearance of the building in general and the location. Making a final decision will be hard, but as long as you do it carefully, you should be happy for years to come in your new business space.

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Did Some Charity Work This Weekend

September 14th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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My motives were not entirely self less. I intended to get something out of it, although it will not come back to me until it is time for my taxes to be paid next year. Since I started running my own business I have become more and more acutely aware of what I pay in taxes. In fact I used to do a lot of simple jobs that I no longer do, or at least I will not do them on the book. Say for instance you want to have your plantation shutters taken down and replaced. It is a nothing job that you could do with no help from me, but you might have better things to do with your time. (more…)

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I Got the Gym Set Up

August 17th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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Obviously I can not really afford a gym, but I have an area out in my garage where I have started working out. To start with I got a nice big fan, because it would be too hot out there if you did not have that to cool you off. It is the sort of fan the guys in the shop use and as long as you stand in front of it you do need get overly hot. I found a web page with some adjustable dumbbells to buy and that saves a lot of space. The come with a little rack and the weight sits in the rack. Then you make the adjustment and it comes out of the rack with the amount of weight that you need to work out. (more…)

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Loving My Apartment in Albuquerque

August 17th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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Sometimes I wonder if the owners of albuquerque apartments are even trying to make themselves more appealing to those who are thinking about renting an apartment. A few months ago, I wanted to leave my parents house and rent an apartment. This was going to be my big day, leaving the nest and being on my own, making my own rules. Of course, I faced the problem of not being able to find a good apartment. I searched through many ads in newspapers and books, and even searched through many online ads, but the results were pretty disappointing.

Many of the apartment complexes I encountered either didn’t have any availabilities, had bad looking apartments, or were in an undesirable area. (more…)

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I Can Still Wager with Friends Back Home

August 17th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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The top bookmark in my internet browser is http://www.agenbola888.com. It is a portal for online gambling that I am familiar with from back home in Indonesia. I thought when I took a job in America that I would have to give up the occasional friendly wager with my friends back home, but that is not the case.

Football is almost a religion in Indonesia. It certainly is the global sport, although it is called soccer where I currently work. I know there is betting on American football, as well as basketball, hockey and baseball. Where I am from, friendly gambling is also a commonplace thing, but most of it is around soccer.

My account at http://www.agenbola888. (more…)

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Doing Some Stuff on the Side

August 17th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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University of Chester Origami GraduateI guess that I expected this job to be a bit more fulfilling, but the honest truth is that it is a little too easy for my liking. When they hired me for this job I was expecting that I would need to manage things a lot more closely, but in fact this place is a bit like a well oiled machine. I can pretty much count on all of the people here to do their jobs and I do not have to look over their shoulders to make certain of it. In fact I am thinking part time degree since I probably have enough free time at my desk to earn one of those fairly easily.

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Finding Cheap Storage in Singapore

August 14th, 2014, Posted in Uncategorized
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My business is going to be having a sale of specific items that we do not sale on a year-round basis, and we do not have enough space in the building, in order to store all of the inventory that we have purchased for this purpose. As such, I am going to need to come up with another storage solution, and I would like to find one that will be cost effective. I am looking for storage space in Singapore that is relatively cheap, and can be purchased for only a few months.

As the sale of this merchandise is only going to last for a few months, I anticipate that we will only need the storage space for the period of about three months. I have already purchased this inventory, so it is going to have to go somewhere. I need to figure out the solution of where it is going to go quickly, because it will be arriving in the coming week. I almost have to have a solution in place by then, and so I am looking at storage options that are located close-by to the place of business where my company is located.

The closer the storage, less we will have to pay for transporting these products. Every penny counts in situations like this, and I am hoping to make the most of this sale. I realize that this is a bit of a unique circumstance, so it is probably best that I go and talk to a storage company directly, to see what sort of rates they can offer me. I am definitely going to try to get a discount. I don’t know if it will happen, but I know that it can’t hurt to try, and I won’t get one if I do not try.

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