My sister still lives in Singapore with our parents. She takes care of their needs, but she has always wanted her own business. Though our parents do need a little extra help, they are supportive of her living out her dream. They helped her lease a place, buy furnishings and hire staff for her nail salon. My sister is a real go getter. I paid for her first three rounds of flyer distribution in Singapore to get her business off the ground. She started out with two part-time helpers, and now she has five full-time workers who are swamped with clients.
My sister’s approach is to do it right the first time to keep customers coming back again and again. She also personally trains each staff member to do the manicures and pedicures her way no matter how much experience or training they have. My sister uses innovation and bold techniques that wow her customers. She has an incredible amount of male customers who want good looking nails too. Continue reading
Losing a family member to cancer is just about as hard as it gets. I don’t necessarily mean the cancer, but just having someone you love here one day and gone the next. When my father passed away, it was a huge blow to our family even though we had been preparing for it because of his cancer prognosis. The good thing is that we got to spend a lot of time with him before he died. When he was talking to me, he asked me to look at Jewish bronze plaques in NJ because he definitely wanted one at his grave.
He is extremely traditional, so I knew that this is what he would have wanted anyway. When I found the website for a local company that could create a bronze plaque for his grave, I showed it to him. Continue reading
Birthdays, backyard barbecues and summer vacation are just three things that can cause me to go off my diet. I do well when the routine of work and days off is consistent. When there is a special occasion, I can fall off of the diet wagon a little too quick. Two weeks ago started three birthdays, one was mine, and two backyard barbecues, and I started my vacation too. Now I’m looking online at the IdealShape meal replacement shake reviews to see if they will work for me to lose the fat I gained.
Am I disappointed in myself? Yes, I really am. I have worked very hard getting into shape by watching my diet and lifting weights. I was proud of the way I looked. Then my jeans fit tight after my vacation was over. Continue reading
I thought about using a Forge of Empires cheat about three months before I actually started doing serious research into finding a cheat that would work for me. I don’t like cutting corners in any game, but really I was spending so much money on this game that I either had to get a second job or cheat! Seriously though, I was putting out a lot more money than I was comfortable spending. As most of us dedicated players know, it’s so easy to lose track of your expenditures with these games. I know I lost track.
When I noticed how much I had spent on diamonds and other trinkets necessary to advance quickly, I knew I either needed to quit playing entirely or find a cheat. I decided on the latter because I really enjoy the game. Even if I could jump forward a lot, I knew I was still going to keep playing because I like the graphics and the layout. These types of games go on forever anyway so it’s not like getting ahead in a slightly shady way will change much in the long run. Still, I needed to find the right cheat. I didn’t want to get scammed.
And I found it! Lots of people have used this cheat to great effect, so I figured I would get on that bandwagon and see what would happen. I was able to get a lot of diamonds, and I mean a lot. I figured since I was in I might as well pick up a lot of supplies and coins as well. It was as simple as putting in a just clicking a few buttons and generating the necessary stuff I needed. I didn’t even have to download anything. Now I’m playing the game and moving a lot further a lot faster!
When I purchased my first house to flip, I decided that I not only liked the idea of flipping a house but in owning it as well. Since I didn’t need but one house for myself, I ended up with nearly two dozen rental properties within a five year span. The houses were really nice, but I was not getting the demographics in there that I wanted. I wanted young Millennials since they are our future, so I knew that I was going to have to do some research. I did a search for rental housing tips, and that is how I found the Rental Housing Journal.
This is an online site that helps property management companies as well as landlords. There are a good amount of blog posts along with documents and articles that contain a lot of very useful information. I was really happy to have found this site because there was a lot of information about the younger generation. They are our future, so it made sense that we would have to adapt to their way of things. One of those things is being connected, as in the internet. Continue reading
Of course I do not much care for paying rent on a place, since the money that I spend is gone for all of time, so I am trying to find a condo that I can afford which is going to fit in with my life. There seems to be a good place that was built by the New Futura Condo developers, but it seems like it is going to cost a bit more than I would like to pay for a place. Obviously it is going to be best if the place is close to where I work and the other places that I need to go. I have a girlfriend and she lives in a place of her own, one which she has no desire to share with me. In fact it is pretty clear that she is not really serious about me as a relationship and that is fine with me for a number of reasons, the big one being that I could not imagine living the rest of my life with her. Continue reading
We owned a piece of real estate in Denver that I thought was pretty nice. We lived there for many years and enjoyed our time in our home, but when my husband retired we decided to move to Florida and enjoy some warmer weather. Over the years, the place we lived in became somewhat less of a desirable location, apparently, so we quickly ran into some problems when we put the home on the market. It sat there with little interest for several months before we decided to take it off the market and explore our options.
We thought about just staying in Denver for a few more years, thinking that perhaps the real estate market might improve enough so that we could quickly unload our property. Continue reading
I started looking at apartments for rent in North Las Vegas about a month ago. I didn’t need to find one until this summer, but I thought it might take me a while to find the one that I wanted to call home. There are so many different apartment complexes in and around Las Vegas, and I just figured that it was going to take looking at quite a few of them in order for me to make a decision on which one I wanted to rent. Thankfully, it did not take me nearly as long as I thought it would.
I knew that I was going to conduct the majority of my search online. I started at the center of downtown and worked my way out. I did it this way because I work pretty much smack dab in the middle of the city, and I did not want to have a long commute time. I did that once with a job before, and it was miserable for me. As a result, I have promised myself that I will never work more than 15 minutes from my job if at all possible. Continue reading
Of course this is not going to be legal, but this guy was claiming that he had figured out a way that he could tell me how to get free money on paypal. He was using some sort of program, which it was claimed could help you get up to a thousand dollars. I could probably get away with it without getting punished, but the reward simply does not seem worth the risk to me. I could use a thousand dollars, just like anyone else could, but a thousand dollars is simply not worth a great deal of risk. Continue reading
Sometimes I wait too long to get things done. I like to make sure there is money in the bank for those rainy days that happen when you own retail real estate. A broken AC unit could cost us 10 grand and happen at any moment. I like to wait to do major renovations as keeping a positive cash flow is important. However, when something needs done, I get the best people to do the best job possible. It lasts longer when you do that. I hired a company that does paving in Nassau County NY to resurface the parking lot at a small retail complex we own. I stopped by to inspect the property and make notes, and I stepped into a big puddle when I got out of my vehicle. I had let this parking lot go too long before repairing it. Continue reading
I bought a used car to save money. We have been cutting our budget and working overtime saving for a down payment on a house. I took the car in for an oil change and learned that there are no lube points on newer cars, so no need for grease. Plus, the oil plug and the filter were easy to reach even without the car on a lift. So, the next time I decided to change the oil to save money. And this is my story of why I needed to see a Corte Madera chiropractor after attempting to do my own oil change on my new car.
I went to the auto department at Sam Walton’s big old store. I like my name for the place better than what everyone else calls it. They have the cheapest oil. The stuff is all the same when you buy it buy its rating. This car used the semi-synthetic type, and it was a few bucks cheaper to buy it buy the case. I picked up the box and put it in the cart. Well, that was the plan anyway. When I turned to put the box in the cart, a little kid came racing by between me and my cart. I was trying not to hit him with the box or step on him. I did a little dance as the kid bumped me and rushed passed me, and I got a funny feeling in my lower back.
It kind of felt like I had pulled a muscle. Continue reading
I wanted to find the best breast enhancement cream, which meant I had to go online and find out what really has worked for other people. I knew that there were creams out there that worked, but I also knew that there were a lot that were just out there to take a person’s money too. I did not want to go to the website for any of the brands themselves, because I just was not sure I would get unbiased information that way. What I did instead was seek out reviews by people who have actually used these products.
I figured that would be the fastest way to either rule a breast enhancement product out or put it on my short list to try. Continue reading
We have a 45 foot trawler that my father owned. He bought it new. It is one that has been built for living. It has a large galley and saloon, and the berths are also roomy. Even the head looks and feels residential. My wife and I have lived on the boat for months at a time. We travel and work as we go. We would find ourselves pulling into Newport News when returning from many of our adventures and then flying to our home up north. We decided to find some nice and affordable apartments in Newport News to use as a home base.
We were not looking for one of those apartments that charge a fortune for a lease. Continue reading
From the first moment I heard about Seaside Residences, I knew that it was where I wanted to be. First off, the location is perfect for me. I work only about a mile from where it is going to be developed, and that sure beats the commute that I have right now. It is also being designed to be extremely comfortable and wonderful for anyone living there. There are some condos that offer the typical amenities like swimming pools and fitness centers, but that is about it. That is just where things start with Seaside Residences though, as they offer so much more.
I wanted to look at the different floor plans, but they were not released yet when I looked. That did not mean I was not able to still get a lot of information on them though. Continue reading
My wife and I have spent a lot of time in self-education to learn how to develop apps for computer use. The first programming language I learned was BASIC back in the early 1980s. It may have been 1979. I remember having a small computer that had a keyboard built into it. The keyboard was not even full size. The storage media was a cassette tape in a small cassette tape player. You could have one program running at a time in RAM. Now we found ourselves looking for a cheap Windows VPS to have a sandbox OS operating online that we both can access from anywhere.
Years ago apps were called software applications. Then is was shortened to “software. Continue reading
My brother asked me if I would be able to help him with some accounting work. I did take accounting in high school, but that was nearly 30 years ago. I just did not feel confident enough to help him, especially when he told me that it was pay stubs that he wanted me to do for a few contractors he had working for him. I told him I could not do that, but that I would help him find a cheap way to go about it. I found a site that said to click here for more information on generating pay stubs, so that is what I did.
It took me to another site that is exactly what my brother needed. Continue reading
My friends and I love dancing. Without music, there would be no dancing. So, I would say that both music and dancing our passions. The type of dancing that I do really depends on the type of music that’s playing. I’m always looking for new music that I’ve never heard before. I’m open to new genres, artists, and sounds. One of my favorite places to find new music is the Krafta website. Prior to discovering it last week, I was completely in the dark.
In the past, I found new music by browsing various websites and searching on the web. It was difficult to find things that I hadn’t heard before. I was looking for some new sounds, and I wasn’t finding anything that interested me. My friend told me about Krafta, and ever since then, I haven’t had to search anywhere else. It’s really easy to search the site and discover new music. Of course, there are lots of songs that I’ve heard before as well. I really like that I get a variety of music to choose from. Continue reading
I was born in China. My mother was also born there, and when she was in her twenties, she met an American man who she married. That man is my father. When we still lived there, my dad had access to a great kung fu education because of the many classes available in a nearby city. When I was very young, I can remember sitting outside and playing with my toys while watching him practicing his moves nearby. He learned enough to become a brown belt while we were there. When I was four years old, we moved to America.
I was never lucky enough to take all the same classes that dad did before we left to come here. I was too young, or so my dad thought. But he did take the time to teach me some of the things he knew. I would clumsily follow along, but did not have much interest because I was so young. Instead, I wanted to go outside to ride my bike, play with my friends or throw a ball around with my playmates. Continue reading
We put it off for as long as possible, but the heat this summer had us calling for air conditioning installation in New York City. We checked the weather and had it done when there was a cool spell in the middle of summer. We had a lot of 90 degree plus days this year. The old AC system was struggling to keep the place even halfway comfortable. The main problem was the removal of the humidity. It felt muggy inside even when it was okay as far as the temperature goes.
Replacing the entire HVAC system was our project. We had problems with the furnace the last couple of winters. While we were ahead on our budget, we decided to invest in the infrastructure renovations now. It would be nice if the city could do that with all of its roads, subways, bridges, tunnels and sewer systems. It is an investment. Continue reading
I’ve loved the trees in my yard for the last 30 years that I have lived in my home. I really did not think I would lose a large part of one. But getting help with tree service in Long Island is what I ended up needing badly. I know nothing about trees, and I had no idea that they really need regular care. Call me naive, but I am a busy person and I have never learned anything about trees. I simply had no idea. But after getting some help, I understand what needs to happen for their health from now on.
One of the trees out in front of my house was about 50 feet tall. It is one of two trees that are so tall that they help to shade my house enough to keep my utility bills down. But after a very mild rain storm one night, I hard an odd cracking noise outside. Continue reading