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Staying Afloat in a World Gone Adrift

Stating that we are living in a "world gone mad" may sound a bit drastic, but no one can deny we're hurtling towards an ugly place at a speed we can't control. The economy is going downhill, jobs are being shipped off overseas and even real estate is declining in value. How can we protect our future when our present is so dire? The outlook doesn't have to be bleak. I have the answers.

5 Surefire Ways For Teachers To Make Money This Summer

For Teachers, the summer months, although a great vacation, can also be the perfect time to make some extra money and reduce debt. What are the options for a Teacher to make money during the summer with a short-term business that can end when summer does? 1. Tutoring. I know it sounds obvious, but tutoring can bring in decent cash. You already have the connections through school, so marketing your tutoring business (and building a customer base) can be fairly easy ' es...

When Fear Comes Calling

Have you ever noticed that the desires of children sometimes seem to be insatiable? When you take a child to a grocery store they always seem to ask for something. When they watch television, the commercials that they see are created to arouse desire within them to have the products that are advertised. You can often find yourself in a relentless battle with children telling them that they can not have everything that they want. So what would be an easy way to say no without actually using the w

Searching For An Accounting Job

Accounting graduates, have broader choices and specific paths to follow with their careers. Accounting requires a lot of skills when it comes to business and that is why every company has an employee that is an accounting graduate. If you are an accounting graduate, you can apply in any kind of firm. Areas may include tax, audit, financial analysis and management accounting. It is best that you apply for a job that matches your interests and expertise. There are careers th...

Boost Employee Morale With An Exciting Adventure Team Building Event!

Corporations faced with a bout of low employee morale should organise exciting team building events to turn things around. Depending on the company budget available, there are lots of team building activities that can be implemented. Corporate event planners can organize a trip to a resort and run a myriad of group activities that encourage collaboration between co-workers. What are some of the team building ideas that would make the event a success? Infusing a sense of ad...

Postcards I like!

Ever since I was a kid, I am fascinated by eye-popping photographs and images. Every time I see a beautiful picture I keep it. At first it was only a fetish, a habit but later on became an obsession. If you have a chance to go to my home, you will discover that compilations made it look like a giant shelf of pictures.

Business Creativity: Dr. YKK Quotes

Business Creativity is one of the little treasures Dr. YKK has put together in his quotes series. Dr. YKK has collected insights, observations and thoughts about business creativity from respected business leaders around the globe that will "unzip your mind." Sources include, for example, Peter Drucker, Frank Lloyd Wright and John F. Kennedy.

A Career Built On Character

"Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open." ~Elmer G. Letterman "The best job goes to the person who can get the job done without coming up with excuses or passing the buck" ~Napolean Hill What About Politics? Political Astuteness is something that you may not learn in school; however, it plays a significant role in success in business. "Man is by nature a political animal." ~Aristotle Take Control It's important to keep in mind that y...

Outdoor Team Building Activities

Outdoor team building activities strengthen your company's communication skills and cooperative working abilities while reducing stress. Some examples include treasure hunts, sporting events, games, wilderness adventures, and more.

Growing your VAR Business

Although competitive pressures are intense, the VAR market is highly robust and can be quite lucrative. The continuing emergence of new and replacement technologies such as Microsoft's Vista, RFID, Mobile communications, and security, makes the market poised for another round of tremendous expansion.

How About Some Customer Service. Please!!

Communication is one of the most important industries in the world. People have a need to talk, to get in touch with their friends and family, no matter where they are in the world. We started with letters sent with any individual traveling in that direction, which progressed to the postal system. With the advent of the Internet, we exchanged snail mail for email and later instant messengers Somehow though, it just wasnt enough. We needed to hear their voices not just rea...

First Class All The Way

Of course she is elegant and has an innate sense of style. Heads turn when she enters a room. Other women unconsciously imitate her, but can never quite match her style and grace. Of course, she is all classy lady, but she is also good at what she does. She likes to be able to change her look according to her moods, and each facet of her personality makes a man want to know more about this woman.

All about Tucson shows

Tucson has been the apex for jewelry and gemstones for the past 50 years. With over 40 shows happening every winter, it is very hard for the average visitor to decide how to spend their time.

Corporate Gift Ideas

Giving gifts is an incomparable scheme, the goal of that is to bring a smile to the person who will receive the gift. In turn, it leaves a lasting impression on the person that tells how much you value him or her. No wonder why people values the idea of giving and receiving gifts. In reality, gifts are symbols of one?s point of view and feelings towards the other person. They embody our family whenever we are away from our loved ones; our friends back home whenever we pass by...

Tag and Ping – Tag and Link

Discover The New Breakthrough Method That Instantly, Surely, & Effortlessly Drives Hordes Of Laser Targeted Visitors To Your Website... So Effective That It Puts The Famous 'Blog And Ping' To Shame!"

Cut Crystal And Hand Blown Glass Of European Quality Insures A Cherished Gift

Quality cut crystal from Europe can be a treasure trove for the discerning buyer. Exquisite hand blown glass and cut crystal manufactured by master craftsmen in the Slovak and the Czech Republic is now becoming more available to the western market. Today, cut crystal of anniversary gift and heirloom quality is just one of the many glass products to choose from. Although the Czechs and Slovaks are not the only skilled glass producers in Central Europe, few rival them in art...

The Poor Man’s Guide To Rich Looking Videos

Hey, nice camcorder. And I hear you have a computer, too. Guess you're in the video business! Ah, but it's not that simple. As many would-be photographers can tell you, it's not the gear that defines quality; it's the person using the gear. Oh, you knew that. Okay, what if I were to offer you, say, $5000 to do a history of my life? Would you know what to do? Can you visualize the end result? Or do you just hope that the button marked "Ken Burns Effect" will save your...

How to Hold a Successful Garage Sale

Holding a garage sale can be a profitable and fun way to make sure items are reused. It's true that garage sales are a lot of hard work, but the returns are more than worth the effort. You should be pleased at how easy the planning of a garage sale can be.

Home Based Business

Con artists have gone high-tech, using the Internet to defraud consumers in a variety of clever ways. Whether they're using the excitement of an Internet auction to entice consumers into parting with their money, applying new technology to peddle traditional business opportunity scams, using email to reach vast numbers of people with false promises about earnings through day trading, or hijacking consumers' modems and cramming hefty long-distance charges onto their phone bills, scam artists are just a click away. Fortunately, law enforcement is on the cyber-case. Using complaints to Consumer Sentinel, a consumer fraud database, as their guide, law enforcement officials have identified the top 10 dot cons facing consumers who surf the Internet, as well as many of the fraudsters behind them. In addition to putting many online con artists out of business, the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's chief consumer protection agency, wants consumers to know how not to get caught in their web. According to the FTC, here's what online consumers are complaining about most: Internet Auctions The Bait: Shop in a "virtual marketplace" that offers a huge selection of products at great deals. The Catch: After sending their money, consumers say they've received an item that is less valuable than promised, or, worse yet, nothing at all. The Safety Net When bidding through an Internet auction, particularly for a valuable item, check out the seller and insist on paying with a credit card or using an escrow service. Internet Access Services The Bait: Free money, simply for cashing a check. The Catch: Consumers say they've been "trapped" into long-term contracts for Internet access or another web service, with big penalties for cancellation or early termination. The Safety Net If a check arrives at your home or business, read both sides carefully and look inside the envelope to find the conditions you're agreeing to if you cash the check. Read your phone bill carefully for unexpected or unauthorized charges. Credit Card Fraud The Bait: Surf the Internet and view adult images online for free, just for sharing your credit card number to prove you're over 18. The Catch: Consumers say that fraudulent promoters have used their credit card numbers to run up charges on their cards. The Safety Net Share credit card information only when buying from a company you trust. Dispute unauthorized charges on your credit card bill by complaining to the bank that issued the card. Federal law limits your liability to $50 in charges if your card is misused. International Modem Dialing The Bait: Get free access to adult material and pornography by downloading a "viewer" or "dialer" computer program. The Catch: Consumers complained about exorbitant long-distance charges on their phone bill. Through the program, their modem is disconnected, then reconnected to the Internet through an international long-distance number. The Safety Net Don't download any program to access a so-called "free" service without reading all the disclosures carefully for cost information. Just as important, read your phone bill carefully and challenge any charges you didn't authorize or don't understand. Web Cramming The Bait: Get a free custom-designed website for a 30-day trial period, with no obligation to continue. The Catch: Consumers say they've been charged on their telephone bills or received a separate invoice, even if they never accepted the offer or agreed to continue the service after the trial period. The Safety Net Review your telephone bills and challenge any charges you don't recognize. Multilevel Marketing Plans/ Pyramids The Bait: Make money through the products and services you sell as well as those sold by the people you recruit into the program. The Catch: Consumers say that they've bought into plans and programs, but their customers are other distributors, not the general public. Some multi-level marketing programs are actually illegal pyramid schemes. When products or services are sold only to distributors like yourself, there's no way to make money. The Safety Net Avoid plans that require you to recruit distributors, buy expensive inventory or commit to a minimum sales volume. Travel and Vacation The Bait: Get a luxurious trip with lots of "extras" at a bargain-basement price. The Catch: Consumers say some companies deliver lower-quality accommodations and services than they've advertised or no trip at all. Others have been hit with hidden charges or additional requirements after they've paid. The Safety Net Get references on any travel company you're planning to do business with. Then, get details of the trip in writing, including the cancellation policy, before signing on. Business Opportunities The Bait: Be your own boss and earn big bucks. The Catch: Taken in by promises about potential earnings, many consumers have invested in a "biz op" that turned out to be a "biz flop." There was no evidence to back up the earnings claims. The Safety Net Talk to other people who started businesses through the same company, get all the promises in writing, and study the proposed contract carefully before signing. Get an attorney or an accountant to take a look at it, too. Investments The Bait: Make an initial investment in a day trading system or service and you'll quickly realize huge returns. The Catch: Big profits always mean big risk. Consumers have lost money to programs that claim to be able to predict the market with 100 percent accuracy. The Safety Net Check out the promoter with state and federal securities and commodities regulators, and talk to other people who invested through the program to find out what level of risk you're assuming. Health Care Products/Services The Bait: Items not sold through traditional suppliers are "proven" to cure serious and even fatal health problems. The Catch: Claims for "miracle" products and treatments convince consumers that their health problems can be cured. But people with serious illnesses who put their hopes in these offers might delay getting the health care they need. The Safety Net Consult a health care professional before buying any "cure-all" that claims to treat a wide range of ailments or offers quick cures and easy solutions to serious illnesses. Can you avoid getting caught by a scam artist working the web? Not always. But prudence pays. The FTC offers these tips to help you avoid getting caught by an offer that just may not click: Be wary of extravagant claims about performance or earnings potential. Get all promises in writing and review them carefully before making a payment or signing a contract. Read the fine print and all relevant links. Fraudulent promoters sometimes bury the disclosures they're not anxious to share by putting them in teeny-tiny type or in a place where you're unlikely see them. Look for a privacy policy. If you don't see one - or if you can't understand it - consider taking your business elsewhere. Be skeptical of any company that doesn't clearly state its name, street address and telephone number. Check it out with the local Better Business Bureau, consumer protection office or state Attorney General. Whether you're looking for a collectible or thinking about selling that treasure you discovered in the attic, an Internet auction may be just the thing for you. Since their first appearance in 1995, Internet auctions have become one of the hottest phenomena of the web. They offer buyers a "virtual flea market" with an endless range of merchandise from around the world and they give sellers a "storefront" from which to market everything from sports memorabilia to computer systems to millions of international buyers. Whether you're a buyer or a seller, there's a smart way to "do" Internet auctions. Here's how to make sure you get the most from your auction action. How Auctions Work Internet auctions are bazaars. In most cases, sellers offer one item at a time, but sometimes sellers offer multiple lots of the same item. The auction web sites often refer to auctions of multiple items as "Dutch" or "English" auctions. At some sites, the seller may be required to sell all items at the price of the lowest successful bid. At other sites, the seller is entitled to the prices bid by each of the highest bidders. Occasionally, Internet auction sellers set a "reserve price," which is the lowest price they will accept for an item. Some sites disclose the reserve price during the auction. The bidding for each auction closes at a scheduled time, when the highest bidder "wins." In the case of sales of multiple lots, the participants with the highest bids at the close of the auction are obligated to buy the items. If no one bids at or above the reserve price, the auction closes without a "winner." At the close of a successful auction, the buyer and seller communicate usually by e-mail to arrange for payment and delivery of the goods. Kinds of Auctions Internet auctions can be business-to-person or person-to-person. Operators of business-to-person auction sites have physical control of the merchandise being offered and accept payment for the goods. In person-to-person auctions, individual sellers or small businesses offer their items for auction directly to consumers. Generally, the seller not the site has physical possession of the merchandise. After the auction closes, the seller is responsible for dealing directly with the highest bidder to arrange for payment and delivery. Payment Options Buyers may have several payment options, including credit card, debit card, personal check, cashier's check, money order, cash on delivery and escrow services. However, all sellers do not accept all forms of payment. Credit cards offer buyers the most consumer protections, including the right to seek a credit from the credit card issuer if the product is not delivered or if the product received isn't the product ordered. Typically, sellers using business-to-person auction sites accept payment by credit card. But many sellers in person-to-person auctions don't. Usually they require payment by cashier's check or money order before they send the item to the winning bidder. Some sellers agree to use an escrow service. For a fee generally 5 percent of the cost of the item, paid by the buyer an escrow service accepts payment from the buyer via check, money order or credit card. The service releases the money to the seller only after the buyer receives and approves the merchandise. This helps protect buyers from ending up empty-handed after paying their money. The flip side? Using an escrow service can delay the deal. As with any business transaction, investigate the escrow service's reputation before signing on to the service. Occasionally, sellers agree to send items COD, with the buyer paying when the item is received. Consumer Concerns According to the Federal Trade Commission, Internet auction fraud has become a significant problem. Most consumer complaints center on sellers who: don't deliver the advertised goods; deliver something far less valuable than they advertised; don't deliver in a timely way; or fail to disclose all the relevant information about the product or terms of the sale.

Enjoy Visiting Garage Sales

One of my all-time favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning is to visit garage sales, probably because I have so many great memories of going to garage sales with my mother and my grandmother. I remember waking up early and eating my breakfast as quickly as I could so that we could get out and explore the many garage sales that were held around our town during the spring and summer. Now that I have become an interior designer, I love visiting garage sales even more. I kno...

Why Flogging Dead Horses Stinks

Flogging a dead horse is a commonly used idiom here in the UK. If someone is trying to convince someone else to do or feel something without any hope of succeeding, we say they're flogging a dead horse. This is used when someone is trying to raise interest in an issue that no-one supports anymore; beating a dead horse will not make it do any more work. 1. Similarly, the tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, "When you discover...

Corporate Team Building – Shake

Team building has become somewhat of a buzz word in corporate circles over the past few years. Many corporate event planners toss the term 'corporate team building' around willy-nilly as part of their marketing talk - but their events don't always live up to the team building promise. For an event to actually transform and cement new ways of working together, it has to offer more than just lip service and a group trip to go fly-fishing. Successful corporate team building ...

Our Town ‘ Sourcing Products Locally

Get Creative with Community Resources If you've ever picked up a trinket for $4 at a yard sale and sold it for $65 on eBay, you know how exciting translating your treasure hunts into cash can be. But yard sales are not your only local source of goodies. Dennis Hester of http://MillionDollarDeals.com has built a successful online business using local providers almost exclusively. Flea markets, antique stores, auction sales, craft shops, Hester attends them all. One parti...

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