Aug 24

Thoughts on a Guide to gift giving

It is hard to believe that August is here and we are starting to see signs of the Christmas shopping season already taking shape. There are so many options on how to shop. You can fight the crowds and arm wrestle for the last Wii, or you can use the convenience of the internet to do your holiday shopping and find a sale on your favorite items.

Aug 23

Houston Plastic Surgery

After Rhinoplasty Surgery What Can I Expect?
For at least five to eight days after surgery, patients will wear a small splint for protection and stability of the nose. The majority of the incisions will be inside the nose and invisible. If any packing is used during surgery it is usually removed the following day after surgery.

The face will be puffy after surgery and patients may experience some bruising and minor swelling around the eye area in the following days. Cold compresses will help with the swelling and pain medication may be required.

Houston Plastic Surgery can be done by the services of Dr. Vitenas, a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Vitenas is uniquely qualified to address your individual facial aesthetic concerns and to provide you with the most advanced techniques in plastic surgery

Aug 23

Finding a rental in Calgary

Tourists and people that like to travel really never consider buying property at the places they visit. These people may just change their way of thinking if they ever visit a Calgary, Canada. There are houses for rent in Calgary that can allow you to have a place to stay while your in the area for a long or short term stay and is available for anyone seeking to own a great vacation spot that the family could travel to anytime of the year. It would probably just take one trip to this beautiful area of Canada for a family to fall in love with and never want to leave. Going back home would be difficult after you have experienced a vacation or getaway to Calgary.

What is there to do in Quechee? A better question may be; what isn’t there to do in Calgary, Canada. Anyone that enjoys a good game of golf will instantly fall in love with this area in the beautiful section of Canada. There are multiple golf courses that residents of Calgary can take advantage of and both courses are award winning golf courses.Not to mention all the outdoor activities within a short drive to the city. If getting out and hitting the golf ball is not your thing; then you can take advantage of things like swimming in the summer time and skiing in the winter time. Quechee Lakes offers great places to swim when the weather is warm and for people that may visit during the winter season; they can take on the family ski hill or enjoy some cross country skiing or snowboarding. Playing tennis, squash, or hiking and riding down a few bicycle trails is something you can do anytime of the year here. If that sounds like too much work and effort, just hop on a horse and go horseback riding for the day. You will have a hard time running out of activities for you and the family to enjoy.

Aug 22

How to publish your blog on Kindle

I just recently came across this new venue to help grow our readership.

Publishing your blog content on Kindle

So I thought I would include this great infographic and share that we have just started to include some of our blogs at Amazon Kindle. The great thing is that signing up for the account and it takes about 10 minutes to add your blog. I have also linked to a video that show step by step on how to put your publish your blog on Kindle as well.
Great YouTube video

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As I get our first set of blog published I will be posting back here to help showcase our success. If you have already been publishing you blog to kindle or are a kindle publisher let me know your experience and any other resources that you are using.

Aug 22

Finding top online casinos

The WSOP this year saw a record number of players enter the tournament and the winners were not your top poker players, or at least those with great name recognition. With online casinos offering hundreds of casino and poker games every hour the average player is able to hone their skills online and then get a chance at the big prize through various satellite tournaments. This has created a dilution of the talent since these newer, younger players come in and play with no regards to the numbers of the game and take risks that most seasoned veterans would not based on the odds available. So much more luck comes into play over the skill of the game. Finding a place to play online  where you can start for little to no deposits. You will find various online poker games that are available and you can elect to play for cash or prizes depending on where you live.

At sites like No Deposit Bonus you can find sites where you can start playing and fine tuning your skills.. The site is very simple and easy to navigate and they provide reviews of the top 10 sites based on payouts, bonus size, graphics, and ease of use. Remember this how alot of the players that you see today in the World Series of Poker, made it to the tournaments. They would play in these free online games, perfect their skills, and then make it into some of the satellite tournaments. So what are you waiting for, find top  casinos that gives you the tools and resources to help perfect your game, and maybe we’ll see you on ESPN playing against Phil Ivey.

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Aug 21

Going hands free

In our state they just made it a violation to talk on your cell phone without a hands free device. If you are caught talking on your cell with it up to your ear the police can pull you over without any other cause and write you a ticket. While I absolutely agree that people should not be talking on the phone while driving there are options for those traveling professionals who rely on the cell phone as part of their business. That is why we are seeing multiple hands free devices going on sale to accommodate the thousands of people who are not yet compliant. It was estimated that in the first week alone more than 3K tickets were written for this new cell phone law.
Having a device like the Miccus Bluebridge hands free device is something that I would love to get for my wife. While she does not regularly talk on the phone if the kids are trying to get a hold of her she will need to answer the phone and having a device in the car where you simply touch a button and you are talking can be a great gift for her. This simple device can simply be plugged into your car and be operational in a few minutes with no special installation needed. Most car companies charge up to $300 for a hands free wired into your car.

Aug 21

Keep your iPod safe

There was a featured story run on ABC a few weeks ago on the iPod and it’s vulnerability to be stolen. Since it is the hottest item when it comes to digital music players the iPod is an easy target for anyone looking to take one. Many people leave them in their bag or purse and within a few seconds it can be gone. With some of the new Ipod accessories you can more easily identify your iPod and possibly keep it safe. Just think of all the songs that you have downloaded to your iPod and if it it taken the cost goes well beyond the cost of the unit. So if you travel frequently or in college and want to protect your investment then you may want to consider this great little device.

Aug 20

Getting a Philips LCD TV for a great price

if you are like most people who took advantage of the great deals on Philips 42 inch TV’s during the Super Bowl sale then you may be kicking yourself if you did not grab one of those deals. The question that you may be asking is should I look to get a plasma or LCD HDTV? The pictures on both are exceptional and really depends on the users set up and preference. There are some advantages to the LCD technology that make it some what attractive. That would be the life of the actual picture, truer blacks, and less chance of burn in. You can find horror stories all over the internet where people left a static image on their plasma screens and they had the image burned into the screen. Whichever technology you choose do not cut corners on the cables. Buying the right HDMI cable can make a huge difference in the picture quality. Do not just hook up your new HD TV with a standard RCA or even S-Video cable. You will not like what you see. Also, remember to do your research online as the cables sold in the store are going to cost more.

Right now you can refurbished models on sale that are approx. 30-50% off their retail price and gives you more Tv for the money. The Olympics are now under way and being broadcast in HD and with the baseball season starting their spring games now is the time to take advantage of those TV’s that have been factory re-certified and get a great deal. We would love to add another 47″ HDTV for our bedroom and just have not found the right set and the right price. I would love to get one of these sets for Fathers Day just in time for the Summer sports and just ahead of the 2010 NFL season where I hope that the Saints are able to make it back to the big game.

Aug 20

Beer pong

Beer pongWe were introduced to this game when we lived back in Pennsylvania and I must admit it was great time. The object is to have teams of two where you have cups of beer on either side of the ping pong table and the object is to get your ping pong ball in the opposing players cups. Once you get a ball in their cups then they must drink the entire cup. At first it seems quite simple, but after the fourth or fifth cup it becomes more challenging. This is usually set up in a tournament style with the winners taking home a trophy if you are that sophisticated. We used your standard ping pong table but now there are beer pong tables that are made specifically for this drinking game. You can get a glimpse into what beer pong actually looks like with this great video.

Aug 19

Words to hate

There was a poll that was done about words that people are starting to get tired of as they pertain to the internet. Blog and cookie are two of those words and this could signal the change in what people call their online journals.

Aug 19

Using your business credit wisely in 2011

For many small and upstart businesses to succeed in today’s market takes a great marketing plan and money. With the economy still fighting its way back to recovery many banks are requiring more long term business credit in order to lend any sort of capital. There are some great resources on how to find and obtain business credit no matter whether you are a start up or a growing company looking for business credit cards to fund an expansion of your business. At companies like they can help small business establish their credit and find resources for small business loans and business credit.
With many companies online and having the ability to compete globally with little inventory and the right marketing plan having a solid business plan in place and the right market niche can help you succeed where many others fail. It is estimated that most small businesses fail within the first three years of opening their doors and this is mainly due to the inability to manage capital. Many of the small business loans that are available today have so many restrictions and payback time lines that most small business owners don’t even attempt to apply for them. More small business are using their business credit cards in order to fund smaller capital purchases. Your local bank may be able to work with you in a small capacity but they are going to want to see results rather quickly and may not be your best source of business capital. In some of the seminars that are available they will teach you that one of the main ingredients in a successful business is the passion of the owner and the employees. If you can have a high degree of human capital willing to take the journey with you and are engaged in the success of your business then you can certainly beat the odds.

Aug 18

7 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Amount of Credit Card Debt

Credit Card

Credit Card (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)

7 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Amount of Credit Card Debt

Your credit card recent records and past history play a very significant role in many issues like getting the urgent loan, selection of the job interview and much more. This is an integral part of your financial status too.  This is very important to maintain a healthy amount of credit card debt. Here are seven steps to maintain a healthy amount of credit card debt.

  • You should borrow according to your affordability

You should only borrow what you could return easily. When you make this a rule that you would borrow the amount according to your affordability lenders start having faith in you and consider you the responsible borrower. Moreover, this would also help you to keep the debt at minimal.  Your discipline would help you to borrow the money which you could afford easily. Consequently, this would help you to maintain a good credit card record.

  • Don’t make the most of your credit card limit

This is the best to make less than fifty percent of your credit card limit. You should not become a spendthrift in order to avail your credit card limit. This is only you who will have to pay at the month end for your expenses at shopping malls, restaurants, hotels. This is the best policy to maintain thirty percent of your credit card limit so that you could easily pay back and maintain a good credit card history.

  • Don’t possess many credit cards

Some people at the initial stage of the usage of credit card find this like their assets and they start collecting cards from various banks. The frequency of usage increases with the increased number of credit cards.  One credit card is enough to make a balance between credit and debt.

  • Make payments at the right time

This is not a bad idea to hold a credit card unless you make payments at the right time. This becomes a serious issue when you could not make payments and your case is sent to the collection agencies.  Your financial reputation remains at the stake and this becomes very difficult to take a loan in the future from financial institutes.

  • Don’t get lured from bonus point systems

The financial institutes provide you bonus points at your certain usage. You should first fix is the amount which you have to spend is under your budget. You should not start making purchases without considering the issue of your budget and payback. Such fascinations work like a trap so that you could increase your usage of credit card but you have to pay back the amount too. Such decisions help a lot to maintain credit card facility.

  • Zero percent interest

Some people become so obsessed for using credit cards that they consider only the single issue that the bank would charge no rate of interest on the borrowed amount. But there is a huge penalty also if you could not make payments at the right time.

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Aug 18

Taking care of your car in the winter

If you’re experiencing a cold winter right now; then you’re not alone. There are a lot of people with temperatures at or below the freezing mark, as Mother Nature gives us her best winter impersonation. All of this cold weather really isn’t good for our automobiles. Whether you own a Chevy Malibu or Kia Sorrento you still need to take precautions in the colder weather. Cranking a car in below freezing temperatures is not good on the engine parts or the car’s battery either. If you don’t have to go out or drive; then avoid cranking your car in this current cold spell. If you come home and plan to make a trip back out in a few hours; then try to crank your car every 30 to 45 minutes, so you can keep the car warm until you have to go back out. This will help to save the life on our battery and the other auto parts that get affected by cold weather starts. The owners of expensive cars like the Mini Cooper will want to make sure and check with their local shop. Try to keep your trips to a minimum right now and if you have to go out, make sure to only make 1 trip a day. If we can make a few small sacrifices now, we will still have a healthy car to drive, when the temperatures do go back up again. Stay safe while driving and please stay warm and don’t forget to keep a cold weather emergency kit in your cars, in case you do break down this winter season.
People that love to buy and sell cars will like visiting The Car Connection. It has a lot more than just online car reviews. This website provides a wide assortment of photos and classified ads. The photos available for viewing are high quality and very easy on the eyes. I’m sure a lot of visitors like to click on the “classifieds” tab and browse through all the cars for sale. There are literally 1000’s of cars listed in each category like vans, suvs, trucks, sedans, and many other wiki cars listings. You can also search for the cars in the classified section by choosing the make of the automobile.

Aug 17

You can achieve your workout goals

That is why I was intrigued by this newer fitness program called Kettleworx. They use resistance from a Kettlebell and include cardio for a 20 minute workout that you do three times a week. Because of the unique shape of the kettlebell you are able to complete more routines quickly and easier than you could with a resistance weights and bands. The concept seems simple and the cost to get their program is under $100. They offer over 18 unique workouts and show how you can get the fit and tone body in is as little as 6 weeks. While no exercise is full proof if you can stay motivated and eat healthier and cut down on those calories this new way to exercise may be just right for you.

Aug 17

Change your life with the 100 Day Challenge

Consider the implication of this idea…

What would happen if I were to follow you with a camera crew
24 hours a day 7 days a week for the next 100 days while you
went for your goals?

I bet 3 things would happen….

1) You would START doing the things you say you need to do.

2) You would STOP doing the things you know you shouldn’t
be doing.

3) You would MAKE monumental performance gains and change
your life.

How this possible?

Through the power of accountability!

Accountability will serve your character, as well as your
credibility, and more importantly, it will get you to
accomplish all your goals (whether that is being debt free,
or even a multimillionaire).

What stops most people from accomplishing their goals is one
thing: their lack of accountability.

How can someone that wants accountability get it, without
paying thousands and thousands of dollars for a coach?

Good question. Here is your answer:

Gary Ryan Blair, otherwise known as The Goals Guy has put
together what I believe to be the most comprehensive form
of accountability, goal setting and performance enhancement,
that I have ever seen.

It’s called the 100 Day Challenge and it begins on September
22rd, which happens to be the final 100 days of the year.

The 100 Day Challenge is an extreme performance workout
because it’s all about getting things done, getting massive
results quickly, and finishing the year EXACTLY where you
want and deserve to be!

I’ve seen it, and it’s an amazing piece of work. But you
don’t have to take my word for it, check it out for yourself:

Listen. I’m so impressed with Gary and his 100 Day
Challenge, that I’ll be participating in the program
myself and expect to have the best 100 days of my life!

Join me over the next 100 Days, or, at the very minimum,
take a look at this literally; it could change your life.

So click on this link right now:

Be well,

Jeff R
P.S. I almost forgot, Gary has agreed to provide a special
$50 discount exclusively for my friends. To make sure you
get your $50 discount, please use this code: group97

You’ll love this very special program! So go here now:

Aug 16

charge your battery

We recently had the misfortune of having our car battery go dead on us. This is always a hassle as you need to find some willing sole to help you jump start your car. So we found a passerby and they pulled out their jumper cables only to find that they were basically useless since the teeth on the cables were all but gone. Luckily we were able to get enough spark and get our car started.

Keep in mind to keep your battery fresh, always make sure that your dome light is off, there are no accesories plugged into your lighters and make sure to keep your battery posts clean.

Aug 15

Importance of education

Schools are trying to apply standards-based testing which in some cases does not fit all students. Finding additional support for these at-risk students is very important to assure their educational success.

The question then becomes how can teachers and schools assure the growth of all kids in the educational system without penalizing those that are doing well. One such option is the English Language Arts Academic Support program that is published by Walch Publishing. It provides a modular based approach for teachers and schools to help those children where standard tests are not enough. It is designed to help improve academic performance in after school, tutoring, and summer school settings. IT contains 40 lessons that can be tailored to each states testing requirements. With over 80 hours of instruction it can be used in combination with the students needs and covers such topics as vocabulary in context, writing essays, and more.

Aug 15

Get your snowboard now

Snowboards have become so popular in many area ski resorts that special snow parks have been developed for this type of sport. Snowboarding has grown in popularity thanks to the youth that are looking for a way to create their own identity and want to have their own style on the mountain. Pictured is the 2009 Burton X 156 Snowboard.
Burton snowboards is the leader in boards and snow wear accessories to customize the look and feel of your boarding experience. They have landed many of the young and upcoming snow boarders to tour their wears that many new and avid snow boarders look to them to find the latest trends. Online sites like carry many of the styles and boards for Burton so that you can create your unique gear outfit. This year Burton is teaming up with local resorts throughout the country to offer a free lift ticket and lesson with the purchase of one of their boards. This is a great way for newbies to get some great gear and then get the instructions that they will need to learn the sport and stay safe while shredding the mountain.

Aug 14

Getting backlinks for free

The SEO companies can help you with choosing the right keywords to insert on your meta tags. In most cases, they have did extensive studies and will know what some of the most popular terms are, for your particular product or service. Knowing what the popular keywords are, will give you the greater ability to be seen by more people. You might not be aware of something like “fixing widgets” as a popular keyword. What makes it popular, is that more people might be searching for that term, then they are searching for just “widgets”. You can also use a free web directory service like the one from One Way text links to improve the links coming back to your site for free. So you could list “fixing widgets” on your meta tag. This is just one of the things that SEO companies can help you with. They will also teach you the importance of links, and having your links on other websites that are relevant information. I would highly suggest to anyone wanting more traffic to their website that they start with a SEO company for maximum results.

Aug 14

100 Day Challenge review and Challenge

Here’s a bold prediction concerning your future.

Outside of your wedding day and the birth of your children,
I’ll go so far as to say that this September 22 may very
well prove to be the most important day of your life.


September 22nd is an important date for a number of reasons:

#1 It marks the final 100 days of the year.

#2 It provides you with an opportunity to redeem yourself
and set goals to finish the year strong.

#3 It represents the turning point in your life and will come
to symbolize, the day you took full control of your destiny.

Since you’ve read this far, consider a few questions:

– How many of your goals have you accomplished so far this

– Have your current strategies made you healthier, wealthier
and happier?

– If you continue doing what you’ve done these past 265 days
where will you be and what will you be doing on Jan 1 2012?

Will you be struggling, spinning your wheels in the same
place you are now?

Will you still be making plans for the business you’ve wanted
to start, the book you’ve wanted to write, or the early
retirement you’ve wanted to enjoy?

Will you be making New Year Resolutions and hoping to make
2012 better than 2011?

Why would you want that?

Especially when you could be…

Confidently executing the plan that launches your new online
business…Or, finishing the manuscript that makes you a best
selling author…OR living the good life that comes with
financial freedom.

I’d like to show you how.  But you have to start now…

Click here and take a few minutes to see what I have to
share with you.

I want to show you how to achieve any goal you want faster
and easier than you ever thought possible so that you finish
this year year with a bang rather than a whimper.

So let me ask you again…Where will you be and what will
you be doing on January 1, 2012?

I can promise you this, if you don’t take some action, you’ll
be in the same place you are right now!

So do not wait. If you’re still struggling with unfulfilled
goals and dreams, it’s time to get started!

Click here to get all the details. It will definitely be
worth your while.

100 Day Challenge

My very best to you!

Jeff R

P.S. To make the next 100 days of your life, the best 100
days of your life your life…you need to see what’s on the
other side of this link:

Conquer all and earn bragging rights for life!

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