If you are trying to turn your blog into an income-generator, you are probably doing lots of product reviews and giveaways to get people to your site - in the hopes they'll like your content and stick around for a while. In general, real income from a blog actually comes from advertising space that you sell to PR firms or directly to companies – whether it be with image ads in your side bar or links within posts. The reason they pay for their ad to be on your blog/site is because you have a ... Continue Reading
How to get PR firms to pick your blog over all the thousands of other sites.
Alicia is a typical five-year-old: she’ll start kindergarten in the fall, loves finger painting and dreams about visiting Disney World. She also has five credit cards in her name. Alicia is among the growing numbers of children victimized by identity theft, which is on the rise among children and has actually doubled in the past … [ Read full post ]
Alicia is a typical five-year-old: she’ll start kindergarten in the fall, loves finger painting and dreams about visiting Disney World. She also has five credit cards in her name. Alicia is among the growing numbers of children victimized by identity theft, which is on the rise among children and has actually doubled in the past year for those under the age of five, according to a recent child identity theft report. For would-be identity thieves, children are ideal victims. They are a ... Continue Reading
Here are four pool tips you can do to keep the little ones safe—and your mind at ease.
Sure, it was a mild winter. But aren’t you ready for a break from the daily grind and the chance to sit back, relax, and let your thoughts drift like the overhead clouds? Not to spoil your fantasy, but if your spring break vacation plans include spending quality time with your kids at swimming pools, daydreaming is not an option. Children can hardly wait to jump in the pool, but every pool has its dangers. Here are four things you can do to keep the little ones safe - and your mind at ... Continue Reading
Here are some tools and apps for making home inventory easier, and less time-consuming.
Do you have any idea how much you own - or what all the electronics, furnishings, clothing, jewelry, and furniture pieces in your home are collectively worth? If you’re like most people, the answer is no. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 48 percent of consumers do not have an inventory of their possessions. And for those who do, 32 percent don’t have photos, and 58 percent lack receipts. These records are the key to helping you recoup your expenses if ... Continue Reading
Here are some things you can do to prepare your vehicle for safe driving during the winter.
When the weather takes a turn for the worse, you make sure your kids are ready to brave the elements before they leave the house. You know the drill by heart—winter coat, hat, gloves, scarves and boots. Don’t forget a goodbye kiss with a reminder to be careful, walk slowly and don’t stay outside too long. But what about your car? It too needs attention before it’s ready for the cold weather and slippery roads. Here are some things you can do to prepare your vehicle for safe driving ... Continue Reading
Should you lease or buy? What’s the right choice? Before deciding, you should answer these four questions.
Leasing a car is a popular trend, reports Edmunds.com. More than one in four consumers in the U.S. now lease their ride—and it could be a sweet deal for you. You get to drive a new car every few years and you also might get a tax deduction if you’re self-employed. But leasing isn’t for everyone. Studies show that leasing is more expensive for most drivers than buying a car over a 10-year period. So should you lease or buy? What's the right choice? Before deciding, you should know that ... Continue Reading