A New Idea for Maia

My wife Maia is a beautiful woman inside and out. She always makes sure that she is well dressed at all times. We love fashion. One of her passions is to observe fashion trends in modern society. She also loves to design her own clothing and jewelry. She loves fashion so much, that we started an online shop to sell some of our original creations. One day, we were looking at purses at the mall. Maia wanted an updated bag for women in today’s world. Maia and I decided to design leather bags to sell in our online store.

Maia and I first met in college. She was a fashion major and I was interested in business. We had a couple of college courses together and started to date. I fell in love with Maia since the first time I saw her. Continue reading

See Your Home Anytime You Want

I was speaking to one of my friends about the ways that people call you and you do not know who they are. I told people that it was important to keep an eye on your home and that you could use cameras to view your home without having to hire one of those companies that calls you while disguising their phone number. I feel that if a company has to change their number to call you then maybe you shouldn’t have to answer if they can not be honest about who they are. I saw hikvision ip cctv and other type of websites that said that they could help you with your home security and that made me feel good. I felt amazing knowing that there were online videos that could show you how you should go and actually set up your cameras to set up your own home security system.

My family told me that they thought it was interesting that there were people who would call you with a different phone number and spoof who they are. I told them that it was the new way to get you to answer the phone. These companies will hide their real name and phone number and pull a local phone number from your area. That way, it looks like there is someone calling you that is local and you may be more intent to answer it. I always see if someone local is calling me and they do not leave a message I will call back and often times it says that the phone number is not even in service at the time. I did not know if this was legal but I told a company to stop calling me or it would be reported to the local police.

A Trip with My Love

Traveling can be very fun and empowering. It can be intimidation at first, but eventually it is very pleasant. I used to be scared to travel, but I realized that I was not living to my full potential. I knew that I had to step outside of my comfort zone to fully live my life. I decided to take a trip to South Korea and met a beautiful woman named Dasom. We fell in love. We travel the world together as a couple. Recently, we heard about walking holidays in Spain. Dasom and I decided to try it and we had a blast.

Dasom and I met in South Korea. It was my first time flying overseas to Asia. Continue reading

I Have Been Shooting Clays for Decades and Never Violated a Safety Rule

I think it is great to learn to shoot. People go all nuts when the conversation turns to guns. I took clay shooting lessons as a child, and am quite the accomplished shooter now. I have been clay and target shooting since I was a very young boy and have never hurt anyone. Using a gun is no different that using a car, a chainsaw, lawnmower or other tool that could be very dangerous if rules of safety are not followed. I probably have shot hundreds of thousands of shot shells. That is a conservative estimate. When I do a quick adding up of how many rounds per session I shoot and how many times I estimate I have shot, the count is over a million. It is definitely well over a million if you add in the rifle and handgun target practice I put in over the years. Continue reading

A Helping Hand from the Agency

I was having a bit of trouble finding financial services jobs in Bristol until I used a recruitment agency. When I was doing it all on my own, I was simply replying to any listing that I could find and hoped for the best. Each time I was met with nothing but rejection and often I never even got a response. The whole experience was crushing for my soul because I always thought I had pretty good credentials that any employer would be happy to see, but not being able to get a job made me feel as if I was nothing.

The recruitment agency changed all of that. Once I gave them my information, they worked pretty quickly to get me in contact with some companies that were willing to hire me. Continue reading

Tips And Tricks For Getting And Keeping Credit Cards

Credit cards can help you to manage your finances, as long as you use them appropriately. However, it can be devastating to your financial management if you misuse them. For this reason, you may have shied away from getting a credit card in the first place. However, you don’t need to do this, you just need to learn how to use credit cards properly. Read on for some tips to help you with your credit card use.

Shop different credit cards before applying to find out the perks each offers. Some offer roadside assistance, while others offer airline perks, like free baggage check. Some will also offer buyer protections, above and beyond what a store offers. Depending on your buying habits, one credit card may offer perks that fit you best.

Do not use your credit cards to make emergency purchases. Many people believe that this is the best use of credit cards, but the best use is actually for things that you purchase on a regular basis, like groceries. The key is, to only charge things that you will be able to pay back in a timely manner.

Pick one credit card with the best rewards program, and designate it to regular use. This card can be used to pay for gas, groceries, dining out, and shopping. Be sure to pay it off each month. Designate another card for charges like, vacations for the family to be sure you do not overdo it on the other card.

If you are to lose your job, or fall behind on payments, you are going to want to know ahead of time what your options are. Credit card companies do like to give you this information up front, but it is up to you to take it into consideration. Therefore, think ahead, and pay attention to these details as well.

When you are unable to pay off one of your credit cards, then the best policy is to contact the credit card company. Letting it just go to collections is bad for your credit score. You will find that most companies will let you pay it off in smaller amounts, as long as you don’t keep avoiding them.

Keep the total number of credit cards you use to an absolute minimum. Carrying balances on multiple credit cards can complicate your life needlessly. Shift your debt onto the card with the lowest interest. You will be able to keep better track of your debts and pay them off faster if you stick with a single credit card.

Stay away from pre-approved offers from credit card companies. Remember, it is not the credit card companies responsibility to find the best card for you, it is their job to sign up as many people as possible. Using whatever marketing techniques they can. The pre-approved offers sound tempting, but they tend to include extremely high interest rates.

Before you pick a credit card be sure that it accepted at most businesses in your area. There are only a few credit card companies that are accepted nationwide, so be sure you know which ones these are if you plan to purchase things around the country. Also, if you plan to travel abroad, be sure you have a card that is accepted where you might travel as well.

Never give your credit card information out over the phone. Many dishonest people use this ploy to get credit card information from unsuspecting people. You should give your number only if you call a trusted company first to pay for something. If a random company calls you first, don’t share your numbers. There is simply no way you can safely verify the identity of an unsolicited caller.

You should now understand that you don’t need to fear credit cards. Using a credit card wisely can help raise your credit score, so there’s no need to stay away from them entirely. Keep the information you learned here in mind so you can utilize them to better your situation.

Watching Horses and Eating Crow

My brother has always been against me betting. He would say that it was a waste of money and that I would regret it once my bank account was left with nothing in it. At some point, I might have agreed with him, but that was before I learned how to bet successfully. My brother criticized me for betting on National Hunt racing, but after he saw all of the money that I was making from it, he begged me to show him how to bet. This was the first time I saw him change his mind on something so quickly.

The secret to making successful bets on races is to analyze the horses and races. Once anyone realizes this, they can easily make bets that will win. Continue reading

A Peace of Mind for Mom

My mother means so much to me. She has sacrificed so much for my siblings and I. She has always been a shoulder for us to lean on during hard times. We continue to take her wise advice to this very day as adults. We are very close to her. When my siblings and I moved away to go to college, we were worried about leaving our mother along. We felt worried because we thought something bad would happen to her. Our priority was keeping her safe. We researched CCTV systems to keep the house secure while we were away to protect her.

One incident in my mother’s neighborhood rattled her piece of mind. One of her elderly friends was a victim of a violent home invasion. Continue reading

Shooting Clay Pigeons is a Lot of Fun

My husband was so excited when he handed me my birthday gift this past summer. I had no idea what it was because he usually gets me a nice piece of jewelry. I knew there was no way a necklace or ring was in the envelope he handed me, so I was a bit curious. Okay, I was a lot curious. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that there would be a certificate for clay pigeon shooting lessons inside. I thought perhaps tickets to a theater show, or even for a cruise, though that last one was wishful thinking.

Like I said, I would never have guessed it was to get lessons on how to shoot clay pigeons. Continue reading

My Daughter Asked Me to Quit

I had heard of the different flavors of tobacco liquid, and they did sound interesting and tasteful. However, that was not enough for me to want to go out and switch from my cigarettes to vaping. I did end up doing that though because my daughter asked me to quit the stinky sticks. That is what she had been calling my cigarettes for a while, but when she came to me in tears about the danger of them, I knew I was done. My doctor couldn’t get me to quit, and my wife tried many times too. It was a little girl crying over growing up without her daddy that did it. Continue reading

Making Outdoor Use Products and Reducing Waste

When I started into manufacturing products I would invent I was greatly into waste reduction and recycling even when I only had two machines in my garage that comprised my entire production facility. I would reuse and recycle everything I possibly could. I wanted to be a sustainable venture from the beginning. Since my products were designed to be used by outdoor enthusiasts, it was a practical necessity to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle as much as I could even if I had not been personally interested in the lifestyle. However, it is something I am interested in. I even looked into green providers for the energy I used.

Part of the polymers I use in the product would be waste after molding due to a structural integrity issue of remelting it and incorporating the trimmed pieces back into the products. Continue reading