Little Known Tips for Saving Money While Traveling

Saving Money While Traveling

Go to just about any travel website or blog and you'll find them.  There's tons of great money-saving advice for travel that are well-known such as searching for the lowest airfare at various online sources or packing light to avoid extra baggage fees.  However, there several useful tips for saving money while traveling still go unnoticed each year.  This is unfortunate because these small things could add up to big bucks in savings.  Here are just a few of them that you can start taking advantage of today.   Enroll Children in Frequent Flier Programs: For those who travel often with their children, enrolling them in a frequent flier program can help them build miles they can use at later dates. If you do not travel often with … [Read more...]

How Video Conferencing Technology Can Reduce Costs for Government Bodies

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Traveling for meetings has always been a budget killer in any field of business.  While most of the time this cost is absorbed by company itself, who pays for those expenses when the employee works for the government?  The tax-payers? Clearly there is a need to improve upon travel costs whereever possible.  That is where good video conferencing technology can be useful.  As a matter of fact, according to KBZ, a massive upward trend has already been observed in the usage of web conferencing and other digital communications. Since the inception of this technology, it has evolved drastically. This technology has been penetrating into diverse fields and has proved its importance in a very short span of time. It is amazing how video … [Read more...]

Follow the Money — How Qatar Has Become an Opportunity for Foreign Business 

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Qatar may be a smaller Gulf state in terms of geographic area and population, but it has the world's third largest natural gas reserve and is one of the richest nations per capita.  The Ministry of Energy and Industry is currently on track to support various new projects in the fields of pharmaceutical, minerals, chemical, environmental and other sectors as part of its Qatar National Vision 2030. When you combine its abundant natural resources with its economic diversification, a rapidly expanding economy and liberal legalization, it’s not surprising that foreign business might find Qatar something of a tasty location.   Tax benefits - The Lowdown: Tax benefits (everyone loves a tax benefit!) are one of the most attractive … [Read more...]

How Do You Keep Yourself From Becoming Who You Don’t Want to Be?

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Have you ever looked at someone and just plain thought to yourself: That’s who I don’t want to be in 20 or so years from now? Recently I was re-reading a great book “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss.  One of the thoughts that stuck with me was his conversation in Chapter 4 about how he and a friend keep trying to avoid becoming that “old, fat, bald man in the red convertible”. To them, that was the epitome of a pathetic, wasted life.  It was their stereotype (and we all know someone like this) of a broken middle-age man making his last desperate effort to experience life when he had already wasted too much of it working long hours in the office missing out on the prime of his youth.  It was someone who waited too long to see the true … [Read more...]

4 Online Degrees That Will Earn Your Money Back Fast

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Furthering your education is important. When you get a degree, you're able to not only improve yourself, but also everything in your life. However, getting a traditional degree is difficult for some. Whether you're dealing with time constraints, money problems, or other issues, going into a classroom isn't always the best option. Luckily, today there are a number of online degrees you can pursue that will help you recover the cost of time, money, and effort you put into it.   Online MBA Degree As you're considering your future, you need to think about the degrees that will get you ahead in your current career or help you enter a new field. For example, a Master in Business Administration will enable you to make a lot of money … [Read more...]

How to Increase Your Google Adsense Revenue Using My Simple Equation

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Google Adsense revenue has got to be one of the simplest and most convenient forms of passive income I have ever gotten myself into. For quite a few months now I’ve been receiving close to $500 per month just from being an Adsense affiliate. $500 per month; can you believe that?  That’s practically a car payment.  And the best part is that it requires little to no effort on my part to earn it. Though there are many factors that affect how much money you’ll earn from Google Adsense, one of the biggest things I’ve come to realize is that you need to start with a good strategy if you expect to get any revenue.  Questions like “should I write a post about this or that” can make or break whether you’ll get a few bucks per click or just … [Read more...]

What Size Mortgage Can I Afford and How Can I Figure That Out?

What Size Mortgage Can I Afford

How big is “too big” when you’re thinking price tag on a new house? That’s the question that’s on everyone’s mind when they first go new-home shopping: What size mortgage can I afford? It’s a prudent thing to ask and sensible when it comes to your finances.  Part of the whole Great Recession in 2009 was an issue with home buyers taking on far too high of a mortgage value than they could afford.  (That and getting themselves into mortgage products that were probably not the most ideal for their situation). So to avoid another house buying implosion, a smart consumer will first take a look at their financial situation in the mirror and see what makes the most sense for their situation.  Here’s a few tips to help you decide how much … [Read more...]

Combating Fraudulent Activity in the Charity Sector

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Fraud is damaging when it affects any business.  But arguably it is the most heinous when there is fraudulent activity in the charity sector. In June 2013 The National Fraud Authority (NFA) published its ‘Annual fraud indicator’ report which estimated that fraud cost UK charities a staggering £147.3m in the year to March 2012. Aside from the immediate financial effects of fraud, there can be far-reaching consequences for charities that fall victim to fraudsters. For example reputational damage following fraudulent activity can be particularly costly. Frustration can quickly take hold among the donating public, who feel aggrieved when given reason to suspect their donations, pledged in good faith, may have been misused. In this … [Read more...]