I have never been great with numbers, which is surprising since I own my own business. Taking care of my own pay though is a piece of cake since I am self employed. At the end of the year, I just take everything to an accountant who puts together my taxes for me. I knew that I was going to need some holiday help though, so I hired two part time workers. I did not want to pay my accountant to do their taxes, so I went online to see if I could find a pay stub maker that would turn it from a scary job into an easy one. (more…)
I have known this guy for a good while and he came up with this deal at an opportune moment for me. My lease is up and my landlord is determined to double the rent I am paying, but obviously I am not going to go along with that. Instead I am living in a place that is almost gutted right now. It is an enormous place that someone started to renovate, but got interrupted some way or another. The big problem is that they need to find someone to fix HVAC in NYC. It is a bigger deal for me than it is for the guy I am partnered with, but it is not so bad. I made him buy me one of those big shop fans. It really does keep you cool so long as you stay in the area that it covers. (more…)
Understanding how you can save money in today’s modern society is an important lesson that is going to take a lifetime to learn. Growing up in a household with parents that did little to budget any of their money was one of the worst things that could happen to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love my parents but I when it came to renting my first apartment I was pretty much lost. I found a site (go here for more information) that detailed plenty of information regarding the apartments that I was looking at (Brook Highland Place) and while I thought that they were reasonably priced, I quickly realized that I was not taking into account the other factors that were clearly present but unknown to me. The biggest hurdle that I faced was managing my money – managing money means that you have to be able to create a budget. Knowing exactly what your expenses are while making goals for saving money. (more…)
I have been doing some work around the chuch.Doing some work around the church to kill a bunch of time and to make up for some debts that I have to this guy who has been helping me out. Of course there is a limit to what I can do for them and they need to find someone who wants to do some roofing contractor in NYC. It is not going to be a simple matter for them to solve the problems with this building. They are pretty significant and I sort of wonder if it is even worth the effort to tell the truth. Of course there is a cost where something makes sense and a line past where it does not make any sense to seek putting money in a project. You have to make a settlement as it what it is worth to you and what you can put in a project. No one had limits n what they are able to do and what you have at your disposable. (more…)
My pal Walter was trying to talk me in in to helping him with this project house he bought. Of course he got this place for nothing, it was foreclosed on by the mortgage people and it has been vacant for some time since then. Of course the first thing he needs to do is to find some guy who can do residential sewer cleaning in Bergen county, The pipes are a really big mess in this place and right now you have a situation which is not very sanitary and frankly it is not really possible to work in there in the current conditions. (more…)
I lost both of my parents when I was just fourteen years old. I then moved in with my grandmother, who was kind enough to give me the love and guidance I needed at that time. Unfortunately, my grandmother then passed away when I was only 19. This means that I have been on my own since then, and I have had to learn how to do so many things on my own. Things like learning how to sell my car in San Diego or getting health insurance seemed so easy to everyone else, but I often did not know where exactly I should start with these types of things.
I was in school when my grandmother passed. She used to drive me to and from my college campus every day. When she passed, I needed a car so that I could stay safe, rather than needing to walk alone at night. (more…)
It is going to be a little while before the house is the way we want it to be, but it is getting there slowly and surely. We are taking care of one thing at a time. The whole thing is to figure out what you can manage yourself and how you get where you want to be. Right now we are talking to this guy who does bathrooms and shower doors in Essex county NJ. We have a tub with a shower curtain. It is one of those old fiberglass tubs and to be honest I do not think the guy who put it in was a real professional. It looks like DIY job to us and if you go down to the basement after you take a shower, some water usually ends up down in the laundry room. We have this idea for that, but I do not know if you can practically do it. We were thinking about making a chute so you could drop the dirty laundry down in to the hamper beside the machines. (more…)
As increasingly more powerful storms are sweeping across the country every year, I am beginning to believe that I should start taking precautionary measures to help safeguard my home against the beating that it is taking after every one. Everything from hail, rain and lightning strikes followed by snow, ice and bitterly cold temperatures, my house is taking on some serious wear and tear despite my traditional methods which have sufficed until recently. I even had to call for roof repair in Brooklyn NY just because of the damage that had been done to it due to several of the hail storms that hit the area.
Seriously, hail. I know hail can definitely damage a vehicle but I had never heard of hail doing this sort of damage to a roof. (more…)
I would like to rent a limo pretty soon. Well, the date that I am going to need the limo for, is not for a few months yet. But I need to make sure that there will be a limo available for me to rent, on the day in question. So, I am going to try to go ahead and reserve one. I want to find a great limo service Toronto and quality is really the most important factor here. That is because the limo is going to be used for a very important event, and it will likely be the most important event in my entire life.
I am going to be getting married, and that is what the limo is for. I wonder if they offer any discounts for limos that are used for such purposes. Probably not, because weddings are expensive, and they probably make a lot of their money through wedding rentals. Anyway, I am going to try to find a discount on a limo rental, if one exists. But if not, then I will just rent from the company that I feel will do the best job with this.
I need to make sure that the driver of the limo is very professional. That is one of my highest concerns, and one of my only concerns as well. More than that, I would like to make sure that the limo will arrive promptly. So I am going to look at reviews for different companies. That will help me to determine the top quality limo service around, and the one that will be the best choice for me to rent this time. If the service is really outstanding, then maybe I will rent a limo from the company again, at some point for a future occasion.
Mitch and Jack have decided that they will take over for my old roommates, even though no one is sure if it is a good idea or not. The basic idea is that we need to practice more and work on some new material, plus we are going to save some money between us. My grandmother did not give me this house, but she did not sell it to me at market price either. Jack was at the apartments at scott mountain by the brook, which let him keep his two dogs. That was not so big of a deal really. He did not have a lot of stuff and it was a first story apartment. I got my truck and the trailer right next to the balcony or patio of his apartment and so one of us was just taking stuff and laying it on the ground there, then another would pick it up and take it to the truck. The three of us did that in very little time. (more…)
I would like to have an awesome bachelor’s party before I get married. I think that it needs to be one of the best days of my life, because it is going to be one of the last chances that I have in my life to party like this. Maybe it is the last chance, I don’t know. But I don’t really want to think about things with such a sense of finality. Anyway, I want to read more about local limo rental services and find out how much it is going to cost me to rent a limo for the night.
I am going to go out on the town with some of my best friends, and I think that we are going to visit some of the best bars and clubs in the area. I would like to make it a night of style and class, and what better way to do that than to travel around in a limo? I think that would add the perfect touch to the night and make it a night that we will never forget. That is unless we end up drinking too much, and I am sure that there is going to be a lot of drinking involved. Anyway, I just want to make sure that I don’t break the bank partying, because my wife-to-be would not be very happy about that.
She is fine with me having a big bachelor’s party, but I don’t think she would like it if I went overboard. I guess I will just have to come close to going overboard on the party without actually doing it. It seems like my best option. Now I just need to make some arrangements and see about the price of limo and how long we could rent it for.
I lived in Pennsylvania most of my life, so it was a real culture shock in a lot of ways when I first moved to Texas a couple of years ago. I was given an incredible opportunity by my employer to head up a new division there, but I had to move on it quickly. That meant I did a lot of my research online even before moving there, and that included finding a house to live in and finding the Texas electricity company that I wanted to get my energy from.
That is one of the things that surprised me the most before moving there. In Pennsylvania, we only had one choice when it came to electricity providers. (more…)
These are the facts on how it goes when a loved one is in need of care you cannot fully provide no matter how good your intentions are. I have had to make choices for senior care in Queens NY twice now. I call them facts because it is how it has happened for me and the care of my father and mother. My dad got sick when I was young. I did not even have a driver’s license and was trying to keep my dad from wandering away from the house because of dementia. We put on new locks that had to have a key to open the door from the inside. Otherwise he would go out and get lost in the neighborhood while mom and I were asleep.
Dad needed care around the clock. Someone always had to be home with him. It meant missing school when mom had to be somewhere else, and it meant mom rarely going anywhere at all. (more…)
Years ago, one of the rooms in our home began leaking. I did my best to patch it up, and that worked for one season or so. My wife kept telling me that I needed to get the work done by an expert, but I thought I would try to do it my way first. I told her that I would look for some help with roof repair in NYC if I found it to be necessary to do so. She joked back that she felt that I would probably be sorry if I did not do it soon, and that I should just go ahead and do it.
When the next rainy season came around, I found that the roof began leaking even more. I chalked this up to my not being thorough enough. So, I repaired an even larger area. I have to say that I really do not find doing work on the roof very fun. (more…)
I have a mess on my hands, and I really wish my kids would have alerted me to this potential disaster, instead of trying to fix it on their own, and subsequently flooding the bathroom. It is pretty gross, but I have things cleaned up for the most part. I don’t really know how this problem got so bad, and it is kind of embarrassing to be in this situation. I just try to tell myself that I didn’t do it. But anyway, I am checking out finding a plumber in Essex County NJ as I need to call one right away.
A plumber literally could not get here soon enough, because I just want a functional toilet again. I can’t believe it is so clogged, and I don’t even want to know what the kids did to make it this clogged. It doesn’t even seem reasonable. I need to get my mind off of it though, and just get the plumber come over to fix things.
Me worrying about this isn’t going to make it better, and it is only going to get better once a plumber gets to my house. So I guess that I will just start making some calls, and keep calling, until I have a plumber on their way. I think this qualifies as an emergency and a lot of plumbing places have emergency plumbing services available. Hopefully that will be an option around here as well, I don’t know, I have never had to call a plumber before. I guess I am lucky on that count, but I am going to stop running my mouth and get off of here. I need to finish cleaning up, and then wait on a plumber to arrive, which hopefully will not take too long, but I can’t say.
So many of us have lived here in the United States for all of our lives and yet how many of us have actually taken the time to explore the beautiful country that we call home? At thirty years old I have hardly been out of my own home state which is something that I cannot abide by any longer. It is time that I change this – if I am going to call a place home then I should know about my own home. Starting with monuments in bergen county nj, I will begin making my way west. From the traditional tourist attractions to those off road carnivals, freak shows and giant balls of twine. I want to experience the rich culture and history of the United States so that I might understand it and myself better. (more…)
Many people feel that fashion is too much time and effort, but that is only true if you don’t know much about fashion. You don’t have to throw out your whole wardrobe to make outfits work in your favor and accessories serve as a positive focal point. It is important that whatever fashion choices you make, work for your career path and body shape. Women generally often have a hard time finding clothes that fit right.
When you first go out shopping for new clothes, take an honest friend with you. Don’t just guess your size! Take the time to take your pieces of clothing into a fitting room. Many people make the mistake of just reading the size label and thinking an item fits. You need a friend to keep you honest about your body. Having someone look at you objectively can help you decide whether something is truly a good fit or you’re just lying to yourself.
Invest in clothing and accessories that are classic and don’t go out of style too quickly. Many of the popular trends such as ripped jeans, oversized tops and designer bags are all destined for the donation pile in less than a month. By taking the time to choose items that you can mix and match, you will find that you can stay fashionable and get the most use of your items. The clearance racks are a good place to look for some items, but others are just the end of a dying trend.
If you are constantly on the go, get yourself a hairstylist who can come up with a hair style that can work for you. Many people choose intricate razor cuts that quickly grow out and are hard to take care of. Make sure that the way you have your hair cut and style will last for a month or two at the least.
By choosing to be smart about where and how you spend your money on fashion, you ensure you will always stay trendy. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or time working around the clock to stay fashionable!
Pedicures are often something that people think only women get, but some men should do it too. Particularly, the men who like to wear sandals and flip-flops during the warmer months are the ones that need to get pedicures. If you are such a man, it does not matter if your feet do not smell. That is not enough to get away with sporting an open footwear look with style.
Well, actually, having feet that either do not smell or smell good is a good thing. But you need to make sure that the appearance of your feet does not detract from your sandals. Men keep their feet enclosed in shoes far more hours than women. This is very arduous for your feet and hard on the nails and skin.
Your nails need to be white and trimmed. They do not have to be polished, but if they are not cut back to a small size, you could hurt someone if you accidentally scrape your toe against their leg. (more…)