Having a Gym at the Apartment Complex Was the Kicker for Me

When I got the promotion I socked the money away for almost two years. I lived very frugally since college. My new bride is also as frugal as me. However, we really did not like our apartment, and we started looking for a new place. The only splurges we have are the clothes for our careers, but on the weekends we are in jeans and tee shirts. Sweatpants when we are at the house. We looked at a lot of places, but we settled on a place being constructed. We saw it at www.altishighlandpark.com.

We went back and forth about putting out the money to get such a nice place. We never had a place like that growing up, but we are doing very well at our jobs. We really did want a nice place to come home to. Due to the number of hours we put in, we knew we were not ready for a house. It would require too much of a maintenance obligation, and we both have to work some weekends. Getting in on an early lease at www.altishighlandpark.com was just too much to pass up. Continue reading Having a Gym at the Apartment Complex Was the Kicker for Me

A Limo Ride I Will Never Forget

We were on track with our budget when we got married. We planned on having children in about two years. My wife wanted us to get ahead in paying our mortgage, and I really wanted us to have a Lincoln Navigator. We both like SUVs, and it was one we both agreed on. Right now we had a used minivan I bought from my brother. Well, long story short, we got pregnant way ahead of schedule. That kind of threw a monkey wrench in the budget plans. I found out about it after my wife visited starnightlimousine.ca planning an evening for us.

She rented the Lincoln Navigator stretch limo. The whole evening including the dinner was the last splurge we were going to have in a really long time. I just did not know it at the time. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a spendthrift. I wear clothes from the department stores, I wear my shoes until they are worn out, and we only dine out about once a month at family restaurants. We put our money into our house and savings. Continue reading A Limo Ride I Will Never Forget

A Bus for Her Big Party This Weekend

When I decided to throw my sister a surprise bachelorette party, I knew that I had to be careful on what we did for that very special night. I knew that we could keep it clean and simple by just having a night at one of our houses, but that was just a little too boring for me. She is only getting married once, so she deserves to have the best bachelorette party ever. That is why I finally decided to look at the top Toronto companies for renting out party buses.

I had looked into a lot of different fun ideas for the 20 or so of us to do, but there was only one thing that really stood out to me. I read where some other bride to be’s and their closest friends and family had a lot of fun with renting a party bus. Continue reading A Bus for Her Big Party This Weekend

I Am Saving More Money Now

If there is one thing I cannot stand, it is when a company raises its price past the point of expectation. I see it constantly, and I finally decided to not be a part of the problem any longer. Rather than fume as I continue to pay higher prices, I opted instead to find cheaper alternatives. This is for everything from gasoline prices, restaurant prices and television prices to name just a few. When my cable company told me they were raising the price yet again, I did a search for Direct TV in Aledo. Continue reading I Am Saving More Money Now

Presentation is ALways Important in Business

While browsing the Internet one day for some funny videos to watch, I found a pop up ad, with the message “click here invoicehome.com”. I didn’t need an invoice for any reason, but I had a friend who did. My friend is an up and coming game developer, and he has already made a few games for the PC. He sells the games from his website. I’ve played the games, and they are pretty good, but there’s just one thing that irks me. Whenever you buy the game from his website, he sends an email with the access code for the game in an invoice.

Normally, there would be nothing wrong with this, but for my friend, this wasn’t too great for him, because his invoice looked terrible. The invoice looked like something I could have thrown together in a paint application in no time, and I’m terrible at using the paint application. I’ve told him that he needs to make the invoice look better, but he didn’t listen to me. He told me that the invoice wasn’t really important, and that the game was the only thing that mattered to the customers. He didn’t realize that everything is important, including presentation.

I sent my friend the link from the pop up ad and told him to go there and get a new invoice. He didn’t want to do it, but after enough coaxing, I was able to talk him into doing it. He downloaded the template and used it in place of the old one. He assured me that the invoice itself didn’t matter at all. I told him to put a survey on his website to see if the customers liked the new invoice and he agreed. Two weeks after he started using the invoice, he shared with me the results of the poll. Everyone liked the new invoice.

Looking to Expand Our Product Line

We have decided that we need to expand our business a little if we want to bring in more money. Right now it is a cross between a beauty shop and a barber shop, but of course it used to be the garage of the house that Lida and I bought about a year ago. So we have started to deal in wigs and hair extensions. It is a pretty tough thing for you to know about before you see the product. For example we have people wanting to sell us my natural hair extensions. However you have to have the extensions in your hands so you can see what they look like and what they feel like as well. Continue reading Looking to Expand Our Product Line

The Importance of Reading and Studying the Classics

Five Ancient Roman Sources Every Roman History Major Should Read ...For centuries, education in the West was based around an in-depth study of the Greek and Latin classics. In recent decades, however, these classic works have fallen off of the curriculum in many schools. Far too many students are able to graduate from high school without ever reading a play by Sophocles or Aeschylus, or without encountering Plato, Cicero, Horace or any of the other literary giants of the Greek and Roman world. However, without having at least a passing familiarity with these writers, it can be difficult to fully understand much of the literature that comes after their time.

Much of the Western canon involves a reaction or response to these earlier writers. Continue reading The Importance of Reading and Studying the Classics

Just Because the Text is Old Does Not Mean It’s Not Useful

 ... Greek mythology has strongly influenced Western art and literatureThere are many people that feel that ancient literature is completely outdated. Even though no one can debate the fact that ancient literature is very old, it is very important to consider the content of some pieces of ancient literature before completely ruling out the fact that it does not have any benefit for us today. There are many people that spend almost their entire life studying writings from Bronze Age Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt to early medieval works from the fifth to ninth century AD.

One reason that people have taken such an interest in these ancient writings it is because they feel like we can learn a lot about past civilizations based on the writings that have been left for us. Continue reading Just Because the Text is Old Does Not Mean It’s Not Useful