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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Teaching Money To Children

The reason that teaching money to children is important is so they can have a head start on learning about finances which will no doubt affect their lives later on as well as now. I have a child who I want nothing but the best for and the Global Financial Crisis that happened in 2009 has made people everywhere, especially parents that we need to keep a closer guard on our finances.

I stand by teaching kids about money when they are only a few years old as it will develop their minds to become great with money management and know what money can do for them. Financial literacy for kids is critical these days and if we as parents or guardians can do all we can to educate them on good money management for kids, we are preparing them especially if another financial crisis hits our economy and that they will be well prepared.

You may be thinking, how do you go about teaching money to children? You yourself may not have a strong financial background or have any idea or how to teach kids about money. The greatest role-models that kids can have is their parents. For your kids to start to learn about money then, you will have to start learning about money as well. Today is the best time to learn about this topic and then using this information for teaching kids about money.

Where do you begin? The information highway that we call the internet is a great way to begin start to learn about teaching money to children. Books, magazines and radio programs that focus on money is also a good start. When teaching kids about money, try to do it in simple terms so they understand, don't make it too complex. Subjects that for could search for may include budgeting for kids, saving money, earning money and how much allowances to give to your child. More complex and advanced topics could include how the economy works and how to invest wisely to receive maximum returns.

Plan how you are going to do this but make sure you make it fun for them, something they look forward to. The way your child looks at money depends on how you teach them now and also the way you teach them in the coming years.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tips On Buying Gold Coins

Gold is the hot new investment opportunities being heavily promoted on radio and TV in the form of circulated gold bullion coins. Bullion value, however, rises and falls with the commodity metals market, which can change rapidly.

Buying tips

New investors can get confused, mainly because they don't understand the difference between and numismatic coin and an bullion coin, and also because they may not understand the value of each type of coin. Let's take a closer look at the two types of coins.

For a simple gold play: modern gold bullion coins

Gold bullion coins are the most popular coins, probably because they are the simplest to value and buy, and also because there are so many more of them (they are mass produced.) These coins are generally sold just above the spot price of gold (usually to account for minting cost and dealer commission.) Also, these coins are minted with a lower quality finish called a "bullion finish" which pretty much guarantees it will not turn into a collectors' item. Friendly gold coin dealers can show you different types of bullion coins, and pictures of them are readily available online.

For the collector: Rare, scarce or "numismatic" coins

These coins can be worth far more than their intrinsic value (the value of the gold contained in the coin.) An example would be a rare one ounce coin minted in 1861 which sold at auction in 2008 for $2.5 milllion! It was very rare indeed—there are only 2 known coins still in existence, even though 3 million of them were minted in 1861. This coin, and other numismatic coins, carry a "collectors' premium" which can greatly escalate the value of a coin. Before paying gold coin dealers a premium to buy a rare coin, you need to do your homework to make sure you know what you are buying, and how much it is truly worth.

Confusing bullion coins with collector’s coins

As an example as to how this can become confusing, The US Mint produces American Eagle Bullion Coins and American Eagle Proof Coins and Coin Sets. The bullion coins have no collector’s value, and the proof sets are made in smaller quantities and with a higher quality mint process and finish. The proof coins are minted in hopes their collector’s value will grow as the coin ages.

By contrast, investors who buy gold bullion coins never expect the value of the coin to rise above the gold spot. It is important to know this when you buy a bullion coin. You should pay very close to the spot gold, which will determine the value of your coin. If you want to invest in coins that will grow in value because they are rare or scarce, then you want to buy certified rare coins or at least proof sets. Proof sets are a little less appealing, as they have not yet had a track record of holding value.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The iPad - 4 Reasons Why You'll Love it

The iPad has had great success ever since its launch on April 3rd by Apple. It symbolizes a revolution in a number of ways seeing that it is formally regarded to have released a brand new class of device that lies between a smartphone and a laptop. The iPad is a feel based computing tool which functions on a variation of the really fashionable iPhone running system with a incredible multi-touch capacitive LCD display that is a genuine delight to use.

The iPad is suitable for individuals whose computing needs are light and in our own practice we found the iPad to be a overall delight when utilised in the following ways -

Browsing & Email - For those who merely want to mooch around on their couch or bed, the iPad would make for an awesome browsing experience. The screen looks awesome whether you view it in landscape or portrait function and the touch reaction is phenomenal. It’s a snap to pinch-to-zoom and the finger-based direction is something you will fall in awe with.

It is way lighter in weight than a laptop and it's got a incredible battery life with early testers reporting battery lasts about 10 hours and in some cases even longer. We also loved the fact that you can automatically switch it on because there is no need to boot it or shut it down. However the one downside is that it doesn’t support flash browsing so you can forget about tending to your plants and animals in Farmville. Never the less, for any other type of browsing, the iPad is a definate winner.

Read Comics & Newspapers - There may well be a time when the traditional old style newspaper and magazines ceases to exist and the iPad may well be the reason for that as you can download and read newspapers, magazines and comics from the Web. There are applications of which allow you to read The New York Times or USA today and it's much faster than in actual fact going to their website. It's also awesome for reading comics since you can press down and have one scene load up the entire screen – this enables you to check out and see your comics in fascinating intricacy.

Unbelievable E-Reader - Reading on the iPad is really a splendid encounter. The layout is incredibly relatively easy and you can browse to your library in the portrait mode in a extremely great way. You have got a chapter button, and different font size choices at the same time as a search drop down alternative too. It is simple to modify the brightness and the page turning animations are just plain sexy. You can do a long press to call up the copy/paste function or bookmark the page or bring out the dictionary or search options. All in all, it gives you a incredible reading experience and makes you feel as if you are literally holding a book in your own hands.

Lightning Speed - One of the features we love the most about the iPad is the user interface. It is the same interface as the iPhone but it’s backed up by a quicker processor. If you are used to using the iPhone then you will be blown away by how fast the iPad is. It's super fast and there’s no sluggishness or slowness at any point. The super fast user interface is unlike anything you've ever experienced - it leaves desktop computers and netbooks in the dust.

Iron Samurai - Japanese Inspired Red LED Watch

Introducing The Iron Samurai, a lava red Japanese inspired LED watch from an alternative future which gives its wearer cool omnipotence by rewriting the rules of how temporal data (time) should be displayed.

You mean this watch really tells the time? Yes. Even though The Iron Samurai embodies Tokugawan style and Shogunate design with its blood red numerals encased in stark samurai sword steel like the final battle between all the forces of good and evil in the multiverse, this Japanese LED watch does in fact tell the time and does so really efficiently too!

Tap the top button on the right side of the timepiece and watch the screen light up like surfacing lava. Tap the bottom button to make the numbers blink and hence adjust them. In Time mode, the top row represents hour information, while the bottom row represents minutes information. In date mode, top and bottom represent month and day.

In fact, when you start wearing this watch you may find yourself spending all your time challenging strangers to duels. You will probably live by the Bushido code of Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Respect, Honesty, Honour, and Loyalty. You'll start reading kanji and reciting Haiku by Basho such as "even a horse / arrests my eyes—on this / snowy morrow." Yes, The Iron Samurai has been known to increase its wearers' strength, dexterity, constitution, intelligence, wisdom, and charisma by as much as 20 points each! Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal are said to be Iron Samurai owners, as is David Bowie and Brian Eno. In reality, this watch is perfect for Presidential dinner crashers, Facebook celebs with over 1000 fans, Youtube directors with over 2,000,000 views, anyone who can play the entirety of Neil Zaza's I'm Alright on electric guitar, iPhone 3Gs owners, or anybody who is a somebody.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Search of A Webhosting Company

First, a brief introduction to the webhosting chain: the end consumer is served by about 3 upstream providers: the webhosting provider that they have direct contact with, the webhost's upstream company who maintains the servers and sells space to webhosts, and above that, the datacenter that provides the connection and houses the servers. Some webhosts are also the server admins and liase with the datacenters directly.

The webhosting industry has been claimed to be near saturation point as there are hundreds of web-hosting providers clamouring to provide cheaper and better services to businesses and individuals. This upsurge of supply is largely due to resources becoming readily available (and at cheaper costs) with plunging diskspace and data-transfer prices. The barriers to entry in the web hosting space is low as large resellers of server space provide cheap hosting and reselling plans that create opportunites for new webhosts to join in the market. With increasing number of suppliers with ever cheaper reselling plans, more webhosting businesses are sprouting up to provide web-hosting solutions to business and individual websites due to lower fixed costs and investment. In addition, this increase in supply is not caused by factors in any particular country. The internet is global , or in fact, any part of the world, can provide the server and webspace for a local webhosting company. It is taking place in internet space and consumers and providers can easily find each other and exchange services in the global space.

Increasing the supply is naturally a good thing for the customer who is on the demand side. This inbalance has caused new web hosting providers to offer extremely low prices for their webhosting plans or packages in order to compete in the tough market. Customers get to choose from a myriad of hosting providers who are constantly lowering their prices. However, this might not be a good thing. By offering low prices, companies are earning small margins that may not cover their support costs. Support is vital in the webhosting business as most customers want to be able to get help with their web-hosting accounts.

In search of a webhosting company for personal or small business purposes? We advise you to take a look at this website to understand the hosting industry, webhosting news and study its dynamics to know what to look for before you make your choice.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Great Functionalities Of Kindle Portable Reader

Technology has never stopped enhancing people’s way of life as the years go by. It has significantly contributed a lot in the field of reading by converting the printed books into something that is controlled electronically. This upgraded product is called the Kindle eBook Reader. Inconvenience could be your initial impression on this eBook reader because you got used to the paper books, but later on, you will realize that it’s more than what you need for a great reading experience.

You probably don’t want to carry the usual huge books anywhere you go. With Kindle, you avoid holding thick and heavy books with you for the sake of gaining knowledge regarding anything. Electronic book reader now comes with a thinner and lighter design which avid readers would for sure appreciate. Anybody who is a bookworm should have this device for a much better reading experience.

Reading through its screen is never a problem to your eyes because it looks like real paper. The pages are clear and sharp enough for you to scan through the content. The great thing about Amazon Kindle is that it works totally wireless without the need of cables. It doesn’t even have to be hooked-up to an outlet to make it functional. What impresses the users even more is the e-book’s capability of letting you shop and download any reading resources right on it in less than a minute.

There were times when you have already purchased a book and then later on you realized that it’s not actually the kind of book that you want after all. This is completely a waste of money from your pocket. What Amazon Kindle does to avoid this bad experience is that it allows you download book samples, so you will have choices as to which of them you will finally buy.

Wherever you may be located, you will always have the opportunity to download your favourite books because the Internet is packaged with the Electronic Book Reader. It’s actually more than just a computer which does not need to be within the Wifi area to get an Internet access. What’s advantageous about this device is that you won’t be signing for any contracts or get obligated with the monthly payments.

Amazon Kindle is simply your electronic library where you can speedily pull-out books which you want to read. The reading materials that can be placed in this mobile eBook reader include magazines, books, newspapers, blogs and a lot more. With this electronic book reader, you won’t be left behind with the latest and interesting books being published. Such a product is even equipped with The New Oxford American Dictionary for your vocabulary help. Kindle reader is simply amazing and one of a kind medium for reading that one should have.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Single on Valentine's Day

So, this year, rather than feeling sorry for yourself, here's what you're going to do. Stop feeling sorry for yourself; pick out a great outfit; put some smell-good on and get ready to paint the town RED!

1. Go out to dinner with your friends. If you have other single friends, call them up and tell them that you're going out. Keeping in mind that most restaurants are going to be packed and some require reservations for Valentine's Day, so be flexible if you don't already have plans.

2. Hit the clubs. There is no better way to meet other singles than to hit the clubs. Sure, you're going to run into the pawing couples, but there are a going to plenty of other singles anxious to meet new people.

3. Not in the mood to get all dolled up? Fine, go to Barnes and Nobles. There's you might run into a well-read man, or possibly a fellow geek hanging out in the technology section.

4. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Don't hesitate in making the first move. Guys sometimes get the wrong impression. We don't always send the right signals that tells a guy we're interested, or even available. So, if you see a guy, think he's cute, just say, "Hello." What's the worst that can happen?

5. Stop feeling sorry for yourself! Not every girl getting flowers is happy in her relationship. Valentine's Day lasts for 24 hours, but a happy relationship is more than a dozen roses.

Remember, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being single, just don’t be a pitiful single. People can smell desperation from miles away and they usually run in the opposite direction. No matter what you end up doing, don't let it be in front of the tube and please put the ice cream down. There's a whole world out there. Now get out and enjoy it!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

10 Ways to Use Your New GPS

The GPS, or Global Positioning System, was originally developed by the military to pinpoint targets anywhere in the world. It has been used for a host of civilian applications for some years now.

Today, GPS devices are now portable - they can not only be fitted in your car, but also come as hand-held devices the size of a cell phone! If you have a GPS device, or are planning to get one, here are a just a few things you can do with it:

1. Travel- You can use your GPS device to get from point A to point B without getting lost. You can check to see if you are on the right path.

2. Locate your parked vehicle- if you forget the spot where you parked your car, a GPS device can easily locate it for you.

3. Set notifications for your travel route- No more missing an exit on a freeway, and then taking a 3-mile detour! Your GPS navigator can guide you along the way so that you don't miss any turns or highway exits.

4. Record your exact travel path- If you are going to a secluded place that doesn't have an clearly defined road, you can record the way you went and then play it back to some one else, or you can use to go to the same place next year!

5. Use it as a speedometer- A GPS device can track your speed. If you are ever stopped for speeding, use it to prove to the cops how fast you were going.

6. Use it to give your exact coordinates if your car breaks down - If you are stranded on a highway, you can use the GPS to give the towing company your exact location, so they can reach you faster.

7. Locate your camp- When camping, you can locate your camp without getting lost if you happen to go for a hike or a nearby town.

8. Search and rescue- You can mark the spot if someone happens to fall off the boat or has a similar water emergency. GPS has been used with tremendous success in search and rescue operations.

9. Boating - You can determine where you are in the water, without having to look for landmarks.

10. Find your teenagers - If you have teenage kids, take the worry out of their late night forays with a GPS. You'll always know where they - and your car - are at all times!
A GPS can be very useful in lots of situations, as well as great fun. Many websites offer fun tips and equipment or all your navigation needs, including GPS systems and more.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!!!