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What You Need to Know About Rental Properties

Apr 23, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

What You Need to Know About Rental Properties

If you’re in a situation where you have to decide whether to sell your home or rent it out, there are a few things you need to consider before making that choice. There are a lot of myths about being a landlord, so make sure you know the facts.

The Benefits of Being a Landlord

When you think of owning rental property, you may think about the hassles that come along with it. However, this may be a situation where the pros outweigh the cons. If you don’t want to deal with the day-to-day of being a landlord, there are property management companies that will tend to your rental house for a fee, which is usually around 10 percent of the amount you will be charging the tenants. For example, if the rent is $1,000 a month, you would pay the property management company $100 to do the hard part.  

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3 Bad Marketing Habits and How You Can Do Better

Apr 21, 2014 in Business/Finance. 0 Comment

3 Bad Marketing Habits and How You Can Do Better

The worst thing about bad habits is that, oftentimes, you aren’t even aware that you have them. This is perhaps never truer than when it comes to bad marketing habits. Bad marketing habits go unrecognized in many companies, with most of them having the same bad habits. Here are some of the most common bad habits in marketing, with tips on how you can change your ways.

Everyone Else is Doing It

This is one of the most common mistakes in marketing. You look at what the competition is doing, and try the same strategy. This is usually a mistake because what works for one company may not work for another. In fact, it can create a problem for your business by downplaying the difference between the companies. On the other hand, a marketing strategy that’s different from others indicates that you’re offering something unique to consumers.

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The Most Controversial Hollywood movies

Apr 18, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

The Most Controversial Hollywood movies

With a number one showing at the box office for Noah in its opening weekend, it’s easy to see that controversy equals big money. Being labeled “controversial” may even be a goal for some movie marketing people. Controversy is a subjective concept, and many moviegoers will find some things more offensive than others. 

Religion

Religion is a good place to start, since Noah is the latest in this category. The Da Vinci Code, while not religion based, pulled a lot of the fictional material from Biblical and historical references. The Vatican was vocal about their dislike for this movie, since it proposed that the church covered up the location of the Holy Grail, and that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and bore children. Critical reviews were mostly negative for the movie, but controversy prevailed and it saw total box office sales of over $200 million. Its sequel, Angels and Demons, made another $130 million.

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How to Set Time Limits for Technology in Your Home

Apr 16, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

How to Set Time Limits for Technology in Your Home

Technology is all around us. There is no disputing the fact that there isn’t a way to function in today’s world without encountering a device of some kind. Most adults have a smartphone, and kids are getting them at a younger age than ever. A majority of articles and reports available today talk about limiting ‘screen time’ for kids and teens, but what about adults who are having trouble unplugging?  

Studies show that people today consume three times more information than they did in the 1960s. Also, it’s been shown that multitasking with computers and digital gadgets affects how your brain processes information and the ability to focus. There are studies currently underway that are looking at how much this technology overload is affecting moods and relationships, but almost everyone agrees that the impact isn’t always good. Is it time for a digital detox?

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Will Anonymous Apps Become the Future?

Apr 14, 2014 in Tech. 0 Comment

Will Anonymous Apps Become the Future?

More than ever before, people are sharing their personal lives on the internet. From social networks like Facebook and Twitter, to photo sharing sites like Instagram and Flickr, people are actively sharing anything and everything, all under their real names. From publishing the details of a pregnancy, to issuing a political manifesto, the public rules for social sharing have changed. 

Perhaps as a result of all this public sharing, a new trend of anonymous social networks has sprung up. This new wave of apps promises anonymity for people who want to participate, and yet keep their privacy intact. In fact, some people think that these anonymous apps will become the social networks of the future. Here’s a look at some anonymous apps available now.

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