Hiking Basics

Hiking Basics Gear up for an exhilarating day in the great outdoors. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran hiker, being prepared and following a few hiking basics can help make your adventure as safe as it is sensational. You don’t have to be a professional hiker to fully enjoy a hiking adventure. Hiking basics begin with a good sense of the outdoors and a willingness to get connected with the wilderness. The right equipment and supplies can help ensure a successful outdoor adventure. Hiking Boots Can you safely say, “These boots are made for hiking”? If not, it’s time to go shopping. Hiking basics start from the ground up, so make sure you’ve got a good foundation. There are …

Creative Real Estate Investment

Creative Real Estate Investment An example of creative real estate investment? When I was young, I had a job that paid $3.40 an hour, and I somehow saved enough to buy my first piece of real estate – 2 acres near where I lived. It cost $3,500. I spent a few hours removing brush, outlined a driveway with logs, and hand painted a sign. Two weeks after I bought it I sold the land for $4,750, with $250 down, $100 per month, at 11% interest. With the capital gain, my annual return on investment was over 20%. This was my first real estate investment. Creative Real Estate Investment – The Key I bought the land cheap, because the seller needed …

Cutbacks Slice Into Productivity

Cutbacks Slice Into Productivity World business conditions notwithstanding, many companies nowadays are filled with apprehension and anxiety as to their future. Businesses are cutting back their employees’ work hours. Productivity is not only at a standstill in some places, it actually had gone down in some, too. Some businesses had their employees take one paid day off every pay schedule. Others have their office days only from Monday to Thursday while still others shortened their work days. Impact on productivity There were two interesting reactions to these cost-cutting methods done by businesses. The first outcome was totally unexpected. While there was some lost productivity because of fewer working hours and also because of the negative working environment that it created, …

Anyone Can Sell Their Invention Idea – Even Moms

Anyone Can Sell Their Invention Idea – Even Moms Eureka! You’ve just come up with an idea for a new kind of useful gadget. You’re convinced it will really make waves if you can just get it into people’s hands. Now you’re poking around the Internet trying to figure out a way to sell your invention idea for a tidy profit. Guess what? You’re not alone. Each day, everyday people like yourself come up with thousands of great ideas for new products. For example, people enjoy inventing toys, video games, household items, baking gadgets, board games, etc. Many people will come up with at least one good idea in their lifetime for improving on something they use in their daily …