Saturday, August 23

The Magical Feeling of Giving Back Wholeheartedly: Children's Day 2014 Story

“Kindness is a magical spell—performed by enlightened beings—meant to enchant hearts and lift weary souls that they might fly.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

It's never too late to share my happy and magical feelings during the Children's Day 2014 celebrated last month. Due to my crazy-hectic-no-break-overwhelming schedule for the past few weeks, I was not able to blog about this annual activity hosted and arranged by one of my fellow Davao Bloggers Society officers - Naprey Almario. In some of my posts in this site, I made mention that Naprey is the "The Man Behind the Rolling Chair." He writes about his advocacy for the PWD sector in the community. At the same time, he also constantly organizes charity events for different orphanages in Davao city. (Read: 4th Back to School Gift Giving Project by a Strong Wheeled Advocate)
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Sunday, August 17

Being A Financially Independent Modern Woman

The Importance Of Getting Your House In Order

No, this isn’t a description of your actual dwelling. The phrase “getting your house in order” has to do with the entire spectrum of what defines you financially, residentially, and relationally. Finances can be much more protective than your actual house.

Relationships, meanwhile, are a core component of facilitating true independence. So to understand finances fully, you need to get your mind around this reality. First let’s examine the relationship between capital and debt. You can have both at once; that’s what a loan will do to you.

Oftentimes people have the ability to spend, and so think they’ve got assets, or are making money. In reality, if you have any debt at all, your assets are severely limited. The best way to look at it might be on a number line. Below zero, you’ve gone negative. Above it, you’re in the clear.

To be independent, you need to get in the clear. You need to resolve your debt as expediently as possible. Doing that involves curtailing your spending and working more. Additionally, you could divide the burden of the debt with additional assistance. Be advised, going into partnership with anyone has its own benefits and challenges.

Tangential Benefits

Financial independence is something which is more swiftly facilitated through relationships in business, and this is often true when it comes to personal finance as well.

However, when finances are involved in any relationship, they can act as a strain. It would be foolish to establish a partnership, relationship, or other conjoined effort with another individual solely for the resolution of your own debt. 

That said, many hands make light work. Sometimes debt can be worked off occupationally. You may find an employer willing to help you to resolve your debt more quickly provided you become a more integral quotient of operations. You can also refinance your debt through varying agencies; but these can sometimes only defray the issue.

Residential Sale

If you visit the Debt Academy site, you can find information pertaining to debt, and how to overcome it. One thing you may find yourself considering as you explore debt resolution solutions pertains to selling your residence. If you’ve been paying a mortgage on a home and sell it, what you’ve paid in could ultimately cover your debt.

Selling a note, trust deed, commercial mortgage note, real estate contract, land contract, or mortgaged deed, can get you the funds you require when you taking your mortgage note to market. You can find more here regarding mortgage note sales.

From there, if you begin renting you may be able to gradually build yourself into an independent entity; but that’s going to take time. Another shortcut involves living in an RV for a year or two.

You can get motorhomes for under $5k—it’s a bit of a project to maintain, but you can likely save several thousand annually over rental; and sell the RV when you’re finished. Eventually you’ll have got enough to buy a new home.

The best way to be financially independent is to involve yourself in a close human relationship designed for perpetuity. Split the cost of housing, share expenses, and have security. The argument against this screams “independence!”; but the truth is that sometimes individual freedom is greater with security than uncertainty. Whatever your choice, there are many options open to you today.

Author Bio: Kevin Bennett
Kevin Bennett is a super-connector with who helps businesses with building their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. Kevin frequently writes about the latest advancements in the SaaS world and digital marketing.
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3 Tips To Help Your Best Friend Have The Perfect Wedding Day

Is your best friend about to tie the knot? Think about all the ways you can participate in the organization for the big day. Not only can you help her prepare for this amazing life event, you’ll also need to get ready for the big day yourself. 

But the job doesn’t end there. You can do a lot during the wedding celebration to ensure your friend enjoys every moment of it. Let’s take a look at some wonderful tips to help you help your best friend during her special day and after.

1. Be Available To Hold The Bride’s Dress When She Has To Go To The Bathroom

This important job is something that only women can understand. You have to be available to help the bride by holding her dress when she has to go to the bathroom. This is a big responsibility and one that you should take seriously. You do not want the bride to be stuck without assistance, feeling frustrated when she should be over the moon. Or what’s worst, you don’t want her to ruin the wedding dress trying to put it back on herself and avoiding taking pictures throughout the celebration. 

2. Make Sure She Doesn’t Get Out Of Control And Drink Too Much On Her Wedding Day

A wedding is obviously a time for celebration and the bride certainly deserves to have a few drinks on her big day. But she does not need to get so inebriated that she makes a fool out of herself. After spending so much time planning the perfect wedding, it would be a real shame if she were to mess it up by getting way too drunk and out of hand.

So, do your best to keep an eye on the bride throughout the wedding reception. It may seem like overkill, but the bride will thank you. Sure, she’l want to be the talk of the town but not in that sense.

3. Help The Bride And Groom Plan The Perfect Honeymoon

After they finally tie the knot, the newly minted bride and groom will want to be whisked away to the perfect honeymoon vacation destination. Some happy couples enjoy spending time on the beach and feel it’s the perfect place to go to get away from it all. Staying at Princess Bayside in Ocean City is an excellent option. Or they may want to go to beaches in Florida, Hawaii, or the Caribbean. Talk it over with the bride and groom and find out which location they’re interested in the most.

Soon to be married couples need to think about their budget while planning their honeymoon getaway. Sometimes it’s better to stay as close to home as possible if money is a factor. So even though you may want to spend time in the Bahamas or really expensive hotels in the Caribbean or even Europe, keep in mind that honeymoons are expensive and remind the bride and groom that it’s okay to take their first trip as a married couple to one of the local vacation destination hotspots instead.


Please use these expert tips to help your best friend plan ahead for her big day and her life afterward. She’ll be so happy to know that she can count on you during this stressful time in her life.

Author Bio: Pat Sava
Pat Sava is a super-connector with who helps businesses with building their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. Pat frequently writes about the latest advancements in the SaaS world and digital marketing.

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Monday, August 11

Simple Steps To Follow For A Successful Life

One of the main goals for people in life is to become successful. They want to be able to afford to buy luxury items. However, it can be hard to know how you can become successful with a lot of people thinking it’s too late for them. Here are some simple steps to follow for a successful life.

Do something you love

One simple step to follow for a successful life is you need to do something you love. If you choose a job which you don’t want to do, you are unlikely to make an effort and won’t progress in the role. As important as it is to earn money, you need to be happy in a role to be successful. As this article says, a lot of wealthy people started in a job they hated and changed to do something they were passionate about. Therefore, you need to be willing to change if you want to make a success of your life. You could start your true passion on the side of your main work. Even with stuff like blogging, you can do this at home and become successful over time. Check out my previous blog about creating a successful eCommerce blog. 
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Saturday, August 2

Join the Party: Take Me Back to Just Dance by Lakas Atenista

Lakas Atenista proudly brings you Just Dance 2014!

Join us as we melt in a night filled with the good old stuff from the 90s.

Casette Tapes • Bow Biters • Chicago Bulls • G-shocks • Nintendo • Discman • Pogs • Inline Skates • Macaulay Culkin • Spice Girls • Backstreet Boys • NSYNC • Alanis Morisette • Tracy Chapman •
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