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This Is How Vacasa Makes Earning Extra Money With Your Vacation Rental So Easy

This Is How Vacasa Makes Earning Extra Money With Your Vacation Rental So Easy

Are you trying to earn extra money? Sure, who isn't? Well, Vacasa can make earning extra money with your vacation rental so stupid simple. Check out how in today's contributed post.

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In July 2018, Vacasa, the largest manager of vacation rental homes in the U.S., launched a real estate arm to elevate local vacation rental real estate into the national investment spotlight. The move simplifies the vacation rental investment process by creating a one-stop-shop for buying, selling, managing and learning about income properties. That’s a big deal for investors in the rapidly changing global vacation rental industry, which is expected to grow to $194 billion by 2021.

Here are five reasons Vacasa’s real estate program will change the vacation rental real estate game.Read more

How To Cut The Costs When Finding A New House

cut the costs when finding a new house

There are a ton of things people dread about moving out -- especially the money. Learn how to cut the costs when finding a new house.

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There are lots of things that people dread about moving home. First of all, the biggest worry is usually about moving day itself.

There is a lot of work that needs to be done, and many people are always anxious about how stressful it might get. If you only have one day to move, you might find it extra stressful as your deadline to move all your stuff might be especially tight.

One of the other main worries that people have when it comes to moving is the expense. There is no denying that buying a new home and shipping all of your belongings can be very costly indeed.

Thankfully, though, there are ways to bring down the cost. Read on to find out more!Read more

Small Business Money Management Tips

If you run your own small business, you probably understand that the customers  are not the only thing that keeps you going. You may have plenty of money coming into your business, but until you know how to manage your funds, you’ll never have a truly secure operation.  

Money management is especially important when your operation is small, because the margin for profit is probably not as favorable as a big business.  Here are a few helpful tips to get your business on the right track when it comes to managing money.

Get a qualified bookkeeper

Hiring a bookkeeper for your business is an excellent investment.  With a trained and certified public accountant, you won’t have to worry about managing your payroll, tax preparations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and much more.  

It’s worth the investment to get a few extra winks at night, not worrying about your organization’s finances.  CPAs are also qualified to help your business in legal matters regarding your money as well.

Create a cash flow budget

Creating a cash flow budget for your business will help to ensure that you know where your organization’s money is going, and where it is coming from.  Managing your finances proactively will make it easier to keep your business running.

A few of the most common components included in a well-rounded cash flow budget are accounts receivable, cost of goods, debt repayments, and operating expenses.  Research more ways to create a functional budget for your business, and get to work today.  

Don’t mix personal and business finances

Never mix the business finances with your personal finances.  Mixing the two blurs boundaries for yourself and those with whom you work.  Don’t put your personal life at risk for the organization.

Design separate business and personal budget outlines, so business loans don’t get used for personal payments and vice versa.  Your CPA will thank you when it comes time to sort finances for tax purposes.

Always negotiate with vendors before signing a contract

Never take a vendors offer at face value.  Vendors are accustomed to bargaining with clients, so don’t just settle for the first offer thrown on the table.  

Examine terms like late payment penalties and grace periods for making key decisions.  Try to dig for a better bargain.  The worst they can do is say no.  

Make frugality the standard for your business

Frugality should be the standard for all you do with your business.  There is a distinct difference between cheap and frugal. Cheap suggests low quality.  

Frugal suggests being careful with your spending.  Make wise and conservative decisions with your products and operating services on a daily basis in the interest of saving as much money as possible.

A Little Boost To Your Income

a little boost to your income

Want a little boost to your income? Today's contributed post shows you how! 

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Do you feel as though you’re struggling to get by on the income that you have? Or do you just want that little bit of extra money to help you in life, so that you don’t constantly have to feel like you’re watching what you’re spending?

Or, perhaps you’re struggling to clear a little bit of debt that’s playing on your mind. Whatever your reason might be, you’re not the only one who is trying to do this. In fact, a lot of people are in desperate need of boosting their income due to the price of living costs, poor wages, and the lack of jobs that seem to be available at the minute.

But, boosting your income isn’t as hard as you might think, and there are some simple ways that you can give it a go, without having to leave your day job. Of course, one of our suggestions is going to be that you find a higher paid job, but we understand how hard these are to actually find.

So, we want to try and show you how you can boost your income, ease your life, and put your worries onto something else for once. Have a read on to find out more.Read more

3 Things You Need To Know About The High Stakes Housing Market

high stakes housing market

Do you have a home to sell? Want to get a quick sale? You need to check out today's contributed post on the high stakes housing market. Learn what you don't already know!

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When it comes to house selling, most of us don’t think twice about pursuing the standard market. You know the drill: real estate agents, for sale signs, and endless viewings. All the usual stuff. In fact, many of us don’t even consider there’s an alternative.

In reality though, buy for cash companies like the one found at needtosellmyhousefast.com are fast changing the face of the housing market. Real estate agents are no longer the only option. What's more, many homeowners are making the most of this fact.

Admittedly, fast sale sites often involve taking a hit on price. Hence why many are still reluctant to make the switch. But, even the traditional housing market is now a high-risk place from a financial angle. As such, taking that initial hit might not be such a bad thing. To prove that point, let’s consider the high-stakes you face if you opt to sell the standard way.Read more

Here’s What You Need To Know About Android & iOS

Here's What You Need To Know About Android & iOS

Trying to learn more about Android & iOS? In today's contributed post, app developer ALT Agency discusses what you need to know to understand both systems. See other posts by ALT Agency here.

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New to Android or iOS?  No worries!  Here is our total guide for beginners of both systems so begin reading and start learning.Read more

This Is How You Make Money With Your Mobile App

make money with your mobile app

Want to make money with your mobile app? In today's contributed post, the folks from the web design company ALT Agency discuss how to start generating revenue with your company's mobile app. See other posts by ALT Agency here.

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Getting your new mobile app designed, built and launched is not the only thing that you need to do for your business.  For the moment, the excitement of having your unique mobile app out there and enabling you to interact with your customers may be at the forefront of your mind, but take a step back. Add one new word to the equation:  Money!

You can make your mobile app even better and extremely profitable if you take the time to monetize it.  Not only is it a tool that markets your brand; it can become a serious source of income for your business.Read more

7 Reasons You Need A Mobile App For Your Business

7 Reasons You Need A Mobile App For Your Business

Thinking about whether you need a mobile app for your company? In today's contributed post, the app development team ALT Agency discusses 7 reasons you need a mobile app for your business and how to get started. See other posts by ALT Agency here.

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Does your business have a mobile app yet? If not, are you thinking of creating one?  Before you do, it is best to be clear on the reasons why you need a mobile app.  After all, having the use of a powerful app is not going to be as useful as it should if you are not clear on what to do with it!

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that it’s only the big brands that can benefit from having a mobile app in place.  SMEs can just as easily follow the trend, making use of the fact that a great mobile strategy encompasses far more than just a website that is mobile friendly.

Think about businesses that you interact with on a personal basis.  How many of them have their own mobile app?  Places such as your favourite barber shop or restaurant can be way ahead of their competitors when it comes to kicking their marketing up a notch via an app.

So that you can be fully informed, here is our take on 7 reasons why you need a mobile app.  Once you have digested these, feel free to add some of your own at the end!Read more

3 Tips for Changing Your Coverage Or Getting New Car Insurance

Because it’s illegal to drive without car insurance, this is something that most people are familiar with procuring. Since it can be a hassle to go through the process of getting your car insured, most people aren’t looking for reasons to switch their insurance around a lot. But if this is something you’re willing to do, you might just find that you’re able to save yourself a lot of money in the long run. So to help make this process a little easier on you, here are three tips for changing your coverage or getting new car insurance.

Always Shop Around

When you’re looking to get new insurance, the best thing you can do for yourself is shop around. According to Lisa Smith, a contributor to Investopedia.com, there are quite a few websites out there that will do a lot of this work for you. In some instances, you will have to call someone and speak to them directly to find out the information you’ll need to make an accurate comparison. But if you do your due diligence at this part, you should be able to find a insurance carrier that will give you the coverage you need at a price you can be happy with.

Adjust Your Deductibles

If the reason you’re taking a look at your current car insurance is so that you can save yourself a bit of money, one of the first things you should consider adjusting is your deductible. Generally, you’ll have a deductible for things like comprehensive and collision coverage. According to Tobie Stanger, a contributor to Consumer Reports, collision coverage is for when you get in an accident with another vehicle while comprehensive is for theft or damage. By raising your deductible on these coverages, you’re stating that you’re willing to pay more money out-of-pocket before your insurance will start picking up the costs. While this might costs you more in a one-time chunk of money, it could also mean having lower monthly payments. So if this is a risk you’re willing to take, consider raising your deductibles to keep more money in your pocket each month.

Check For Any Available Discounts

Another thing you should consider when changing your car insurance is if the carriers you’re looking at offer any discounts. According to Edmunds.com, many car insurance companies will offer discounts for things like having a good driving record, driving the safer type of vehicle, having a particular job or group affiliation, or getting more than one type of policy with them. Before you make the final decision on which carrier to go with, make sure you weigh all of these variables along with the cost and coverage to find the absolute best option for you.

If you’re wanting to save money by getting a new or different car insurance policy, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you get the best option.

5 Crazy Big Business Lawsuits You’ll Love To Know About

There are countless frivolous lawsuits filed against big businesses every year, and most of them are thrown out of court.  There are, however, those insane cases that make the news and make our minds go loopy.

Lawsuits against big businesses began gaining popularity in the 1990s.  It all began when an elderly woman was awarded nearly $3 million for being burned after she spilled a hot cup of McDonald’s coffee in her lap.

Since then, there have been numerous silly stories to tell concerning lawsuits against some of the world’s most dominating big businesses.  Here are a few of those crazy big business lawsuits that are worth noting.

Excuse me, there’s a finger in my chili

Wendy’s suffered a lawsuit from a woman named Anna Ayala.  She sued the fast food chain, saying that she found a 1.5-inch tip of a finger in her chili.  She even took the story to the press.

When the local authorities began investigating where the random finger originated, the woman quickly dropped her lawsuit.  

It was clear that she was up to no good and had most likely planted the finger herself.  Talk about a personal injury lawsuit at its finest.  This 2005 case set the tone for even more frivolous attempts to strike it rich.  

Hey that’s my water bottle idea

A few years later, two Wisconsin men sued Pepsi for allegedly ripping off their idea for a water bottle design.  The men claimed that in 1981 they had told someone about the idea, and fifteen years later, the Aquafina water bottle was released.  

They sued PepsiCo, asking for a mere $75,000.  The judge ended up granting them a $1.26 billion default judgment, but later allowed Pepsi to have the decision vacated.  Due to “misplaced” paperwork, the case will have to be tried again.  

Stress from work made me rob that store

A man robbed a gas station with a sawed off shotgun one night, and went to prison on a ten-year sentence.  While in prison, he sued his former employer, the Department of Public Aid in Illinois.

The man contended to the court that the stress he suffered under the rule of his tyrannical boss caused him to rob the gas station.  In the end, he was awarded nearly $6 million total in damages, back pay, and front pay.

Your beer does not make the ladies love me

Anheuser-Busch was sued by a man for emotional distress and financial disparity, because their beer did not bring him the success advertised in their beer commercials.  In 1991, Richard Overton was asking for $10,000 to cushion his burdens.  

Sadly, his case was dismissed in court.

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