How To Never Pay for In-Game Currencies Again

  • July 18, 2019

How To Never Pay for In-Game Currencies Again

Mobile and PC games are a dime a dozen these days, and with good reason. They are fun, they are creative, and they inspire the kind of competition that helps players with logical real-life decision-making. In some instances, they also encourage physical activities (as with the case of Pokémon GO).

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Know Your Statutes Of Limitations To Avoid Missing Your Claim

  • July 18, 2019

Know Your Statutes Of Limitations To Avoid Missing Your Claim

Injuries can be really hurtful. Especially, when the injuries suffered are due to someone else’s negligence or wrong-doing. Piled up bills and missed time can further worsen the suffering.

However, injuries can cross paths anytime and anywhere. One may get injured by falling tree, that no one has control over, or simply slip and fall on an icy road. Luckily there are authorities and regulators at play who can significantly ease your suffering. Yes, you got that right, your insurer.

But before you even file your claim for compensatory relief against an injury, do you know there are limitations involved? And the most significant of these limitations is the time frame to file a claim. These time limitations are known as Statutes of Limitations.

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How Does Bankruptcy Work?

  • July 18, 2019

How Does Bankruptcy Work

Every man who meddles in the world of monetary transactions understands that life had never been better since the concept of credit was made in our society and, what comes along with it is the opposite of security, bankruptcy. This article is written in the most outspoken manner to address the questions of many people, especially that bankruptcy is usually coated with business jargon, that the laypeople would tend to get confused with or not understand.

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8 Unusual Ways to Make Money

  • July 18, 2019

8 Unusual Ways to Make Money

For those noticing their disposable income decline slowly over the past few years, you’re not alone. Across Australia, income growth has stalled in almost all industries, with some even experiencing declines. As a result, there are now thousands of Australians looking for new ways to make money - that don’t involve working a casual job on top of their 9 to 5.

We’re here with a great list of unusual ways to make money that might make paying your rent, loan or phone bill just that little bit more manageable. Take a look below.

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Have a Healthy Business By Choosing a Successful Industry

  • July 18, 2019

Have a Healthy Business By Choosing a Successful Industry

Not all that long ago, you literally jumped out of bed excited for your day to start. Starting a business was a great decision. All that changed when your business took a nosedive. An accumulation of challenges and problems upended your health and your business.

You want to run a business that's financially successful and doesn't derail your well-being. What's the solution?

Find out which ones are the most profitable businesses, research what industries already excel in the marketplace and pick one. Then, pursue your business and health goals simultaneously because your chances to succeed will take a positive upturn.

Here's how two business owners did an about-face. They switched from owning unprofitable businesses to most profitable businesses in order to balance business and personal goals.

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3 Tips To Help You Leave Your Boring Job

  • July 18, 2019

3 Tips To Help You Leave Your Boring Job

Whether you’ve been in your job for six months or ten years, boredom is likely to creep in if your employer hasn’t managed to keep things interesting for you. Before you throw in the towel, try these suggestions to work out if there’s still life in your job or it’s time to move on.  

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4 Ways To Start Investing With Just $100

  • July 18, 2019

4 Ways To Start Investing With Just $100

Investing your money is by far the best way to secure your finances, but a lot of people don’t do it because they don’t think that they have enough money in the first place. If you want to invest in real estate, for example, you need enough for a down payment on a house and most people don’t have that sitting around in their bank account. However, not all investments require that much money upfront and there are plenty of lucrative opportunities that you can get involved in with as little as $100. If you’re looking to invest some money but you don’t have that much saved up, these are the best ways to start investing with just $100. 

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Myths About Having a Side-Hustle That No-One Told You About

  • July 16, 2019

Myths About Having a Side-Hustle That No-One Told You About

The cost of living is increasing year on year. Many families are feeling the pinch and finding that the cost is unsustainable for a variety of reasons. 

So it's no wonder that more people than ever before are looking at a way to earn more money in a flexible and most importantly sustainable way. As wage growth continues to flag, taking on a second job may seem like a good idea but working 80 hours plus a week is unsustainable for many people in the long term, not to mention can wreak havoc with your health in the long run. It’s easy to think that you will be making huge amounts of extra money from your side-gig, sometimes enough to quit the 9-5 and make your hobby a full-time gig. However, this sometimes is not the case! Here we've outlined a few myths when it comes to chasing your side hustle. 

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Want To Know How Your Deadlift Stacks Up Against A Gorilla? Check This Out [Infographic]

  • July 12, 2019

How Your Deadlift Stacks Up

Animals need to be strong: their survival depends on it. But most people are shocked to learn just how strong the average animal is, compared to a person. Most creatures, including gorillas, tigers, and bears, are dramatically stronger than us, not just in absolute terms, but also relative to their body weight. 

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How to Protect High-Voltage Insulators against Contaminants

  • July 11, 2019

Protect High-Voltage Insulators

High voltage insulators are the backbone of a power distribution system. They are critical components of a high-cost energy transfer setup that protect the conductors and transmission lines on a high-voltage grid.

While any electrical supply system requires insulators for smooth functioning, high-voltage transmission systems need insulators to prevent costly outages caused by equipment breakdown. Any undesired outage can cost the local economy millions in lost revenue, which is why more and more energy distribution companies are adopting a proactive approach to insulator maintenance.

Here are some important tips to help you understand the role of regular maintenance for high-voltage insulators.

Protect High-Voltage Insulators

  • Insulation of electrically charged components in a high-voltage environment is generally achieved using an oil insulator. Glass, gas, wire and vacuum insulators are also used in smaller settings.
  • Homes, public services and commercial establishments are dependent on uninterrupted power supply. This is possible if large power distribution systems are in top shape. As an insulator is constantly exposed to eroding elements, companies must be regular in cleaning and repainting insulators to control contamination.
  • The most common contaminants that affect the performance of an insulator include engine exhaust fumes, soot, ash, mineral salts, dust, smog, carbon deposits and grime. While some of these can be washed away by wind or rain, gradual deposition forms stubborn layers that need to be removed using special cleaning materials. In addition, high-quality protective coating is used to prevent further damage by the elements.
  • High-voltage insulators can continue to remain functional despite the strain caused by erosion, but they can catch you off guard with a breakdown caused by excess heat or poor upkeep. Bill Johnson from Utility Service & Maintenance, Inc.explains that regular maintenance and cleaning of high voltage insulators is essential in preventing failures.
  • Different cleaning substances are used to keep different types of deposits on an insulator. Tough deposits are best removed using dry substances and special cleaning pastes are applied to eliminate contaminants without damaging the surface of the insulator. Seasoned utility maintenance professionals use a combination of the most effective cleaners to protect a high-voltage insulator.
  • Most contaminate deposits on a high voltage insulator can be removed with deep cleaning. But if the damage has gone deeper and has caused punctures in the equipment, you may need to have some components replaced. Have a qualified professional inspect the insulation to determine if the parts can be repaired.
  • To minimize disruption in energy distribution and reduce upkeep costs, companies must execute a well-planned maintenance schedule. A cleaning service once every six months will keep high-voltage insulators in good shape and help prevent expensive repairs. Opt for a yearly maintenance plan as it is more cost-effective and ensures regular inspections, timely cleaning and prompt repairs in case of damage.
  • When having your utilities serviced, make sure to hire an experienced and reliable cleaning company with well-trained technicians who have the required experience and know-how to do a good job.
  • Lastly, always have your electrical equipment cleaned and serviced by a certified OSHA technician.
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