Manage Your Finances: 4 Guidelines for Real Estate Agents to Manage Their Commissions

Real estate is a difficult and challenging business, despite what the popular T.V. programs have to say about it. There are peaks and valleys when it comes to sales and even putting houses on the market. Many real estate agents struggle with managing their overhead costs and unpredictable income streams.  Yet, in order to be successful a real estate agent will have to heavily invest in advertising and marketing to stand out from the crowd.

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Raise the Roof: 5 Guidelines for Working with Roofing Contractors

Picking a roofing contractor can seem intimidating especially since everyone knows someone with a contractor-from-hell story. Fortunately, there are a few things to look for that will help you find a quality contractor. This blog post looks at five different factors that go into picking a quality roofing contractor!

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Career In Crisis: 5 Workplace Issues That Require an Employment Lawyer

An employment lawyer can be an important expert ally on your side in challenging moments within your career. But few people have a clear understanding on the role of an employment lawyer within the marketplace, and so in this latest post we’ll clarify the subject. Let’s look at several situations in which you should consider hiring an employment lawyer.

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Staying Afloat: 4 Safety Measures Before You Go Swimming

Swimming is a beneficial activity as it allows you to cool off on a humid day, get some exercise, and can have therapeutic implications. Swimming is a particularly enjoyable activity for children in summer camps. There are many other reasons why people enjoy swimming but it is an activity that can have dire consequences if proper precautions are not taken.

While swimming in a pool is safer because it is a controlled setting with known depths, swimming in a lake, river, or pond can be much more dangerous in comparison and below are 4 tips to follow to ensure your excursion into a body of open water does not end in disaster.

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7 Basic Plumbing Lessons for Newbies

When you own a home, at some point, you are going to need to do some plumbing work. You don’t always have to call a plumber unless it’s a major problem which you can’t handle. If you know absolutely nothing about plumbing, then you may have no choice, but if you do have some basic plumbing knowledge and experience, then you may be able to handle it yourself.

Here are some basic plumbing tips every homeowner should know, since you can prevent or fix it yourself and save hundreds of dollars.

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4 Ways You’re Saving the Environment with Electronics Recycling

You love your old computer. It’s always been there for you and you had some good times with the box. But it’s not running as well as the newer models on the market and you just can’t upgrade its software to the next best thing. So what do you do with the dinosaur, do you throw it out – monitor, computer, keyboard and all? No! There’s a much more sophisticated process that will make the most out of your old friend.

Electric recycling in the process of disassembling computers to get its raw materials and repurpose them for other tech. This process is far from a hassle, all you have to do it find one of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) – approved locations near you where you can drop off your old electronics. One of the biggest reasons for electronics recycling is because it’s great for the environment. Here are a few ways recycling your electronics can save the plant:

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Buzz Off: 5 Safety Measures to Keep Bees Out of Your Home

Bees are one of the most important types of insects on the planet, providing honey and pollinating plants that bear fruit for us to eat and provide seeds to re-plant. But when they become prevalent around homes they can become a nuisance and a threat to sting people in the vicinity. As a result, sometimes it is necessary to take steps to make sure your home is not an appealing place for bees to nest. Below are 5 steps you can take to make sure that bees do not become a threat to your home.

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Fertility Treatments: 3 Questions on Every Couple’s Mind

Deciding to seek out fertility treatments can be a scary thing. When your partner and you have tried to conceive naturally and things haven’t worked, the best thing to do is be tested for whatever is causing your inability to do so. After that, a professional will be able to determine the best course of treatment for your fertility needs.

In-vitro fertilization may be a valid option for you. It is one of the most commonly mentioned fertility treatments in media today and for good reasons, but it may not be right for everyone. This simple guide will help you decide whether or not it’s time for you and your partner to consult a professional about IVF treatment plans.

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A Gift from the Heart: 7 Ways to Personalize Your Gift Baskets

There are many different types of gift baskets on the market, especially around the holiday season. There’s something for everyone, including the wine lover, the coffee lover, and the winter-season lover. However, these gift baskets can be expensive and they don’t offer that personal touch.

You don’t have to settle for impersonal store-bought baskets. Instead, take some time to make personalized, unique gift baskets everyone on your list will be sure to love.

With these tips, you can take gift giving to the next level.

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