Archive for February, 2016

Feb 22 2016

So, You Want To Buy A Horse Ranch

California ranch for sale

Maybe you were what they called a “horse girl” in middle school who has finally realized her aspirations. Maybe you’re an old hand at horse property and are looking to add to your holdings. Whoever you are, you find yourself looking for a horse ranch for sale. A luxury ranch is a hefty, complicated investment, so you’re going to want to learn a few things first:
1. How is the property zoned?
Old pros will know exactly what we mean by this question. The problem with your typical horse ranch for sale is that it’s often somewhere in between a residential property and a commercial property. It might have a house, a couple of silos, more than six stalls, a certain amount of acreage, etc., that makes it difficult to categorize by appraisers. Before you do any sort of negotiating, m

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Feb 17 2016

Could Buying Gently Used Clothing Solve America’s Landfill Problem? What Smart Shoppers Know

Donate goods to charity

The United States boasts one of the highest percentages of charitable giving in the entire world, with donations totaling more than $350 billion every year. In addition to financial contributions, people donate almost 5 billion pounds of clothing every year, helping families save thousands on clothing purchases every year.

There are considerable tax incentives to charitable giving and used clothing donations, and Americans are advised to search for charitable organizations that are registered under section 501(c) as a tax-exempt non-profit organization. Finding charities that keep administrative and advertising costs low can ensure that a higher p

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Feb 17 2016

Safety Tips When Dating Online

Online dating site for singles

Dating has become extremely different with the emergent of technology and social media. More and more people are turning to the internet and dating websites to find that special someone. There are 54.25 million singles out there. The internet and online dating site for singles helps to bring those millions of singles together. In fact, one in ten Americans have used an online date site or mobile dating app. Although online dating can be a great way to meet someone you otherwise wouldn?t have met; it is important to take safety precautions when using dating websites. The one downfall to a singles dating site is that people can create alternate identities. They can upload different photos and say they are someone entirely different. There are a few safety tips to keep in mind when dating online.

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Feb 16 2016

Don’t Get Left In The Cold In The Oncoming Housing Shortage

Senior housing

America is facing many challenges in the years ahead. Between climate change, the economic recessions, and security threats from abroad and within, there are many obstacles to overcome as America enters the 21st century. One problem that rarely breaks headlines is the oncoming age crisis.

You read correctly: oncoming age crisis. America, like other nations including Japan and China, is facing an aging population. In 2015, there are over 40 million people in the United States who are aged 65 or older, but this number is expected to reach over 89 million by the year 2050. Couple that statistic with the fact that nearly 7 out of 10 Americans over age 65 will need long-term care, and you’ll see why America’s aging population could result in a population crisis at worst, and at best a housing shortage.


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Feb 16 2016

What Happens To The Clothing You Donate?

Children in need clothing

If you’re in the habit of donating your used clothing (or have thought about doing so), maybe you’ve wondered exactly how your generosity benefits others.

There are at least three answers to that question: veterans, the blind and the environment.

In 1958, Congress chartered the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH). Since then, millions of dollars a year have been raised by the Greendrop organization through the resale of clothing donations. These funds enable MOPH to make available a range of health benefits, education and other support for military families. And that’s important, because the unemployment rate for veterans in the United States is typically 2% above the national average.
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