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9 Cheap Ways to Stay Ahead Of Your Asthma

  Dealing with asthma symptoms can be expensive. Travel blogger Mark Alvarado explains how to relieve your symptoms in a cost-effective manner. Mark Alvarado is a “travel hacker” whose blog has become popular among savvy travelers. He has also found ways to reduce your prescription costs using a Flovent HFA discount. Use these helpful tips to reduce the costs of dealing with your asthma. 9 Cheap Ways To Stay Ahead Of Your Asthma Reduce Environmental Triggers One of the easiest and least expensive ways to relieve asthma symptoms is to remove as many allergens as possible from your home. Deep clean your furniture, drapes, and carpets. Remove all dust-catching objects from your home if possible. Consider covering your mattress, box spring, and pillows to alleviate dust mite allergies. Maintain the Right Humidity It’s important to make sure that you have the optimal humidity level in your home. Keep your home humidity level between 30 and 50 percent for the best results. This will keep the air from being too dry while reducing the chance that mold, mildew, and fungus will grow. Use Air Conditioning Air conditioning can reduce the airborne pollutants like pollen in your home. You will be more comfortable in an ...

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4 Employment Tasks Worth Outsourcing

Small businesses have to leverage every asset they have to move quickly from the conceptualizing stage into a sustainable business model. We know that the number of people employed by startup firms has risen dramatically since 2010, and more and more people are interested in working with small businesses to help facilitate growth. Those helping hands can be a great asset, but when every second counts, overhead and payroll costs can crush productivity and make it more difficult to produce those minimum viable products needed in today’s market. There are several tasks that founders and management need to ensure are passed off to the right people, and the right people for the job may not always be in the office building. If you’re trying to keep focused on the task at hand, consider these four employment tasks worth outsourcing. 1. Marketing Unless your business is specifically in the marketing field, hiring extra marketers and managers can be a big cost. If you’re not already familiar with the ever-changing digital marketing landscape, you might find your night and weekends devoted to an aspect of business you never considered. Marketing firms can take the burden off of you and make sure your ...

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6 Pension Mistakes We All Make

One of the most important financial decisions we all need to make is saving for retirement.  Putting money away into a pension for when the day comes that we retire from working, get the company’s gold watch, and go off to some warm, sandy, and sunny destination to live out the remaining days we have on this planet. Unfortunately, as with other financial mistakes we may make, not all of us plan for this day of retirement. In addition, there have been some recent changes the government has made to how we access our pensions, which can be confusing to some people. The bottom line with retirement and pensions, is we need to always be thinking ahead, looking forward.  Time does not stand still for anyone, and one day our working days will be behind us. Planning for retirement doesn’t have to be rocket science, however for some it can be difficult to try and think that far ahead. With that being said/written, there are some common pension mistakes we all may make at some point. 1) Not Saving For Retirement At All Yes, there are those out there, and you know who you are, that are not contributing anything ...

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5 Tips to Stop Your Small Business from Hemorrhaging Money

If you are a small business owner, you have probably heard that it is not uncommon for your business to operate at a loss. This is not ideal, however, and you probably feel like you can do better. But how? Follow these tips to stop your small business from hemorrhaging money. Leverage Social Media Image from Flickr by jillianj3 If it seems that more business is conducted online these days than off, that’s probably because it is. When someone is looking for a product or looking to hire a service, they often turn to the internet. So, if your small business doesn’t have an online and social media presence, you are missing out. Building a social media presence, however, is about more than merely creating a page. You have to also post regularly and engage meaningfully with your followers and customers. Running a small business has always been about customer relationships, but now many of those relationships have moved online, so that is where you need to be. Use Traditional Advertising While social media will help you to get the word out about your product or service, it can’t do everything. Paid advertising — whether it is online, in your ...

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Boring Jobs Pay Best: 10 Dull Careers with Exciting Wages

If high-paying jobs were fun and easy, everyone would do them. In truth, if you want to make a serious salary, you can’t expect to love what you do every minute of every day. The road to high earnings is paved with sweat, tears and a heck of a lot of boredom. If being impassioned about your work and feeling personally connected to your daily tasks matters to you, you should look for another list. This guide will point you toward careers that aren’t particularly interesting but promise sky-high salaries right out the gate. Actuary Actuaries employ the yawn-inducing field of statistics to study risk. Most often, actuaries work for insurance companies, assigning cost values to different kinds of tragedies, such as homes burning down, people dying from heart disease or dogs attacking neighbors. The median pay for an actuary hovers around $100,600 and working as an actuary requires little more than a bachelor’s degree and a strong grasp of math. Business Analyst Thanks to the meteoric rise of Big Data, business analytics jobs are exploding around the world. In this IT career, you will use data gathered and organized by other data professionals to inform business leaders of opportune ...

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