The husband and I usually have a discussion each week as to the state of our finances. We are trying really hard to save so we can move on to bigger things but it seems not matter how much we try, our savings grow at a snail pace. A friend recently advised us to invest our savings rather than having it earn little interest in the bank and that a good investment these days is to buy gold eagle coins.
Gold and silver are considered precious metals and have experienced an increased demand during the past years. You can buy gold and silver in ingot or coin form at the US Gold Bureau.
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, London abounds with options for entertainment and culture that are unrivaled by most cities. The city itself is a sprawling, almost overwhelming, metropolis that could take weeks to explore fully. Part of the fun of experiencing London is finding places that are off the beaten track, places that the average tourist wouldn’t know about – places that aren’t in the guidebooks. Check the Internet for flights to London to compare fares, and check out these ideas for places to visit in London where you won’t be battling crowds or seeing typical souvenir stands. For accommodations, recommendations for the top London hotels from many overly satisfied tourists can be browsed on the web.
Cabinet War Rooms
During the darkest hours of World War II for Britain, Winston Churchill and his staff were holed up in a bomb proof bunker in Westminster, desperately conducting the country’s strategy while German bombers flew overhead. The Cabinet War Rooms museum has preserved this historic spot without altering it: virtually everything has been left just as it was, so visitors can get an uncommonly realistic glimpse into what the experience must have been like for those men. There’s a phone that was exclusively used for Churchill’s phone calls to FDR, the U.S. President at the time, and an exhibit on Churchill’s life to peruse.
Hackney City Farm
If you fancy a traditional English breakfast, or if you’re vacationing with the kids, you’ll love Hackney City farm, which oddly enough, is in the city. Check out the pigs, cows and goats, and dine on said animals in the café. There’s a petting zoo as well, and best of all, other than the cafe, it’s all free. The farm is a great escape for those who need a break from the bustle of the city, and you’ll find many locals here taking advantage of what feels like a transplanted piece of countryside.
Nowadays, personalized plates are often called vanity plates, with mostly celebrities and high-end socialites (think Paris Hilton) branding personalize name plates for their cars. Cherished Number Plates is actually the name often used for it – as they are indeed “cherished”, important and very close to the car owners. They were the ones who have thought of it in the first place.
One great feature of these plates are they are transferrable from one car to another. Of course, there is a process involved but it is doable. The cherished transfer scheme from the DVLA allows car owners with a personalized plate number to transfer them from car to car. It is useful for people who are selling their car and want to transfer their plate number to the new one they will be buying.
Here are some key points you need to remember:
1. Transfer applications must be made to your local DVLA office in person or by post mail. A V317 form should be completed and are available from the DVLA and main post offices.
2. During the process the car giving up the registration number is known as the donor vehicle and the other car is known as the receiving vehicle. Vehicles must be in existence and registered with the DVLA to partake in the transfer scheme.
Just for fun, I thought I’d list down the cars I would want to own if only I had an endless supply of money. Take note I would not even list everybody’s dream cars – a Ferrari, BMW or Lamborghini. I have personally taken a preference towards SUVs because they are bigger than a car but more stylish and less bulky than a van – again, personal preference – no rhyme or reason.
I also have taken a liking to diesel engines because if I can’t use the car because I don’t have money for gas, it would defeat the purpose of owning one right?
Personal Number Plates are also on my list – if I were to own my dream car (or cars!) I would want it to have a nice plate number – our kids’ initials are the lucky letters for us!
These are the Ford Escape and Ford Everest. No, I’m not partial to Ford motors. It’s just that these are the cars I have ridden in and have found to be the most comfortable. On the driver’s end, since my dad can drive them (he is not on the best condition to drive given his illnesses), I can vouch that they are easy to drive!
Historians can trace modern bingo back to 1530. At that time, an Italian lottery called Lo Giucco del Lotto D’Italia was popular, and people still play this game every Saturday in Italy . Wealthy French citizens had a similar game they enjoyed in the late 1770s, and the Germans used something like bingo to teach students math, spelling, and history. Bingo did not reach the U.S. until 1929.
Originally called Beano, a county fair in Georgia was the first location to host the U.S. version of the game. To play, a dealer would select numbered discs from a cigar box while players marked cards with beans. The winner would yell “Beano!” When toy salesman Edwin S. Lowe heard someone say Bingo instead, he changed the name and worked with a math professor named Carl Leffler to increase the combinations on bingo cards. In fact, Leffler produced an estimated 6000 cards by 1930.
Seeing a good opportunity, a Catholic priest spoke with Lowe about using bingo to raise money for church expenses. Once churches began hosting bingo games, bingo really took off in the U.S. Even today, weekly bingo games still draw large crowds. Casinos in Nevada and on Native American reservations host commercial bingo games.
In recent years, gaming institutions developed online bingo. One early online pioneer, Uproar, launched Bingo Blitz in 1998. Since then, online bingo has generated millions of dollars, and experts forecast the industry to hit $1 billion at the end of 2010. Where regular bingo uses actual balls that an official caller draws, online bingo uses a random number generating program to select numbers. For some online bingo games, users must download free software in order to play. Whether you want to play online or at a bingo hall, you can find a place where you can enjoy the game.
Finding your perfect mate doesn’t seem as easy as it did decades ago. There is no longer the boy or girl next door story that sparks a fairy tale romance. Dating nowadays seems harder and more complicated than ever before and that makes finding a mate like finding a needle in a haystack. So where can you find an ideal mate in this day and age? The answers are as traditional as they were 50 years ago and as modern as the Internet and smart phones are today.
The first and newest advancement in the world of dating is online dating. The Internet has become the marketplace for singles. Websites are doing in depth profiles to match up like people and find ways for them to connect in person. Not only is it becoming a trusted way of finding that special someone but it is a money maker for the experts. Most online dating sites are requiring a fee for their services and most of the time, it’s worth every single penny.
But if you are not finding luck online then the best places to look are right in front of your nose. Since the key to finding that special someone is having common interests, then your search should start at places you are passionate about. If you are involved in church then finding church social events and singles events is a great idea. If you are a lover of fine literature, then attending a local book club would be a great place to find someone who is an avid reader as well.
The key is to look at places you are interested in. It’s about time you went to events where people with similar interests gather. Love will not often come looking for you. You will need to go looking, and finding your special someone is worth the search.
Up to 40 percent of men may suffer from premature ejaculation. This is why a new prescription medication, called Priligy, has been invented. It is an oral medication designed to decrease the amount of serotonin in the brain, which is why some men have the problem in the first place. Doctors say that if it takes a man less than two minutes to ejaculate after initial penetration, they may have a premature ejaculation problem. This also varies depending on their norm, so there is a bit of a gray area in the diagnosis. Your doctor will listen to your concerns and help you decide if Priligy is right for you.
There is a bit of a debate about whether or not premature ejaculation is actually a medical problem, which is why it is left up to an individual to talk to his doctor about possible treatment if it bothers him. Some couples do not see premature ejaculation as a problem, and there are no health concerns if it is left untreated. Priligy, however, is available for those who desire a longer period sexual interaction.
Priligy, as with all prescription medications, should only be taken as directed by a doctor. Since Priligy decreases the amount of serotonin in the brain, it acts a lot like an anti-depressant medication. This means that patients taking Priligy should be under close doctor care to deal with dosage issues and possible side effects.
All of the research that has been done on Priligy has shown its ability to increase staying power once an erection has been achieved. This means that Priligy might be just what a person needs if they are experiencing premature ejaculation or having difficulty maintaining an erection for the amount of time they desire to have sexual activity. Talk to a doctor to see if Priligy is right for you.