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In the Christian community, there are conflicting opinions on the topic of insurance. Some say it demonstrates a lack of faith. Others say there’s no biblical reason not to have insurance. Are you conflicted on this matter?
Rebates and reduced rates benefited many policyholders in self-quarantined and, therefore, driving less. With the easing of lockdown restrictions, traffic levels have risen, but many employees continue to work from home. Does this mean rates will remain low or drop even further? How has COVID-19 affected auto insurance and how might it benefit your pocketbook?
If you have a teenager in the house, they'll be itching to get their driver's license as soon as they turn 16. That's a scary thought for most parents. Just as scary is the cost that comes with a teen driver - buying a car for your teen and paying for vehicle insurance.
Auto insurance is a must for drivers in the U.S. When shopping for a carrier, many drivers however only look for the lowest insurance premium and are unaware of further discounts they may qualify for. Here are five unusual car insurance discounts you may not know about.
Careers and Human Resources
One of the factors families consider when choosing a college or university is cost. Which American college towns are the most affordable?
Finding a suitable college apartment can be a challenge. Following this college apartment checklist can make it easier.
After graduating, should you enter the workforce immediately or continue with a postgrad degree?
Here's a look at the top HR trends in 2019.
The workforce today spans three generations. This mix of generations is not without its problems. How can you overcome the difficulties and lead such a diverse workforce?
PMS can impact badly on interpersonal relationships, productivity, and absenteeism in the workplace. How do you calm the choppy PMS waters and make it more smooth sailing?
In states with no gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination laws, fighting housing discrimination is a challenge.
Personal trainers need to be aware of the liabilities they could face. How can your protect yourself?
When issues do come up, it is best to communicate in writing with your landlord. Should you end up in a legal battle, you'll have written proof of requests made that will be hard for the landlord to dispute. Tenants and landlords don't always see eye-to-eye.
A new year inspires new goals and reducing debt is one such goal. To pay off debt faster, here are five expenses you can cut and redirect the savings towards paying debt.
A change in our financial situation starts with a change in how we think about money. Clearing out the negative thoughts about money will remove the blockages that are preventing money from flowing to us.
Analyzing the intricacies of the customer journey mapping is essential to assess the growth and sustenance of a business. Learn all about it here!
When your e-commerce business starts to take off and is finally bringing in real money, it’s thrilling. Here’s what to do next to successfully navigate into the new phase of your business.
Health and Lifestyle
Do you work in healthcare, the police, or emergency services? If you do, chances are you've worked the graveyard shift during your career. This article explores night shift health risks and the best night shift health tips. Read on to find out how to work night shift and stay healthy.
Health and fitness has becoming a booming industry but has this increased interest in healthy living reduced lifestyle-related illnesses?
Edible treats make the best wedding favor gifts.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
10 digital marketing trends customers expect from your company.
Your help desk often serves as a first point of contact for many customers. If customers have a bad experience, they may not return and many, share it with others. The average American tells up to 15 people about a bad customer experience.
Consumers today prefer live chat over more traditional channels to handle customer service issues, according to J.D. Power. It's become a quick and efficient way of resolving problems-or at least, it should be. If your live chat isn't being handled right, it can lead to frustrated customers who will leave your website and never return.
Gone are the days of simply throwing a dog a bone or tossing out the scraps. These days pet food is gourmet, designer, and organic.
Articles About Freelance Writing
Deevra Norling | Do you feel anxious when work is slow and bills are flying in fast? Every freelancer knows the feeling. In the freelance world, nothing is certain. A client may suddenly drop you, leaving a gaping hole in your income. Every freelancer knows the feeling.
Deevra Norling deevranorling I'm not a numbers person. So the first time I had to complete my tax return as a freelancer, I was stumped. It was a lot more complicated than when I was a salaried employee. The first time I had to complete my tax return as a freelancer, I was stumped.
Is writing the best path for you?
Stepping out to start a freelance business is going to take some trial and error. Deevra Norling shares three tips that can help new freelancers starting out.
Diana Marinova shares her secrets to becoming a top Upworker.
Danny Magulies tells us how he become a six-figure Upworker.
With the advent of the internet, the scope of copywriting has evolved to include all the new platforms that words are required for.
"People do business with people they like." Have you ever noticed how you keep going back to a particular service provider or business that may not necessarily be the best in their field, yet you return time after time?
Marketing is not a task most writers look forward to. It is, however, a necessary evil. Getting out there is scary. But the importance of including networking in your marketing strategy cannot be stressed enough.
The US (and to some extent the UK as well) dominates the freelance industry. But how can international freelancers break into freelance writing?
A guest post I wrote for Freelancerfaqs.com - a website that focuses on providing practical information to help other freelance writers become more successful.
What to expect when visiting the annual Hermanus Whale Festival.
Thinking of travelling to the Western Cape, South Africa to participate in the Wine2Whales Mountain Biking Race? Here's all you need to know.
The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was celebrated in 2015. I reflect on this piece of world history.
Hermanus is a small seaside town along the southern coast of South Africa. But what Hermanus is most famous for is its giant guests who stop by once a year to frolic in the waters of Walker Bay.
Travelling to out of the way places can be interesting! Graaff-Reinet is a small town in the Karoo, South Africa.
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
An article written for a client and published in the local community newspaper, The Hermanus Times.
Press release sent to The Star (daily newspaper in Johannesburg) was used as a basis for this article.
Journalism / News Stories
This thrilling competition comes from the producers of American Ninja Warrior and is inspired by the popular Spartan Race.
An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris made an emergency landing at an airport in Mombasa, Kenya following a bomb scare on Sunday, December 20.
After removing respected Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene and replacing him with inexperienced and under-qualified David Van Rooyen, calls are made for South African President Jacob Zuma to be recalled.
Getting more than 190 countries to reach a uniform conclusion on an issue of such magnitude as the global response to the impact of climate change is no easy feat. Delegates who participated in the recent COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris had every reason to raise their hands in victory at having concluded such a huge task in so short a space of time.
"We are here for one reason and one reason only - to rock!" That's what Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top declared, and that's exactly what they did! The Kings of Chaos concert took South Africa by storm for the second year, much to the screaming delight of hundreds of rock fanatics!
Obama Protesters in South Africa should direct their attention closer to home, focusing on the problems with their own president & government.
Follow these seven steps to build an effective protest campaign.
It always baffles me that people do not question things. They perpetuate certain 'traditions' simply because they grew up keeping it, their parents kept it, their grandparents kept it and so on.
Interviews and Expert Round-ups I've Been Included In
I was included in this round-up of 18 writers explaining our writing processes.
A guest post as one of the featured freelancers in the F.I.T.S (Freelancer in the Spotlight) series on a blog called Wording Well - run by a fellow freelancer / writer / editor in Canada.
From my point of view
Going broke wasn't such a bad thing. It actually taught me some interesting life lessons.
A guest post on Inkwell Editorial - a website that provides tips and resources to help freelance writers start and build a successful freelance career.
Guest Post on Think Simple Now - another personal development website. Amended version of the same story published previously on YourLifeYourWay.
Being of 'mixed race' has its own set of challenges.
Think being a waiter is easy? Think again! I found out what it really takes!
My personal experience with the frustrating US immigration system.