Deevra Norling

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Auto Insurance

Money Wise Steward
Is It Biblical for Christians to Get Insurance?

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?

Debt Relief | Debt Consolidation | Credit Counseling
Get Lower Auto Insurance Rates During the Pandemic

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?

Money Wise Steward
7 Ways to Get Cheap Car Insurance for Teens

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.
5 Unusual Ways to Get Cheaper Car 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

How to Lead a Multigenerational Workforce

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?

Career Addict
How to Handle PMS in the Workplace

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?

Career Addict
The Myth of Job Security

Many people still believe that a full-time job is secure. Not so - job security is just an illusion. Find out why...


Legal Reader
7 Instances Where a Tenant Can Sue a Landlord - Legal Reader

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.


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

How To Make Your Help Desk More Efficient

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.
Top 7 Ways to Improve the Live Chat Experience for Your Customers |

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.

Health and Lifestyle

Elly McGuinness's
Best Night Shift Health Tips | How to Work Night Shift and Stay Healthy

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.


The Huffington Post
5 Pet Food Trends For Healthier Pets

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

Freelancer FAQs
How Can I Be a More Frugal Freelancer? - Freelancer FAQs

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.

Freelancer FAQs
Hate Doing Taxes as a Freelancer? Hire an Accountant - Freelancer FAQs

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.

Freelancer FAQs
What is Copywriting?

With the advent of the internet, the scope of copywriting has evolved to include all the new platforms that words are required for.

Freelancer FAQs
Can Being Likeable Boost My Business?

"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?

Freelancer FAQs
How Can Networking Land Clients?

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.

Travel Writing

Go 4 Travel Blog
Beale Street Music Festival Guide

In celebration of Beale Street's illustrious history is the Beale Street Music Festival, part of "Memphis in May," which attracts hoards of crowds each year.

Go 4 Travel Blog
Best Minnesota Hotels near the Waterways

Minnesota is called the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" (there are actually 11,842, to be exact) with plenty of hotels to choose from near lakes and rivers.

The Huffington Post
8 Tips For Easier Business Travel

Traveling can be downright exhausting. While some things like lost luggage and flight delays are unavoidable, there are things you can do to make frequent business travel less stressful.

Go 4 Travel Blog
Best New York Boutique Hotels

If location is more important to you than price, exploring New York with one of these five hotels as your base will be a breeze.

Go 4 Travel Blog
Boutique Hotels & Inns in Monterey

Monterey, along Central California's rugged Pacific coast, is the perfect haven for a seaside stopover. Find the perfect hotel when visiting scenic Monterey.

Go 4 Travel Blog
Hipmunk Hotels: Explore West Coast USA

The sunny West Coast of America with ocean, lakes and rugged mountains is the perfect region to explore West Coast USA with some outdoor adventures.

The Huffington Post
Interesting Places to Discover on a Texas Road Trip

With nearly 200,000 of lane miles and more than 50,000 bridges Texas has the biggest highway system in the United States. With this much road to cover, if you're a fan of the classic road trip there's a lot to discover in the Lone Star State.

Trendy Boutique Hotels in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey is an affluent seaside community in Los Angeles. It's the largest manmade small yacht harbor in the world and a popular vacation spot with an abundance of beach and water activities.

Relaxing Seaside Hotels in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a premier holiday destination and well-known for having a thriving art community. Enjoying the seven-mile long coastline is easy if you stay at one of these comfortable oceanfront hotels.

Great Family Friendly Hotels in Virginia Beach

Filled with sun, sand and surf Virginia Beach which lies just off the Atlantic Ocean is one of the best family holiday destinations.Here are 5 great family-friendly hotels to try.

Charming Rustic Hideaways in California

Most people head to California for a great beach holiday, but for those seeking a more secluded retreat, one of these five hideaways offer a more relaxing rustic experience.

Luxury Boutique Hotels in Seattle

Visiting the Emerald City? Here are five stylish boutique hotels to try the next time you visit the city of Seattle - each with their own unique feel but all offering the utmost comfort and luxury. Seattle in King County, Washington has a sound reputation for its coffee culture, booming craft beer industry, and chilled vibe.

Huffington Post
Have a Whale of a Time in Hermanus, South Africa!

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.

Dead Curious
Surviving Graaff-Reinet

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


Journalism / News Stories

Blasting News
Air France bomb scare a false alarm

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.

Blasting News
How a South African Negotiating Method Brought Quick Consensus to the Paris Climate Talks

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.

Dead Curious
Kings of Chaos Rock Cape Town

"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!

Blog Articles

The Huffington Post
Money Is Not About Finances, It's About Emotions

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.

Dead Curious
What does the Easter Bunny have to do with Easter?

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

From my point of view

Think Simple Now
How I Found the Courage to Quit My Job

Guest Post on Think Simple Now - another personal development website. Amended version of the same story published previously on YourLifeYourWay.

Scoop Post
2012 US Presidential Election: An Outsider's Perspective

I am a South African who was visiting the US during the run-up to the 2012 elections. As an outsider looking in, I watched the debates with interest and wrote an opinion piece. I am no political expert and these were just my views.