Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on a Houseboat Holiday

Irish and non-Irish alike celebrate St. Patrick’s Day each year by dressing up in green and enjoying a favorite beverage or two with friends and family. But the annual holiday is actually a perfect time to rent a houseboat and enjoy a fun outing at your favorite lake or river anywhere in the country. Great Rates, Great Time For Spring … Continua a leggere

Furnished Holiday Lettings – A Tax Guide

Where a furnished rental property is designated as a ‘furnished holiday letting’ (FHL) there are several advantages over a normal let property as it is basically treated as a trade for certain tax purposes. This includes tax relief to be claimed on expenditure on fixtures and fittings and also provides entitlement to various capital gains reliefs when the property is … Continua a leggere

Divorcing Friends

While speaking with a friend she made reference to the amount of people she has been divorcing in her life recently. When I heard the term “divorcing” in regard to friendships I really understood that’s exactly what it’s like when we end a long-term friendship. There can come a time, as you find yourself growing emotionally and spiritually, that some … Continua a leggere

The Purpose of Government: More Evidence Against Postmodernism

Here is a quote from Milton Friedman in a speech (1997?) regarding Hong Kong: “Once a tiny, poor colonial backwater of only 600,000 people and few assets, Hong Kong’s average per capita income was about one-quarter of the average income in Great Britain and 60 percent of Israel’s. The historical accident that assigned a disciple of Adam Smith to be … Continua a leggere

Making Flexible Benefit Schemes Work Through Effective Communication

Flexible benefit schemes if used correctly could spell great rewards for both employees and employers. Employees can choose from the different flexible benefit schemes available that would best suit their needs and cater to their necessities. Employers for their part, can use the benefit schemes to help retain experienced workers and attract new talented staffs while reducing health care costs. … Continua a leggere

How To Plan A Meaningful Memorial Service

Trends for end-of-life rituals are rapidly changing. Whereas, traditionally, in the US and most of the western world, the typical funeral was led by a funeral director or clergy, today’s memorial service is much more personalized, and reflects the spirit of the loved one who has passed. Planning a memorial service is a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon the unique … Continua a leggere

Debt Consolidation Before the Situation Gets Out of Control

Consolidating outstanding loans into a personal loan is a great option for consumers struggling with debt. Many consumers only start thinking about debt consolidation when they start getting calls from collection agencies or when their credit report shows default. Store accounts, credit cards and small loans usually charge high interest rates and can easily result from a debt situation spiraling … Continua a leggere

Oxidative Stress and Autism

Autism is a condition that affects 1 in 88 children in the United States alone, and these numbers are increasing yearly. Current statistics released by the United States government show Autism or ASD diagnosis increasing by 10-17% annually. Nobody has an answer as to why these numbers are increasing so rapidly, but it is figured that we may soon reach … Continua a leggere