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When I moved my family halfway across the country, I knew it was going to be hard on them. I almost didn’t do it, but the job offer was just too incredible to pass up. I still did not feel good about taking my wife and kids away from family and friends, but they have all been so supportive since I was given the job offer. I think a good reason for that is because we knew we were going to have Frontier Internet installed just as soon as the moving truck parked in the driveway. Well, maybe not just as soon, but it would be within the first few days of our arrival there.
The kids all have smartphones, so they are able to keep up with their friends by texting. My wife would also be able to keep in touch with her sister just like she always did at home. We still wanted to have Internet as soon as possible though because it is just easier for certain things, like group video chats. We are all very close with our family, so we wanted to be able to do video chats with them just as much as they wanted them with us.
It was more than just to keep up with family and friends though. My boys love spending time online. They are usually learning one thing or another. They do game a bit, but it is not often at all, so I don’t mind them being online as much as they are. My wife will also be able to continue streaming the TV shows that she likes to watch. There is something that we all like to do while online, so I am just happy that we were able to get everything up and running with Frontier Internet. The move was definitely easier than I expected!Read more
Word of mouth really helped the business that I own. But in being a small company in a town where very few people live was not doing the business any favors. I needed a way to reach out to more people in a way that would help us to become memorable. I’ve tried a variety of different things, and it really seemed like video production would be a very large part in helping with that. I needed a way to get the message across as to what we offer and why we are interested in serving customers.
I know that it is important to work with people who are really good at what they do. I couldn’t just take my requests to any company that makes videos and commercials. I needed to find out which company could make something for me that would get people talking and maybe even go viral. This meant that I wanted to take my time looking for a company that could do this in any part of the US. I figured the wider that I cast my net with research, the better chance I would have at finding the company that could do it.
I ended up teaming up with a company in the next state that has a fantastic track record for creating videos for several major companies. I may be a small fish in a big pond, but I really enjoy knowing that the same company that serves some of our country’s largest businesses is helping me create buzz about my very own business. I don’t know that I ever want to be the owner of a company that serves millions of people, but I do know that I want to grow beyond the numbers that we have now. This new video company has promised to help me with that.Read more
Due to the fact that I am self-employed and get taxed differently than if I were to make the same amount of money, and be employed by a company or business. It doesn’t really matter what deductions or such that I have on my taxes, past a certain point, and the result is that I always have to pay at least 15% on my income, even though I don’t make much money. I am trying to learn more about the offer in compromise system with the IRS when it comes to settling back tax debts, because given that I stopped paying on my payment plan, and just filed taxes again, I currently owe quite a bit of tax money to the IRS, and there is no way that I would be able to pay, without ruining my credit and not paying any of my other bills.
Of course, that would probably lead to losing my house, or something equally bad. I really can’t risk losing my house, so I really hope that the IRS will be willing to work with me. To make matters worse, I have also been penalized the last few years for not paying my taxes on a quarterly basis as I earn money. It is not really acceptable to the government for someone who is self-employed to wait until next year and file taxes like everyone else. That is partially because a person who is self-employed technically is running a business, and hence the fact that I have to file a Class C for my income taxes every year. It is kind of a pain in the butt, but I really like being my own employer. I have just got into trouble because I have made less money than in the past, so hopefully I can settle my debt for less than I owe.Read more
I had some audio that I needed to have transcribed. I had never needed this done before, so I was not sure which company to go with. I looked at a few different ones when I did a search for reliable and quick transcription companies, but there was just one I was comfortable with. It was not just because they had extremely reasonable transcription rates either! What I liked about them is that they don’t take shortcuts, even though time is money in this business as well. That was a nice feature, but I liked something else even more.
This company does not simply have someone transcribe an audio or video file and then send it to the client. Instead, once the transcription is done, it is looked at by a transcript editor to ensure that it is correct the first time. I also like that they don’t outsource their work. I noticed a few other transcription services offered incredibly low prices. I could not figure this out until I realized that they are not using transcriptionists that are in the United States. That also made me really value that final editing that gets done too.
Just because the workers all speak native English, this company does not let that stop them from making sure the client gets exactly what he is paying for. That is why there is a transcript editor. I also like that the turnaround is quick, no matter the time or day that the company gets the files that need transcribed. I thought that it could take days because I was giving them the files on a Thursday. I knew that it would take at least a couple of days, then I thought that I would have to wait until Monday to get them. I was wrong on both counts. It only took them a day, but if it would have taken two, I would have been able to get my transcribed files that Saturday!Read more
New parents are not entirely human. They’re more like parentbots who are doing their very best in coping with having a new baby in the house. A baby who doesn’t care in the slightest about the parent’s need for sleep. The lack of sleep takes a lot out of these new parents until they’re stumbling along during the day and at night, well, they seem to function at a half-asleep state. My sister was like this which is how I came to be looking for the best baby monitor to help her get more sleep during the night so she could function better in the day. It doesn’t do for a new mother to fall asleep while feeding her baby, which had happened multiple times already! During the night she would run into the nursery at any cry, believing something awful must be happening to her child. With the monitor she was finally able to reassure herself that nothing horrible was happening within.
It’s amazing that the parents make to their child’s adulthood, much less the child itself. It’s far more important for an adult to get the sleep that they need due to the cocktail of stresses that they’re coping with on a day to day basis. I cannot imagine what it must be like for them to get so little sleep while being dependent upon so heavily. I can only look at my sister with admiration – some, anyway. The other part of me looks at her like she’s completely insane. Kids are kind fo cool and all but they’re definitely not going to be for me anytime soon. If ever. I don’t want to put my body or my mind through the pressures that she so clearly has been going through; it doesn’t seem quite right to me.Read more