How To Tell When You Need To Replace Your Tires

Cat Sleeping By Car TireFor many people, they rarely think about their tires unless they get a flat tire. Then it becomes a major inconvenience. Instead of ignoring our tires until there is a problem with them, we need to pay more attention to the condition of the tires that are on the car because we have a lot riding on them. I’m not talking about the car itself. Cars are replaceable, but your life and your family’s aren’t.

You do not need to be a mechanic or go to a mechanic to determine whether your tires need to be replaced. Anyone can check their tires in 5 minutes to see whether their tires are worn with no special tools needed. It’s so simple that this can be done while you are at the gas station fueling up your car.

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Stop Multitasking and Start Getting More Things Done

Stop MultitaskingWe all like to think we are great multitaskers. We brag about it to our friends, family, and coworkers because it shows that we are doers. When faced with many challenging tasks, we get things done and get rewarded for it with praise, raises, and a sense of completion.

When we have so much to do and only 24 hours in a day, being able to do several things at once seems like a great skill to have. If it wasn’t for multitasking, we might not even make it out the door in the morning.

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Money Market Accounts vs Savings Accounts: Which Is A Better Choice?

Money Market AccountsThe Federal Reserve has been increasing interest rates as the economy has been getting stronger. Yet the rates on your savings account at the local brick and mortar bank is still holding steady at a fraction of a percentage. You go online and see online savings and money market accounts offering rates over 150 times higher.

You start thinking about all the extra money you could be earning from your hard-earned cash, but should you go with a savings account or a money market account? Which is better? What’s the difference between the two accounts?

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Save Money On Your Electricity Bills This Summer

Lower Summer Utility CostsWith summer officially arriving this week, you may have noticed your electric bills are rising almost as fast as the temperatures. At least during the wintertime, you can keep warm by putting on an extra hoodie or adding an extra blanket. In the summer, there is only so much clothing you can take off.

To keep your electricity bills down in the summertime as the heat goes up, here are some simple energy saving tips you can use to keep more money in your wallet.

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Smart Tips to Improve Your Website’s Speed and Performance

Snow Covered MountaintopAs a website or blog owner, how fast your site loads has an enormous impact on your site’s success. As internet speeds get faster, people are less willing to wait around for a site to load if it takes too long. With millions of other sites to choose from on the search results, it’s too easy for a visitor to hit the back button and click to a competitor’s site next on the list. Page speed is so important, Google has made it a ranking factor in their search algorithm.

In this guide I’m going to go over everything you can do to improve your website’s performance.

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Lenovo Ideacentre 720 Ryzen 5 Review

Lenovo Ideacentre 720 ReviewRecently we were on the hunt for business computers for a family member’s new office. Being a computer geek who has built my current PC from parts all sourced on sale during one Black Friday, I was tasked with finding something affordable yet still speedy enough for a business on a budget. In the end, we settled on three Lenovo Ideacentre 720 computers from Costco. Here are my thoughts on everything about this PC – the good, the bad, and the ugly, and why a self-proclaimed computer geek would buy a pre-built computer from a manufacturer.

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Creating Let’s Encrypt Free Wildcard SSL Certificates Tutorial

Free Wildcard CertificatesIn a blog post from last year, I wrote about why as a blogger or website owner you should use SSL for your sites, how to get free SSL certificates from LetsEncrypt and set them up to work with Apache webserver.

On March 13, 2018 LetsEncrypt announced support of wildcard certificates with the release of their new ACMEv2 protocol. So it’s time for a new tutorial on how to create a wildcard certificate. This time we will be setting them up to work with the webserver Nginx.

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How To File The Form 5500-EZ For Your Solo 401k for 2017

How To File A Form 5500EZApril 15 may have come and gone, but if you are the plan administrator for a Solo 401k or any other ERISA retirement benefit plan, there is another IRS deadline that you need to pay attention to. Neglecting to file a Form 5500 or filing one late can result in costly penalties.

The major benefit of opening a Solo 401k is the ability to contribute more than all the other tax-deductible retirement accounts available to a self-employed individual. The one “downside” you may have seen mentioned when opening a Solo 401k is the “additional paperwork” that is involved if you are acting as your own plan administrator. This additional paperwork is the yearly filing of the Form 5500 once your Solo 401k account reaches a certain size.

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Rideshare Insurance: What You Need to Know Before Driving

Uber and Lyft Rideshare InsuranceAre you thinking of making some extra money moonlighting as a rideshare driver in your spare time for Uber, Lyft, or any of the other rideshare, ride-hailing, or transportation network companies? Before you download the app and hop in your car to go speeding off to pick up passengers, there is an important first step you need to consider first.

I’m talking about auto insurance, more specifically, a rideshare insurance policy.

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DIY: Steelcase Player Chair Reupholstery Project

DIY Reupholstering ProjectA relative is currently venturing into starting their own business. One of the things that every office needs is furniture. Normally you can find used office furniture such as desks, bookcases, and file cabinets on Craigslist for amazing bargains and in some instances, even for free. In his case, he needed guest chairs for the waiting room. And he needed a lot of them and they needed to match.

Read about how we bought 24-year-old chairs, reupholstered them ourselves, and saved hundreds over buying new chairs, and thousands over paying someone else to do it.

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