Are Motorcycle Frame Sliders Worth It?

Frame Sliders Pro and ConsNo one really plans for it when they buy a new motorcycle, but with only two wheels to keep it upright, gravity is a motorcycle’s worst enemy. When a simple tip-over can cost hundreds to thousands to repair, many of us think about adding frame sliders to our motorcycles for protection.

But are they worth it? Will frame sliders save your bike when gravity wins or will it cost more harm in a crash?

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What Is An ETF and Are ETFs A Good Investment?

What Are ETFsAn exchange-trade fund or ETF is a basket of securities that tracks a particular index, bonds, commodity, or asset class. First created in 1993, ETFs have grown to over 2,100 funds available today just in the U.S., and over 6,000 funds worldwide containing over $4.5 trillion in assets.

ETFs have become very popular since they’ve become available. They are attractive to many investors because of their low costs, diversification, tax efficiency, and ability to be traded just like stocks. Read more to see if ETFs are a suitable investment for you.

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Self-Employment Tax Calculator for 2018

Snow Covered MountaintopThis free online calculator can be used to estimate your self-employment tax for Social Security and Medicare based on your anticipated business income.

It will also calculate the amount of your self-employment tax deduction and let you know how much you owe in additional Medicare tax if you are over the income threshold.

The calculator will also generate the Form 1040-ES tax and deduction worksheet that can be used to help you estimate your quarterly taxes.

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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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