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Author: Paul Linus

Alexandria, Virginia – Rich in American history

Alexandria, Virginia – Rich in American history

Travel
Alexandria, Virginia has so much to offer its visitors and residents on a year-round basis. The town is quaint, historic, and easy to traverse on foot or via car. The town is a perfect getaway for couples looking for a romantic weekend or families looking to stop on their way to Williamsburg, Atlanta, or Orlando when headed South or Philadelphia, New York, or Boston when headed North. King Street King Street is the heart and soul of Alexandria, Virginia. King Street is home to bars, pubs, stores, restaurants, lodging and coffee shops. King Street is accessible via car or foot, depending on where you are staying during your trip. Almost all of the hotels and bed and breakfasts are located within walking distance of King Street. It is a lengthy walk from the hotels, somewhere aroun...
Budgeting tips during economic downturn or recession

Budgeting tips during economic downturn or recession

Finance
Budgeting is a necessity these days. It is becoming more apparent every day. Seventy percent of America is coming up short on bills, rent, and food at the end of the month. The economy has suffered a huge hit. Everyone knows this. This recession has not rebounded like economist have stated. America still has an unemployment rate that is entirely too high. There is a lot of talent that is still out of work. All of this has put America in a huge crunch. I say this because if you do not know exactly how much money you have, and how much debt you have, then there is no starting point. We are going to change that. You have got to get organized. Put all of your bills on the table. This may need to be done every day when you are just starting out. Go through your mail everyday. Know what y...
Home refinancing following bankruptcy: How to refinance mortgage

Home refinancing following bankruptcy: How to refinance mortgage

Finance
Most U.S. citizens are discharged from chapter 7 after just 4 months. Getting a bankruptcy mortgage or home refinancing after bankruptcy is surprisingly easy, provided that you have either a sufficient down payment or equity in your property. Home equity is the difference between the value of your home and any loans that are secured on it. Raising a sufficient house deposit can be difficult, but lenders require this equity to protect their legitimate business interests in the event of the customer defaulting on the loan. How Much Equity is Required for Home Refinancing After Bankruptcy Equity is more than just a sign of commitment on the part of the borrower, it makes it easier for the lender to recover its money in the event of default. In order to improve your chance of getting...
Factors influencing corporate training program design options

Factors influencing corporate training program design options

Career
There are many limiting factors that can influence the structure of the training program. Some limiting factors include: amount of content, availability of participants, frequency content needs to be delivered or requirement for academic credit to be granted. Amount of Training Content If the content can be packaged to be covered in three hours or less blocks of time, then a workshop series or workshop menu may be the best option. Workshops can be offered on demand when there are enough participants to justify an offering or they can be scheduled in a regular rotation every few months. The content is better suited to a course structure if the content fits one or more of the following criteria: In-depth and complex Requires many hours to deliver the full content Is best de...
Boycott 1980 Olympics: Why didn’t US compete in summer games

Boycott 1980 Olympics: Why didn’t US compete in summer games

Sports
Heading into the 1980 Summer Olympic Games, public sentiment was in favor of President Jimmy Carter’s call to boycott the Moscow Olympic Games. The Soviet Union had then invaded Afghanistan and simultaneously assassinated the PM. Carter and other leaders around the world were calling the invasion the greatest threat to world since World War II. 1980 Olympic Boycott: Politics in the Olympic Games According to the Carter Administration, there also were other parallels to World War II and the Nazi Party. In 1936, the Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler used the Olympic Games to validate Germany and the Nazi Party, and according to then-Vice President Walter Mondale, the Soviet government was doing the same. In a Feb. 13, 1980 news conference, President Jimmy ...
Some self-employment jobs booming during recession

Some self-employment jobs booming during recession

Business
The self-employed, like everyone else, are feeling the weight of the recession on their shoulders -- at least, some of them are. A few self-employment industries are booming while others are struggling to make ends meet. Maybe now is the right time for some work at home professionals to branch out into new (read: money-making) career fields? Professionals who are already thinking of making a change may want to gravitate toward the few self-employment jobs that are growing in spite of the financial crisis. Struggling for Self-Employment Many industries are declining as more people struggle to meet their financial burdens and strive to find new ways to make money. Many self-employment jobs attached to the housing industry, for example, are markedly down. Real estate agents, constru...