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The Treasury is quietly pocketing hundreds of millions a year in ‘unfair’ tax nabbed from savers paying into company pensions, it has been claimed. Fresh estimates suggest some 425,000 Britons are failing to claim tax back on pension contributions. In a cruel double-blow, the Treasury then rakes in millions more by taxing their incomes in retirement.
This is something that affects all of us and has been the subject of much debate in recent months, particularly in view of the Public Sector Pernsions debacle, check out the article from Mail online here:
In marketing and retail, the price of a product is often the most important factor in determining the product’s success. Sure, quality and appearance play a large role in a customer’s decision, but shoppers are being manipulated by the pricing, and they’re often not even aware of it.
Ideally, every retailer would determine their costs to provide goods or services, and then tack on a modest surcharge to those goods or services to make a profit. But in the reality of your local Tesco or Morrisons, shopping is not that simple.
Finding the true cost or value of an item is muddled in rewards programs, rebates, discounts on multiple items, etc. More than ever before, retailers and service providers understand that a mix of the following pricing strategies will ultimately produce more profits than selling exclusively with a variable cost-plus pricing method.
Also known as “premium pricing,” this method capitalises on societies’ generally accepted belief that the higher the price paid, the greater the quality received in return. Most often, the premium price is accompanied by other suggestions of superiority to justify the inflated sticker price.
The car industry is ripe with examples. Nearly every major manufacturer creates a luxury line of cars that are founded on the same chassis and engine as lesser-priced models. Nissan uses the Infiniti badge to put a refined touch on mainstream models such as the Pathfinder, and Honda created the Acura label to change the perceptions of standbys such as the Civic.
This strategy seemingly undermines the moneymaking goals of every businessperson, as it dictates that you sell an item at an unprofitable price. However, the reason for making the item so affordable is that the sale of that item will lead to the sale of other high-profit items. Retailers will often create loss leaders to get customers into the store.
For example, supermarkets occasionally sell everyday goods like toilet paper and nappies at unbeatable prices because they know that customers are likely to buy other items that will produce a profit, and it gives them an opportunity to gain future business from those customers.
The shrewdest loss leaders are products like razors, mobile phones and video game consoles. Companies such as Gillette, Vodafone and Microsoft are happy to sell razors, phones and gaming devices, respectively, at or below cost because each company knows that customers will continually buy highly profitable razor-blade refills, data plans and video games.
This pricing strategy involves grouping goods or services together to sell them at one price. For the most part, bundling is used either to attract customers by providing a truly discounted offer over the regular cost, or to confuse the customer so that it’s hard to determine the true value of the bundle.
An example of a true money-saving bundle might include combining your internet and cable with one provider for a discount. If the combined rate offers identical service to what you were getting with two separate companies, and it does it at a discount, common sense dictates that you sign on for the bundled discount.
However, bundling is often used to create a false sense of value, such as when infomercials will proudly announce, “But just wait, there’s more!” and begin to toss in “bonus” items with the featured product and then announce an inflated retail price that you of course will only have to pay a fraction of … if you act NOW!
Even if the advertised retail value is an accurate reflection of the bundled items’ value, you need to value or have use for everything in the bundle. As with any purchase, if your perceived value doesn’t reflect the price you paid, you will feel ripped off.
This tactic succeeds because it reduces a customer’s ability to use logic when making a purchase. Product decoys are meant to promote the purchase of the product the retailer actually wants you to buy.
So, when Apple offers the new iPad in six different formats and price points, it isn’t to satisfy lovers of 32GB tech as well as 64GB fanboys. Customers see the £608 version and feel that they are getting a good deal if they snap up a £368 version with less than half the memory and no 3G capabilities. In addition, you could argue that the entire line of iPod Touches is a decoy to sell more iPhones, as the lowest end iPod Touch retails for the same price as the new iPhone 4S – £169.
Unless you’re adverse to data plans or mobile phones, it makes sense to buy an iPhone 4S and enjoy all the features of the iPod Touch, plus phone and 3G capabilities.
The bottom line
The competition for your money is hotter than ever, and in light of the current economy, your willingness to part with your cash likely hasn’t been lower. With that in mind, it’s understandable that companies are working hard to employ every retail trick they can imagine.
To keep as much of your money as possible, while ensuring as much purchase satisfaction as possible, you need the ability to spot a pricing strategy and assess whether you are truly saving money or just being duped into unnecessary spending.
As a result of the government promoting green energy there are many companies that now provide a full installation service for solar panels. There are 2 types of solar panels, the solar heating panel which simply has water pipes running through it to heat your water (not very popular) and the solar PV panels (photo voltaic) that actually generate electricity. The PV panels are the ones that are currently being installed to take advantage of the government pay back scheme and this works in the following way.
You pay for installation of solar panels (works best on south facing roofs, but can be installed on east/west facing), the average cost would be £10,000 to £14,000 pounds, depending on various factors.
The government guarantees to pay you for each Kw of power you produce for the next 25 years.
The electricity you generate is free and offsets that supplied by the power company, thereby reducing your electricity bill.
Any surplus power you generate over & above what you are using at any point in time goes into the national grid & you are paid extra for this.
The payback period for this is around 6 to 8 years depending on cost of installation, how much power is generated etc. and this is judged to be a good return on investment considering the current interest rates.
Alternatively, some companies are now offering free solar panels and this works in the following way.
An investor pays for all equipment & installation costs and effectively rents your roof for 25 years.
The investor receives the government grant and also the payment for any surplus energy that goes back into the grid.
You receive the free electricity when it is generated to offset your power bill and after 25 years the installation is yours.
This option is pretty much win/win as you pay no money out, you get any free electricity you generate and if the sun rarely shines you have lost nothing.
Which option do you choose?
Well if you have the capital sitting in the bank, you get a far better return investing in solar panels than you will get in interest (hence the availability of investors willing to pay for the installation), but you don’t have the money to fall back on for a ‘rainy day’.
If you don’t have the capital it is not a good idea to borrow it as the interest charged on the loan would negate any return you would get on the installation and so a free installation becomes attractive, as you get some of the benefits without any financial outlay.
A couple of points to bear in mind
You only produce electricity when the sun shines, and therefore you would always pay for any power you use during the hours of darkness during the evening/night and first thing in a morning and whenever the sun does not shine.
The return is calculated using the 3 major factors a)How much power you generate b)How much you save on your electricity bills c)How much surplus power you sell back to the grid
All these factors will differ dramatically, not least of all the weather.
So do you want to join the ever increasing number of homeowners generating their own power?, the choice is yours !
So, you’re fed up with paying outrageous satellite or cable bills, and are ready to make the switch to watching TV on your computer. Before you do there is something you need to know: Not all satellite services are created equal. In fact, most television for PC services are downright terrible. With poor picture quality, outdated software, lousy customer service, and limited access to the channels you really want to see, many satellite for PC providers just aren’t worth making the switch.
That’s where Satellite Direct comes in.
Named by Interactive Media Magazine as “Unequivocally the best TV to PC software on the net”, Satellite Direct is your best bet when it comes to watching television from the comfort of your home computer or laptop. Forget subscriptions or monthly fees… Satellite Direct brings you unlimited access to over 3,500 channels- including premium movie channels and all of the best sports stations. Additionally, with Satellite Direct, you also get dozens of hard to find international channels. And you never have to worry about bandwidth signals or poor picture or sound quality. It’s like having the best of cable or satellite television- without ever having to pay the outrageous monthly bills again!
In fact, a lifetime of Satellite Direct costs about half of what you would pay for just one month of comparable service from your current cable or satellite provider. Why pay each month for cable or satellite? For a one time payment, you can have 24/7 access to thousands of channels- with no hidden fees, ever.
Ordering is safe and secure, and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. You have nothing to lose- except your monthly bill.
Check it out at Satellite Direct, now available in UK
I know many people are looking at ways to make money online via the internet and it is difficult to recommend any particular method to do this. Anyone who has looked at this area will know there are hundreds of publications to download, all at a cost, and not many have a money back option if you don’t like them.
So what I would like to do is give anyone who is interested some FREE e-books which cover a lot of the areas of interest.
Firstly there is ‘Article Marketing Secrets‘, which describes how to make money via writing & publishing articles.
Secondly, ‘Blogging For Maximum Profit’ which covers the popular area of running your own blog & making money from it.
Thirdly, another tried and tested method ‘Ebay Strategies Tools & Secrets’ for anyone who fancies this type of business.
Lastly, we have ‘Internet Marketing From A-Z’, which covers all aspects of internet marketing.
If you think you might be interested in any of these subjects then you can download the e-books free at this link http://www.mediafire.com/?i160u12pa8x7h
Most people are looking for ways to earn extra money from home in their spare time, but it is not so easy, with many scams & rip-offs out there. I have come across a product call Real Writing Jobs, which is proving very popular for anyone who wants to earn extra cash by writing artciles etc. on any one of hundreds of topics. There is a 60 day money back ‘no quibble’ guarantee on this so if you think it might be of interest to you, have a look here:
Well I’ve returned from my 4 month holiday in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and I had the time of my life. I saw some amazing sites and met some incredible people and I would recommend visiting the country if you ever get a chance. There are some photos posted on my About Me page.
With the recent cold spell and hundreds of people having major problems with their condensing boliers, this article from thisismoney.co.uk is very interesting.
By Michael Hanlon
29 December 2010
Five years ago, they were heralded as the modern, clean and green way to heat your house. As a result, today there are already eight million ‘condensing boilers’ in homes across Britain.
In fact, since 2005 it is illegal to fit any other kind.
At the time, the Government claimed they would massively reduce your carbon footprint and slash your fuel bills. As a result, every year some 1.2m old-style ‘dirty’ boilers are scrapped in Britain and replaced by this wondrous new variety.
However, the recent cold snap has revealed a major problem with them. Tens of thousands of people found themselves shivering as their shiny new boilers cut out without warning.
British Gas is understood to have had 60,000 call-outs in Yorkshire alone. And the cost to call out a plumber? It can be between £200 to £300 on a bank holiday. And don’t forget about VAT.
‘We’ve had double the number of call-outs as in the same period last year,’ says Charlie Mullins, MD of Pimlico Plumbers in London, the country’s largest independent plumbing company.
‘It is a massive problem. Some customers were ready to move out because their condensing boilers broke. If I had a choice, I’d put in a non-condensing boiler every time.’
It’s all the more infuriating because the problem causing these breakdowns is so simple. In cold weather, the pipe that takes waste water from the back of the condensing boiler — which isn’t there in a normal boiler — freezes solid, shutting down the system and in many cases causing permanent damage.
But this problem is just one of many that have plagued this boiler design since they became popular in the Nineties. Many plumbers consider them to be little more than a multi-billion pound con-trick.
In a regular boiler, the hot gases produced when the methane fuel is burned heat water for your radiators, dishwasher, taps and so on. But about 25% of the heat vents out of the exhaust pipe in the form of hot steam and CO2.
In a condensing boiler, a condenser claws back much of the lost heat because as steam condenses into water, it feeds heat back into the system. This can increase overall efficiency from 75% to as much as 93%, and reduce CO2 emissions — and your bills — by a commensurate amount. That, anyway, is the theory boilermakers and politicians want you to believe.
In 2005, the then-deputy PM John Prescott drew up a masterplan to help Britain meet its CO2 emissions targets, as dictated by the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. This involved a new law ordering that all new and replacement boilers fitted to British homes — some 1.4m annually — must from that date be of the condensing type.
A ‘boiler scrappage’ scheme followed in 2008, which offered people £400 towards the cost of a new condensing boiler if they replaced their old one — even if it was in perfect working order. Boiler manufacturers and plumbing and installation firms could hardly believe their luck.
An estimated eight million homes in Britain made the switch, often encouraged by persistent salesmen who produced an impressive-looking audit offering a seductive assessment of how much money you could save by switching to a new, ‘clean’ boiler.
But even ignoring the freezing pipe problem, it is clear that in most cases it makes no economic sense to scrap an old boiler that is still functioning.
For an average home, replacing even a very inefficient old model with the best new boiler on the market will, at most, save a couple of hundred pounds a year in gas bills. That sounds good until you realise that at £2,000 for one of the better condensing models, a new one will take at least ten years to pay for itself.
And the problem is that these boilers simply do not last anything like ten years.
‘You might get 20 years out of one of the old ones,’ Charlie Mullins says, ‘but it is more like three to six years out of one of these new ones. In fact, if it goes wrong after four years, you are better off replacing a condensing boiler altogether because of the horrendous cost of the parts.
‘On the basis of efficiency, they certainly do not pay for themselves. It makes no sense to take out a working old boiler and replace it with a condensing one.’
That’s not something the enthusiastic salesmen will tell you. They also won’t tell you that those touted increases in efficiency are theoretical, often not matched in reality. These boilers rarely operate at maximum efficiency anyway.
Explained simply, the water returning from your radiators back to the boiler has to be below 55c for the condenser to condense the steam in the boiler into water. For most homes using standard radiators, this will probably not be the case — the returning water might be as hot as 65c, especially when the radiators are turned up in cold weather.
One impractical ‘fix’ would be to fit oversized radiators, which can warm the room to the same degree despite being slightly cooler. Another solution would be to fit the latest radiant heating technologies, using pipes embedded in walls and floors.
But fitting these hi-tech systems, which are fairly common on the Continent but rare in Britain, would cost thousands of pounds for most homes.
The problems don’t stop there either. The condensed water vapour produced in the new boilers is slightly acidic (as it contains dissolved nitrogen and sulphur oxides), which inevitably causes corrosion of the delicate boiler components and also leads to breakdowns.
So the message is clear: if you have an old boiler, provided it is working properly and is serviced regularly, you are almost certainly better off keeping it until it is beyond economic repair. Parts will be cheaper, it will be less likely to break down and there is no danger of it stalling on the coldest night of the year.
If you’re worried about your carbon footprint, just remember that the touted efficiency savings are theoretical figures and might not reflect reality. In a well-designed, well-insulated new home that incorporates the latest heating technology, a condensing boiler might be more efficient.
But most of us do not live in such homes — we have poor insulation and ageing pipes and radiators. Remember, also, that manufacturing each new boiler has a ‘carbon cost’ in itself that must be ‘paid back’ by the new boiler.
There is no doubt that the great switch to condensing boilers was motivated by the best intentions. But that’s small consolation if you find yourself shivering in a freezing house this winter, wondering when the plumber is going to arrive.
There are 100’s of different ways to earn money from home, some of them fairly easy & others a lot harder (this is not counting the scams, of which there are many!!). One thing that you should always do if you are considering earning income from home, is to research the company, offer, type of work etc., by simply going online in Google and typing in any details you have, or even asking a question like, “information on xxx company” or “is xxx a legitimate offer”. If there are any forums, blogs or sites with other people who have used the product, they will soon become evident and the feedback will be invaluable. Anyone can fall foul of the scam artists, as I nearly did recently when I saw an offer that looked to be viable, was professionally presented, involved well known names and seemed to be reasonably priced. However, a few minutes after having Googled the offer I found several posts & sites with dissatisfied customers from 3 or 4 different countries, telling how they had been ripped off, misled & were out of pocket by a lot of money, needless to say I took the offer no further. Any good product provider will offer a no quibble money back guarantee so check they are a reputable company & if so then you have nothing to lose by trying the product. If it is a service you are signing up for (that is to do work for someone else or similar), never part with any money, accept if there is stock involved & the employer needs a deposit to cover the cost in case you don’t return any goods, equipment etc., but then there should be a clear contract stating that this is fully refundable when said product/equipment is returned & it should be a reasonable outlay. Beware of company’s that are in effect ‘selling’ you products in this guise, which are then left to you to sell on, once again research on Google will reveal any likely problems.
A good philosophy to adopt is “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” and then you won’t fall foul of the scammers too easily.
The opportunities fall generally into 4 categories, which are:
Home working doing work of some kind for an employer from your own home
Selling products online Ebay, Amazon, etc
Internet Marketing setting up a website or blog to sell your own or other peoples products whether you actually sell the product on a site or possibly incorporating Goole Adsense or similar advertising and selling via links to other products
Affiliate Marketing promoting other peoples products that do not involve you handling or selling them, but give you a commission for every person you send to the affiliate website, that buys the product. This does not need a website and can be done via Google Adwords or similar when you direct the potential customer straight to the sellers website.
Other this basically covers a combinations of any of the previous categories and includes Email marketing which uses either internet or affiliate marketing but via a list of subscribers that you build up yourself to market to.
Before deciding which area you want to get involved in, remember they each have their own unique positive & negative aspects and these need to be understood before committing to anything. For instance Home Working is fairly secure and should give you a regular wage with little or no risk, but returns will be very low. Similarly, selling your own products, either on EBay or your own site involves buying & storing products up front as well as delivery requirements, with the risk that they may not sell, but the possible returns will be a lot higher, and so on. My particular favourite is affiliate marketing where you simply direct potential buyers to the sellers site & have no other involvement with customers, product etc., you simply refer people. I say ‘simply’ refer, but this involves cost on your part to advertise in one form or another to point the customers to the affiliate site, and this can be the costly and more difficult aspect.
Hopefully this has given an insight to anyone thinking of this course of action, but remember these ventures are always best started on a part time basis as they will not make you rich overnight (watch out for anyone claiming they will), and once the venture is proven and bringing in money, then you can decide whether to “sack your boss” and work for yourself full time. Further explanation and specific details of opportunities available can be found at www.moneysaverstrategies.co.uk/home-income-opportunities
There has been a lot of coverage in the press and TV recently about the mis-selling of PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) on mortgages, credit cards and loans. It is estimated that there may be as many as 30 million policyholders that have a claim, and this situation may result in even bigger compensation payments than the endowment scandal. Unfortunately, many people do not even realise they can claim or, in fact, that they have PPI insurance cover for their borrowing. It is well worth checking documentation for any loans, credit cards or mortgages that have been taken out within the last six years, to see if you are affected. To find out more information on this subject and also if you are eligible to claim should you have this insurance, go here:
As Christmas is almost upon us, I thought this week I’d list a few recommended sites that may come in useful for your last minute shopping.
All these sites are recommended to provide excellent service and value for money
Happy Shopping !!
Well, I’m looking forward to another trip to South Africa after Christmas, I’m going out at the beginning of January & will return to UK in May, all the bad weather should be over by then !! I’ll be staying in Port Elizabeth but want to visit further afield this time, hoping to get up to Cape Town and around that area for a week or so. Will, no doubt, spend a few days at Storms River at Tsitsikamma National Park in the Western Cape, which lies between the Tsitsikamma mountains and the sea, one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa.
In the unlikely event that someone from South Africa happens upon this post, please get in touch and you never know, our paths might cross whilst I’m over there.
If anyone would like to see some of the stunning images from Storms River, you can find them at the link below.
It’s not often you get something completely FREE nowadays, there is usually a catch, even if it’s only to part with your name & Email address or other information. However, I’d like to change that and so I’m giving away a couple of FREE Ebooks to any readers of this blog and I don’t want anything in return !!
The books are “Living Green” and “The Expert Guide to Pursuing Wealth”, please feel free to pass them onto anyone else you feel might like to read them. Simply click on the link below to download them to your computer.
Don’t forget to come back regularly as there will be more FREE Ebooks to come.
Whiplash Compensation – What to Claim For, How to Claim, and what Whiplash Symptoms to Look For.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, whether you are driving a car, lorry, van or motorbike. It is caused by the sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways such as happens when you are in a collision. The sudden jerk on your neck causes it to move beyond its normal range of movement and to such an extent that the ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the neck can be damaged by being over stretched. Whiplash injuries can also occur even if the impact is at a relative slow speed.
Whiplash symptoms in general include: neck pain and stiffness, neck swelling, tenderness along the back of the neck, a reduction in or loss of movement in the neck and headaches.
Other whiplash symptoms include lower back pain, the arms or hands suffering pins and needles or a numbness, muscle spasms, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty swallowing, tiredness, blurred vision, vertigo, a ringing in the ears and difficulty swallowing.
In more extreme cases whiplash symptoms include memory loss, poor concentration and irritability.
It is advisable that if you are suffering from any of these symptoms, that you consult your doctor or GP. You should do this for two reasons : firstly to get expert medical assistance for your whiplash injuries and secondly so that should you make a whiplash compensation claim then there is a record of your injuries and the treatment prescribed.
To make a claim you need to have been involved in an accident that was not your fault. Please note that if you were the passenger of a car whose driver was at fault then you can still claim. As the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in has a duty of care towards his passengers. Secondly the accident must be within the last three year, though there are exceptions.
The two most asked questions about making a whiplash claim are :
What am I able to claim for? The answer is that you can claim for your pain and suffering, any loss of income resulting from your whiplash injury, damage to any of your possessions in the accident, rental cost of a replacement vehicle whilst yours is repaired and any other financial loss or expense you incurred. You may also be able to receive private medical treatment, at no cost to yourself.
How much whiplash compensation could I receive? This is a far more difficult question to answer, as each whiplash compensation claim differs and depends on a number of factors. For greater clarification go to link at the bottom of this article, where you can get a lot more information on all aspects of whiplash and were the above two questions are covered in far greater detail.
As we have over 10 years experience in the whiplash compensation arena. When it comes to a whiplash claim or for that matter any road traffic accident then whiplash compensation online gives you all the facts and tools to assess whether you are suffering from any whiplash symptoms, whether you have a claim, what to do if you have and we will allocate you an expert whiplash solicitor to take your case forward and get a result.
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Why do I need to see my Credit report?
Regardless of whether you are applying for a car loan from you local garage or car showroom, a personal loan from your bank, a mortgage from a building society, a credit card or store card or a new 3 piece suite from a furniture store, they will all perform 1 simple action before they accept your application and that is a credit check. They will then either accept or decline you depending on what this credit report says and if they refuse you, that is the end of the matter, there is no negotiation or appeal.
If you are refused credit, it is not because you are on some ‘credit blacklist’, (there is actually no such thing), it can be for a host of reasons that your rejection has occurred.
Here are just some of the possible reasons;
a) Your unique, personal record of your credit history could show that you already have a number of loans and the lender may be worried that you will not be able to repay another.
b) A credit card issuer may only give cards to people who already have fewer than three, or a mortgage lender may specialise in first-time buyers.
c) You may be a non-standard, more than one in five adults in the UK are deemed non-standard. They may include the self-employed, others who cannot provide sufficient proof of income and people who have an outstanding county court judgment (CCJ) against them or have had their homes repossessed for non-payment of mortgage.
d) Credit companies look for stability – for example, living at the same address for at least three years or having a long-term relationship with the same bank. So, if you move around a lot or switch banks often, this may tell against you.
e) Lenders generally base their decisions on a credit score, which they calculate using the information in your credit report and your application. Every lender has a different formula which can even vary from one type of loan to another.
The result of all this is that it is essential that you know what information your credit report contains so that you can not only work towards improving it, but actually see the information that companies you have dealt with, have added to your report. It is not uncommon to find that an entry has been made incorrectly because you have the same name as someone else, or someone at an address you previously lived at has had a credit problem or a host of other possible inaccuracies. Additionally, if you subscribe to a credit report company, you will receive alerts when your credit report is checked and this is a key factor in preventing identity fraud as it alerts you to the fact that someone has applied for some type of credit, and if it wasn’t you then it is usually the start of some fraudulent activity in your name.
Males might think snoring is an unimportant issue to even talk about, but snoring can be normal to most men and women alike, and as such, there is a growing need for a stop snoring remedy. The position of the tongue can be one of the causes of snoring. When breathing there is a slight sound or noise that emits from our air paths which is considered to be a regular and natural breathing pattern. Actually snoring can happen anytime of the day as we sleep or nap and not just occurring at night. It is commonly believed that snoring is the product of a long hard day of work or a tiresome night one has had in the last 24 hours, which maybe true but it does not mean it is totally true. Snoring when sleeping in any position shows that you have a severe problem, when someone snores in their sleep and changes sleeping positions and their snoring still remains, it is most likely that they have a serious snoring problem. Snoring that leaves your mouth while open tends to cause the throat tissues to vibrate as you inhale and exhale through your mouth which creates a vibrating noise producing the snoring sound.
Most Common Known Causes of Snoring
Asthma, sinusitis, and colds are known causes of snoring, being obese and overweight are also big factors that can cause snoring according to research. The male gender hormones tend to be more active and restless than the female’s oestrogen hormones, causing males to have a more common problem, but snoring caused by male hormones is beyond their control and a male has no power over his snoring. A person who is under medication, or is taking a regular prescribed medicine can be affected by the relaxation of the muscles around the throat and the air path then relaxes and creates a snoring vibration during ones sleep.
Is There a Stop Snoring Remedy
There are surgical remedies for snoring, one of them is known as UPPP and involves a tonsillectomy and removal of other tissue around the nose/throat area, but this is performed under a general anaesthetic, is expensive and the success rate is somewhat arbitrary. Other remedies such as taping the mouth closed, strips to support the bottom lip, nasal strips to widen the nostrils, flexible plastic tube inserted into the nostrils as well as various laser treatments are fairly common. If you’re snoring in your sleep in all different sleeping postures or positions, then it is considered severe and if this is the case, it is best that you consult your doctor as soon as possible to see if there is some other underlying health issue. There are many natural remedies to aid or cure snoring, some work for some people but not others so it is difficult to recommend any as a definitive answer, the best way is to try some out and see which syop snoring remedy works best for you.
Below are some of the most popular and effective natural remedies, click on the links for full details to find your stop snoring remedy.
I’ve just been looking at details of a book from an American maths professor showing you how to win the lottery!!. Yes, I know what you’re saying (the same as I did, b*****s), but the more I looked at it the more intrigued I was. The system apparently works 5 out of 10 times, which makes my 1 out of 500 seem a bit sick, and should start working within 2 weeks, but get this, there is a 60 day money back guarantee (this is totally legit as it’s from Clickbank) and the guy is offering a further hundred dollars if you don’t win any money !! (the 60 day refund is ‘no quibble’, but to get the extra $100 you have to prove you used the system, which is fair enough). It is hyped up with the usual American BS, apparently the guy was shot because he won the lottery a few times in quick succession and there is even a picture of the bullet !!, but it supposedly works in most countries including UK, there’s a list of the UK games it works with. If you want to have a look at this, (it seems to be a ‘no lose’ situation), let me know how you get on, you can find the details here:
There are differing views on how long the payback period is when installing the usual ready made solar panels, however, it is now possible to build your own.
The use of solar panels is now widely accepted as being not only eco friendly, but also cost efficient in the long run, the only debate is ‘how long’ this long run is. Because of ever advancing technology it is now cheap and easy to build your own panel. There are two main types a) the type that passes water through to create your hot water and b) the photovoltaic (pv) type that produces electricity. The PV type is more complicated to build, and therefore the water heating type is much more popular for home building.
I have found a recommended site that sells the do it yourself plans to build solar panels and they claim anyone can do it. A guy called Tom Hayden, who has been studying building and using solar energy for 30 years has this to say “Solar water heaters are very popular and common around the world, my Solar Water Heater kit is going to show you everything you need to know about building, installing and using a solar powered water heater. If you are interested in learning exactly how to heat with solar and reduce your bill, then this is the perfect resource for you!. When used in addition to your existing water heater, a solar water heater reduces the need to artificially heat water. Simply put, the water entering your water heater is already hot”.
This is a great do it yourself idea and if you purchase Tom’s plans, you get a 60 day no hassle money back guarantee, if you decide it’s not your cup of tea.
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Should I use a cashback site?
I have been looking at the so called ‘cashback’ sites that we have heard about lately, to see how they work & if they really are a good deal. I’m always a bit suspicious when someone offers me something for nothing, in this case a ‘discount’, but when you look closer, all becomes clear. One of the most popular cashback sites, and the one that I have reviewed is Quidco, and they are quite upfront about how they work.
What happens is that when you want to make a purchase, instead of going direct to the retailer, you buy through the Quidco site (they currently have nearly 2300 retailers in the scheme) and the site gets commission on your sale, which they pass on to you (minus the first £5 cashback you earn each year), straight into your bank account. The same applies to their voucher codes & printable vouchers, and on some deals you can actually use a voucher code to obtain discount and get cashback as well. They report that the average Quidco member saves over £250 each year, just by starting each purchase at Quidco and shopping as they would normally, apparently some of the easiest cashback savings are on mobiles, utilities & insurance. Registration is free and with over 900,000 members they can command quite substantial deals from merchants and their membership is growing all the time, it’s just grown by 1, as I registered too this week, so it definitely get the ‘thumbs up’ !!
Check it out at Quidco.com
It is surprisingly easy to save a large amount of money by building your own desktop computer, the higher the specification that you require, the more money you can save. Whether it’s that high end gaming machine or just one for the household accounts and word processing, it’s easy to build it yourself. Most computers use exactly the same components, the only difference is the performance of each component and the price. There are loads of online computer component suppliers, I have always found cclonline.com to be the best and they have won awards for their service. The first thing to do is pick up a good manual on how to do it, there are plenty around but go for one with a money back guarantee & email support if you can. Read the manual through thoroughly so that you understand what it is you have to do and so that you can put together a component list. It really is possible to build one with no prior knowledge whatsoever, I did it myself, and it’s not nearly as difficult as the computer suppliers would have you believe. Once you have your components list go online & look for any offers or end of line parts that the supplier is offering, don’t worry about this it is just like a car, when a new model comes out the dealers always sell the older model at a discount. The parts will still be covered by the suppliers guarantee, it is just that a newer slightly faster or more sleek component has replaced it and the geeks will want the latest kit, which is to our advantage. I have been in the position where I have bought a component & within a few weeks it has been slashed in price as an updated line has been released. This happens all the time in the computer industry and is purposely done to appeal to those people who ‘chase technology’ and must have the latest & best of everything. Once you have everything on your list lay it out on a clear table, taking any handling precautions listed on the component, and check each part with the manual to ensure they look the same. It is then just a simple task to slowly assemble all the parts in the exact order that the manual specifies and carefully progress until the hardware is completely assembled. At this point the computer is complete from a hardware point of view, but now needs an operating system (software) loading onto it, once again the manual will take you through it step by step until the operating system is loaded and all drivers are installed. You then need to decide what additional software you want to install, anti-virus, word processing, spreadsheets, games etc. You do not need to buy all of these as there are free options for such things as anti-virus and office suites available online, which are fully functional and do the same as the branded software, as well as other free software. The whole process should take no more than a day, to a day and a half once you have shopped for all the components.