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Path Master Expands Security Products With Intelligent Locks

Path Master Expands Security Products With Intelligent Locks

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updated: Sep 29, 2020 09:00 EDT

Path Master, Inc. is now distributing security locks to public sector customers through an agreement with longtime supplier Econolite, the leader in one-stop-shop traffic management solutions.

The deal positions Path Master as the sole Econolite distributor of the Medeco XT Traffic Cabinet Lock in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

“The ability to offer a real solution to address traffic cabinet security, as well as control of accessibility, will assist our customers with this growing concern,” said Scott Morse, Systems and Business Development Manager at Path Master. “Medeco locks enable us to give a cost-effective solution with a high-quality product.”

The locks enhance public safety by utilizing intelligent technology that defends against security breaches aimed at traffic cabinets, which protect sensitive equipment that operates intersections.

Medeco XT Traffic Cabinet Lock features include:

  • No modifications to existing hardware, easy retrofitting
  • Wireless operation — power provided by key
  • Less than five-minute installation
  • Stainless steel shell allows outdoor/indoor use
  • 2,000 audit events
  • Unauthorized key list

The latest development builds on a 15-year relationship of Path Master distributing Econolite products and traffic control equipment to public sector agencies in an ongoing effort to enhance safety, increase mobility, and improve quality of life.

“Path Master shares with us an unwavering commitment to provide best-in-class security solutions for the transportation agencies we serve, and we are thrilled that Path Master has added Econolite’s cabinet lock security option to their portfolio of offerings,” said Jim Madden, Director, Eastern Sales at Econolite.

About Path Master, Inc.

Since 1976, Path Master, Inc. has provided innovative products and services to the traffic industry. The company works with city, county, and state governments throughout Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania to integrate Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology into smart city projects. All Path Master solutions are backed with first-class technical support from its in-house staff and team of field engineers. Visit for more information.

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Published at Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000

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Ettifos to Participate in Singapore National V2X Project

Ettifos to Participate in Singapore National V2X Project

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updated: Sep 29, 2020 15:00 EDT

Ettifos (Dr. Yong Je Lim, CEO) announced on September 29 that it had signed a Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This RCA reinforced the R&D partnership with NTU’s Connected Smart Mobility (COSMO) Program, where Ettifos is participating as a founding member of the COSMO Industry Consortium. The COSMO Program is a national project led by NTU that focuses on the creation of next-generation V2X architecture and ecosystems for smart mobility applications. Specifically, Ettifos and NTU will be working to create hybrid (DSRC + C-V2X) V2X communication software, framework, and applications that will be validated on the campus-wide V2X testbed infrastructure in the NTU Smart Campus.

As the world continues the debate on whether to establish DSRC (WAVE) or C-V2X (LTE V2X/5G NR V2X) as the standard for V2X ecosystem deployment, the COSMO program has preferred to instead develop and test architecture and platforms that are able to accommodate both V2X communication methodologies and provide an unbiased assessment on how hybrid C-V2X and DSRC can be adopted by the industry.

A spokesperson for Ettifos claims that by positioning itself as a part of the COSMO Program, Ettifos hopes to establish itself as a major player in the global market as a 5G Cellular + hybrid V2X Roadside Unit (RSU) and On-board Unit (OBU) distributor. Ettifos also believes that its participation in the program will increase its capacity to manage and research V2X equipment management systems.

Ettifos is a California, U.S.-based communications technology startup founded in 2018. It has positioned itself as a major competitor of Qualcomm through its proprietary technology developed in-house for DSRC and 3GPP Release 14/15-based C-V2X solutions and Software Defined Radio (SDR)-based 5G NR V2X Sidelink modems and solutions.​

Source: Ettifos Co.

Published at Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:00:00 +0000

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Vacos Cam Conquers Darkness With Groundbreaking, True Full-Color Night Vision Tech

Vacos Cam Conquers Darkness With Groundbreaking, True Full-Color Night Vision Tech

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updated: Sep 28, 2020 22:00 +08

Vacos Cam – a 100% wire-free, battery-powered, AI security camera – defeats the darkness with revolutionary, true full-color night vision technology.

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How Vacos Cam Turns Night into Day

Not all security cameras with IR LEDs and supplement lights are true full-color night vision cameras. Vacos Cam, with Sony full-color night vision image sensor, delivers vivid and colorful footage at night. Traditional night vision cameras have already turned into B&W images in the same lighting conditions.

In complete darkness, the built-in supplement light of the battery-powered security camera will turn on automatically to provide enough brightness for maintaining true full-color night vision videos.

The unrivaled full-color night vision is also realized with the WDR, 3D DNR and BLC (backlight compensation).

WDR balances the lighting and ensures the even lighting in all areas of an image, delivering true-to-life images in the strongest light contrast conditions.

3D DNR, taking traditional DNR technology a step further, eliminates the image noise in darkness for crystal images.

The BLC enables the Wi-Fi IP security camera to adjust the exposure of the entire image for clear footage.

In other words, the true full-color night vision sensor, the warm supplement light, plus WDR, 3D DNR & BLC, are the core of turning night into day.

More on Features, Less on Prices

Vacos Cam, equipped with the PIR + AI detection, removes the false alerts pain. Upon an object approaching the camera, the PIR sensor senses the heat of the object. If the object’s temperature is around a human’s body temperature, the AI algorithm will be activated to identify if it’s a human.

Built with a 16 GB eMMC, a much more advanced storage card than traditional microSD cards, the wire-free IP camera delivers local storage without monthly fees. Besides the local storage, users can enjoy 90-day free cloud storage for saving motion videos.​

The battery-operated security camera is also perfect for environmentalists. It has a built-in rechargeable battery. Thus, users don’t need to buy replacement batteries. By connecting the camera to Vacos Solar Panel, the camera absorbs the power from the sun for an eco-friendly and non-stop power supply.

For more smart features and pricing details, please visit Vacos Official Online store.

About Vacos

Vacos aims to be the global pioneer in smart homes to bring the finest smart security solutions for customers worldwide. Vacos’ deep expertise in seamless Wi-Fi connection, top-class cloud and AI technology all enable Vacos team to develop seamless smart security products for customers to create a 100% connected home.

For more details about Vacos, please visit:

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Published at Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Smart Home Appliances Market: Overview

Smart home appliances are the class of next-generation connected equipment that are designed to be controlled with the help of commands from a central system or communicate with other appliances in a network and make certain decisions for the owner. The concept of connected devices, which allow the user to manage everyday home appliances, such as ovens, refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, etc. from any corner of the house, with the use of a mobile computing device, a simple app, and some kind of network that connects the user with the devices, is highly fascinating.

The promise of added convenience when using these devices, the amount of time saved as compared to when manually operating them, and the reduction in power and energy achieved are some of the major factors leading to the increased popularity of smart home appliances on a global scale. Over the report’s forecast period, the market for smart home appliances is projected to flourish.

Some of the major product types in the global smart home appliances market that currently have smart connectivity features are washing machines, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, microwave ovens, air conditioners, coffee makers, lighting systems, television sets, sound systems, garage doors, hot water systems, and gates.

The major connectivity platforms used in the market include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, ZigBee, and Z-Wave.

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Smart Home Appliances Market: Key Trends and Opportunities

The global market for smart home appliances is driven by factors such as the rising adoption of mobile devices and technologically advanced products worldwide; the expanding network of high-speed Internet; the energy-efficient nature of smart home appliances; technological advancements in the fields of connectivity mediums, sensors, microchips, and hardware products; and the declining prices of connectivity modules.

As the tech-savvy and connected consumer of the present day becomes more receptive to connected technologies and the new functionalities that the technology is bringing, device manufacturers are also increasingly shifting their focus to the smart appliances segment. Though the prices of these products are currently higher than traditional “nonsmart” appliancesScience Articles, the market will soon feature economic products as more device manufactures challenge themselves to include connectivity features in their appliances.

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Earthmoving Equipment Market Revenue to Hit $91B by 2026: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Earthmoving Equipment Market Revenue to Hit $91B by 2026: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Some of the major earthmoving equipment market participants include Bobcat, Komatsu, Ltd., Caterpillar, Hitachi Construction Machinery Company, Terex Group, Sany Group, XCMG, and Kobelco Construction Machinery Co.

Global Market Insights, Inc. has recently added a new report on the earthmoving equipment market, which estimates the market valuation for earthmoving equipment will cross US $91 billion by 2026. The market is anticipated to grow rapidly, owing to the increasing deployment of advanced earthmoving equipment in construction and mining applications. Increasing awareness related to worker safety and the requirements for the fast completion of projects is driving the adoption of earthmoving machines.

The market growth of earthmoving equipment is restricted due to the escalating spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. Several large construction projects have been suspended due to a shortage of capital, labor, and raw materials. However, the earthmoving equipment market is expected to grow with the reduction of the pandemic impact in the second half of 2021.

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The backhoe segment is expected to witness a steady demand in the earthmoving equipment industry. The growth can be attributed to the increasing deployment of backhoes in digging applications for roadbuilding purposes. Increasing investments in the development of road infrastructure across the globe are driving the segment share. For instance, in March 2019, the Indian government announced its plans to invest approximately USD 15 billion in the development of national highways in the country.

The European earthmoving equipment market is forecast to witness rapid growth due to the increasing public infrastructure construction activities in countries including Germany, Italy, the UK, and France. For instance, in November 2019, the government of Germany announced the opening of a new bridge connecting the German regions of Hunsrück and Eifel. The government invested an amount of approximately USD 535 million for the construction of this bridge.

Leading players in the market are engaged in establishing strategic partnerships and collaborations with other industry players to gain a competitive edge in the industry. For instance, in June 2020, Doosan Bobcat announced its partnership with Ainstein AI, Inc. to develop radar sensing systems for its earthmoving and construction equipment. This sensing technology integrated with Bobcat equipment will aid users to detect objects on construction sites.

Browse key industry insights spread across 160 pages with 111 market data tables and 21 figures and charts from the report, “Earthmoving Equipment Market Share & Forecast, 2020-2026” in detail, along with the table of contents:

Some major findings in the earthmoving equipment market report include:

  • Rapidly growing industrialization and urbanization have led to an increasing number of infrastructure projects, augmenting the demand for earthmoving equipment across the globe.
  • The positive outlook of underground and surface mining industries in developing economies is expected to support the demand for excavators, compacting equipment, dozers, and motor graders. Increasing private sector investments in mining projects will further augment the market size.
  • The Latin America earthmoving equipment is anticipated to grow steadily owing to the increasing government investments in the development of the manufacturing sector.
  • Earthmoving equipment industry players are laying an emphasis on strategic product launches and partnerships to increase their market share and expand their business operations.

Key players operating in the earthmoving equipment market include Bobcat, Komatsu, Ltd., Caterpillar, Hitachi Construction Machinery Company, Terex Group, Sany Group, XCMG, and Kobelco Construction Machinery Co.

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Partial chapters of the report’s table of contents (TOC):

Chapter 2. Executive Summary

2.1. Earthmoving equipment industry 360° synopsis, 2015 – 2026

2.1.1. Business trends

2.1.2. Product trends

2.1.3. Application trends

2.1.4. Regional trends

Chapter 3. Industry Insights

3.1. Industry segmentation

3.2. Impact of COVID-19 on earthmoving equipment industry landscape

3.2.1. Global outlook

3.2.2. Regional impact North America Europe Asia-Pacific Latin America MEA

3.2.3. Industry value chain Research & development Manufacturing Marketing Supply

3.2.4. Competitive landscape Strategy Distribution network Business growth

3.3. Industry ecosystem analysis

3.3.1. Component suppliers

3.3.2. Technology providers

3.3.3. Manufacturers

3.3.4. End-use landscape

3.3.5. Distribution channel analysis

3.3.6. Vendor matrix

3.4. Technology & innovation landscape

3.5. Regulatory landscape

3.5.1. North America

3.5.2. Europe

3.5.3. Asia-Pacific

3.5.4. Latin America

3.5.5. MEA

3.6. Industry impact forces

3.6.1. Growth drivers Government investments in infrastructure development in North America Growing demand for technologically advanced equipment in Europe Rapidly growing urbanization & industrialization in Asia-Pacific Positive outlook of mining industry in Latin America Smart city development initiatives in MEA

3.6.2. Industry pitfalls & challenges High initial and maintenance cost of earthmoving equipment

3.7. Growth potential analysis

3.8. Porter’s analysis

3.8.1. Supplier power

3.8.2. Buyer power

3.8.3. Threat of new entrants

3.8.4. Threat of substitutes

3.8.5. Internal rivalry

3.9. PESTEL analysis

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Construction Equipment Rental Market Size By Product (Earthmoving & Road Building Equipment [Backhoes, Excavators, Loaders, Compaction Equipment], Material Handling & Cranes [Storage & Handling Equipment, Engineered Systems, Industrial Trucks, Bulk Material Handling Equipment], Concrete Equipment [Concrete Pumps, Crushers, Transit Mixers, Asphalt Pavers, Batching Plants]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

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Published at Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000

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Traveling in Mexico City: The Ins & Outs of Getting Around

If you have never traveled to Mexico City before, getting around can be a bit overwhelming. There are many ways to travel within Mexico City, and the methods, rules and day-to-day getting from Point A to Point B can be frustrating.

This article will give you the necessary information you require to get around in Mexico City, while ensuring your travel plans are still pleasant, exciting and fruitful. So let’s get started! It’s an exciting journey you are about to embark upon.

Traveling in Mexico City, a General Overview

The naming conventions used for Mexico City’s streets and neighborhoods can be very exasperating to the out of town traveler if you aren’t sure what everything means. The most important thing to remember when trying to find a certain location is: Patience. Many times, streets that ‘should’ be in a certain place, just aren’t.

Numbered streets are usually (but not always) designated as North/South (norte/sur) or East/West (oriente/poneinte). A block can be numbered, depending on how far it is from an arbitrary starting point. However, you’ll notice during your travels that many Mexican addresses have only “s/n” (sin número) listed after the street name, which means, literally, “no number”. And yet other addresses have a kilometer designation in the address, indicating that they are located a certain number of kilometers down a major street, such as a highway.

All addresses in Mexico City are written with the street name at the start, then the street number. The postal code (código postal) is listed before the name of the city, not after. Apdo., or apartado, means box, and Postal, or A.P. means post-office box number. And finally, most addresses include the neighborhood (colonia, or col.) that the residence is in.

Traveling in Mexico City, By Bus

The bus system in Mexico City is used extensively by locals and travelers to the area. It is often crowded, and pickpockets are an issue. Never show a wallet on the bus, and make sure to carry change with you if you plan on using this method of transportation.

When boarding the bus, tell the driver where you plan on going, and the driver will tell you the fare. Sometimes bus stops will have signs above them, telling you where you are; many times, you’ll know it’s a stop only because there are people waiting by the side of the road. Buses are rarely on time in Mexico City; if you plan on traveling later in the day or at night, alternate methods of transportation are recommended.

Traveling in Mexico City, By Car

Driving through Mexico City’s streets, especially for the traveler, can be a harrowing experience. One way streets abound, and rush hour is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Millions of people, literally, are sharing the road with you.

Renting a car is possible in Mexico City, but poses different risks for the out of town traveler. Driving on Mexico City roads is not only dangerous because of the lack of skill used for travelers (many get their license not by taking a test, but by paying someone off), but treacherous because of the unusual and poorly maintained roads.

Another option is to hire a taxi, or limousine, to chauffeur you around. Ask the travel hotel you are staying at in Mexico City for recommendationsFeature Articles, or for the closest cab stand (sitio).

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An Introduction to Smart Lipo


Smart Lipo is a form of liposuction that has been around for a few years and has become popular with both male and female patients. It is a laser body sculpting technique that is also sometimes referred to as laser lipolysis. Smart Lipo is the very first and the only type of liposuction that makes use of a laser-assisted lipolysis system to eliminate unwanted fat from the body. This minimally invasive form of cosmetic surgery involves the use of a high powered laser. It is safer than the more traditional types of liposuction techniques that were used in years gone by. The potential for side effects is reduced and the recuperation period is relatively short. This laser body sculpting procedure is very effective, safe and efficient. Lasers have been used in other branches of the medical and dental professionals for many years and now have branched out into the cosmetic surgery field. Smart Lipo is cutting edge technology at its finest. A laser that is carefully calibrated is used during the procedure. It penetrates through the top layers of the skin of the patient. Once there it makes its way to the fat below and liquefies the fatty deposits. To be exact, the laser is capable of rupturing the fat cells it comes into contact with. What it leaves behind is an oily type of substance that can then be safely removed from the skin by the cosmetic surgeon through small incisions that are made in the skin. The laser used in the Smart Lipo operation can also effectively seal the blood vessels as it liquefies the fat. This is good news for the patient because it means that there is not as much bleeding, bruising or swelling as there would be if a traditional liposuction procedure was to be undertaken. The research that has been done on this laser assisted cosmetic surgery procedure has found that very little fat gets reabsorbed back into the human body. This means that complications are reduced and the results that the patient is hoping for can be seen very soon following the work. Local anesthesia is all that is needed for the patient who has Smart Lipo. On the other hand regular liposuction necessitates general anesthesia. Due to the fact that the patient is partially conscious this form of liposuction is therefore less risky. For those looking for a fat removal method that is safe, free of most complications and requires little downtime, this laser cosmetic procedure may be the solution for you. The individual who would make a suitable candidate for this type of laser liposuction is someone who is in good to excellent health, as well as someone who exercises on a regular basis and is within 25 pounds of a weight that is ideal for their height and body frame. If you have areas of local fat that is stubborn and have not responded to your efforts to eat healthy and to work out then this method of lipo would be very smart for you to say yes to.

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Nature is not as smart as FMCG industires

FMCG industries were relatively very smart in marketing mass market products at large and premium catagory to a small extent….

Has nature produced any premium species? If so, whether nature also has produced some species that are very common or ordinary? Which species, premium or ordinary has added more value to nature like how premium and mass market product add revenue to the corporate?

Nature has done all kinds of experiments like how most FMCG companies do.  Nature also has withdrawn many premium species from market (nature) due to the theory of survival of the fittest.  Always premium species and premium products are very limited in numbers and would find it difficult/hard to survive in market place.  The law of premium category does not differentiate whether it is FMCG product or biological species. 

Why companies go for premium category marketing?  Definitely the premium category enhances the business growth, but also it fills the niche available in the market.  Most corporate believe that premium category only can give great respect and repute to the organization whereas, the mass market product gathers may be more revenue.  Premium products are highly priced and are exclusively made for the affluent people.  Besides offering promise, promise on promise and impossible benefits on premium products, creation of ‘new scary sacred’ needs are also done by them to make the end user to be ever indebted to such products.  More than the need, ‘to have and I have’ (I have wealth and I want to have such products) energy only compel the higher echelons to go for premium products. 

Marketing premium products is very difficult as the buyers of the premium products are neither price sensitive nor price conscious.  The image of the product matters more than anything, including the need. 

Nature also has created many premium species in nature.  Most of the endangered animals of today in general can be classified as premium species of nature.  Many fastidious and specialist animals also can be called premium species.  On the contrary, the animals like pigeon, crow etc., can be classified as ordinary or common species.  Always, the ordinary/common/mass market products and ordinary/common species suffer less of threat or competition.  Whereas, the premium species can survive only in certain habitats and their survival needs are very strict & straight, hence they become extinct with the destruction of their respective habitat.  People always carry secret desire for premium products and premium species and hence they are selectively searched for and hunted them.  

Only difference between nature and FMCG industry is that nature has produced several premium species where as most FMCG industry in general go for ordinary or mass market products.  Nature wants to be a specialist, very unique and its products to be rare, versatile, diverse & vibrant. 

The biological or the behavioural distance between different species is very vast and unique on the contrary, FMCG companies make products with little or limited difference.  FMCG believes in the philosophy of marketing/selling through emotional triggers.  Nature believed in truth, beauty and honesty.  Nature would have learned by now from the modern corporate that ‘truth, beauty and honesty’ never wins in human world.  This is the success secret of most FMCG industries in the world.        

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Purchase Smart and Know your Saving Hacks

We all know “Saving money is earning money”, but staying in country do you know simple ways by which we can save money ? You need to trust me because you are going to save plenty of money now with thee simple ways.

I had been so immature with my money management in initial phase of my earnings, I could hardly think about mistakes I was doing and loosing plenty of money unnecessary, but finally with regular practices and money management I was able to learn this simple money saving tips.


      How many times you have left lights and fans running when no one is in room? Well, I have done many times and I accept it. I have even sometimes kept running my A.C. just to make sure when I enter in my room it should be cool and comfortable, bad habit? Hmm.

In past there were few months where my electricity bill or recharge did crossed more than 7k.

Try to switchoff most of electrical appliance when they are not required. I would also suggest to go for florescent or LED bulbs as compare to regular light bulbs, they are also very helpful in saving money in long run.

This is one of best money saving Tip which can save money  wherever you stay in country. Correct?


Making a monthly budget and Sticking to it is not an easy job, but trust me it is not so difficult also. Once you started for a month, it will continue automatically for next month and you will realize you are making a track record of your monthly expenses.

Note down your monthly expenses, there will be some expense that needs to pay in cash, some from online banking (like EMI,FD,RD etc..) and some via debit or credit card.

Keep a record, but make sure keep it is easy and simple. Check for any gap where an extra money was lost which could have been saved. Trust me it may looks time taking and cumbersome job but it is worth trying, Try it and see results yourself.



3. 2 plus 1 offers

       We all have come across with offers like 2 plus 1 free or buy 3 get 1 free. Avoid those. These are really good market techniques. Ask yourself do you really need 4 of them? Not really.

Stick to your plan and needs. You can buy another piece indeed if you have requirement.



4. Stay Away From Amazing Discount Sales

We all come across with this amazing marketing techniques especially in festivals like Diwali dhamaka sale, Buy 1 get 2 free, Diwali sale day etc..

These sales not only attracts us but also attracts our money, Many times we purchase more than what we actually need. Quality is another factor in these sale offers. Better stay away from these schemes. Buy products from better online store like Diyas for diwali, candle, lights etc..

Plan and decide our requirements and accordingly make purchase. This will not only gives us a systematic budget planning but we will see no compromise with our happiness either.


Also make sure any purchase you make online must be evaluated good. Like i am found of toy guns and i keep collecting it. But i make sure i purchase Toy gun from a better market place online.


Finally , Read some best of books on Personal finance managementPsychology Articles, we all are not perfect and a habit is not formed in a day. Keep trying and all the best.




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Contractor Tips to Give You Peace of Mind


You have a home improvement project in mind and you are all ready to get going because you are revved up for the work to be done! But there is only one thing missing, one important piece that can bring it all together- the contractor who will do the work. You need to find a contractor who is reliable, reputable, and honest as well as an ideal fit for the project that you wish to take place in your house. The right person for the job is not any random person whose name you find in the phone book. Just as you research travel destinations, insurance providers and the schools you send your children to you also must research a contractor. No matter whether you want to have your kitchen remodeled, your bathroom updated or your garage expanded you need to be smart about the individual that you trust to come into your home to do work for you. It is your home, your family and your money so being picky is an essential element of the choice that you make. If you have hired a contracting pro in the past then you may know what you should look for in the person you hire to perform the work in your home. But maybe you made a not-so-good choice in a contracting specialist in the past. Perhaps the term specialist did not really refer to him at all! Whether this is new territory for you or whether you want to make a better choice this time around you need some help in picking the right contractor from the available list of candidates. When receiving an estimate from a professional in the field, insist that you get a written estimate and not simply a verbal one. Make sure that the estimate is written down on letterhead from the company. An estimate scribbled on a scrap piece of paper or a napkin just will not do. Another important point is to ask the professionals that you speak with about your home project to provide you with a written guarantee. Again the emphasis is on getting it in writing. Take the time to find out for yourself if the contractor has a license and a registration that is valid. You also need to ask yourself if the business card you were presented with upon meeting the person passes the legitimacy test. It is important that everything to do with the person you hire is legitimate and conforms to the proper authority and standards. If you come into contact with a handyman who requests a cash payment only and nothing else than this is not the person for you. Keep looking further. You can do better than that, and you most definitely deserve better than that. Request that the individual produce proof of both third-party property insurance and injury insurance. Both are very important to your bottom line.

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