Purchasing a brand-new car can be a costly thing to do if you are not prepared for the sale. Ironically, not many people are fond of using their negotiating skills for the best price. Quite often, they do not feel comfortable in the dealer’s element. This is where a knowledgeable person could utilize different options available such as dealer incentives. These incentives are pushed down from either the auto manufacturer or the dealer themselves to hopefully gain business over their competitors. Some incentives are to keep current customers loyal to their brand and/or dealership. Read more
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Finding the right work vehicle for your business can be difficult once you stop and think about all of the demands your business has. This is especially true if your needs are to carry cargo and be fuel efficient. The 2017 RAM Promaster City Tradesman Cargo Van can be the solution that you are looking for. This truck has the durability and capability of vehicles in a large fleet while producing excellent city and highway miles per gallon ratings. Read more
Picking a gift for your boyfriend can be troubling—especially if you haven’t known them for very long! But with their birthdate or your anniversary coming up, the rush to find the perfect gift is probably already underway. If you want to impress your partner, then make sure you consider these five points before you spend any money.
Reduce the number of items you buy
When you look up gift ideas for men, you might be presented with a lot of different choices. This could cover anything from simple accessories to practical items. For instance, gift websites might recommend some kind of perfumes, shaving accessories, alcohol gift sets and so on, but they’re usually small gifts and you’ll feel like you haven’t contributed much in terms of gifts. However, you need to stop thinking about the value of your gift. Getting a single bottle of perfume or a toiletries gift set isn’t such a bad thing. If you buy several items, then all it does is diminish the value of the gift and it takes attention away from each item. Think of it this way, if you presented your boyfriend with 5 different gifts, he has to split his attention between all of them and comment on 5 different things. Instead of giving him too much to think about, focus on getting a single item or a gift set, not multiple things.
There’s no need to show off your money
To coincide with the last point, you don’t have to overspend in order to give a gift. Your boyfriend isn’t going to love you more if you spend more money. It doesn’t make you more valuable to him. In fact, it could have the opposite effect and your boyfriend might feel inadequate for not giving you a gift of equal value. If you want to be the reliable one in a relationship and provide for your boyfriend, then this is perfectly acceptable. However, if you’re the one that wants to be taken care of, then try not to spend too much money and don’t spend money in an attempt to win his affection.
Spend less if you haven’t known them for long
If you’ve only known your boyfriend for a few months, then try not to spend too much money on them. If the upcoming occasion is something special like Valentine’s Day, then simply get them a greeting card and perhaps a gift card for something generic such as Amazon or the Apple Store. Try not to invest too much time and money into your first gift because if the relationship doesn’t go well, it will just hurt that much more when you realise you spent so much effort trying to get them the perfect gift, only to be rejected or to see your boyfriend withdraw from the relationship.
Speak with friends for some advice
Ask your friends who have been in relationships in the past and consult their advice. If you’ve known your boyfriend for a while and you have contact with their friends or family members, then consider getting advice from them. You might discover some useful hints that will help you pick a gift for your boyfriend. For example, if you speak to his friends and they say he’s an avid gamer, then perhaps getting him a new headset, keyboard or mouse for his computer would be the perfect practical gift. If your boyfriend loves sports, then getting him and his friends some tickets to see a big game could be a fantastic gift idea.
Sentimentality versus practicality
When buying a gift, the two most important things to think about are practicality and sentimentality. If you’re lacking either of these in your gift, then it won’t make a good gift. For example, if you’re focusing on a sentimental gift that will be sweet and give your boyfriend lots of fond memories, then you’re doing a fantastic job of giving them an emotional gift. Examples of this include personalized items and gifts that relate to your past, such as a music CD of the song you first listened to together, or a framed picture of the first selfie you took together. On the other spectrum, you have practical gifts. This includes things such as a kitchen appliance your boyfriend needs, a new phone case or a set of workout equipment to help him get into shape. These are the types of gifts that will be used by your boyfriend on a regular basis, hence why they’re known as practical gifts.
More and more couples today are settling down and having children before deciding that it’s finally time to tie the knot. Perhaps you have children from a previous relationship, or maybe you’ve been investing your time and money into building your family before deciding to go ahead with a wedding. Whatever your reason, you will probably want to make sure that your little ones play a huge part in this wonderful day to celebrate mom and dad. We’ve listed some really cute ways that your kids can get involved with your wedding, both during the planning stage and on the day.
#1. Bridesmaids and Ushers:
Most parents will give the important roles of bridesmaid, flower girls, groomsmen or ring bearers to their children. Allowing your little ones to be such an important part of your bridal or groom party is the perfect way to make your wedding a true family affair. Your little one will feel so proud and happy to be able to walk up the aisle with their mom or hand the rings to dad when it’s time to say ‘I do’.
#2. Making Wedding Invitations:
If you’re hoping to save as much money as you can on tying the knot, then you might be considering making your own wedding invitations. Thanks to online tools where you can create wedding invitations at a fraction of the price that you’d pay a professional, it’s easier than ever to get professional, beautiful results by doing it yourself. Allowing your kids to help out with making invitations can make them even more unique and wonderful, not to mention that it can be a great family bonding activity!
#3. Include Your Children in Your Vows:
When traditional wedding vows were written, it was in an age where having children before marriage was generally frowned upon. However, things have changed, and with many couples now getting married after starting a family, including something about your children in your wedding vows is a popular choice. Mentioning your love and commitment to your children together when you say your vows to each other is a perfect way of making your little ones feel special, and demonstrating your commitment to the whole family, rather than just to one another.
#4. Have a Parent-Child Dance:
After your wedding ceremony has ended, it’s time to head to the reception where you can dance the night away with your new spouse, family and closest friends. During the wedding reception, it’s tradition to have the first dance between husband and wife, and then other family members such as the special dance between the bride and her father. To involve your little ones, why not include a special family dance, perhaps after your first dance together, where your children get up on the floor and you can enjoy the moment together as a family unit.
Many couples today are already parents by the time they pop the question and tie the knot. Did you involve your little ones in your wedding? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.
Keeping a clean car not only makes you feel better about driving it, but helps maintain the interior for many years to come and gives you higher resale value. Occasionally, a detail is in order as standard cleans are no longer sufficient. This tutorial will give you a quick run through of how to make sure your vehicle stays the cleanest. It is the best to work from top to bottom and back to front. This will make sure you don’t dirty an area that you had already cleaned. Read more
Lexus is redesigning the standards once again of high performance luxury vehicles. The new 2018 LC editions are based upon an all new platform. This platform provides an almost perfect 50/50 weight balance that provides for ultimate performance during extreme driving. It also provides the luxurious interior with highly detailed information centers that you would expect out of the elegant design of a Lexus. Read more
With so many SUVs on the market, it might surprise you that who will be manufacturing the fastest SUV starting next year. This American built beat can launch from 0 – 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds. It easily handles the quarter mile at 116 miles per hour and at 11.6 seconds. Just as important as the launch is the ability to stop, therefore the ability to go from 60 – 0 within 114 feet is impressive considering the size and weight of sports utility vehicles. So who developed this new beast is the large question. To many people’s surprise, it is the 2018 jeep Cherokee Trackhawk. Read more
The 2017 Pacifica gets a further update from its already impressive lineup of editions. FCA released the production of a Touring Plus model that features all of the extras that one could want for their long trips. The best part of this announcement is that the new edition is available at dealers such as Palmer Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and RAM right now! Read more
When it comes to finding a family car, most people will all look in similar places. They look at large sedans or SUV’s, but rarely will they consider pickup trucks. This is probably because trucks like this get a bad reputation. However, did you know they could actually be the ideal family car for you?
It sounds crazy, but it could be true. Below, you’ll find some of the key benefits of a pickup truck that show how it can be the ultimate family car:
You may not know this, but pickup trucks are actually built to be a lot stronger than regular cars. Their outer shell is made of harder and more durable metal, and this can protect your family in the event of a crash. Plus, they’re just a lot larger than most other cars out there. So, if you’re unlucky enough to get into an accident or have someone bump into your truck, you won’t see much damage to your truck or anyone inside your truck. These vehicles are built to withstand the harshest of circumstances and won’t go down easily. If you’re driving your family around in one of these, then they’re probably in the safest vehicle on the road.
Plenty Of Storage Space
Perhaps the biggest benefit of a pickup truck is that you have so much storage space in the back. Unlike most cars with conventional trunks, a pickup has a large bed where you can store all manner of things. There’s enough room back there for bikes, shopping, suitcases – anything you like. This makes it ideal for large families that often need to carry around loads of stuff in the back of their car. Of course, some pickups come with open beds, which can also be advantageous as it helps you fit more things in the back and really pile stuff in there – it’s perfect for transporting rubbish from your home. But, you can get things like Bak covers to go over an open bed and cover it completely, so everything inside is hidden away nice and secure. No matter what pickup you get, all of them have considerably more storage space than regular cars.
If you get a double-cab pickup truck, you’ve essentially got yourself a spacious five-seater car with a huge bed at the back. There is a lot of room inside a pickup for you and your family to sit in and enjoy the ride. It’s certainly not a small car that provides you with very little room and makes everyone feel cramped. You’ll be comfortable, and they’re the perfect size for the average family.
Another nice little benefit of a pickup truck is the ability to tow things with it. Pickups are very powerful vehicles, and their engines are large and capable of withstanding high amounts of stress. As a result, they’re the perfect vehicles for towing things with. So, if your family has a boat or a caravan, you’ve got a vehicle that can easily tow it around wherever you need to go.
A truck ticks all the boxes you’re hoping to tick when searching for a family car. It’s safe, got plenty of storage, and is a comfortable size for any family.
No matter your financial situation, everyone wants to make extra money. People manage to boost their income by getting a second job, driving people around with a ride service like Uber, or offering their services as a tutor. There is no shortage of ways to get extra cash, but none are quite as convenient as the internet.
Making money online is easy, it can fit around your other commitments, and you can do it wherever you feel most comfortable. Here are just a few ideas for how you can earn money online.
You don’t need to have a degree in journalism to make money by writing. Thanks to the internet, you can sell your words to a variety of publications, including magazines, newspapers, and content companies. All you need is a laptop and a good internet connection in most cases.
Sell your unwanted items
Getting money for your hand me downs is not a new concept, but the internet gives you access to more customers than ever before. You no longer need to organize a yard sale or carry boxes of books to a second-hand store. Simply create a profile and sell your things on eBay, Amazon, or on mobile phone recycling sites.
Doing surveys online is becoming increasingly popular with students and other busy people because very little effort is required. Signing up for survey websites is easy, and you can start making money right away. But be careful; some of these websites are just scams. Find a reliable source to tell you which sites are legitimate.
Sell your crafts
If you get rave reviews about your cakes or crafts, perhaps it’s time to use your talents to make money. Websites like Etsy let artists sell their crafts for a fair price at a very cheap listing. You could advertise your baking services on your own website, and start catering parties on weekends. If you’re lucky, you might make a decent living from selling your creations.
Write product reviews
Smart online shoppers look at product reviews before they even think about clicking ‘add to cart.’ Honest reviews are important, and some companies are willing to pay your for your opinion. Do some research and find out if there are any online stores that will compensate you for your review of their products.
Gone are the days when tutors have to visit their student’s house, or open up their home to people looking for extra instruction for a passing grade. You can advertise your chosen subject on your website, and use your webcam to interact with your students. Online tutors are currently making money by teaching languages, or using videos showing people how to play an instrument.
Make YouTube videos
YouTube is an excellent site for earning money. When you upload your videos you can enable adverts and get paid each time somebody watches them. Over a billion people visiting YouTube every single month so finding viewers for your videos isn’t difficult.