Stop that check!!

I found it very interesting to read about how the country of Great Britain is considering stopping the use of checks. It seems that boards of bankers think they are too expensive to clear and they favor cheaper ways of paying bills. They have set a preliminary date of 2018 for the complete stoppage of check clearing. There are some who are concerned though.

The elderly people tend to write more checks than any other age group. They are not always computer savvy and are set in their ways. Some businesses also want to continue their customer’s use of checks. Whatever happens, I am sure that sooner or later, the checks will be stopped.

Deciding on Marshall Amps

The Marshall Amps that I have been looking at lately online are now being offered at a much cheaper price then they were a couple of weeks ago. I have always been told that “good things come to those who wait” and maybe this would be considered one of those times. With the holidays just barely right around the corner, prices will be fluctuating and it will just all become a real challenge when life becomes so demanding with the arrival of the cold weather. Not something I am looking forward to at all.

We were robbed of our normal summer weather and I hear that this will be one heck of a winter season, one that folks won’t forget any time soon.

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Marshall DSL40C 40W All-Tube 1×12 Guitar Combo Amp Black Restock

After Dinner Chillaxing

Last Sunday’s family dinner was so good – my mom and sisters out did themselves this year! I know that I ate too much, but I couldn’t stop. I should have skipped dessert, but evidently I have no willpower when it comes to coconut cake. Besides, everyone else stayed seated at the table and kept eating, too. It would have been rude to get up and leave the table.

After dinner the guys went into my dad’s “man cave” and watched some TV. Dad has satellite and gets so any channels he never misses anything important. For only about $40 a month, he gets just about everything out there, including 61 HD channels. Since we all pitched in and bought him a flat screen HD TV at Christmas last year, getting all those HD channels from his Satellite TV is a really sweet feature.

This gave me a great idea for his birthday present this summer. I think we should pitch in and buy him the NFL special package on Direct TV called, The Sunday Ticket. This is only available on Direct TV and it gives you ALL he NFL games, with no restrictions like blackouts, and they are all in HD. Once you watch an NFL game in HD and see how much more detail there is, you can never go back to regular TV and enjoy the game as much. Trust me on this!

They make it easy!

One of the best things that has happened over the last few years is the growing prevalence of the gift card! These cards come in handy when a gift is required, but you don’t really want to spend a lot of time figuring out what to get someone. All you have to do is come close to a general category that you think the person will like.

I really like to give out gift cards from the most popular restaurants. I know that no matter what, people have to eat. I have always had good success with these cards and plan to make my life a lot simpler by giving them out!

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Gift Cards Are The Way To Go!



French Fried

It seems that the country of France is looking for ways to save money on its public finances. They have a very large deficit and are planning ways to combat the red ink. One thing they are doing is raising their retirement age from 60 to 62. They hope to save a lot of money by doing this.

Of course, there are many people who are not happy with the decision. But, many believe it is the only responsible thing to do in light of the deficit. The plan will be implemented over a number of years and has some loopholes for those who need it. I think France is doing the right thing by keeping their deficit in check!