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5 Great Ideas for a Fundraising Event

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Throwing a fund raiser is a great way to have fun while helping those in need. You’ll find fundraising events are thrown throughout the year by many different nonprofits. In 2013, over 1.4 million nonprofit organizations were registered in the United States. Statistics show nonprofits are the third largest workforce group in the United States. It’s understandable to wonder what type of fundraising events your nonprofit organization needs to throw. Here are five fun and creative fundraising ideas to try out.

  • A Walk for Charity

    Many people make promises to get into better shape. It’s tough for people to get the chance to do a bit of walking. Setting up a fundraising Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Celebrate the End of Summer with a Labor Day Party

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Unfortunately, summer is coming to an end. Many states have already experienced a drastic reduction in the temperatures. Before it gets too cold, it is the perfect time to plan that end of summer party. With Labor Day weekend coming up, end summer with a blast. You don?t have to spend a ton of money on a venue rental and formal invitations. It is still summer and a backyard party is the perfect way to celebrate Labor Day.

Spread the word

You will want to spread the word, as soon as possible. While some people may have out of town plans for Labor Day, others will still be in town and looking for something to do. However, it is a good idea to spread the word of your Labor Day party before they make other weekend plans. You can inform guests of the date and time of your upcoming party, befo Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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VA Loans Help Veterans Achieve Home Ownership

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The VA Mortgage program helps veterans to buy homes for themselves and their families. Through partnerships with private lenders, banks, mortgage brokers and direct lenders, it makes housing loans available at favorable terms to qualified and eligible Veterans. Veterans loans requirements are less demanding than conventional financing. In addition, there are many benefits of veterans loans, such as 100% financing and no down payments.

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The VA home loan program partners with private lenders to help veterans secure home loans. Altogether, the Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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The Road Map to a Successful Estate Sale: Part 2

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There are many reasons you might be planning an estate sale. The most common reasons include a family death, retiring, downsizing, relocating for work, and, finally, divorce. But regardless of the reason, it is important that you have a proper understanding of how to organize a successful estate sale.

In this two part series, we are examining the important milestones that must be reached in order for your estate sale to be a success. In the previous post, we discussed how organization, estate appraisal, and advertising can help.

In the second half, we will examine the remaining three steps: displaying, hosting, and cleaning.

Displaying
In order to get the best results for your estate sale, it is important that you organize the items for sale in a well thought out manner. There are two main components to improving the display. First, you should group similar items together as much as possible. Doing so will allow you to more easily direct your potential buyers to the right areas. Secondly, you should do your best to create a visually pleasing arrangement. Clutter is overwhelming. You should seek to put your buyers at ease with a neat and attractive presentation.

Hosting
This is the moment you have been waiting for: the sale itself. You should host the sale over a weekend. Typically, you want to have three days for an estate sale, Friday through Sunday. That way more people will have the option to view your sale.

But just because you have had the estate appraisal services completed and have moved onto the sale doesn’t mean you are finished. You should be dedicated over the course of the sale to keeping your space organized, respacing items to avoid obvious gaps, and keeping notes about what sold and for how much.

Cleaning
The final stage of any estate sale is cleaning, but not in the way you might think. Of course, there may be some mess as the result of your sale, but the cleaning stage is more than sweeping. This is where you get rid of any unsold items.

Typically the best way to go about this is to schedule a visit from a local nonprofit or thrift store for Monday morning. You can then donate the items that you weren’t able to sell, allowing them to find a new home.

Estate sale planning can be tricky, but following the roadmap laid out in this series can help you do so successfully.

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Learn About the Benefits of Vet Mortgage Rates

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The VA home loan program has helped over 22 million vets buy homes. In 2015 alone, approximately 134,808 vets bought their first home, and another 187,307 bought a new home. The benefits of this program are designed to reward those that made the commitment to serve their country through the military.

In addition to low vet mortgage rates, VA loans do not require mortgage insurance, and they allow the vet to get 100% financing. This means less money down at closing, and a better chance of being able to afford a home.

Like any other program, there are loan require Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Busting Four Common Myths Surrounding a VA Home Loan

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One of the greatest things that someone can experience is home ownership. Having your own space to relax and unwind is a dream many people have. Veterans once found that it was extremely difficult to obtain what is needed to own a home. Recent changes have allowed for most veterans to enjoy a much easier path to home ownership through a VA home loan. The VA home loan has helped over 22 million veterans obtain their own home. You will find there are a few common misconceptions associated with obtaining this type of loan. In this post, you will learn four VA home loan myths.

  1. Veterans Receive Higher Rates

    You likely know that veterans have a harder time building and obtaining credit. These brave men and women are often keeping areas safe that are located in foreign Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Top 3 Benefits to Landscaping at Your Home

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Landscaping is an important part of homes. It can turn people off or make them feel more comfortable, more at home. But expert landscaping services know it is about more than good looks. Landscaping affects the energy efficiency of a home and affects the resale value. Koi ponds, fireplaces, outdoor lighting, and walls are all a part of luxury landscape design. Here are the top benefits to proper landscaping around your home.

1. Looking to sell your home soon? People look to the landscaping of a home first. It is the first impression the home will make and the first thing people see. If the landscaping isn’t done well, people are less likely to consider buying it. Up to 60% of potential home buyers s Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Are You Excited About Renting Your First Apartment?

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When you got ready to find your fist rental apartment after moving off campus, you had some very specific things that you were looking for. Because you were staying in the same city where you attended college and would actually be working in the admissions office you knew that you wanted to find an apartment in an entirely different part of the city. You wanted to eat at different restaurants, go to different entertainment venues. You knew that your life away from campus needed to be very different from your college experience. You did not want to feel like a college student any more, even though you would still be working at the university. Looking at apartments for rent in locations that were prev Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Party Planning Tips From Napkins to Table and Chair Rentals

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There are quite a few details to take care of when planning a party, particularly when there will be 15 or more guests in attendance. In addition to creating the guest list and sending out invitations, there’s hiring a caterer to decide on a menu. There are other important items that need attending to on party planning lists. These include tables and seating, linens and place settings, party activities and decorations.

Party Tent Rentals

When you’re hosting the party in your backyard or another outdoor area, having a party tent can provide welcome shade for your guests. If your space allows, you may want to rent several tents, each with a specific purpose. You can designate a tent for cocktails and mingling along with another tent for sharing a meal. If you’re planning to have live entertainmen Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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What to Look for In Memory Care

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Over the past couple of decades, there has been an expansion in technology that has changed lives. These new developments in technology have changed how people interact with the world on a daily basis. These advances in technology can come in the form of the internet, new mobile phones, tablets, smart televisions, and even devices that allow you to float across the ground. Recently, technology has even moved beyond just improving how we communicate with one another.

For many medical facilities and medical processes, things are done with ease thanks to new creations in technology. This means that things like surgeries, sleeping disorders, and even memory care have improved in terms of treatment and execution. Technology h Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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