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31 Oct 10 Tips for an Affordable Vacation

Vacation is indeed an energizing tonic and we all need it. But in the time of global slowdown, we feel threatened and apprehensive towards going for vacation. We fear bankruptcy. But let me surprise you, even in this time of financial crunch you can go for your annual vacation, have fun. You need not pay handsome for a vacation, just know how to save money and enjoy your trip.

Just follow these advices and enjoy your vacation.

Book your tickets and accommodation in advance

Make sure, you get your travel tickets and hotel accommodation done, much in advance. A holiday package always becomes expensive in the last moment. Seeing the demand agencies may hike package deal amount. If you are going on your own, even then book your tickets and accommodation much in advance, as price goes up later and turn exorbitant during holiday time like Christmas, New Year. Reserve your days for vacation in advance and get your employer’s approval of the same.

Keep it for minimum days and places

Go for vacation, but just minimize it. This way you won’t be bankrupt and also holiday dream will come true. If you have planned five or six destinations to visit, cut it short, visit just one or two places as per your affordability and preference. If you have been planning for a weeklong trip, instead, settle for three or four days long plan.

Choose no-frills services

Don’t indulge into too much luxury and comfort. Instead settle for a no-frills budget accommodation. Try to get hold of someone’s house or guest house, where you can make your own meals and save eating out cost. Or go for a budget hotel, with no add-on services. Take food from small street-side eating joints or vendors if you wish to save tax-inclusive eating cost at hotel.

Travel by public conveyance

For sightseeing, visiting local market or eating out take local buses and trains instead of spending too much on car rentals.

Book online and compare

Book your accommodation and travel ticket online, it will save your money otherwise you would have paid to agents or dealers. E-booking will help you save 10% compared to booking in person or phone. Compare price of holiday packages, flights, hotels, car rentals on internet.

Make a realistic budget

Make your holiday planning with a pre-determined budget, which is realistic and logical. Move on with a fixed amount of money in your pocket and avoid using credit card.

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27 Jan 10 A Job-Search Guide to Help People Over 45 – I

If you are young then finding a job is difficult only when the economy is down and the companies has stopped hiring new people, but as soon as you cross the 40 mark, getting a job in even a bullish economy with lots of companies hiring starts becoming difficult.

What with the age?

Well, it has less to do with the age, and more to do with the newness in technology and failure of mid-aged individuals to deal with them. As it often happens, people in their mid-to-late forties tend to become slow on learning.

Another thing that keeps people in mid-to-late forties away from job is the salary they seek. I am not saying that you should not be compensated fairly, or at least you should get the sum you need to pay your bills and put some amount in savings.

But, this is not how people running businesses think. They are less inclined towards humanitarian goals, and more towards raking moola and increasing profit. Young people, despite their inexperience, are considered more apt for this goal as teaching new tricks to new horse is comparatively easy and so is taming them.

Then how to get a job in 40s?

This is the question that keeps people in 40s and jobless awake at nights. These are the people who have family to support, and maybe kids to send to university. Unemployment in such time is very difficult to deal with.

But, fortunately there is a way out and in this series I will tell you what to do to get hired. The advices shared will be workable. Do not treat this series as a read-and-forget series. Work on the suggestions shared. If I were you, I would have subscribed to the RSS feed. Do it now and stay up-to-date with the series.

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12 Oct 09 Article Marketing – Why We Need Article Marketing

Before we establish the need for article marketing, let us first find out what is article marketing. To explain in simplest term, Article marketing refers to the article written for an article directory with an objective to get backlinks and visitors for the writer’s website from the resource box.

What is a resource box?

The text written at the bottom of an article that talks about the author is known as resource box. A resource box contains a brief bio of the author, 2 to 3 links to the author’s home page and an author’s photograph. A resource box may look like the following:

Why we need Article Marketing

The ultimate goal of an article written for article directories is to get backlinks and visitors for the author’s website. But it has two intermediary goals as well. The first one is to get the article picked by various online publishers, and second is to establish oneself as an expert in the chosen field.

These two goals are worthy because the more people will pick your article the more backlink you will get. And the more established as an expert you will become for your field the more reliable your advices will be. This, in turn, will result in more visitors and more sales.

Generally, author of an article in this case is the webmaster who owns the website to which the article is linking.

What is article directories

An article directory is a website where an author can submit his or her articles. The article directories are often free, and they generate revenue by placing ads in the articles published under its domain. Some of the best known article directories are:

  • Ezine Articles
  • Go Articles
  • Article Dashboard
  • Article Alley
  • Amazines
  • Buzzle
  • Search Wrap

In the coming posts, I will discuss about different aspects of article marketing, so stay tuned.

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