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Windows 10 Upgrade On My Home Based Business PC

Not looking forward to it.

Seriously.

But…

That is one of the thrills of working from home, being on several learning curves at once. Proper diet and working from home I am certain is a good recipe for preventing Alzheimer’s.

I hesitated for a bit but everything I read said 4GB was plenty on my PCs.  My next incarnation is going to be a 32GB memory monster but I am so busy with other projects right now I cannot put in the time. I like building my own boxes although I am might tempted to just buy one that is DONE.

Wish me luck!

Tim

UPDATE:

Well, I have to say, I am pleased. The interface is different, but I think I am going to like it. I could not for the life of me find Internet Explorer 11 for a couple of reasons.

  1. That Edge is its replacement was something I missed. I tend to be focused on the intricacies of SEO, social media and the price of gold and silver. That being the full plate that it is, I missed out on Internet Explorer being retired in Windows 10.
  2. I am hard headed and don’t like being told what to do and to use. I saw my Google Chrome links on my desktop and did not want to use it.

Then, I did a genius search asking Google ‘What is the best browser for Windows 10?”

I came up with this link, which, not really surprisingly said Chrome was the best. What did surprise me, again, because of my being focused on other things besides the latest fashion hysterics amongst Microsoft Corporation Interface fashionistas was that Internet Explorer came in dead last on nearly every performance test.

Also, this link gives you the option of joining ZD Net and getting a free guide called ‘How To Get The Most Out of Windows 10 File Explorer.

I  mean, wow.

Edge did come in a dragging second, but judging from the way it opens my pages, I frankly hope everyone uses Chrome. I will re-optimize, of course. Thing is, with Chrome, little seems to me needed.

Best Regards,

home based business

Tim Singleton

 

Karatbars

Sometimes when you sit down to write, your brain gives you the universal sign for peace and there you sit.

You might even manage to hash out a blog post straining through the mental equivalent of having eaten too much cheese. It’s no fun, you don’t enjoy the process and you know the end product ain’t right.

No one reads it; folks know constipated composition when they see it.

Having tried for three days to write a good post on Karatbars, progress was finally made when I went out searching for the term ‘Who is succeeding in Karatbars?’ Yes, it was a fiddling day.

I left a comment on one fellow’s blog where he wrote an excellent post.

I looked at my comment and realized I had written the post I was struggling to write while I was not looking or paying attention.

Here ’tis.

Why Karatbars

Karatbars is something that I joined for free. Nothing was done because I was sooooo busy chasing selling 100% commission digital products.

Frittered about with Karatbars a bit because I like its premise, which is selling gold in affordable amounts so that ordinary people, like you and me, on an ordinary budget can protect ourselves and our loved ones from the wealth transfer that looms over us all like the digital tsunami that hangs over the American coasts in all the disaster movies.

Financial tsunami

Even now we all see it.

It’s right there.

We all act as though it is digital

It is not digital.

The debt tsunami is very real and it will break sooner or later.

KaratBars Appeal

I was totally shocked when someone signed up under me last week with no effort on my part. I am taking that as a sign to get serious about Karatbars.

That is appealing; that is sexy.

LBMA means Karatbars can be used to settle debts, even with banks.
LBMA means Karatbars can be used to settle debts, even with banks.

Selling digital products is a fine business. I am proud of all the digital products I have sold because the product themselves are not the point, but what they do is.

Not all digital products are created equal. It seems to me that a lot of businesses are based on the idea of buy xyz digital product that teaches you to sell xyz digital product so that Joe Bob can buy it from you and learn to sell xyz digital product to Bobbie Sue so she can do the same.

Yeah, you have sold a product but so has the fellow who sells you envelopes to stuff. At their core,  many digital products are not much different from an envelope. This appeals to folks looking for the easy way out and they never stick.

Karatbars sells the purest form of money; you cannot do better than that for a product.

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You Want To Protect Your Family

This goes without saying, but we will anyway.

You want to protect your family, right?

Increasingly, you feel a growing unease about the future, correct?

Who wouldn’t? Many feel we are watching civilization disintegrate.

You saw the Baltimore violence. Did the mayor really tell her police force to stand down so there could be an outlet for destruction? You be the judge as to what that means for the future.

You see the tsunami, standing there, glistening in the sun hardly moving.

What will you do when the economic wizards who built it in the first  place can no longer hold it in place?

By the way, those wizards are buying gold hand over fist while they tell you not to worry.

Numbers don't lie

You want to go here, learn about how simply, easily and affordably you can protect your family from the future that has already been written.

Karatbars was designed specifically to help you help your family.

Regards

Tim and MaryJane

 

 

 

Tim

Hard Times

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Hard Times

Hard times are coming. Of this, I have absolutely no doubt. Some of you will justifiably say, “Man, what the hell are you talking about? Hard times are here!”

With unemployment actually running in the 20% range and some 40% of the population needing some type of subsidy from the government I have to agree, hard times are here.

Worse times are coming, though.

Inflation Is A Tax To Benefit Friends of Government

Industrialists, aka assholes masquerading as capitalists, love to talk about the wonders of free enterprise all the while funneling campaign funds to their whores in Congress.

If there is anything to be done about this as it sits, I don’t know what it is.

I just find myself thankful there is still room for an individual to claw his way up with hard work to healthy six and seven figure incomes.

Inflation is a weapon against those of us who want to make it to retirement before we are too old to enjoy it.

See, when the government prints money, or adds zeros to a bank account for the benefit of its friends, they have what is called first use.

Those worse times I said were coming? That is due to this government not having enough money to pay its bills. Printing money for the government is similar to you and I continually borrowing more money to pay bills.

At some point you and I run out of credit. At some point people will lose faith in the dollar. While I don’t believe it will happen tomorrow I do believe it will happen.

That will be a very bad day.

If you do not have preparations for that day you and yours will suffer. The rich are getting ready for it, believe it.

First Use of Money, What It Means To You

That new money is worth more to the person who first gets to spend it. By the time it reaches the end consumer,  the average citizen, by way of having been used to buy goods and services on the way down it has made each dollar worth less. This is inflation.

To put it another way, if the money supply goes up by 4.9% as it did in 2014, then the rate of inflation is at least 4.9%, not the claimed 1.5% which everyone who does grocery shopping knows is a lie.

Here is one source that, based on CPI calculations for 1990, shows inflation to be truly moving towards 15%.

How can you retire by making 10% on your money when inflation is eating away at its capital worth at the rate of 15% per year?

You can’t.

The way you get wealthy is you make money faster than inflation can degrade its worth.

That means living on less than you earn and earning more than you need.

Earn More

If your job does not have the ability to allow you to do that then you need another job, a second job or a side business that will provide you with cash flow so that you can buy assets that produce more cash.

A home based business that allows you to work from home has the most flexibility. It interferes the least with your job which in these days you really don’t want to lose until you are confident your cash flow is steady.

Best Regards,

Tim and MaryJane

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

(with the love of my life, Mary Jane Singleton)

My Favorite 5 Books – Fiction

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Important Books To Read

How does one choose? There are lots of books to read and picking the top five for me would be a hard task indeed. I love to read and in point of fact cannot fathom the mind that does not read.

Kanye West reportedly said he was a proud non-reader of books. He did not like to read and would not read. Well, okay, I reckon that is one life choice. For me? I am a bibliophile of the first order.

My great disappointment in my younger life was the knowledge that working as a clerk in a book store would not pay the bills. The work was awesome and I loved the environment. Sadly, you cannot feed yourself very well on minimum wage.

Again, how do you choose? How do you choose five(5)? I really don’t think I can, not without whittling it down a bit.

You see you can pick top five novels. For me that would be, in no particular order:

  1. IT, by Stephen King
  2. The Stand, by Stephen King
  3. Freckles, by Gene Stratton-Porter
  4. The Santaroga Barrier, by Frank Herbert
  5. The Wolf and the Dove, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

I almost included George Orwell’s 1984 but in my mind that would be filed under prophecy and economic literary docudrama books.

IT, by Stephen King

ITWhy IT? Because my childhood, like Ben Hanscomb’s, was filled with bullies and a heart wrenching crush on a girl I would never dare to talk to, too much anyway. I remember walking into my 4th grade class at A.H. Watwood and there she sat. She glowed, she shined, if a 4th grader could die from a vision on that day I was in mortal peril. When I read Freckles guess who was the Limberlost Angel? You got it, her name was…

Anyways, getting back to IT, when I was in the lower grades, before I shot up, my grandmother had to buy me what were called ‘husky’ size pants. Yes, I was a bit heavy.

When I read about Ben’s crush on Beverly, I immediately identified with the kid. Also, the idea of a bunch of innocents taking on some devil spider that was the embodiment of one of what I guess was one of the old god’s of Chaos kept my eyes bolted to the pages.

Childhood is often filled with well defined terrors. I like the way Stephen King defined it. Childhood is filled with well-defined terrors and passionate, inflamed dreams and loves that give way to the grinding reality of adulthood, where the fears are diffuse and heavy and completely unable to be appropriately grappled with and stabbed to death like St. George killing the dragon.

Yeah, there was a lot of paraphrasing there, but I am reasonable sure Stephen King would be at least to some degree okay with it.

If I told you how many times I have read IT you would be certain I would be in dire need of drug therapy for a horrible case of OCD. I don’t know but what you would be right in that assessment, but that is the way I read. If I love a book I tend to want to read it repeatedly. I suppose I have read it more than 20 times over the years and I no doubt will read it again when I retire.

The Stand, by Stephen King

TheStandA world ravaged by a super influenza strain that wipes out 95% of humanity and leaves the 5% trying to survive while the forces of good and evil make them pawns in a game of life and death.

A loner from Arnette, Texas named Stu Redman winds up more or less in charge of a group of good folks who have been called by God to stand as His proxies in a battle against evil, controlled by a devil prince called Flagg.

You know, I hate to admit it, but I think I liked the book because it was about a world that was emptied out. Naturally, I would be one of the survivors and so it was just a given that I would consider the consequences of no government left, anywhere, and that you could do as you liked as long as you exercised some human decency.

Of course, there is that little inconvenient truth of 95% of the people dying would completely and forever suck.

Freckles

FrecklesThis book by Gene Stratton-Porter is classed as a children’s classic. For me, it is a good read about the good guy coming out on top. Besides, I read the book not too long after I found out my biological father abandoned me and my mom shortly before my birth.

Never giving up, never backing down, always being there putting it all on the line for those who have faith in you, this is what Freckles is all about.

The Santaroga Barrier

TheSantarogaBarrierWe are all asleep, wrapped in a cocoon of advertising, prescription drugs and political lies that keep us with our faces firmly under the boot of those who think themselves superior to us by birth and education.

Again, calling on George Orwell’s 1984 I am reminded of something that was said towards the end of the book:

What does the future look like in our Utopia? Imagine a human face, looking up in abject misery. Now imagine a big cleated boot, driving that face into the dirt.

This book was really remarkable because it showed what people could be like, if they wished. Or if, as in the case of this story, they had the right pharmaceutical to help them free their consciousness.

While I am ambivalent about that, Frank Herbert does a good job of leading you into the world where what the Santarogans are doing to their children and to outsiders who come and pass the test of whether they are awake is perfectly acceptable and honorable.

It may be time for me to read this one again.

The Wolf and The Dove

thewolfandthedoveThis was a straight up heaving bosom and bare chested hero along with the dusky hued bad guy, but it was a great read.

I don’t currently have it in my library and frankly, I may never make the effort to re-acquire it but it was a great read. It made an impression because I have never forgotten it. Every time someone brings up the issue of what books did or do you love the most, The Wolf and The Done is on the short list.

Other Books

Want some ideas? The BBC’s Big Read is a good place to start. Go through the list; you might be surprised at how many you have already read.

Best Regards,

Tim and MJ

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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How To Get the Most Cash Back

What Is Cash Back?

‘Cash Back’ is the practice of using a small refund off the price as an incentive to get you to use their credit card or portal to make your purchase. Some cards will give you

  1. 1% when you make your purchase
  2. 1% when you pay
  3. 1% when you make the purchase and another 1% when you pay
  4. more than 1% cash back

Which Credit Card Gives The Most Cash Back

The issue of which card rewards you with the most cash back is a moving target, really. What is true this week will not be true next week. Some cards even change the rules of the game every year. Most will not change all their cards in an effort to maximize their profits so I am not going to address this particular issue.

Rather than that I am going to suggest a way to maximize whatever savings you are currently getting with your current card.  The question, “Where can I get the most cash back?” is answerable in my opinion. We will address it here.

Most Cash Back At Walmart

That’s easy. Get the best cash back card you can find (or qualify for) and then go through the best cash back portal site you can find.

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That is where Dubli comes in. Yes, if you shop at Wal-Mart though Dubli you wil receive as much as 7% cashback. That is on top of whatever rewards your card is giving you.

Double Digit Cash Back

In January I bought my mom flowers for her birthday. The rewards amounted to 17.7% cash back. Double digit cash back rewards can make the difference in whether your retirement savings do the job.

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Double digit savings can:

  1. Pay your power bill.
  2. Cover the cost of your auto insurance.
  3. Be used to buy silver eagles and throw them in a drawer for the future.

Remember, all these savings we are talking about in are in addition to the savings your card provides you now. For instance, if I had a card that was paying me 1% when I purchased and 1% when I paid my bill, I would be receiving 19.7% cash back when I bought flowers for my mom.

1%+1%+17.7% = 19.7%

Dubli Cash Back

Dubli has over 6,000 stores. Compare this to eBates’ 1,700 stores. I have looked at a number of programs and Dubli is the top cash back program as far as I am concerned.

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Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

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Benefits of Baroque and Classical Music

Baroque Music Make You Smarter

Baroque music makes you smarter, healthier, more mentally well-adjusted and athletic. How’s that for a laundry list of good things to be had?

Baroque music is said to have a positive effect on the brain in terms of learning and retaining information. Whether that is actually true or not, I can attest to the idea that I get more work done when listening to Baroque.

Something about alpha wave stimulation increases one’s retention while relieving stress from your brain. The other thing that just occurred to me was whether it worked because it works or if it works because I believe it works.

Just be aware that there are folks out there who strongly disagree with the idea that Baroque or Classical music can improve your mental function. While they are certainly entitle to have and to hold their opinion on the matter, I take the position that it helps me. If you want to see if it will help you, then trying it out is in order.

Some of you young folks who feel classical is not cool, or boring or whatever need to remember that Baroque was the rock music of its era.  Try it out for yourself and see if you receive any of the benefits listed here.

Effects of Baroque and Classical Music

The story is that Baroque and Classical music in general can:

  1. Lift your spirits and improve your outlook
  2. Relieve anxiety and lower stress levels
  3. Helps relieve Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  4. Boosts your creativity because the music helps you see things in different ways.
  5. It can help you raise your test scores.
  6. Study for school.
  7. Improves performance in general.

Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom, Correct and Clear Thinking.

Senbonzakura – Lindsey Stirling – Baroque or Classical?

Is this Baroque music? I honestly don’t know, but it sounds like it to my ear.  Violin music, especially that which seems to have Irish influence, appeals to my ear and calms me down at the same time it inspires me to action.

Baroque and Classical Music’s Effects on Health

Some of the positive effects of this type of music include

  • Blood pressure reduction
  • Stroke recovery
  • Post partum symptom relief
  • Reduces feelings of fatigue
  • Alleviates depression
  • Improves athletic performance

Blood pressure can be lowered in many cases by listening to 30 minutes of Baroque or Classical music.  In addition to general recover in the stroke patient’s ability to function,  fine-grained neuroanatomical modifications have been shown to be present after a time in the brain.

This is worth quoting and referencing for folks with epilepsy affecting their families:

Anti-seizure effect: The latest 2014 study revealed that listening to Mozart K 448 (Sonata for Two Pianos in D major) reduced the seizure recurrence and epileptiform discharges in children epilepsy. The antiepileptic effect of Mozart’s sonata has been earlier demonstrated by Taiwanese scientists.1

Truthfully, when I started researching for this post I was not expecting the range of positive effects to be so broad. It makes you smarter, healthier and more athletic.

The litany of benefits is so long as to be astonishing to me, even today, when I had long thought I knew the benefits to be had. I am even more inclined now to make sure my future kids get a good daily dose of Baroque and Classical music.

Benefits To the Home Based Business Owner

Whether you are a member of the growing community of work at home moms, work at home dads, or the other folks who have made the transition from the cubicle to the kitchen, maximizing your energy levels and recuperative capabilities is critical.  These musical styles can help.

The aid in migraine headaches, energy levels and recuperation from stress levels are things to which I can personally attest. It simply works wonders for me.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

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1. http://www.emedexpert.com/tips/music.shtml