We honor those who have fought for our country and died in military service. This weekend many people will visit cemeteries with some volunteers placing flags on the graves of the brave soldiers.
Find out more about Memorial Day Here
Are you getting away this Memorial Day weekend? According to AAA auto club over “41.5 million people will travel over the Memorial Day weekend which is 4.8% more than last year and seven out of eight of those travelers will be driving.
If you are one of those seven out of eight traveling on the road, here are a few tips:
Drivers should be well rested and alert, use their seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road. If someone is planning on drinking alcohol, they should designate a driver who won’t be drinking.
• Drivers should give their full attention to the road.
• Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
• Leave ample room when behind other vehicles.
• Use caution in work zones.
• Make frequent stops when traveling long distances.
• Clean the vehicle’s lights and windows, especially at night.
• Turn the headlights on as dusk approaches, or during inclement weather.
• Use high beams on rural roads unless approaching or following a vehicle.
• Refill the vehicle’s gas tank before it gets too low. If there is trouble with the car, pull as far as possible off the road.
PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED
Travelers should pay attention to the weather forecast for their destination.
Travel and weather web sites can help them avoid storms and other regional challenges that could impact their safety. To be ready for unexpected problems:
• Carry an Emergency Preparedness Kit in the trunk.
• Pack high protein snacks, water, first aid kit, flashlight, a small battery-operated radio, an emergency contact card with names and phone numbers, extra prescription medications and important documents or information that may be needed.
• Travelers should let someone know their destination, route, and expected arrival time. If you get stuck along the way, help can be sent along the predetermined route.
If someone is traveling with a pet, here are some tips to make their trip more enjoyable right here.
Have a safe and very enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend
Spring time means starting a garden to enjoy vegetables all summer long. Not only are organic gardens great for healthy food and flavor, they also add a nice bit of landscape to your property and save you money at the grocery store.
There’s nothing like just walking out into your yard and gathering fresh vegetables to cook with or make a salad that day. You also know where they came from and how they were grown with your own hands and the love you put into your garden.
Bring in the entire family on this fun project! Don’t just go it alone, this is a great for teaching your kids about eating healthy and how to grow their own food organically. Who knows maybe they thought they did not like a certain vegetable or many vegetables before but are willing to give them a try after they get to help grow, pick and prepare them going from the garden to the table.
Check out this video from Howdini with Scott Meyer, editor of Organic Gardening magazine, who has great information and tips for Organic gardening and how to grow an organic vegetable garden.
Grab your shovel and get started! Enjoy :}
Insurance rates go up and down and depending on what type of vehicle you drive, how many miles you put on it every year, and more. If you do not inform your insurance company of changes you could be missing out on discounts.
Here are some things to consider:
No tickets or accidents in the past 6 months to a year or being a safe driver.
Changes in life style, a new job with shorter distance to work or don’t drive as much in general.
Your age could be a factor also. If you are younger than 25, your rate may be higher, the more experienced a driver you become after 25, the less you may have to pay (if you have a clean driving record).
Have your moved lately? Where you live can affect the cost of your car insurance rates, some places can make them go up and some go down, don’t just give your insurance company your new address, find out if you can get a discount for your new area.
Other discounts you may want to ask about are good student discount, military discount or a senior citizen discount, (ask about our AARP discount for seniors).
We offer a big discount depending on what prior carrier you have been with for 1-2 years and a bigger discount for 3 years and an even larger discount if you have been with a prior carrier for 5 or more. Find out how much you can save by calling us for a quote!
You are probably not aware of all of the discounts that are available on your auto insurance policy. Call us today to get your questions answered. 863-453-3903
or visit our website budgetbirite.com and fill out our short form. We will have an agent contact you within 24 hours.
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The holidays are just around the corner and many people will be having parties or attending. If you love plan parties from the guest list to adding the last touch to make your parties extra special, why not get paid for it.
Put your organization skills to work and coordinate an event that will stand out. There are many types of parties: Holiday, Birthday, Baby Showers, Weddings, Office, reunions, anniversaries and the list goes on.
You can start by volunteering to help a friend with a Church group event, school event or even a backyard over the top BBQ. This will give you an idea of how other people plan good or not so good and what you may do differently. Your style will stand out and people attending the party may want you to do one for them. Word of mouth is still one of the best forms of advertising, so be sure to have business cards on hand.
From your choices of themes, food and customer service, you can be known for your expertise. Start with a small group for say a bridal shower, baby shower or birthday. There are many things that are already on hand to choose from for your theme.
The key to success is organization and being able to network with many people for different party’s. This means you will want to bring in florist, caterers, rental companies for chairs, tables etc. If you want to just be the expert for Baby Showers or Weddings you can stay focused on that and still do very well.
Get Your Name Out There
Once you have added a few parties to your resume, (including the ones you volunteered for) get your name out there. Order business cards (VistaPrint.com offers a great deal for first time business cards) then build a website or blog to add to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
You do not have to have a degree to be a party planner but a few courses in management, money management would be good for the business side.
Have a list of everything you need that you can check off from start to finish. Head on over to The Tip Junkie where she has 11 Free Printable Party Planners and idea’s!
Call us today to get your questions answered. 863-453-3903
or visit our website budgetbirite.com fill out the form and we will have an agent contact you within 24 hours.
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