Tag Archives: pay

Travel Cards – Don’t get Stung – Don’t Use Them in my Opinion


I know from experience with these cards and so does my Grandson,  who is in Holland at the moment.

Inactivity fees are number one. If you don’t use your card for some time they charge you inactivity fees. I mean how stupid is that.

Not just one charge  by the look of this statement the charge was every day. Robbery thats what I say.

This person took their eye off the ball as she said. “Time went by, the cards stayed in a bottom drawer and in the end I lost more than €36.00 from one and US$24 from the other in inactivity fees”

“That was back in 2013 when I was using Travelex Cash Passports and the monthly fees were €2 and US$2 after a year of inactivity. Today Travelex has Travel Cards instead, and their inactivity fee is $4 a month after 12 months of no usage. They also have a 2.95 per cent domestic withdrawal fee if you try to get your money out in Australia and a $10 fee to move any money you have left to your own bank account when you close your account”.

In my experience just using your own credit card is the most efficient and quickest card to use. 

“You do need to pay attention to what you’re agreeing to, and do the maths on any card purchase fees, loading fees, reloading fees, transaction fees, ATM fees (remembering ‘free ATM’ doesn’t cover what the local ATM operators charge), negative balance fees and closure fees before making any decisions”


For a card with 500 dollars in you can pay up to 30 dollars exchange rate which is a lot. So do your due diligence when choosing a travel card if you have to. Otherwise just use your credit card.

Another word of caution is that my Grandson found it was not always accepted in all place and that can be embarrassing especially if you do not have the cash.

Source – Escape.com.au

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Every Woman should Know – How To Buy The Best Bra For You

This is something I really do have a problem with. Finding someone who Knows how to measure you properly. It  is a tough one. Every retailer that sells Bras should make sure they have an expert on board to do this job. The Cost of a good Bra requires the help of someone who knows what they are doing.  That’s my opinion anyway. I don’t know how many bras I have bought and never worn as I hate the fit or the look of them. It is a plus for the second-hand clothing stores as that is where they go. I do not waste space with an ugly uncomfortable bra.

A study conducted by the Swiss lingerie company Triumph, approximately 64 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size.

Here is some helpful advice on this matter.



  1. Choose Support Over Comfort

Expert and owner of Linda’s Bra Salons Linda Becker said it’s important to choose support over perceived comfort when shopping for bras. Bra support should come from the band, not the straps. They should fit snuggly across your back, not tight so you have the roll over look.



2.  Never Assume Your Size, Even When Measured

Reevaluate your size at least once a year. Remember your body changes every year. Cup and band sizes aren’t the same across all brands. Don’t worry about the size, care about how it feels and fits. The perfect fit is really about trial and error until you find the best that suits you. A good consultant will help you do that.



3.  Buy New Bras Every Nine Months — At Least

According to Glamour’s Executive Fashion Editor Suze Yalof Schwartz. We should be replacing our bras every nine months. If you keep them for longer, Schwartz says they’ll lose their elasticity, and therefore their effectiveness.



4.  The Hooks Are There For A Reason

Always try on your bra with the least tight band setting. Remember you will use the rest of the hook settings as the bra ages and loses its stretch.



5. Go For The Best Cup Shape For Your Body

New York-based style blogger and YouTuber Jalisa reminded like in clothing there are different Bra cuts and breast shapes. A Demi works great for the small busted girl where a full coverage bra suits the larger busted figures as they do not need the padding. Again it is trial and error and a patient polite consultant.



6. Scrutinize The Fit

To know what to look for in a well-fitting bra is so important.  Check that the bra cups lie smooth with no wrinkles, that the center of the bra lies flat against the breast bone, and that the back of the bra is even with the front (instead of hiking up in the middle). Does not do these 3 things then keep looking and trying on.


7.  It Pays To Pay More

Higher quality the bra materials, the better the bra will be at supporting us. That is going to mean you are going to have to pay more.  Remember a high quality bra is going to be well constructed and fit better than the cheaper ones. Remember they are going to have to support the motion and the weight of those ‘Boobies’. TJ’s and Marshall’s have been suggested for purchasing high quality brands. Be prepared to be spending the day shopping for the perfect bra and you will never regret it. It will make all the difference to the look of your outfit and your shape.

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Pay It Forward Pizza Shop – There Are Kind People In This World

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Love it – She Must Have Been Lost For Words


Do you drink beer?

Man: Yes
How many beers a day?

Usually about 3

How much do you pay per beer?

Man: $5.00 which includes a tip

(This is where it gets scary !)

And how long have you been drinking?
About 20 years, I suppose

So a beer costs $5 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450.
In one year, it would be approximately $5400 …correct?


If in 1 year you spend $5400, not accounting for inflation, the past
20 years puts your spending at $108,000, correct?


Do you know that if you didn’t drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up
interest savings account and, after accounting for compound interest over the past 20 years, you
could have now bought a Ferrari?

Do you drink beer?


Where’s your Ferrari?

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Why Americans Pay So Much for Drugs

Very interesting numbers.

High Cost of Rx
Created by: Medical Billing and Coding

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Who Needs a PhD? – Four Jobs That Pay Well Without a Degree

This is not my article. It is an article from Divine Caroline website. It is written by By: Molly Mann
I think this is an excellent subject as it makes us think out of the box. She also writes with humour. Enjoy.

Out one night recently, I got swept up in the mood and hopped behind the bar. There I was, slinging gin and tonics, beers, and vodka-cranberries, and having a blast. Who knew I’d be cut out for that kind of job—and who knew I’d make so much money in tips? My flirtation with life as a barmaid got me thinking: what other “laid-back labor” jobs offer hefty pay?

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure
According to a 2010 update of Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, Seattle trash collectors make an annual salary of $109,553. This number varies from city to city across the United States, but municipal workers are generally paid very well for doing the dirty work. In New York City, the Department of Sanitation reports that the current starting salary for a sanitation worker is $31,200 per year, with a labor agreement in place that provides for periodic increases to a maximum of $67,141 after five and a half years. In addition to the basic annual wages, New York City sanitation workers may also earn differential payments based on their specific assignment and the overtime they work.

Gas in the Tank, Money in the Bank
My dad always warned me that mechanics would charge me an arm and a leg. I’m sure he was just being paranoid, and that most mechanics are honest and professional workers, but compared with others at their education level, they do rake in the dough. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mechanics make a mean hourly wage of $18.05 ($10.80 more than the national minimum wage) and a mean annual wage of $37,450. The job requires, at most, a vocational or associate’s degree from a community college; mechanics learn most of the precise skills of their trade on the job.

Knock on Wood
I would have married Johnny Cash no matter what he did for a living. If he had been a carpenter, I probably wouldn’t have had to settle for less, since carpenters bring home a nice wad of cash: on average, $20.64 per hour and $42,940 per year, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010–2011. Their wages vary by industry, with residential building construction employees earning the most money, and industrial employees the least.

Cold, Hard Cash
I used to date a guy who worked for his uncle’s air-conditioning-installation company. That sounds like menial labor, but my man was able to wine and dine me in style with his paycheck. The company was located near Napa, California, where air-conditioner installers can expect to make about $33.33 per hour and $69,330 per year, based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Across the country, workers in this field make a mean hourly wage of $20.31 and a mean annual wage of $42,240—not bad for a job that requires only a trade-school education or apprenticeship.

School’s Out
In these times of rising college tuitions and student-loan scandals, it’s nice to know that there are relatively high-paying jobs that don’t require post-secondary education. So if the mood strikes me some other night and I decide to hop behind that bar again, I’ll have a lot more incentive to learn how to mix those drinks like a professional.

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles