Posts Written ByRichard Benedetti

2017 Gift Guide for your College Bound Grandchild

As most grandparents will know, once your grandchild gets to be over the age of 16, present buying can be a tricky affair. We are not connected to the things that they love and we have little idea about style, fashion or hot trends so the decision can be difficult. Some grandparents opt to take the easy way out and simply send money or a gift card, but I have never been a fan of that kind of gift. My eldest grandson is off to college this year and so his birthday present has to be extra special. Here is…

Is It Time to Turn in Your Car Keys?

Knowing when the time is right to turn in one’s car keys can prove difficult. For many people, the idea of driving is one of the most important independent actions in their lives. After years of having the privilege of driving, it is gone like that. When this occurs, the emotional pain can be difficult for many people. Now, they must rely on others or even mass transit to get around. If you’re faced with such a decision, when will you know the timing is right? Is Your Vehicle Safe? As important as driving skills are (see more below), it…

Home improvements that you can do yourself

Many of us in the united states want to make improvements but we quite simply don´t have the money to be able to hire someone to do it for us.  It can be small or large improvements that we want to make but the price of hiring someone to do it for us is often way beyond the price we would pay if we did it ourselves.  Here is a list of 4 easy types home improvements that you do yourself, meaning you avoid extortionate improvement rates. Painting rooms in your house It can often seem like quite a chore…

The Amazing Benefits of Saunas 

A sauna is a room or a smaller house designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions or sometimes called heat baths. Saunas used to use an open fire, but a sauna manufacturer today will use an electric heater to heat stones. These stones produce a dry heat to warm the room to temperatures usually about 176°F/80°C although some saunas will go over 212°F/100°C. Water is thrown over the hot stones creating moisture in the air and allowing the room’s occupants to remain relatively comfortable in this level of heat. A sauna session is usually a social…

How to Support Your Family Member With Cancer

Last year my Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and as  part of her treatment she had to have a breast cancer lumpectomy which saw the doctors remove the tumor and part of her breast in the hope of stopping it in its tracks. The whole ordeal was very difficult for the whole family and thankfully she went in to remission around 2 months ago. I know for a fact that none of us could have got through this without the support of one another and if you have someone in your family who is suffering from this awful disease,…

What to Expect When Undergo a House Extension 

Two years ago my wife and I discovered that we were having another baby and after the initial elation that we both felt, thoughts quickly turned to where on earth our new child would go. Our house was already busting at the seams and we had to make a decision as to whether we would move or stay and extend. After much deliberation, we decided that we would stay in the house and have it extended, a job that went very well. There were many things about the extension that caught me by surprise and perhaps I hadn’t quite understood…

Considerations Before Deciding on a House Extension 

If you are planning for a housing extension then there are many things which you are going to have to take into consideration that your perhaps have not yet planned for. Aside from doing obvious activities such as hiring a great architect and making sure that you have a solid construction team in place, there are many smaller details which require your consideration. I went through this process a couple of years ago and sometimes I got things right, sometimes I got things wrong which I have learned from. With this in mind then I wanted to speak with you…

How to Finally Pay Off Your Debts 

If you are in debt problems then you are not alone, throughout the country there are quite literally millions of people who are struggling with debt which they cannot manage and that they feel that they cannot get out of. This is not true and no matter how bad your debt problems are, there is always a solution to get you out of debt, and back in the black. The eventual consequences of not being able to get out of debt could be the failure of your business, the involvement of a bankruptcy attorney, personal stress and even the possibility…

What the incredible country of Costa Rica has to offer

Due to its location on the globe, Costa Rica has a plethora of attractions and incredible, natural landmarks to indulge in when visiting.  If planning a family or personal vacation and looking for somewhere relaxing, cost effective and stunning then Costa Rica is an ideal place to travel to.  Not only home to unbelievable landmarks but also bunches of fantastic Costa Rica vacation rentals available to choose from the make your holiday complete.  Nothing stands between you and the Beaches, Jungles and much more that the country of Costa Rica has to offer you, take a look at just some…

Why People Like Real Estate in Newport Beach

There aren’t many places in this country that have such natural beauty, and as much charm, as Newport Beach, CA. For David Giunta Newport Beach is a place to call home. Its sparkling clean, crystal clear ocean water and its golden beach sands are what attracted him to it in the first place, as it does many other people. Indeed, it is one of California’s most prosperous real estate markets and clearly for good reason. It acts as a magnet for people who love the ocean and who want to spend their lives enjoy the various recreational activities that the…