• Four Romantic Gifts That Aren't Candy, Jewelry, Or Flowers

    Purchasing a romantic gift for a partner shouldn't be an anxiety-producing activity. However, many people find it difficult to move beyond traditional jewelry, chocolates, and big bouquets of roses, yet they want to surprise their partner with something unexpected -- and they may feel anxious as a result of not being able to come up with the right gift. Fortunately, plenty of alternatives exist for those who want to stray from tradition. [Read More]

  • What Is Your Gold Worth?

    Selling your gold can be as easy as walking into a pawn shop and getting an offer. But how do you know if it is a good offer? Knowing the worth of your gold coins or gold jewelry can make you more confident when buying or selling gold. When buying or selling gold, pawn shops and jewelry stores go off the current market value for gold. While a pawn broker or other buyer will likely give you below the base market price so that they can turn it around and make a profit, they still base their offer of the gold market. [Read More]

  • Added A New Faux Leather Jacket To Your Wardrobe? How To Keep It Looking Brand New

    If you want a real leather jacket, but it's not in your budget, take a look a faux leather instead. One of the great things about faux leather is that you can get the look and feel of real leather, without the cost. Another benefit of faux leather is that it's much easier to care for than real leather. Here are some easy-to-follow instructions that will help you care for your new faux leather jacket. [Read More]

  • Getting The Right Volume, Temperature, And General Feel Of Smoke

    There are many different "right" ways to deliver smoke and mist from pipes, and it all comes down to what you or your guests are interested in. Some may want the thickest, purest smoke volume possible, while others prefer their "smoke" to be more of a fog that has just a bit of burnt material in it. It all feels different, and can even taste different, but you need to know what techniques and materials are used to deliver that specific body of inhaled bliss. [Read More]

  • Four Tips For A Successful Donation Box Placement At Your Church

    If your church would like to do something more to give back to the community, you may want to consider placing a donation box for used clothing and shoes in your parking lot. Passersby and members of your own congregation alike can leave their used clothing in the box, and a volunteer can take the items to a local charity once a week or so. To ensure your donation box project works well, follow these tips. [Read More]

  • 7 Things You Need To Secure A Short Loan

    Securing a short cash loan is a desirable option if you find yourself in a sticky situation. These loans can help you consolidate debt, fix a car, take a vacation, or make an investment. When you need money fast, these loans can be helpful. There are seven things you need before approaching your next personal loan: 1. An Excellent Deal Personal loans should always offer you a good deal, even if it is a small loan or short in duration. [Read More]

  • Three Ways To Save Money On Jewelry

    Whether you have a taste for fine jewelry yourself, or just want to pick up a special piece for someone you love, staying within your budget is a must. There is no need to compromise quality in your search, though. The following are ways you can save money while still finding the perfect piece in your local jewelry store. Tip #1: Skip the diamonds Diamonds are popular and priced accordingly. In recent years, there have also been concerns with the ethics of the diamond industry. [Read More]

  • How To Save High School Memorabilia

    Is this your high school graduation year? If so, you are probably wanting to hold on to some memories from these special years. Part of the problem with saving high school items is selecting which ones to keep.  After all, special school papers, game tickets, favorite t-shirts, photographs and other things you want to save can add up really fast. The other problem is simply knowing how to save them. Here are some ideas that might get you started: [Read More]

  • Visiting Your First Coin Show: Four Things To Know

    Coin shows are great ways for coin collectors to acquire new pieces and sell off unwanted items. If you have never attended a coin show before, here are a few helpful tips to help you get the most out of your experience. Have Coins Appraised First If you are bringing coins to sell, consider having them appraised first. This will give you a better idea of how much you should accept should a dealer give you an offer. [Read More]