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5 Writing Prompts for Transportation Bloggers

Written by 9rules Blog on February 1, 2015

Whether you chose to start your own transportation-based blog because you’re an expert in the field or you were assigned this job as one of the many hats to wear at work, writer’s block happens. It’s especially frustrating for bloggers who are committed to providing fresh content on a regular basis. If your specialty is transportation with an emphasis on moving, how many times can you re-spin the same old content? You might have Google Alerts set up for key words like “moving costs” and you might start each day checking your favorite news outlets for relevant content, but what if you come up dry?

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Luckily, having a bank of writing prompts at your fingertips can quickly get you out of that writer’s funk. It’s also important to know Life Hacker’s tips for the best time to be creative and capitalize on that window. Writing for any niche blog, especially one that can be arguably dry at times, is a challenge. Here are a few prompts to keep your writing fresh: (more…)

6 Ways to Become a Respected Industry Expert

Written by 9rules Blog on January 31, 2015

As a business professional, your focus should be becoming the best you can within your niche or industry. You want to be known as an expert, thought leader, and reputable source of valuable information. These titles will open a number of doors and allow you to ultimately pursue the jobs you desire.

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Becoming an Expert

When you sit back and think about it, what’s an expert? In its most basic form, an expert is an individual who knows their stuff better than anyone else in the industry. When questions arise, they have answers. Not only do they have answers, but people come to them for those answers. They have knowledge on complex issues and set the direction for others; experts are leaders, not followers. (more…)

7 Things to Consider When Moving into a New Apartment

Written by 9rules Blog on January 30, 2015

Moving into a new apartment can be a hectic, chaotic process. From being excited about the new environment, to worried out about everything that needs done, it’s definitely an emotional roller coaster. Thankfully, people move into new apartments every day and are willing to share tips and tricks to make the transition easier. When move-in day comes, here are seven things you don’t want to forget:

Check your lease.

To begin with, take the time to review your new lease agreement. While you’ve hopefully already analyzed the details, it’s good to look at it again, and anything that might apply to you. For example, is there a pet policy that you need to follow? Are there restrictions on where you can park your car? It’s best to understand these from the beginning, rather than figure it out at a less than ideal time in the future.

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Inspect and document.

Most landlords or apartment complex managers will conduct a brief walk through with you prior to moving in. If they don’t, it’s important that you still do it for your own records and peace of mind. Make a note of anything that’s missing, broken, or otherwise different. Make a copy and take it to the manager, if possible. For extra security, take pictures of anything that appears abnormal, as this documentation can save trouble when you move out. (more…)

How To Get Out of Debt [Infographic]

Written by David Jones on January 29, 2015

An infographic looking at how to get out of debt.

Via: NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer Ralph Ferro

Be Prepared if You’re Facing a Court Martial

Written by 9rules Blog on January 23, 2015

Military officers who commit crimes are not tried by a civilian court but undergo the court-martial process overseen by the Department of Defense, so it’s an internal legal structure administered by the Federal government.

Many current and retired servicemen and women of the U.S. armed forces do not understand the court-martial system and, if they run into trouble, can face much harsher penalties than they might have, due to a lack of good legal counsel.

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Knowledge is a powerful aid

To handle their defense effectively, military personnel are better prepared if they understand the court-martial process. The Military Rules of Evidence apply to all courts-martial, meaning the accused must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in order to be punished. (more…)