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How to Thrive on a Restricted Income

Written by David Jones on April 20, 2016

Let’s talk fixed income. It is the reality for millions of people in this country. According to the NCOA:

“22% of married Social Security recipients and 47% of single recipients aged 65+ depend on Social Security for 90% or more of their income. (Social Security Administration)”

That’s just Social Security recipients over 65. That doesn’t include the Social Security disability recipients. Now add to that, the SSI recipients, state welfare program recipients, and supplemental aid programs such as food stamps. (more…)

7 Questions to Help You Find the Right Weight Loss Supplements

Written by 9rules Blog on April 14, 2016

Most of us like the idea of losing a few pounds, but weight loss is often more challenging than we thought. You may diet, exercise, and cut out a handful of your unproductive habits, but ultimately, you may find yourself needing something “extra” to help you reach your weight loss goals. At this point, you may turn to weight loss supplements, but how do you know you’re getting the supplements you need?

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The Unfortunate State of Weight Loss Supplements

The weight loss industry thrives on impulsive decisions and desperate people trying to lose weight. As a result, false promises litter the market, and the vast majority of weight loss supplements are either hoaxes or intentionally mislead their customers. There is no “magic solution” for weight loss, and though some supplements can help you lose weight in different ways, not every marketed solution is worth trying—some may even hurt you. Asking the right questions and choosing the right weight loss supplements can help you avoid problems. (more…)

7 Web Content Strategies to Speak to a Target Audience

Written by 9rules Blog on April 12, 2016

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When it comes to web content, one of the biggest secrets to potential success isn’t really a secret. In fact, it’s a pretty common piece of advice. The problem is, most content marketers either don’t take it seriously, or they don’t understand how to act on the advice in a meaningful way.

What’s the advice? Write for a specific target audience. On the surface, this seems self-evident and straightforward, but if you think about it: Are you certain your content is tailored to one audience specifically? Or could it just as easily be applied to everyone? (more…)

6 Terrible Dental Habits You Should Break Immediately

Written by 9rules Blog on April 11, 2016

You probably brush your teeth twice a day. You might even floss. But it turns out that those aren’t the only two activities you should pursue to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

In fact, you’re probably also engaging in at least one of the following terrible dental habits that will destroy your teeth.

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How to Successfully Pack for a Weekend Getaway

Written by 9rules Blog on April 7, 2016

We’re in the middle of spring and it’s the perfect time to get the girls together for a weekend getaway. And while it’s much easier to plan for a weekend than an entire week, one thing never gets easier: packing. In fact, you could argue that packing for just two nights is harder than packing for an entire vacation. What should make the cut and what should stay at home?

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Give Yourself Choices (But Not Too Many)

The disadvantage of packing for a weekend is that you don’t have an excuse to bring along dozens of choices for each occasion. Look at your weekend itinerary and select two choices for each outing. Going to a nice dinner on Saturday night? Bring two selections. Laying out by the pool on Sunday morning? Bring two selections. You’ll be forced to choose one of them. Anything more than two and you’ll end up packing too much. (more…)