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Three Tips for Packing a Moving Truck

Written by 9rules Blog on April 11, 2015

Depending on how many personal items you own, packing a moving truck can be a snap or a snafu. Luckily, you should be able to get a feel for how packing your moving truck will go based on how easily you packed your belongings. Just like with packing up your possessions, packing your moving truck requires planning and patience. A good strategy for packing your home, as Two Men and a Truck recommends in this blog post, is “starting with those seasonal items you aren’t currently using and ending with your daily necessities.” The same type of logic applies when packing all your stuff into a moving truck. To keep you on track, here are a few expert tips to make your move go a little smoother.

Packing for a moving truck

Big, Heavy Items Go In First

This is a commonly known rule for packing moving trucks, but it’s worth repeating. While some people subscribe to the school of thought that you should pack all your boxes in first, it’s generally safer to pack your larger items in first, to make sure you have enough room. The type of things you should pack first include washers, dryers, heavy furniture, refrigerators and so forth. MovingInsider.com also reminds us, “Keep the weight balanced from one side to another.” This will help to make driving your moving van or truck easier. (more…)

3 Commonly Forgotten Ways to Prepare for A New Baby

Written by 9rules Blog on April 9, 2015

When planning for your new arrival, there are a few things that you definitely won’t forget: setting up the baby’s room, deciding how you want to handle the birth, picking out a name, and so on. These are natural steps in getting ready to welcome your new addition. However, there are a few vital, yet easily forgotten things you’ll want to have in order before your little bundle of joy arrives.

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Clothing For All Sizes

There aren’t many things more exciting than purchasing newborn clothes for your baby. “The adorable onesies and jumpers you find for your infant will help keep your baby comfortable and cute, so picking the right ones is crucial,” Ladida, a children’s clothing retailer, states. And while the tiny little shoes and sweaters will make your heart swell with happiness, it’s important to be aware that you can never be sure how large your infant will be until he or she is born.

Yes, doctors can give you an estimation of how big your baby is, but babies grow so much in their last few weeks in the womb that you can’t bank on anything. For this reason, you should keep various sizes of clothing available to take your baby home in. If you only have newborn clothing but you end up giving birth to an 11 pound baby, you’re going to need to find some larger clothes quickly! To be on the safe side, get a few clothing items in a few different sizes to make sure you’re prepared for anything. (more…)

Characteristics of a Burglar

Written by Scrivs on April 8, 2015

An infographic looking at burglary statistics.

Via: NYC White Collar Criminal Lawyers JP Law

The 4 Best Ways to Invest $10,000

Written by 9rules Blog on April 4, 2015

It’s hard not to look at wealthy investors and think, “You’ve got it easy!” For one thing, the sheer volume of their investments means that even a small return can mean big money.

Think about it like this: If a person invests $500,000 into a fund that brings a seven percent return, that’s a $35,000 gain. Someone that invests only $500 into the same fund, though, gets a return that sits around a lousy $35.

best ways to invest

It can be frustrating to deal with minimal returns when you’re a limited investor, but it’s reassuring to remember that some of the world’s top investors started in your shoes. They too had limited funds and had to make every penny count for their investments.

Instead of regarding the restrictions on your wallet as a brick wall, use this time to master various markets and truly invest yourself into every decision you make. (more…)

Improving Your Professional Skill Set in 2015: Data Analysis for Marketers

Written by 9rules Blog on April 1, 2015

Going into 2014, the ability to make data-driven marketing decisions is one of the core skills that can set any marketing professional apart from the rest of the crowd, especially during the job-seeking process.

Most employers in the marketing and advertising fields want to see some experience with web, social media, email, mobile, and more traditional methods of data tracking on a resume, especially for candidates who seek a more senior position.

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In-depth analysis

There is something to be said for the kind of intense, data-driven analysis that cannot be replaced by any other type of knowledge or marketing intuition. You simply need to get “scuba gear”-deep into the data. (more…)