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Written by 9rules Blog on August 26, 2015
An infographic looking at tax subsidies.
Written by 9rules Blog on August 26, 2015
A child is always precious and it’s understandable why parents would find all means to protect their kids. But other than making sure children are fed well and sent to a good school, they also need to be protected from illnesses and accidents. Here is where the issue of life insurance comes in.
Getting a life insurance for a child may not be a necessity for some parents but there are benefits to be gained if you have one. It all depends on the financial state of the family and those who have the budget for it are free to secure their child a suitable policy.
An exception would be if a child is a celebrity in which case a life insurance is necessary. A child star who supports his or her family as well as one who has a potential of developing a serious illness in adulthood may also require a coverage. Children who have a high risk of developing an illness later in life need a life insurance early on as they may no longer be eligible to avail of a coverage when they’re grown up. (more…)
Written by 9rules Blog on August 22, 2015
Temptations are everywhere and even celebrities, human as they are, also fall victims when they could not resist. One temptation that exists among high profile couples such as those in showbusiness is the presence of a nanny. There have been many cases of celebrity couples having relationship issues or worse, ending up in divorce because the husband had a fling with the nanny.
You might think this issue has only been in existence in recent years but in truth, there had been many cases in the past as well although they were not just highly publicized. The latest celebrity to hog the limelight for having an affair with a nanny is Ben Affleck. The actor’s recent split up with wife Jennifer Garner has been blamed to the young nanny who allegedly had a fling with the actor but Affleck’s camp strongly denied this issue saying it was “complete garbage.”
Here are the other male Hollywood stars who got involved with and even married the nanny of their kids.
Ethan Hawke was first married to Uma Thurman with whom he has two children. They tied the knot in 1998 but just after five years, their relationship allegedly soured. The reason? Hawke was reported to have had a fling with their nanny, Ryan Shawhughes whom he married in 2008. The two also have two children – all girls.
The 44-year-old actor, however, denied that the nanny was the reason for his split with Thurman. He said it was not true that he immediately dated Ryan after his divorce with Thurman and blamed his wife’s more successful career as the main reason.
The late comedian Robin Williams was also married one time to his nanny named Marsha. Their marriage was the second for Williams after Valeria Velardi with whom he has a son, Zachary.
The comedian and the nanny had two children but their marriage also failed and ended in 2008 after 19 years of being together. Williams married his third wife in 2011.
“The case of Robin Williams only goes to show that whether celebrity or not, the long years a couple shared together does not always guarantee a lifetime of marriage,” according to Ted Khalaf, one of the prominent Pasadena divorce attorneys. “It’s a matter of compromising and prioritizing your relationship that often makes for a more lasting marital bond.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s case became a huge scandal in 2011. It was reported that he had fathered a son, Joseph, with his housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena from Guatemala. The child was born in 1997 during the same year the actor’s wife Mari Shriver gave birth to their son. In fact, the former California Governor’s son Joseph was born just a month before Shriver gave birth to their son.
However, it was only when Joseph was about seven or eight when Shriver came to know of her husband’s affair with their housekeeper. Reports have it that Shriver then started to notice that the love child was beginning to look like her husband. This eventually led to the end of the actor’s 25-year marriage with Shriver.
The Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger is another celebrity who had an affair with the nanny of her youngest son. This fling happened while Jagger was still married to model Jerry Hall.
At the time, Claire, the nanny, was tasked to take care of the singer’s son. There was one biographer who revealed that Jagger and Claire were secretly having sex while the wife was asleep in another room.
Written by 9rules Blog on August 21, 2015
There’s something to be said for being resourceful. Not only is it smart and responsible, but it can also be financially rewarding. This is particularly true for cost-conscious individuals looking to cut expenses and save money. Do you know how to be a highly resourceful person? Here are some habits you’ll need to adopt:
Use public transportation.
Whenever possible, you should seek to use public transportation. Not only is it cost-effective (allowing you to defer monthly expenses such as car payments, interest, gas, maintenance, and insurance), but it also mitigates your impact on the environmental landscape. Public transportation runs regardless of whether or not you use it, so it only makes sense that you utilize available resources like buses and subways. And in case you were wondering, the estimated cost of owning and operating a vehicle is approximately $8,689 per year.
Use water wisely.
Water is something most people frivolously use without thinking about the consequences. However, as many areas in the United States have recently learned, water isn’t always freely available. Some tips for conserving water and maximizing consumption include harvesting rainwater for landscaping use, collecting water from the shower as you wait for it to heat up, and installing low-flow toilets and other plumbing appliances. (more…)