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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 abovepop 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.

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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…)

Coupons Can Do Magic for a Tight Budget

Written by 9rules Blog on March 29, 2015

Not every individual, couple or family lead a good life. Some are fortunate to have more than enough funds that allow them to live the life they want while the others are struggling with their finances.

But there’s hope for those who don’t give up in finding ways to make both ends meet. The solution lies in coupons.

These coupons that offer discounts to a wide range of products particularly important household items can help save thousands of money.

woman using grocery coupons

With patience and resourcefulness, you can be sure to find great deals and lead a better life moving forward. You don’t have to compromise your personal hygiene and nutrition because you can even purchase the top brands of your needed groceries, toiletries and cleaning products using discount coupons. (more…)