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Written by 9rules Blog on March 20, 2015
With all the confusion and technical lingo surrounding net neutrality, it can be hard to know exactly what has been voted on, what will change, and how those changes will affect the average American. Since no one truly wants to read the entire document outlining every aspect of net neutrality, here are some key takeaways about how the new rules and regulations of net neutrality will affect you in your daily life.
Your Bandwidth Won’t Get Throttled
Net neutrality ensures that there won’t be any fast or slow lanes for certain types of activities you use the Internet for. This means that you won’t have to give up successfully streaming Netflix so you can successfully stream Spotify. All content should come to you at the same speed. Without net neutrality, companies would have to pay more to the Internet service provider (ISP) in order to make their content get to you faster.
In the same turn, ISPs could also slow down certain content for whatever reason. But with net neutrality, no content will be given second-class status. Had net neutrality not passed, consumers may have had to pay a special fee to get the content they were previously provided, stated Michael Weinberg, VP of the digital advocacy group Public Knowledge. (more…)
Written by 9rules Blog on March 18, 2015
“Have it your way” is the old slogan we’re all pretty familiar with from the fast-food industry—and the idea behind it is making huge waves in business. Letting customers leave your business with exactly what they want is one of the best things you can do to boost sales and keep customers coming back, especially if it’s difficult to find the product they really want anywhere else.
For example, a washer and gasket company that offers special order options in which customers can order custom-sized products is especially appealing to customers since they may not be able to find what they need elsewhere. Such a service is extremely valuable to customers, and it will entice them to use the service in the future and tell their friends all about it.
What Customization Does for Your Business
An article sponsored by Bain & Company says, “A Bain survey of more than 1,000 online shoppers found that while less than 10% have tried customization options, 25%-35% are interested in doing so.” And that number is rising all the time. That’s a large number of people you can help through customization, and it’s a major chance to boost your business. Here are some of the things that customization can do for you. (more…)
Written by 9rules Blog on March 18, 2015
Whether you’re looking to develop a second revenue stream or are being forced to move away from home for a job assignment or family duty, renting out your home can be a great way to keep your property and earn money on it.
Very few homeowners understand the intricacies of being a landlord, however. Here’s what you need to know.
Take everything into consideration
Leasing a property you own to people you may or may not know is a serious proposition. If you’re like most people, your home is probably your most valuable asset, and you aren’t eager to make careless decisions about it.
As such, you have to take incredible care to ensure you find good tenants, protect yourself legally, and thereby position yourself for long-term financial success. Here are four specific things you mustn’t forget during the process: (more…)
Written by 9rules Blog on March 15, 2015
Before we’re adults, we may take a happy, healthy childhood for granted. But everything changes when you have children of your own and come to understand the challenge of providing for your kids.
You can’t possibly stress over every detail, but you do need to focus on doing whatever you can to encourage health and happiness in every possible way. Specifically, you could sum up your mission with the following seven aims:
· Provide a balanced diet. Children of different ages have different dietary needs. It’s essential, however, to make sure every child gets adequate amounts of basic vitamins and minerals, proteins, and fiber. This resource from the CDC lets you type in your child’s age, sex, and level of physical activity to arrive at a recommended amount of daily fruits and veggies. (more…)