Buying An Older Home? What Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know About Lead Contamination

Posted on: 27 September 2016

Buying a home is a proud moment for any family and even more so for the first-time home buyer. But if the home is one that has been contaminated by lead, the dream of home ownership can quickly become a nightmare for the family living there. If the home was built later than 1978, home buyers can be assured that lead-based paints were not used in the construction process, but those considering homes that were built in the decades prior to that time frame should be aware of the likelihood that some level of lead contamination is likely to exist. [Read More]

Tips For Packing Clothing For A Storage Unit

Posted on: 26 September 2016

Renting a storage unit is an ideal solution if you need a place to store some of your things for a short amount of time or for a long time, and you can place almost anything in a unit you rent. Clothing is one thing some people have a need to store, and this is often for short-term purposes. If you live in a small home and do not have enough room for all the clothes your family owns, you could rent a storage shed and use it for extra space. [Read More]

Leaving Your Child Home Alone After School? What Precautions Should You Take?

Posted on: 23 September 2016

Even if you grew up as part of the latchkey generation yourself, walking or riding the bus home to an empty house and spending several hours alone, you may be reluctant to allow your own child to stay home alone after school. This reluctance can be exacerbated by the number of news stories about "free-range" parents being investigated or even prosecuted for leaving children unattended in public or at home. In some cases, allowing your child to stay home alone may be your only option. [Read More]

5 Times a Company Should Redefine Its Compensation Strategy

Posted on: 22 September 2016

A compensation strategy should be a thorough, long-term set of rules and methods that a company applies when deciding how to compensate their employees. It should be approved at the top level of a company and implemented evenly and fairly by all managers. Making a compensation strategy long-term helps bring stability to a company and also protects its reputation. For this reason, a compensation strategy should be designed to coincide with a company's five-year strategic plan. [Read More]