Category Archives: General living

Tips for Starting a Coin Collection

Whether inspired after a gift or discovery of a rare coin, starting a coin collection is both enjoyable and monetarily rewarding. The right coins will become an investment, increasing value over the years. To begin looking for local rare coins, you’ll need the right tools, mindset and research to discover the right coins for your collection. Coin collectors must be able to differentiate minute details to determine rare collectables, while negotiating with vendors on price.

1.) Focus on collecting the coins that you like, not just their value. Just like stocks, their value fluctuates with the market and availability. Experienced collectors recognize that focusing on value over enjoyment will lead to disappointment. Researching values can add to an educational aspect, but only purchase coins that spark your interest.

2.) Much like with any project, set goals. Even if you’ve begun an eclectic collection built on coins that struck your eye, you can create direction from each by focusing on patterns for a more complete project. Furthermore, when you meet these goals you’ll find even more enjoyment from your hobby.

3.) Build relationships with dealers; the effect is two-fold. You’ll not only receive honest service, but will receive notification when they locate a coin for which you’ve been seeking.

Going to eat out tonight

Tonight we’re going to my favorite all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet restaurant. I love Chinese food – I could eat it every day! My favorites are sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, and lo mein noodles. And the meat filled dumplings – some places call them pot stickers. But I really enjoy the buffets because I can have a little bit of everything – I like all sorts of chicken and shrimp dishes! I am not a big fan of sushi, though, but the sushi bar looks beautiful – the sushi chef makes it all look like candy! What a rude awakening to my mouth to put something in that looks like candy but tastes like fish and seaweed!

How to Lighten Your Load after Being Saddled With an Estate

Having been left with an entire estate, you can’t help but feel overwhelmed. You don’t have the financial resources to maintain this house, nor do you have the room to hang onto all the possessions found therein. Before putting the property on the market, it’s in your best interest to organize an estate sale and sell off the various items found throughout the house.

Contact an Estate Liquidation Firm

If you’ve never put together an estate sale, reach out to a local estate liquidation firm. After touring the property and appraising the deceased’s possessions, these seasoned experts will set fair prices for all the items you wish to sell and subsequently tag and advertise your goods. Additionally, if they come across any items that are particularly valuable, they may recommend that you sell them at an antiques auction and make a substantial profit.

Getting stuck with an entire estate can often prove stressful. Even if the deceased had good intentions in leaving you his estate, your financial situation may prevent you from being able to hang onto it. Fortunately, an experienced estate liquidation firm can help lighten your load and make you some money in the process.

Dog Toys

Every once in a while I like to buy a plastic dog toy for my dogs to have something new to play with. It seems like none of the toys last very long. Their favorite toys have a squeaker in them, but the dogs think that killing the squeaker as fast as possible is part of their game with those toys. So, the toys with squeakers don’t last long.