Promotional gifts are rapidly becoming a sort of “currency” in modern business promotions, and they’re also becoming an expected part of upmarket business operations. The days of a stingy handout to clients are long gone. Promotional gifts really are “Promotions”.
The promotional gifts and materials industry is itself one of the biggest, and fastest growing, industries in the world. Demand is enormous, and the range of promotional gifts is expanding equally rapidly. Everything from high quality electronics and green products to customized gift sets and themed promotional items are getting on the market as fast as they can be made.
“Promotional gifts” are now core business materials in all industries. They’re a hard-sell business tool, and they do really mean business. This is marketing, not just the old 1950s “have a biro” routine. (Even those pens have now gone upmarket, and the new promotional pen is likely to be a true work of art itself.)
Promotional gifts are used in a wide range of business environments:
- Sales conferences
- Industry groups
- Consultant briefings
- Client parties
- Training groups
- Management groups
- Contract signings
There’s a new, expensive, and rather useless phenomenon in the insurance industry- Non-insurance companies offering insurance to consumers. This insurance, despite appearances, is real insurance. The trouble is that it’s extremely low grade insurance. If you bought home insurance like that, you’d have very low, and usually hopelessly inadequate, cover for your home.
Some of this insurance is travel insurance, but these tacky little policies show up in other areas, too. One of the less impressive, and arguably worst, types of insurance is very like the old “newspaper” insurance, where newspapers were offering life insurance to consumers.
These policies vary a lot in quality. Some, to be fair, are offered by bona fide insurance companies. That’s about the only thing they’ve got going for them, and it’s not much. They’re the El Cheapo versions of normal consumer policies, and they will pay out on claims. It’s just that they’ll also pay out very low, and well below market rates for decent policies.
The telltale signs of lousy insurance
The signs are pretty obvious, but it’s easy to be persuaded by good ad copy that you’re getting some sort of bargain. You aren’t. You’re being sold a product you may not even want, as part of a package deal. You will be paying more, in any case.
To repay your loan you should work out a budget so you know how much you can afford to repay in the first place and so you know how much to set aside each month.
You have gone through the process of filling in an application and providing your financial institution with the right information and you have secured yourself a loan. Whether it is a personal loan, a car loan, a home loan or a business loan, you now need to look to repaying that loan. Hopefully you sat down before you took out the loan and made sure that you are going to be able to adequately cover the monthly repayments. Taking out cash loans is the same. You need to have a plan in place in regards to paying back the money. The key is to not get overwhelmed by your debt, but just to stay on top of it and carefully chip away at it a little at a time.
With cheap flights and travel insurance available even cheaper than ever before, there is no reason why you can’t go and visit Latin America to consider your retirement plans. With the soaring costs of living in many countries, and a limited retirement budget, somewhere in South America might be your solution.
There is a growing trend for many people from Europe and the USA to retire in South America. Once considered a dangerous region, improved nation to nation relationships, and a growing political stability has meant South America is a real option for retirement. Travel from Europe and the USA is extremely affordable, and good cheap travel insurance is always available for independent travelers. Here is a look at the reasons why it is such a good region to retire to.
- Cost of Living. The cost of living in many of the Latin countries is very affordable. It can be many more times cheaper than your normal cost of living, particularly when compared with Europe. Learn to buy your expensive ticket items in your home country and bring them in as personal belongings. Items such as laptops and other important goods can get a little pricey.
To help save money plan your weekly meals before going food shopping, shop around for your car insurance, turn off appliances around the house when they are not in use and shop for clothes at discount outlets.
In today’s unstable economic climate people are looking at ways to save money. Cutting down your spending is the first thing that needs to be addressed, as well as looking to saving money on household bills. It is not as hard as it seems, and by following a few simple tips you can avoid being chased by a debt recovery service.
A large portion of the weekly budget is spent at the supermarket on food. It is always amazing how quickly groceries add up, and often you find that a quick dash to the shops to get some milk turns into an eighty dollar food shop. You can save money on your weekly food bill by sticking to a few guidelines. Don’t shop while you are hungry, you always tend to put more food in your trolley. Plan your weekly meals and make a list before you hit the shops. Check that you don’t already have some of the ingredients in the pantry already and make sure that you stick to the list. Where you can buy generic brands, they are often as good as the name brands, and if you shop towards the end of the week it can be cheaper.