The Friday Five 11.1.19
12 podcasts every kid should be listening to
We are a big podcast family. Edith and I are constantly listening to episodes on business growth, personal development, and success. That is why we were happy to come across this article on podcast suggestions for kids. Not only will it save you from having to hear another song by JoJo Siwa, it will also spark great dinner table conversation. Some of the recommendations included KiDNuZ that gives kiddos a 5-minute snippet of the daily news, Little Stories for Tiny People that feature neat 10-minute stories about animals, What if World that asks funny questions like, “What if cars could talk?”, and But Why for curious kids who are interested in knowing things like why the sea is salty and why the sky is blue. Pretty cool!
What is Preponderance of the Evidence and how does it affect a car wreck case?
Before I determine if I can take a case, I ask myself if I can prove the case by a “Preponderance of the Evidence” standard. This simply means that more likely than not, the other person was responsible for causing the wreck. I must prove that the other person is at least 51% at fault for the wreck in order to move to the next question. Sometimes both parties are responsible for the accident; for example, one driver may have been speeding and the other may have run a red light. But in order to be successful at winning the case, my client must have been the one who was less at fault than the other driver.
How to avoid the world’s 10 worst fees
Businesses will do whatever they can to tack on extra costs to services and products, which can make a seemingly good deal cost more money in the long run. This article focuses on 10 of the worst fees consumers are charged and how to avoid them. Many of the suggestions include contacting the business ahead of time to learn more about potential upcharges or even to see if they would be willing to waive what they normally charge. Common fees that customers are hit with that they can’t get out of after it’s too late include baggage fees for airline tickets, rental car collision damage waiver fees, and foreign transaction fees. Being aware of those and others – like overdraft fees and resort fees – can save you hundreds of dollars each year.
Three ways to make work phone calls more productive
Even with email and texting, we still have to be on the phone during the work day. If you find yourself struggling through phone calls or feeling like they are actually causing more work, take a look at this article that suggests ways to make phone calls more efficient and productive. Making sure visual distractions (like a video playing on your computer screen) are not pulling away your attention, prepping for the call ahead of time, and using your hands and smile while talking can all help keep you focused and on-task.
10 tips to achieving what you want in life
No matter your age, it is never too late to go after what you want. Success magazine’s article on how to keep yourself pushing toward your goals is a great motivational piece and provides real-world advice on how to do just that. Examples like staying focused on the commitment, making the journey fun and enjoyable, banishing stagnating thoughts, and getting rid of distractions are all ways to take your game to the next level!