Hassle-Free Ways To Liquidate Your Relative’s Estate

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you are the executor of the estate of a relative who has recently passed away, then you are likely feeling completely overwhelmed with the task. The good news is that there are some specific things that you can do to make the process a lot easier for yourself. Here are three suggestions to help you begin to liquidate your beloved relative’s estate: Gather All of Your Family Together at Your Loved One’s Home As the members of your extended family are sending you their condolences, they are also offering to help if you need assistance with anything. While it is human nature to resist their offers for help, this is one time where you should accept the help of any family members willing to donate some time to the cause. Organize a “work day” that will take place at your relative’s home. When everyone is gathered at their home, then allow your relatives to take whatever items they were left in the will, or that they may have an emotional attachment to. This step is vital because it allows people the chance to take mementos of their loved one and helps to stop any arguments later down the line about the disbursement of the estate. Sell Unwanted Gold and Silver for Scrap While you are inventorying the items in the estate, you should remove any gold and silver. Rather than have these type of items sold at an estate sale, you should sell the metal for scrap to a local jeweler. This will bring in the highest cost, and it will eliminate items which are often stolen at estate sales. Outsource the Estate Sale If you do not have time to price items and hold an estate sale, then you should hire an estate liquidation company to hold the estate sale for you. The estate liquidation company will have their staff come out to the house and create a complete inventory and price items for sale.  On the day of the estate sale, the company’s representatives will be onsite and will handle all aspects of the sale. After all of the items have been sold, then the estate liquidation company will furnish you with a detailed listing of what items were sold, how much they sold for, etc… You may need this information for the probate courts. Final Thoughts By following the suggestions above, you can liquidate your relative’s estate quickly and with the least hassle for you and your family. If you would like professional help liquidating the estate, then you should contact a licensed, insured estate liquidation company in your local area. Talk to experts like International Auction Gallery for more...

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Planning A Backyard Wedding On A Tight Budget

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you have always imagined having an outdoor wedding, but your budget for the festivities is low, you can still create an unforgettable and beautiful event. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on flowers and decorations that people will enjoy for a few hours. More importantly, the day is about you and not décor. You can have a wedding in the yard of a family member or friend, at a local park that offers free rental, or somewhere that has property to rent at a low rate. When planning your reception, consider the following: Rent The Big Stuff There are some items that are easiest to rent, so you don’t have to deal with the set up and take down. All your need for your reception—or even for the ceremony itself—is a tent, tables, and chairs. The rental companies are going to do all of the heavy lifting, configuration and the take-down at the end of the event. You don’t have to worry about a thing. For more information, contact a company like Joliet Tent Co. Use Shabby Chic Décor You can get decorations for the event on a very tight budget, without having to sacrifice elegance. You can get floating lanterns to hang from the ceiling in packages at discount stores, along with crepe paper and balloons. You can also get candles at these stores, with a decorative mirror to place underneath—use these as the centerpieces with prepackaged flower petals. Add Christmas lights around the interior of the tent, place some fresh flower bouquets throughout the space, and you’ll have a complete look that is very low cost. Catering Is Easier Than You Think Do you ever sit at a wedding and feel like you are eating a bulk food store’s vegetables, salad or coleslaw? You probably are, because it’s easy for catering companies to purchase some of these items already prepped in bulk. You can get family members to help contribute or make a dish for the big day. You don’t need to have catered food to have a good time. Your budget wedding could be everything that you have ever dreamed of, if you think that you can manage to do the majority of the work on your own. You can get create and use ideas from pictures online to create your own decor and wedding theme, and you can save your money for the more important things that will come in your...

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Treating the King of Rock with Respect on Your Wedding Day

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

There’s nothing like an Elvis Presley wedding. After all, it’s simply incredible that the biggest star in rock history would take time out of his busy schedule to marry couples. However, people in an Elvis wedding often forget their manners: perhaps they’re just shocked by his royal presence. These basic tips will help you give Elvis the respect he deserves during your wedding. Respect His Reign Elvis is a legend and it’s important to treat him with proper reverence. This includes during your wedding ceremony. Yes, he may look a little different than you last remember him. And he may be shockingly young-looking for an 80-year-old. But acting like your wedding isn’t real or disrespecting him authority might make the King angry. And like any ruler, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Let Him Rock Singing is what Elvis does best and he’s liable to sing significant portions of your wedding ceremony. He might even break out into an extended song and dance routine during the service. At first, this may seem strange, but it’s important to simply let Elvis rock. After all, he can’t help it: he simply loves to sing. And what couple wouldn’t love to have “Hunk of Burning Love” by the King while they have their first kiss as a married couple? Dressing for the Occasion Don’t be surprised if the King’s wedding garb is a little different than a priest’s during your ceremony. Elvis has always had a unique sense of style and if you dress in traditional garb, you might be shocked to see him strut out in a jump suit. Remember: Elvis is first and foremost an entertainer. So, why not have a little fun with your outfit? Bring out your wildest leisure suit or your loudest Hawaiian shirt while Elvis croons “Blue Hawaii.” Giving the King a Little Gold Elvis may be ordained to officiate weddings, but he is a King, not a priest. That’s why you need to give him a little bit of cash after the wedding. Wedding etiquette suggests that you should tip at least $60, though you can tip more if you feel like he just nailed “Viva Las Vegas.” Discuss the Merchandise One of the major advantages of an Elvis wedding is the wide variety of merchandise available commemorating your ceremony. DVDs and photos can be printed out on the spot. Discuss the kind of merchandise you want before hand to make sure it’s available quickly and easily. After all, the King is a busy man. Now that you know how to treat the King with respect during your wedding, you can book your Elvis ceremony through places like A Little White Wedding Chapel and have the kind of fun and instantly memorable wedding that you...

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3 Fun Ways To Save On Your Wedding Reception

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Are you planning your wedding? Are you trying to figure out how to have a great reception on a small budget? Here are some ideas that will help turn your wedding into a budget-friendly party: Potluck: Up until recently, many after-wedding meals were done potluck. The bride’s family would supply the cake and the guests would bring the remainder of the meal. Afterwards, the leftovers would be given to the newlyweds, so that they would be freed of needing to cook meals for the first day or two of their honeymoon. Resurrect this tradition by letting your guests know that you value their presence as you and your spouse-to-be solemnize your commitments to one another and that they should bring their favorite potluck dish to share, instead of gifting you an expensive present. These kinds of wedding receptions are great for couples with established households who do not need five more toasters and a half dozen bedspreads. Cupcake cake: It’s no secret that a beautiful wedding cake can be a substantial part of the budget for many wedding receptions. Instead of spending several hundred to a thousand dollars for a large cake that guests will only get to admire briefly, consider having a small one tier wedding cake made and serving your guests cupcakes. There are many cupcake stands out there that will allow you to use the small cake as the traditional top tier, while allowing your guests to help themselves to a cupcake. Nearly all cake flavors will work well as a cupcake, so try a few bakeries until you find one willing to make cupcakes in the flavor of your dreams. Cupcakes can also allow you to offer your guests three or four flavors, something that can be difficult to pull off with a normal tiered wedding cake. Early wedding: If you’re set on having what most people consider to be a normal wedding with a regular reception, consider holding the wedding earlier in the day. Lunch or even breakfast food is usually substantially cheaper than serving everyone dinner. In addition, because most receptions happen during the dinner hour, having a catered meal at another time could save you money on more than just the food. Some catering companies may offer discounts for wedding receptions held early in the day. They may also offer discounts for booking on a particular day of the week, when they might otherwise have no...

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Want To Get Started Playing Poker?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Poker is one of the most popular gambling games. It is one of the only casino games that is a spectator sport. The WSOP is broadcasted every year. Thousands of people fly to Las Vegas and enter the World Series Of Poker. Thousands more watch the action on TV. Are you a poker fan, but have never played the game? It can be intimidating, so this article is designed to give you an idea of the different options for beginners. So, lets get started and see what your options are in the San Diego gambling area. You Saw It On TV, Now Play It In A Casino! If you like watching tournament poker, then it makes sense to play tournament poker. You will already be familiar with the rules and the structure. The added benefit is that you have a set amount of money you will put up. In a poker tournament, unlike in a cash game, you pay an entry fee and that’s all you have to spend. Only a certain percentage of the field will win a cash prize. Everyone’s entry fee is lumped together and then the top finishers all get a piece of it.  Here is a good example of how prizes are distributed. Tournaments are fast, fun, and a great value. Most casinos that offer poker also offer poker tournaments. Some places have daily tournaments that are over in a few hours. Other casinos run bigger weekly tournaments. Here is a list of some of the bigger tournaments that are scheduled in the upcoming months. Forget Tournaments. Show Me The Money! Maybe you like watching televised cash games like Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. If that’s so, then you will prefer a cash game. Cash game poker is different from tournaments in that you can leave whenever you would like. You buy chips and play at a single table. There is no prize like in a tournament.  Each time you are involved in a hand, you have the chance to make money, as well as lose everything. So You Want To Play Cash: What Type? There are two types of cash game poker: No Limit and Limit. Limit games include Texas Hold’Em, Stud and Draw. No Limit is usually Texas Hold’Em. If you have never played a hand of poker before, then you should chose a low level game where the money at stake is not big. A popular game in casinos is $2 dollar No Limit and $4 dollar Limit. These are great for beginners. You can buy in for less than $100 dollars and get used to playing. When you visit a San Diego Casino, look for the floor person and tell them which game you...

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