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Weekly Round-Up #315: Being A Good Neighbour, Retirement Bucket Lists & 101 Business Ideas

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Weekly Round-Up #315: Being A Good Neighbour, Retirement Bucket Lists & 101 Business Ideas

Welcome back to the round-up! We had a little break as it’s good to take a step back every now and again to we can relax and refresh.

So now we’re back what do we have for you? There’s how to be a good neighbour (and why it’s important) 430 ideas for you retirement bucket list – although you don’t need to be retired to do them, and 101 business ideas if you’re looking to make a little extra money or change careers.

How To Be A Good Neighbour – Rocket Mortgage

Many of us live in areas where we’re surrounded by people but we don’t really interact with them.

We commute to work, commute home and then maybe hang out with friends at the weekends. But what about community?

Being a good neighbour is more than just respecting people’s parking spaces or picking up after your dogs, it’s about fostering community, building friendships, helping others and improving the area you live in.

With that in mind Rocket Mortgage have put together 6 ways you can be a good neighbour and make the area you live in a more positive one.

430 Ideas For Your Retirement Bucket List – Retirement Tips And Tricks – Retirement Tips and Tricks

You might have relatives that are retired and wondering what to do with all that free time, maybe you’re thinking of retiring soon or are setting some goals for your retirement and Retirement Tips And Tricks has got your back!

They’ve put together 430 ideas that cover travel, food, creativity and much more so you’re bound to find ideas to suit your lifestyle and budget.

And who says you need to be retired to do these either? If you’re looking for a new challenge you’ll find something here for all ages too.

101 Business Ideas You Can Start Today – SR Mailing

We’re all struggling at the moment, from the cost of living and rising inflation to (in my case) the Pound tanking and wiping thousands from investments, any way to earn a bit of extra cash is pretty much a must at the moment.

If you’re struggling for ideas on what you can do SR Mailing have 101 ideas ranging from more technical ideas like building an app or doing social media marketing to easier tasks such as mystery shopping or teaching a language.

Many of the ideas require little outlay so you should be able to find something that suits or if you have a little bit of spare cash you might even be able to outsource some parts of these and still make some extra money.

21 Tips For Starting A New Job + Checklist – MintLife

If you’re not looking to start your own business and are perhaps looking for a new job, what are the things you need to consider when you snag it?

You might think that starting a new job is a breeze, but there’s some surprising things you might not have considered factors that you need to look into before you start, what to do on your first day and some other great advice too.

How To Find The Best Local SEO Company (25 Important Questions To Ask) – Ignite Visibility

If you have a website – whether that be for your online store or to provide information to potential customers – you need SEO.

Search Engine Optimisation is a must in order to drive the right people to your website. It’s no longer a case of “If I build it, they will come” you need to keep up with every changing algorithms and ways of doing things to keep your business in the search results.

If you’re like me, you’ll probably get loads of emails claiming that an SEO company can get you to the number one spot but they usually use shady tactics to do so which can harm your business in the long run. So how do you find a reputable company to trust with helping you build your business? Ignite Visibility has put together 25 must-ask questions you should ask before you partner with an SEO firm.

When Should Retail Brands Invest In Branded Paper Shopping Bags? – CXGIAE

As well as using an SEO company to market your business, you might also consider different types of branding if you’re selling physical goods in brick-and-mortar store (or online if you want fancier packaging).

Customers are more and more aware of the environmental impact of plastic – especially when it comes to single use plastic bags which are now banned in many countries.

Branded paper bags are a great way of showcasing your business, providing the customers with a reusable eco-friendly alternative and highlight your green credentials.

So when should you start using branded paper bags? CXGIAE has the answers you need.

8 Benefits Of Giving Gifts: Why You Should Gift “Just Because” – Redbubble Life

You might think that gifts are just for special occasions like birthdays or Christmas, but sometimes just the act of giving is a special occasion in itself.

So why should you give someone a present “just because”? There are many reasons but Redbubble have put together a list of 8 to encourage you to give someone a little gift just because you “can”.

Home Burglary Rates Around The World – Budget Direct

Burglary is a terrible thing to go through and here in the UK, rates of the crimes being solved are at their lowest levels in decades but what about other parts of the world?

Budget Direct have put together some interesting and surprising facts about burglary statistics around the world – how does your country do?

Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Popular Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas – Sharper Impressions Painting

As we said earlier, money is tight at the moment and while your kitchen might be looking its age, you may not have the money to replace it. So how can you spruce up your kitchen and make it look as good as new (if not better)?

A simple lick of paint!

Painting your cabinets can completely change the look of your kitchen but what colour should you choose? Sharper Impressions Painting have gone through the most popular colours breaking down what they mean for your kitchen in terms of look, matching with other items and even how it could affect your homes value.

Just How Much Time Do We Spend On Our Phones? – Cellphone Deal

Screen time is an increasing issue – from doomscrolling to using our phones for our work and home life it can be difficult to step away from them.

While we have apps on our phones that tell us how we’re spending our time, it might not necessarily stop us from using the devices but at least it might make us think a little more about how much we’re using them.

But how do you compare to other people? CellPhoneDeal have some interesting stats about cellphone (or mobile phone if you’re in the UK!) use, the effects they might have on you and how you can use your phone more “responsibly”.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

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