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The Benefits of Redevelopment for Established Communities

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Apartment redevelopment, which is when new construction is created on a site that has a pre-existing purpose, offers an array of benefits for well-established, older communities. From more diverse housing options to improved amenities and sustainable and modern designs, redevelopment is usually a positive process for everyone involved.

Get All My FREE Finance Printables!

Monday, November 11, 2019

When it comes to getting your financial situation sorted out whether it's paying off student loans or getting on a realistic budget, being organized can really help.  That's why today I'm doing a little round up of all my finance printables that are available for FREE! 

The Things You Shouldn't Say To Your Aging Parents

Friday, November 8, 2019

It can be difficult to know what the right thing to do is, or what the best ways are to help, when you have an aging parent. They can be stuck in some ways which can make change difficult, and if they are getting sickness or health problems as a result of aging, it can be hard to help in the right way, especially if they are looking to try and be as independent as possible. Plus, if you are busy with your own family, then it can be hard to make enough time for all that they need. It can be tough and you might get frustrated, and you might find that you say things that you don’t mean. So here are some of the things that you need to avoid saying to your parent when they are aging.


How SMS Marketing Can Help Grow Your Business

Years ago, the best way to advertise may have been TV commercials, radio ads, or billboards, but today is a very different time. Technology is so advanced anymore that it’s really just a matter of reaching your target audience through the technological tools that they know and use on a regular basis. One of those tools is SMS messaging. You can now use an SMS api to reach your audience anytime of day no matter where they are. So today I’m going to show you how exactly SMS marketing can help you succeed in business.

You Can Control All The Details

Using an SMS api can actually allow you to translate what you’re trying to communicate to different languages and it can also give you a variety of templates that you can use for your actually messaging. The message delivery can even be based on your customers responses.

It’s Less Invasive

When you log on social media you often can’t help but see the ads everywhere or have your funny videos interrupted by being forced to watch a 30 second advertisement. With SMS marketing there’s actually an easy way for potential customers to opt-in or opt-out and you can have it tracked so you can see who opts out. You’re giving people the choice to stay and sometimes that alone can be a reason people stay subscribed to your messages.

It’s All Inclusive

Pretty much everyone is able to receive SMS messages these days as long as they own a cell phone so there is SO much reach there. Not everyone has cable anymore, many people don’t listen to the radio, and it seems billboards get so easily forgotten or missed. So basically you now have the power to reach people right in the palm of their hand, anytime, anywhere, and to send any type of marketing message you please. The possibilities are endless!


With an SMS api you can utilize cloud-based APIs and high-quality global connections. You can have various groups of customers receive different types of messages based on their opt-in choices. When you try to do something like this yourself without a helpful tool, there’s too much room for error but a cloud-based API is super fast and error-free.


One of the more obvious reasons to use SMS marketing is because mobile engagement is huge these days. Everyone has a phone and they love to be on it. When they’re in line at the store, they check their phones. When they’re in a waiting room at the doctor’s office, they check their phones. People are always checking their messages and notifications so it’s HIGHLY UNLIKELY your marketing messages will be missed. This also allows customers to communicate back directly with you in many cases. If someone has an issue with something, you’ll hear about it almost immediately. You can make announcements that reach your customers in real time.

When it comes to marketing your business and growing for the future, it’s important to use the latest and greatest tools that are the most effective, which is why SMS marketing is an immensely important tool these days. Will you be trying SMS marketing for your business?


How to Work Through Your Grief for a Loved One

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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Grief hits us all at some point. It is the risk we take when we love and a natural process to help us heal and continue with our lives. While grief is never going to be fun, it can be cathartic and help you to re-evaluate your own lifestyle and move forwards in a positive and pro-active way.
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