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Cheap Hotel In The Heart Of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois (April 16th, 2018)- Staying in the windy city can often be pricey in downtown during the summer months. Tons of visitors stay outside of the city due to the dramatic price drop. If this is the case for you, consider staying at the Ohio House Motel. This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Chicago and offers affordable rates to their guests. With their convenient location in the River North neighborhood, the hotel is within walking distance of fabulous restaurants, shops, and much more.

This newly updated hotel was opened in 1960 and has been striving for over 50 years. Due to the construction of the neighborhood over the years, this hotel is now in a great location for all Chicago activities. One thing people think of when they think downtown is the expensive parking, but at the Ohio House Motel, your parking is completely free. Don’t forget to book directly on their website to enjoy the free breakfast, WiFi, and cable as well. For comfortable, clean, and affordable lodging in downtown Chicago, this is the place to go.

The Ohio House Motel focuses on making their guests feel at home and comfortable. They even offer discount specials if guests sign up for their monthly newsletter. The ongoing promotions give guests another reason to consider this cheap hotel in Chicago. Whether you are visiting Chicago for a business trip or trying to attend every attraction in the city, this is the hotel to consider.

 

Ohio House Motel

600 North Lasalle Street

Chicago, IL 60654

Tips To Effectively Negotiate

St. Louis, Missouri (April 6th, 2018)- Negotiation, the act of trying to reach some sort of agreement. Whether you be in a fight with your mom about what chores you have to do, trying to get the car dealership to come down on the price, or deciding details for some sort of contract, negotiation is a major component. Why pay full price for something, or be unhappy with the stipulations that could be negotiated more towards your liking?

There are many tips to consider when it comes to negotiating. Here are just a few to keep in mind:

-Don’t be afraid to go for what you want: Just ask for it if it’s that important to you, the worst that can happen is they say no and you are back to where you started.

-Do your homework: Be educated on the topic, know as much as possible.

-Aim high and expect the best outcome: If they do not like your offer, they will most likely come down and try to meet more in the middle, so aim high at first and be confident in what you are asking for.

These are just a few tips that the St. Louis criminal defense lawyers of The People’s Counsel keep in mind during a trial. They do their best to negotiate the charges for their clients, minimizing them as much as possible. The People’s Counsel has a positive reputation involving negotiating sentences and receiving not guilty verdicts for their clients. These lawyers care about their clients and know how to properly negotiate fair sentences that they deserve.

 

4542 W Pine Blvd Suite 200,

St. Louis, MO 63108

Review Your Mortgage in 2018

Remember to review the type of loan you have because it can be changed to save more money. Many people in traditional mortgages have opportunities to switch to a loan that matches their specific qualifications.  Consider, for example, farmers in Missouri can get a Missouri USDA Rural Development Loan. The applicant actually doesn’t have to be a farmer, as long as the location in question is in a rural area. There are other requirements too:  there is a maximum income that can be earned by the owner and your income needs to be close to the average income of your neighbors.

There is also the example of veterans living in St. Louis. Current and former military members can get VA loans that are easier to attain than conventional loans. The VA funding fee does not apply if you are disabled while serving. Insurance is not required but there is a credit score stipulation: your credit score must not be lower than 620.

The type of company should be scrutinized as well. A mortgage lender should have looked into how much you make and how much you can spend on monthly payments. Also, there definitely should have been an appraisal of the home you wanted to buy.

Spring Cleaning: Avoiding Pest Related Issues

 

St. Louis, Missouri (March 2nd, 2018)- As Spring brings warmer weather to the area, it also means spring cleaning is in the works. While everyone wants to organize their closets and get rid of old, unnecessary items, people often forget to worry about pests who maybe be coming out to enjoy the weather as well. St. Louis pest control company, Mick’s Exterminating has some tips to help prevent these pests from causing any issues in or around your home:

Close the Cracks: There are often hard to see gaps around the exterior of your home that are perfect entrances for unwanted bugs. So make sure to properly seal these cracks to avoid pests from making a visit.

Clear Away the Exterior of Your Home: Pests tend to spend time in piles of leaves or branches, so make sure to clear these piles from being near your home.

Get Rid of the Clutter: Critters like to spend time in dark, hidden areas, so make sure to clear as much of the clutter as possible to avoid giving them more places to call home.

Keep Food Out of Reach: Don’t leave food out, inviting guests to join in on the snack. Food attracts many pests, so avoid giving them a reason to hang out in the kitchen.

Remove Standing Water: Mosquitoes breed in pools of warm standing water, removing them will help to eliminate families of mosquitoes from taking over your yard.

Mick’s Exterminating wants everyone to know that the warm weather approaching can bring on many pest related issues, and know how to help resolve them before they become too much of a problem. Celebrating 45 successful years of service, their state certified technicians are highly trained and experienced to tackle any pest related issue that may arise.

Mick’s Exterminating

8491 Veterans Memorial Pkwy

O’Fallon, MO 63366

How to Invest in Education

The cost of college is very high and only growing larger.  Some educational pursuits can cost up to $160,000 over four years, with the resulting student debt lasting for decades to come.  Scholarships have always been the theoretical answer to this, with accomplished students and their parents thinking they can circumvent the high cost with good grades and high test scores.  But the reality is, these numbers often need to be significantly higher than expected.


That’s where tutoring comes in, but not in the common way. Traditional tutors help students understand concepts they are struggling with in school or assist in catching someone up. But advanced tutors help prepare students for important standardized tests such as the ACT or SAT.  These instructors have the explicit goal of raising a test score by a number of defined points, which might be 3 points on the ACT or 20 points on the SAT. These increases directly correlate to college savings, with most academic institutions offering tuition reductions based on GPA and test scores.  The cost, however, is what makes tutoring the investment.  Multiple tutoring sessions are required to help with ACT test prep and to become proficient in the different subjects.  According to Mackler Associates, these ACT and/or SAT test preparation sessions might cumulatively cost around $2000, but the resulting savings could be close to $40,000.  Which is, without question, a great return on investment.