Shopping, Gifting & Fun this Season : Happy Holidays

by ExpertBlogger 16. November 2018 17:39

Holiday’s such as nice word to hear, when you hear about holidays then you feel so relaxed and you would like to cheer and enjoy every moment of this, we can meet to friends and family. Share good bad in the year and finally welcome brand new year for new beginning

 

In the holiday seasons along with fun there is another important thing everyone does is shopping , yes tones and tones of shopping which start with thanks giving holidays and ends with I mean it does not really end but kind of stop at new year’s. I personally visit many store during this festival season and this article about to share my experiences. not to mention all the store and online shop they start their holiday preparation well ahead of time right from hiring new extra employees, ordering all the goods and making sure that infrastructure will run and have enough backup plans because they cannot afford to have anything stop for even for hour, the impact that can have on their sales will be huge.

 

Now talking about shopping there are many thinks which surprise me, I mean the amount of discount they offer while this period is insane. Something I think if they can afford to sell any item at that price then what about the people who bought that same item in other time of year at the high price are those are fools. On the other hand some good and articles has almost same price as year around but people just think that this is holiday time and all things are on sale so this is cheap and they tends to buy everything they can. Every time person goes in the store to buy one thing and end up purchasing other items just because it holiday season, also this season is gifting season keeping that in mind all stores designs their product in terms of gifting solutions. And advertise them so hard that they kind of divert one’s mind to go and buy the goods if someone has not thought of buying. 

 

Sometime it just amaze me the enthusiasm of people about shopping in heavy winter , standing in those long lines , for some people it’s fun for some people its thrill and some its experience which they want to enjoy. Every online website is filled with deals and promotion and that what make people eyes to want it. Overall I think alone in this 2 months people must be spending almost double amount they spend in entire year.


So If you are shopping be smart rather than wasting your time from store to store and use technology , look out for your finance and  make your holiday shopping experience better than before.

FIFA World Cup and the world

by ExpertBlogger 10. November 2018 14:23

Supposedly you are on the way to your office, following that same routine which you do every day. Suddenly you see a crowd gathered at a random corner of the street which you may not have visited for quite some time. There would be a probability that you will walk up to the scene and measure up the surrounding just to get that curiosity over.

When a noob sees people shouting their lungs out in front of a television he/she is almost sure to check it out, the excitement and the screams sure attract anybody. It is Football World Cup!!!

It is happening right now from Croatia win against Argentina that had an upset audience and they started to cry for Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo’s adrenaline rushed 3 goals against Algeria, France registering a thumping victory over Belgium and moving to semifinal and the news of doping for the host i.e. Russia  yes it is going on, the month where you need to want to leave your office early to support your favorite teams, it is the time where your boss, teacher, manager assignments didn’t bother you much but Argentina qualifying match against Nigeria gives you stress and trend penalty shoot outs gives you goosebumps!!

 Let’s have a recap, where it began? It all started in 1930 when Uruguay organized the first ever Football world cup, 13 teams participated at that moment of time and Uruguay had beaten Argentina 4-2 in front of a crowd of 68,346 people and became the first nation to win the World Cup. From an attendance of approximately 6 lakhs at that time to 3.2 billion in 2014 and this year the approximation was more than 7 billion. Trillions of fans all over the world and hundreds of players and multiple teams participating in a huge footie family! 

Further, few things that people are not aware about this world cup are as follows:

Viewership: More than 50% of the world’s 7.6 billion population watch The Cup and that is 4 billion people worldwide. According to FIFA, this makes the tournament “the world’s most viewed favorite sporting event.”

Splurge on alcohol and food: According to the latest stats over 750,000 liters of beer cans and bottles were sold in stadiums during the World Cup. A whooping number of 390,600 hot dogs have been consumed by the audience at the stadium. 

Increased Birth Rates: The Cup caused an increased in the birth rates of the host countries. Nine months after Germany hosted the World Cup in 2006 their country’s birthrate increased to more than 10 percent.

Football is no doubt the world’s most watched and favorite sport. However in this world cup few teams have not only grabbed the eye but also won our hearts. Iceland, that had a world ranking in the 130s four years ago, have now been hovering around the 30 mark. This is their first major tournament, and they are that petit nation so far to be able to make it to any major football finals. They drew with Portugal and Hungary and beat Austria in the group stage. Their country’s population merely is 3 lakhs and most of their players are not regular footballers as well. To add to this strange combination one of their managers is a dentist, their goalkeeper was a film director once upon a time.

Second most astounding team is Croatia. A team that has spurred victory flags against major teams like Argentina, England and many more strong contenders of the cup. This team’s unbelievable journey to finals will be etched in every football lover’s memory specially their penalty shootouts and their defense mechanisms. 

The stats had that Brazil and Italy both combined have 9 World Cup titles to their names. One of these two teams has won 45% of the 20 tournaments that were held. Brazil had won the most titles with 5 wins, ranging from 1958 to 2002. The Brazilians have appeared in every World Cup since its inception back in 1930. Italy and Germany has taken home 4 titles thus making them the second most winning country. Their victories range from 1934 to 2014, followed by Argentina and Uruguay with 2 wins each. Those five teams combine to a total of 16 wins. 

So if Croatia wins the world cup this time then it will be newest member to join the winners’ club and the 9th country to do so. The spotlight is definitely on Croatia and France in this Final.

Thinking about Investments? time to be serious!!

by ExpertBlogger 20. March 2017 12:16

It was normal day as usual and I read something on social media it was kind of funny but stuck in my mind somebody has wrote that, education, carrier, kids , progress, big house big dreams , who the hell discovered this , weren’t we happy in caves eating roots and staying happily with family , I laughed and told my wife , these people are crazy their thinking is beyond our imagination this was one side of thinking for that day but later somebody came to me and started discussing about the investments and securing your future when you grow older and suddenly  I started feeling that I am already old.

Oh my god, I am getting older and I have not planned my future yet. Is it too late, what should I do? Where should I invest? Who should I see? These question ghosted me as lighting strike the tree. I started running like chicken without head and asking bunch of question to everyone. Then I realize that nothing going to change overnight and there is never too late for anything, first I just have to relax and take a good finance advice. Now I don’t have that kind of money that I need any professional financial adviser but researching about knowing that where can I grow my money without risking my future is worth a try.

I am not always good at managing my money, I know fitty percentage of people are like me, oh my look I started talking about percentage and stuff. No , but on serious node everybody should be aware of some sort of investments that could be anything which will encourage you to save and use that money for some good purpose like kids college education or marriage and may be your long waited dream to have world tour.

Many people want to see their money every day because they feel that what if I need that money tomorrow, that means they always want money to be liquid but liquid money is dead money it does not generate any return, you can do CD’s but again those percentage and not that big you are just sitting on money which value is getting deprecated day by day. You need to understand that people are multiplying their money and on other hand you have holding your money for yourself.

You can choose any path of investing but any little investment you do it do is going to grow much bigger in future , it could be stock market, mutual funds, housing market, land or even in any startup company. Easiest way to put your money in mutual funds because you have low risk low income but your investments will always has the touch of market, instead we always wait for right time.

Believe me there are some people who are doing trading and stock investment for living but off Course you will not able to do it because it needs lots of research and it’s a full time job, but what you can do it have your money as Systematic investment plan which will invest your money over the long period and you get opportunity to invest in every tread of market up down.

So have you invested yet?? But waiting for good time. 

Holiday with family

by ExpertBlogger 2. December 2016 16:52

Family such a nice word, it puts smile on anyone's face but in reality but when someone does have family then only that person can know the importance of being a part of family; especially when there are holidays or some kind of ceremony.

This is story of Tina, Tina has been raised in the pretty decent family but since she grew up she started going in the college at different town than her family. On every vacation she use to visit her family and enjoy time with them. Initially she used to visit her family at least once in 2 month but as she got busy with her schedule that difference got bigger and she could able to make it as pervious. Everything was going well, her family was also got busy with their work and they started to have miscommunication between them.

One day Tina’s mother got sick and her father informed about that to Tina, it was month of April and Tina was studying for final exams, her sister was also away on business tour so she could not able to make it. Looking at this situation Tina decided to go and meet parent, she called her sister to ask that if she can make it, her sister finally agreed and Tina told her that she will pick up her at her office and then they will drive to their parent place.

After finishing her exam Tina got her car out, she called her sister saying she will pick up her in one hour. She dress casually and took some cloth to stay over along with some snacks from neagioring store. She reached to her sister place and picked her up, it was long time since he had seen her sister. They were best buddies of the house but now with every body’s life they really don’t get much time to see each other.

There journey started around 6 in the evening it was 7 hrs. ride back home, they both were excited to go home but there was a loneness in between them. They were hardly had any topic to talk upon. To break the ice Tina started with topic with praising her top and it also ended in few minutes. When they were quite for a hour they both realized that this is insane , one time best buddies when the talks was not ending for hours and hours , they were having so much to share about themselves now landed in the situation that they hardly can communicate . Tina’s sister started talking about their childhood and slowly they started open up and started communicated. It was dinner time and Tina asked her sister that she would like to pick up something or eat on the go. Tina’s sister talk her that she will happy if they can go to restaurant and have their dinner.

They found one decent restaurant and they settled down, they were about to order and Tina’s phone rang…..   

                                                                                                                 To be continued…………

Brands!! It's not important than you

by ExpertBlogger 16. November 2016 17:54

Is this branded? Which brand?, have you heard this before yes!, I am talking about question which everyone want to say yes proudly and say the brand name, right from clothes, shoes, accessories , phones are everything you use everyday life. Somehow our social presence has been defined by the brand of cloth or accessories we use in our life, no wonder that is completely associated with the kind of money you have and everybody cannot afford to have upscale lifestyle with popular expensive brand which we use. My question is does really using branded or expensive clothes or accessories really define what you are or they are three just to brag and take an attention.

Let take a small example of kids going to the school, school can have all kind of kind coming from low or moderate income families and some from wealthy reach families. We have seen so many parent want give their kids best of everything and they buy them expensive brand cloth from ralph Lauren or shoes from Nike or some other expensive brands but they forget that there are some kids those who are coming from low to moderate income they really cannot afford to buy these kind of lifestyle, yes they still want to give best to their kids but simple they cannot. Have you ever though that what must taking those kids when they are along with kids who are wearing these famous brands and teasing them about not having it. Think of the inferiority complex these kid might face and long term effect on their mind which makes them feel dominated, I have heard some stories like kids give up going school thinking that they are embarrassed in front of other kids who are wearing very expensive branded cloth. Is this something we want to teach our kids right from their childhood? Is this the way we are creating huge valley between them and teaching those differences which we have created our self. Instead of teaching them that we all are same irrespective of anything we have. Just think.

Another point over here is , Is this branded cloths or other accessories are really worth the price they come for , why they are overprice is they want to make their brand exclusive to some class of people. I can give you another example from any corporate office and when we are dealing with another colleague in day today basis, if you entered in meeting where you are driving it and you are having best of the branded cloth, it definitely create some kind of inferiority complex in your mind which will drag you down. I must say that everybody must have gone through this once or other time.

Don’t get me wrong I am not taking that wearing or using branded things are bad but we should judge ourselves from other that what kind of brands they are using and why cannot afford it, instead go for smart shopping look for good deals and try to get what you can afford without being too crazy about comparing yourself with other on the basis of brand recognition, Also when you are buying for your kids just think once about the fellow kids who are going to join them in school.

So when you shop next time, think twice!!! What is more important? You or your brand.