Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Traveling in the UK: How We Got Around

Looking forward to traveling in the UK? Wondering how to get from place to place? Here’s how we got around as a family of 8 for a month in Great Britain. Those who’ve been parents more than three days know that travel with kids entails a fair amount of planning and logistics. Heck! Going to […]

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

3 Reasons to Decline Initial Personal Injury Settlement Offers

Did you know that the first settlement offers given during the course of personal injury claims are often lowball offers? If you have become injured because you slipped and fell on the property of a negligent landowner, had a dog run up and bite you completely unprovoked, or got hurt in a car accident that was not your fault, your future is hanging in the balance. You probably already have medical bills that are growing with each passing day, and returning to work may also not be an immediate option if your injuries are very severe. Of course, personal injury victims have to consider how they are going to take care of their financial needs now and not just look to future potential settlement amounts.

Even if it is tough to get through your recovery in the present, here are three vital reasons you shouldn’t be quick to sign off on the first settlement offer received after a personal injury.

1. You Don’t Have a Great Idea of What Your Future Expenses Will be Yet

Regardless of your injury you are going to need to keep seeing specialized doctors until you are on your feet and doing everything you were before the accident. As such, there are going to be even more medical bills, and it will continue to be difficult to pay for everyday expenses. The first settlement offer that the other party makes isn’t likely to cover everything that you will eventually owe.

2. You Haven’t Had Time to Think Everything Over

Everyone has made impulsive decisions before because of pressure, time or a lack of knowledge. While buying the wrong car will make you regretful about the purchase, taking a settlement offer that you haven’t been able to properly think about can negatively change your life. Realize that almost all settlement offers are final, so you won’t have the ability to ask for more compensation if you have made a mistake or didn’t get enough money to pay all your medical expenses.

3. Your Attorney Hasn’t Been Able to Make a Counter Offer

Injury victims who take what is offered to them without attorneys by their side don’t get to make reasonable counter offers. Even if you negotiate for a higher amount on your own, it is likely that your counter offer will be rejected because you won’t have any facts to support your case. Settlement offers for personal injuries are detailed and broken down into categories such as pain and suffering, loss of wages, and medical costs. Don’t believe that you can ask for a higher amount of money and have your offer accepted based on your personal opinion rather than evidence.

Everything may be going fine with your recovery now, but what will you do if your doctors tell you that a full recovery may never be possible? In the event that you have agreed to accept the first settlement offer that is put on the table, there isn’t much that you can do. For an injury victim who has just learned that their career has come to an end, settlement negotiations are imperative for living as comfortably as possible given the current circumstances.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! Try these tried and true organizing tricks for the new school year. I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized […]

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Bake someone happy with a batch of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Easy and delicious, they are perfect for breakfast and for tucking into lunch boxes. Growing up muffins came from a mix from a box. Most of the time. Unbeknowst to me, my mom had a muffin recipe MEMORIZED. I remember the first time […]

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on one income is not as easy as it was in the last century. It requires hard work and determination — and some of these strategies. Fifty years ago it was commonplace for just one parent (usually dad) to work. One income was sufficient to pay the family’s bill. Today, there might be a number […]

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

How to Make Snacking Healthier (Plus 20 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids)

Want to improve your family’s diet? Check out these healthy snack ideas to offer your kids better choices and feel good about what you feed them. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I […]

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Get this FREE Back-to-School Printable Pack

Are you ready to go back to school? Ready to pack lunches, check homework, and be a responsible parent? Yep, it’s that time of year. School is gearing back up for the year along with opportunities for growth for ALL OF US. Get this FREE Back-to-School Printable Pack Take things a little easier this year by […]

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