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There Is No Access To The Law For Everyone

Access to justice depends on how much you can afford to pay

Justice for AllOne of the most basic principles of any civilised society is the rule of law. Take away the law and you have anarchy and chaos.

However one of the basic principles of the rule of law is that everyone has equal access to the law. If the law is only available to the rich, and a large proportion of the population are unable to access legal redress, then this makes a mockery of the rule of law.

Unfortunately in this country access to the courts and the law is restricted. Despite the fact that we have a legal aid system the availability of access to the courts for most people is restricted by limited funding.

There’s a new report out on access to legal aid Continue Reading →

The Injustices of Current Interest Rates

Interest rates close to zero are hurting the retired.

sad Way back in 2008 we had a financial crisis. I’m sure you remember it, for a while there was every possibility that the world would descend into recession or possibly even depression. It was a very serious financial catastrophe.

The financial crisis was caused by some of the wealthiest, most powerful and connected people in the world, the people who control the US banks. The US banks, in effect, held the world to ransom for a period of time, and it was only because of the good graces of the taxpayer that they were rescued.

The bottom line is that the principal motivation behind the actions taken by the banks over the preceding decade or so was greed. Some seriously wealthy people were attempting to use every trick in the book to increase financial returns.

It backfired, and it backfired seriously, and plenty of people hurt as a result. Continue Reading →

How Does the Canadian Healthcare System Work?

The health system isn’t perfect, but which health system is now?

healthThe health care system of Canada provides publicly funded health care to (almost) all Canadian citizens. Whilst the Canadian healthcare system is not perfect it is considerably better than some, notably the US health care system. However it could certainly be improved.

The health care system in Canada is known as “Medicare” by residents although this is not the official name. It was set up under the provisions of the Canada Health Act of 1984.

One of the difficulties in launching and maintaining the health care system in Canada is that Canada is made up of provinces, with their own separate governments, as well as a Federal government. Under the Constitution Act of 1867 it was the provinces that were responsible for establishing, maintaining and managing hospitals and other similar institutions. Continue Reading →

Access to Higher Education is a Right not a Privelege

Access to education is an issue of social justice

One of the biggest social justice issues for young people is the cost of education. An education is the basis of a rewarding and lucrative career, but if the young person is unable to pursue an education then that career is unavailable to them.University Library

Everyone should have the same opportunity to pursue a chosen career. No one should be excluded on the basis that they are unable to afford the cost of education.

The cost of education in Canada is rising fast. And one of the biggest issues the students involved in further education is the cost, as well as the debt burden that affects so many students once they have finished their chosen course. Continue Reading →

Why There Should be Lower Charges on Credit Cards

I’ve seen too many people fall down the credit card trap. It starts innocently enough with a free credit card from one or all of your favorite banks and you promise yourself that you will be a responsible credit car user. Unlike others who have fallen so deeply and even filed for bankruptcy, you promise yourself that you will pay the full amount when your statement has arrived thereby avoiding charges and interest.

This is the ideal situation, yes. However, there are instances when you charge too many items on your card and you will be unable to pay the full amount when the statement comes in. Or, you could experience a month when cash flow was really tight and you have no other choice but to take one credit card cash advance after the other in order to survive. Pretty soon, you will find yourself paying late fee charges and more in interest and other penalties.

My argument to credit card companies is this: why should there be different charges for missing only one payment? More importantly, shouldn’t the interest be set at a lower rate as consideration to customers who previously had a good payment record? Think about it. Car insurance premium rates are lower for drivers or car owners who have a good track record. It means that they are considered less of a risk or liability by the insurance company. If it’s your first time to miss a payment and you’ve always been paying the full amount, shouldn’t the bank give you a chance to catch up on the payment and not charge you with different penalties and charges?

The same logic should also apply to card holders who used their credit cards to borrow money for emergencies. There are records that will prove where the money went. Now, if it were used to but designer bags and dine on wagyu steaks, that’s a different story. I believe that people should be responsible when they borrow money from banks, that’s not the point here.
My argument is that banks and other credit institutions should not give people who are trying to get back on their feet a hard time.

Why Would Bolivia Legalize Child Labor?

The news is out – Bolivia has officially legalized the labor of children aged 10 years old and up. This news sparked global outraged coming from the usual circles, some accusing the Bolivian government as inhumane and “heartless”. But why did the nation make such a radical move?

According to Senator Adolfo Mendoza, one of the bill’s sponsors, it is a fact of Bolivian life to see children working in streets or factories. Families are just too poor. It’s not that parents are evil; it’s just that they have no other choice. Since the issue is hardly addressed by banning child labor, they figured legalizing it would at least provide protection for the child laborers. Instead of persecuting it (which requires intense funds and police force), they would just guarantee the rights and protection of the children.

Sounds familiar? This is the very same argument used by the supporters of marijuana legalization. Instead of incinerating cannabis users, just give them legal guidelines on how much and how to use the addictive plant. They argue that incinerating simple marijuana users costs too much in terms of funds and police efforts, when they could just focus on “more important” crimes.

Bolivian leaders even suggest that the bill will eventually lead to a decline in the number of child laborers. Does this make any sense to me? No, it doesn’t. It seems that they’re merely addressing the surface problems and forgetting all about the deeper roots – greedy capitalism. Why would they tolerate something wrong in hopes of correcting it? Why don’t they instead focus on the deeper issues like unfair economic system, political backlash, and the ever-present influence of foreign forces? Humanitarians, including those who volunteer in Australia and Canada under UNICEF, are asking the same questions.

The nation has been through a lot in the past years. Its citizens suffered a severe blow when water was privatized back in 90’s. This caused severe hunger, thirst, and poverty that surpass my imagination. Imagine having to pay half of your wage just for a jar of water. Understandably the nation is still on its developing years and is struggling against poverty, but it really should reconsider the overall focus of their development strategies. 

The Digital Divide

In today’s modern world, a world that relies on information technology to effectively survive, it is unthinkable that so many do not have access to the internet or to a computer.  I’m not talking about those that live in areas that don’t have internet access (although these really are rare now) or those that don’t want it. I’m talking about those who can’t afford it, particularly families with children of school age.

Rich vs Poor

The latest information shows that school pupils who come from wealthy backgrounds have their own computers and access to high-speed internet.  Those from poor backgrounds didn’t and it this so-called “digital divide” that will ultimately determine the fate of the children.

These days, it is almost impossible to research given tasks for homework without access to the internet. A large number of schools also require homework to be submitted digitally and feedback gained from tutors. Without this access, some pupils are going to struggle.

The Obvious Drawbacks

Recent literature has highlighted, from a teenager’s point of view, the obvious drawbacks of not having access to the internet.  A number of disadvantaged teenagers were interviewed and their views are pretty much the same – they couldn’t complete coursework or couldn’t complete it satisfactorily because they couldn’t access the information required.

There are those who argue that these pupils could go to a library but we all know how hopelessly outdated libraries have got as the internet has become the main point for information.

It’s Not Just for School

While the internet is fantastic for schoolwork, those interviewed also felt cut off in other ways, social networking and telephones being just two.  Most said that they felt cut off from their friends out of school because they couldn’t access social networking sites and couldn’t even telephone them for a chat.

Social housing providers could install low-cost Wi-Fi internet connections for their tenants. This would allow even the poorest of families to take advantage of everything the internet has to offer, including access to internet telephones.  

There are companies who provide SIP trucking at reasonable costs, to allow VoIP telephone services to be used. This would give all of these families the same advantages that those with money have.  Alongside that, most schools have a governor’s pupil premium, designed to provide for disadvantage pupils – this could be used to provide laptops for those who are not privileged or rich enough to buy one.

Benefits of Hosted PBX and VOIP Phone Systems for Social Justice Organizations

Non-profit organizations and other independent organizations aim to support a specific purpose or goal. They use their funds for their projects and programs that contribute in achieving their objectives. The issues or areas that these organizations focus on vary and this includes social justice. Organizations that were created for social justice battle racism, poverty, injustice and all forms of inequality in the society.

Some of these organizations include the Human Rights Watch, which is an international organization that fights for human rights around the world and the National Action Network that supports equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their gender, nationality, religion or race. Since most of these organizations operate in different parts of the countries and even worldwide, communication is very important to make sure that they share the right and up to date information and that vital matters are taken care of properly. With the advancement of technology, instead of the regular phone lines, these social justice organizations may consider using VOIP or PBX phone systems from a reliable provider like the ones in Orange County.

A PBX and VOIP phone system is a hosted service from a provider in which calls travel through the Internet and are managed by the host. There are several benefits that these organizations can get from upgrading to this system and here are some of them.

Cost Efficient

Social justice organizations often get funds from donations. This is why it’s very important that they manage the money to make sure that they have enough funds to support their projects. Using regular telephone lines can be very expensive, especially when making long distance calls. Orange County VOIP phone systems provide a cheaper way to communicate with members and people who need to connect with them.

Convenient and Accessible Everywhere

Getting the service of an Orange County hosted PBX provider brings convenience since it lets users make calls anywhere they are and on any device they use, as long as they are connected to the Internet. Whether they are using a laptop, a phone that is connected to the computer or a mobile device, calls can be made and received. This is perfect since several members of these organizations are often on the field. Through this, they would still be able to communicate in a timely manner, ensuring important information reaches the right people on time.

Flexible and Always Up to Date

The size of the organization could increase or decrease anytime. If using regular phones, new hardware would be needed in case of expansion, which can be an added cost. However, if users decrease, the hardware that was purchased would not be put into use. With the VOIP system, members can use their laptops, computers or mobile devices to connect to the service, so there’s no need to purchase additional tools. Moreover, any updates required for the system is provided by the host and it’s often done in the background so service will not be interrupted.

Many companies have adapted to these changes in technology and reaped the benefits. Non-profit and independent organizations should consider them too.

Better Eye Care Options for the Poor

There are some numbers about the general population which have gone under the radar. There was a recent study which showed that the number of people who wear glasses or contact lenses has increased to 60%. This value has been constantly increasing, and the number of people who have undergone or have decided to undergo LASIK surgery has also increased.

Visual impairment is one health problem which could be preventable, both for the rich and the poor, considering the source of the problem. There has been correlation between the increase in the number of hours an average person spends in front of the computer with the reported increase in eyestrain related health problems. These problems include not just eyestrain, but also vertigo, visual impairment, headaches and migraine. A regular person’s lifestyle has changed a lot in recent years, we now spend less time in front of the computer, but this has been replaced by time using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices (which include Android and iOS devices, as well so-called phablets). We spend a lot of time online that it is not uncommon to be using more than one device at a time.

This could be considered a first world problem, yes. But the sad truth is, even lowly office workers or traffic aides can suffer from eye problems.

The studies on eye impairment were done to educate people about this increasing problem. Whereas before it was taken for granted that half of the population needed glasses. Nowadays, with the above cited growth, the problem is that these same people who already are prescribed for glasses don’t use them. For the poor, it’s because they can’t afford them. For the rich, it’s because glasses do not look cool.

The study, however, also mentioned that up to 83% of those with visual impairment can be corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. The remaining 17% have visual impairment which cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses and would need professional assistance such as that from a laser eye surgeon in Greenbay.

There are other steps which can be taken to ensure that any eye problems or visual impairment would not worsen, especially for the working class. These include common sense steps like periodic eye exams. Those who already use glasses should also have new ones every three years, at most. Changes in visual acuity can occur in as little as as year. The regular eye exams would be able to detect any other problems which may have caused the eye problems in the first place. The problem can be solved if the government will at least give the tests free and subsidize their eyeglasses.

Why Health and Life Insurance Should be Accessible to Everyone

I’m not one who supports communist theories or socialist ideas, but when you look at the world around you, it is not difficult to think that maybe it would have been better if things were ran a little differently. Looking at first world nations with thousands of homeless people, uneducated children and citizens moving around without any health insurance or life insurance is simply infuriating.

I’m past thinking that the situation is heartbreaking. Something should be done to make different kinds of services available to the poor or the disenfranchised. Education is still free, which is good, but there’s a lot to be desired about the public school system. Medical assistance and help during times of emergency should not take weeks to process, but this is exactly what happens when you file claims with social security: you are made to fill out tons of paperwork before you can get a small amount of money. Help should not be like this.

People, regardless of their income brackets, should be able to file claims easily and get the money when they need it most. Alternatively, anyone who is sick should just be able to walk into any hospital and receive medical assistance regardless if one is covered by health insurance or not. I’m not saying that everything should be given away free, but those who cannot afford to pay expensive premiums should be subsidized by the government until such time that they are able to. It creates lesser financial problems for their families.

Each individual who is part of the labor force should also compare life insurance quotes and prices to see which ones can be worked into their budgets. Those who cannot pay for insurance premiums at the moment should be given a small yet still useful insurance policy by the government. This can be taken away anytime the individual is earning enough to pay for the premium on his own.

So essentially yes, the government should help its citizens get through health and life insurance payments while they can’t afford it. It’s not a long term solution to the problem, but it will keep the poor from suffering all the more than they already are.

How Poor People can Avail Health Insurance

When poor people get sick, it is such a huge problem since they don’t have money or health insurance to cover the medical expenses. As a result, they either try to medicate their patient on their own or go for alternative medicines that may work, but are too risky in certain circumstances. The rising cost of health insurance even hurts poor people and disregards the idea of getting the insurance all at once.

The truth is that even if health insurance costs are high, there are ways in which they can be made cheaper and more affordable for the poor. The only problem is that they are not informed about these policies and so they don’t bother getting one at all. Here are some tips on how to lessen the cost for insurance policies:

• Show proof of income. There are companies that offer lower rates for individuals who can provide proofs that they have a very low income. Should you qualify for this category, you will see drastic decrease in insurance premiums.

• Compare and contrast health insurance premiums before sealing the deal. Sometimes, there are reliable health insurance companies out there that offer very low rates. However, since you don’t bother to check them out, you miss the chance of getting affordable insurance premiums.

• Go online. There are lots of companies online that are legitimate and will offer you the best insurance premiums possible. They can even throw some discounts if you also provide proof of your income level.

• Check out community health centers. They provide very low rates for health services and even free for certain cases. They are health centers dedicated for babies, pregnant women, patients with chronic diseases, and many more. You just need to check out what your local community health center can offer you and that of the neighboring areas.

You don’t have to suffer from high costs of health insurance. You simply need to find a way to get lower insurance premiums and you are good to go. You may also compare life insurance here for more details.

How to Get Legal Help, Even If you Can’t Afford It

A life filled with depression and debt is a life of poverty that is full of personal turmoil and tragedy. The daily pressure of trying to make ends meet by working a job, or even two jobs, that pay little beyond the minimum wage and offer few if any benefits can weigh heavy on today’s working class. The inability to provide for one’s family despite every good intention and along with every bad break imaginable can lead one to a breaking point at nearly every turn. With special needs children in need of special care, the gravity of the responsibility can increase what seems to be tenfold, and then add an elderly parent with dementia and early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease to completely leave one feeling totally helpless.

A life of poverty can overwhelm the soul.

I know it all too well.

Having worked with low income families for over a decade now, I have come to understand how badly economic woes can impact them, especially when legal troubles come their way. My experience has taught me that today’s families that are living in poverty are not immune to legal troubles. In fact, my professional experience in working with these families reveals that they find themselves in legal trouble and usually see no means of getting the type of legal help that they need. In essence, on top of every other responsibility that has been placed upon them, these families also find themselves having to respond to a legal notice from the landlord or a potential legal issue from some distant debt collector. Even those with troubled teens find themselves facing the daunting task of having to fight legal battles at the mercy of the juvenile court. They just feel overtaken by the legal matters that come their way and seemingly snowball into a mounting heap of trouble that they just cannot seem to deal with on their own.

It has been my pleasure to assist low income families with their legal troubles. I have found legal assistance for one family facing financial hardship after the father had been hospitalized from a serious car accident. I searched through my personal Rolodex and my contacts to uncover a Vancouver accident attorney’s office offering services to the poor. I made the initial contact and walked my clients through the process and paperwork, even going so far as to set up and attend the initial counseling session with clients and the car accident attorney. The attorney was able to get the hospital bills and loss wages recovered, setting this family on its way to some relief.

Yes, it has taken a lot out of me, but it has all led to some remarkable success stories with my clients. Wayward children have received counseling and were able to deal with mounting hospital bills, loss wages and other damages. My experience has allowed me to see the type of turnaround that many do not get to see occur on behalf of those living in poverty.

All in all, my work with impoverished families facing legal troubles has become a labor of love. It has allowed me to support clients in a way that has transcended beyond merely social work to one of advocacy and altruism.

Why People Think the Poor Don’t Deserve the Basic Right to Health Care

Just the other day, I came across the hype about the latest treatment for varicose and spider veins online. For some weird reason, I ended up in this vein doctor directory and Optima Vein Care‘s vein removal in Scottsdale . I couldn’t help but feel sad that varicose veins actually made news because people on the Internet found it more important than other health issues and society; because while wealthy people can afford to get treatment and to worry about the “unsightly” veins on their legs, the poor can’t even worry about their legs because they don’t have access to basic health services to solve their health problems. Disappointed, I turned off the computer, got up, and headed out the door to reflect. During my walk in the nearby park, I have realized three reasons why the poor are labeled as “less deserving” of the basic right to as health care:
1. The Myth of Laziness and Irresponsibility
A lot of people think that the poor, especially those of color, don’t deserve health care because they aren’t employed with benefits or they can’t buy it from a private insurance company. The conditions of society, which have set up our health care in this way, are also the same conditions which reproduce inequality, hierarchy, and racial superiority in the guise of “hard work” and “productivity” in the name of individualism. So while the idea of being equal is popular in any so-called democratic country, the reality is that there are people who are more equal than others (to borrow from George Orwell’s line of thought in his book, “Animal Farm”).
2. The Trust in the Power of Private Health Care
Because health care is entrusted in the hands of private companies, politicians believe that it would contribute to an efficient economy that would supposedly improve the lives and health status of the general population – never mind the thousands of deaths of the poor who don’t have access to basic health care. By entrusting a profit-oriented market with our health, we forget that the state has the responsibility to take care of its citizens; basic health care should be a right to be accessed by everyone, and not a privilege to be accessed by only the wealthy.
3. The Double-Edged Sword of Empathy and Entitlement
Related to the first myth of laziness and responsibility and to the privatization of health care, a lot of people can see themselves in the same circumstances of the poor, but they can’t extend their empathy and compassion towards them. For example, there was a social experiment in London that went viral in April 2014. When people were shown an advertisement that offended the poor, they reacted with much concern. Yet when they were welcomed with a sign of “Help the Poor”, they ignored it. I suppose it would be the same if someone did a similar experiment, this time with “Kill the Poor” and “Help the Poor Live”.
With these reasons in mind, people should worry about important social issues such as universal health care rather than the veins on their legs.

Be a Handyman and Help Pay Your Tuition in College

A lot of people cannot go through college due to financial issues. There are those whose parents have no stable jobs to support their studies. Some others allow their siblings to study first before they do. If you can totally relate with this, then you need to find a way to still push through with your dreams of getting a degree.

One of the best possible ways is to be a handyman. There are a lot of working students out there who pay their tuition by working at certain times during the day and spend the remaining hours studying. If you can manage your time well, it won’t be difficult for you to joggle everything.

Be Trained

When you are interested in being a handyman, you can start by getting training courses. Some people have trained doing certain things at home. Thus, being a handyman is literally a handy job for them. However, if you are not used to it, you have nothing to worry about. You can go for free training courses for a few hours just to learn some basic stuff.

Freelance or Employee

When you are already confident that you can work as a handyman and at the same time be a college student, the next thing to do is to find a job. You can either work for freelance and accept a job depending on your availability or be hired by a particular company. Either way, as long as you think you can handle things well, go ahead and take it. Any option that will let you earn more and pay for your tuition more, it is definitely the best one to take.

If you are able to handle everything well, you will surely succeed in your goals. You will then prove that poverty is never a hindrance to success.

On the other hand, if you currently need a handyman to do certain things at home, you can hire a handyman here. If you need house painters, you can contact the best people for the job through http://www.corkd.com/house-painting.php. Rest assured, anything that you need for your home will be taken care of by these professionals.

Discriminated Against in the Workplace? Fight Back!

There is no existing valid excuse here in America for discrimination in the workplace. Whether it’s sexual harassment, wage theft, indiscriminate exposure to hazard, or lack of benefits, discrimination is not tolerated.

In America a select few are usually discriminated against – the immigrants, the Native Americans, the uneducated, and the poor. There are a number of reported cases of companies exercising discrimination in hiring based on race and color of skin. They are also mistreated at work, often treated like inferiors, and are subject to unfair paying system. And take note, all these are doubled when it comes to women.

If you are experiencing one of the said situations, here is a piece of advice: you have a right. It is your right to sue whoever discriminates against you. Every state in the US has its own law regarding this. For example, in Minnesota, the law prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on race, sex, gender, color of skin, nationality, religion, age, disability, and economic status.

You can use the law to rightfully work for you. You can file a complaint against the company or individual that mistreated you. Again, each state has its own method of filing a complaint. In Minnesota, the first step is to identify why you were discriminated. Is it based on race, gender, economic status? If your workplace has 1 to 14 employees only, you can file the complaint at the state administrative agency called the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR). If it has 15 or more employees, you must file at the federal administrative agency known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Do not forget to file the case within 1 year or 300 days after the date of the discrimination. If the MDHR and/or EEOC are not able to resolve the matter, you can hire the services of a corporate law firm like this one in Minnesota. A competent firm should be able to help you assess your case, plan the next course of action, and help you get justice. Remember that the law should work for you regardless of your race, gender, religion, or economic status. 

How to Choose the Most Suitable Lawyer

Lately the policies for approving and granting cases of disability claims have become stricter, increasing the number of cases that get rejected in its initial phases. For someone who lives in Alabama requiring the service of an Auburn disability lawyer to acquire their due rights of Social Security Allowance, the Carmichael Law Group LLC can provide excellent recommendations. However, even after consulting the best team of attorneys, it becomes difficult to choose a lawyer according to the case. Given the amount of money that is invested in the cause, it is always wise to go over a few points and screen the potential services and then make the final decision of hiring a lawyer.

Judge the Level of Interest and Experience
Many lawyers tend to show keen interest in a case during its initial meetings till the time they actually get hired. After hiring, their service levels decline and they are unable to live up to the client’s expectations. To differentiate between the two kinds of lawyers, judge the level of interest and experience side by side. Lawyers who have a fair amount of relevant experience in solving and winning cases for their clients are always a better option since they know all the minute details of the case. The level of interest of any lawyer can be judged by the amount of homework they do before attending the meeting, their communication pattern and how long they take to get back to their client and the initiatives and efforts that they are ready to take in order to win the case.

Screen the Track Record of Success
Every lawyer has a track record that can be screened for seeing the number of cases that they won. It would be risky to choose a lawyer who does not have a strong track record of successful cases. Although such lawyers are also expensive when compared to others, paying a little extra for someone with proven abilities and a decent track record would be well worth it. Lawyers who have different kinds of certifications that are recent, recognized and relevant to the case are also good options when choosing and short listing a lawyer.

Are House Projects Good For The Poor?

Many people have the desire to help others in various ways. One of the many ways that other people help those who are less fortunate is to assist them with housing projects. House projects may include everything from building new structures from the ground up to helping those who are living in low-quality houses or houses that are in poor condition to make repairs and improvements. The charitable efforts of others can help those who otherwise cannot provide housing for themselves and their family to do so. While some people state that these charitable house projects help the poor, others believe that there is minimal benefit to helping those who are less advantaged. With a closer look at both sides of the argument, you may be able to determine if house projects are a type of charitable work you want to get involved with.

How House Projects Are Good for the Poor
Some individuals who struggle financially do so because of misfortune in their lives, and they may simply need an extra helping hand from time to time. These individuals may be hard-working, and they may do their best to provide for their families. In Toronto, Brock Windows&Doors, is a entry door manufacturer who graciously donated entry doors to projects to promote security in the home to repairing a damaged roof. These projects may promote the safety and security of those who reside in the home, and they also minimize the financial expenses associated with repair work that the homeowners may otherwise have been responsible for. In these ways, house projects can benefit those who are less fortunate in a number of ways.

When House Projects May Not Be Beneficial for the Poor
Many people who believe that house projects are not beneficial for those who are financially less fortunate believe that these individuals may be taking advantage of the system. They may believe that these individuals could make their own repairs to their home if they worked extra hours to obtain the funds necessary to buy the materials and if they put in the time and effort around the house to do the work themselves. Furthermore, some believe that by helping the poor in this fashion, they may become dependent on the help of others rather than relying on their own efforts to provide for themselves.

If You Choose to Complete House Projects for the Poor
The fact is that those who are for and those who are against completing house projects for the poor may have valid points. Not every individual who struggles financially is taking advantage of the system, and some people do need help from time to time. If you choose to complete house projects for the poor through your church or through a charitable organization, you can consider conducting research into how the recipients of this charitable work are selected. When individuals who are truly in need are carefully selected, you can work on house projects for the poor with peace of mind.

Everyone needs a safe, clean place to call home. When funds are not available to build a home or to repair an existing home, individuals may reach out for help. If you are interested in helping someone in need with a house project, take time to learn more about the organizations that complete these charitable projects as a first step.

Personal Training Career: A Fast Track to Success?

Being a personal trainer can be an avenue to achieving one’s life dreams in a short amount of time. Building an excellent foundation in knowledge of personal training and kinesiology is the key to having real success in this field, but it’s easy to do. There are several ways of doing this; however, we’ll only discuss the fastest and most effective method here.

Training And Education

In order for you to gain the most amount of information on personal training, you need to take one of the many personal training courses. These courses will give you a precise direction as to your career choices and also ensure that you are well grounded as a trainer in your field. Leading fitness professionals and institutions in various parts of the country are offering many of these courses. Under their teaching, you can get a certificate and valuable insights into the latest training methods. Therefore, getting a high-quality fitness education is the first important step to having an outstanding career in this field.

However, saying all you need to do is take one personal training or fitness course in order to become a great and successful personal trainer would be far from the truth. For the small amount of personal trainers who see great success, they even take a step further by getting additional vocational education training. But as I have said, there is more to success in the field than just the education. Your success in the gym as a trainer depends largely on you and your perseverance to always be learning and improving your skills.

What A Personal Trainer Needs

Being a personal trainer is one career that can bring a lot of joy, prosperity, and fulfillment to those who are passionate about health and fitness; however, things have to be done properly. For someone who has received the necessary degree of education and all the relevant qualifications, the next thing will be to start practicing as a fitness expert or a personal trainer in the gym.

How Can A Novice In The Industry Have Skyrocketing Success On The Job?

The challenges are there but not insurmountable. The following sections will shed more light on this. The first thing is having passion for the job.

“As a personal trainer, I often tell my trainees that it is a very bad idea for one to join the profession simply because you want to be referred to as a fitness guru. This is a tough and demanding job but one with very bright prospects. To realize the great potentials of this noble profession, you have to be very passionate about it” said Matt Rickman, a personal trainer at Next Level Fitness in Orange County, California.

For those who may not really get this point, the best way to do this is to focus on your clients. Assist your clients to reach their goals. Try not to have any other objective in mind, but to put smiles of satisfaction on the faces of your clients.

For those who pursue this profession with all the enthusiasm, passion, and determination, there are more than enough perks on the job. In terms of financial satisfaction, this can be a very high-paying job.

Many personal trainers earn $3,000 – $8,000 per month, but most of them started out working as a trainer at a large chain gym to get experience first. Then once they have a higher level of experience, they can work as trainers in more prestigious gyms or go out on their own as an independent personal trainer and turn it into a small business.

In summary, personal training is like any other career, there is fierce competition at the top, but that should not stop the most passionate trainer from reaching the highest level in this amazing profession.

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