Tuesday, March 18, 2014

What Happened?

It's been pretty hard to keep up with my blog, twitter, facebook, working with a team, taking care of my kids...I've been neglecting my blog the most. 

I'm checking links on my blog and I am so surprised with all the dead links. Websites up for sale, people that are no longer working from home. What happened? Please give me time to weed through all the links and banners and remove the dead links. 

I am still here and working. I just have not had much time for blogging.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Telecommute Positions Are On The Rise

One out of every six Americans are either out of a job or have simply stopped looking. 30% of working Americans have virtually no investments and no savings  (less then $1000). 34% of workers report they had to dip into their savings to pay for basic expenses within the past 12 months.

A 65 year old couple will need $250,000 just to pay for medical expenses over and above what could be covered by Medicare. That same couple that wants a monthly retirement income of $6,000 will need $1.5 million in savings and another $250,000 for retiree health care before they can retire. 57% of workers who have $50,000 to $250,000 in household assets plan to push back their retirement, citing health care costs as their top financial concern, which is a 36% increase since 2011.

More and more people are looking to help supplement their income. Retiring is being held off a little longer for most individuals.  The days of starting at a job and put your time in to be able to retire from that company are very few and far between.

Plan right now to do something about your future and your finances. You will reap many benefits by telecommuting from your own home office. Saving on gas is a major benefit. Save on the wear and tear of your vehicle and the travel time it takes to get back and forth. And when partnering up with an A rated company, you can save on daycare costs as well. No uniform needed and training is provided to help you reach your goals every step of the way.

If you are considering a telecommute position and are looking for a flexible schedule that can work around even the busiest lifestyle, then you need to visit:

 Cindy Ashworth is a single, work at home mom. Providing a REAL work at home business with one on one coaching and mentoring. The way it should be! Also the owner of www.asinglewahm.blogspot.com Articles written in this blog by Cindy Ashworth are the sole property of Cindy Ashworth and permission is needed for duplication

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Use A Drop Card To Share Your Business

So Halloween is approaching. A time for the parents to walk around with their kids as they go house to house, asking for candy.... LOL... If you are in business for yourself and find that you need to get the word out to your neighbors about what you do, a great way to promote yourself is by using drop cards. Also known as business cards. But there is a slight difference with a drop card. 

A drop card is pretty much the same size as a business card but it contains less information on it. 
It may just have:

                                          Busy Bee Cleaning Service
                                            Call For Free Estimates

If you are at home passing candy out, you could stick one of the drop cards in with the candy that you pass out. And if you are out walking around, then just ask all the people that you come in contact with, "Hey, take this in case you know someone".... What a great way to promote your business in a fun atmosphere.. And you never know, someone may need your service. 

Cindy Ashworth
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

You Must Have Faith

Did you dream of growing up, being married, starting a family, living in a nice house, driving a decent car and retiring at the job that you started working for when you were 18?

Twenty years ago that's where I was. I was married, had a family, owned a decent home, drove a decent car and planned on retiring where I was working. My how things have changed!

I'm forty something...now.  LOL. I am now a single mom. And I no longer work at the company that I planned on retiring with all those years ago. I have had my share of ups and downs... Actually, too many downs to count. 

But one thing never changed. My faith! Sure, there were times when it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But it was my faith that ultimately got me through. 

Please know that whatever you are going through right now, it will pass. As long as you have faith and really believe, you will overcome the situation you are in. You will see the light at the end of your tunnel. 

Cindy Ashworth

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Clay's Park

With summer upon us and the kids out of school. It was time to think of something to do together that was inexpensive as well. I chose to surprise the kids and reserve a cabin at a place called "Clay's Park" in Lawrence, Ohio.

As you can see from the link, they had everything for everyone. Fishing, hiking, volleyball, basketball, putt putt, a lake with so many rides on it, indoor swimming , hot tub and sauna and even more stuff that we didn't get to look at.

There are two vehicles in our group and I am following my friend and her kids. After missing the exit we need, we turn around and just as I put my foot on my brakes, I realized that I was not stopping and my foot was all the way to the floor. Yea. My brakes went out!  (broken brake line) After pulling off to the side several times to fill it up with brake fluid, we finally made it to Clay's Park....where now it is pouring down the rain, and I mean pouring.

The campsite is only a little over an hour away from us. So what should have taken 1 1/2 hours at the most ended up taking over 2 1/2 hours. We register and then head to our beautiful but very small cabin. Since it's raining and everything is closed (even the indoor pool) we unload everything, cook out and make a fire.

I forgot just how relaxing it is to just sit and be still. My kids will even tell you I don't sit still very long. Very rare do I even watch a movie from beginning to end without getting up and doing other things.... Not sure why that is.

Making memories for my children to have and remember is what I try to do. And this was just the beginning of something that we hope to continue doing every year.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Days Of Staying Home Are In The Past....

The kids are out of school now. And I am able to be home with them to hopefully enjoy this summer together. I have always heard that a child needs their mother to be home with them until they are at least 5 yrs old. But with a 14 yr old, I'm beginning to think it's just as important to be home now for him as well. After all, I was once a teenager myself.

 Our kids seem to need us even more today than 20 years ago. And yet today it's harder for a parent to stay home and be there. So many children are left to get themselves ready and out the door to school all on their own. And many kids come home from school to an empty house until the parents come home from work. Sometimes the guilt that a parent has is enough to tear them up inside when they can't be there for their child. When most households need 2 incomes to get by.

The days of being a stay at home mom are in most part, just a memory. And it's our children that are paying for it. So, to all the parents that are able to stay home and raise their kids. I applaud you. And your children will only thank you later down the road.

Sunday, May 27, 2012