Fairytale Journeys By James Dezember

My family loves Disney Vacations. Whether we are traveling with family, planning a vacation with friends, or just want to get away by ourselves, Walt Disney World is always at the top of the list. But anytime we take that plunge and schedule that trip, I know it means we’ll have a few months of intense planning and preparation. A Disney vacation is unlike any other, so it requires careful attention to the details. That’s why I recommend using someone with experience to help plan your trip, to make sure your escape into the world of Disney vacationing is as magical as it can be.

Fairytale Journeys Disney Vacation PlannerMy family loves Disney Vacations.  Whether we are traveling with family, planning a vacation with friends, or just want to get away by ourselves, Walt Disney World is always at the top of the list.  But anytime we take that plunge and schedule that trip, I know it means we’ll have a few months of intense planning and preparation.  A Disney vacation is unlike any other, so it requires careful attention to the details.  That’s why I recommend using someone with experience to help plan your trip, to make sure your escape into the world of Disney vacationing is as magical as it can be.

I always default to my wife for the Disney knowledge, she thrives on ‘Walt Wisdom’ and digging up all the little secrets that help make a vacation memorable.  Why is all this information and wisdom important? Because the easiest part about a Disney trip is booking the vacation, the real time sieve comes when planning your schedule and without a schedule you are setting your vacation up to be less than magical.

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Painting With A Twist

Evansville, Indiana – (Nov. 15, 2014) – Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet in Evansville, local entrepreneur Mihir Paranjape is about to open Painting with a Twist, a place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist.

Painting with a Twist of Evansville is part of a fast-growing national franchise that provides guests a unique ‘getaway’ through art. Led by local art instructors, guests paint on bare 16” by 20” canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. At Painting with a Twist, guests are able to disconnect from everyday life, enjoy good music, wine or beer, and create unique, personal masterpieces they can take to their homes or gift to others. The artwork ranges from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals. Friends gather for an evening of laughs, creativity and camaraderie as they create one-of-a-kind pieces of art to take home and, often, discover a newfound talent.

Evansville, Indiana – (Nov. 15, 2014) – Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet in Evansville, local entrepreneur Mihir Paranjape is about to open Painting with a Twist, a place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist.

Painting with a Twist of Evansville is part of a fast-growing national franchise that provides guests a unique ‘getaway’ through art. Led by local art instructors, guests paint on bare 16” by 20” canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. At Painting with a Twist, guests are able to disconnect from everyday life, enjoy good music, wine or beer, and create unique, personal masterpieces they can take to their homes or gift to others. The artwork ranges from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals. Friends gather for an evening of laughs, creativity and camaraderie as they create one-of-a-kind pieces of art to take home and, often, discover a newfound talent.

Paranjape, a native of India, moved to Evansville in 2001, where he currently works as General Manager of Millennium Steel Services, LLC. Having grown up in a family environment that placed a strong emphasis on art, he hoped to share his passion with his nine-year-old daughter and Evansville neighbors, but found few local outlets to do so. After surviving a heart attack in 2013, Paranjape was led to prioritize the things he wanted to do in life, including a dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Paranjape found painting to be a therapeutic and relaxing hobby during his recovery period, which made Painting with a Twist a natural fit.

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Used Cars In Evansville, My Experience

Finding a used car is difficult, but it would seem in the past 6 months it’s becoming impossible to find value. At least in regards to what your money could buy at the end of 2013. Speaking from personal experience, I’ve found that the price of used cars in Evansville has skyrocketed, while the selection has dwindled. Turns out, after speaking with multiple car lots and salesmen, the issues are intertwined.

The short of this article is that I’ve seen the value in used cars shrink and I recommend avoiding Bennett Motors at all cost. For the long story, about buying cars and trucks in Evansville, please continue below and note that I do not have Heisenberg’s problems. If you have a totaled car you can visit https://scrapmycarottawa.com and have them come take that car away for you can scrap it. You may scrap your car for cash here. The cost of of everything rises, but you tend to notice huge jumps. This is the case when looking to purchase any vehicle, new or used. Technology, features, durability, have all trumped the ability for modern vehicles to be cost effective. Recently, consumers have decided to hold onto older vehicles, not trade as often, and instead put money into repairs. This lowers the actual used car inventory, thus driving purchase prices up. Of course, if you car is not running, it is best to get rid of it asap. You can sell it to a company like Tony’s Auto Removal Portland. This is convenient and fast.

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Photo by Stradablog

Compounding the issue of higher used car prices, is the fact that new cars are often very close in price. So what happens is, buyers will tend to gravitate to the better value and if the used car is close to the same price as new, the new wins. But this is not the experience I had in late 2013, when I purchased my wife a used Toyota Camry.

When searching for a used car, I checked online, visited car lots in Evansville, Henderson, Mt Vernon, and even Owensboro. Car removal Perth also had many options available. What I found was a staggering price difference, at least in the narrow focus of what I wanted, a Camry. On average, Evansville car lots listed 2011 Camry’s, with less than 50k miles, $4,000 to $5,000 more! There was no lack of inventory at this time, just a higher price. Mt Vernon dealership Expressway, was probably the least helpful in willingness to negotiate, nevermind the starting price. So I kept looking and ended up purchasing my used car in Owensboro. Till date using carremovalperth.net.au to sell off my used car was among the best decisions I have made. As I got the right price for it, unlike other companies that tried to make me loos money by showing various flaws in my car.

Don Moore used car lot in Owensboro ended up having 6 Camrys that met my criteria. Each and every one had a lower starting price than anything comparable I found in Evansville. So, I set down to negotiate, pleased with my experience, and walked away with my brand new, used Camry. Flip forward to August and September of 2014, my struggle for a used vehicle has been met with frustration.

My Used Car Search 2014

As mentioned above, I’ve ran into a wall, where selection doesn’t exist and prices are depressingly higher than they were last year. Salesmen and saleswomen have told me the same story, low inventory is driving higher prices. This time the story checks out at every car lot I spoke with, except for one, Bennett Motors off of Heidelbach in Evansville.

[quote]We just put those high prices on our vehicles to hopefully take advantage of those that don’t know what they’re talking about.[/quote]

Where the Corvette sets high in the sky and the lot is ran by those looking to milk the community. My experience at Bennett was awful and I’m upset at myself for giving them more attention than I should have. So let me start with my first impression, after driving onto the used car lot.

I was immediately approached by a salesman, that informed me I’d have to talk with another salesman. I waited, looked around, then had another salesman come out to greet me. After looking at a few vehicles, asking some questions, the new employee informed me he would have to check some figures inside. After waiting awhile more, a NEW salesman came outside, who informed me he would now have to be the one taking care of me. In tow was the manager of Bennett, who apologized for the 2nd employee, which stated that he was busy with an appointment. Ok, whatever.

So I started over again with the 3rd salesman, asking questions, looking at inventory and finally turned the discussion to the high price tags. What I was told, floored me and I wish I would have drove off, right then and there. He told me, verbatim; “We just put those high prices on our vehicles to hopefully take advantage of those that don’t know what they’re talking about.”

Can you imagine, why would I possibly trust this salesman or car lot, after a statement like that. Against my better judgement I stuck around, continued to look, and even entertained the idea of purchasing an exceptionally good looking car. One of the notices said: “We provide cheap car parts“. That sounded a good idea. Thankfully, I had some time to meditate on the transaction and what I was told, so I left.

Bennett Motors Review

Because of this, I would not recommend anyone visit Bennett Motors in Evansville to purchase a used car. I would go so far as to say I recommend avoiding them at all costs. If I were to review Bennett Motors in one word, I’d simply state, untrustworthy. My hard earned money is better spent with businesses that I can trust and start a relationship with, over the purchase of multiple vehicles.

So, in closing, be prepared for your dollar to not stretch as far, when buying a used car in Evansville or the Tri-State. Expect frustration when searching for just that right car or truck, and that is not mentioning checking cars for legal stuff and accident records, getting consultatoon at HornsbyWatson.com, if necessary. And, if at all possible, avoid Bennett Motors like the dishonest company that it is. Thanks random salesperson for setting me straight!

when removing a car which is turned into scrap or has broken down completely, it is highly essential to maintain extreme precaution. It usually tends up to take more time and turns into a stressful process very soon. Thus, it is always recommendable to hire a company with professionals to handle this form of work.

Check resources like Florida Ticket Firm for more information.

LLD Investments Credit Card Charge

Find out what the LLD Investments credit card charge is for, which as it turns out is a local restaurant to Evansville, IN.

McAlisters LogoThe latest charge on my credit card, which I had trouble reconciling was for LLD Investments.  This was the only company name associated with a charge on my credit card this week from Evansville, IN.  So what is LLD Investments?

LLD Investments is the name McAlister’s processes credit cards under.  So, if you have had the pleasure at eating at the new McAlisters on Green River Road in Evansville and you use your credit card, expect an LLD Investments expense to show up on your next report.

It’s a big problem when companies do not use a name associated with their business front.  While I try to keep a close eye on my credit card transaction history, sometimes I lose track.  Going back to match up companies with their processing alias can be daunting, especially in a case like LLD Investments.  I’ll sleep easier at night now, knowing that it’s not some racket stealing my credit card info, instead a tasty place to eat, the new McAlisters in Evansville.

click here for more information on how to escape the additional charges charged by the banks for the transaction or exchange of digital currency.

 

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA showed up on my credit card statement. As it turns out, this is the payment processor CMOE uses to run credit and debit cards.

Childrens Museum of Evansville Quack Factory
Quack Factory at CMOE

I had transaction on my credit card that I did not know what it was for.  As it turns out, after some research, it’s a payment processor for many non-profit type businesses.  Some YMCA’s use it and other organizations that accept donations.  However, I have not used my credit card for any of these institutions, but after some reconciling realized what the charge was actually for in Evansville, IN.

My family and I went to CMOE, the Childrens Museum of Evansville, on Sunday afternoon.  When they charge your credit card, the businesses name shows up as:

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA

So, the charge is legitimate, and the amount was exactly what it cost for me, my wife, and daughter to spend the day at CMOE.  If you happen to see this charge show up on your debit card or credit card (find out about that), it’s most likely legitimate, just remember where you spent your money.  In this case, CMOE was responsible for the charge originating in San Diego, CA.  Companies, non-profit or not, should take more care in ensuring that the charges show up accurately on statements.  I’d hate to think that someone performed a charge-back, because they were not aware of what the transaction was for, since no identifying information is available.

CMOE Official Website – http://www.cmoekids.org/