The world is experiencing an unprecedented pandemic right now as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to shut down schools, workplaces, cities and countries as a whole. We want to provide you with some helpful information as you go into your weekend wondering what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep yourself and your loved one safe.
What is the Coronavirus? "Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans." (World Health
Calgarians love to travel; especially this time of year, in order to escape the cold. While trips are fun to plan, there is a lot to remember to do. Here are 4 simple things to keep in mind as you make your vacation plans:
1). If you are planing to fly internationally, check your passport to make sure it is updated and has not expired/will not expire during your trip. You don’t want to be caught a week before your trip with no valid passport. To renew a passport, get professional passport photos taken (places such as London Drugs, Superstore, Walmart, etc. offer this service specifically). Print off a renewal form and fill it out at home to save time, then bring all the necessary documents to a passport office. You can pay to get your passport renewed
We always have high hopes that the new year will be a game changer. We're going to become more wealthy, get more in shape, cultivate more relationships, and just generally be better. We expect our quality of life to skyrocket as we begin thriving. After all, it's a new year! A blank slate where anything is possible.
Having these hopes and goals for the new year are valuable. We should all be pushing to be the best version of ourselves. Settling into a victims mentality will only ever keep us down on our luck. We truly do have the power to change our situation, and each day is a new opportunity to do so.
The problem people run into is that they have big, vague goals that never get accomplished because they were
Going back to school this fall? Whether it is grade school, University, night classes, or online school we have some tips to make your back-to-school as great as it can be!
1). Buy new supplies! Even just having a new pencil case and notebook is great motivation to stay organized and work hard! There is something psychological about having fresh school supplies that makes people want to use them and use them well.
2). Sign up for your favorite stores’ email alerts! Although they are annoying for ninety-nine percent of the year, around back-to-school season they are your best chance at catching those great one-day sales for everything from supplies to clothing!
3). Spend a day off trying out your new commute! If you’re driving, see how long
1. Favourite Golf Course: Kananaskis Country Golf Course || Big skies, mountain views and gorgeous grounds make this my absolute favorite place to golf. It is only an hour and a half outside of Calgary, making it an easy escape from the big city for a day spent enjoying the sunshine.
2. Favourite Website: www.KenRichter.com || My website is designed with you, my valued client, in mind. Use the Interactive Map tool, read our Blog, view our Current Listings, sign up for our Newsletter and so much more. You can also connect with me on Facebook at Team Ken Richter!
3. Favourite App: Wayfair || Buying a home is only part of the home-owning experience; furnishing it is a whole other adventure. I love using the Wayfair app to…
There was once a time when starting a small business in Calgary, Alberta meant that you were an outsider going against the norm; shunning a big corporate job and forging your own path. It was not an idea that was embraced. These days, small businesses are everywhere. People who endeavour to start their own small business are considered innovative, creative, hardworking and brave.
Calgary has an amazing entrepreneurial spirit that has captivated the hearts of many, bringing small businesses to YYC to hone their craft and be encouraged by the people who are dedicated to shopping small and local. With so many great examples of small businesses done well, we asked a simple question: what makes a small business successful?
All of us here at Team Ken Richter would like to offer you our sincere thanks and love. You are the reason we have loved serving the City of Calgary all of these years. Calgary has so many wonderful things to offer its residents and visitors that they could never all fit into one list; but we're going to try.
Here are 10 reasons we love YYC:
1). The Location: In real estate we always emphasize location, location, location! So location must be the top reason we love Calgary. Calgary is perfectly nestled between the prairies and the mountains. On a clear day, the views are bare-none.
2). The Amenities! Hiking, skiing, walking, climbing, shopping, eating, drinking; Calgary has it all!
The summer brings smoky campfires, the fall pumpkin spice lattes, the winter Santa Claus, and the springtime fresh blooms; and the taxes. The tax man is coming to collect from Canadians in Calgary, Alberta very soon... are you ready?
Taxes are complicated. Whether you are a young student trying to claim your school expenses as you file a T4 from Starbucks, or a CEO trying to navigate not only your personal income taxes, but all of the taxes associated with your business, tax season can be overwhelming and stressful. However, there is no reason to worry. There are many incredible resources available to help you get everything sorted so you can feel confident and secure in your filing.
Most importantly, breathe deep: the deadline for filing isn't
Tomorrow is the official first day of Fall! Things have been particularly autumnal around Calgary lately, most notably in the crisp weather we've been having. So as summer dresses and bathing suits are stored away and mittens and heavy jackets come back out, many Calgarian's are hurrying to get their homes and lives winterized.
One area of the home that needs to be winterized is the garden! Rather than simply closing up shop, take a moment to do one final harvest! You may be worried that the food your harvest will go bad before it is consumed. If so, we highly recommend canning whatever is leftover so that you can have fresh, home-grown food even in the middle of winter. Not everything is good canned, but many things seem to get even better once
Daylight savings was last weekend, and some of us are still feeling the effects. While an extra hour of sunlight in the evening has been a welcome change from the dark winter months, losing an hour of sleep was the last thing we wanted or needed on the weekend. The good news is that are bodies will adjust, and the next time change come fall will give us an extra hour of sleep. We are counting down the days!
Sleep is incredibly important; this has never been up for debate. Since the dawn of time, sleep has been considered an absolute necessity in order for people to function at their highest possible level. Our human bodies require sleep to rest and recharge. It comes only second to eating and drinking. Most treatment plans for any bodily ailment
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