Friday, December 30, 2011

Boom weekend for Orlando

Orlando is having boom week and also weekend. The football game between Notre Dame and Florida state was a sellout with over to 68,000 people in attendance. The Magic basketball game also added 20,000 people in the downtown area on Thursday. You can imagine the nightmare trying to find a parking spot.

It was reported on the local news that the hotel where 95% full with all these people in town for the bowl game along with your regular tourist season. Universal Studios and Disney World temporarily close their gates for a short period as the parks were overcrowded it was reported there were three hour waits to get on some rides.

This coming weekend the scene will be repeated as the Capital One Bowl will be in town and is completely sold out another boom for the downtown area which surely could use it. So if you are planning to be out and about this weekend and next be sure to plan your trips around town as in some areas there will be a lot of traffic.

It may be an inconvenience for some people with all the football fans and tourist flooding into Orlando but I'm sure it is a welcome sight for all the businesspeople and the economy this season. Most of the fans here for the games spend at least between two and $3000 on hotel rooms flights and restaurants this will be a boost for our local economy. It is estimated that the local economy will benefit by the tune of $80 million on the events so I say congratulations to Orlando and a happy new year to all.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Some people think that when they are being evicted, from an apartment that it is no big deal this could not be further from the truth.

There are many consequences a person can face as a result of a legal eviction. Many people do not understand the ramifications of what it means to be the subject of an eviction.

You will be brought into eviction court this can be a very humiliating experience and also will be a matter of public record permanently. You can be forcibly remove from your apartment which is also another humiliating experience and again is part of a permanent record made public.

If a judgment is rendered against you you will be liable for the debt tell it is paid. This could also affect your credit standing. If you fail to pay they could possibly be a seizure of your assets including bank accounts and garnishments of your wages. Credit rating bureaus will be notified and again this could affect your credit card ,car loans, and even a mortgage in the future.

This also may cause an inability to qualify for renting a new place as you will be reported to the national tenant reporting services. This will severely hurt your chances of obtaining a decent place to live as most rentals require credit and tenant screening.

So if you are behind in your rent try to work with your landlord to solve the problem before eviction is the last option.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Last Will and Testament

What is a last will and testament? This is a legal document by which a person can transfer their property to the people of their choice after their death.

Do I need a lawyer to draft my last will and testament? The answer to this is no you only have to be of legal age of sound mind. If you have made a will previous to your last one you must reject it in the document. You must declare that you are making this will free and willingly. After making your will you should sign it in the the presents of at least two witnesses and it should be notarized by Notary Public. This is a simple way to make a will but if you have a lot of possessions such as real estate, trust funds, and stocks and bonds you might want to consult a lawyer or at least a paralegal to assist you.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Retirement Scams

You have reached a point in your life that you have decided to take early retirement. I am sure you will be bombarded with many invitations to retirement seminars. You will be offered many types of plans that may appeal to you. But you must use the guideline if it's too good to be true it probably is. Many of these seminars are designed by con men to relieve you of your money.

Here are a few tips that will help you avoid the pitfalls of a fraudulent or misleading retirement plan. First you must face a fact that many people are not eligible or financially able to retire early.

In many of these plans they will tell you you must act now or the opportunity will be gone if you feel like you are being pressured or rushed into some kind of deal the best thing to do is just walk away.

Many of these plans will promise you a high percentage of returns for example 12 or 13%. Most of this information is greatly exaggerated. If you are investing in the stock market about the highest rate of return you can inspect is five or 6%. You must remember the stock market is a highly volatile place with its ups and downs nobody can really guarantee you a high return.

The scammers will tell you you can withdraw at least 8% of more a year and never deplete your money this is totally inaccurate. Many experts say you should expect to withdraw 2-5 percent per year during the first years of your retirement.

If you are contacted by phone never give out any bank information Social Security number or any pertinent personal information this is a good way to have your identity stolen.

Before entering any transactions with one of the so call retirement specialist you should make sure they are licensed and bonded by the state you live in. Never deal with a person on a personal level it should always be through a company that is also registered in your state.

If you do feel like you are being scammed or suspect some kind of fraud you can file a complaint with the state officials such as the attorney general's office or state security regulators. So keep your eyes open and be aware there are many scammers out there with these unbelievable plans that are generally fraudulent and not true. Always deal with a company that is licensed and bonded in your state. Be sure to check out their credentials and see if they're registered with the Better Business Bureau.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Authorization for child travel

In these modern times a parent has to be very careful when a child is traveling with one of them or another family member.

With many children being involved in custody disputes an a rising number of missing children taken by someone on who is not their parent. It is important if your child is traveling with only one parent or just a family member there should be a form with them called authorization for child to travel. If the child is only traveling with one parents the other parent will need to sign this form the same applies if the child is traveling with a family member both parents will have to sign. Without this form if you are traveling internationally you may be delayed entering another country at the border. Without this form authority may assume there is some kind of suspicion which could cause a delay. Many countries actually require this form. This is a simple form that can be obtained from a lawyer, paralegal or even in some cases a Notary Public. It is also wise to have the form notarized.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Translation Agency in China

I just got a call from a client who now resides in China temporarily. I work with him one time with his Immigration papers and some notary works. He had problems with his documents and my company managed to submit the forms needed. He was so happy that all his legal documents were straightened up. He is working in China for two years now and he loves his job. He told me that the only set back was the language barrier. For few weeks he hired a translator in China who helped him in terms of communication to Chinese clients and business partners. There are International Translation Agencies in China and one of them is Rosetta Translation. This company has head quarter in London but, has a branch office in Shanghai, China.

Chinese people are very Nationalistic so; if you came from other countries, you need to adjust your means of communication. You can check out a translation service in China and hire a translator. Rosetta Translation Company is one of the reputable translation agencies in China. They offer services such as legal and financial translations, technical and medical translations as well as Pharmaceutical translations. My client is well adjusted in China and he speaks Chinese now. Thanks to his translator he said.

Smartphones Hacker Target

Smartphones are becoming as much a fixture of the business world as a fax machine. They are replacing many of the traditional devices.

Unfortunately this means they are rapidly becoming the new target for criminals. Security companies have recently reported they have found malware and spyware on about 10% of mobile devices that were scanned in the month of May in 2010. This was double the amount found just five months earlier. With the number of smart phones on an increase the number is surely to increase.

You are probably now asking yourself how can I protect my smart phone? You should get an antivirus scanner and use it regularly on your phone. You should also be careful about downloading questionable apps. The sale of smart phones is on the rise and more than 500 million are inspected to be sold in 2011. So take the appropriate steps to protect yourself and not end up a victim.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Rent To Own

Rent to own or lease option to purchase what ever you want to call it is a valid purchasing technique. This is an option that can benefit the seller and the buyer equally.

For example if you have a home that you want to sell and the present tenant would like to purchase it you may check into the option to lease purchase. This is a lease for a fixed period of time with an option to purchase the property on a future date usually within three years. The advantage to this is the seller gets to collect his rent over the entire period of this time and the buyer will have the option to purchase on the agreed upon date. The tenant has the right but not the obligation to purchase the property. According to what financial arrangements have been made the tenant may have to forfeit some of the funds paid into the escrow account. This is an option that can both benefit the buyer and the seller but you should see a qualified real estate attorney to draw the necessary papers so both parties will be protected.

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