This Picture just looks neat, so I thought I would post a link to the article in here…. HART 1800HART.com Photo in the News: Jet’s “Sonic Boom Cloud” Caught
Okay. Believe it or not, I do not “blog” all day. But, I do blog and am committed to this ‘blogging’ thing .. – you should accept that. So, to make the transition easier for all of those around me … I have decided to take all of the verbs OUT of the English language and replace them with the term “blogging”. You can do vice versa as well. For Example: BEFORE: Honey .. I’m going to go for a drive around the block and get a cup of coffee at Tim Hortons. AFTER: Honey .. I’m going to go [More]
I ran out of 7-column pad paper today, so I figured I would head over to Polo Park Shopping Center and visit the Grand & Toy store and buy some. While I was at the shopping center, I walked a few stores down into the M.T.S. Phone Center. Currently, Manitoba Telephone Telephone system is my major phone supplier. Before I go on .. a little background… I use M.T.S. for my home phone and rent a business phone with all the added bonus features, call display, call answer, call forward, and a speakerphone (It’s the phone model 390 – see [More]
Today I’ve added the script from the Tag-Cloud (beta) site. It is very flexible in its design and usage. What is TagCloud? TagCloud is an automated Folksonomy tool. Essentially, TagCloud searches any number of RSS feeds you specify, extracts keywords from the content and lists them according to prevalence within the RSS feeds. Clicking on the tag’s link will display a list of all the article abstracts associated with that keyword. Because of the formatting of the sidebar in this design, I have decided to just include the Top 10 keywords. The larger the font, the more popular the keyword. [More]
I have complete filing system in my basement. It holds all of my client’s Personal Tax Files and all the Corporate Files. I call this shelf my “Current” files. Last year, I took the time to pull out all of the older files and previous years’ files and place them in a banker box. Naturally, I documented each box by adding its contents into an Excel file, and numbering the box. I have 42 banker boxes stacked up in the corner of my basement, and this is what I call my “Archive” files. The boxes are stored on raised two-by-fours [More]
According to Canada Revenue Agency .. RC4409(E) – Keeping Records Chapter 1 – General Information ” ….. information in this chapter applies to record keeping related to income taxes, GST/HST, payroll, trusts, registered pensions, registered charities, registered Canadian amateur athletic associations, municipal corporations, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. This chapter applies to records in paper format, electronic format, or a combination of both.” You are required by law to keep complete and organized records as stated in the: Income Tax Act (ITA); Excise Tax Act (ETA); Canada Pension Plan (CPP); Employment Insurance Act (EIA); and Air Travellers Security Charge Act (ATSCA). [More]
HART’s Bookmarks – Music and Sound Resources apple.com – iLife – Garage Band – Record your next big hit apple.com – iPod + iTunes – For Mac and PC blazeaudio.com – Recording Studio Software Suite – Blaze Audio cakewalk.com – CakeWalk Music and Sound Software eggradio.com – Internet Radio – Streaming Alternative Classic Modern Rock on the Internet 24 hours Epitonic.com – Hi Quality Free and Legal MP3 Music GarageBand.com – Discovering the Best Independent Music gramble.com – 1970’s Top-40 Music Songs: #’s and A-L gnomusy.com – GNOMUSY (David Cabellero) Official Web Site HomeRecording.com – Learn to record and mix [More]
I would formally like to thank industry guru DAVE TAYLOR from his Tech Support And Business Questions: Ask Dave Taylor! blog for this idea. If you don’t know who Dave Taylor is, I suggest you hop over there to take a closer look. Chances are there is an answer somewhere in his blog for that burning question you have been desparately seeking the reply. Of course, if you are one of the lucky ones who knows-it-all (you know who you are!) .. and want to test Dave Taylor .. go ahead! You can just provide a comment to any question [More]
I’ve used this for a while, for both of my websites http://1800HART.com and http://PetLvr.com … If you ever bookmarked a website before, in Internet Explorer you see a little “e”-branded icon. In Mozilla Firefox you see a document with a crimped-edge icon. In Netscape, I don’t think it makes a difference. In all cases though, you should be able to see my little “favicon” on your Address Line of your browser. If you can’t, well then .. it’s probably one of these two reasons: I obviously do not know what the heck I’m talking about, and It doesn’t matter what [More]
While I was adding the link to Maxxie and Sophie in my previous article .. I was browsing the gallery where I placed most of the nice pictures. I have a lot of cool pictures in that gallery … you can click here to see the gallery in full. They are organized into topical folders, and can be viewed as a slideshow. This is one of my favorite pictures .. in the “COOL” section Check it out for yourself! You should go. * Take care. HART 1800HART.com
The busiest time for me is between the second week of February until June 30th every year. This year, I bought a cheap T.V. at Best Buy — it’s a “Konka” Model #K1373UM .. in finding a link for this T.V. to get the specs, I noticed FutureShop is now selling it for $69.97 CDN …. That’s okay! I bought mine for $84.95 CDN .. This was the first time – EVER – that I decided to answer “yes” to their question … Would You Like To Buy Our Extended Warranty? I never buy extended warranty. But, I did that [More]
Banks and Financial Resources bank-banque-canada.ca – Unclaimed Balances bmo.com – Bank of Montreal Mosaik Mastercard csb.gc.ca – Canada Savings Bonds ctfs.com – Canadian Tire Financial Services – Options Mastercard Fidelity.ca – Fidelity Investments Canada Limited – Home msn.com – MSN Money RoyalBank.com – RBC – Online Banking TDCanadaTrust.com – EasyWeb – Online Banking ScotiaBank.com – ScotiaOnline Banking Bruce Hutton, CGA – Financial Services Resources Page
INVESTMENT AND STOCK RESOURCES americanbulls.com – North American Stock Markets americanbulls.com – Buy or Sell? e.g. GOOG equis.com – Technical Analysis from A to Z: Google.com – NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX,MUTUAL FUNDS, or Name of stocks – enter directly into the Google query field! lycos.com – My Lycos Finance medved.net – 2HK, Inc. – MedVed Quote Tracker nasdaq.com – NASDAQ-100 Dynamic Heatmap PCquote.com – Empowering the Individual Investor e.g. GOOG pinksheets.com – Welcome to Pink Sheets SiliconInvestor.com – SI – Home Stockcharts.com – Home Stockcharts.com – Interactive Performance Comparison Chart Stockwatch.com – Home talkstox.com – Stock Market Message Boards utm.edu – [More]
I prefer to pay cash for all my expenses, because it is simpler for me to keep track of my own expenses, and record them in my own computerized financial statements. I am my own “SHOE BOX” client. Yes – I have a computerized financial statement and G/L set-up for myself. This not only includes my business income and expenses and my business assets, but I also keep track of my non-business assets and other personal expenditures such as: tax deductible items, like interest on investments, medical and donations, etc non-deductible interest and expenses similar to my own business expenses [More]
Ok! These are cool and archived in my “Amusing Stuff” category. I suppose it’s okay to link these “.swf” files in my blog, as people were nice enough to FORWARD them to me! Some of them are cute! Some of the are interesting! Some of the them are silly! Some of them are X-RATED or OFFENSIVE (although, none of them are sexually explicity) and MAY include SWEARING … so, you might want to wait until the children are out of the room 🙂 ** Reader Beware ** You probably have seen most of these … a lot of the links [More]
Well, it’s practically impossible to print a decent article anymore .. especially from blogsites! With all of the graphics, the pictures, the background, the sidebar, the title page and graphic …. * YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT * … am I right? or is it just me?? Well, I found a wordpress plug-in from this site .. GaMerZ.Homepage .. it’s pretty cool. At the beginning of each article, you may now “Print This Article” I think it is a great plug-in to this blog. If you see an article that you like, and want a HART copy, er rather [More]
I needed a little screen capture utility program, and what I normally do is download “trial versions” of programs. Normally, after the 30 days are up I uninstall the program. When I was originally finished using this program however, I did not uninstall it .. I thought it had potential so I just left it as a dormant shortcut on my desktop. When I started the PetLvr.com – [The Blog] and this blog, I thought it would be useful to have a good working screen capture utility, because – let’s face it .. we all like to see some pictures [More]
I am looking for a new logo design that reflects my business, my personality and my websites. I want the new logo to appear at the top of this blog, as well as appear on my http://www.HBSMC.com website pages. The information that I require to be considered for inclusion into any new logo would be: 1-800-HART – My blog title HBS Management Consultants – My business name Hartley B. Singer – Under my business name Both URLs … http://www.HBSMC.com … and …. http://www.1800HART.com (don’t need the “www”) What I think I need is above .. what I think I want [More]
I shop at several places for my office and computer supplies. Grand & Toy – I have a credit card for this store, with a business account and terms, and receive an adequate business rate discount off of retail price. I seem loyal to the Polo Park Shopping Center branch. Their sales reps have always taken the consideration to call me every 2 months to see if I need more supplies, and also faxes me their latest sales fax-flyer to my toll-free Fax line. I have noticed a great difference in using different brands of paper in each of my [More]
This has got to be the best invention since sliced bread .. Post-It “SUPER STICKY” Notes. If you are using only the regular Post-It Notes, or some other branded “sticky-notes” or “self-adhesive removable notes” or like that … you should consider switching to these stickums. I use all types of sticky notes everyday in my business .. the 2″x2″, the 1″x1″, the 3″x3″ and so on and so on. I use them on working papers, I use them to mark pages, I use them to mark the location to sign documents, and up to recently was using them everywhere else. [More]
If you are unfamiliar with the 404 Error message, try doing a net search … or click here. “404 Error Page”,”examples” Chances are that you are quite familiar with the 404 Error message. This happens when you click on a bad link or are directed to a specific URL and that page has been deleted from the host server. Sometimes, if there is no 404 error page, your browser will just hang up a bit, and then you will see a familiar page … perhaps something like this one (click to enlarge): http://www.winnipeg.ca/ThisPageDoesNotExist I’ve been online and with a website [More]
PetLvr.com – [The Blog Gallery] has added a category for pictures that have been posted in this blog. They have a lot of other pictures in their gallery, with categories such as “weird”, “cool”, and, well you will just have to check it out for yourself. Take care. HART 1800HART.com
I have, and use three different printers for my business. Today I was reminded that two of them are actually discontinued models, and I thought I would write about it. HP DESKJET 990 cxi Professional Series This is the first ‘production’ printer I purchased. I purchased this for several reasons. Firstly, it is capable of being designated as LPT1. Despite it all, I continue to use software that requires a printer to be assigned, or rather redirected, from the software and not as a part of the Windows printing function. At the time that I purchased this printer, the store [More]
This is basically the design of my own fax cover sheet. Let’s face it .. you need a good fax cover sheet … so, why not use mine? I keep a folder filled with a bunch printed off of my Laser printer, in black and white, and a bunch printed off of my Deskjet printer, in color. I often send faxes to clients who also have all-in-one color printers doubling as their fax machine. Even if they don’t, I always staple the fax cover page to its documents, with a printed acknowledgement generated by my fax machine, and either place [More]
I have added a MOBILE plug-in to this blog, that should allow you to view it on your PDA or Mobile phone. This is the URL that you would have to use to read the 1-800-HART blog on your device: http://www.1800HART.com/blog/wp-mobile.php I personally do not use a mobile PDA or blackberry unit (although I am thinking of purchasing the #7290 version), and I would be grateful if any one of my readers who can access this blog with the above URL to report back to this entry and let me know if it works okay or not … Thanks and [More]
HEALTH RESOURCES bodyandfitness.com – Christina’s Body and Fitness Pages bodyandfitness.com – Quercetin & Other Bioflavonoids bodyandfitness.com – Repairing Sports Injuries with Nutrition crestor.com – CRESTOR® – Rosuvastatin cspinet.org – Nutrition Action Health Letter dwlz.com – Dotti’s Weight Loss Zone hs-sc.gc.ca – Body Mass Index (BMI) Nomogram – ONPP MayoClinic.com – Medical and Health Information and Tools niddk.nih.gov – National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse digitalnaturopath.com – Comprehensive Online Natural Health Analysis digitalnaturopath.com – Hypoparathyroidism digitalnaturopath.com – Muscle Cramps / Twitching mydyspepsia.com – Information, Discussion, Assessment nutritiondata.com – Nutrition Facts Calorie Counter umanitoba.ca – A Look at Hip Fractures – Centerpiece 4/97 WeightWatchers.ca [More]
Today I have added Ted Goff’s “Mostly Business” daily cartoon to this blog. A new cartoon will appear at the bottom of each page. These comics are not being archived, so you WILL have to come by and visit the 1-800-HART blog to see the daily comic strip … it’s quite funny. Don’t miss it!
Retirement Compensation Arrangements by Peter Merrick FMA, CFP, FCSI Over the past three decades businesses operating in Canada have found it difficult to provide a worthwhile retirement plan for their top people. A Retirement Compensation Arrangement (RCA) is the Income Tax Act’s retirement planning solution for affluent professionals, business owners and corporate executives. An RCA enables you to supplement your pensions and registered retirement savings plans, while increasing your financial and retirement security. RRSP/pension limitations In 1957, the Canadian government introduced the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), on the premise that an annual tax-deductible contribution of 18 per cent of [More]
Individual Pension Plans – Upgrade Yourself by Peter Merrick FMA, CFP, FCSI Incorporated businesses looking to add a benefit for their owners and top executives might want to consider a little known tax-avoidance structure called the individual pension plan. IPPs are a wealthy person’s answer to registered retirement savings plans. They are sanctioned by the Canada Revenue Agency and offer the best tax and retirement savings solution for individuals 40 years old and older who have a T4 income of more than $100,000 and have historically maximized their RRSPs and pension contributions. The existing RRSP legislation was created in 1957, [More]
Financial Planning for Business Owners by Peter Merrick FMA, CFP, FCSI At the beginning of my career in the financial planning industry during the early 1990s, I was very fortunate to meet one of Canada’s most successful self-made businessmen. He was in his late 50’s and had much more life experience than me. He told me that the majority of the investment advisors he met over the course of his career did not have the foggiest idea how to make money that lasted, nor did they understand what successful business people were looking for when they sought out professional financial [More]
These were emailed to me sometime in February 2005, so you’ve probably seen them before …
I have added a script from http://www.Talkr.com that enables audio links for every posting so you can listen to the article in your iPod, or MP3 player on your desktop or laptop computer. At the top of each post, there is a link “Listen to this Article” … Just click on the link. If you click on the button in the UTILTIES & SITE FEED section, you can copy the url and paste it into your podcasting client (podcatcher) and configure your own desktop to automatically configure the entries to be heard in your MP3 player. This is just under [More]