Top Paying Side Hustle Gigs You Can Start This Year

Working towards financial freedom means having multiple streams of income.  You don’t want to waste your precious time on low-paying side hustle options.  Here are the most lucrative side hustles you can get started with this year. Notary Public Notaries verify documents and validate signatures.  They are in high demand and can charge between $25-75 per signature. Often, notarizing a document takes less than 30 minutes and can have multiple required signatures.  When starting out, offer your services as a mobile notary.  People pay for convenience so you can start…

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There is More to Social Media Than You Think

Social media is now a constant in the majority of people’s lives, with Facebook being used by over 1.7 billion people daily – a huge percentage of the global population. However, despite how much time society spends posting, commenting, liking, and sharing online, there are still many secrets and tidbits that you may not know. Social media is more than just a place to connect with your friends. These days, it’s a news resource and a business platform, which changes the ways it can be used. It’s the number one…

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Alaska Travel Restrictions: Test-Based Alternative To Quarantine For Travelers

As states begin to open up again and the summer heat starts kicking up, an excursion to Alaska to take in the cooler temperatures might be an option. But, because of its location geographically, there are a few things you might need to prep for since it sits next to Canada. This includes any COVID-19 related travel restrictions in place in Alaska. Alaska has announced a new test-based policy for travelers entering the state. This gives travelers other options to the 14-day self-quarantine that has been required since March. Note…

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International air travel once situation normalises: Hardeep Puri

Civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri said on Wednesday that India would open up skies for international air travel once the situation normalises so that such cross-border travel will not pose any danger to citizens. In a series of tweets, Puri sought to reassure a group of non-resident Indians who are normally resident abroad but are currently stranded in India that they could fly out during the third phase of the Vande Bharat Mission that will operate between 9 June to 30 June. For normal international operations, India has to take…

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Haryana govt to bear three months interest on education loans by students: CM Khattar

The Haryana government will bear three months interest on education loans taken by thousands of students in the state, Chief Minister M L Khattar announced here on Wednesday. “Haryana government will pay the interest of three months of all those students who are completing their education this year or who have already completed their education in the previous year, but have not been able to start their jobs or business due to this coronavirus pandemic. As many as 36,000 students will be benefitted,” he said in a televised address to…

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Finovate Capital: A bridge to finance post-lockdown

Co-founders of Finovate Capital Aljo Joseph (left) and Akshat Birla are set for a busy business cycle in the coming months Image – Aljo Joseph: Sharon Joseph; Akshat Birla:Sheetal Birla In early May and after four months of deliberations, fintech company Finovate Capital finalised a multi-billion dollar deal with the Indian arm of European tyre maker Continental. The Covid-19 lockdown influenced the way the deal was sealed by Finovate’s co-founder and chief business officer Aljo Joseph and its chief product officer Pavan Matai, a former banker at RBL Bank: Through…

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Life of a finance head in the time of COVID-19 in Wallonia

Akash Ohri moved to the Seraing municipality in Liege province of Belgium as the Financial Controller for the industry sector at industrial machinery manufacturer John Cockerill Group in July 2019. The group, having a turnover of 1.3 billion euros, has five verticals and the industry sector is one of them. For Ohri, this move from India to Belgium was a transfer within the company because of a shuffle of responsibilities. Ohri is a board member of the Indian subsidiary CMI Industry Automation and the Chinese joint venture Cockerill Engineering Beijing…

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Is it safe to travel now? It depends.

Although many restrictions are still in place, travel is slowly starting up again. People locked down for months want to stretch their legs, see something other than a screen, and boost the economy. Restaurants and some tourist attractions (Florida’s Universal Orlando Resort, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) are opening for local and domestic travel. A few countries (Greece, Italy) are starting to welcome international travelers. But how can you safely explore a world of potentially deadly encounters with friendly people who might infect you (or who you might expose…

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Volkswagen’s new finance offers aim to enable individual mobility

Volkswagen India too has added its name to the list of automakers that are now offering special finance schemes and offers aimed at helping people buy cars through these challenging circumstances. VW’s program, christened Omni-channel mobility solutions, brings together its Power Lease and Secure offerings so as to tend to the distinctive requirements of its customers. The automaker assures now that individual mobility is on everyone’s mind, these solutions will help ease at least some of the financial stress customers may experience. This bouquet of offerings includes Volkswagen Power Lease,…

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Engineers develop near-zero emissions engine technology

Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption. Working with regulatory agencies, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, SwRI combined engine modifications with integrated aftertreatment technology and control strategies to reach near-zero emissions levels. SwRI developed the technology for the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a state organization charged with combatting air pollution. “Through the continued efforts of a multidisciplinary team, SwRI has developed one of the most fuel-efficient, low-emission diesel engines…

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