The brilliant Rick Andreoli Montreal was a friend of my fathers and I can remember when I was growing up that they would be often stuck to the chess board. My father would often be cursing and that is because, as I later learned, Rick was an incredibly high level player. In fact Rick was kind enough to give me a few lessons when I was growing up and whilst I can play well, I am nowhere near the level of this guy, he really is brilliant. If you look at a player who s playing at around the 2,000…

Do you get travel insurance when you go abroad? If you do then you will be surprised by the number of travelers who go away each and very year and fail to take out insurance that will cover them during their travels. It is important to remember of course that there is no insurance which you already have that will cover you in this eventuality, your home insurance, your auto cover or even you life insurance will be of little use to you when you travel, and that is why it is absolutely essential that you make sure you are…

When the lockdown first hit my neighbor and very close friend Carline Sturken was at a loss as to what she would do with her handmade pie business. I really felt for Caroline as she had only got the business off the ground in July of last year, and as anyone in business knows, those first couple of years are mighty tough indeed. Forced to close the business for the short term and unsure what she was going to do, Caroline went back to the drawing board. What I have always loved about Caroline is her tenacity and this came…

If you have long dreamed of opening up your own business then right now may very well be the opportune time for you to do exactly that. But wait, there’s a pandemic going on isn’t there? Whilst this is all too true, this shouldn’t necessarily be a stumbling block in your path to success. William West Seegmiller has been working to help small businesses reach their goals for success for many years now and he has been very vocal about why now is a great time for people to finally go after that business that they have long dreamed of,…

There are a group of people who call themselves Doomsday Preppers and they dedicate a lot of their life and their earnings to preparing themselves for a potential world crisis. Be it a zombie apocalypse, the arrival of aliens, a nuclear attack, a world war or perhaps even a pandemic which threatens the lives of everyone, these men and women are trained and ready for whatever the world throws at them. Rising S is a business which offers shelters that can be lived in for many months should something like this happen and if you look at the Rising S…