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Growing Old: The Financial Rollercoaster Nobody Mentions

It’s something that nobody wants to talk about but like it or not, you will get older.

On the plus side, today isn’t the day that we’re about to remind you about the bulging belly and grey hairs that are often associated with aging (although these by no means happen to everyone – the former is a common myth in fact).

Instead, today is all about finances. It might be a seemingly boring topic, but in relation to aging it can also prove to be quite popular. As you’ll soon find out, as you age you will meet your fair share of financial surprises but contrary to popular belief, they’re not all bad.

Surprise #1 – You might earn more

Today isn’t the day that we’re going to bang on about pensions. Instead, it’s about how much MORE you could earn when you get older.

Sure, your pension might aid in this process, but this surprise is probably going to apply to those of you who are still working. This is because studies have found that 90% of over 50s are actually classed as “happy” in their job role. This is mainly due to the fact they have reached their career goals and are regarded as an expert.

As we all know, a happy worker tends to be a motivated one. The domino effect of this is that pay rises and promotions are still on the table – with many people also taking on extra freelance work to supplement the coppers some more.

Surprise #2 – You will probably have to provide for your children even after they fly the nest

We all know the cost of raising children – it spans into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

This figure is seemingly on the rise though. More and more parents are helping out with a house deposit for their kids, for the simple fact that it’s otherwise unaffordable.

It doesn’t stop at bricks and mortar though – it can stretch as far as funerals and elderly care. In relation to the former, many people feel as though it’s better to pay “today’s rate” with a pre-paid funeral plan, to ensure that the family doesn’t have a huge bill. Then, with elderly care, it’s been all over the news over recent times how expensive this is – and it’s not getting any cheaper.

Surprise #3 – You might have more financial flexibility

The final surprise is another pleasant one; you’ll probably have slightly more financial flexibility than you once thought. We’re mainly referring to refinancing and if you need a quick boost of cash, mortgaging is most definitely possible. In fact, it’s something that’s come on leaps and bounds over recent years and while banks may have once been reluctant to loan to the elderly, this is no longer the case. Of course, there are limits, but these are higher than they once were which just carves a few more avenues to those of you who might want to make that luxury purchase.

New Trends In Vaping

Vaping is still very much a new trend, and very much changing almost by the day. Our friends at ecigwizard.com tell us that there are tons of new things happening in the industry by the day, and it’s a welcome challenge for them to stay on top of them. Here are some things to look for:

Cloud Chasing Goes Worldwide:

Cloud chasing started in the USA a while back, but it’s starting to go global now. Competitions with prize money are even starting to pop up all over this wide world of ours. Vape tricks are reportedly also on the rise everywhere.

For those of you who are potentially interested in taking up cloud chasing, here is a good place to start.

Custom Vape Kits On The Rise:

This ties right in with the rising popularity of cloud chasing. To really do well as a cloud chaser, you need to get the right gear for it. The most important factor considered for building a vape kit for competitive vaping is getting the coils to give the least resistance feasibly possible.

Of couse, in general, you can customize your vape kit for other things than trying to compete with it. There are tons of possibilities out there.

Increased Regulation:

This is one of the more unfortunate trends, although naturally your mileage may widely vary depending on exactly where on the Earth you happen to be at the moment of your vaping.

The good news is vaping is completely legal almost everywhere in the world still, and there may well be a backlash in some countries, because a lot of those laws were implemented in a very hasty and haphazard way without analyzing the data.

We here can’t fathom why regular cigarettes, which really are noxious and have the potential to degrade the quality of life for people around them, would be legal in not most but ALL of the jurisdictions where vaping has been banned. Between cigarettes and newer cleaner safer less obtrusive technology, the answer should be clear.

Do you have any experience with a custom vaping kit? Are you a competitive vapor, or plan to become one in the near future? Do you live anywhere where there are legal issues affecting your ability to vape? We would love to hear from you below in the comments section. Feel free to drop us a line and speak your mind.

Four Ways to Get Stronger Erections

Did you know that the privacy the location where one becomes intimate can affect a man’s erection? Although it can differ from person to person, it has been found that greater privacy can reduce the time needed to achieve an erection. This is mainly because it is easy to become self-conscious if there are others nearby or kids running around the house, which then takes away the focus from the sexual act.

Physically, it is the amount of blood flow into the penile chamber that ascertains the quality of the erection. The sponge-like tissue inside the penis gets filled with blood, which then leads the tissue to harden. This hardening is necessary for penetrative sex. However, many men face issue in achieving strong erections, which in turn severely hampers their sexual life and thus their relationships.

Leading Male Enhancement, in an article on How to Get Stronger Erections, mentioned that men who masturbate too often, in order to have temporary pleasure, minimize their chances of achieving longer & harder erections during intercourse, since vigorous masturbation decreases the sensitivity of the penis. This is where natural male enhancement supplements like Rexavar can help. These pills need to be consumed an hour before having sex and work by promoting better blood flow to the penis. These pills have also proven to be effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.

Tips To Get Stronger Erections

  • Pay Attention to Your Diet: You cannot expect stronger erections if your diet mainly consists of junk food, including food with a high glycemic index, such as pizzas and burgers. It is better to shift to low cholesterol foods that are good for your heart health too and which will help you take control of your intimate moments as well.
  • Exercise Regularly: You need to work on your abdominal muscles, which are responsible for holding an erection. Also, confidence is key to sustaining the erection. When you exercise to get back in shape, you feel good about yourself, while your blood circulation increases and muscles gain mass and flexibility. All of this goes into ensuring longer & harder erections. Exercising regularly also increases your sex drive, which can be of huge help during intimate moments.
  • Focus on Your Position: It is really important that you attain the correct sex position to enhance the size of the erection. There are certain sex positions that, due to the effect of gravity, draw greater blood flow to the penis, such as the man on top position or a standing position, which leads to hardening of the penis faster.
  • Don’t Rush: When you get the opportunity to get intimate, all you can think of is the ultimate experience of pleasure. However, when you take things slow and spend more time stimulating each other through foreplay, the level of arousal will be higher for both partners, which will ensure better erection and performance.

Lastly, to ensure longer & stronger erections, say no to smoking and excessive drinking, which could hamper blood circulation. It can also help to try natural male enhancement supplements that are known to help with the quality of erections.

Selecting Your E-Juice

Most of us who vape love it, and are obsessed with it. Specifically, we are obsessed with finding the best e-juice possible. This is true whether it we are looking for your traditional tobacco e-juice or some other variety.

Of course, these days, the market is huge and there are a whole bunch of people producing juices of various different qualities, with different standards, most of them making dubious claims as to how good their juices really are. So how are we to sort this mess out? There must be some kind of objective criteria we can apply to the process of selecting our e-juice, right? Fear not, there definitely are, and we are going to walk you through them.

Ingredient Lists

By law, you should be able to easily have access to the ingredient list of an e-liquid. In most jurisdictions, in fact, the ingredient list is required to be clearly listed on the product label itself.

So what are we looking for? Honestly, it’s not that much different than any other product of this nature, or for that matter, any packaged food or drink. Shorter ingredient lists are generally better. And you want to specifically look out for certain ingredients that are often in e-liquids and aren’t super good for your health. We are talking about things like ethelene glycol (which is used as antifreeze and is actually toxic), and its cousines diethelene glycol and propylene glycol, which are all very similar in their nature. None of these substances are really fit for human consumption, but for various reasons sometimes they are snuck into e-juices.

Also to be avoided are acetone and its various related acetyl-like substances such as acetoin, acroleine, diacetyl, etc. Many of you will get it off the bat; acetone is commonly used as nail polish remover. That’s not something you want to be deeply breathing in like that!

The best is if the manufacturer has a proper lab report handy backing up the fact that their products contain only the best ingredients and are free from these sorts of chemicals.

General Quality Issues

We talked about what should not be in your e-juice, now let’s talk about what goes in there.

Assuming it’s a tobacco-based juice, the quality of the tobacco is super important, meaning how it is grown, harvested and cured. And if it’s not, or in some cases of flavored tobacco e-juices, it will probably contain some sort of an essential oil. These should be of the highest grade possible, and should be considered potable. These are of course the most expensive ingredients, but these are your lungs we are talking about here!

Beyond this, one should consider the batch size. Of course, here, smaller is always better.

These few factors will invariably determine the quality of your next vaping experience; this is why we think it’s so important for proper attention to be provided to them.