Friday, October 9, 2015

How To Register and Enroll TESDA Free Online Courses/Program Account

The TESDA Online Program (TOP) aims to make technical education more accessible to Filipino Citizens thru the use of internet technology. It provides a more effective and efficient way to deliver technical education and skills development services to the majority with less cost and more reach.

The program is created for students, out-of-school youths, unemployed adults, workers, professionals, overseas Filipino workers who would like to take TESDA courses at their own pace and at their own time at the comfort of their desktops or laptop computers.

For those who are interested to enroll in any registered online course Follow the steps below in creating an TESDA account:

1. On the TESDA Online Program website click on the “Login” hyperlink.

2. After clicking the “Login” hyperlink, you will be taken to the login page. On the “Is this your first time here?” column, click on the “New Account” hyperlink.

3. Fill out the form, fields marked with asterisk (*) are mandatory. You cannot proceed with the registration unless you provide the information. After filling out the form, click on the “Create my new account” button.

4. After creating your account, a message will be sent to your email address. The email contains a link to activate your account, simply click on the link and your account will be activated.

1. Before you can enroll in a course, make sure that you had created an account in our TOP website.

2. Login to the TOP website using your registered username and password.

3. Once logged in, you will be taken to the TOP front page. The list of available courses is displayed on this page. Click on the link of the course that you want to enroll in.

4. Next, click on the link of the module you wish to take.

5. On the left side of the navigation pane, under the administration panel, click on the “Enrol me in this course” link.

6. A message box will appear asking if you really want to enroll in the module. Click on the “Yes” button to proceed.

7. After confirming, you are now enrolled in the course or module.

Reposted and Source: e-tesda


TESDA Offers Free Online Courses

You can now develop your skills for free without attending the classroom. There is no need to worry about paying tuition fees. Tesda Courses Online Education of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) extends their programs for those guys who wants to develop their skills and learn more about deep in different aspects. These courses are open to all filipino, whether you are a student, out of school youth, lack of time due to hectic schedules or even OFW's during their free time.

The complete list of TESDA courses are listed below for free:

Information Technology
– Intel Easy Steps (Facebook App) (update)
– Basic Computer Operation
– Computer Systems Servicing
– Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
– CAD / CAM Operation
– Animation (3D DIGITAL)
– Microsoft Online Courses

Game Development
– Game Production Basics
– Developing 2D Games with HTML5
– Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity
– Software Development Fundamentals
– C# Fundamentals for Beginners

– Food and Beverage Servicing
– Waiter Servicing
– Room Attendant Servicing
– Bus Boy Servicing

– Guest Room Attendant Servicing
– Valet Servicing
– Public Area Attendant Servicing
– Laundry Servicing

– Preparing Sandwiches

– Cellphone Servicing
– Solar Night Light Assembly

– Fruit Grower

– Diesel Engine Tune Up
– Automotive Battery Servicing

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition
– Packaged Air Conditioner Unit Servicing

Trainers Methodology I
– Facilitate Learning Session

Trainers Methodology II
– Curriculum Development

Health, Social and other Community Development Services

Massage Therapy
-Massage Therapy
-Swedish Massage
-Thai Massage

How to enroll?

Register an account through then follow the instruction for the enrollment. A valid email address is necessary and will be used during the registration or enrollment process.


Visit this link for procedure on how to create and enroll for free.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lucky Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn Festival: Witness the Guinness World Record-breaking Origami Lantern Display

One of the most in demand represatation of Mid-Autum Festival are the Lanterns. All filipinos are invited celebration of Mid-Autumn Festivat at Lucky Chinaton by making largest origami lanters display which is currently display at the mall's Atrium.

The lantern is consisting of 19,999 origami lanterns in dragon structure. For those who visited the Lucky Chinatown Mall, they have the opportunity to write their own Mid-Autumn Festival wish on a Lantern of Hope. These wish lanterns will then be collected to create the world’s Largest Display of Origami Lanterns

Photo: Lucky Chinatown

“The lanterns of hope display is sure to become another artistic treasure of the Philippines’ Chinatown and a lasting symbol of all our good wishes for a brighter and more prosperous future,” “We would like to thank the community of Binondo for their support in this endeavor, as well as call on people to visit Lucky Chinatown this September and help the Philippines break the world record for the Largest Display of Origami Lanterns,” Said Megaworld first vice president and commercial division head Kevin L. Tan.

The most recent record for an origami display was set by Hong Kong, who created the world’s largest display of Origami Horses. Designed by acclaimed Belgian artist Charles Kaisin to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the display of Origami Horses was made up of 11,817 horses and was custom-designed to form the shape of a goat to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Goat.



Monday, September 28, 2015

AlDub's Second McDonald's Commercial: "Papa Na Kita #AlDubKoTo."

The Second McDonald's TV Commercial of AlDub loveteam was released on September 28, 2015, Monday afternoon.

The AlDub loveteam were showed in splitscreen, waking up almost at the same time and both singing "Ikaw Lang Ang Aking Mahal."

The latest commercial is 1 minute and 30 seconds long. This is the full version of the first McDonald's commercial.

Watch the AlDub Second McDonalds TV Advertisement video below.

Source: Pinoy Lambingan 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Women In Japan Can Now Rent Handsome Hot Men To Wipe Away Their Tears

Have you ever felt so stressed out at work that all you want to do is to lie down or cling onto someone and cry your eyes out?

You know how sometimes when you're crying, all you want is for some random hot guy to come over and wipe away your tears? No? Just me? This is presumably the idea behind a new Tokyo-based service called Ikemeso Danshi, which rents out attractive men to help people cry, as a form of therapy.

kemeso Danshi currently offers six different options to choose from, all with different looks for equal-opportunity tastes. The company lists their fee as ¥7,900, or about $65, but they do not indicate how long each session with your personal tear-wiper is supposed to last.
Hiroki Terai, creator of Ikemeso - the firm advertising the service, said: 'Japanese women are under tremendous stress at the office here in Tokyo, which often ends in in tears. We are here to provide a kind word and brush the tears away by one of our seven lovely men on call.'

Ikemeso Office

Ikemeso Office

Your selected ikemen will then drop by your office to help you de-stress with a good cry. If you're crying already, he will blot your tears away while comforting you with kind words and even stroking your cheek to calm you down. Yep, just like they do in those cheesy romance movies.


Friday, September 18, 2015

White House Invited The Muslim Boy Who Arrested By Creating A Clock.

Barrack Obama has invited Ahmed Mohamed, a 14 year old teenager with an ambition to become an engineer. Ahmed went to his school in Irving, Texas on September 14, 2015 with his digital clock he had made from a pencil case that he wants to show to his teacher.
When his digital clock beeped in English class later in the day, he said the teacher confiscated it claiming it looked like a bomb. After the school called police and he was arrested.
"I built the clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her," Ahmed told a news conference on Wednesday. "It was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it and I got arrested for it later that day."

The police department said three teachers at the high school had accused Ahmed of a bomb hoax.

Irving Police announced Ahmed will not be charged and they consider the case closed.

The principal reportedly threatened to expel him unless he made a written statement to police. Ahmed is suspended until Thursday, he said, but is thinking about transferring to another high school.

Video Update 2: The Dallas Morning News

Source: Sky News, CNN


Thursday, September 17, 2015

TEASER: "My Pabebe Love" with AlDub Alden Richards and Main Mendoza as MMFF 2015 Entry!

After the several product endorsement like McDonalds and TalknText, the AlDub will be gaining another steps on their popularity. "No one gonna stop us now!".

Maine Mendoza also known as Yaya Dub in Eat Bulaga #KalyeSerye edition will be part of "My Pabebe Love" Movie as a official entry in 41st Metro Manila Film Festival.  The film festival will begin from December 25, 2015 until first week of January, 2016. This is the AlDub's first movie together with Vic Sotto and Ai-ai delas Alas.

This was confirmed by APT Entertainment Inc. Executive Director, Mike Tuviera by means of his twitter account posted on September 15, 2015.

My Bebe Luv film stars Vic Sotto, AiAi Delas Alas, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza also well known as AlDub. This is a romantic comedy movie that will be directed by Jose Javier Reyes. you excited? The full trailer will be released soon!

The award winning director, Jose Javier Reyes was posted on instagram on September 18, 2015 about the first day of shoot with the camera setup behind him with the caption "THIS IT IT!!! "MY BEBE LUV" Day 1: Thank you for this awesome blessing! #spreadthelove #choosehappy"

Phot Source: Direk Jose Javier Reyes

This is a romantic comedy movie that will be directed by Jose Javier Reyes. you excited? The full trailer will be released soon!



Telstra Launches The World's First CAT11 600Mbps LTE-Advanced

After a month after the introduction of the first CAT 9 450 Mbps device on Telstra Network, the new CAT 11 600Mbps also launch on September 16, 2015 in colaboration with Neatgear, Ericsson and Qualcomm.

Telstra Corporation Limited (known as Telstra) is Australia's largest telecommunications and media company which builds and operates telecommunications networks and markets voice, mobile, internet access, pay television and other entertainment products and services.

Wi-Fi 4GX advance III Mobile Broadband Hotspot also developed and it is consider as the latest ultra-fast mobile broadband device. The hotspot can support up to 15 Wi-Fi devices connected concurrently. Wi-Fi 4GX is designed to enable automatically switch between 4GX, 4G and 3G networks in a location where 4GX network is not available.

With this technology, customers will expect a notable ultra fast download speed, less buffering and fast application response. Overall network will satisfy the customer.

The battery last up to 11 hours of continuous use or up to 260 hours on standby mode.

Telstra is concentrating its initial LTE-A Cat 11 rollout to the CBDs of east coast capital cities Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. The operator said it plans to extend this footprint as required to address growing mobile data demand.

Optus and Vodafone Australia are also starting its 4GX network implementation.

Telstra launches world's first 600Mbps LTE-A device.

4G Advanced Modem (Netgear AirCard 790s) on Telstra's BigPomd 4GX Wireless Broadband Speed Test. Video by Aron Bezzina

Updated Video 2
Live Demo: Delivering a 600 Megabits per Second (Mbps) User Experience. Video by: Ericsson

Updated Video 2

Source: Telecomasia, Telstra


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Most Severe Head Lice Infestation Shared Online. Goosebump!

You are probably aware with the girl who owns the title for having the worst case of head lice infestation right?

Well, it seems that someone wants to take her crown!

This man's head was filled with countless disgusting lice! You can even see some of those lice crawling from one hair strand to another!

I must admit that this is indeed the worst case of head lice infestation!

After watching this video, you'll surely start scratching your head!

Updated Video 2

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Eat Bulaga Kalye Serye September 16 Episode: ‘AlDub 2nd Monthsary’

As promised by alden and Yaya Dub to Lola Nidora, the cash prize came from Bulaga Pa More will be given to the less fortunate families and the winner of the wild card is Maine Mendoza. Maine got the highest number of public votes.
As of 2pm, the #ALDUB2ndMonthsary making morethan 2 Million tweets from netizen. Some of the tweets are follows:

From AlDub_LoveTeam: That smile after the kiss. <3 #ALDUB2ndMonthsary
From CoTiamzon: Happy happy episode today.yiekkeee.#ALDUB2ndMonthsary
From marieclairerak: Forgive others. Not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. #ALDUB2ndMonthsary

Today is the 2nd monthsary of the AlDub love team. AlDub 2nd Monthsary Episode will be added once available online. Stay tune on this page, Guys.

Did you enjoy this episode? Start conversation below to share your opinion. 

Source: Youtube

Holiday: September 25, 2015 observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared September 25, 2015—a Friday—as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice)




WHEREAS, Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eid’l Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommends that the observance of Eid’l Adha in the Philippines be on 25 September 2015 based on the Islamic Calendar and the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority, thereby amending its earlier recommendation to observe the occasion on 24 September 2015;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Friday, 25 September 2015, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 15th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.


By the President:

Executive Secretary

Source: gov

Monday, September 14, 2015

Newest Aldub Commecial: "TNT Extended ang Saya"

Talk n Text has launched new TV commercial with the phenomenal love team of today "AlDub". Watch the TV Commercial Below.

Source: talkntexttv

Maine Mendoza "Yaya Dub" Concern For Alden Richards after what happened in his mall tour!

On September 12, 2015, Alden Richard went to Imus, Cavite for Mall appearance. He being mobbed by his fans due his popularity. YouTube user Lexi Dela Cruz posted  a video of Alden supposedly getting hurt during the appearance.

The news apparently reached Maine Mendoza, Eat Bulaga's Yaya Dub and Alden's love interest in the phenomenal kalyeserye.

She sent a message to Alden's friend and superfan, Nate Gonzaga, expressing concern for the actor.

What do you thing about Maine's concerned? This makes the Aldub Fans more interested about their "possible" love story. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Manny "PACMAN" Pacquio: This Is What I Do When Bored.

While the American was coasting his way to victory and matching Rocky Marciano's record of 49-0, the Filipino legend - who lost to Mayweather via a unanimous decision in May this year - was entertaining himself using a piano app on his phone.

In a cheeky Instagram post during the Mayweather fight, Manny published a video of himself playing the digital piano and captioned it: "What I do when I'm bored. Hehe"Despite his punch-perfect performance, Mayweather's reluctance to trade with Berto failed to impress the PacMan.

These are also the comments from Manny Pacquio facebook page:

"See now this is why I like Manny. He's such a normal guy. Seriously he just posted a video of him laying on a bed playing piano on his phone. Like what amazing athlete do that? I wouldn't be surprised if I saw a video of Manny sitting in front of Costco eating balut. Continue to be you Manny. Be random as hell. " -Ousa Khun

"A true champion!!!! I saw you were thinking about fighting Khan...the fans would like to see that fight!!!! Keep up the good work pacman!!!!!" - David Post

"As I follow your Facebook page I'm getting to know you better, and I'm so amazed about your character as a person. Mabuhay ka Manny. God bless you." - Marlene Mariano

Source: Manny Facebook Page, Youtube

Thursday, September 10, 2015

LAUNCHED:iPhone 6S and 6S Plus hands-on, with 3D Touch

Apple announced the new version of smartphone, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus will come in silver, space grey, gold, and the new Rose Gold.

iPhone 6S Plus
-has 5.5in screen like iPhone6 Plus.
-Rose Gold, the new colour option. Gold, Silver, and Space Grey are also available in the options.
Apple has included a variation of Force Touch, which you find in different capacities on the Apple Watch and on some Mac trackpads. Called 3D Touch here, the iPhone 6S phones will adopt the same pressure-sensitive capability that calls up secondary menus and actions when you press and hold the screen.

Cameras and video with more megapixels
A 12-megapixel camera is a huge jump for Apple, which has been holding onto its 8-megapixel sensors in its iPhone for years. Autofocus will pick up the pace, according to Apple, and color accuracy is a point of pride.

Apple also joins rival phone makers in including 4K video recording, at 3,840x2,160-pixel resolution. You'll be able to take 8-megapixel camera photos while recording at this ultrahigh resolution. (The immediate benefit of shooting 4K video would be watching them later on a 4K TV.)

Touch ID
The second-generation sensor promises to snap open the phone faster than before. Hopefully fingerprint authentication will also speed up.

Source: CNet
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How to fix Remote Desktop Connection in Blank or Blue Desktop

If you encounter a Blue Screen when you connect to Remote Desktop Connection and then you cannot see any icons, start button, and anything on desktop, you can do this to fix the problem:

1. Click Start -> Administrative tools -> Terminal Services Manager

2. Click on USER tab on the right pane. Select the session with the oldest logon time then clicked the right click on mouse and Reset. You can do it also on the SESSION tab.

3. Click Start -> Administrative tools -> Terminal Services Manager

4. Click Actions tab on upper left then select Refresh Servers in All Domain.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WATCH: Ella Cruz Releases New Dance Video

Teen actress Ella Cruz is now consider as one of the hottest after she performed the "Twirk It Like Miley" which has gathered more than five million views on social media.

The song "Twerk It Like Miley" became known because of the mobile application Dubsmash.

Dubsmash is a mobile app to create short selfie videos dubbed with famous sounds.

The video became viral and was shared by many netizens because of her moves. She did the performance along with the choreographer Macky Quiobe. Their excellent performance showed that you can be wholesome and sexy at the same time.

Teen actress Ella Cruz on Saturday has released a follow-up to her viral "Twerk It Like Miley" dance video, which has garnered more than five million views on Facebook and YouTube combined.

For the new clip, the former "Bagito" star grabbed some of her friends for a dance cover of Korean star Hyuna's "Red."

"We had fun filming and doing this cover. Watch out for our next KPOP dance cover. We did our best. Enjoy!!" Cruz wrote.

What do you think about her lastest performance? Leave some comments below and share it with your friends.

source: ABS-CBNYouTubexolxol

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Duterte: I Am Not Running For President. I Will Retire My Public Life For Good.

According to, Davao City is consider the fifth safest city in the world. The crime index is 18.18 and safety index of 81.82. The city is led by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Osaka, Japan tops the list with a safety index of 84.47, followed by Seoul, South Korea and singapore. is utilizes ranking of cities in terms of cost of living, quality life as well as health care.
As of August 2015, Duterte has made hints to the media of his possible intent to run for the presidency come 2016, with the promise of abolishing Congress altogether in favor of a parliament, if he ever wins.Though he does not score very well in opinion polls when compared to the likes of Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe, and Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, experts have noted that this does little damage to his candidacy or qualifications.

"Hindi ako tatako ng presidente. Wala akong ambisyon maging presidente. In 2016, I will retire my public life for good."- Mayor Duterte

"After consulting my family and everybody else connected to my life, I would like to categorically state now and also for the agony of those waiting for those who believe in me: hindi ako tatakbo pagkapresidente" - Mayor Duterte

On September 7, 2015 in a press conference held at Davao City, Duterte officially declared he will not be running for presidential candidacy in 2016 and apologized to all of his supporters on the decision. He additionally stated that he might be retiring from politics after his term as Mayor of Davao City ends in 2016 due to health concerns. Mixed reactions erupted in social media hours after the declaration and several supporters still continue to petition online urging the mayor to revert his decision.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Six Tried-and-True Principles for Any Investor

Disclaimer: This article came from Allianz USA for reference purpose only. for more information visit:

As investors, it's important that we never stop learning because markets never stop changing. But having a firm grasp of some investing fundamentals can help you set realistic goals and stick to your financial plan.

The professionals at Allianz Global Investors have compiled this set of time-tested investing principals which they've used to guide their success:
1. Keep a Long-Term View
Keep in mind the historical returns of different asset classes when setting your financial goals. For example, stocks and bonds have returned about 8% and 7% annually over the past 20 years.* Treat any outperformance as a bonus. Remember — time is your ally! By focusing on long-term results, you'll find it easier to ride out short-term volatility.

2. Be Disciplined
Often the most successful portfolio managers are those that follow a proven investment process. The key is that they choose an investment discipline and adhere to it. By establishing a clear financial plan, you'll have a logical framework for your own financial decisions.

3. Invest Responsibly
Define your objectives and risk tolerance, and consider them hard-and-fast parameters. While making big bets can sometimes reap big rewards, they often lead to steep losses instead. Smart portfolio managers always seek to optimize the balance between risk and reward.
4. Understand What You Invest In
If you can't explain in simple terms why you're investing in a particular security, you should rethink the investment. And you should always have a clear understanding of any risks involved. Your financial advisor should prove an invaluable resource along these lines.

5. Stay Diversified
No one can predict the next top-performing asset class. That's why the importance of asset allocation is virtually undisputed. To achieve broad diversification, you should invest your assets across different sectors and industries as well as different asset classes. Remember to periodically rebalance to target the proper mix. Keep in mind that diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

6. Know the Value of Professional Advice
An increasingly complex investment climate has made it challenging for investors to try to go it alone. That's why more and more investors are turning to professional management. A financial advisor can also help you construct a solid financial plan, make sound investment choices and guide you through times of volatility. SHARE IT TO YOUR FRIENDS!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tips to Help You to Succeed in Currency Trading

So many people fail in trading Forex. But you don’t have to. Some people ask me if there any rules to become a successful trader. When I think about my trading I clearly see 20 rules that if followed can make you consistently profitable trader. Some of them you probably know. The only thing is left is to implement them in your trading.

1. Plan your trades and trade your plan.
It is absolutely necessary to have a plan so you know what you will do in such and such market situation. In fact the lack of planning ahead probably the biggest reason of failure of most traders.

2. Fear and hope are the two worst enemies for trader.
You need learn to control your emotions. Not to get rid of them. They are actually engines that keep you going. However engines that go out of control are very dangerous.

3. Always keep the records of the results for your trading.
If you want to repeat your successful trades over and over, if you want to avoid failure you went through, then you need to keep track of your decisions and actions. That’s why you need to record all your trading results.

4. Keep the positive attitude regardless of the results of your trading.
Result of a single trade mean very little. The long term result is what you are looking at. Therefore keeping the positive attitude no matter what the result of a current single trade will help you to move over it to the next more profitable one.

5. Think about Forex only when you are trading.
In order to succeed in Forex you need to learn to focus. Whatever you do focus on it. That means if you are not trading focus on whatever you do and forget about the market.

6. Stop-loss is the key to your success in trading. Always cut your losses.
The golden rule of traders states: never-ever trade without stop loss orders. If you do it’s a surest way to lose your trading account entirely.

7. Always devote your time to study the market.
Set up aside certain amount of time to go through the price charts and economic news to better understand the price movement.
8. Always set your profit limit in each trade.
The same as with stop loss orders you need to know your profit target for each trade. I had so many potentially winning trades that turned into a losers just because I didn’t have a clear plan for taking profit.

9. Trust your own opinion before entering the market.
Facts are priceless. Opinions are worthless. Those who follow so called “gurus” in trading will never be able to make a significant profit. Take the full responsibility for your actions don’t hunt for opinions just because you are afraid to act upon your own opinion.

10. Keep your stop losses untouched during the trade.
It comes back to the rule number one. Once you have planned your potential risk and placed the stop loss don’t touch it until price reaches the profit target or stop loss. By moving the stop loss your are changing a significant parameter of your trading system. That is the way to turn a winning into a losing one.
Everyone knows that currency trading is a good opportunity to make significant amount of money. At the same time it is the best opportunity to lose even bigger amount of money. I hope the above tips will help you to preserve your trading capital and gradually to grow it. SHARE IT TO YOUR FRIENDS!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Top Tips on applying to study abroad in the UK

As we approach application time again, our Enrolment Services team have let us in on their top tips when applying to study abroad in the UK.

Here’s their advice to help kick-start your higher education dream

1. Do your research and plan ahead.

Before you apply, make sure you have all the information required when making that all-important decision for studying aboard. What do I need to pack? What are the visa requirements? Can I bring my cat?

2. Location, Location, Location…

When researching ask yourself – where is it? Are you after the quiet surroundings of the countryside or the fast-pace lifestyle of a city? Have a think about the social aspect too. Do you want to live in an area where you’ll meet people from the same cultural background or a completely different mix?
3. Match your current educational level with the course you wish to apply for.

Get a good understanding of the courses available for you. Will any of the courses match your ideal career path? What other skills and experiences might you need in order to be accepted to study abroad? With a huge range of courses available for you to study, make sure you match the ideal course against your education level.

4. Know the visa requirements and apply early.

Yikes! Don’t forget to apply for your visas in good time and understand the key requirements in order to apply. This can be a scary process, but don’t worry; we are at hand to guide you through the process. We can offer a practice visa credibility interview via Skype, to build-up your confidence when the real deal happens.
5. Did you pass your IELTS tests?

The IELTS tests (International English Language Test System), is a key requirement when applying for your UK visa. You must ensure that you have completed and passed your IELTS tests at an approved test centre to study in the UK.

6. Don’t leave it until the last minute.

Right, decision made, you want to study abroad. Yippee, time to apply! Make sure you allow yourself enough time to submit your application to avoid any disappointment; and always ask for help when you are not sure.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Is Donating Your Car Worth the Tax Deduction? Where to Donate a Car for a Tax Deduction?

Whether they’re on the Internet, the radio, or TV, there are a lot of tax tips floating around. Not surprisingly, many of them aren’t worth following.

Many people accept tax advice from all the wrong places rather than spending the money to hire a professional. This is a prescription for disaster—listening to bad advice could cost you big bucks in the end, particularly when you are donating your car.

Common tax advice that isn’t always worth following when donating a car

You’ve probably heard commercials on the radio or seen them on television telling you that you can donate your car to charity for a tax deduction. Some even offer you cash and a trip in addition to the deduction.

If you donate your car to a charity that offers these perks, however, you’ll be required to deduct the retail value of the trip—even if you don’t use it—and the amount of money you receive. Once you take these into account, along with any repairs that need to be made to the car, you may find the deduction is worth almost nothing.

In other words, donating a car sounds like a good idea, but for many people it’s simply not worth it. You may be better off trying another alternative.

Where to Donate a Car for a Tax Deduction?

Where to Donate
Many charities -- some with names known around the world -- use the internet to solicit the donation of your old car to fund their work for children, animals, the arts, medicine and military veterans. Charities include UNICEF, Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. If you prefer to keep your donation dollars closer to home, some websites list local and regional charities by state.

Strict IRS Rules
If your car is truely a clunker and barely worth the metal that makes up the frame, you won’t have to jump through so many IRS hoops. On a car valued up to $500, all you need to document your donation is your receipt from the charity and IRS Form 8283. The form should include a description of the vehicle, including the make, model, condition and mileage. If your car is worth more than $500, you must also attach Form 1098-C to your tax return. If your car’s value exceeds $5,000, the IRS requires you to get an

Determining Your Car's Value
Most charities will sell your vehicle to turn your donation into cash. Your deduction is determined by sales price, not car valuation guides. IRS rules require that the charity provide you with the price it gets within 30 days of the sale. In a few cases, you're allowed to use car valuation guides, but even in these cases, you must use fair market value, not the highest value listed. For example, use fair market value -- not sales price -- when the charity keeps your car for its use, the charity makes repairs to the car before selling it or the charity sells your car at a discount to a low-income person.
The Mechanics of Donation
Most charities will make your donation easy by handling routine paperwork for the Department of Motor Vehicles and any required emissions tests. Some offer free vehicle pickup, whether it's running or not. If you can drive the car to the charity, it saves the organization the cost of pickup or a tow. Always transfer title to the charity. Assignment of ownership can be completed on the back of the title. Sometimes a charity asks you to leave the owner’s name blank so it can fill in the name when it sells the car. Don’t do it, as this leaves you legally responsible for the car.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

How To Donate A Car In Califonia

Many car donation programs and services take the work out of donating your vehicle to a deserving charity, getting you a possible tax deduction as well.

I used to donate a car when I was in Califonia. I decided to make a post to share simple thoughts when it comes in donating a car.

Donate a car in California is a simple thing, and has simple step procedure. You need to verify first then charity association by calling them. Charity scams are on the rise.  The scammers fool you into thinking they solicit for a real charity or they may pose as the actual charity.  Your donation never makes it to the needy, and you don’t get your car donation tax deduction either.  But it’s easy and quick to find out from your computer if a charity is legit.

Arrange for the charity to pick up the vehicle.  Don’t pay for the vehicle to be towed. The charity or solicitation service for the charity should pay for it.  If they won’t, find another charity. Remove the license plates from the vehicle before it is towed away.

Have the vehicle title in your possession.  Replacement titles can be gotten at the  Motor Vehicle Commission. It is here you will sign the vehicle’s title over to the charity. Some charities will offer to do the title transfer for you. But you may want to consider doing it yourself: This will ensure you aren’t held responsible for any future liabilities connected with the vehicle.

Below the link of trusted charities donation that have listed over 200 of the affiliated charities that can receive car donation in California.