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5 Things You Should Know – Part 286

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. Blue-collar jobs are vastly in need and a 4-year degree is not the only option anymore.

A college degree is not the end-all-be-all it once was. Blue collar jobs are in great demand right now and for those who don’t believe that college is the path, they would like to take, consider a trade!

Many have paid internships and training, and any debt is usually able to be paid within the first 2-3 years, if not completing your entire training debt free!

2. There is a far better version of Stonehenge. When people think about Britain, they often think of Big Ben, Red buses, and Stonehenge. But just 25 miles from Stonehenge there’s this place called Avebury.

Image credit: en.wikipedia.org

The entire village is built in and around a stone circle

The stones are just as big and you can go right up to them

And what can be more English than a thatched roof pub right in the middle

3. Most human interference with wildlife causes more harm than good. You don’t know what’s normal for them, so please leave them be.

Though it may seem counterintuitive to our compassionate impulses, we humans don’t need to try to be surrogate parents to young birds we come across or any other any baby animals we see.

A number of wildlife offspring can be found at this time of year, but a frequent sight in yards throughout the region is young birds on the ground. In these instances, the parent birds (i.e., the true parents) often have the situation under control.

Any “rescue” efforts humans attempt often does nothing but botch things up and add unnecessary stress to what had been a completely normal routine.

4. You can stop telemarketers in Australia by putting your number up on a government website. If they call you when your number is up they are breaking the law and may face penalties.

website https://www.donotcall.gov.au/about/about-the-do-not-call-register/

Even if you aren’t on the register they’re breaking the law if they call

  • before 9 am or after 8 pm on weekdays

  • before 9 am or after 5 pm on Saturdays

  • anytime on a Sunday or a national public holiday

If you are still contacted after 30 days you can report it here

This only applies to a company trying to sell you something, surveys and such are ok while on the register. Scams are unavoidable obviously and are reported elsewhere.

5. You can view your social security benefits right now, even if you’re not close to retirement. Create an account and see if, and for how much, you are eligible to receive each month upon retiring early, on time, or late (U.S.) You can see disability payouts as well.

You have to create an account through the social security website which takes 5 minutes (http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount) and then you can see how much you will receive upon retirement, if you were suddenly disabled, or had a death in the household.

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