Divorce is a stressful process, particularly when children are involved. Between finding lawyers and negotiating settlements, you might want to reduce some of the anxiety by getting better organized through technology.
There are some apps in the market that will help you navigate through this difficult process.
The 2Houses app was designed to make it easier for divorced parents to communicate about the transition of divorce with regard to the children. Both parents can edit and update a shared digital calendar to keep track of their kids’ busy schedules and ensure that neither parent misses a ballet recital or a parent-teacher meeting.
This app is free and is available for iPhones or as a Facebook and/or Chrome app.
Parenting Apart app
The Parenting Apart app is an advice-based service that provides resources for separated or divorced couples. It allows users to search through common questions, such as how to co-parent or make your children’s adjustment easier.
Whether you’re wondering how to tell your kids you’re getting divorced or unsure of how to handle civil discussions, this app is a small investment (at $2.99) that will help you manage one of the biggest changes you and your children will ever face.
Sesame Street Divorce app
The Sesame Divorce app provides children with something to relate to while their parents are going through the transition. It provides parents and caregivers with tools to help children ages 2-8 cope with the many changes related to divorce or separation.
Resources in this app are part of Sesame Street’s “Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce” initiative. The app is available in the Google Play Store for free.
Divorce Log app
Divorce Log provides users with an easy and convenient way to keep track of all incoming and outgoing child support/alimony payments, time spent with your child, and correspondence. The app is private and both parties (separately) can control all data entered and who sees the information.
All entries stored in the app can be forwarded directly to an email address so you can send pertinent information to your attorney, child support office, or recipient of your choice.
Seeking a family lawyer in Columbus, Ohio
You can explore all there is to know about family law in Columbus or other parts of the country online. Richard D. Palmer is a Columbus, Ohio divorce attorney who practices in the areas of divorce and bankruptcy law. With more than 35 years of experience, Palmer is dedicated to resolving each case swiftly and fairly.
He understands that this can be an emotional time for families and will handle your case with the utmost discretion and consideration. His website is also a good starting point for couples who are researching divorce online: It provides thorough descriptions of what to consider regarding the areas of child support, custody, and divorce law services in general.
Managing your life during or after a divorce gets easier with these apps. Shared custody, parenting time, and visitation schedules should be manageable and equitable for all parties. These apps should set families on the right path during this difficult period of life.
Retirement marks the point in a person’s life where she no longer works and becomes eligible for private or public pension benefits. The worker might be forced to retire because of physical condition, or legislation governing the position she holds.
Workers can semi-retire by reducing their work hours. Saving for retirement can be stressful while you’re currently working, but workers need to calculate how much money they’ll need after they’ve stopped working as a cushion in case retirement plans fail.
Mobile apps can serve as a tool for those who want to save for the future. Below are three tips for using apps in your retirement.
1. When a taking trip
Traveling during retirement is a feasible goal, if you plan accordingly. Having access to an app like TripIt will enable you to organize itineraries, share travel plans, and obtain airport and flight information in real time.
Tripit is free, with a pro version that’s available for a fee. Retired peoples can make the most out of their retirement by using their free time to explore. Making sure finances are in order prior to this can help you relax more on your adventures.
2. Keeping in touch
After retirement, people will have a lot more free time available to pursue hobbies or travel. Being able to keep in touch with family and friends is still important between all the other activities.
An app like Skype will let you see and hear children, grandchildren, and friends. Skype is cheaper than a phone call and can help bridge any distances between families.
3. Create a plan
A retirement planner will help you figure how retirement investments can be mapped out and predict how much money will be available to support you after you stop working. By using an app like Smart Money Retirement Planner, users can change Social Security payouts, which can be useful when there are continuous changes to the system.
Keeping track of checking, credit, savings, debts, and investment accounts can help with personal financing, in general, not just for those saving for retirement.
More than men, women should be concerned about retirement savings because of factors that may affect them. Women typically enjoy a longer lifespan than men, so saving more money than anticipated may be a good goal to aim for. Life expectancy is a little more out of a person’s control than the ability to save money.
Women may also have to take care of aging parents or continue to support their children by the time they retire, so saving now, cutting back on debt, and creating a plan are wise choices for the future.
Travel can be daunting. Whether you are venturing into an unfamiliar city in your own country, or beyond the borders of your homeland, finding the right apps to help get you through your adventure can put you more at ease, so you can enjoy your vacation better, and save yourself from at least a few dramatic travel stories.
Here are a few apps that might help get you home in once piece.
1. Conquer public transportation
This isn’t always true of foreign countries, particularly ones with limited cell service and more rural geography, but most U.S. and European cities have apps that track their public transportation systems. These ensure that newcomers don’t end up lost on the shadier side of town after dusk, with no idea where to find the closest subway station, or which train to take if find that station.
Most of these apps work the same way as Google Maps, with your current and ideal location typed in, and a list of directions to get you to the subway. Then they get you on the right train.
2. Speak the native tongue … or at least try
A pocket guide or translator app on your phone might be a good idea if you are headed to a place with a language you don’t speak — especially if you have no experience at all with the dialect. Translation apps are recommended for all travelers, even people who think they have a good grasp of the language, because it’s better to be safe than sorry when the one stranger you stop for directions on the street speaks a dialect you didn’t learn in 12th-grade Spanish class.
3. Find a place to sleep without the stress
Say something goes wrong with your travel plans, or you’ve got to stay an extra night, and you are out a hotel. Don’t fret. There are a number of hotel apps, including some that allow you to find hotels the day of your reservation.
They’ll enable you to compare prices, map them out, and find the one that’s closest to your ideal location for the best price. Book online, and you can avoid the hassle of asking endlessly whether X or Y hotel has a vacancy for the evening.
Traveling is an adventure that everyone should experience — we would all die largely close-minded and uninspired if we never left the city we call home.
And whether your trip is a weekend in New York City or a three-month stay in the West Cape of South Africa, there are apps to put you more at ease in an unfamiliar place, and give you more time seeing the sights and less time trying to read cryptic street signs in a foreign tongue.
With consumers and businesses spending more time counting their pennies versus actual spending, companies have come up with easy solutions to help keep track of finances and accounting.
Pransform Inc. has developed a service to help in tax preparation and bookkeeping needs. For both processes, the consumer scans in their source documents, which are sent to the company’s processing center through automation.
For the bookkeeping service, the Pransform’s own bookkeepers processes the source documents overnight and are ready for the client the next morning for pick-up from the office.
Those using the service can choose from three types of outsourcing:
1. Offline, FTP for bookkeeping and accounting – a copy of the client’s books is given to Pransform and is updated overnight for pickup from the office in the morning.
2. Online bookkeeping – Pransform’s bookkeeper will log on to the client’s online or cloud-based books to update them overnight. A report is available the next morning in the office.
3. Secure remote bookkeeping and accounting – the bookkeeper logs on to the client’s computer to update the books overnight.
For the client that is looking for tax preparation, the tax preparer will remotely connect to their computer and prepare the tax returns. Papers and source documents can be put into their choice of software or in folders.
Besides accounting and bookkeeping, Pransform offers business process outsourcing, IT consulting service along with software development solutions.
Payroll and employee benefits services
Businesses of all sizes can benefit from ADP’s payroll services. Small business can benefit from payroll and tax services, while midsized to multinational companies benefit solely from payroll.
Handing over the responsibility of payroll to ADP can lead to new business insights and makes it easier for employees and those involved in the payment process.
1. Less health care reform issues
2. Reduction in time and money spent on payroll
3. Consolidate systems and data for better auditing or tracking of full-time and part-time employees
Payroll can be combined with human resources for time and attendance tracking, as well. ADP offers this as their Human Capital Management service through automation and outsourcing and connecting payroll, human resources and benefits to cut back on costs for businesses.
Technology to aid in businesses
Cognizant offers finance and accounting, procurement and research and analytics to various industries, including:
1. Communications and technology
2. Life sciences
4. Retail and travel
6. Energy and utilites
The services help in cutting costs and improving businesses without sacrificing relationships with customers or internal operations. This is done through the aid of technology through cloud business platforms to reduce costs, uses the Platinum solution to automate processes and the mobility program to assist clients anywhere.
The company utilizes a back-up system with a client manager and a delivery manager to aid in the project needed for the business. The client manager is experienced in the type of industry at hand and works on site with the client.
Future of businesses
With businesses continually shifting along with the economy, it’s important for them to also shift with the new technology and aid it can bring them. By outsourcing parts of the business, it can lead to a better functioning staff and reduction in monetary waste.
UK Users of the massively successful Samsung Galaxy S2 are now receiving the updates for Android 4.0 that launched earlier in the month in a number of other European countries. The Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update for the Galaxy S2 was made available for users in Sweden, Hungary Poland and Korea from the 13th of March, before being launched in the UK a week later prior to a programme of gradual launches across the rest of the world. Ice Cream Sandwich is the most up to date version of the mobile operating system developed by Google, and the availability of this system for the Galaxy S2 has been eagerly awaited by fans of the handset.
The Galaxy S2 has become one of the biggest selling and most popular of all of Samsungs mobile phone range since it was originally released in 2011 and the company is currently estimated to have sold more than 20 million of the S2 mobiles in that time. Despite this the company has been comparatively slow in making this Android 4.0 upgrade available for users of the S2, compared to some of the other Samsung phones.
The company’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone was given the status of being the first handset for a mobile device to have Ice Cream Sandwich, when it was upgraded to feature the system last November. However, despite this, sales of the Galaxy S2 have remained extremely strong and with the operating system now set to be available for users of the phone – at least in the UK – it is likely to remain one of the best-selling of all the Samsung phones available.
“Samsung UK can confirm that the rollout of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on Galaxy S2 will be available from week commencing March 19, however the availability of software upgrades in the UK will be dependent upon each network’s own software approvals process,” the company stated.