The Gift of a New Fish

I received a betta fish as a gift from one of my friends for my birthday. I’ve owned other fish before, but this was my first time owning a betta fish. The last fish I had was a goldfish, and it died months ago. I was sad about it, and a little reluctant to get another fish, but once my friend gave me the gift, everything changed. There was one thing about the fish that concerned me, and that was keeping betta fish disease free. Most fish have common practices that ensure that they’ll live without any problems, but this was my first time encountering a betta fish, and I wanted to make absolutely sure that nothing would happen to it.

As it turns out, caring for betta fish is similar to caring for other fish, but it’s important to pay attention to the state of the water in which they live. The water has to be treated for chlorine, and needs things added to it that prevent the growth of fungus, disease, and parasites. » Read more

I Finally Feel Ready to Handle Money for My Business

I worried that I did not have enough experience with finances to start up a business without anyone else’s help. Friends who had done it had business or finance degrees. I graduated from high school, but I never went to college. I fretted about how to keep track of the financial end of things. So, a friend, who is well-versed in finances pointed out that getting something like Quicken 2016 would be great for a brand new business. I trusted her, and told her that I would need to check it out first.

Back when I first started working for a company 25 years ago, everything was done by hand. » Read more