Enjoying the Grand Ole Osprey

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It’s not every day that a pair of nesting birds moves into the neighborhood. But that’s exactly what happened at Achieva’s  4th Street location in St. Petersburg! Back in 2014, a pair of beautiful osprey (also called sea hawks) built a nest on top of Achieva’s monument sign. Unfortunately, their nest, and the eggs inside, was destroyed during a storm. Undaunted, the couple returned to rebuild their home atop the sign. Fearing a repeat of the previous disaster, Achieva staff consulted the local chapter of the Audubon Society, which recommended that the nest be relocated to a safe and appropriate...
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Create Holiday Cheer Without Breaking Finances

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For starters, we're all about that holiday cheer. Simply put, once the Thanksgiving turkey is out of the oven, we're already hanging Christmas decorations. Our desire is for the entire family to feel the joy of the season. Question is, how do you spread cheer like Santa, yet avoid breaking finances? This post will help you find a solution to keep the merriment of the occasion, while still being wise with your money. Apply a four gift rule Traditionally, people typically spoil their children and loved ones. They shower them with gift after gift until unwrapping presents on Christmas morning, turns...
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Now is the Best Time to Buy a New Car

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Did you know that December is the best time to buy a new car? Specifically speaking, the closer to the end of December, the better. However, before we go all in on the subject, there are a few things you will need to know. In fact, those who are familiar with the car buying process are the ones that benefit the most from the experience. So, if you're one of those people who were looking for that final push, here is your sign. Continue reading to learn why now is the best time to buy a new vehicle; as well as, how to do it....
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Business Small Talk- Time for the Company Party

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No man, or woman, is an island. We all have to unite in some form, or fashion, to make humanity revolve. It's simply that conversations, with those other than your closet friends or family, feel so awkward. Additionally, what if the stakes were raised because the people you have to mingle with are your bosses and their colleagues? Yes, people, this is the real deal. I'm talking about the company party. Below, we will show you how to master business small talk right before the office festivities. Start by appreciating its value. Business small talk is important. "It isn’t just about being gregarious or entertaining- it’s a...
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Habits of People with Awesome Time Management Skills

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Have you ever wondered about the people that seem to have all their ducks lined up, in a perfectly straight, harmonious row? How do they have a schedule that allows them to do all these cool things, and maintain their daily obligations without fail? I mean, we all share the same 24 hours each day. How come their day falls together so much better? The answer my friends is that they have awesome time management skills. They have successfully figured out how to rock at life, the most productive and efficient way possible. Our post will explain the common habits and how...
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(Not So) Happy Holiday Shopping Scams

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It’s that time of the year – the gift giving holidays have arrived! And while you are merrily surfing the web in search of the perfect gift for your BFF, cyber thieves are merrily attempting to steal your identity. There’s no faster way to take the ho-ho out of holiday than to discover you are the victim of cybercrime and your bank account is empty. Achieva wants to help prevent that from happening to you this year. Here are some easy ways to protect yourself from being victimized online. Avoid Phishing If you are a heavy email user, you are...
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Keep the Costs of Thanksgiving Traditions Within Budget

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Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and fun. It's a holiday that you love hosting, even though the crowd grows bigger and bigger each year. Everyone is excited and ready to sit at your table. There's just one issue: you desire to save money. How do you do it all, yet keep Thanksgiving traditions within budget? The following strategies can make Turkey Day a success without going overboard on the spending. First, set up a game plan. Did you know that grocery stores often have holiday promotions to boost the sales of certain items? They work directly with manufactures during peak seasons. By purchasing...
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The 2016 Way to Save on Holiday Travel

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Last year, roughly 47 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving. In addition, that number is set to increase for this year. With friends and family as the biggest reasons for our holiday journeys, one can't help but anticipate the expense. I mean, face it, you can't exactly say no to the big family dinner on Turkey Day. However, even though majority of us will go more than 50 miles to feast on the big bird, there's still hope for your pocket book. The following article contains all the very 2016 ways to save on holiday travel. Save on holiday travel using Facebook. There are tons of Facebook pages dedicated to...
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7th Annual Box Car Rally Races to Success!

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Three thousand eager spectators ascended the hill in Downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District, watching the competitors jockey for position with their vehicles. Some cars were sleek and shiny, looking as though they were moving fast even when standing still. Others…not so much. Teams in their matching jerseys warmed up, jogging and jumping, jiving and high-fiving. Parents scrambled around, getting their Pee Wee leaguers ready for competition; buckling helmets, double-checking bolts. And then it was time. The checkered flag dropped on the 7th Annual Achieva Box Car Rally on Saturday, October 22nd. With two divisions and six race classes, 65 entrants...
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