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Car Finance Company

Having a new car is one of the biggest achievements that most people can have. Other than financing education and buying a home, there is really nothing else that can compare to the huge expenditure that comes with purchasing a new car.

Therefore, only a few people can really afford to pay for a car outright. Most people rely on car financing in order to purchase a new car. But with the many car financing options available nowadays, it is wise to research thoroughly for a car financing company that offers the best rates.

Most car financing companies offer better deals compared to local car dealers. While it is convenient to have your car dealer provide you with the loan and plan, it is still better to get pre-approval from a car financing company because they offer more reasonable interest rates and payment options. To choose the car financing company with which to conduct your transactions, you have to consider two things: their rates and reliability.

Car financing companies vary on the interest rates they offer to customers. If they have seen that you have good credit history, the interest rate on your car financing loan may not be as high compared to a person with bad credit history. And if you really want to secure car financing with low interest rates, you should try looking for an online car financing company. By applying for your loan online, you save the company time and money, thus the savings from the cost of doing business are passed on to you.

In addition, you should also check the credibility of the company, especially if you want to do your transactions online. You have to make sure that the company you choose has been in operation for years. Aside from this, you can also ask your colleagues and friends who have already secured car financing from a car financing company about their experiences in loan application. They can recommend a suitable company to you.

Finding a car financing company for your loan application can be difficult if you do not know what to consider and where to start your search. But if you go online and ask trusted sources for their recommendations, you can easily compare car financing rates and select the best deal for you.

Lawsuit Financing Companies

Attorneys, law firms, lawyers, beneficiaries or clients usually form lawsuit-financing companies. Lawsuit financing companies can also provide appeal finance, firm finance, custom finance or estate finance.

Many lawyers and attorneys create lawsuit financing companies based on their experience and the types of cases they encounter the most. Attorneys and lawyers with expertise in personal injury lawsuits or patent lawsuits help by providing cash advances and support in their fields.

Lawsuit financing companies provide many financing options. With a significant monthly fee, a few lawsuit financing companies may help to settle the case faster. Though a large variety of options are available, the plaintiff has to discuss with the attorney which option is best suited to him.

The lawsuit financing company and the plaintiff can make an agreement of the amount of share the lawsuit financers would obtain after the settlement or the verdict is known. This is called “flat fee”. Apart from the flat fees, the plaintiff has to pay a minimum fee every month, called “recurring fees”, to the lawsuit financing company. This recurring fee can be as low as 2.9% in the case of a few lawsuit financing companies, or could be as high as 15% with other companies.

It is the financing company’s decision as to how much to pay as the cash advance. Lawsuit financing companies pay from $1000 to about a million dollars depending on the case.

Every lawsuit financing company would have a team of lawyers to assess the strength of the case. The key is to avoid funding frivolous complaints. Thus the financing companies will scrutinize the complaint and decide the chances of success of the case.

Lawsuit financing companies do not term their cash advances as loans but as investments. The applicant has to repay after the verdict. Usually the monetary settlement that is obtained after the settlement by the court is larger than the company’s advance. The lawsuit financing company should be paid the principal and the predetermined share of the monetary verdict.

Many lawsuit financing companies can be approached through the Internet. Companies like legalcashnow.com, legalfundingnetwork.com and lawsuitcash.com are available on the Internet. Websites like these are flooded with information and instructions regarding lawsuit financing.

Super Easy Chicken Dinner in the Crockpot

It all started back in 2003 right after I had my second daughter. I was working out of the home, and my commute was an hour each day. It was really annoying getting stuck in traffic, and then having to pick up the kids from the sitter and still having to make dinner! And after dinner, I still needed to give the kids a bath, and do all my other nightly activities.

My mom introduced me to the crock-pot, and it was a major lifesaver! I could throw a bunch of food in there, and voila! Dinner when I came home from work! Plus, the smell alone is divine! I love walking into my house after it has been on all day long and the smell! Sometimes I wonder how my dog can handle the smell! Does she want to jump on the counter and see what kind of yummy goodness is cooking in there?

Anyways, the crock-pot was extremely useful to me while I was working outside the home so I didn’t have to worry about cooking. But I still use mine now, even though I am back working at my home office. There are just some things that are so much better cooked in there (stews, chili, chicken!).

I am the type of person though that loves easy recipes (less than 5 ingredients). Yes, I know the whole point of the crock-pot is you don’t actually have to “cook” anything, so who cares how many ingredients it is. Well, maybe I don’t want to go to the store and buy a whole bunch of weird ingredients that I will only use for one recipe? I know I can’t be the only one that thinks that way.

Here is one of the easiest crock-pot recipes I make. My family loves it.

4-6 chicken breasts (thawed) or more depending on the size of your family.
Large jar of your favorite salsa (I like to use the black bean and corn salsa that is from Pampered Chef)
1/2 cup of water
Soft shell tortillas (optional)
Your crock-pot

1.) Place your chicken breasts at the bottom.
2.) Pour entire jar of salsa over the chicken breasts.
3.) Pour the 1/2 cup of water surrounding the chicken (this is an optional step. I like to add water to it just to make sure it doesn’t burn).
4.) Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
5.) My family likes to eat these as regular chicken breasts and we add the extra salsa on top when I serve it (like a dressing or a sauce). You can also shred the chicken right in the crock-pot (it is really tender, so a fork will slice through it so easily), and serve on a tortilla shell and eat like a chicken taco.

So that is my super easy chicken dinner. I don’t have a name for it, I guess you can just call it Super Easy Chicken Dinner.

7 Steps to Cook a Great Spaghetti Dinner in a Slow Cooker Without Cooking in a Hot Kitchen

When hearing the 7 simple steps for a spaghetti dinner recipe prepared in a slow cooker for the first time, I was skeptical. However, after implementing this cooking skill in my kitchen, the entire family was delighted with the results. Using this cooking knowledge will empower you to prepare a great spaghetti dinner with your slow cooker and only 4 ingredients.

Warm up your crock pot rather than your kitchen. With an initial investment of just 20 minutes plus four hours and a few minutes later, you can enjoy this great spaghetti dinner whether the weather is hot or cold.

You will need a slow cooker, a 25.5 ounce jar of organic garlic roasted garlic pasta sauce, an 8 ounce package of frozen veggie meatballs, 6 ounces of angel hair pasta, and 16 ounces of water.

Step 1 – Select the “high” setting for the base of your crock pot and allow it to warm for 20 minutes.

Step 2 – Pour the entire contents from the jar of pasta sauce into the cooking dish. Next, pour 8 ounces of cold water into the empty pasta sauce jar. Replace the lid of the jar and rotate it until you can pour out the rest of the pasta sauce mixed with water into your cooking dish. Next, cover it with the appropriate lid. Heat up the pasta sauce for a minimum of 30 minutes before proceeding to Step 3.

Step 3 – Open the frozen package of veggie meatballs and gently pour them into the steaming pasta sauce. Cover this mixture of ingredients with the appropriate lid. Continue cooking on the “high” setting for at least 4 hours.

Step 4 – Stir through the mixture of pasta sauce and veggie meatballs with a large spoon.

Step 5 – Break the angel hair pasta into small sections and gently stir the pasta into the mixture of pasta sauce with veggie meatballs. Pour in 8 ounces of water over this mixture and stir through it with a large spoon. Replace the cover on your dish and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes on the “high” setting.

Step 6 – Stir through the mixture with a large spoon again before serving.

Step 7 – Serve and enjoy eating a healthier version of a classic spaghetti dinner with only four ingredients and your slow cooker.

The combination of these ingredients easily serves 4 adults. It smells delicious and tastes scrumptious.This dinner is suitable for children and adults. Cooks will especially enjoy the minimal time required to clean the slow cooker.

This culinary process is one of the most valuable cooking lessons I’ve learned from my daughter and a great example of a quote by Charles Spurgeon, “To know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

A Week’s Worth of Delicious Sweet Potato Beef Stew in 60 Minutes [Slow Cooker Recipe]

A few weeks ago I got myself a new tool.
I’m sadly attracted to shiny new tools.
But this is one that I’ve been eying for quite some time. And when I saw it sitting on the store shelf by itself with its price tag slashed three times, I knew it was time to take action.
I swooped in, dropped some bills, and was told that I just grabbed the last unit in the store.
Meant to be.

I stuffed it in my car, drove back carefully to my apartment like I was bringing home a new born, and unpacked it with such a love and care to make sure it stayed in supreme condition.
This is how I continue to treat my brand spankin’ new slow cooker – the original Crock Pot.
But what’s the big deal right? A tool is just that – a tool. Nobody cares about tools. You don’t care about tools. You care about what one can do with those tools.

That’s what I like about you.
So today I’m going to show you what I’ve been able to do with my brand new crock pot. I’m going to show you how I used it to make a week’s worth of absolutely delicious sweet potato beef stew in just under 60 minutes.
Let’s dig in.

The Tools
Here’s what you’ll need to make this happen:

A slow cooker (doesn’t have to be a Crock Pot),
A deep saute pan (I use stainless steel),
A cutting board (preferably a big one),
A good knife,
A peeler (optional, but very helpful),
A garlic mincer (optional, but amazing).
The Ingredients
Before I jump into the good stuff, I’d like to send a shout out to Jess Williamson from Butter with a Side of Bread. I used her awesome Best CrockPot Beef Stew Recipe as a framework for building mine. Thank you!

I made modifications where I had to.
Alright, let’s get into the ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make a sweet potato beef stew:

3-4 medium-sized sweet potatoes,
2 lbs trimmed beef chuck (patted dry with paper towels),
1 medium onion chopped up,
2 cups of sliced up mushrooms,
3 stalks of diced up celery,
3-4 cloves of minced garlic,
3 good-size carrots sliced up,
1-2 cans of beef broth,
3 stalks of diced up celery,
1 can diced tomatoes,
1-2 Bay leaves,
1 tsp dried thyme,
1 tsp dried parsley,
1 tsp of Vegeta (spice)
Salt and pepper (as needed),
2-4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
1-2 tablespoon of Coconut Oil.

Some Notes:

The quantities are not set in stone. Feel free to play around with them. The quantities I listed above gave me enough sweet potato beef stew to feed a small village (or enough to last me the whole week;
Jessica uses 1 can of beef broth alongside a cup of cooking wine to make the sauce. then either add an extra can of beef broth to the mix or simply add boiled water as you see fit when things are cooking in the slow cooker;

Don’t overdo it with the sweet potatoes. They take the longest to cook. As I’ll explain later, you don’t want to have a bunch of them floating on top of the slow cooker;
I talk more about this later, but I like to use coconut oil to coat the pan for high temperature cooking. Jessica uses olive oil. It’s up to you. Just note that regardless of what you use to coat the pan, you’ll still need 2 tablespoons of olive oil for the deglazing process later.

Ingredients: The Process

Once you’ve got all your shopping done, it’s time to roll back the sleeves and get to work. While some people like to do things as they go, I like to prepare everything ahead of time to make it easier for myself later on in the process. That’s why we start with preparation.

Step 1: Preparation
Estimated Time: 20-25 minutes
Grab your peeler, your knife, an your cutting board.
Peel and dice your sweet potatoes. Wash all your vegetables Cut up your mushrooms, dice your celery, peel and slice up your carrots, and mince your garlic (if you don’t have a garlic mincer, just cut up your cloves with a knife). Cut your beef chuck into 1/2 inch cubes and marinate them with your spices (Vegeta, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper). The picture above shows how I prep everything into containers.
Now throw your sweet potato cubes, celery, carrots, and can of diced tomatoes into the slow cooker and get your meat ready for some sizzling action.

Throw in celery, carrots, sweet potatoes, and a can of diced tomatoes in your slow cooker.
This is definitely the longest part of the process, but it helps dramatically speed things up in later steps.
Step 2: Sear the Meat
Estimated Time: 5 minutes
Start heating up your saute pan on high.
Since we’re dealing with high heat, I like to use coconut oil instead of olive oil to coat my pan (always better to use a saturated fat for high heat cooking). Throw in your minced garlic. When the pan is hot, toss in your beef.

Sear beef for 4-5 minutes on high heat.
The idea here is not to cook the meat all the way. You just want to sear it. This part isn’t necessary (see Jessica’s post for simpler alternative), but it will provide a much better taste when it’s all said and done. Let the beef sit on high heat for five minutes with limited stirring. Let the meat brown the bottom of the pan. After 5 minutes, throw the meat into the CrockPot.

Add the meat into the CrockPot.

Step 3: Deglazing
Estimated Time: 10 minutes
Wait! Don’t you dare wash that pan!
We need it nice and dirty for our next step – deglazing!
“To deglaze a pan means adding liquid such as stock or wine to a pan to loosen and dissolve food particles (called fond) that are stuck to the bottom. The flavorful mixture produced by deglazing can then be used to make a sauce.” [Source]
We’re going to deglaze the pan to loosen up the flavorful meat remnants from the bottom of the pan and make the liquidy portion of our stew.
Place the pan back on the stove (on hot) and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When the oil gets hot, throw in your diced up onions and wait 3-4 minutes for the onions to become translucent. Finally, add your 1-2 cans of beef broth.

Deglazing: this is how you make the delicious sauce!
When the liquid begins to boil, turn off the heat and add the entire mixture into your slow cooker.

Pour your deglazed concoction into your slow cooker
Step 4: Add the final ingredients
Estimated Time: 5 minutes
You’re almost done.
Throw your mushrooms into the mix and stir up your concoction. Throw your bay leaves on top (for flavor).

Mix your ingredients together inside the slow cooker.
Now you’re ready to get your slow cooker started.
There are a number of cooking time and heat combinations you can use with a slow cooker, but the best (and easiest) is to just throw it on low heat for 10 hours and let it sit over night (or over the course of the day).
Note: I did not include the 10 hour slow cooking time into the overall ‘recipe time’ because once the slow cooker is turned on, you don’t have to do anything until it’s done and ready to eat (except clean up and wash all your dishes!). Since you can do other things during those 10 hours (like sleep or go to work), the 10 hours are omitted. I usually make the stew Sunday evening and have it ready for Monday morning.

Place your slow cooker on a stable surface.
When you wake up, you’ll have this beautiful thing waiting for you…

Mmmm delicious sweet potato beef stew.
Here are a few extra tips to follow:
If you have lots of sweet potato sitting at the top of the stew, I would recommend you give the mixture a good stirring every few hours. I didn’t do this and the layer of sweet potato on the very top didn’t cook through all the way (I sadly had to remove it),
If you feel that there isn’t enough liquid, you can add a little bit of boiling water to the mix as you see fit. Just keep in mind that the juices will rise over time.
When it’s had time to cool off a bit, transfer your stew into a big pot and keep it in the fridge.

Step 5: Clean up!

Estimated time: 15 minutes
Please don’t be like my old roommate and leave all your stuff dirty and sitting around your kitchen. After your turn the slow cooker on, take some time to clean the place up, throw out the garbage, and wash all your dishes.
Thank you!

Now for the best part…
You, my friend, get to have a delicious bowl of sweet potato beef stew every day of the week. Simply throw a portion into a small cooking pot, heat it up on the stove top (sorry, I don’t use microwaves), and enjoy the variety of flavors and textures!

Delicious sweet potato beef stew you can enjoy throughout the week.
Final Words…

With the winter months coming (at least up here in Canada), you can be sure that I’ll be making stews quite often. It’s the absolute best thing to come home to when you’re freezing your face off outside. I’ll keep you posted with any new slow cooker experiments I conduct.
But here’s the thing: being able to make a good, hearty, delicious stew is important. It’s an essential skill you need to master because, for the bit of time that’s required to make a big batch, you get a huge return on your effort in terms of satiety, nutrients, and time-saved.

You can see just how easy it is to make a stew with a slow cooker. In under 60 minutes I made more sweet potato beef stew than I knew what to do with. Well, I did. I ate it. And I shared it. And people loved it.
So no more excuses about not having time to make healthy meals throughout the week. Be smart and make it ahead of time!
So I’ll leave it at that. Any questions are welcome to Email me below.

If you enjoyed this post, please be kind and do two things: 1) try making the recipe and let me know what you think; 2) share this post with your friends and family so they can get in on the fun too!

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