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Great Car Features to Ease Family Travel

I recently got myself a new car and we are seriously loving it. I enjoy driving the car. It moves very well and it looks really nice. We have gone on many road trips with the new car already. And we have many more road trips planned before the end of the year, which is exciting. Road trips are so much fun. It is great to explore the country and beyond. And see what the rest of the world has to offer. Going on a road trip as a family is fun as we get to create memories and go adventures. But the car we use always has to be in top shape before we can go on any trip. Going on a road trip with the kids can be stressful. But thanks to some great car features that help to ease family travel, we have managed to go on amazing trips.

 

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Great Car Features to Ease Family Travel

Here are some of the great car features that have helped us go on many road trips as a family.

 

CD Player

We love music in our house. Music is like food to my soul and that is the same for my husband and the kiddies. So our Car CD player is forever playing when we are on our road trips. We have all sorts of CDs, and the kids have a few favourites they like playing over and over again. I can’t imagine going on a road trip without any music.

 

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It would be so quiet and boring. And I am sure the kids would bug me a lot more. Apart from enjoying and singing aloud to good music, it also helps them drift off on long car journeys, which is so helpful.

 

A Good Size Boot

As a family of 4 with 2 toddlers, we never travel light. We pack all sorts and extras for unforeseen circumstances. So extra clothes, underwear, toiletries, shoes, toys, books, wipes, food, you name it, we most likely would pack it. Which is why a good size boot is a great car feature to have, especially when going on road trips with the family. There is no way I would dream of buying a car with a small boot. We won’t be able to go anywhere.

 

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My next car would have a bigger size boot. The size of your car boot is so important once you have a growing family.

 

Car Insurance

Once you have a car, you need a car insurance. That is the law. In addition to the car insurance, having a breakdown cover is also very important when you plan on going on long car trips with the family. I remember when we went on a trip many years ago before the kids, and we had a. bad accident on the motorway. It was a terrible experience I would never forget. But I am thankful we had a good car insurance cover that included a breakdown service. We were quickly rescued and taken to our destination.

Having a good insurance cover for the car is very important. Aviva has comprehensive car insurance covers that would protect you and your vehicle. For example, if f you had an accident that wasn’t your fault with an uninsured drive  (terms and conditions apply). Aviva Car Insurance also covers loss or damage to your vehicle, vehicle recovery, driving other cars, legal costs,  and many more add-on features.

 

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There is also the Aviva Drive App, which is super handy to have on the phone. The app monitors your driving skills and saves you money on your car insurance. It also comes with an integrated dash cam which is like an extra pair of eyes on the road. I think it is a great tool to have. You can never be too careful these days, so having a dash cam is a smart way to drive.

 

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With the Aviva Drive App, if you are ever involved in an accident, the tracking information on the app can provide valuable evidence, which can help when there are different explanations to how the accident happened. I wish we had this dash cam when we had our accident. It would have made our lives a lot easier as the accident was not our fault. It is an app you should download for sure.

 

Car Storage

Good car storage is very important. It helps keep bits that are needed in the car. We usually have our tablets and books in the pouch. They come in handy when the kids need other types of entertainment. Definitely a great storage to have in the car.

 

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What do you think of these features? Do you go on regular road trips with the family? What are your great car features to ease family travel? Please share them in the comments section below.

 

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Freelance Careers for the Financially Savvy

 

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Working from home is the ideal for many people because it allows us to have the best of both worlds. You have a source of employment that you enjoy and the income that comes along with it, and you have the freedom to work from home to your own schedule (most of the time) with no more long boring commutes to deal with – it’s pretty great. Which is why freelance careers are amazing. 

If you’re someone who has a strong head for figures, one of the best ways to earn money as a freelancer is by getting into the financial sector. You wouldn’t necessarily think that there are many finance-related jobs you can do as a freelancer, but that is rapidly changing and there are plenty of rewarding options for the financially savvy amongst you…

 

Day Trading

Day traders are people who buy stocks, hold them for a short amount of time and then trade them on again, often making multiple trades in minutes, hours and certainly days. All you need to do this job – and I use the term loosely because it is much different than most jobs – is a decent amount of capital to get you started and a detailed knowledge of the stock market. Sure, you don’t have the much in the way of job security, but you have the potential to earn hundreds, even thousands of pounds each and every day and far more flexibility than you’d get with most other jobs, even freelance ones. I won’t lie and say it’s an easy thing to do, but if you have mental and emotional stamina, serious financial savvy and a working knowledge of the markets, it can be an extremely rewarding career choice.

 

Bookkeeping and Accounting

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You’ll need to train and get qualified to do this, but thanks to the abundance of affordable and flexible online masters in finance, accounting, etc., this shouldn’t be too difficult, and if you love working with figures it will definitely be worth it. More and more small and medium-sized companies, in particular, are hiring bookkeepers and accountants on a freelance basis to keep their costs down and this means there are plenty of great opportunities out there to pick up clients and earn a regular income in the finance sector.

 

Financial Writing

If you’re as good with words as you are figures, then a career as a freelance financial writer would be the right move for you. Experienced writers in a wide range of topics are always in demand now that the internet has us all reading so much more, so it really isn’t difficult to find work writing about personal finance, investments, banking, cryptocurrency and so on. Of course, if you don’t want to rely on others to give you work, you could even set up your own financial blog and try to make a living that way – blogging really is the ultimate in career freedom in the internet age!

 

Do you work in the finance industry as a freelancer? What is it you do? Do you like prefer freelancing to a regular 9-5?

 

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