How you can find cash in the attic



23rd September 2010

– How you can find cash in the attic
– Revealed 36 writing competitions to enter in 2011
– Water: are you getting enough?


An often overlooked way to raise much needed cash is to sell stuff
you have been hoarding, or have left in long forgotten places at
home. So, should you remember the silver print autographed by
Laurel and Hardy which Uncle Arthur left you a long time ago, or
your Grandma’s 1907 Steiff teddy bear once cherished but now
languishing in the attic, what do you do? Should you sell? How much
are they worth? For modestly valued items realising value would in
the past be by’ trial and error’, selling through traditional
outlets: auctions, car boot sales, and so on. Now there is a cheap
way to establish value before taking action to sell, without even
having to leave your house. More below…


How you can find your cash in the attic

…there is now an online service where you can have your art and
antique treasures large and small appraised by a team of experts
who will provide, for the modest fee of £3.89 per item, a full
valuation report within 48 hours. The service is quick and easy to
use, and you can load-up to the site an image of your little ‘gem’,
or whatever.

The site as featured in the BBC ‘Dragon’s Den’ tv series is at>

All the experts have worked at leading auction houses, including
Christies and Sothebys.
This looks to be also a useful service if you are thinking of
buying something. You could obtain an appraisal to aid your

Another, similar site, an American “money making resource” charging
$19.95 per valuation is at

Revealed 36 writing competitions to enter in 2011
I have just read my October issue of Writing Magazine. Apart from
being full, as usual, of great articles with writing tips and
insights, it also includes a programme of writing competitions for
2011. If you are planning to write and need a focus for your
talents, you should look at this programme covering the rest of
this year and next. Some people find it helpful to strive for a
target like a prize, just to spur them into action and completion
of a writing project.

Editor of Writing Magazine, Jonathan Telfer, says:” But whatever
stage your writing is at , and whatever your genre- from flash
fiction and haiku to SF novels and screenplays- you’ll find
something to interest and inspire you in this special supplement
[to the October issue of Writing Magazine]”

This supplement contains the full details of writing competitions
for you to enter, from October 2010 to December 2011, with over
£372,549 in prize money to be won.

You visit the Writing Magazine site at


Water: are you getting enough?
The following brief report will probably amaze and startle you.

One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100%
of the dieters studied in a University study.

Lack of water is the No 1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day
could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of

A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer
screen or

Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon
cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%,
and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

If you have, thank you for reading this far.

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Mike Paterson,
The 60Life Weekly

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