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All the animal lovers out there, asking a very small favor of you................ - 10/20/09 08:31 AM
Antime I can pass on a simple solution to help out animals, I will do so. Please take a minute to click on the link and help get homeless animals food. I'd appreciate it. Via Ralph Gorgoglione (EcoBroker Certified - John Aaroe Group, Inc.): There is a Seattle based animal rescue site that is in need of our help. It doesn't involve a donation, just the one thing that I know you Active Rainers are very good at - snooping the internet. The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota (4 comments)
Downsizing Due to Alzheimer's - 10/11/09 04:45 PM
My Father In Law recently fell at home and was subsequently diagnosed with acute onset Alzheimer's. Previous to his fall, we knew that he was suffering from Dementia, but no doctor had yet given a diagnosis of Alzheimer's. We had been up to see him just the month before and knew that my husband's parents could no longer stay in their very secluded home in a resort community in Oregon. The area in which they live is an absolutely beautiful vacation spot/resort and mom and dad have been full time residents there for the past twenty years. We've been urging them (14 comments)
Debtors Revolt : How Social Media is Changing Corporate Behavior - 10/08/09 02:34 AM
The other day I came across an article that demonstrates the power of social media and how it can Background: In a re-run of a story that I hear every day, Bank of America arbitrarily increased Ann Minch's interest rate to 25%. According to the video, she had been a long standing customer, had never been late and has good credit. BOA gave her no warning and refused to lower the rate when she called to complain. In todays market enviornment, this is standard procedure. After going through the normal channels she got no satisfaction, the bank refused to return (15 comments)
I Need Your Help. Your Reward? Great Blogs With Great Info. REBlogworld/Blogworld Expo In Las Vegas! - 10/04/09 01:16 AM
Matt has asked for help - so I'm pitching in and helping. Please pass it on and help get Matt to the Expo!! Via Matt Stigliano (RE/MAX Access): photo courtesy of nodomain1 I love blogging. You may have noticed before, but it's a fact, I love to blog about real estate. It's good for my business, but I actually find it enjoyable too. In that vein, I would like to make it to this year's Blogworld and New Media Expo (including REBlogworld). Of course, these things cost money and there are expenses...blah blah blah. However, Alltop is sponsoring a contest to allow (4 comments)
The CARD Act Has Backfired - It's Forcing People into Default and Bankruptcy - 10/01/09 08:37 PM
When I first read the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, or the CARD Act, I remember shaking my head in disbelief. I understood instantly that it was nothing more than feel good legislation that allowed Congress to get some good press on bad legislation. Turns out I was right. Since passage of the law, banks and financial institutions have steamrolled customers with increased fees, rate hikes and other costly changes that are pushing many clients into default and even bankruptcy. According to an article that I read at RedTape Chronicles "Consumer Action says since spring, banks have engaged (15 comments)
This Blog is my voice on the political, financial and social implications of debt. My goal is to encourage my readers to think outside their own personal reality and to challenge the social and political truths we have been taught about money, finance and our "free market" economy.
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