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Too many choices leads to consumer paralysis and we are seeing the effects of this in our housing market. The glut of homes on the market and continued foreclosures slows the consumers ability to choose because they can spend days, weeks, even months sifting through all the options and every day ...
12/27/2011
While I can't say this is a first, I can say it's the first time this has happened for me since the Blackberry first came out.   I just bought a newer version of the same phone.  My first Epic was handed down to my son when his cell became nonfunctional and he wasn't due for an upgrade for anothe...
11/23/2011
Thanks to my friend Rob, I'm sharing this handy little blog post and I'll be printing and mailing my permanent opt out to prevent any future aggravation and junk mail.  What the heck is a "Trigger Lead"???  When a lender runs your credit, the 3 major databases (XPN, TU and EFX) sell your informat...
06/14/2011
You 'don't do rentals.' Really?  AWESOME!  Send them to me, I'm happy to take care of them for you!  :)  These are people who either by choice or by circumstance need a temporary residence.  People who are relocating will often do this while getting acclamated to a new area or before they become ...
06/14/2011
Click here for the frightening reality of a tsunami and see how quickly an entire town was flooded:  http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1605260179420&comments   Millions of people are without power, many are homeless and freezing, thousands have perished, and families have been torn apart ...
03/15/2011
"Today over a billion Valentine cards will be given, and another 15 Million e-Valentines, not to mention roses, chocolate and those little pepto-bismal-like candy hearts with strange remarks printed on them." That's a quote from the pastor at my church--Ben Cacchiaras--you just gotta love him. A...
02/14/2011
Do you worry about what could happen if someone ever took your cell phone?  The amount of data that we store on them these days could be very valuable to a thief.  Cell phones are the #1 portable internet device and with smart phones having download capability with 'apps' viruses and hacking are ...
01/17/2011
How does it work? You finish your meal at a restaurant, the bill arrives and you set your smart phone on top of it.  An electronic transaction takes place, recognizes whether or not you are a new or returning patron, and if you are a frequent visitor it applies any available coupons or credits, p...
01/16/2011
I've seen a lot of posts back and forth about Social Media; pros, cons, questions, confusion, speculation.  What I tell people is this; "First came mail, then billboards, then radio, then telephones, then television, then internet, then cell phones. Now the social media phenomenon defines our cul...
01/12/2011
According to Wikipedia, "A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data." We...
12/16/2010
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