I HAD TO STOP IN MY BOOTS WHEN I READ THIS TODAY FROM A LOCAL BLOGGER: "Our current economic times have many folks thinking back to simplicity, core, value, importance."

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Have you found yourself on those moments when you read something that's written straight from the heart and you just say to yourself, "wow thanks for putting on paper what I can't explain inside."

That was me thirty minutes ago when I accidentally stumbled upon this article, and from all places, a blogger in Reno. 

I'm telling you, Reno is much more than topless women and blackjacks.

I'm aware that letters like these invoke some kind of "weird-guilt".  But that's not my purpose--to make you feel bad.  Actually, it's more of an "weird-encouragement", that if you can relate, we are not alone.  And it's not too late to do something about it. 

One baby step at a time.


Well here it is.  From a successful local businessman in Reno: Full story


"So much excess and nothing that matters. As a for instance, u could fit 4 of my childhood homes inside the home my son and I live in now. I have a commercial kitchen in my home that rarely ever cook in. One of my cars cost 5 times what my dad paid for 309 K in 1970. I am not bragging. I work my ass off. You want it, go get it. But, there's a trade..."



*Joe Salcedo is author of a Reno Real Estate Blog:  

"A Reno Real Estate Agent Who Lost $50,000 in the Reno-Sparks Real Estate Market is on a mission To Understand the Market just a little bit better "




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Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Hello Joe - Nice to meet you and welcome to Active Rain :-)   You hit a nerve with your title as I've been feeling for...oh, about a decade that this throw-away society of ours will catch up with us one day.  Alas....I don't see much willingness in our young people (or their parents) to think about the big picture as we move into this brave new world we've created.  A buzz word during the looooong election campaign was "live within your means"  So simple....yet people CHOOSE to ignore the message.  Sorry, didn't mean for this to be a pulpit - it's just damn depressing!!!

Feb 07, 2009 09:57 AM #1
Joe Salcedo
Chase International Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate

Hello Gail...

Thanks for the welcome.  It does depress me too Gail, I feel you.

Though I think this market downturn is going to teach us all a lesson.  Like what they said, older people who've gone through the depression know what it's like for our government to crumble (great dep.) whereas our generation tend to trust the government to provide for our every need, like it's never going to run out of money.  Look at California now.. it's sad.  But this ought to teach us a lesson..





Feb 27, 2009 07:06 AM #2
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