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By Bob Jablonsky, We are the Tax Specialists for Realtors
(Bob Jablonsky & Associates)
If you are drowning in debt and working harder and harder to make ends meet, you may think a bankruptcy filing is the only way out, but that is not necessarily the case. Filing for bankruptcy is one solution, but it is a drastic step that should only be taken as a last resort. This is especially true if you owe back taxes to the IRS or state. Depending on what type of taxes you owe, you might not be able to wipe out your back taxes in bankruptcy proceedings.  It’s important to weigh all your options and get a clear picture of your financial situation, so in this article, we share with you 3 smart steps to take before declaring bankruptcy. Depending on how much you owe, who your creditors are, and how the rest of your financial life looks, you may be able to dig yourself out of the hole ...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Saturday July 11, 20201. N2O is commonly known as what? Laughing gas2. What color is cerulean? Blue3. What is a smew? A species of duck4. What kind of gun was used to kill Abraham Lincoln? A derringerTrivia questions for Sunday July 12, 20201. Who famously said "When in doubt, tell the truth"?2. What important property do cider apples have that most eating and cooking apples don't?3. Who was the Roman demigod best known for his strength?4. Burt Reynolds played the role of who on the TV show "Gunsmoke"?
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Monday July 13, 20201. What planet is tilted on its axis more than any other? Uranus2. What is a group of snipe called? A wisp3. Which car manufacturer's name translate from Latin as "to roll"? Volvo4. What do dragonflies eat? MosquitoesTrivia questions for Tuesday July 14, 20201. What is Indiana Jones' daytime occupation?2. Which state was the first to ratify the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery?3. How many times does the average heart beat each day?4. How many wings does a flea have?Enjoy your day.
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By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
The craze of downloading movies or TV shows for free via torrent sites is quite common among the users in India. Although the torrent sites are now illegal to use, still numerous Indian users use these on a continuous basis. In order to preserve the copyrights, the Telecommunication Authority of India has banned those sites. Well, that has wreaked havoc on the users and they have become desperate and always on the move to find torrent websites.  Well, not only movies or TV shows, people also look for different software along with videos, as they can be easily downloaded with torrent sites. Now you must be thinking that it is impossible to download your favorite movies or TV shows. But don’t worry as we have compiled a list of the top 10 torrent sites in India, that are still working des...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Sunday July 12, 20201. Who famously said "When in doubt, tell the truth"? Mark Twain2. What important property do cider apples have that most eating and cooking apples don't? High sugar content3. Who was the Roman demigod best known for his strength? Hercules4. Burt Reynolds played the role of who on the TV show "Gunsmoke"? Blacksmith Quint AsperTrivia questions for Monday July 13, 20201. What planet is tilted on its axis more than any other?2. What is a group of snipe called?3. Which car manufacturer's name translate from Latin as "to roll"?4. What do dragonflies eat?Enjoy your day.
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Are you thinking of expanding your real estate business? With approximately 2 million active real estate licensees in the United States, real estate is a hugely competitive industry. It can also be rather risky and transformative, so you’ll want to ensure that you have all the best tools and techniques at your disposal to expand your operations in a way that will meet your long-term objectives.To facilitate this process, let’s break down some key tips you can use to successfully grow your real estate business. Conduct market researchKnowledge is power and being knowledgeable about your target market is crucial to ensuring your success and broadening your company’s operations. With that in mind, do your due diligence and conduct thorough market research to familiarize yourself with the n...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Friday July 10, 20201. Snails are members of the class "Gastropoda" which literally means what? Stomach foot2. What is an "Americano"? Expresso with hot water3. What is the eagle in the Great Seal of the United States holding in its right talon? An olive branch4. What is permanently frozen subsoil called? PermafrostTrivia questions for Saturday July 11, 20201. N2O is commonly known as what?2. What color is cerulean?3. What is a smew?4. What kind of gun was used to kill Abraham Lincoln?Enjoy your day!
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Singapore, well known for a respected quality of healthcare, has some primary specialist clinics. Ear Nose Throat DoctorsENT Specialists (sometimes known as Otolaryngologists), or “Ear Nose and Throat” specialists, treat persons that experience problems in the ear, nose, and throat regions. Otolaryngologists also consult patients that have ailments in the head and neck region. For those patients that are afflicted by these ailments, it is highly advised that you seek the diagnosis and medical opinion of an ENT specialist.Ear, nose, and throat related diseases covered by Otolaryngology include abnormalities that involve the ear. Such ailments might deteriorate your balance and equilibrium, as well as result in pain or tinnitus (ringing in the ear). These abnormalities are affecting the i...
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Asif Ali Gohar has recently created a floribunda rose variety named Gohar and it was rather spectacular. Features like great resistance, flowering till late autumn, the big leaves and long stems are things that a lot of people passionate about flowers love to see and they really enjoy this type of content. Now that Asif Ali Gohar saw the roses are in high demand, he is focused on creating new rose varieties and expanding the current ones. This was expected considering the demand, and it’s definitely bringing in something different and rather amazing to the table. Asif Ali Gohar is now looking to find some new distribution partners and he is working very hard to ensure that more and more people get their hands on these roses.The demand is very large, especially since the Gohar option is ...
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By John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!
(Albuquerque Homes Realty)
  Twas the day after Thanksgiving and all through the house Leftovers were plentiful for me and my spouse The ham on our biscuit the turkey on bread The Yams still delicious and kept us well fed   This day after Thanksgiving should all be for rest There’s Football on TV I’ll crash and I’ll nest Not so fast as she rattled my roost   Christmas is coming and it’s time to reboot She threw open the shutters and looked upon me Saying bring in that Santa, the lights and the tree My eyes must have rolled to the top of my cap Cause I felt a hard strike a pop and a snap Get off the dang sofa and get into the garage There’s boxes in the attic and don't forget Claus   So we turned off the TV and cranked up the tunes The tree was unboxed and brought back to new The wreath and the manger both found ...
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By Cate Griffing, Home Decor Blogger creating beautiful spaces
(West Magnolia Charm)
Like many people, I have been working out of my home office recently. And after spending so much time in the space I realized it can use a few updates. Now, since I can't run out to buy new furniture and accessories, I decided that the best way to update my office was to work with what I already had on hand. So not only is this a project to keep me busy, but it's also going to make my temporary working environment more enjoyable. 1. PaintPaint is honestly your best friend when it comes to easy updates that make a big impact. My office is tiny and had been painted a gray that was a wee bit too dark for the space itself. To fix that, I simply went to my garage and found a gallon of paint that was an off- white.  Switching to a lighter color brightened up the space and made it feel larger....
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By Julie Bentley, Saint Johns, FL REALTOR
(Watson Realty Corp, Jacksonville, FL )
One of the first things people relocating to St. Johns, FL from other parts of the country ask me about is the kind of wildlife they can expect to encounter. Many have heard horror stories about humungous bugs, venomous snakes and aggressive alligators. Yes, those types of creatures do live in St. Johns, FL but not in the vast numbers that are rumored and lots of other less angst-inducing reptiles, birds and animals live or migrate here as well. When our family first moved to Florida we were fascinated by the alligators that lived in the pond behind our home. Several of them were a constant presence and we enjoyed hearing their deep, primal bellowing and watching them bask in the sun. We knew to neither feed them nor walk our dog close to them and we lived quite peacefully near them for...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
1995 was a tough year for me.  My Grandmother, who I was especially close to passed away in April.  The next month, my neighbor found a little 4-5 week old Siamese Snowshoe kitten in the middle of the street and picked him up so he wouldn't get hit by a car.  When I asked to hold the kitten, she handed him to me and said, "I'm not taking him back.". That's how the story started. Scoozer was a handful as a kitten.  He insisted on things his way...ALWAYS!  I tried to make him an indoor cat, but he would have none of that.  He sprayed until I let him out, even after being neutered.  Once he could go outside, it was fine, he came and went as he pleased through a cat door. I have a real problem with migraines.  When I would have a particularly bad one that put me in bed, Scoozer would wrap h...
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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Westcliffe, CO Weather for July 22, 2020Good Morning Westcliffe, CO52°Our Wednesday morning starts with pleasant temperatures and partly cloudy skies.Today will be partly sunny with a high temperature in the upper 70's.We have a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.We begin with a light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5-10mph in the afternoon.Sunrise:  5:56Sunset:  8:19Enjoy your day!
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Back on July 20, 1969, the first American astronaut walked on the moon. With Neil Armstrong's historic phrase, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," history was made.Our whole family had the flu at that time. I was especially discouraged as my birthday was the day before-and being sick meant no party and no cake.While tentatively snacking on saltine crackers to settle my tummy, I watched Astronaut Armstrong take his pioneering walk on the moon and told myself, "I'll always remember where I was and what I was doing when the first man walked on the moon."What about you? Where Were You When the First Man Walked on the Moon July 20, 1969?
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By Kathy Streib, Retired Home Stager/Redesign
Apps Away...Touch Retouch Yes, I plead guilty to being an apps w____!  But I’ve been spending some quality time with the apps on my iPhone while waiting in line to comment here.  I’ve been doing the Delete or Keep dance with my apps. One app I use often is Touch Retouch.   The app is available on IOS and Android platform and, trust me, it’s easy to use.  While you don’t want to deceive or mislead your viewer, the app allows you to remove phone lines, for example, or perhaps the garbage can that you forgot to remove from the front of the property.  There is a “clone” feature on the app I have yet to master but give me time.  Hope you have fun with it.  
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Clams are a very nutritious whole food with a host of health benefits. They are a lean source of protein, they are rich in minerals, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids, and have been found to possess cancer-preventing properties. CLAM CHOWDER It only takes 10 minutes to steam littleneck clams, so much tastier than the canned variety -- for this creamy chowder. Potatoes, bacon, shallots, thyme, and white wine add flavor and body to the soup. Check the full recipe here! STEAMED CLAMS AND CORN RECIPE Slice ears of corn into half-inch "coins" so they cook at the same speedy pace as littleneck clams. Shallots, jalapenos, and cilantro flavor the white wine broth. Check the full recipe here! GRILLED CLAMS All you need are five dozen littleneck clams and a hot grill to prepare this fun, casual d...
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By Kathy Streib, Retired Home Stager/Redesign
Monday Motivational...You Can Be TOO Focused The other day we were following a car in the parking lot towards the gas pumps.  The driver was driving at what seemed like a snail’s pace, getting ready to turn towards the gasoline pumps. We’ve all been behind slow drivers but you could see in his car that he was totally focused on one spot. Every single pump was available and looked to be working...there were no cars in front of him but he still seemed to be focused on just one pump.  He was so focused, he failed to see the now growing line of cars behind him, including ours.  What happened next was what you might have expected...all the cars behind the snail driver pulled around him and took up all of the pumps. So...what’s this all mean?We’ve all been told how important FOCUS is when we ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Edward James Heffron was born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1923 to Joseph and Anne.  He attended South Philadelphia High School but dropped out to earn money for the family during the Great Depression.  He worked at the New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey sandblasting cruisers.He enlisted in the United States Army on November 7th, 1942.  He could have stayed out of the war due to a medical condition called Dupuytren’s Contracture.  He saw service in the battles of Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and helped liberate the Kaufering concentration camp in Landsberg, Germany.  For his actions during the Battle of the Bulge he was awarded the Bronze Star.After the war, he worked at Publicker Industries operating a whiskey distillery for 20 years.  Afterw...
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By Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling
We live in the Triangle of NC ~ Durham-Duke Hospital Area ~ Chapel Hill-UNC University ~ Raleigh-NC State UniversityToday is National Hot Dog Day ~ We love our hot dogs in the south, there are a 1,000 ways to make a good dog. I like mustard, chili and slaw ~ I have friends who like ketchup and chips :O)What is your favorite?If you are in our area here are a few places that offer great deals on your hot dog todayNational Hot Dog Day 2020 freebies, deals and events POSTED BYJody Mace National Hot Dog Day is Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020. Scroll down for several freebies, special deals and events. Know of other deals? Let me know and I’ll add them. We’ll add more as they’re announced.          You might also be interested in: Subscribing to Triangle on the Cheap's email list Triangle on the C...
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