The Government does not want you to understand the effect of 2% inflation. 2% may not sound like much but it ADDS UP!

The US Government is gradually wiping out the National Debt through inflation. This is not only here, it is everywhere. Each year it costs less in Real Dollars to repay the National Debt. That’s a good thing, right? Not so fast. People who have saved their money and invested in the debt with 2% inflation will each year lose 2% of the value their savings. Who benefits from this loss? The Government. It is like a tax.  Continue reading

Bernie Sanders Scares me !

Sanders calls himself a Socialist. He uses Scandinavia (Norway) as a model. It is not all it is made up to be. I know, I have lived there. I have family and friends there. Norway is not a Socialistic country. Socialism is defined as a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies. That’s not how the Scandinavian countries work. Private ownership of companies predominates. There is socialized medicine but it does not work all that well. There are lots of benefits paid by taxes. The refugees know this and want to go there for the benefits and to be taken care of. And would you like TAXES at 50%? If so, elect Sanders.   Continue reading


The Power of Pets

Once relegated to the shadows, Fido and Fluffy may turn out to be an asset in selling a home.
January 2016 | By Melissa Dittmann Tracey
The real estate business traditionally has shown scant love for pets. The conventional wisdom held that sellers should conceal all traces of their dogs or cats—the toys, bowls, beds, even the animals themselves—when prepping a home for sale. But those hardline messages are clearly softening, as pets become a plus in the marketing of homes for sale.

The reason for the shift has a lot to do with the numbers: Pet power is rising. Currently 65 percent of households own a pet, up from 56 percent in 1988. A record-breaking 79 million U.S. households now own a pet, according to a recent survey of pet owners by the American Pet Products Association. Indeed, 83 percent of pet owners consider their pet to be a member of the family, according to a Packaged Facts research report.

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Five Ways to Make Your Entryway Grand and House Appealing

Five Ways to Make Your Entryway Grand and house appealing to a buyer.

Republished January 21, 2016

Most people enter their homes through the garage or backdoor, forgetting how the front entrance looks to neighbors and guests. Your front door is often the first thing others notice about your home. That’s why it’s key to make a positive first impression.

1. Install a new front door. With so many new entry door systems to choose from, ranging from single doors, to double-door options, to those accented with decorative glass, or transoms and sidelights, it’s easy to find one that fits your budget and your style.

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When to buy (or not buy) an RV

When is the best time to buy an RV? Or the worst?  Reprinted from an email from                                     


We get asked this at least once a week without fail yet we don’t think most people consider timing when buying an RV. Instead, the RV bug bites

 out of the blue (or so they think) and off they go to an RV Show or dealership. After a little time poking around, they haggle a bit and, bam, they own an RV. Statistics show that over 50% of these people will feel they bought the wrong RV or paid too much, or both. Continue reading

Almost 30% of retailers use facial recognition

Almost 30% of retailers use facial recognition technology to track consumers in store. The younger generation is finding it useful for their shopping experience!

From  Around 30% of retailers use facial recognition technology to track customers in-store, according to research by software firm CSC.  The study found 74% of shops are using technology to track customers when they are in the store, with a quarter of consumers believing it contributes to a positive shopping experience.

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Facial recognition. Big brother is watching! Your face is being recognized in many places! Department stores use facial recognition to follow people who previously had been caught shoplifting. Some stores use it to recognize high rollers for special attention. Disney Cruises don’t have walls of photos where you search for your pictures. Disney now has lots of pictures in their computer system sorted by cabin; you log in and find you photos directly. Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 sorts though old photos recognizing the faces! Facial recognition is being used on the streets, airports, train-stations and more. Bottom line: Your face s becoming much like your fingerprint – unique. The day will come when your face can be used to access your computer. Also, it makes it very hard to hide.

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