Miscellaneous

Why You Should Care What the Federal Government Does About Lending

Why should you care how the government regulates mortgage lending? Taking a look back into the history of lending will begin to give you that answer. The beginning – FHA, FNMA, and the GI Bill In 1934, the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) was established, creating first 20-year, then 30-year mortgages. Prior to that time, lending […]

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How To Be Happy & Stay Happy!

Below are lots of great tips on how to live a happier and more fulfilling life.  Take note of which tips you are already putting into practice and which ones you can possibly add to your happiness bag of tricks: Try everything twice – On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: “Tried […]

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Porter Airlines: Great Service & Benefits Just Like In The Good ‘Olde Days

Robert Deluce is the man behind Porter Airlines based in Toronto, but flying to the U.S. as well as his home country. Bringing back the pleasure flying used to be in 1990, Deluce named his airline for the service we once expected from air, train or ship travel.  He has brought back: free bag check […]

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How To Create A Very Inviting Guest Room

Regardless of whether you offer a guest house or a pull-out sofa, the real invitation is in how welcoming you make the offer.  A few thoughtful actions you can take to make your temporary home-mate feel wanted and happy are: Provide some type of storage for their things – 12” of hanging rod space, a […]

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3 Effective Ways To Take Meeting Notes

Taking notes at a meeting can reinforce what you’re hearing and, at the same time, it can distract you from the words of the moment.  So learning to be more effective with your note taking makes sense. A couple of ideas to save note-taking-time and allow more listening-attention time are: Use your smart phone to […]

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Two Entrepreneurial Creators Who’ve Made It Big

Seth Godin Seth Godin, a graduate of Tufts with an MBA from Stanford, is probably best known for his emphasis on Permission Marketing (the title of his first book), and as the writer of one of the top 10 marketing blogs, according to Advertising Age’s power ranking. Considered a guru of business marketing, Godin says: […]

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