Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Are you getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? I was wondering how to approach today’s blog.  Do I talk about finding that one, good ol’ St. Pat’s Day tie?  Or do I talk about holidays in general?  Or do I talk about those people who are real characters?  I mean, do I talk about…

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“Can Spring Be Far Behind”

“How has this winter been for you where you live? Has it been different than last year?  Any broken records?  Snowfall amounts?  Extreme, cold temperatures? If you happen to live in a town like Boston, Massachusetts where snow was measured in feet rather than inches, you have had a memorable winter.  It’s a winter you…

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Newbie blogging

You could say I’m a newbie to blogging and you would be correct.  I’m still finding my “voice” which is a bit ironic since no one hears anything from this end with a regular, written blog. I started to say how much there is to learn when starting out, that is starting a business.  In my…

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Thousands, hundreds, to a few dozen

In case it has not been obvious, I am starting this blog as part of learning how to start post on the Internet and yes, start some sort of new (small) business. There has been lots to learn.  I mean LOTS to learn.  It is hard to really emphasize that as much as it needs…

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No one sees the dark side of the moon

Is anyone else upset by deception?  How do you feel when you are deceived as a consumer? Just one instance isn’t that big of a deal but a combination of instances is more than disappointment.  When you buy something, get it home and find it is not all of what you expected, how do you…

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Made in Japan vs. Made in China

For those older travelers, you might remember in the 1960’s and early 1970’s shopping in a roadside souvenir shop.  As a kid my brother and I would look around for a cheap souvenir hoping Mom or Dad would buy it for us.  We were never into collecting those spoons with the names of states on them. …

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T-Mobile Pay-as-you-go-review

In another post I referred to the value of my second cell phone. For those curious as to the carrier that provided such a one year plan, I thought I’d write a review. The carrier of that pay-as-you-go phone was T-Mobile. I’ve been so pleased with their service, I have since purchased a Nexus smart…

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An example of value: My second cell phone

I thought it might be helpful to give an example of a product I felt had value. The product I selected was my second cell phone. I chose my second phone because the first cell phone I had was offered through my employer and as such wasn’t totally my choice. Also, the second phone I purchased…

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Beyond the product’s price

There’s more to value than the purchase price. However big or small the item, the joy of the catch or how big the discount was lasted at most a month, most often just a day. True enough, my Dad was quite proud to have negotiated a low-ball deal on his new car. It accompanied his…

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Taught to buy value

When I think back on the products I felt good about, all of them had value to me. They were useful and reliable. They did what they said they would do and sometimes more. To be honest, I must give credit to my own father who first taught me how to “shop” and find a…

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