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February 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Mortgage Interest Rates are due to rise!

If anyone is considering purchasing a home this year, or know someone that is, you may want to take note of the new financial information from the feds that has recently been released. A quote from Mark Wagner, VP of Capital Markets:

"The Fed is setting the…

Added by Steffani Martino on February 18, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments

39% Increase in Health Insurance Costs - with Possibility of 2nd Increase this Year


Anthem Blue Cross’ Rate Hike Alibi, State And National Lawmaker Options

By: David Dayen - READ original story here

Friday February 12, 2010


Added by Sue Copening on February 15, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


The United States is currently facing major decisions as to where to get our energy. As we look at the world's supply of oil, gas, coal and other fossil fuels, we must make some key decisions to begin using alternative energy scources in the U.S. including solar, wind, geo-thermal and other technologies as well as extracting from our own sources. We currently use in our country approximately 25% of the fossil fuels used each year, however only have 5% of the total population in the world. We… Continue

Added by Dan Norris on February 13, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Selling or Buying a Business??--Is there an Economic Upturn?

There is no doubt that a major topic of discussion (and concern) today for most of us is the economy. One of the main issues regarding a market where unemployment nears ten (10) percent (or 20% for those who include workers who no longer submit claims or are simply working on a part-time basis, or simply gave up), is whether the recession and/or the recovery is underway. Based on…


Added by Fernando Simo on February 9, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Why is there a raised bump on the F key and the J keys?

I just thought it was interesting... AND... in case you've ever wondered...

As the keyboard developed, there have been several inventions intended to improve the accuracy and speed of typing.

The F and J keys (used as "home keys") often have small raised bumps on their tops or bottoms. These are tactile aids for the typist. The locations of all the other keys on the keyboard are learned in relation to these "home keys" so the touch-typist must be…

Added by Lisa Siegel on February 6, 2010 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Three Reasons to Prepare and File Your Taxes Electronically

Last year, 2 out of 3 tax returns were filed electronically. Was yours? If not, here are three important reasons to e-file your return.

  1. It’s fast Your tax return will get processed more quickly if you use e-file. If there is an error on your return, it will typically be identified and can be corrected right away. If you file electronically and choose to have your tax refund deposited directly into your bank account, you will have your money in as…

Added by Cesar Toro on February 5, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Legacy of Debt? or Wealth? is your choice, the time is now! What do the EXPERTS say? “This is the best thing I’ve seen in decades.” T. Harv Eker, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” “I wish I h…

Legacy of Debt? or Wealth? is your choice, the time is now!

What do the EXPERTS say?

“This is the best thing I’ve seen in decades.”

T. Harv Eker, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”

“I wish I had invented it myself”

Mark Victor Hansen, co-Author: Chicken Soup for the Soul and

the One Minute Millionaire

“They are head & shoulders above the rest.…

Added by Sue Copening on February 4, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Hottest places to be~

~ Who's Hot Orlando? restaurants, venues, people, events and networking....

Added by Robie on February 1, 2010 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Latin America is Open for American Businessess

For the past 16 years, since started traveling to Latin America, I have notice the growth of American business presence in cities all acrross the region. Everyone wants what we have!

From clothing, to coffee shops, fashion, consumer goods, electronics, name it, they have it or are looking to get it!

As an American, for the most part traveling to these countries, you will find the locals in their own culture with a bit of American life style conveniences.… Continue

Added by Axel Lopez on February 1, 2010 at 9:11am — 1 Comment


A Murder Mystery Dinner Show. 2/13 at Sahib Shrine Center Sarasota, 2/27 at Grand Hotel Clearwater. Call 813-727-7012

Added by Maria Buckley on February 1, 2010 at 6:56am — No Comments

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