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Advertising and bleeding hearts

For those of us who are aware that our hearts bleed all over the landscape, and who are the designated audience of many of the big multinationals and corporate giants in our midst, especially if we have undertaken to fight them on the difficult playing field of the mass media (owned and controlled by them), what is known as “promoted content” is an iffy subject. 623 more words

House Hunting Commitment Phobe - The Sequel

Part V–I think, I’m starting to lose track–of an interminable series.

I did it. I made an offer on a house. Again. And again, I battle the nerve-wracking indecision that comes with making such a huge commitment. 679 more words

House Hunting Virgin

I Have a Suspicious Name

Since not long after 9/11 I’ve had to use my legal name with financial institutions. It was a small problem at first when a clerk or phone representative used my first name, one I had never used, to get my attention. 122 more words

Caveat Emptor

Legal Consumer Tip #9 - Have An Estate Plan? Get It In Writing!

So you’ve had a will prepared, and maybe included a trust or two, with the intent of making the process of distributing your estate as smooth as possible for your heirs after you pass.   174 more words


Low Tide In Europe

Fallout from Switzerland’s wildly swinging currency (alt) ricocheted around the world, hitting global banks with tens of millions of dollars in losses and triggering the collapse of some brokerage firms.   344 more words

Naughty Cookies? No, Cookienotti

How is a consumer products shopper supposed to keep up with the latest when there is no advertising of consumer products in his language? I hate it when I find out about a food that’s been at Trader Joe’s for 6 years. 81 more words



He got his start as a salesman. As a community organizer, he simply laid out what needed to be done. He aroused the ambitions of those actually capable of doing the work. 420 more words