February 26, 2010

Saving States & Countries vs. Investment Banks

Discretionary vs. Non-Discretionary Bailouts Watching the latest round of debt problems emerge — this time involving sovereign states like Greece — reminds me of my not-so-happy experience as a “newbie” landlord a few years ago (turned off by the experience, I quickly sold the property). Immediately after taking title, my (long-term, holdover) renter started presenting...
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Past Tense of "Sightsee?"

“Sightsaw?” “Sightseen?” As may or may not be apparent from my posts this week, I’m winding down a (rare) week off — mostly — with my family in Scottsdale. So here’s a quick conundrum: What’s the past tense of “sight-seeing?” “Sight-saw?” “Sight-seen?” Best I can come up with is, “we’ve done a lot of sight-seeing...
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New Feedback Forms: Now Twice as Annoying!

The Real Purpose of Showing Feedback For the uninitiated, every time a Buyer’s Agent takes a client through a property, they subsequently receive an online feedback form debriefing them on how it went. Once upon a time — like two years ago — they all basically asked the same thing(s): ‘tell us whether your client...
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