Monthly Archives:: April 2010

A Good Time for Looking Ahead

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Economic Engine.

The Nation’s leading home builders gathered this past week in Washington, DC to assess market conditions and plan for the future. For the first time in what seems like a long time, the mood was definitely optimistic. No mealy-mouthed spin statements like, “a definite slowing of downward acceleration” were to be heard. Instead, builders and economists […]

Good Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day

Posted by & filed under Living at Home, Saving Energy.

Visit the Earth Day 2010 Action Center at www.earthday.org/earthday2010 to find out all about the world’s largest secular celebration that’s coming up Thursday of this week, April 22, 2010. See what you can do to help mankind respect our planet and promote its wellbeing. Why not take some action this week that will help you save money […]

Save Money on New Appliances in April

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Our friends at Consumer Reports remind us it’s time to get busy if you’ve been thinking about buying a new refrigerator or replacing your old dishwasher. Many appliance dealers are offering special deals this month because of Earth Day which occurs on April 22. You can save even more if you qualify for the Cash for Clunkers program. […]

What We Make You Feel

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home.

If you’re into cars, you may have noticed, a month or so ago, a big change in the advertising message of a popular German-designed, luxury automobile. Having devoted many years to convincing us that we should buy their brand because of its proported engineering excellence and reputation for high performance, they abruptly shifted their emphasis to the delivery of JOY as the reason to buy.  These are world-class marketers who […]