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Budget Cuts Cut Deep Where Money is Needed the Most

by srpatterson on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:41 PM
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A cease fire has been declared in the most recent budget battle. At least until September when the damn thing is liable to explode like a neutron bomb all over again. In the meantime, as a last minute effort to prevent complete shut down of the federal government which would have put more than 800,000 people out of work and denied paychecks to millions more, including active duty service people currently fighting wars on two fronts, Congress somehow managed to approve a stop gap measure meant to fund the government for another five months.

The Donald Buys Modern Virginia Winery For A Song

by srpatterson on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:15 AM


The Kluge winery in Virginia was once valued at $70 million. Since the farm is in foreclosure, there was an auction in Charlottesville Virginia, where people were happily buying the winery's well-known Kluge Albemarle Red for the amazing price of $45 a case. The most surprising development of the day was definitely Donald Trump's successful bid for the whole vineyard for the bargain price of $6.2 million dollars.

How can a business get most benefit from a conference call?

by srpatterson on Monday, April 18, 2011 7:37 AM

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If you're in business, you'll know that communication is key to everything you do. For many businesses, conference calling is a vital part of their communication strategy. It allows businesses to communicate with others quickly, easily and efficiently. While these benefits might seem obvious, it's not enough just to think that because you've decided to use conference calling services, you'll automatically make the most of them without any thought. Here are some of the things that can help your business make the most of its conference calls.

Small Business Recession Survival

by srpatterson on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:02 AM

Small Business Recession Success

The recession is going to be a very difficult period for everyone but most especially dentists. No matter how small one’s practice is, it is expected that dentists will be hit during these tough economic times. There is a lot to learn about recessions with history’s point of view in mind. When Japan went through a recession, their spending habits were dramatically changed. They consumed and bought less as compared to before their economy endured a recession. According to most economists, the recession which we are experiencing right now is predicted to last for five to six years. In that span of time, American’s spending habits will be dramatically changed. However, how will this change in spending patterns affect dentists and their practice?

Great Novels About Money

by srpatterson on Monday, April 11, 2011 10:30 AM

Everybody has an opinion about money. Most people express their feelings about money with pithy clichés: “money makes the world go round”; “a penny saved is penny earned”; “money is the root of all evil.” However, for the truly talented it’s not enough to spout off a few lines about money – they have to go and write a whole book about it. Here are three great novels about money, that delve into exactly what people will do in order to get it.

The brewing US debt crisis - Solutions that can help you with your debt blues

by srpatterson on Monday, April 11, 2011 8:02 AM

As the Congress turns its attention to the US budget and the nation's fiscal situation, the debates over the debt ceiling that have been seething underneath the surface could boil in the near future. The US Treasury is of the opinion that the nation will reach its debt limit within April, 15, 2011 and the Administration officials are ringing the caution bells and warning the US debtors of the dire financial consequences if the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling is not raised. But the Republicans say that they won't commit themselves to such a financial move unless the President Barack Obama takes some solid steps to weigh down the country's pocketbook. Raising the debt ceiling will not mean an opportunity to spend more. Rather there has to be effective cuts on the spending floor to get better results.

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