The Angry and Sometimes Grumpy Children of the 1950's

Written by Chuck and Sue DeFiore

A bunch of us in our late 40's and early 50's got togetherrepparttar other night, and afterrepparttar 117659 evening was over I started thinking that many of us born inrepparttar 117660 1950's are in a crisis stage. People can't understand why we are so angry and grumpy sometimes. This article discusses some ofrepparttar 117661 issues we have with society today and might enlighten others (the younger set) as to why we seem so disillusioned, and out of sorts at times.

The consensus ofrepparttar 117662 group was "is this all there is." We've been working since our teens. A car costs more today than what our parents bought a house for. We work and work and still don't have enough. Food costs have risen astronomically, along with utility costs, insurance costs, and housing costs.

We started laughing at one point and said we sound like our grandparents. However, it is a very sad commentary that what took place for our grandparents over numerous decades, has only taken 20 to 30 years to occur for us. The real scary thing is that salaries for many jobs have not changed over that twenty year period, while our expenses have skyrocketed, and increased one hundred fold.

We all became nostalgic when we talked aboutrepparttar 117663 things we used to do to relax. How so many of those things are gone, or we can't afford to do them any longer. Our kids tell us we don't have a clue about school, sex, music, or what's going on inrepparttar 117664 world. Again,repparttar 117665 laughter abounded withrepparttar 117666 music issues, but became very serious when we talked aboutrepparttar 117667 scary things kids do today, that we wouldn't even have thought of when we were growing up. Killing teachers, and other students never entered our minds. We had respect for our teachers and those in charge.

The next thing we ranted about was our health. For some of us,repparttar 117668 ravages of time have taken place... eyesight problems, arthritis problems, blood pressure problems, "the barnacles of life". The discussion we had onrepparttar 117669 cost of health care was a lively and volatile one to sayrepparttar 117670 least. Many of us who have had major illness problems also went ballistic with regards torepparttar 117671 social security system,repparttar 117672 disability system and Medicare system. The majority of us have worked since our teenage years. We were incredulous when it took over a year to get money fromrepparttar 117673 social security system, especially when we see people playingrepparttar 117674 system who don't deserve it.

Marketing Tips 3

Written by Chuck and Sue DeFiore

This tip is so simple, that many people we've talked with never bother using it, but it is highly effective. Prepare a 30 second verbal commercial about what your business offers. This should be 50 words or less, and practice saying it until it becomes second nature. End it with phrases such as "I'd love to have you as a client" or "I'd like to do business with you".

For example, my 30 second commercial goes like this: "Hi, my name is Chuck DeFiore and I'm a lease purchase consultant. I can help sellers move their property in 30 days or less, and help buyers get into a home today that they can buy tomorrow. I'd love to help you with your real estate problem."

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