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Economy Is Showing Its Issues

When you drive down a main highway you don’t expect to see the same type of business within a rocks throw of another.  Well I was out doing some service calls the other day, and I was on a stretch of road that must have had 5 stores with signs saying “We buy gold coins, and more.”  With the economy as bad as it is I can only guess that this means that people are so desperate to get money that they will sell things that they can’t replace.  I don’t have anything like that so I can’t be tempted.  I am sure that these businesses are a little more honest than a few of those internet based gold buying places.  Buy “REAL LOW” and sell it off “REAL HIGH.”

How many “Gold” places are around you?  Have you noticed an increase in the amounts of those types of businesses?

Holiday Spending Made Simple

For those that haven’t realized yet… our economy is in the tank.  Most of us don’t have money to spend this year, but we also don’t want to forget anyone when it comes to the holidays.  In my family we hand craft things when we want to save money.  We don’t play into the money spending.  As a family we have started making our own cards for almost any occassion.  Stop spending lots of money this year.  None of us want to be homeless, or broke.  This would be one way for all of us to send a message to our government.  Don’t spend.  Make things on your own.  All you have to realize is that you can save big at personal creations this holiday.