murfreesboro real estate: Blizzard hammers Northeast, nine dead, 700,000 lose power - 02/09/13 07:50 PM
A blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least nine people dead.
The mammoth storm that stretched from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic dumped more than 3 feet of snow across the Northeast, the National Weather Service said.
Coastal blizzard and flood warnings were in effect, but Massachusetts and Connecticut lifted vehicle travel bans as the storm slowly moved eastward on Saturday evening.
Stratford, Connecticut, Mayor John Harkins said he had never seen such a heavy snowfall, with rates reaching 6 inches an … (0 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: Blizzard watch for Northeast as 'powerful' winter storm approaches - 02/07/13 06:38 AM
According to MSN, "A blizzard watch was issued by the National Weather Service early Thursday as a powerful winter storm threatened to dump up to 2 feet of snow across Boston and other parts of the Northeast on Friday night and into Saturday.
Snow and strong winds will intensify across New England and travel “may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow” as the weekend begins, the NWS said in an alert issued at 3:30 a.m. ET.
Gusty northeasterly and northerly winds may approach 50 mph during the height of the storm, added NBCConnecticut.com meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan.
But while there … (2 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: Postal Service to say goodbye to mail delivery on Saturdays - 02/06/13 06:54 AM
It's been debated for months and months, but on Wednesday the United States Postal Service finally will announce it's not going to deliver first-class mail on Saturdays anymore.
The postal service's announcement, planned for about 10 a.m. EST, is expected to say that packages, mail-order medicine, and express mail will continue to be delivered on Saturday, but not letters, bills, cards, and catalogs. Post offices which are now open on Saturdays will continue to be open on Saturdays.
The move is meant to save the financially struggling agency about $2 billion annually as it wrestles with the rising popularity of email … (6 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: Monopoly reveals newest game token (and the one kicked out of the box) - 02/06/13 06:51 AM
The results are in! Over the past month, hundreds of thousands of Monopoly fans worldwide voted for which new token should replace one of the iconic ones being retired after countless journeys past Go. After a hard-fought campaign, representatives revealed the newest game piece Wednesday morning on TODAY.
(Drum roll, please.)
Monopoly’s newest token is…
  The cat!
To rally players to show their support for their favorite tokens, Hasbro launched a Facebook app. While the results among the 250,000 votes on a Today poll were close, the feline edged out its competition: the robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar.
It’s sad … (2 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: Nashville Ranks #4 Among MOST Frugal U.S. Cities - 02/01/13 12:56 PM
According to The Nashville Business Journal, Nashville is one of the most frugal large cities in the country, coming in at No. 4 in the latest rankings by Coupons.com, according to a news release.
Coupons.com ranked cities based on the coupons printed from its website. This year's list was again topped by Atlanta. Orlando, Tampa, Nashville and Charlotte round out the top 5. A map showing the complete top 25 is available below.
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Nashville was ranked No. 2 on Coupons.com's "On-the-Go Frugal Cities" list, which ranked cities by the use of the Coupon.com app.
"305 billion coupons were distributed … (0 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: Thinking About Hiring a Nanny? - 01/25/13 02:13 PM
Blythe Lipman, author of Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions, shared her wonderful checklist for finding the perfect preschool for your baby. Read on to see Blythe's wonderful checklist for choosing the perfect nanny.
Parents, below are questions and discussion points you can use during your interviews with potential nannies. Remember, the goal is to find the person you think will be the best caregiver for your child–someone you really trust–so you want to be as thorough as possible.
Nanny Checklist
What kind of infant care experience do you have? Please provide me with job history and performance. Please supply me with … (1 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: How to Earn Money by Sharing Information Online - 01/25/13 12:40 PM
Not worried about sharing your shopping habits with strangers? You can make a few bucks by filling out surveys and doing your online shopping through rewards sites.
There are dozens of sites to choose from, including Swagbucks, Rewards1, CreationsRewards and MyPoints. The sites typically provide "points" for participating in an array of activities, from watching videos and reading e-mailed advertisements to playing games and signing up for free trial offers.
The sites generally require that you use your real name, address and e-mail and that you promise not to spam-filter away their advertisements. If you take the surveys offered by site … (0 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: Don't Be a Victim of Charity Scams - 01/24/13 06:50 AM

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murfreesboro real estate: Dress for Success - 01/23/13 09:18 AM
You only get one chance to make a first impression. Cliché? Perhaps, but there is truth to this statement. And with the national unemployment rate stubbornly high for the last several years–and still lingering around 8.3%–job seekers especially know how important it is to make the right first impression!
Dressing for success may sound intimidating, expensive and a bit vain, but your presentation creates credibility. According to the Career Center at North Dakota State University, "Whether you like it or not, people size you up in a very short time, actually only about 3-5 seconds. Your apparel, demeanor, and mannerisms are … (5 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: How to Use a Car-Buying Service to Find Deals on New Cars - 01/17/13 10:12 AM
Smart car buyers know they should never pay full sticker price. But what's the right target price? And what if you weren't born with the haggling gene? If just the thought of doing battle with the dealer makes you want to take the bus instead, a car-buying service may be for you. We checked out a few services to see how good the deals are.
Join the club. The most popular car-buying service is Zag. Never heard of it? That's not surprising – it's the company behind the affinity buying services of American Express, USAA and AAA, among others. The service … (1 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: Recommending a Course of INACTION!!!! - 01/17/13 06:50 AM
If you're a regular subscriber to my blogs, you know that I write a lot about what you can do to improve your business development. Do this. Do that. Get more clients. Grow your business. But this week I'm recommending a course of inaction. Because I'm finding that all of this doing comes at a heavy price.
That's not to say that a busy life has no value. I am fully dedicated to the progress and profit of my business, and to the fulfillment of a personal mission that includes helping people. But while that all sounds sensible and noble, it's completely exhausting, … (1 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: Too Much of a Good Thing? - 01/13/13 10:30 AM
According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults and approximately seventeen percent of children ages 2-19 are obese. That's just one reason why a regular exercise routine is so important for all of us. Equally important: being careful not to overdo it.
There is a tendency in our success-driven culture to think that if a little is good, then more must be better. When it comes to exercise, that's not necessarily true. In fact, it's quite easy to overdo an exercise routine if you don't know what to look out for–and the … (3 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: EAT THAT FROG!!!! Getting Things Done Without Croaking - 01/12/13 07:56 PM
 

There is something a little intimidating about a long to-do list. And some days, just seeing tasks written out in list form is enough to awaken the procrastinator within any one of us.
An old proverb says, "If the first thing you do when you wake up each morning is eat a live frog, nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day."
It's hard to imagine anything worse than eating a live frog, but the concept hides a surprising motivational key.
In this two-minute video you'll learn the concept behind a single, powerful habit that can enable you to make … (1 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: 7 Social Media Mistakes - 01/11/13 11:57 AM
Social media marketing may not be rocket science, but there is still a large science component to it. If you want your content to spread, you have to look at the numbers and stop making gut decisions.
So if you want to ensure that your content spreads, avoid the following 7 mistakes:
Mistake #1: Timing doesn’t matter You can’t write content and publish it in the middle of the night, and expect it to spread virally. Social sites like Twitter and Facebook have peak usage times and if you can submit your content to those sites during the ideal days and … (3 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: Every Door Direct Mail What's it All about & Can Your Business Benefit - 01/08/13 09:26 AM
It’s called Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) and it’s a new way to think about marketing your real estate business. Instead of mailing to specific names and addresses, the United States Postal Service’s EDDM program allows you to have your mailpieces delivered to individual neighborhoods (by carrier routes). You pinpoint your audience and the USPS delivers directly to every mailbox on the route. You can even control when it mails, by when you drop it off at the designated post office (optional mail-it-yourself option). Step 1 You choose local neighborhoods (carrier routes) via USPS’s new EDDM website... Step 2 You (or … (3 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: 12 Steps to a Safe & Cozy Home for 2013 - 01/08/13 09:04 AM
Each season brings different challenges for your home's maintenance. Winter is typically the most stressful, so it's best to be prepared. Following these professional tips will help keep you safe from fire, water and carbon monoxide — and help you save energy and increase the comfort of your home.
1. Have your chimney cleaned. Hire a professional chimney smith to clean and inspect your chimney. This will help prevent house fires and carbon monoxide leaks.
2. Install carbon monoxide detectors. Place them near areas that use natural gas, such as the garage, furnace, chimney, gas fireplace, gas range and water heater. … (1 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: 8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do - 01/07/13 07:50 AM
The most successful people in business work differently. See what they do--and why it works.
1. They don't create back-up plans.
Back-up plans can help you sleep easier at night. Back-up plans can also create an easy out when times get tough.
You'll work a lot harder and a lot longer if your primary plan simply has to work because there is no other option. Total commitment--without a safety net--will spur you to work harder than you ever imagined possible.
If somehow the worst does happen (and the "worst" is never as bad as you think) trust that you will find … (1 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: 10 Annoying Hotel Fees and How to Avoid Them - 01/06/13 07:37 AM
Fees and surcharges collected by hotels are expected to reach a record high of $1.95 billion this year, according to a study by the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Yes, that's billion with a "B" – and the number reflects an increase in the amounts charged, as well as a 5% increase in the number of rooms occupied in 2012.
According to the study, hotel fees and surchages emerged as an industry practice in 1997 and have increased every year except 2002 and 2009 (when lodging demand declined). Often, you might not even be aware of the … (2 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: LOVE Yourself in 2013!!! - 01/05/13 03:52 PM
I have found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to love yourself. When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their lives get better. They feel better. They get the jobs they want. They have the money they need. Their relationships either improve, or the negative ones dissolve and new ones begin.
Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it’s like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fly at will? How exciting it would be! Let’s begin to love ourselves now.
Here are 12 Commandments to … (2 comments)

murfreesboro real estate: 10 Real Estate tips to see you through a more promising 2013 - 01/05/13 08:17 AM
 
Tip 1: Get off the sidelines For good-credit buyers waiting for the bottom of the market, it has passed, but the good news is that home prices and interest rates are still quite low. For sellers waiting for market improvements, they're here. Stretch, take a deep breath and jump back in the game if your budget allows. The rules have changed a bit, however, and lenders want buyers to put a little more skin in the game. So expect to make higher down payments than in those pre-bust years. Another caution: Sellers will likely find that buyers have a harder … (4 comments)

 
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