Men, Women, and How They Think About Money

MONEY IS MONEY BUT ADD GENDER TO THE MIX AND THE MEANING BECOMES SOMETHING MUCH DIFFERENT.   Money is central to our existence and we all know it. We need, want it and got to have it. There’s nothing new to report here about any of that. It’s the basic reason we all get up every morning, battle the elements and the traffic, and hunker down at our jobs every day. Whether you are a Canadian or an American like me, there are differences between the genders. If you’re a man, you’re more likely to be coming home from work each day, unwinding and spending your time as you see fit. If you’re a woman, not so much. For as long as there have been people working outside the home, women have born most of the burdens of taking care of the home, kids, chores, and those kinds of things. When you look at the last 30 years of changes to our society, i.e. the big addition of women to the workforce, there may have been some changes in that old school approach…but not enough. Men still fundamentally think of women as the responsible party when it comes to family, […]

Why Personal Touch Matters When Selling Your House : The Saturday Weekend Review #174

CREATE A HOUSE LISTING THAT TALKS AND A HOME THAT SURPRISES POTENTIAL BUYERS WITH VISUAL CHARM   Personal touch is going beyond house staging when you’re trying to sell your house fast and for top dollar, it’s about appeal and capturing your audience. Everyone has tips for selling your house and for the most part they are likely good tips to follow but not everyone is trying to find a home that smells like roses. Before even considering putting your house on the market take care of curb appeal and personal appeal surrounding the inside and outside of your home. Related: Staging empty expensive homes with families for cheap rent when selling a house Today, I’m going to talk about the personal allure that will capture your buying audience from the inside of your home. From low-lit rooms, soft music playing in the background to pleasant smells you’re on your way to signing paperwork that will get your house SOLD! The very first thing that will drive traffic to your upcoming property for sale or open house will be your house listing. It’s imperative that you dress your listing with all the essentials but leave some unanswered questions to draw […]

Would you take free money if you didn’t need it? : The Saturday Weekend Review #149

MY MONEY IS YOUR MONEY   I’m not giving away my money but a social experiment I watched this week made me question how society views the gift of free money and the message behind the obvious. Coby Persin who is well-known for his video pranks and social experiments took to the streets of Manhattan with a cardboard sign that read “Take What You Need” and a suit made of money. Instantly I thought that people may think he was joking and wouldn’t approach him or they would take advantage of the free money. On the other hand I thought if someone is in real need they would certainly stop him to take what they need. I was shocked at what I saw in the video and maybe you will be too.   Free money is tempting   Many people stop and read Coby’s sign where others keep on walking because they either don’t need it, are too shy, in a rush, believe it’s a joke or that someone is filming and they don’t want to get involved. If I was to see a guy standing on the street with a sign telling people to take free money I would […]

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