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Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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Success and the 1031 exchange!

Yesterday we closed on our first (and only, so far) successful 1031 exchange!  Because it did not involve financing, it took less than a month after identifying, making an offer, settling on their counter offer, and finalizing.  Hurray! Martin Fajardo, our Vegas realtor was instrumental in getting us a great price for a great property in a great neighborhood in Las Vegas.  The exchanged property that we bou ...

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Aunty’s first (maybe last?) 1031 exchange

The opportunity This summer, one of our long term Vegas tenants moved out.  They were good tenants, but became unable to pay the monthly rent.  Meanwhile, the real estate market in Las Vegas was heated up.  In fact, according to year over year statistics for 2013, Las Vegas prices were up by 30%, and Las Vegas was HOT! Uncle and I had purchased the 5 bedroom 3 bath North Las Vegas home back in 2009 for $130 ...

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Speak better = Resonate!! the book by Nancy Duarte

Happy New Year!  Aunty wants to start the year blogging with some self improvement, and the ability to persuade is a good tool in anyone's belt.  Here's a book report from Aunty: The other day, Aunty was sitting next to Uncle and telling him about one of her very interesting revelations (Aunty gets revelations quite often).  In Aunty's telling of it, Uncle looked at this watch.  Aunty got ticked off and sto ...

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Bidet for Butts

Pal Wanda had a very expensive $800+ electronic bidet installed a couple of years ago, much to the curiosity of Aunty.  According to her, it was wonderful.  Aunty took her word for that, but never had an opportunity to try it out. A bidet - pronounced "bid day" - is an attachment (or sometimes it is the toilet seat itself) that is designed to wash your butt hole after you do #2.  It is common in finer estab ...

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Geebz – Gotta Go!

Aunty did a review post on a Geebz workshop.  If Aunty had to rate it comparatively to all the workshops taken, this would be ranked in the top 10% because of its freshness and relevancy to what business owners and little bloggers like Aunty needs in this fast changing world of the internet, social media, and Google. Geebz' presentations are really fun, fast paced, and thankfully he doesn't read from Powerp ...

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McKinley Car Wash Review

Uncle washes Aunty's car every once in a while.  Sometimes because he is in the mood to wash cars, and sometimes because he is trying to make nice to Aunty. Most of the time it is very much appreciated, but once in a while, when my gas tank is low and the car (the one Aunty got the Rich Dad way) is dirty with sand on the floor and the dashboard is dusty, Aunty plans a trip to McKinley Car Wash for a fill up ...

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Geebz the Whiz and Aunty the Unwhiz

Aunty went to a Social Media Marketing workshop on 11/16/2013 at the beautiful new MOA Wellness Center in Kakaako, organized by Lori Chaffin, publisher of the Hawaii Wellness Directory.  The speaker was George del Barrio aka Geebz of PMI-International. [Breaking news:  Geebz will be having another workshop "Social Media Marketing and Content" on December 14, 2014 from 10:00 - 1:00 at the MOA Wellness Center ...

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Thoughts from Aunty’s frontline

Aunty is worried about the current economic situation in the USA.  Hyperinflation because of so much money printing (QE - Quantitative Easing), interest rates, unbalanced budget, the unknown for our future generations, etc.  Because of this, Aunty tries to learn from financial experts. Of the 49 (!) newsletters that Aunty currently subscribes, Aunty believes that John Mauldin is the most dedicated to report ...

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When it’s okay to play Candy Crush Saga at work

How much do you think that you are worth per hour?  Aunty figures she is worth $50 per hour, on a good day. If you have a paycheck, you are worth at least what your hourly rate of pay is.  If you are self employed or in your own business, you are worth what you are capable of producing.  A housewife or househusband is worth at least what the going rate would be for a cook, cleaner, chauffeur, etc. Time is o ...

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