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Silver Tsunami?

Someone shared this link to an interesting article…

http://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/gov-governments-silver-tsunami.html

For a long time, there have been warnings of a “silver tsunami” among public employees—a sudden wave of baby boomer retirements that could potentially cripple the workforce.

It is a long read but well worth the time. Especially if you consider how many people our little City has who are now enrolled in the DROP.

Underwater?

It is generally not polite to speak about how much money you have, or don’t have, with company.

So we won’t.

What we will do is share a link and let you decide if this would be helpful to you:

http://www.principalreductionflhhf.org/

If you are ‘underwater’ on your mortgage, meaning you owe at least 125% more than what your home is worth, you may qualify for a program that can  give you up to $50,000 to help reduce the principal balance.

This is a legitimate program, our very own Housing Division is promoting this program (they will be, we got ahead of them by a bit). This is also a limited time program so if you need some help, click the link above sooner instead of later. You don’t need to tell anyone you clicked the link. Unless you want to.

 

No Strings Attached….

No Strings Attached
No Strings Attached

There is a phrase you occasionally hear during negotiations…. No Strings Attached.

But what does that mean?

The origin of the phrase is a little unclear. Some say it comes from the silk merchants in the 18th Century who would mark a flaw in the fabric with a small string. When a seamstress needed a run of silk with no flaws they would order the silk ‘with no strings attached’ meaning they wanted no flaws in their order.

Others take a more pragmatic approach to the phrase pointing out that a string is the same as a cord, or rope, and would be used to lead or control animals. To have ‘no strings attached’ would mean to be free of control.

Flawless, or free from control, the concept behind the phrase is very simple…. If something is offered with ‘no strings attached’ then it is being given as a gift. There is no expectation of something in return for the gift.

This post is offered to you with no strings attached. It is a gift of something interesting to think about.