One of many outdoor wall-hangings at The Wikiup Trading Post eatery, gas station, and curiosity shop in Arizona. 🙂
My wife and I recently went to Las Vegas, Nevada primarily for a reunion with a brother and an old friend. But of course, we went to the casinos. My wife loves the slots!
What we found was that all the casinos on the strip that we visited were not paying! And, all the people we talked to were very frustrated.
It is our belief that if you want some waging satisfaction, go to Arizona. The tribes are paying out according to Arizona state law. There is no doubt, in my opinion, that you will make more than if you stay in Nevada. Hotel rooms in Nevada have been discounted (for the summer 2012), but when you get there you will pay highly for food, taxis, gas, clothes, and much more. If you would like a vacation with desert, mountains, friendly people, and sun, go to Arizona!! For goodness sake, give it a try! What do you have to lose?
Sometimes you develop small ways to save money. Over the years I have done a few things that seem very cheap at first, but can save quite a bit of dinero over time. 1. Make auto plastic rivets by using anchors and screws
2. Make cloth hangars for the back of pictures and hanging crafts.
3. Making hangars from aluminum pop tops.
Find directions at this article on thrift. http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Three-Easy-Household-Tips-Using-What-You-Have-Around-the-House
Iceland is now in the middle of an intense argument with the Netherlands and England. The feud is over savings that Dutch and English citizens lost in now bankrupt Icelandic banks. England and the Netherlands want to be reimbursed for having bailed out their citizens who lost money.
Iceland feels that it has no obligation to either country’s citizens as the banks that lost their countrymen’s savings were PRIVATE. Each bank had paid into insurance (Similar to FDIC) according to European law.
Iceland is not exactly a wealthy nation. They have a couple of things that produce most of the country’s income: fishing and geothermal energy. Anything else available to make money is rather small-scale. The amount they owe is in the high billions of dollars. Icelanders do not feel they are obligated to England or the Netherlands in any way. They feel the depositors put money into high yielding bank accounts knowing there is always a risk wherever you stick your money. They can’t understand why they are responsible for the liabilities of the private bank that sold the accounts.
What’s even more interesting is that by publicly repudiating any liability for English and Dutch savings accounts, Iceland is in essence an example of a nation who has defaulted. The result of not paying off these two countries is that nobody is lending them money. They seem to be doing quite well. Recall that the argument for bailing out banks in this country and, in Europe, some underperforming nations, is that it would cause massive economic upheavals and/or a great depression. Perhaps this idea needs more investigation?
Interested in more? Try reading: http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Iceland-and-Icelandic-Banks-in-Debt-Financial-Crisis
People develop different habits for trimming the budget. One man’s saving habits could mean treasure for another. In sharing these ideas, an individual can maximize the chances of success in saving. I have seen so many great ideas on blogs and article webs that I decided to write an article about 3 of my quick and effective fixes that save a trip to the store.
In this article, learn how to make two different hangars for wall hangings and a fix I use on auto splash shields that have torn loose. I think you will enjoy this http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Three-Easy-Household-Tips-Using-What-You-Have-Around-the-House
Two dates are important for any discussion of fiat currency (currency which cannot be exchanged for precious metal). In 1964, the window to pay out silver for currency in the United States closed. In 1971, the window for exchanging gold for paper money closed. The currency we have now is a note – a promise that it will be worth something. When the value of paper money is directly related to gold or silver (in other words tied to it) there is a governor on the ability for government to “print money”. Without this governor, governments tend to overspend and finance it with paper notes which can’t be exchanged. There is a finite amount of gold and silver produced each year, and the government used to buy a finite amount of gold and silver each year. Now, without the gold or silver relationship, money can just be created and people use it because they have trust in the fiscal responsibility of government. This trust leads governments to inflate the currency. History shows that no fiat currency has ever survived. The course to its end seems to follow a common pattern. http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Paper-Money-Not-Backed-By-Gold-and-Silver-Breeds-Less-Confidence