Arizona Dreamin' - And Other Retirement/Semi-Retirement Myths

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The classic example is southwestern Arizona. "The monthly cost of buying a home - which includes mortgage payments, taxes, and insurance - jumped 14% between July 2017 and July 2018 … Comparatively, it only became 4% more expensive to rent a home over the same period." 

The End Is Near - Or, Maybe Just for The Seeming Smugs in Oro Valley, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They include The Seeming Smugs in locations like Oro Valley, in southwestern Arizona. "RED OCTOBER: Amazon, Google, and Snap are plunging and taking global stocks down with them."  "  That's the headline this morning in BusinessInsider. Here is the article.

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Brand Arizona - Smart Move to Accept Bitcoin for Tax Payment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Senate in Arizona has approved a bill to accept bitcoin and other specified cryptocurrencies as payment for taxes. The bill moves to the Arizona House. Here are more details. This represents a smart branding tactic for the desert state. 

Tone Deaf in Sleepy Nogales, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the few people in the border town of Nogales, Arizona, were testament to that. The heat was nearly unbearable. Before walking across the border to Mexico, you have to pony up about four dollars to park your car. One of the facilities for that is a fast-food restaurant.

Brand Arizona - Tarnished by Blind Trust in Technology

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the government of Arizona which allowed startup Theranos to allow consumers to have blood tests without a medical doctor's authorization.

Leaving New York, By Way of Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My version of strange and wonderful was the desert of Arizona. In 2014, 126,000 left New York City. That's what newgeography.com found. Probably  Probably for many of those, it was a soul-wrenching decision. After all, you can make the big money in the Big Apple. And, it has a mystique, just like Harvard, Elvis, and Vogue Magazine. My reasons for fleeing the New York Metro area in 2014 ranged from the high cost of housing, which was getting higher all the time.

Famous Speech Friday: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's SB1062 veto

The Eloquent Woman

In February, the Arizona legislature passed the controversial SB 1062 bill, an expansion of a 1999 Arizona law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Brewer is a polarizing political figure in Arizona and throughout the U.S. (It''s

Macy's Versus J.C. Penney - The Story At Tucson, Arizona Mall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here at the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and J.C. You can't sell, at least not to Everywoman, unless you are providing an extreme bargain. Penney are based in the same section. As I drive in, Macy's is on the left, J.C. on the right. I always head right. Once in J.C.

Here's What's Happening In Tucson, Arizona: Snow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First it was  cold.    Gloves, scarf, plus coat of course, cold. I thought to myself, "I moved across country from everything I knew on the East Coast for this kind of frigid weather!"  "  Then, tonight, a few hours before the end of 2014 the snow began.

New Aging - "Equity Refugees" Migrate to Arizona (and some soon come to regret it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So they migrate from high cost of living locations such as Orange County, California, to more affordable ones like Phoenix, Arizona. What might be thought of as  Arizona Dreamin'  takes on the characteristics of a kind of Paradise Lost.

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The Stock Market - Folks In Tucson, Arizona Didn't Notice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All through the weekend, when the stock market plunged more than a 1,000 points and as talking heads speculate how bad or not so bad it will get, my social and professional circles in Tucson, Arizona never mentioned what is transfixing metro centers around the world.

Anti-Semitism Lite - I Was Taken for Jewish in Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then, I emigrated from the New York Metro area to Tucson, Arizona. Anti-Semitism seems to have returned to the supposed melting pot: the U.S. Yesterday, there were 11 bomb threats targeted at Jewish Community Centers (JCC) reported. The U.S.

East Coast's Tropical Christmas Eve Vs. Southern Arizona's Ice Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Southern Arizona, it's been an ice box for days. I relocated to Arizona to not have a heat bill at all. The East Coast is bracing for a coatless Christmas Eve. And Christmas morning, children will glaze over when they unwrap sweaters and mittens. Yeah, parents et al.,

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Arizona Dreaming & Other Myths about Cheap Locations for Semi-Retirement/Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Arizona  was  cheap. In April 2014, I pulled up my little but pricey life in the New York Metro area and journeyed to Tucson, AZ.    Through the internet I had rented an efficiency for $400 a month. There was also an added $30 a month for the dog rental.

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Chevy Cobalt - From Empty To Full, $18.32, Fry's, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roger, Tucson, Arizona. Okay, I did have Reward Points From Fry's (One of Kroger Supermarket Brands). Those totaled a 20-cents discount per gallon at Fry's gasoline pumps, on 1st Avenue and E.

Obama's memorial masterpiece in Arizona

Max Atkinson

Today began with President Obama's memorial address in Arizona - first with news on the BBC Radio 4's Today programme about what a good job he'd done, and then from a Twitter link to the speech itself (in full below). Bush and rose to become Arizona's chief federal judge.

East Coast Schadenfreude: Three-digit-degree Heat in Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet, they have been contacting me with great glee about the supposed unbearable heat in Arizona. As  a writer I continue to spend the lion's share of my time indoors in Arizona. Along the Northeast Corridor they pay triple what I do for rent.

Arizona Daily Star's Phil Villarreal: Out of job, benefits, desk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One-time film critic (remember when such a job description existed) at the Arizona Star Daily, Phil Villarreal smoothly transitioned to a regular reporter there in 2009.

Kevin Galvin: PR Director for Harvard to Arizona State University

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, as  Greg Hazley reports in Odwyerpr.com, Harvard's senior communications director Kevin Galvin is taking the top communications post at Arizona State University in Tempe. Is there a sign of a trend: The shift of extreme talent from the Northeast Corridor to the Southwest?

If Mitt Romney’s Voice Were Music to My Ears: A Vocal Impact Analysis of the Candidates

Kate's Voice

communication Speaking vocal image analysis of presidential candidates Arizona debate delivery Mitt Romney Mitt Romney's voice Newt Gingrich Presidential debates Rick Santorum Ron PaulWhat if you could step back from the rhetoric of the debates and hear the candidates differently? What if there were hints about who they are hiding in plain site? Well, there are. That’s not to say that I can tell you who is the best candidate, but I can tell you what their vocal [.].

129+ Degrees in Locations in Kuwait, Iraq - Not Much Cooler in Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in less-exotic Tucson, Arizona, the temperature this summer has reached more than 117 degrees.  It's the heat. And we human beings are totally undone. It's amazing more of us are not being shot in road-rage incidents.

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Small Talk - Why So Much Of It In Fry's Supermarket, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roger, Tucson, Arizona, I don't scan the lines to see which one is the shortest. In Fry's Supermarket, on First & E. After shopping there for 16 months, I know to estimate which one has the most small talkers.

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Arctic Chill Hammers Arizona - Santa Baby, Don't Send Us Snow, Too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But here in Arizona we're struggling with an arctic-like blast of freeze. The power brokers in Paris might have saved planet earth from global warming. The palpable fear: We will have a very unwelcome white Christmas. The scene has become New England.

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Arizona White Mountains Region: PR Agencies Can Submit RFPs for Tourism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Arizona is God's country. Greg Hazley at Odwyerpr.com reports, "A consortium to promote tourism to Arizona's White Mountains region is on the hunt for agency support of its tourism PR efforts.

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Nick Wiltgen At Weather Channel, Student At University Of Arizona - Suicide's Six Degrees Of Separation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ, the death of a male student has also been declared a suicide. At the Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, Nick Wiltgen's death has been ruled a suicide.

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Jersey City Italian Girl Relocates to Arizona - Bitten in Butt with Anti-semitism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually, I wouldn't have had the ah-ha moment that people in Tucson, Arizona, assumed I was Jewish had not a neighbor gotten very drunk. Disbelief. That's why it took about 10 months to connect the dots.

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Polar Vortex Returning: Arizona Relocation put on ice (power of conversation v web research)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Without skipping a beat, I slid right into my grand plan to relocate my business to Arizona.  "Arizona?"   Through that conversation I shelved the Arizona relocation which had been my Plan A.

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In Manhattan It Felt Like 100, In Arizona It Felt Like (and was) 104 - A society on edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Arizona, it felt like and was 104 degrees. Yesterday, the added nuisance to life in Manhattan was the MTA power outage. That stopped or delayed subways. Today it was a temperature that felt like 100 degrees. More heat is on the way for both places.

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Tucson, Arizona - No, Seekers of Inner Peace, Affordable Living, Low Crime and Good Weather, It's Not Necessarily The Promised Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tucson, Arizona was presented to me as Paradise: Low cost of living, great weather nine months out of the year and scenic beauty.    But the elephant in the room on that one turned out to be the crime. Tucson is about a 90-minute drive from the border of Mexico.

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"Go Set a Watchman" By Harper Lee - I'm 500th On Waiting List At Woods Memorial Library, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Woods Memorial Library, Tucson, Arizona, I am 500th on the waiting list. The frenzy to gain access to "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee documents that the book business is not dead. According to Bloomberg , there have been 2 million copies pre-ordered on Amazon.com.

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Is drawing a blank that bad? What to learn from the Arizona governor's speechless moment

The Eloquent Woman

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, in the only debate in the state's current election campaign, went blank for several seconds during her opening statement last week--a moment when no one was going to interrupt her--and the coverage created a small firestorm of attention.

4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama's Speech

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About 4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama’s Speech January 20, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments On January 11 th , president Obama addressed a congregation in Tucson Arizona in the wake of the tragic shootings.

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Obama and Arizona governor have tense exchange: How respected is President Obama?

TJ Walker Interactive

Mike Bako on Headline News Radio. Analysis Audio Politics Barack Obama headline news Media Training mike bako

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Steven Jones - Yes, In Our Backyard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, we in Arizona wake up and find out they are in our backyard. At Northern Arizona University , Steven Jones is suspected of killing one student and injuring several others. Those campus massacres seemed so far away.

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Linguist/Activist Noam Chomsky Goes to U of AZ, Leaves MIT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The University of Arizona knows how to get its name in the news.    That institution of higher education, based in Tucson, Arizona, was the first to allow applicants to its law school to take GRE, instead of the LSAT.

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Public Speaking - Certified Speaking Professional

Great Public Speaking

This is an earned designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) located in Tempe Arizona. CSP stands for certified speaking professional. link] 350 public and professional speaking videos. tomantion get paid to speak tom antion business

Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Prices - Overdue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Tucson, Arizona, at Fry's, E. It's news (LOL) that Saudi Arabia cut its oil price. Roger and First, I filled up my gas tank for the least amount I have spent since I relocated here in April 2014. After applying my Fry's loyalty points, each gallon cost me $1.73.

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Standardized Testing - We have been playing monopoly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A top-tier law school's [University of Arizona School of Law] decision to make the Law School Admission Test optional has put it on a collision course with the powerful national nonprofit group [Law School Admission Council Inc.]

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Attend Presentation Summit 2012–Here’s what you’ll get

PowerPoint Tips

Place: Scottsdale, Arizona. Every year, I attend the Presentation Summit , organized and hosted by Rick Altman. And I always recommend that presenters try to make this valuable conference. Here’s what you’ll get: Great PowerPoint tips from PowerPoint MVPs.

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A Woman On $10-Bill In 2020 - Come On

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already in the cafeteria at EGS, Tucson, Arizona, there are few cash payments and vouchers can be used in the vending machines. Cute. A woman is to appear on the $10-bill in 2020. By then the digital wallet will be long over. Instead we will be paying for whatever with brain waves projected onto a kiosk. Current Affairs

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Women's Festivals

Speak Schmeak

People from throughout the world will attend the California Women's Festival on March 7th - 9th at the Santa Barbara City College and Earl Warren Showground, and Arizona Women's Festival on March 14th - 16th at Red Rock Auditorium and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

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Video: Deanna Turner - Anatomy of a Sales Call

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to see Deanna Turner, CSP give a talk on the best practices of top sales performers. In her presentation “Anatomy of a Sales Call,” she discusses a number of concrete steps to manage the sales cycle and ensure you close sales [.].

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