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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

had provided the opportunity for so many Eastern Europeans to begin a life of religious freedom and economic opportunity back in the early 20th century. Then, I emigrated from the New York Metro area to Tucson, Arizona. Here in Eastern Ohio, which is even more affordable than Tucson, I fit right in. 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.

2017 58

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roger, Tucson, Arizona. Answer: Huge economic options. 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. But, still, even without it, I would have filled up the empty tank of the Chevy Colbalt for less than half what it had cost last April when I filled up on Foxon Road, in New Haven, Connecticut. For those who love details, the total sale today was $18.32.

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$5+ Gas - Everything Changes (maybe back to hard economic times)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The drive from New Haven, Connecticut to Tucson, Arizona, would cost a king's ransom. The impacts of Harvey on the oil industry likely will be worse than anticipated. That means: the return of high gas prices. And that changes EVERYTHING.    The effects will be obvious this weekend. Some of us will decide to hang around locally instead of doing one last big outing to anyplace surrounded by water. 

2017 40

"Room" - Plasticity v. being ossified by economic trauma (e.g. Talia Jane)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So many from all generations seem to be ossified by the trauma of hard economic times. Plenty of Millennials here in Tucson, Arizona, earn what Talia Jane does. Trauma, economic or other kinds, doesn't have to shut us down. "Room" chronicles the adjustment of a mother "Ma" and boy "Jack" to "real life." " They had been held captive in a shed for seven years. The child was born in captivity, the son of the kidnapper.

2016 43

Middle Class Economics - Rebrand That As Affording A Satisfying Lifestyle, Safe Community

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The political meme, transmitted directly from the White House as well as Campaign 2015, is middle class economics. And, come to think of it, a microcosm of that is available in parts of Tucson, Arizona. Yesterday I had my hair restyled at Mil's Haircuts, 3997 East Grant Road, Tucson, for $18. But that isn't resonating. The concept of "middle class" is both too abstract and too subjective.

2015 47

Gas Prices: So, How Can Everyman Plan?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roger Road, Tucson, Arizona, within a week the price shot up from about $1.71 That's bad news for economic growth in a consumer economy such as America's. According to the Energy Information Administration, the price of gasoline is on the way back up. Everyman has noticed the same thing. Here at Fry's at East First Avenue and E. a gallon to $1.79. So, how can Everyman plan a summer vacation or whether to buy the RV?

2015 47

Settling In - Not when making a good living requires non-stop pivots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who attempt to convince us to settle in any situation are, well, not operating in our best economic interest. There was one such neighbor in Tucson, Arizona. I had left the East Coast for Tucson in early 2014. At the time, Tucson was a good choice. The cost of living is the same as Tucson's. Our generations of Baby Boomers and X were reared to find a way to make a living, marry, have a family, and buy a house. That is, our objective was to settle in.

2016 43

Goldilocks Syndrome - Writers Have To Find Right Ambiance For Creativity, Pitching

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tucson, Arizona, it turned out to be. So, how did Tucson work out? See, the ambiance in Tucson is southern-laid back. Unless you yourself have heard the wolf scratching at your door, you have no idea how economic angst can eat away at everything from imagination to the ability to close sales. Here in low-cost-of-living Tucson, I don't even have to think about money. The co-op I had purchased on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was jinxed.

2015 50

Leaving New York, By Way of Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Within 27 months living in Tucson, AZ, I had detoxed from much of Manhattan. Surprisingly, the cost of living is as cheap as it was in Tucson. People have a quick eye for economic self-interest. 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.

Boston - Why Are People Moving Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Thanks to the internet I could relocate to low-cost-of-living Tucson, Arizona cold. Tucson fit the bill. So, their economic developers should nurture tourism. The Boston brand was cool+. In addition to what New York City provided, it had the aura of civilized society, excellence in higher education, and deep historical roots going back to the first tea party. That was then.

Mansfield, OH - 3-Bedroom Victorian For Sale for $39K

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's less than many of the rentals in Tucson, Arizona, the go-to location for the budget-challenged.  " Maybe it's because the Midwest had been hit hard with economic despair. Coastal no longer is so cool. On the West and the Northeast, the cost of living keeps surging. With inflation back that will get worse. Meanwhile the Southern coastal regions are targets for severe hurricanes. Category 6 is possible and probable. 

2018 40

Phoenix - On the Way to Gone by 2050

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The collapse of Phoenix and cities like Tucson will represent a major economic and cultural dislocation. In Tucson, the University of Arizona Law School had been the first to offer the option for applicants to take the GRE rather than the LSAT.    The heat was one of the primary reasons I fled Tucson, after 27 months. Edgy Vice says what many are only thinking: Phoenix, along with other cities in southwestern Arizona, could be ghost towns by 2050.

Efficiency Is Overrated - A Messy Methodology for Healing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, the business model, which had triggered the post-war economic boom, dominated.  In May 2014, in Tucson, Arizona, the universe decided to cut me a break. In September 1963, in  coal-mining town in Pennsylvania, "they" broke me. That was even before, at age 18, I had finished putting together a self. The "they" were the Sisters of Charity at Seton Hill, Greensburg, PA. Here is how that happened.

2019 43

Paradise Lost - Implications for the New Aging, Bankruptcy Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, in 2014, an efficiency apartment in the Vista Montana residential complex in Tucson, Arizona went for $400.   Slowly, then lots more quickly, economic conditions can change.  It's the news. The Border Patrol is making drops.    Illegal migrants are overwhelming the city of Yuma, Arizona. Residents fear the mobs roaming the streets. What will happen to their property. 

2019 40

The 1% Economy: Homelessness Hits Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But here in the Tucson Metro area, the weather hadn't brought any suprises. Yet, there has been recent economic suffering. Weather. Think Polar Vortex. That was the primary reason given for Q1 2014 GDP growth being an anemic 1%.   Here is the coverage. A bit of that hit home. My neighbors had on a long face. Their daughter and her husband had been locked out of their mobile home.

2014 47

The Public Library - Building Community, One Special Event At A Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, I attended a guided group meditation session at the Woods Public Librar y, here in Tucson, Arizona. In it, all ages, races, ethnic groups, and socio-economic incomes mix. It was conducted by Bev Paul. For the first time since beginning to meditate five years ago, I went into a trance. Yeah, Paul was that  gifted.    Like all library special events, it was free. Soon, I will be attending a reading by Native American poets. That too will be free.

2016 61

Leadership Communications: Wander the streets on garbage day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today is garbage day in Tucson, Arizona. Incidentally, unlike the Homeless Coder who didn't improve his economic positioning, these people will likely make use of any break to add to their little lives.  Leaders who want their voice, both in speeches and prose, to resonate should stop alluding to celebrity entrepreneurs, living and dead. Instead they should take the time to look at little lives and mine that material for lessons learned.

2014 43

Marketing Message - We Help You Regain/Increase Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The broad theme that seems to run through the feelings of many Americans right now is loss of control - inability to control their economic fate, inability to control the level of fairness in society, inability to control the country's borders, inability to control world affairs." The realtor who wants to sell me a house in Tucson, Arizona, should pitch how much more control I will have over my budget and lifestyle.

2016 43

"Affordable Housing"- No Longer Just a Low-Income Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The economic experts define "cost burdened" as paying more than one-third of income for housing.   Take Tucson, Arizona. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released a disconcerting report. Here is a copy. Essentially, Landlord Nation is pushing even the middle class into financial distress. The formal term for that is "cost burdened."

2020 40

"Affordable Housing"- No Longer Just a Low-Income Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The economic experts define "cost burdened" as paying more than one-third of income for housing.   Take Tucson, Arizona. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released a disconcerting report. Here is a copy. Essentially, Landlord Nation is pushing even the middle class into financial distress. The formal term for that is "cost burdened."

2020 40

Working To 100+ - The Emerging New Status Symbol

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"For economic growth and greater security, we'll need to find new ways to work to 100+ while investing for the long haul in our health, mental faculties, friends, neighbors and society."  Not so long ago, an acquaintance from college ( Seton Hill , Greensburg, PA) based here in Tucson, Arizona, seemed to be chastising me for being so work-centric.

2015 50

- 400+ - In Paradise, No One Is In High Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The beauty of living in Paradise (that is outside the New York Metro area and the temporary networks at the World Economic Forum in Davos) is that no one even noticed the -400+ development on the Dow. They have been too preoccupied with checking if their coupons (and those aren't the ones in a portfolio) were still valid before they went shopping at Frye's supermarket, here in Tucson, Arizona.

2016 43

Class in America - Founding Fathers Were Snobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was being screened for jury duty in a murder trial in Tucson, Arizona, until everyone was identified, there was no way of telling who was the defendant, who was the defense lawyer and who was the prosecutor. As career paths blow up, what had been imprinted about making it economically in America frequently is proving to be actual obstacles to survival. Ranking #317 on Amazon is "White Trash" by Nancy Isenberg. 

2017 40

126,000 New Jobs - Perils Of Macro Mindset

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Last month's soft job numbers are a signal that the labor market, after a year of robust improvement, may be decelerating amid other evidence of a broad slowdown in economic growth during the first quarter of 2015." And, ha-ha, the macro take on jobs here in Tucson, Arizona is that there are few good, well-paying ones.

2015 50

GenRenter - Squeezed on Price, Many Other Terms and Conditions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The complex is located in an economically distressed area.   In Tucson, Arizona, at the Vista Montana complex, the price for a studio apartment had been $400 in April 2014. Given this is the era of conspiracies, it's easy to speculate that this seeming abuse of economic power is allowed to go up in order to motivate people to do what it takes to parachute into home ownership. It's palpable. Owners and managers of residential complexes across the U.S.

2019 40

Financial Services Firms - If You Don't Leave Us Alone.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, here is life as it is being lived and probably will continued to be lived: Many of those who did not pay much attention to building a nest egg or lost much of it in the two economic downturns in the 21st century essentially are managing to do just fine. The pilgrims mastered the wonderful bus system in metro regions such as Tucson, Arizona. Opioids, energy production, lead paint, and the two barking dogs next dog.

2018 40

The Push into "Early Retirement" Has Begun - What We Know, What We Don't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" What's different now is the current economic uncertainty is motivating more organizations to cut loose the highly paid through early retirements. " You try Tucson, Arizona after a career in Manhattan. Law firm Husch Blackwell actually announced early retirements.    Usually that sort of thing, at least among law firms, is conducted on a stealth basis. Often that takes the form of pressuring partners through humiliation to retire.

2020 40

Inflation's Back - Retiring Concept of Retirement/Retirees Unretire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shock has already entered the economic system. Across the nation, even in supposedly affordable locations such as Tucson, Arizona, rents are climbing. According to the Labor Department, consumer prices rose 2.9% during the past year, reports The Wall Street Journal. Obviously, inflation's back. And that has dire implications for anyone considering traditional retirement - that is, stopping working completely. 

2018 40

Look, Grandkids: We're Carless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cities with excellent public transportation, for instance, include Pittsburgh and Tucson, Arizona. With the coronavirus curtailing economic growth and oil demand down the range currently is at the low end. Relocation for retirement/semiretirement used to be relatively simple.    On the check list had been:  Cost of living.  Medical facilities.  Weather   Location accessible to relatives and friends. Those remain on the list.

2020 40

The New Immigrants: Hustling for better deal in writing (more pay, lower cost of living)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 If she didn't pass muster it would be back to nowhere economically in Poland. My apartment in Tucson, Arizona costs about half my current rent. A classic in the oral tradition, my grandmother Mary Miksza would recount The Fear.  She stood in line at Ellis Island to be examined to verify her good health.

2014 47

Nika Coming, Digging Out From Maximus: Lessons learned, so far

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Guests of my former college buddy Kathleen Huebner, who lives in Tucson, Arizona, can't get a flight back east until Thursday.     And, third, it makes sense to think long term about the economic benefits versus the cost and the weather of living in the Northeast. On Sunday they were carrying covered dishes to SuperBowl parties.  Then came Maximus.

2014 47

The New Frugality: Stopping All That By Re-Branding Spending As Investing (including in ourselves)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It took a monster of an economic downturn to break the post-World War II habit of excessive spending. a gallon, Tucson, Arizona) will be recycled into the U.S. "This newfound commitment to frugality was illustrated this past week when the nation's biggest payment-card companies said they aren't seeing evidence consumers are putting their gasoline savings toward discretionary ilems like travel, home renovations and electronics." 

2015 53

Half CT Wants Out: This Writer Pulled That Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Psychologists, economic developers and career counselors certainly would like to find absolute answers to this human puzzle. and I have been living in Tucson, Arizona. Why do so few pull up roots in a geographical area where they feel stuck? Maybe that state or local economy doesn't provide jobs and adequate opportunities for small businesses like mine. Maybe their aging in-laws are burdening them to the point of a nervous breakdown.

2014 54

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In April 2014, I was among the Equity Refugees, migrating from the New York Metro area to Tucson, AZ. It could be possible to return to those days of boom times of economic growth when I funneled  king's ransom into a brokerage account. They even have a label: equity refugees. They are the New Aging who are determined not to outlive their money.

2018 40

Over-60, Maybe Still Working - But Can't Afford NY Metro or CA Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, a studio apartment in Tucson, Arizona can be found and rented via an internet transaction for about $400. We all tend to wonder the same thing: Why did we stay stuck in locations which no longer provided us the economic opportunities they once had but where the cost of living kept rising.  In The Atlantic , Alan Semuels presents the plight of the aging who are experiencing downward mobility. Many are near-poor.

2018 40

Searching for Buddha in Trumpville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On November 8th, many opted for a fresh economic start by voting for Donald Trump. Not the way my former hometown - Tucson, Arizona - had been. Austintown, Ohio is rural. So many long-time residents have stories about how things used to be when the coal and steel industries were booming. That was then. Obviously, my new hometown isn't promising as a center for eastern philosophies. Out there in the still wild west just about every street corner had an exotic spiritual center.