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. emails coupons for even more off the discounted price. 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. I gleefully endure long lines to get into the dressing room and to then check out. On those lines other shoppers and I gush about the deals.

Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Prices - Overdue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's news (LOL) that Saudi Arabia cut its oil price. Here in Tucson, Arizona, at Fry's, E. 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. If I had waited until next week to get gas, I have a hunch it would be even less expensive. Current Affairs Personal Musings Travel

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Landlord Nation - Rent for Studio Apartment in Vista Montana Complex, Tucson, AZ Starts at $560

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most painful aspect of that is escalating pricing for rentals, even for apartments not in major metro areas. Take the Vista Montana complex of about 100 units in Tucson, Arizona. As more rent instead of buy, it's increasingly Landlord Nation. The location is noisy, with lots of traffic to the Fry's supermarket and gas station. Behind the liquor store nearby the homeless often sleep by the dumpster. Overhead, helicopters churn night and day searching for the bad guys.

Macy's, Your Pricing Is Too High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and JCPenney stand almost side-by-side. I have never been in that store, at least not since I moved to Tucson in 2014. That's because its prices are higher than that of Penney and other shops in the mall. His selling platform was fair pricing. In the fitting rooms and checkout lines in Penney, shoppers wait patiently for service. For the steep discounts, a few minutes inconvenience is a small tradeoff.

2016 43

Gas Prices: So, How Can Everyman Plan?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the Energy Information Administration, the price of gasoline is on the way back up. Roger Road, Tucson, Arizona, within a week the price shot up from about $1.71 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? The habit of Radical Frugality, developed during The Great Recession, could continue.

2015 47

Fred Price - The Measure of a Man

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The church at Northminister Presbyterian , Tucson, Arizona, was full. With respect for the family of the late Fred Price, friends had arrived early. But once they entered the Price household, Fred had the gift, on a one-to-one basis, to make them feel special.    For a year, a newcomer to Tucson, I had been walking my dog LOV near their house. Fred Price lived his life for family and friends.

World Market, Tucson Mall - ID Demanded For Credit-Card Use In Vintage Americana

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Tucson Mall in Arizona is one of those vestiges of Norman Rockwell times. Prices are affordable. In addition, I asked an employee to help select for me a wine in a certain price range. The price he quoted was several dollars less than what was scanned from the barcode. Well, Richard, I invite you to review your store policies and the knowledge employees have about prices. Everyone is friendly.

2015 52

Pat and Fred Price - Transcending Alzheimer's Disease

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's how Pat Price described her husband Fred's last moments. Until then, Pat and Fred Price made it their business to transcend how the progressive disease can rob humans of everything. They placed their trust in Jesus and headed to Tucson, Arizona with their three young children, Pam, Nick, and Perry. And his sustained zest for life is embedded in the memory bank of all who have known the Prices. "There was a look of wonderment on his face.

2016 43

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.  and the price of apartment rentals. 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. Yesterday, after the driver in back of me honked, once we stopped at a light I struggled for control.

2016 43

Your House/Condo/Mobile Home In Tucson, AZ Will Likely Sell This Spring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Tucson, Arizona, the temperature on Thanksgiving Day will be about 80 degrees. He has lowered the price four times. Next spring, price it at a premium. Not that we haven't had a few nippy days now and then since late October. Two days in a row I had to turn on the heat for several hours. But, in general, the snowbirds who are arriving back here have no complaints. And, of course, there has been no snow. Nor, is any expected.

2014 47

"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. A best-selling book remains the price of entry to the big time. 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.

2015 52

Brand Bundling - Sleepy Hollow Outlet, Boardman, OH Does Low Prices/Extreme Customer Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My four-footer son, LOV, and I had been traveling for five days from Tucson, Arizona, to Austintown, OH. Because of the Brand Bundling of low pricing/Wow customer service, my quest also ended at Sleepy Hollow. The price was peanuts. Sleepy Hollow Outlet.    That brandname, on the left side of Market Street in Boardman, Ohio, caught my eye. I pulled into the front of the mattress discount store.

2016 43

My Dentist in Mexico - No one pays full price any more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The game is about not paying full price. we compared prices we had just paid at the various dental clinics. It was clear that to get the price for dental procedures in Mexico I would have to continue to shop around. That meant three more three-hour round-trips from Tucson, Arizona to Mexico. On the drive back from Mexico yesterday, my fellow dental tourists and I compared pricing for hair cuts in Tucson versus Oro Valley, AZ.

2016 43

Ecuador's Earthquake - Sobering reality for Americans considering living abroad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nation had a healthcare system we can participate in for a low price. Through a college acquaintance, Tucson, Arizona, came up on the radar. I keyed in "Tucson, Arizona - Apartments for rent." Ironically, during my first few months here on the north side of Tucson, there was an earthquake. A As I observe the suffering in Ecuador, I thank the universe for steering me to Tucson.

2016 43

Kroger - It's Like Facebook In That It Wants You Never To Leave

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There you can get organic/natural food, a huge assortment of discount private-label merchandise, prescriptions filled, and highly competitively-priced gasoline. In addition, once you sign up free for the rewards program, you have access to weekly super specials which are even less expensive than Wal-Mart's pricing. The rewards points from about three weeks of shopping can lower the price of each gallon of gasoline as much as 40-cents.

2015 52

Salem, MA = Big Brandname In Mysticism, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tomorrow there may or may not be surge pricing in Salem, Massachusetts. Now that I have relocated to the Southwest I can pop into myriad centers of the occult throughout Arizona, especially Tucson and Sedona. Healing sessions, such as at Tamara in Tucson are freebies. That price of entry entitles us to at least message. If the witches and wizards want to exploit the fact that Salem is the big brandname in mysticism, they can get away with it.

2015 52

Lane Bryant Sales Rep - No Longer Qualified

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The prices were affordable. One has turned up there in Tucson. It's a three-minute drive from my residential complex, in the Tucson mall. In plus-sizes, Lane Bryant is a respected brand. From the get-go, when I needed quality fashions for work and casual wear I would zip by my local Lane Bryant store. The sales people friendly and helpful. I filed in my career to-do list to someday apply for a part-time job there. That would be fun.

2015 52

The Coronavirus Economy - Will You Have to Retire Early, Relocate?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You may have trouble selling your house, at least not at the price you need or not at all. Sure, Tucson, AZ requires a lot less to live in than Manhattan. But, since the big migration of those from California to AZ because of the high cost of living there, Tucson has become more expensive. International Living is a good introduction to that pricing.  For those aging, relocation has always been a tough decision.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That means: the return of high gas prices.   The RV industry, which had a roaring comeback as gas prices declined, will get hit again. But, when the price of gas keeps climbing higher, those in danger of losing it could probably first go through a list of other options. One deterrent for my plan to relocate from the New York Metro area to the Southwest in 2014 had been the price of gas.

2017 40

Wal-Mart Needs Loyalty Program

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Tucson, Arizona, Kroger's subsidiary is Fry's. Incidentally, the price at the pump is usually a bit lower than other gas stations in the areas. But even any price differential might even out through the loyalty program. There is trouble in the grocery aisle at Wal-Mart, reports BusinessInsider. Competitor Kroger, although more expensive, is siphoning off customers. One reason is that Kroger has a smoothly running loyalty or rewards program.

2015 50

Affordable Kroger: It's Eating Upscale Grocery Stores' Lunch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The genius of Kroger's strategy is this: It provides upscale specialty foods at affordable prices. Yes, zipping into Fry's here in Tucson, Arizona is fun. " For those who know their prices, Kroger can keep the weekly food bill down as much as Wal-Mart's Food SuperCenter. Mostly that happens through offering those via its private labels.

2015 50

Selling Enlightenment - Growing Number of Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are many brands available, at all price points.  Take time to travel to that spa outside Tucson, Arizona. That could be the only thing we can grab hold of - for a price.  The enlightenment game is not new. Way back in the 1950s, we children of immigrants, stuffed into overcrowded Catholic schools, were mandated to pray that the world found peace of mind. Of course, we didn't know what that meant.

2018 43

Paradise Lost - Implications for the New Aging, Bankruptcy Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That surge of legal migration into AZ and NM drove up prices. For example, in 2014, an efficiency apartment in the Vista Montana residential complex in Tucson, Arizona went for $400. Prices fluctuate daily, depending on market conditions.  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

New York Writer: Doesn't seem to matter (much) any more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Tucson, Arizona, to be specific. I have a hunch a newbie couldn't build a strong portfolio fast in Tucson.    In Tucson, my apartment costs half my New Haven, Connecticut one.   With all the work coming in at New York Metro prices and with a lifestyle costing peanuts in the southwest, could I become financially comfortable? Here I am in fly-over country, checking my emails in a motel.

2014 52

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tucson, Arizona, it turned out to be. Over the Internet I found a rental about half the price I was ponying up in New Haven. So, how did Tucson work out? See, the ambiance in Tucson is southern-laid back. 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. I couldn't produce one smackdown for any client.

2015 50

10 Days Left To Halloween & Our Animal Companions Need Something To Wear To Vet's Gala Affair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you pro rate the cost of the costume the price per event will average about five bucks. Already at PetSmart at the Tucson, Arizona Mall I have spent hours and hours in the dog-food aisles explaining to other pet parents the kinds of writing I do. Savvy businesses are piling on the invitations to our animal companions for Halloween parties.

2014 53

The New Aging & Relocation: The Heart Becomes a Lonely Hunter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Then there are those who embraced the mythology of Tucson, Arizona Metro area as Retiree Paradise. The cost of living in Tucson shot up. Among the worst cities for retirees are not only the usual suspects like high-priced San Jose, California and snowy Buffalo, New York. The  Where  to retire used to be a relatively simple decision. 

2019 43

New Aging - Urban Areas to Relocate From

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A new report - The State of the Nation's Housing 2018 - lists the metro areas which the median rent or housing price is more than that. From 1990 through 2016, renting went up 20% faster than inflation and home prices 41%. It was only when I sensed that the rent would again be increased that I selected a destination - Tucson, Arizona - and in April 2014 uprooted myself.  With aging can come lower earnings from work or fixed incomes.

2018 40

Wal-Mart - Will It Go Way Of A&P

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The price points were lower than those in the mom-and-pop stores. Here in Tucson, Arizona, Fry's, a Kroger subsidiary, provides total cool. I have set a tentative date when I no longer will go to Wal-Mart, here in Tucson. Wal-Mart, like A&P, introduced a new concept. Now, both are in trouble. Wal-Mart cut its sales forecast for next year and this year its stock has been down 30%, reports The Wall Street Journal.    A&P filed for bankruptcy.

2015 50

New York City - No, your professional life doesn't gear down when you exit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You could be practicing law in Tucson, Arizona, where a one-bedroom goes for $500, and have access to the same resources, data and human, as do lawyers in Midtown Manhattan. But then landlords began doing surge pricing when leases were renewed. Since April 2014, I have been running my communications boutique out of a $500 a month apartment in Tucson.

HEAT WAVE - The 114 Degrees Stops Human/Animal Activity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

in Tucson, Arizona. I checked the prices of condos and apartments wherever cold was more of a problem than heat.  When I traded off four seasons a year in the Northeast back in April 2014 for the two seasons of Tucson (very hot and not so hot) in order to radically reduce fixed costs, I figured I knew what I was doing. The Weather Channel confirmed it was 114 degrees just before 1 P.M. For blocks and blocks, the city looked like a ghost town.

2016 43

Spiritualism - Don't Confuse with Spirituality, Evangelical Christianity, Alcoholics Anonymous

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They range from Angelica of the Angels in Salem, Massachusetts to Tamara in Tucson, Arizona.  For example, at Angelica of the Angels, here is the price menu :  Walk-in or phone reading - 15 minutes for $30, 20 minutes for $40.  House parties - check for pricing. The ghostly holiday of Halloween has evolved into  the social event in America. It's family-free, theatrical, and encourages excess consumption of no-nos like candy and booze. In the U.S.

2019 40

No Retirees Live Here - The Universal Hustle for Work (even in designated retirement paradises like Arizona)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is the Tucson, Arizona Metro area. After the polar vortex in the Northeast and my rent going up significantly yet again, I headed to Tucson for warm weather and what was then a very low cost of living. The majority had been forced out of California by the high housing prices

2019 40

Staples - Can office-sharing save this brand?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then we small businesspeople got more sophisticated about pricing and Staples dug in its heels about being determined to stay with high margins. Now, on Campbell Avenue, here is Tucson, Arizona, a large Staples stands empty. In cafes throughout Tucson, we hang out with our laptops and smartphones and conduct business. At the end of the 1980s, Staples dominated the small-business office supply category.

2016 43

Housing We Can Afford - Tipping Point

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night at a social gathering in Tucson, Arizona, I  again  ran into expatriots from New York City. Then little by little she realized she could have a studio apartment or even one bedroom in Tucson for half that.  In Tucson, she rents a one bedroom with a pool and fitness center for about $450.  The price was peanuts. This batch was Millennials. A few days ago the expats were Baby Boomers like myself who had left the Northeast Corridor.

2014 40

Seattle - Disruptive Affluence Versus When A Car Is Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Tucson, Arizona, which had been hard hit by the real estate meltdown, some homeless squatted down in an alley in my neighborhood. Last night, after a Tucson recovery meeting anniversary party, there was plenty of food left over. That's a combination of bringing back residential facilities for the chronically mentally ill, creating rock-bottom-priced housing, and providing job-corps-like programs which socialize the unemployed how to get and keep jobs.

Seattle - Disruptive Affluence Versus When A Car Is Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Tucson, Arizona, which had been hard hit by the real estate meltdown, some homeless squatted down in an alley in my neighborhood. Last night, after a Tucson recovery meeting anniversary party, there was plenty of food left over. That's a combination of bringing back residential facilities for the chronically mentally ill, creating rock-bottom-priced housing, and providing job-corps-like programs which socialize the unemployed how to get and keep jobs.

FedEx - New Best Friend Of Small Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, as a rebrand my communications boutique as a West Coast firm, here in Tucson, Arizona, I am clinging to FedEx. Also, its prices were no longer affordable for small business. When I first hung out my shingle at the end of the 1980s in Stamford, Connecticut, I clung to Staples. I had been laid off at Kraft. All of a sudden, I had to figure out the right formula for marketing via snail mail. Staples assisted with the stationary and big mailers for the writing samples.

2015 52

Over-50 in Post-COVID-19 New World Order: The Moving Van Shows Up, Probably Multiple Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I chose Tucson, Arizona. Huebner was the only person I knew in the Tucson metro area. Internet research turned up that I could get back to 4 seasons at an affordable price (and leave the ghost of Huebner behind) in Youngstown, Ohio. Even more affordable than Tucson and Youngstown, with a world-class museum, several top universities within an hour, and people so much like the ones I had to leave in 2014.

2020 40

Cincinnati, OH - Homelessness Against the Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In April 2014, for example, an efficiency apartment in Vista Montana, Tucson, AZ went for $400 a month. Currently it can be at any price point, ranging from $515 to $545. And those near retirement are told that Tucson is Paradise for fixed incomes.  In Cincinnati, Ohio, the local judge ruled the homeless encampments illegal - three times. Essentially that makeshift housing is being defined legally as a public nuisance.

2018 40

"Red Hot Planet" Is How WaPo Describes Summer of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Before I migrated to Tucson, Arizona, from the New York Metro area, in April 2014, of course, I did my due diligence about the climate conditions. No fools, businesses boosted prices for just about everything, ranging from lease renewal to gasoline.  " At the end of August in 2016, as the temperature was rising to what would be a scorcher, the dog and I pulled out of Tucson, heading toward a more moderate climate, with all four seasons.

2018 40

P&G - The Company which Invented Brand Management Has Irrelevant Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, the dollar stores are stocked with other options for less than a third of the price of P&G brandnames. Although that particular dentist charges relative peanuts, I am investigating better pricing among its competitors. On the two-hour commute back to Tucson, Arizona I take in a tourist attraction. P&G has been a non-performer for a while. And, Jennifer Reingold in Fortune explains how it's trying to get its mojo back.

2016 43

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In April 2014, I pulled up my little but pricey life in the New York Metro area and journeyed to Tucson, AZ.  Regarding the latter, yes, Tucson has a winter. Here you can check prices. Before gasoline had a national surge in price per gallon, it was as low-cost as that in AZ. Overall, I am getting a lot more apartment space in OH for the same price I would now be ponying up in AZ. Arizona  was  cheap.

2018 40