November 12, 2008
Military Money Might has finally moved onto its own server! The blog is no longer hosted on WordPress. Now, the only place you will be able to find future blog postings will by at MilitaryMoneyMight.com.
You do not need to do anything except update your Favorites in your internet web browser like “Internet Explorer” or “Fire Fox”. You should continue to receive the blogs feeds either through your RSS Reader or over e-mail like normal. Please contact me if you do not receive new blog postings this week.
Please update your links with our new website address: http://militarymoneymight.com
Moving off of the WordPress servers should be a huge improvement to the blog. Now, all readers should be able to view the blog even on US Government computers! There is also no limit to the types of files that will be available for you to download on MilitaryMoneyMight.com. I will start uploading Excel spreadsheets, mortgage calculators, etc. very soon now that the new website is not restricted.
Thank you for all the support that you have given me over these past three months. I’ve really enjoyed every minute of it. I’m committed to growing the blog and helping members of the military, their families, federal government civilians, and anyone else who wants to learn about personal finance.
I am always looking for blog post ideas to write. So, if you have a question or a suggestion, please e-mail me through the blog’s contact page. I would love to hear from you. Thanks again….
November 7, 2008
I made the mistake of filling out a questionnaire form on the internet giving a real estate agency my name and phone number. I had Googled real estate in the city my wife and I are moving to this winter, and a lot of great websites came up. Of course, it was hard to get a lot of details about the homes without leaving my name and contact information. So, this realtor from one of the websites called me out of the blue a few months ago. And, before I knew it, she had stared e-mailing me MLS listings in our price range.
Meanwhile, my wife’s friend gave us the name of a real estate agent that she used and recommended. This lady is highly recommended and seems really interested in our needs and wants in a new house. Already, I can tell that this friend of a friend is a more professional realtor than the internet one. There are a few jobs and services that just should not be blindly picked from the Yellow Pages or the internet (doctor, tattoo artist, etc.).
But, now my question is how to let the other real estate agent down easy? I guess that I’m too nice. I feel badly that I have kind of led this realtor on for the past few months. We have not signed an exclusive agreement with one of them yet, but that is coming. A friend of mine recently told me to just tell her that it was a business decision and nothing personal. I know he’s right, but I haven’t figured out how to word it yet. I just have to get over it and make the phone call.
Does anyone have any other tips or suggestions for me to make this easier?
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