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Government Websites – Bake a Pie or Buy a Jet Engine

Although the United States government is a body of laws and restrictions, it also offers many little-known opportunities for its citizens. The federal government, as the largest employer in the United States (state governments are second), is also a treasure trove of information and assets, much of which is low-cost or free for the asking….

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Rice in All Its Delight – Part 5

Baghali Sheveed Polow – rice with fava beans and dill (serves 3-4) Baghal means broad beans in Persian and sheveed means dill leaves. I usually add chopped chicken or lamb pieces to this delicious dish. Ingredients: 1. 4 cups of long grain white rice. 2. 200 grams of butter. 3. Fresh lima beans cut in…

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The 5 tolls of the sale – Part 1

“You have no idea,” Alan told his partner, Tracy, as they walked out of the meeting. Alan had gone to his presentation to his vice president, Amir thought he was in the bag. What in his mind should have been a slam dunk turned out to be 30 minutes of probing questions, discussion of assumptions,…

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Credit Help for Real Estate Financing: Credit Scores

When you buy real estate, lenders run all the reports from the “big three” credit bureaus. Each credit reporting agency lists your credit history as provided by individual lenders and includes government records. Each report assigns you a credit score number. Credit scores reflect your theoretical default risk to lending institutions. Software developed by Fair…

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Colombia – Critical Social Problems Part 1

move to Colombia? If you watch commercials on any of the local TV stations, listen to sports on the radio, watch the Travel & Living channel ads on cable TV, you can easily prepare to move to Colombia despite its well-deserved reputation for violence, kidnapping and drugs. trafficking This is not to mention the ongoing…