Featured Articles From the Newsletter This Week

The Closing Word: Assiduous

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week ...

Resolving Your Privacy Paradox

Here’s the privacy paradox in a nutshell: You know you should take ...

Great Read Roundup: Mindful Business Moves

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in ...

Other Recent Articles from Previous Issues

Manage Spending with My Weekly Budget

One of the biggest challenges facing first-time home buyers is saving up for a down payment. Saving for a down payment can be hard work, but the first step is gaining some visibility into where the money goes. My Weekly Budget is a simple app designed to help people set spending targets and track where their [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Engage with Empathy

(Image credit: Interaction Design) If we have a hope of getting along in a crowded and conflicted world, we’re going to have to learn to live with our differences. Unfortunately, we face a media culture which thrives on provoking outrage. Outrage is, at its most base level, very good for elevating the sort of stats which [...]

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The Closing Word: Minatory

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: minatory Pronounced: (MINN-uh-tor-ee) Adjective: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments Vocabulary.com: ”Minatory derives from the Latin menatorius, “menace,” and has nothing [...]

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Who’s Your Dongle Daddy?

Maybe you’re not the most tech savvy person in the world. Perhaps you’re not clear on how you can connect your iPad to your HDTV. Maybe you have an Uncle Ed who needs your help hooking up his ancient iPod to his brand new MacBook Pro. It can be one of life’s little tech headaches [...]

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DIY Renovation, Converting Prospects, & Proving Your Talent

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career DIY vs. Professional Renovation: What to Tackle Yourself and What to Leave to the Pros (5 minute read) [...]

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Negotiating Repairs After Inspection

The home inspection is a tense time for both buyers and sellers. If issues come up, the pathway to closing becomes a little more twisted. If you’ve come up against inspection issues which require repairs, here are some thoughts from an excellent short piece published on Zillow. The piece takes a look at: 1. Asking for [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Getting Along

The quote which kicks off today’s newsletter is from a speech Mr. Gardner gave to McKinsey & Company in Phoenix, Arizona in 1990, called “Personal Renewal.” It’s an extraordinary speech, and I encourage you to read it when you have some time to relax and reflect. It is tempting at times to think people’s behavior [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Why We Worry

Nothing robs us of today’s real joys like the worries over tomorrow’s disasters. In our attempts to predict the future, we short change ourselves of the moment we’re living. While there is a place for common sense preparation in our lives — i.e. preparing an earthquake kit, keeping an eye out for leaks, changing the [...]

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Tune Up Your Networking with the “Tell Me” Tip

Great networkers are great listeners. They don’t interrupt. They listen with their eyes as well as their body. They’re present for you and they’re interested. What’s more, the way they interact inspires trust, and trust is the foundation of solid, life-long business relationships. Ironically, one of the biggest conversation killers out there is the non-starter [...]

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Decluttering, Minding Social Media, & Renovation Mistakes

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. Declutter Your Way to a More Organized, Intentional Home (5 minute read) Why it matters: Your home sellers can [...]

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