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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Important answers to consumers concerns

Top of the day to you out there!  I'm Donna J. Jodhan at the business desk and today I have a lot of very interesting questions to answer.
I thank you all for sending in not just your questions, but also your feedback and comments.  Please keep on sending them to info@sterlingcreations.com.
Time now to open up our e-bag.
 
Important answers to consumers concerns
 
Question from Scott Herrington:  Donna, is Mexico really a good place for retirees?
Answer:  Scott, I am going to let the article below speak for me.  There are two very differing opinions to this question; one that favors Mexico as the perfect retirement paradise and another that believes that Mexico is not really cut out to be what it may seem.  Please read below.
Mexico Real Estate: Right choice for Baby Boomers
Not all Mexico Real Estate can be considered to be a good investment for seniors; you can find many retirement homes and properties that are not well maintained. Besides, homes that require a low down payment may interest you, ... Discover how easy it is to save time and money finding the real estate listing, real estate investment property in Las Vegas, real estate services in Miami, real estate properties listings, real estate investing company and homes for sale on the ...
Real Estate Articles -
http://www.article-content-king
 
Question from Jamie Canning:  Are aging baby boomers taking care of their health?
Answer:  Jamie, according to my reference below, not really.  This article presents a very interesting but disappointing picture and I urge you to give it a read.
Obesity Rates Rise; Medicare Girding for Influx of Portly Baby Boomers
Today's MGT - Macon,GA,USA
The nation's annual obesity rankings show Mississippi is still the most portly state among baby boomers, with some 32.5 percent of its baby boomer residents ...
Read more at:
http://wmgt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1712&Itemid=2
 
Question from Chelsea Ryan:  Donna, can one have a domain in a foreign language?
Answer:  Chelsea, I do not see why not and the reference that I have chosen for you talks about this.  Please give it a read.
IDN Domain Names and Registration Primer :: IDN News
By gurucs
It allows foreign language domains - such as Chinese, Janpanese, Spanish, Hebrew, etc. For example, McDonalds.com translated to Chinese would be ???.com So in foreign countries such as China computer users would simply type in ???.com in ... You first need to have your company's name translated to Chinese (can be either traditional or simplified). We do have Chinese speaking staff if you ever need translation service (ie. translate your English webpage to Chinese). ...
IDN News -
http://www.idnnews.com/ 
 
Question from Bruce Prosky:  Where can I go to learn more about franchising opportunities?
Answer:  Bruce, here you go.  A very good reference for you to check out.  I hope it helps.
WSI and MarketingExperiments Partner Together to Educate World's ...
Franchising.com is an exclusive portal for franchise opportunity seekers & business buyers. Offering up to the minute news, original articles, general information on thousands of franchise, and franchise opportunities to business buyers .... The company has the world's largest Internet Consultants' network and a 150 person strong head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Internet Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small- and medium-sized business realize their ...
Franchise News Wire by Franchising.com -
http://www.franchising.com/ 
 
Question from Kathlene Logan:  I am seeking some info about SMBs.  Any suggestions? 
Answer:  Kathlene, here you go.  Please check out my reference below.
AMI-Partners: India SMBs Are a Huge Untapped Market in the Online ...
By Otilia Otlacan
This data points to key opportunities and messaging hot buttons for vendors and service providers seeking to match their offerings to SMB market requirements. Challenging economic times typically produce a flight to quality. ... AMI- Partners specializes in IT, Internet, telecommunications and business services strategy, venture capital, and actionable market intelligence — with a strong focus on global small and medium businesses (SMBs), and extending into large ...
AdOperationsOnline.com -
http://www.adoperationsonline.com/ 
 
Question from Jenny May:  I recently read something about the British facing growing threats to their cyber security.  Is this true?
Answer:  Jenny, according to the reference below, it seems to be the case.  Please read it.  I hope it helps.
Britain says facing growing cyber security threat
Reuters - USA
By William Maclean LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Britain warned on Thursday of a growing risk to military and business secrets from computer spies and pledged ...
Read more at:
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLO392717
 
Question from Anna Jackobie:  Does one really need to install a network security camera in their home?
Answer:  Anna, I don't think that it will hurt.  I have a great reference for you to check out.  Please read it.
7 Simple Reasons Why You Need A Network Security Camera For Your Home
By computergeek
Works with your existing computer network: If you already have a home network, then the network camera works with your settings, so you don't need to pay more for the proper security infrastructure. ... Prefer not to be tethered to the security control panel or hire a full time security professional to monitor things, then get security alerts which you can view from cell phone, laptop, or PDA device, and provide multiple users access to the various security assets. ...
Free Computers Information -
http://www.freecomputerstips.com/ 
 
Question from Josh Gregson:  What are we as Americans doing to improve elderly health care?
Answer:  Josh, here you go.  An interesting article for you to check out.  I hope it helps.
GatheredTogether.org » Should Christians Participate in Public ...
By seniorSOY
Many Americans are losing their jobs and are without health insurance, the high gas prices, the war in Afghanistan & Iraq, the exponential growth of the federal deficit, devaluation of the dollar, and not to mention the strain on the economy when the nearly 65 million to 100 million "Baby ... Many families are facing the reality that they might have to care for aging parents and "elder care" might become a national issue as it has among the Japanese in recent decades. ...
GatheredTogether.org -
http://gatheredtogether.org/ 
 
Question from Victor Fried:  I wonder; was Michael Jackson a victim of debt stress?
Answer:  Victor, I have the perfect article for you to read.  It's a mind-boggling question and one that is worth thinking about for more than just five minutes.  Please see below.
Did Debt Contribute to Michael Jackson's Death?
U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA
In fact, almost three in ten people with debt-related stress reported severe anxiety and almost one in four experience severe depression, compared to just ...
Read more at:
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/alpha-consumer/2009/06/29/did-debt-contribute-to-michael-jacksons-death-.html
 
Question from Lee Tong:  Donna, do you think that anxiety is all in one's head?
Answer:  Lee, I really do not think so.  I have found a really great reference for you to check out.  Please see below.
Anxiety: Is it All in Your Head? | Symptoms Of General Anxiety
By admin
We know that extreme or long-lasting stress can cause imbalances in the neurotransmitters which control mood and behavior; in addition, certain structures in the brain tend to show abnormalities in people with anxiety disorders. Since anxiety and depression appear to run in families, it is understood that there is also a genetic factor. * Treating and Preventing Anxiety Disorder. The good news is that, with greater understanding of the causes of anxiety disorders, ...
Symptoms Of General Anxiety -
http://www.symptomsofgeneralanxiety.com/ 
 

I am out of time for this week but before I leave you, here is my tiny tip.  More and more cyber pirates and identity thieves are coming out of the woodwork as our economy continues to struggle.  Keep safe; your credit card, social security card, bank card, and anything with your address and date of birth on it.
 
At the business desk, I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week ahead.

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