I’m finalizing my taxes for 2009 in advance of the October 15th deadline using H&R TaxCut Online and I need to schedule my payment for a couple of days from now. It asks when I want the funds to come out for taxes however the message from the site is “You can only schedule for the current business day”… Why have a schedule a payment box with date fields if you can’t use them? Spent like 15 minutes last night trying to do this before I figured out it wasn’t a browser or computer issue… #FAIL http://amplify.com/u/cayk...

Google Property Sites Presentation inside of XCamp this morning: http://exprealty.com/live-stream/ Discussing how to use as an Organizational Wiki, and for Single Property Websites with our in house Template. Watch Live or request a Guest Pass to attend. http://amplify.com/u/cat4

Foreclosure moratorium – an unexpected shoe to drop

In the late 80’s after the stock market crash in 1987 I had read the book, “The Great Depression of 1990”.  It outlined how worldwide every 70 years or so there is typically an economic depression.  Obviously the 90’s and even the early 2000’s there were limited negative growth quarters and other then a minor crash and Sept 11th, 2001 slowing down the economy the obvious signs of a significant recession didn’t start to show up until 2007. However by late 2008 we all know what was taking place in the economy.  The mortgage meltdown, credit default swaps etc all took place inside of a perfect storm.  With a Trillion dollars + and more considering the Feds liquidity activities, cash for clunkers and two rounds of first time...

My First Amplify Post

A few weeks ago I noticed someone on Facebook (maybe @MikeMueller not sure) so I checked it out and signed up.  Over the last few weeks I’ve been made a source on  Amplify  by a lot of the Social Media elite…  However I haven’t posted yet to Amplify.  I did make it in today and linked up my personal  WordPress Blog, Facebook, and  Twitter which other then ActiveRain pretty much covers 95% of my social media activities…  I haven’t been posting a lot to ActiveRain lately, however it definitely has its place.  Maybe there is a way to syndicate over to AR as well.  If so Amplify might work as a centralized blogging platform.  So this is a little bit of a shot over the bow of yet another Social Media platform to start to...

How the Social Web and Text Messaging is Displacing the Telephone

For the last 15 years we have seen the web and it has essentially killed print media.  T.V. as we know it is being displaced at a slower rate however one place we may have overlooked the impact is how the Web or the Internet in general has displaced the phone. I think the first major shot over the bow for me was when I went in to get my youngest daughter a new phone.  She landed on the Droid X.  (I know – I’m turning her into a bit of a techie).  We looked at the shared usage across three different phones.  We were on a 2100 minute plan and the amount of time used between three phone for the prior month…  107 minutes.  Turns out Verizon doesn’t have a 200 minute shared minute plan.  The lowest was 700 however it won’t be long...