16 May, 2019

Do you consider man-made diamonds to be real diamonds?

2019-06-06T10:41:43-07:00May 16th, 2019|Diamonds|

The latest news is that De Beers is now venturing into the lab-grown diamond industry. For argument sake, if you have a powerful brand worth $100 million and then you add imitations to your brand, which basically have less resale value, you've managed [...]

1 Mar, 2019

Not Taking No for an Answer

2019-03-14T06:44:10-07:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

It’s just par for the course these days, isn’t it? I just spent way too much time on the phone with an airlines agent who told me no, when I tried to upgrade our coach tickets to first class.  “You can only upgrade [...]

1 Feb, 2019

Best places to hide valuables

2019-02-06T08:22:20-08:00February 1st, 2019|Protecting Valuables|

Hollowed out books. An old vacuum cleaner, old printer, children’s toys — tell family members so these things don’t get tossed out. Inside a stair tread. Put cash or valuables in a water-tight container such as a medicine bottle and hide it [...]

18 Jan, 2019

Secrets burglars won’t tell you

2019-02-06T08:22:54-08:00January 18th, 2019|Protecting Valuables|

I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new frig. I used your bathroom when working in your yard and unlatched the back window. My favorite time of day for a burglary is when the [...]

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