PERSONAL FINANCE

Financial Well-Being of Individuals

Logitech M570 Trackball Warning

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This product is a computer trackball to be used instead of a mouse.

Overall this product is quite good.

It is also a best seller in its category.

But there is a big problem.

Logitech is using inferior micro-switches in the trackball.

These micro-switches wear out very quickly.

The click-buttons stop working correctly; clicks become double clicks or no clicks, holding down the buttons no longer works.

The trackball is now ready for the garbage.

Using high quality micro-switches would only cost a few pennies.

So, why does Logitech use cheap short-lasting micro-switches?

For repeat sales.

Built in replacement sales.

So, instead of charging you $.50 for the better micro-switches, they get you to buy a new trackball every few years for $30 or more.

Pretty good marketing plan.

Legal but definitely evil.

Once again, government did not protect the public.

There are better trackballs on the market for about the same price.

Suggest people buy them instead of Logitech products.

Final note:  the micro-switches can be replaced but it takes some time and effort including soddering.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

Written by solutions777

May 2, 2017 at 12:36 am

Health Care Costs Gobbling Up Your Money

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Health care costs are sky-rocketing:  health insurance premiums, the co-pays and the deductibles.

Taking bigger and bigger chunks of your income.

More and more insured people now report difficulty affording health care.

Costs will continue to rise, and very likely faster than your own income.

In this situation, you are facing two possible outcomes:

—  pay your health care costs to stay healthy but spend less on things such as clothing, restaurants, entertainment, vacations, household goods, etc.

—  cut back on health care — skipping that needed test, doctor’s appointment or prescription medication — which results in poor health.

Which will be your choice?

There is another alternative.

Take responsibility for your finances.

But not for you.

You are too lazy, and too ignorant.

Too proud with a big ego to ask for help.

Sad.

Real Sad.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

Written by solutions777

April 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm

American Dream Is Fading

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As the sun sets in the west, the American Dream is dying.

Three signs:

—  children are doing worse than their parents, not better

—  income and upward mobility are stagnant

—  home ownership is at the lowest level since 1965

There are other signs as well.

Government is a major cause; especially politicians.

People have no one to  blame but themselves:

—  doing nothing about it; just sitting around waiting to live in a third world country.

—  playing the blame game

—  thinking business and the  rich are the cause

—  following any fool that attempts to lead

—  wanting someone else to do something

The list goes on and on.

Want a better life for your family?

Do something!

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

Written by solutions777

March 6, 2017 at 6:39 pm

The Never-Ending Increase in Prices

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They call it inflation.

Farce.

The ruling elite(politicians) cause the ever increasing costs of living.

The structure of the economy and society are the forces fueling rising prices.

Both can be changed for stable prices; even falling prices.

Simple solution.

Citizens need to fight for intelligent and fair for ALL government.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

Written by solutions777

February 1, 2017 at 12:24 am

Continued Decline of the Middle Class

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A core issue in the U.S. now is the decline of the middle and lower-middle classes’ purchasing power; the ability to buy.

According to some estimates, only 10% of American households make up the middle class—the 10% just below the richest 10%. The bottom 80% lacks the attributes of a middle-class lifestyle that was once affordable on a much more modest income.

And there’s very little you can do about the shrinking middle class in the short term… And by short term, we mean from now until you die.

The government is forcing up prices.

Government causes businesses to incur more and greater costs.

Business passes the additional costs to the customer.

Wages are falling.

Raising the minimum wage makes it worse.

The United States is on the road to third world status.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

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Written by solutions777

January 21, 2017 at 3:41 am

Public Utility Commissions

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Public Utility Commissions are supposed regulate utilities.

Most utilities are a monopoly.

Without rate regulation, utilities could and would gouge their customers.

Rate setting is a key issue for utility customers.

The Public Utility Commissions are supposed to set rates so that

—  consumer pay a reasonable rate

—  utilities receive a fair rate of return on their investment

Reality:  just another vortex of incompetence and corruption.

Public utility commissions exist to  guarantee utility company profits.

The more utilities invest, the higher the rates; whether the investment is beneficial or not.

There are no cost controls on the utilities.

With cost controls, utility rates would be lower.

Utilities waste billions of dollars each year; which customers pay for through higher rates.

This should not be a surprise; as public utility commissions are quasi-government organizations.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

DEFINITION — Special Interest Groups

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special interest group — an association of individuals or organizations that attempt to influence public policies to benefit themselves or their causes. Their goal is exclusive benefits for one segment of society at the expensive of the rest of society(legally steal from everybody else). They attempt to achieve their goals by selling their votes to politicians and bring pressure on the rest of society by whining and crying.

A gang of evil spoiled brats out to legally steal from the rest of society through the political process.

People without morals, ethics or honor and without corrupt politicians would be in prison.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

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Written by solutions777

November 28, 2016 at 11:14 pm