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s finger pointing continues in Washington, London, Paris, Moscow and Bejing, in Silver City, well, finger pointing has never resolved much. It’s a small rural town, but unfortunately, still shares in the woes faced by the nation. The Big Eight will have to save the world, but the question here and now is how do Silver Citians get back to where they were before all this started? Whether your retirement benefits took a plunge in the market or you lost your job in a cutback, it hurts and most people have a difficult time talking about it. The fact is, however, resolution requires a conversation. You can start with your immediate family, but there are very few people in any community who understand the tax laws, which are currently changing on a daily basis, the stock market, which requires a totally different approach than it did a year ago, and what practices can help a small business survive the bad times. Silver City Life can’t provide all the answers, but it can further the conversation. This article highlights some of the stimulus factors that might have an affect on your finances, provides some basic tips from a prominent local banker, as well as from a local business couple who have boldly expanded their company in the middle of this major economic downturn, and it offers some thoughts on green building, which might save you money in the long run. The article should at least open your eyes to the fact that there are local people who are committed to helping individuals make smart decisions. The conversation is already taking place and each one of you should be participating.

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Silver City Life Summer/Fall 2009  

Featuring the best of what Silver City New Mexico has to offer in the way of unique people, businesses and lifestyles. Includes the Silver C...

Silver City Life Summer/Fall 2009  

Featuring the best of what Silver City New Mexico has to offer in the way of unique people, businesses and lifestyles. Includes the Silver C...

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