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It is always important to do research before making a decision. Many people rush into making life choices without looking at all the facts.  Often they decide by their feelings and emotions.  That is what every good sales person counts on. For example, when choosing a car people tend to think about how fabulous they may look in the vehicle.  The mileage per gallon or liter may not be foremost in their thoughts.  With the price of petrol today it is absolutely essential to check the statistics to see how the car will perform.  Until the 1970’s when there was a shortage of fuel, it just didn’t matter.  The prices were quite low and affordable.  However, the 1970’s brought a resurgence of fuel economy vehicles.  It even revived the Volkswagen company. Obviously, this is also true when buying a home.  The really important factors include taxes, cost of utilities and maintenance.  If a home isn’t properly insulated the home heating and cooling can be extremely high.  Of course, years ago Europe started with solar.  They were ahead of the United States.  Even countries such as Ireland who does not have sun on a daily basis has solar panels in many homes.  As the sun penetrates through the clouds it is still quite effective.  Doing research for dieting is essential.  Easting to your blood type will automatically help with weight control.  Of course the usual eat right and exercise always applies.  When people do not do research they end up with all types of problems.  If it is a vehicle, it could so costly that without realizing it could be repossessed because you couldn’t make the payments due to unaffordable fuel and even taxes for registration, sales tax, and other fees.  This is also true about a home purchase.  If you buy because you think it is the ideal and the perfect home without verifying taxes and utilities you may lose it before you even have time to enjoy it.  Most people do not take into account extra money for repairs and maintenance when buying a home.  It is a key factor. Do you do research before making an important decision? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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