Post image for Should I become a landlord or seller?

As a former successful landlord, it was my first choice, but the wrong one! Am I giving away my entire thesis in the first line? If you think so, you may be wrong. I addressed this question about seventeen (17) years ago and remained a landlord for another year. Although this is a personal decision, you should consider certain factors before you chose one or the other. Read More…

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Post image for The New Crisis Is Water!

Water was taken for granted in the United States for years! It was only a problem in third world countries. This has been the hottest summer on record in California. It is adding to an already difficult drought condition that will not go away anytime soon. If you live in the Midwest or East coast, you probably experienced flood conditions. This weather/climate change will affect the cost of food very soon! Read More…

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Post image for How to Manage Your Money

Money, like emotions, is something you must control to keep your life on the right track.” (Natasha Munson) Money management is the process of budgeting, saving, investing, spending or otherwise in overseeing the cash usage of an individual or group. How you manage your money is crucial to building wealth! Managing your money better just requires some information. Read More…

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Post image for What I Gave Up for Financial Independence

Financial independence was a goal I achieved about twenty-nine (29) years ago. It was part of a ten (10) year plan, I accomplished in about eight (8) years. It was a goal with a plan! It required a level of commitment, discipline and determination day in and day out. Although I used savings and investing to achieve this goal, it was my choices that helped me achieve my success.  Read More…

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Post image for My 2014 New Year’s Resolutions – Nine Months Update

It is time to update my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions! Many people believe that making resolutions public will hold you more accountable. I do not believe that because I always hold myself accountable for my actions. This year, I made my resolutions more persona and more important to me.  Now it is time to show my progress and see how I am doing. What are you doing about your New Year’s Resolutions? Read More…

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All Talk, No Action

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All talk, no action! You know these people; they make promises or talk a lot and never accomplish anything. It sounds like the guy who says, let’s get together for lunch, but never calls you. Some may think of this person as a people pleaser until they realize it is all talk. They love the positive reaction until you realize it is only intentions. You can do do something about it. The cure is simple! Read More…

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Post image for Fear is a Four Letter Word

Fear is a series of reactions in the brain triggered by a stressful stimulus and ending with such physical reactions as tense muscles, rapid heartbeat and rushed breathing. Fear is kills dreams, ambitions, happiness, love, and success. Fear of failure or success is real! Too often, you see opportunities, but you are unwilling to pursue them because of fear. Fear holds you back!  Read More…

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Post image for Achieving Retirement Goals

How are you doing with your retirement savings? The most important first step is to start making contributions to your retirement savings as early as possible. Using a retirement calculator, if you contribute as little as two hundred ($200) dollars a month at twenty-two years old, you will have one million four hundred thirty ($1,430,000) dollars at sixty-five (65) years old using a growth investment style.

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Post image for How to Take Control of your Life

Control is subjective! Control is the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events. Taking control of your life is much more personal and involves the financial, personal, social, physical fitness, work and personal relationships and career portions of your life. Are you one of those people who just complains about things rather than doing something about it?

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Post image for Determination Beats Everything Else!

Determination beats everything! Determination is a personal quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult. In other words, determination is simply not giving up! “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” (Vince Lombardi) Read More…

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