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2017 

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Anyone who knows me knows that I listen to business books while in my car. In an effort to make myself more productive, I began doing this several years ago. I am in my car so much and was wasting so much of my time.Of all the books I have listen to or read, one piece of advice in a book written ...
02/10/2017
This will be the last of three blogs. In this blog we are going to discuss the other retirement option, the reverse mortgage. As I mentioned before, my Mom and Dad owned the house above. They sold the home after the last of us (5 kids) moved out of the home in 1992.While we kids did (and my Broth...
02/07/2017
The year is 2023 and the house featured in this blog is now paid off and worth $508,901.00. Assuming the owner is 65 and facing retirement, they have some choices to make.First, they can downsize. Most couples at retirement age are only the couples as the kids then to have moved on and begun or a...
02/07/2017
The United States Government wants you to buy a home. The reason is simple, home owners end up being wealthier, making retirement easier. While this may be hard for some to believe, it is 100% accurate, even after the "great recession" renting is throwing money away.The idea is to buy and hold, n...
02/06/2017
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I am a big believer in tipping. I love the idea, tip for a job well done. I tip most people I believe are working low paying jobs. I generally tip doormen, taxi drivers, bartenders, waiters, casino dealers, bellmen, maids, my landscaper, cleaning lady, everyone that helps make my life easier. I e...
02/06/2017
The years was 1967 and Walt Disney was working on what would be his final ride at Disneyland before his death. As the work continued throughout the ride, it soon became clear that plastics would not work for skeletal remains on the Pirates of Caribbean ride.After several attempts witch different ...
02/03/2017
During the great depression, a young man milked cows and delivered magazines to help his family make ends meet. Each day he would get up early, milk the cows and then drive across town, delivering the milk and then picking up a load of magazines to be delivered.Later in his life, he would attend ...
02/02/2017
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Just after World War I, a Chicago newspaper published several articles claiming Henry Ford to be an Ignorant Pacifist. Ford had not been supportive of the War and it was well known he had only a sixth grade education.Ford sued the paper for liable and during the trial the papers attorney set to d...
02/01/2017
On most electrical panels there is a main breaker. The main breaker does as the name implies, it is a main disconnect for the entire panel board. Today, this breaker is typically 200 amps or more and is normally located at the top of the electrical panel or on the bottom.A home electrical panel i...
02/01/2017
In 1965 a student at Yale wrote a paper on the idea of package delivery by air, enabling the company to make deliveries overnight. Such an idea had never been thought of before and 6 years later that student would invest his personal fortune into seeing it to reality.Frederick Smith raised an add...
01/31/2017
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