FAMILY, FAITH, FRIENDS, AND LOVE – WELCOME 2023!

Disclaimer: Good Day, Readers.  WealthBuildingPowers blog is a financial literacy/competency blog and does not provide specific investment recommendations.  

 

WHEN DID YOU STOP BELIEVING IN SANTA?

Even as a child, I was not a trusting person. I struggled with the concept of a fat, old white man dressed in a red suit coming down our undoubtedly dirty chimney with a YUGEEEE bag of presents! It did not help the Santa Myth when I found our gifts hidden in Dad’s closet behind a wall of boring stuff. I was forced to incorporate this into the myth!

REVISED MYTH #2: Fat, old white guy (sorry, but in the movies, all Santas were fat, happy old white guys) holds his breath and squeezes through the chimney. I still struggled with that chimney thing. What if someone lit a fire? Chest NUTS roasting IN an open fire! Sorry back to the myth.

Thankfully Santa is wearing red, not a white suit, or his suit would be horrendously filthy. With a mighty {YUGEEEE} inhale to suck in Mrs. Claus’s well-prepared meals, he sticks the fireplace, landing like a fat gold medalist – TEN!. Santa quietly {as my cat Jazzy, who still frightens me some days} sneaks into our den. He knows exactly where Dad hid our presents. Very neatly {sort of a feminine touch, I thought} arranges our gifts on the sofa. Yep – our Santa did not believe in under the tree. The floor is dirty, people!

Finally, a giant Sears vacuum {In this era, Sears sold everything, like Amazon} sucks him up to the roof. Where Rudolph and her buddies are frantically trying not to fall off the slanted roof. {This might have been the start of my career in safety. Where was the fall protection gear?} Then, with a mighty but somehow quiet shout: HO HO HO, MERRY CHRISTMAS, off, they fly to repeat this magical process all over the world.

MYTH REVISION #3: How is this senior citizen, {older than Joe Biden}, delivering goodies and LOTS and LOTS of COAL ALL OVER THE WORLD IN ONE NIGHT? Ah – by using Klingon cloning technology, Santa has thousands of clones. All happy, old, white men, who my rude doctor would call the nasty “O” word- obese!

THE END OF MY MYTH!

I was disappointed when I finally had to admit it was all a lie. By the way, I  learned through the grapevine you get more presents by NOT letting your parents know you no longer believe!   

While my childhood myths were busted, I still believe in my parent’s values!

MOM TAUGHT ME TO BELIEVE IN FAMILY, FAITH, FRIENDS, AND LOVE!

Mom, sometimes known as Mrs. Claus, was a YUGEEEEE believer in Family, Faith, Friends, and Love. She demonstrated those priorities every day of her life. I am still trying to live up to her values.

I miss my parents and a long list of those I love. I was indeed blessed by their love and mentorship.  

OUR STRUGGLES ARE CHALLENGING, NOT INSURMOUNTABLE 

We have survived a pandemic! Yes, we are in a global recession, and I believe it will worsen. But it too shall end. The Federal Reserve is doing its best to orchestrate a “soft” landing.”  Time for that 2nd F – FAITH!  

ONE LESSON BEARS REPEATING 

Spending less than you earn will lead to YOUR financial freedom. I guarantee it!

I and Theo wish you all Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS.  

2023 Priorities – FAMILY, FAITH, FRIENDS, AND LOVE!

LET’S MAKE SOME MONEY

WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU WANT TO READ NEXT? WHAT QUESTIONS CAN I ANSWER? UNTIL NEXT TIME!

YOUR GREATNESS IS NOT WHAT YOU HAVE; IT’S WHAT YOU GIVE! – SOME CHARITIES I SUPPORT

St Jude Hospital:  https://www.stjude.org/

Wounded Warrior Project:  https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Folds of Honor:  https://foldsofhonor.org

Wilson’s No-Kill Animal Shelter:  https://wcnkas.org

TRUST ME – YOU WILL LIKE THE BELOW BLOGS! 

 

NEW SERIES – CRITICAL THINKING 

 

USING CRITICAL THINKING IN PURSUIT OF POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION – CRITICAL THINKING SERIES – PART 2

TEENAGERS’ – SIX-FIGURE, LOW-ROI COLLEGE LOANS – CAN HAVE LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES! CRITICAL THINKING SERIES PART 3: WHAT ARE THE UNIVERSAL STANDARDS OF THINKING?

https://wealthbuildingpowers.com/2022/09/12/teenagers-six-figure-low-roi-college-loans-can-have-lifetime-consequences-critical-thinking-series-part-3-what-are-the-universal-standards-of-thinking/

CRITICAL THINKING SERIES PART 4: – A SELF ASSESSMENT OF YOUR LEVEL OF THINKING AND LEARNING

THINKING IS DRIVEN BY QUESTIONS, NOT ANSWERS – PART 5 CRITICAL THINKING SERIES: WHAT QUESTIONS DO THE BEST CRITICAL THINKERS ASK?

WHAT {DO YOU, AS A} CRITICAL THINKER, DO TO LEARN? – PART 6A – CRITICAL THINKING SERIES

WHAT DO YOU AS A CRITICAL THINKER DO TO LEARN – PART 6B – CRITICAL THINKING SERIES

The Oracle of Omaha’s Investment Strategy Explained

Bill Gates Says This Is the Most Important Thing He’s Learned from Warren Buffett.  (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do with Money) Two billionaires are linked by one common denominator.

WARREN BUFFETT’S NET WORTH IS DRIVEN BY THESE IRONCLAD TEN RULES


Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else http://flip.it/_AzPx9

 

WARREN BUFFETT UTILIZED COMPOUND INTEREST TO BECOME THE 3RD RICHEST MAN ON THE PLANET!

WARREN BUFFETT UTILIZED COMPOUND INTEREST TO BECOME THE 3RD RICHEST MAN ON THE PLANET!

 

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BECOME WEALTHY – READ “THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR”

 

 

THE ONE BOOK YOU SHOULD READ…….

 

  

 

COMPOUND INTEREST IS THE EASIEST WAY TO DOUBLE OR TRIPLE YOUR MONEY

COMPOUND INTEREST IS THE EASIEST WAY TO DOUBLE OR TRIPLE YOUR MONEY

 

INVESTING IN STOCKS IS COLOR BLIND – WHAT IS STOPPING YOU?

INVESTING IN STOCKS IS COLOR BLIND – WHAT IS STOPPING YOU?

FINANCIAL LITERACY IS JUST NOT THAT COMPLICATED – TRUST ME!

https://wealthbuildingpowers.com/2019/04/01/financial-literacy-is-just-not-that-complicated-trust-me/

 

 

 

To Join Wealth Building Powers BLOG:

PLEASE SIGN UP TO FOLLOW ME BY PROVIDING YOUR E-MAIL IN THE WORDPRESS BLOG PAGE SUBSCRIBE BOX!

Thank you to my followers and readers for your likes and comments.  All comments, recommendations, and feedback are welcomed and utilized to improve this blog.

ABOUT ME

I am a proud nerd (as my beautiful wife and daughter have told me), investment and finance blogger with an NC.  State, Chemical Engineering, University Rutgers, MBA and Harvard University, Advanced Management education.

I left a corporate career because I desired to make a difference as a speaker and writer.  I was blessed to be coached and mentored by strong women and men in my family and professional life.  It is my time to serve and give back.

DISCLAIMER

I started my first business at ~13 years of age (a small but brilliantly created plant nursery). I am a successful investor in stocks, options, and real estate and am happy to share my finance and investment lessons.  I am NOT a licensed financial advisor.  Please do not construe my suggestions on this blog as recommendations for your situation.  As an investor, you must establish your risk/loss tolerance.  Investment in any asset involves risk, including complete loss. 

 Please seek your licensed CPA or fiduciary financial advisors for individual financial advice.  

I write this weekly blog to make an impact by reaching an audience and demonstrating the need for financial literacy.  I will help you get there.

To follow my daily posts on Instagram, CLICK BELOW:

 http://instagram.com/wealth_building_powers

Powers Investments Management, LLC

This blog will provide, information and simple strategies, that will assist you to achieve YOUR financial objectives and long term targets. For over 30 years, I solved multi-million dollar problems, for Fortune 10-250, companies. My formal education includes: Business, Finance and Chemical Engineering {Problem Solving} at: Harvard, Rutgers and North Carolina State. And an additional 30+ years, managing my family’s investment decisions. I currently manage/advise people with net-worths ranging from the tens of thousands to several million dollars.

You May Also Like

IN SOME U.S. CITIES, A CHILD HAS BETTER ODDS OF GOING TO PRISON OR BEING MURDERED THAN CLIMBING TO THE MIDDLE CLASS!

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A FAIR-MINDED CRITICAL THINKER? – CRITICAL THINKING SERIES – PART 8

PART 7B: SUBSTANTIVE WRITING: WHAT HABITS DO CRITICAL THINKERS USE WHEN READING AND WRITING? – CRITICAL THINKING SERIES

WHAT HABITS DO CRITICAL THINKERS USE WHEN READING AND WRITING? PART 7A – CRITICAL THINKING SERIES

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: