A BRICK-MASON’S JOURNEY TO BECOMING A  MILLIONAIRE!

   I grew up in small southern town in North Carolina (NC) where there were more  chickens than people. In High School, my classmates self-divided into two groups being those who applied to college and those who wanted to immediately work after graduation.  Since birth I heard, “you are going to college OR ELSE” so I applied to college and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  One of my classmates ...

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2020 WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO INCREASE MY REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO BY $1 MILLION

  COVID - 19 has drastically reduced tax revenues while also increasing the expenditures of: Cities, Counties, States and the Federal Government.  So what are the plans to close the Billions in gaps?  Look in the mirror!  Politicians tend to stick to their tried and true option of RAISING OUR TAXES.   In anticipation of high taxes climbing and the escalating violence in some cities; thousands of homeowners are fleeing the highest ...

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BLACK LIVES MATTER AND YES, ALL LIVES MATTER by Contributing Author: Brenda Cannady

"Black Lives  Matter!!! And for the folks in the back row, let me say it again, BLACK LIVES MATTER. And yes, also All Lives Matter: Children’s Lives Matter, Indigenous Lives Matter and Animals Lives Matter too. Every life form that God has whispered the sweet breath of life into matters. Recognizing the problems and inequities with an intention to provide resources and corrective actions to reform conditions in one group, ...

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IT IS ALL ABOUT LEARNING; IT IS NOT ABOUT SCHOOL {GUEST AUTHOR – Deborah L. Grubbe, PE, CEng}

    Last week I discussed the critical importance of financial literacy.  Continuing the importance of learning, I asked a good friend, Deb Grubbe, for her thoughts.   By: Deborah L. Grubbe, PE, CEng   “I sat in a class of 50 kids for my total 8 years of Catholic education.   The size of the classroom and the rank of the system means absolutely nothing if the student is disciplined, the teachers are devoted, and ...

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Education secretary says students should have additional educational and career pathways

DeVos Makes Case for Alternatives to 4-Year College I have written on the unsustainable cost of college previously. This post shares a recent Wall Street Journal Article on the topic. Ms. DeVos nails it when she discusses the lack of financial literacy. Both students AND PARENTS must become more financially literate. Enabling better decision-making and avoiding a life time of UNNECESSARY DEBT. The cost of college is unaffordable for average American ...

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{PART 4 OF 4} THE SOLUTIONS TO OUR COMMON NATIONAL PROBLEMS IMPACTING EVERY AMERICAN

(OUR) GOVERNMENTS (FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL) MUST BE BETTER AND MORE EFFECTIVE.   WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT SUCEED WITHOUT THEIR HELP!   THE REST OF US MUST DO A BETTER JOB TOO!  {Excerpts FROM JAMIE DIMON, CEO J.P. MORGAN CHASE, CEO AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, ANNUAL LETTER- Public Policy}  “The U.S. federal government is becoming less relevant to what is going on in people’s lives. People have generally lost faith in the ability ...

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