My Thanksgiving Gratitude To Lowes

My Thanksgiving Gratitude
In the spirit of Thanksgiving I feel the need to express my utmost thanks to something outside of family, good health, church, job, etc etc.  While I am eternally grateful for these people and entities, there is one organization who left an indelible impact on me recently.  Lowes, yes the hardware store, but in particular Jimmy in the lawn care and landscaping department.  Jimmy went out of his...
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What Are The Opportunity Costs Of Staying At A Job You Dislike?

Opportunity Costs Of Staying At A Job, love your job, career
I went on a guided fishing trip in Florida last winter and our guide, Larry was one of the best saltwater fishing guides I have ever met, and he happened to leave an impression on me.  It wasn’t necessarily his proficiency at locating fish, although we did happen to land a couple big ones.  It wasn’t his ability to make our ride and experience enjoyable, but I have no complaints there....
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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The….Mailbox

Funny Thing Happened,property, home, acres
I had an interesting call from my farm tenant a couple weeks ago who said that there was a note in the her mailbox which she assumed was for me.  It read “I want to buy your house, please call Ms. Thomas”…  Me being the ever inquisitive investor, I promptly called Ms. Thomas.  Turns out she was in the bidding process when I originally bought the farm, but I had my bid in first....
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Time Is Our Most Precious Commodity

time, commodity
Time is our most precious commodity and all too often we over-look it.  We get caught up with the day-to day rigors and time just passes us by.  I came to realize this today while talking to a young man at the dry cleaners, who was working there, and moonlighting to get a landscaping business off the ground.  It was great to hear that this 24 year old was so ambitious to want to work up to 18 hours...
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Avoid Battling What You Don’t Want | Focus On What Makes You Happy

Focus On What Makes You Happy, positivity
I realize this is not necessarily about finances or economics but to me, it is all intertwined.   I read this verse, and am not really sure where it came from, but I think it has great meaning.  “I place all my power in your care and trust you to do for me what I cannot do for myself”.  Most of us have something in our lives that dictate our daily routine; whether its debt, joblessness,...
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