Archive for March, 2011


Why did you buy vacant land in Florida?

During our September 2010 visit to Florida, we bought two blocks of vacant land.  And, the question you may ask – and I ask myself – is “Why?” Good question.  I certainly wouldn’t recommend doing it.  It goes against one of my rules of investment; don’t buy an asset that doesn’t throw off income.  So, […]

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Quote of the Week: How’s Your Self-Esteem?

“Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of healthy self-esteem, not its cause.”  Psychologist Nathaniel Branden. I picked this quote straight out of the book, Making a Living Without a Job, revised edition: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love, by Barbara Winter.  It’s in the chapter titled, “Doing First Things First.”  It’s an […]

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DHA Rent Review: A Goldilocks Deal.

This is a continuation of my previous article, “DHA Rent Review – Not Even Close.” The annual Defense Housing Authority (DHA) rent review process is finally over.  And, here are the results. The property in Adelaide came in at $385 per week; a full $20 more than the original DHA valuation. The property in Brisbane […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Get a JOB!

Now, I didn’t come up with these reasons.  I just ordered them.  So, my contribution is just figuring out the priority.  And, you may feel the order is wrong.  That’s ok.  Feel free to re-order as you wish. My other contribution is to select my favorite 10.  You may have 10 different favorites.  That’s ok. […]

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Quote of the Week: Warren Buffett Says …

“If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.” Warren Buffett  speaking to Georgia Tech students in 2003.  He was asked what had been his greatest success and greatest failure. I was amazed when I read […]

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