A Financial Planning Class I’ll Never Forget

Setting: It was early 1982. I reported to my first Air Force duty station. I’d been to six weeks of basic training at San Antonio Texas, then another six weeks of technical school at Shepard Air Force Base (AFB), in north Texas. I’d been trained as a medic. You know, the guys who run around […]

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Sorry, You Don’t Even Qualify to Buy a Mobile Home!

We just arrived in Ohio from an overseas assignment and started looking for a place to live. It was June 1991. Marieta and I had been married for about seven months and we had a child on the way; baby due in November. We had met and married in Australia and now we were starting […]

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House in Huber Heights. Let’s Buy One to Live In!

Setting: Circa 1993. We were living in Huber Heights, Ohio. I was working at Wright-Patterson, AFB in the propulsion laboratory as a engineer. I had just left my career in the Air Force in December 1992. I now worked for a small company based in Dayton, Ohio. This is the story about buying our first […]

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The First Bank

Article Background: I was reading about the banking system recently. I came across a section on “fractional lending.” That’s where banks lend money they don’t have. And, charge interest on it. Apparently, the banks are only required to have a fraction of the lending amount on hand. I hear this fractional amount can be as […]

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The Beginning – My First Property Investment

My first real estate investment was an acre of land in Florida. This is how I got started. Here’s the story .. Want to go to Florida for the Weekend? “Hey, Dave! We’re going to Florida this weekend. Wanna go?” my Mom half jokingly yelled out. I had just arrived home on military leave and […]

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