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  •  ohio (1+ / 0-)
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    i am a bit confused about your post to be honest -- maybe that's why there hasn't been much response.  This is my first time seeing one of these posts, so I am unfamiliar with what you have shared in the past.  

    However, I do take a little offense at the tone.  You seem to suggest that we are whining while you solved all your problems by "deliberate thought and action."

    Well, i just want to assure you that many of us are very frugal, very deliberate, and very thoughtful.  Unfortunately that does not change our financial situations very much.  Can you imagine being in your early 30s and owing 70k in student loans?  Add in a housing market where an 800 sq ft house is going for 700k and then what?  I know -- move to places where it is cheaper to live! Funny, I thought of that too -- but see, they tend to have even less opportunity, jobs pay less, etc etc.  

    So forgive us for wanting to discuss this.  If you have advice I'd be glad to hear it....but not sure you want to give it?

    •  Sorry to confuse you or others. Let's talk... (0+ / 0-)

      "You seem to suggest that we are whining while you solved all your problems by "deliberate thought and action."

      Ok, I'll give you the "whining" part.

      "Well, i just want to assure you that many of us are very frugal, very deliberate, and very thoughtful.  Unfortunately that does not change our financial situations very much."

      If you are very frugal, very deliberate, and very thoughtful why is your financial situation so bleak?

      Take one aspect of your life,.. employment. Have you ever considered that there might be a way to create "free" labor for your employer? Do you think your employer might find or create "free" labor in order to benefit you? Think there might be a method whereby the employer could recapture his expense?

      Regardless your confusion or thoughts you have not succeeded in finding any solutions to your problems.

      Why? Maybe your efforts are directed in the wrong direction? Maybe you are seeking the answers to the wrong questions?

      I wrote one word - complaining - and WOW! I'm accused of calling everyone whiners?

      Remove the offending word and reread the comment. You may discover help.

      I had rentals back in the 80s but discovered that rental problems were part of such investments and I didnt want a full time job of repairs, maintenance, evictions, etc.  So I sat down in my own quiet time and created a method to provide my tenants with rental recapture.

      IOW, they could recover every penny they spent on rent, repairs, etc.

      The concept didn't require trust in me. The collateral was provided by other means. Needless to say, my tenants truly like me. I never hear from them. No problems. No worries. The rent is paid every month exactly on time.

      We both win by sharing.

      I'll have more later when I begin to market my book. Until then, good luck and ignore the "complaining" word if it offends.

      Reality is best served in small portions and only to others.

      by 0hio on Fri Jun 06, 2008 at 04:50:51 PM PDT

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