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September 8, 2017 by slave2son
So, in my last post, I shared that I was thinking about getting into real estate for some part time income, or possibly as a full time career. I've been watching a friend of mine who is doing real estate wholesaling, and it might have me second guessing my decision making. He owns a We Buy Houses company that buys homes in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 

It seems that while the television shows make it look easy to make $50k in a half an hour, the reality is not quite the same. T...
August 1, 2017 by slave2son
Well, it's been a few years, so it's time to get back in the saddle again. 

A lot has happened since my last writing. I had been married about 5 years in 2010, but we hadn't had any kids yet. Our first sone was born in September of 2010 and life has never been the same. 

Being a Dad is maybe the best and hardest thing in the world. I never knew the amount of love that can flow from one human being to the next when you are a parent. I know everyone says that, but it is...
October 17, 2010 by slave2son
Now that I have a son, I am entering into the world of mommies and daddies.  It is a new and crazy world.  It's full of short naps, changing diapers and your time is never your own again.  I love it though, and wouldn't trade it for anything.  It's been fun to get some many different gifts from so many different people.  Some friends make a quick trip to Babies r Us and pick up the Gerber pack of everything.  Others make their own gifts.  We have re...
April 20, 2010 by slave2son
I am sitting here debating over three different items to get my mother for Mother's day. Last year I made the mistake of getting her nothing and that didn't go over so well. This year I am trying to be ahead of the game. To me it just another one of those Hallmark holidays but that aside I like to treat my mom every once in a while. I always have a hard time picking her out a gift because she is very particular about what she likes.

At first I was going to get her michal negrin jewelr...
April 12, 2010 by slave2son
I have been thinking a lot about savings lately and how to set my family up for success. I have reached out to several guys I look up to and they have given me great advice. I also found this article and have found it very helpful. It talks about the six biggest mistakes when it comes to retirement. A lot of people want to know how to retire but its also about not making the wrong choices. I recommend you read the article and let me know your thoughts.
April 2, 2010 by slave2son
I came home from work yesterday to my house in a mess and one of my jack georges briefcases torn to piece. The culpurit was none other than my dog. First he is not supposed to be inside because he was diagnosed with fleas and on some more pet meds. The last thing I want or need in my house right now is fleas. The doc recommended sentinel for dogs and it seems to already have taken effect but you never know.

Anyway, I spent well over two hours cleaning the house which honestly needed it. My wi...
March 30, 2010 by slave2son
My uncle is a marine and his 25 years of service is coming up in May. I am pretty close to him so I wanted to give him something to say thank you for protecting our country. He is one of those guys that never wants anything and always has what he needs. I asked my aunt for some ideas but she had none as usual. I asked my mother as well and she suggested a sports gift basket. He loves NCAA basketball and even played in the tournament back in the day so the gift makes sense but it doesn't real...
March 25, 2010 by slave2son
I just got back from meeting with a good friend on mine at Starbucks and he showed me his new website. He owns a company that is similar to this site just not as successful yet. I say yet because he has been investing a lot into his site. He first went out and recruited some guys to for viral video marketing. This is where you have someone make you a video and then plaster it all over the Internet and hope a lot of people start watching it. The result is a lot of web traffic. Another way of acco...
March 23, 2010 by slave2son
One of my nephews has a birthday in a couple of weeks and I have no idea what to buy him this time around. This kid is the kid that has everything you can imagine. At first I was leaning towards something like this but I think he maybe a little to old for Thomas the Train. Then my wife reminded me that he wanted a pirate costume because they have been reading him Peter Pan at night. Why the kid doesn't want a Peter Pan outfit I will never know.

So where in the world do you find a pirate c...
March 18, 2010 by slave2son
One of my good friends just bought a new home in Cincinnati. The wife and I went over to check it out. This place is amazing and completely new. He got a great deal do to the economy once he got past getting approved for a loan. They are still unpacking so there was stuff all over the downstairs but the upstairs was completely put together. he makes good money so his wife can stay home and she kind of prides herself on decorating and that sort of thing. She was the one that gave us a tour. We br...
March 16, 2010 by slave2son
The government released a plan yesterday to improve the status of Internet in the United States. I say it's about time this happens. I have done quite a bit of traveling and it is sad to see that some third world countries have been connection speeds than us. The aim of the project is to give 90% of Americans high speed access by 2020. It surprises me that this is going to take 10 years to accomplish and that many people are without. Supposedly this isn't going to cost the taxpayers any addition...
March 10, 2010 by slave2son
Have you ever had a run in with a recruiter? I haven't had to experience that since high school until yesterday when I was at the mall. The marines had a booth setup and there were several guys passing out flyers and showing this promotion video with marines using taser guns to take down terrorist. I tried not to make eye contact but this guy who was about 60 stepped out in front of me and asked if he could have a moment of time. I started to explain I couldn't and he went right on talki...
March 5, 2010 by slave2son
I like to spend a lot of time outside. There are a lot of different activities that I like to do but one of my favorites is photography. My favorite style is urban decay kind of stuff, which usually requires me to be in the city. My otheris taking photos of unsuspecting people as I am walking down the street. I want to catch them in their element but without them knowing it. Once again the best place to capture this is where there is a lot of people so the city. I made a trip yesterday to the do...
March 3, 2010 by slave2son
I spend a lot of time each week surfing the net. I use it for everything these days from mapping out a trip to buying something random like a baby blanket as a gift. You know I find that most technology doesn't actually save me time except the Internet when I am not goofing around on youtube. The only real problem I have with the Internet is I tend to buy things when I surf. For example, I was on last night to check my email and one of those pop up windows came up with a online jewelry store...
March 1, 2010 by slave2son
I was walking downtown the other day and came across a wood crafts store. Instantly I was taken back to my youth when my dad and I would do projects on the weekend. I can still remember going to the corner each week and looking up at the neon open sign with all its colors as we walked in. That place was magical for me and many good memories came from it. 

The project I remember the most was when we built my CO2 car for boyscouts. There was a race at the end of like 4 or 5 weeks and we go...