I was exercising at the gym this morning and “Big Love” by Fleetwood Mac came on my iPod. I was about the change it when I decided to listen. Lindsay Buckingham’s guitar skills on that song are amazing. When I was listening and doing bent-over-barbell-pulls, it struck me as ironic that two of my favorite albums came from dark places for the artists. Then, I thought, maybe their stories can be an inspiration for others.
Yesterday I went to Batteries Plus to get specialized
batteries for our garage door remote and our bathroom scale. The sales rep was already assisting someone,
so I attempted to find what we needed on my own. The store is small, so it’s easy to overhear
conversations. The woman being helped needed
a light bulb. I didn’t get the full
context of the conversation because I walked in midway through it. However, the sales rep was clearly confusing
her with all her options for a light bulb.
The woman could choose amongst different watts, tones, colors, energy
efficiency and price. As he was detailing
the uniqueness of each option, I laughed.
The two of us were talking last night and agreed that fundamentally, owning and renting real estate is still a good investment when it’s done by “traditional means”. What are traditional means? Buy a diamond in the rough in a good location (walkability, schools, transportation, etc.) Putting 20%+ down on a loan Getting a loan with …