Hindsight is 20/20.
If I had started getting serious financial stability and real estate investing 20 years ago, today I would be set. This is not the case. Only about 4 years ago I decided to explore the landlord and fixing and flipping. I had no concept on the idea of passive and active income. Terms such as assets and liabilities, cashflow, portfolio and diversity were foreign languages.
Unfortunately for me I started a little late in life. I just recently retired from my 9-5 and now doing Real Estate Investing and I am just starting to teach the children of my Uncles, Aunts, Sisters, Cousins and myself about financial independence. Twice a month, every month I’m volunteering my time to educate not only the kids, but their parents, as well. Admittedly, I still have much to learn, but what I do know I will share and continue to share until the kids are sick and tired of me sharing, and even then…. I will continue to share and educate.
I’m seeking $350,000. Half will be used for personal use (full disclosure). Reason being, I want this to be a positive experience for everyone. It would look pretty bad for their mentor to NEED a mentor. I’ve made choices (for my family) which put me in a hole so far I wanted to lay permanently there. I’m dusting myself off and looking for a second chance. I do not plan to abuse anyone’s hard earned money, for I know the value of a dollar now. My fear is being foreclosed and homeless. That would look very bad for me, standing as a “guru” and my life isn’t right. $175,000 would be used to advertise, open a center, R&D, hire a staff and to visually show my students how “Rags to Riches” can be achieved (not by begging) through hard work, dedication, commitment, integrity, persistence and perseverance. They need to see that it is real.
I wish someone was there to educate me on the topics I plan to teach. This is something all of us need to know. I’m sick and tired of asking if someone hits the lotto, what would you do with the money and all I hear is how to SPEND it. I was taught how to live in the ghetto. I was taught how to apply for federal benefits. I was taught how to apply to live in the projects and why it would benefit me (G/E incl. H/H incl. Rent Controlled).
This is not the message I want the next generations to adapt. They need to stand on their own merit and not depend on “the system” for survival. Please help my cause.
I’ve not attached any real documents but I will produce them on request.
I would request if someone could donate time, as well, to one of my teachings as a guest speaker. Right now I’m holding these meeting out of our houses. I would like to expand, eventually. Still, it would mean everything to me and even more to the kids (even if they don’t know it now).
Like I expressed and will reiterate, hindsight is 20/20. My story can very well be someone else’s. I wonder if I had the knowledge, would I have used it properly. Most assuredly, without the knowledge, poverty is the path chosen. Help me save the future of our world, one kid at a time.
Thank you in advance.