Well, since I have nothing to do at the moment and i still have an hour before I have to go to work, I figured I would start my journal. It seems like a really great way to keep myself motivated and let everyone know my day to day operations in my new venture into REI. It obviously wont be full of investing stuff right now because I dont even have the book yet (so anxious to get it and start in it ASAP) But for now... it will keep me sane
Day 1: Thursday July 17, 2008.
Ever since seeing the TV add for the book, I was simply intrigued by the whole idea, and being able to do it with little money and no credit really appealed to me. I talked to a couple people I know and all I hear is, you can't do it right now. The market is horrible, you will never be able to do anything with real estate blah blah etc etc. It really kind of irks me and makes me want to get that much more involved with it, and show everyone that I can do it. It would also be a pretty nice income, even if i only bird-dog for a while to get my income up. Being 18 and only able to get low paying jobs really puts a crimp in my investment plan. It is really lousy living from paycheck to paycheck, having just enough to get by. I'm looking forward to being able to go into this 200% and make the most out of it. Have a decent paying job, as well as a fun one! Still super excited to get Dean's book to start reading it. I'm currently looking for another job to start putting money aside to be able to get into the mentorship program, as well as put money towards investing in houses and whatnot later on. Anyways, that is pretty much what has been going on so far, will post again when I get Dean's book and can start getting into REI.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.