STUFF I SAID

You Should Really Move Your IRA into Real Estate

If you know me, you know that I’m an evangelist for real estate investment. I think it’s the best, most stable class of investment available to investors large and small, and I’m constantly urging everyone I know to add smart real estate purchases to their portfolios. Usually, people agree with me, but some aren’t sure […]

Zeus CrowdFunding Thrives While RealtyShares Dives

Why RealtyShares Is Closing Its Doors RealtyShares, one of the oldest and largest real estate crowdfunding companies, is closing its doors to new business and laying off most of its people.  Why? No one outside of RealtyShares can know for sure. But it looks like their business model simply didn’t work in the long run. […]

What’s Up with Millennials and Home Ownership?

Why do Millennials wait so much longer to purchase homes? What are their biggest concerns? What do they need to know? How can we help this generation appreciate the value of home ownership? I’ve certainly observed the trends and as a result, I’ve come up with some why’s and how’s. Check out my new article […]

“Social Credit Score”…What?!

Is your behavior naughty or nice? It could mean the difference on whether you succeed or not in the not too distant future. Technology already exists for governments and corporations to keep track.  Sounds like something right out of science fiction, I know.  But I think it’s just a matter of time.  The question is, […]

“MOST ADMIRED CEO” AWARDS

The Houston Business Journal just held their event where they named the first honorees for the “Most Admired CEO” award. The team was enthusiastic and proud. Friends and acquaintances were congratulatory. In truth, it was both an exciting and humbling experience.  It’s the kind of thing that causes you to become a little introspective. As […]

How Far Will You Go To Make A Difference?

To Guatemala – to Volunteer in the Volcano Relief Effort. What an experience! Guatemala is an incredible and beautiful place. I’m so grateful for the time we had to help with this great cause. First we helped out with orphans at Casa Jackson Hospital.  Then we made our way to San Juan Alotenango.  We manually […]

Do you believe in Work-Life Balance?

A few things from me to consider.  I break my life into the “Four F’s”. Family Finances Fitness Philanthropy (get it… it sounds like an “F”)  😉 These four areas could easily lay on top of Friedman’s work, home, community, and self. The next point to consider is that I don’t think life-balance is practical. […]

Zeus is One of the Best Places to Work!

Here is the Company Gossip!     If I have said it once, then I have said it a million times, “Zeus Mortgage Bank is one of the best places to work”.  AND it all comes down to the amazing people!!! We have a quarterly planning meeting where we review the past, present, and future of […]

The Comedian’s View of Entrepreneurship!

The Department of Labor claimed a farmer was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him. Department of Labor employee: I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them. Farmer:  Well, there’s my farm hand who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay […]