A Message To The Millenials!
November 7th, 2013
I know, I know, you have been lectured to all your life. You have been told what to eat, when to sleep, how to dress, what to say and generally how to conduct every aspect of your life.
Now that you are approaching 30,or have just passed it, you have a much stronger sense of who you are and what you want out of life. You understand that you are no longer invincible and have dealt with life’s way of throwing curveballs when you were expecting a fastball. You know that life isnt all rosy and rainbows and yet….you have hope.
You should! You are sitting at the edge of what I feel will be the next great economic prosperity era of our country. I attended an economics presentation yesterday sponsored by the Cary Chamber of Commerce. The speaker, Ted Abernathy, is a recognized expert on the Southern US Economy. One of the interesting take aways was although things have not been good for several years, the US is in much better shape than the majority of the world.
Some of the greatest times in our history have followed some of the worst. I say this to make the point that as a young, motivated, hopeful member of our society, it is time to get in the game.
One of the best ways to build your wealth is to invest in a home. I am not talking about using the home as a bank. I am talking about investing in a way of life. Owning a home changes how you live. Your focus shifts toward building a place to nurture yourself and your family. While this may sound corny it can have a profound effect on your well being and happiness. Wealth involves much more than your bank account balance and encompasses all aspects of life.
Since I know you probably do not want to hear this from someone approaching the apex of the hill, no I am not over it, so I think you should listen to what this young whippersnapper has to say.