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*This is a sponsored post with Feather the Nest, however, as always my posts are based on my opinions and experiences.       I can still remember the excitement of leaving the realtors office where we closed on our house in 2004.  It was the first time that we truly understood what it meant to own a home of our very own and to live the American Dream.  Unfortunately, being a homeowner is wonderful but it is very expensive and purchasing your first home is a huge financial responsibility.     It would have been wonderful to be able to have some financial support from friends and family to help ease this financial responsibility.  Feather the Nest is a new company in New York and Miami that allows members to make profiles on their site to raise funds for their first real estate investments.  It's a great way for recent college grads looking to move out on their own or purchase their first home to get a little help.     The way it works is that Feather the Nest requires new … [Read more...]

Entitled To What?

    Lately, there has been a common thread in most of my discussions with others about the state of education and the attitudes of young people these days.  Everyone agrees that today's young people have this warped sense of entitlement as if the world owes them something.  Gone are the days of setting goals and working hard to attain those goals.  In its place is a whole generation of slackers that walk around with their hand out.     As an educator, it is evident to me in the behaviors that I witness from students year after year.  Day after day, I find myself supplying children with things like pencils and paper because they regularly come to school unprepared.  I often make the comparison between their not being ready for class and a doctor going into the operating room without a scalpel.     One might argue that they seek supplies because they are economically disadvantaged, however, time after time I meet with parents who assure me that they have purchased the necessary school … [Read more...]