The Gentrification Conundrum

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As we get older and older and people become more and more volitile the idea of gentrification (gen – tri – fa – kay – shen).  Gentrification becomes more and more of a possibility in many cities across the United States as the millennials (mill – in – e – als) continue to graduate and enter the work force. The need to house them becomes more of a problem because unlike most groups, they aren’t looking to buy houses, they are looking to stay in the midst of downtown where the entertainment is going down.

Ironically most cities have lost the thrill of the downtown environment. Many cities abandoned that philosophy as strip malls and shopping malls emerged in the late 80’s early 90’s to accomodate Generation X. Unfortunately for many, of the patrons of that era, their offspring don’t entail the same visions and prefer more of a classic lifestyle of public entertainment than simplicity and private indulgement. Continue reading

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Expectations When Looking For The Perfect Job

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I am offering a few words for those of you who are seeking employment between the ages of 25 – 35 years of age. Please do not get offended and disregard if it doesn’t pertain to you because this is only meant to help or improve your chances of future employment. If you are in this age range and want to enter the professional business world, I want to share some thoughts. I’m over 40 so this makes me an expert! Actually far from that but I digress.

Some of you very well know I am an educator as well as an entrepreneur. I understand and value time. In order to make money, you have to balance time and put a price tag on your time so you never really want to waste it when you don’t have too. Continue reading