It’s no secret that the current market has been a challenge. While the past year has seen a ton of new fortune seekers enter the real estate arena, I’ve seen just as many throw in the towel and go back to being a slave of an ordinary 9 to 5 job because of the uncertainty
But She’s Not A Woman – She’s Just A Kid
Have you ever seen the 1991 movie “Father of the Bride”? Steve Martin plays the character, George, whose daughter is getting married. My oldest daughter, Christina (some of you may have talked to her – she works with me here in the Probate Fox den), is getting married this summer to a fine young man
He Ran Out of Gas During His Driving Test at the DMV
Yesterday I took my son, Ernie Jr., to the DMV so he could take his driver’s test. I don’t know how it works where you are, but here in L.A., we had to wait in our car in a long line of cars for Ernie’s turn to take the test. As we were waiting, a
Oops, I Forgot They Don’t Celebrate Thanksgiving
I was talking with some friends of mine this morning who are very successful entrepreneurs in Europe. Our group connects often to talk about what everyone is doing in their business. But we also talk about family. We all share the same belief that our faith and family come first. We help each other stay
Finding Leads in the Obituaries
This past week one of the members of our Probate Real Estate Mastery Facebook group asked about searching the obituaries for probate leads. This is a question that requires a thorough answer so I decided to kick off Thursday’s free Probate Essentials Q&A call by digging into this question. I know if one person asks
Why Would Someone Make a Life-Size Han Solo Out of Bread?
Growing up in the 80s, I couldn’t help but be a huge Star Wars fan. The story of a fledgling republic fighting against the tyrannical empire captivated me. The groundbreaking special effects amazed me. The ensuing decades and questionable prequels and sequels haven’t dampened my enthusiasm. Then I heard about two bakers in Benicia, California
You Can’t Surf In Venice
Back in July when I toured Italy with my family, we made it a point to stop in Venice. Its beauty is unparalleled. Its history is evident in its architecture. And the ancient Italians built all of this on top of the water! Venice is actually a protected world heritage site and a number of
Make This Probate Mistake and You’ll Go to Jail
Earlier this week I told you about my visit to the Magic Castle. One thing I didn’t tell you is that there are absolutly no pictures taking allowed. Wanna take a picture of the magican performing? No way! Wanna share a pic of your dinner on instagram? Think again or you’ll be banned for life.
Who’s Bringing the Juice to the Party?
I just read a news story about a kindergartner in Livonia, Michigan who brought a bottle of ready-to-drink Jose Cuervo margarita to school for snack time. The little stinker poured it into dixie cups and passed it out to her classmates! Needless to say, the other parents were not happy about it at all. The
College Drop Out
There’s a website I go to once in a while just for laughs. It’s called fml and it’s a site where people share bad things that are happening to them and then other people get to vote whether they think that person’s life sucks or if they deserved what happened to them. So this one
Are You a Probate Ewok or a Wookie?
It was a bit of a proud parent day. My oldest daughter Christina bought our entire family tickets to go to Disneyland. She recently graduated college and though she does work she doesn’t yet have a lot of money. We all love Disney so it meant a lot to her for us all to spend
It’s 91 Degrees and Snowing Outside
Have you ever noticed how we get stuck in our own little world, totally unaware of what’s going on outside of what’s right in front of us? A friend of mine from Wisconsin texted me a picture of the four inches of snow they got yesterday. He said he was going to spend the afternoon
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