Jeff wrote a blog today that sparked a thought and a praise for my wife of 22 years. I don’t come from a privileged background and have had to earn everything I have. I could not have done it without the love and support of Marie. Let me give you an example.
We have 4 kids and all the bills that are associated with a family of 6. No great shakes. You have responsibilities, too. But never once has Marie complained or made negative comments when I would choose to spend $300 on mailing out marketing materials to my client list and that meant we only had money for PB&Js or macaroni & cheese.
I’ve seen spouses kill their significant other’s incomes and dreams. They have to have the new dress or the jet ski or the car to impress someone. Marie has always supported my decisions. Even when they were obviously incorrect, in retrospect.
Why does this matter to the real estate investor? Because there will probably be times when outgo is greater than income. But with proper planning and calculations it doesn’t have to stay that way. Get on the same page with your spouse. Keep the goals in front of you. And support each other.
Kansas Jayhawk basketball update: We look good. I’m about ready, though not quite, to say that Bill Self’s 2007-2008 team is every bit as good as Roy Williams’ 1996-1997 team. That is a big statement. We’ll see where it goes.
My 10 year old daughter that has been challenged with cerebral palsy since birth played in her first basketball game last night. You should have seen the smile. It lit up the whole room.