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Video of the Week: Real Estate Investing

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Should you invest in real estate? I have always been interested in real estate; I even considered becoming a real estate agent. I was not convinced that I could convince enough people to buy homes and still earn respectable commissions. So, I have frequently recommended that my father invest in real estate. He he had too many reservations, and I thought I didn’t have enough money.

I understand his reservations, but 2014 is considered the year when the real estate market will rebound. While location is considered the most important thing in real estate, having the right knowledge is crucial! Watch the video to learn more about real estate investing. The narrator, Brandon, offers excellent tips and dispels some myths. The video is simple and easy to understand; I hope it helps you.

What do you think about real estate investing? Please comment.

Truth and Lies about Adoption

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There comes a point in your life when you know! It’s time! Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” When it’s time, it’s just time! If it’s not your season, it’s just not time! How will you know? I believe that you will feel comfortable with your decision, and you will be reassured that you are doing the right thing.

I have struggled with making a decision; so, I do not believe it is the right time for such a major life event. For nearly 15 years, I have thought about adopting a child! I love children, but I would like to have some help in rearing them. Despite my marital status, this tugging at my heart remains. Last year, I attended an event to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month.

I was deeply moved by their stories of being chosen, adopted, and accepted into their forever families. Although I attended such a touching event, I still was not convinced. I also know, at least, ten people who were adopted. Furthermore, several celebrities have shared beautiful testimonies of adoption. I am extremely happy for them; however, I am not sure if adoption is the right option for me.

Obviously, I am not alone in my struggle! According to The Adoption Journey, “More than 1/3 of Americans have considered adopting, but no more than 2% have actually adopted.” I have considered the numerous obstacles surrounding adoption, including costs of up to $50,000. Other potential problems include emotional, medical, and legal (ex. birth mothers’ changing their minds).

I do realize that many lies and misconceptions are out there. Consequently, I have been researching and praying that I will make the right decision. If you are considering adoption, here are some resources that might dispel myths: 98 Interesting Facts About Adoption and National Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey.

How do you feel about adoption? Please comment.