Chairing the Love Through Mexico

December 29, 2020

Our plan started with 22 donors traveling to Guadalajara, Mexico to distribute 280 wheelchairs in the surrounding area. Due to the ravages and fear of COVID-19, our traveling group narrowed to nine. After checking the infection rates of the state of Jalisco and realizing that they had half the rate of infections than did our home state of Florida, we decided to go ahead and make the worthwhile journey.

The blessing of giving was never more apparent than the experience of our trip to Central Mexico. We had never delivered to this area of the country, so everything was a new experience for both our group and the local Rotarians that helped arrange the logistics of the trip. What transpired was one of the most impactful distributions of the dozen or more that I have been a part of.

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What’s On Your Financial Dashboard?

What does success mean to you in your investments, and how often do you track it?  Well, that might be much easier to answer if you simply stuck to traditional markets and read the value of your stock portfolio from a prepared report created by your broker.

But what about the self-directed investor, like you and me?  Here is the problem – your measurements may not be the same as mine, and that is not a bad thing.  I’m 64 years old, and perhaps soon I may desire to dial back my time at work and redirect my efforts elsewhere.  For me, perhaps the ability to generate cash from my investments is far more important than missing out on the next big thing.

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