The Son Who Went His Own Way

prof-shinemanIt can be hard to go your own way when your family is known for a certain profession or is affiliated with a certain company or industry.  However, the rewards of following your passion can far outweigh the risks.

Professor Richard Shineman new the risks and also the rewards of this decision.  He went his own way, followed his passion and long outlasted the company his family was known for.  And with hard work and frugal living was able to make his world a better place.

Saving It Forward

barbara-curtisWhat would you be tempted to do if you inherited a small sum of money?  Pay off some bills?  Buy a new car?  What if you did nothing with it, except maybe invest it?  And what if you never touched that money and left it to one of your children and they did the same thing?  Well if you did, you would be just like the Curtis family.

Retired school teacher Barbara Curtis inherited that aforementioned small sum from her father who had inherited it prior to her.  Barbara, known for her frugality knew just what to do with her little windfall and the results were amazing!

Tale of an American Family

broadway-houseThe house had stood on South Broadway in St. Louis for decades and it had been in the family since 1951.  It really wasn’t much to look at; this house from another era.  In fact, it sold for just $30,000 in 2013. But oh what stories its walls would tell if they could!  Tales of a family barely scraping by, trying to make ends meet.  Or of a loving and dutiful son who put his family’s well-being ahead of his own.  It is the tale of an American family who not only survived but thrived through adversity.  And for that dutiful son, it was a story of hard work, frugality and wise investing that enabled him to “surprise” everyone…