Friday, October 30, 2009

October 2009

Market Indicator

Michael D. Kaufman, CFP, phone 432-620-8120
Mullins Wealth Advisors
Midland, Texas

Mike Kaufman has been my financial adviser for ten years. Through thick and thin, he's a smiling man. Why? Because he has educated himself extensively on the markets and knows, without a doubt, they are cyclical. Yesterday, he explained to me that we are in a completely normal part of the market cycle. He added, emphatically, we are no where near anything like the Great Depression in spite of what some alarmists tout. With precise figures, he showed me we are closer to the economic climate of the early 70s. And without the inflation!

I asked him if he had any advice for my blog viewers.

"Hang in there. The leading market indicators are already on their way back up. The market itself will catch up." And he suggested, "In the meantime, don't let the politicians scare you into agreeing to a lot of government spending to 'fix' it."

P.S. I'm a small-potatoes investor. But you'd never know it with the attention and courtesy he gives me. Thanks, Mike.

Disclaimer: I've received no compensation for this post. I simply trust and like Mike. :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

24 Hour Protection

"24 Hour Protection"
October 27, 2009
Odessa, Texas

Here's to all those that need a little something extra today, dual protection.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tree of Heaven

Tree of heaven, great name, invasive tree. Two views of its seed pods in different light.
October 27, 2009
Odessa, Texas

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Free Puppies

Just kidding. We wouldn't take a billion dollars for these puppies.
(A certain Mama is awesomely crafty -- my daughter.)
October 24, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Man A Woman

A man. A woman.
Sharpie drawings
October 24, 2009

Something new. A blog called amanawoman. Take a look and tell me how you would answer the latest challenge there.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Early Bird

Early bird gets the morning light.
(Not to mention the yard sales on Friday morning.)
October 23, 2009
West Odessa, TX

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bits o' Fall

Bits of fall
October 22, 2009
Odessa, Texas

I'm happy. I love Fall.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ooo weeeee ooo

Ooo weeeeeee ooo
October 16, 2009
Odessa, Texas

The guy at this house has the right idea, if you ask me. I'm of the old school and like my Halloween to have some good scary in it. What about you?