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Stephen's Story, Financial Planning

*The following is a fictional account. But the details are based on a blend of true stories I've heard over the years.

Debt Free and Rich with Low Income: How did he do it? 
Hello! I'm 53 years old this year (2015). I've never won the lottery, or had a big investment payoff, and I've never earned more than $17 an hour. I'm debt free, I own three homes (paid in full). I've never paid a dime of interest on a car. And if you count my investments and retirement accounts, I'm currently worth $2.5 million.

My name is Stephen Wage, and this is my story.

The Car Fund
I started working part time when I was 15 years old, as a stocker in a Ralph's Grocery Store. I took the bus everywhere until I could afford a $500.00 car. At 15.5 I had my permit, and by 16 I had my license. I drove that cash car while I made monthly payments to myself into a savings account. That went on until 17.5 years old, at which time I had saved up and bought a $2,000.00 car.

In 1979, that was a …

Worldviews affect the Writer, which effect the writing.

They're here!

Chester snapped awake...

His heart pumped against his chest like a battering ram, with the police just outside the door. Chester's skin was cold, clammy. Bed clothes were soaked.

Fog slowly cleared from his mind, under the light of a new dawn...

*** 
"They felt so real." Chester said to Ms. Wu, as he helped her run his own personal brand of Anti Virus software on the Orphanage Computers. He could have done it from home, but he enjoyed their weekly talks. "Black leather and mist were swirling about me, chasing me through the streets. I bolted into this old church on my right and locked the bolt. They were banging into the door, clambering to get through, the door was creaking... then I woke up."

"Interesting..." Ms. Wu said, as she picked up a "Coding Basics for Dummies" book, and placed it on the shelf.

"It was so real... even though I've been awake for a few hours now, it still feels real."

"Let me ask.." t…

Fencing Swords

So what about Rapiers? You may also see references to Rapier swords. These are the heavy, original 16th century swords that Foil and Epee swords were based on. So most of the Rapiers being sold are reproductions for collectors and for use in re-enactments. Probably not something you would actually want to fence with!
From <https://fencingswords.wordpress.com/>

Weapons[edit] There are three weapons in modern fencing: foil, épée, and sabre. Each weapon has its own rules and strategies. Foil: a light thrusting weapon, with a maximum weight of 500 grams. The foil may target the torso (including the back), neck, and groin, but not the arms or legs. The foil has a small circular hand guard that serves to protect the hand from direct stabs. As the hand is not a valid target in foil, this is primarily for safety. Touches are scored only with the tip; hits with the side of the blade do not count, and do not halt the action. Touches that land outside…

Super Powers: The Spiritual and Supernatural Laws of White Noise

Every world, especially fictional ones, must follow the rules. They need not be the rules we all know. Maybe in this world everything falls down, not up? But there must be rules and they must be followed. Otherwise your fiction becomes "incredible", or unbelievable.


*** World Under Contruction ***

World RulesThe following rules will serve the the world of White Noise: The powers' source is exposure to vibration frequencies, most of which are not audible to the human ear.Vibrations create vinrations which either bring in tune with or out of tune with LIFE force. LIFE is nothing more than being at harmony with THE vibration that runs through all matter (living or not). Light, Sound, Pressure Waves from bombs, are all forms of vibrations.Ex, Healing is the cells natural ability to self cure being sped up by an environment in tune with The Vibration.THE Virbration is 7.77 hz. This brings things into harmony with The Vibration, all elements are properly functioning when turned …

The Calling Card!

Clean.

Everything always had to be excessively clean.

Andrew Williamson washed his hands for the 3rd time. Just as he'd cleaned his kitchen three times, and locked the door three times.

What the small studio apartment lacked in furnishings and comforts, it made up for in it's immaculate form. One could easily eat off of any surface in the house.

Visitors were not welcome.

Visitors touched things. Pens were left on the counter instead of the pen holder. Sticky Notes were moved 1/3 of an inch. No.... visitors were not welcome.

Andrew was precise.

Which is what made him such a keen observer, and why hacking was a perfect fit. His code was clean, pure, and elegant. Most coders were sloppy, and that's how he got in most of the time. He could spot their mess, and see right through it.

He sat down in the white porcelain chair (easier to keep clean), in his white Kung Fu style clothing (relaxed, efficient), to type on his white MacBook Pro (only the best will do).

Andrew's fingers danc…

The resurrection of Leonardo Plennik... and you?

"Hello." Leo said, turning his face to the sky. 
It was cold and hallow, not the greeting of close friends, but of strangers, who used to know each other in another life.

The pages were wrestling with the wind as he read.

Matthew 6

22 "The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Leonardo Plennik set the Good Book down on the bench next to him.

A pointed leaf hung for it's life at the end of a branch near his head. The hues of green were surrendering to the yellow, orange, and reds. Brown had already taken the tips.

A breeze broke in past his collar, a reminder that the chill had arrived. With Fall came the overcast, darker days, and longer nights... which suited Leo just fine. His heart was cold, numb... why not his limbs.

Leo picked up the book, and continued reading.

M…

Waqas Ahmed (Combatant Soldier)

Born an orphan, raised in an ISIS villiage. He was trained for one thing, to bring the sword of Allah to the infidels.




·Character Sketch Template (Hints)(Strengths List)(Strengths details)(16P-Types)(16P-Theory)
Hello my name is Amy Truthfinder, and I’m here with xxxxxxxx from the xxxxxxx series, to find out more about him/her and get a little behind the scenes information.

In the way of introductions:
Xxxxxxx is a Primary/Supporting character in the book xxxxx. He has chosen to side with the (Good/Bad/ Neither, he remains neutral, is unware of the sides).
Xxxxxx was born on xx/xx/xx, which makes him xxxx years old as of xx/xx/xx.
He/She has the following distinct physical characteristics; xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


Personality and Motivations:
Tell me, what is your 16P Type, what are you top five Strengths finders results, and what one-three words best describes you?
What do you do with
time when you are not working?
What are the things you enjoy most in life?
What things just bug you to no end?
I…

General Akbar

·Character Sketch Template (Hints)(Strengths List)(Strengths details)(16P-Types)(16P-Theory)
Hello my name is Amy Truthfinder, and I’m here with xxxxxxxx from the xxxxxxx series, to find out more about him/her and get a little behind the scenes information.

In the way of introductions:
Xxxxxxx is a Primary/Supporting character in the book xxxxx. He has chosen to side with the (Good/Bad/ Neither, he remains neutral, is unware of the sides).
Xxxxxx was born on xx/xx/xx, which makes him xxxx years old as of xx/xx/xx.
He/She has the following distinct physical characteristics; xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


Personality and Motivations:
Tell me, what is your 16P Type, what are you top five Strengths finders results, and what one-three words best describes you?
What do you do with
time when you are not working?
What are the things you enjoy most in life?
What things just bug you to no end?
If every job, task, and activity in the world paid the same (and it was more than enough to have everything you wanted) what…

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Hi! My name is Darrell G. Wolfe. I am a wealth of random information and I make complicated things simple at DarrellWolfe.com.

I have a knack for absorbing information, breaking it down to its root elements, and teaching it to others.

Most importantly, I help purpose-driven people to understand their place in His-Story and provide them the tools they need to fulfill their unique position of opportunity and influence in this world (their Topos).