Hello, I am Jason. I’m in my early 50’s married for 18 years with four children. My two oldest are from an earlier marriage. Their ages ranging from fourteen to thirty.
Through my working life, I’ve worked many jobs. I was a paperboy, shoe salesman, salesman for a gift shop, and an accountant’s helper. Also was a mover, factory worker, cab driver, presser and a spotter for a dry cleaner. All before I turned twenty.
From 20’s to mid 30’s I worked for two Insurance Companies. I started out as an Insurance Agent and then a Sales or Agency Manager. During which I’ve acquired various licenses. Which includes Life, Health, Property & Casualty, series 6 and series 63 licenses. I’ve also completed several courses of LUTC and ChFC designations.
All I knew was this is going to be my career and I was going to be doing it until I retire and nothing is going to change that. How wrong I was and not too long into my mid 30’s I got burnt out and lost the drive and interest.
So, I left and went with a friend who’s been head hunting me for many years to come and work with him. Everything was going well, great income, private office, and great parking spot in Manhattan. Until one day the bottom fell out and everything was gone all in less than a year.
I had nowhere to turn except to return to the Insurance business. And soon after my return, I realized this wasn’t for me because these big companies had no ethics.
The way they pretend they were making the best decision for the consumer. But all it comes down to was their bottom lines, their profits and their ranking among their peers. I am not saying there are no benefits at all for the consumer. I’m just saying the company’s benefits far weigh out the consumer’s.
Oh well, after all, it’s just business, right? And by saying that, it makes everything okay, right? And because it’s business it makes everything that they do honest, correct and ethical. Right?
So, I quit and started day trading for myself buying and selling these big companies. With no commitment or loyalty to show them but just take care of number one, me. Everything was great but for a short time and then boom the bottom fell out of the stock market. Here we go again, what to do? and what do I have left of money if any. What little my wife and I had and help from family, we bought a Dry Cleaner.
My wife did the tailoring and looked after the counter and I was in charge of the dry cleaning and the pressing. How humbling this change was but, at least, I didn’t have to work for those big companies.
We had no other employees because we couldn’t afford them. Eventually to save money we built a room in the cleaner and live and worked there for a year. The hardest part of all this was having to put our two youngest children 2 1/2 and 6 months through it. But the positive was we were together and the kids didn’t have to go to a babysitter.
After a year with our finances brighter we found an apartment close to the cleaner. Finally, I felt our business and family life was stable. The future seemed promising until our landlord decided not to honor our lease agreement. Forcing us to bring legal matters to court. Believe me, no one wins when you go to court except the lawyers.
During the three years going back and forth to the court. The building was sold, resulting in an out of court settlement. Ending up with no cleaner, no lease to show for and walking away empty handed.
This is taking too long let me fast forward to the present.
Presently I’m a property manager and the good thing is that it pretty much runs on its own. This allowed me to diversify and I acquired my real estate license to do real estate transactions.
Regarding real estate, I primarily deal with the commercial properties because first of all, it’s all about the facts and figures opposed to the residential there’s too much drama I have to deal with. Secondly, the commercial properties have a higher value than the residential which works out to a larger commission.
So by focusing on the higher valued commercial properties, I need just a few translations and it also ties in well with the property management that I do. And lastly, for both businesses, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home which is an equally important benefit I’m able to share with my family.
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Having gone through these scams I want to help you because I don’t want you to go through what I went through. So when I was fortunate to have discovered this community I was quite surprised and pleased that a community like this exists. And made it worthwhile of the scams and lies that I had to experience.
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