News From Victoria Newstead
Dreams are universal, opportunity is not!
As someone with access to so much opportunity, I feel compelled to stretch myself toward my goals for my family. I feel equally compelled to extend a hand up to someone with less opportunity and just as much drive. One way I do this is to provide microloans through Kiva.
Kiva envisions a financially inclusive world where all people hold the power to improve their lives.
Through Kiva’s work, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment, students can pay for tuition and families can afford emergency care.
The only benefit I receive for sharing Kiva with you is intrinsic – it feels good to look outside my first-world privileges and see where I can make life better for people who create an opportunity for themselves and their communities – and then share my experience with you.
When you make a loan through Kiva there is a risk that you won’t be repaid so if you like the idea of Kiva, I invite you to sit down with a cup of coffee (hot chocolate, tea, cocktail)…. take your time, read through the lending opportunities and make an empowered choice – for you. Loans start at $25 and you may also give a loan in someone else’s name… how fun and hearty is that!
I’d love to hear your story about extending a hand up, Kiva or otherwise! Send me a message!
The checkout clerk at the supermarket was unusually cheerful
even though it was near closing time. “You must have picked up
a ton of groceries today,” a customer said to the checker.
“How can you stay so pleasant?”
“We can all count our blessings,” the clerk replied.
“The hardest part of this job is the turkeys and the watermelons.
I just thank God that Thanksgiving doesn’t come in July.”
Q: Why did the Vampire read the New York Times?
A: He heard it had great circulation.
I worked on a toll road, answering the phone,
collecting money and issuing toll tickets.
One Thanksgiving Day, a woman called to ask about road conditions
on the turnpike. After I said everything was A-okay,
she told me a friend was coming for dinner. Then came the stumper.
“If my friend just left from exit twelve,” she asked,
“what time should I put the turkey in?”
One of the ‘pleasant’ dilemmas that my investor
partners face when we cash out of a deal is what
to do with their PROFITS.
On one hand, it’s tempting to take the cash and
buy a new car, boat, vacation, or other ‘doodad’
(as Robert Kiyosaki calls them in his book Rich
Dad, Poor Dad).
On the other hand, it usually makes a LOT more
sense to use those profits to buy more income-
producing real estate. That’s called “re-investment”.
About Victoria Newstead
Victoria Newstead is a professional real estate entrepreneur and consultant.
Victoria’s current focus is long term multi-family properties.
If you would like to find out more about how to get an above average return on your money,
backed by a solid asset (real property), and without the hassle of being a contractor
and/or landlord – contact Victoria.