A 14 year old girl recently purchased a home in Florida with her mother. I am so impressed with this young lady. We hear so many negative things about teenagers in our society that it is refreshing to see a 14 year old taking charge of her life. This story really hits home for me because I too purchased my first home with my mother at the age of 20. This is the main reason why I started blogging. If I could do it at 20, clearly someone could do it at 14, and the generation coming up behind this incredible 14 year old can purchase their first home at the age of 10.
Something else that is impressive about this young lady is that she plans to buy out her mother once she hits 18. I predict this 14 year old will be a young millionaire in no time. Thank God for smart parents who raise their children in the right way.
In an economy where people are loosing their homes left, right, and center, this youngster saw an opportunity and capitalized on it. That's what it's all about. Seeing opportunities that everyone doesn't see!
Imagine the world we would live in if most parents were teaching their kids the power of ownership, introducing them to business concepts at an early age, encouraging them to read very early in life, and focusing on things that would impact their future and the future of others. Rather than buying them the latest video game, which is not contributing to their intelligence at all. Or making sure they have the latest Nike's or name brand outfit to wear to school.
Who cares what kind of shoes a child has on. Don't parents realize that one of the best gifts they could give their child is education. Once a child is educated, there is no limit to where they can go. Forget about owning one pair of Nike's, they could buy the Nike store.
This 14 year old's story is just a reminder of where our priorities need to be.