When 15 year old Chandler Prohl’s mom signed him up for the 2012 Race to Robie Creek half marathon (13.1 miles) he was not a runner. His mom had run several races, including a couple of half marathons, though, and would give him training guidance. But Chandler had always hated shoes. Since he thought he […]
(This is a true story, but names have been withheld to protect privacy) When Mr. X was a boy, his dad was a business owner who worked hard 6 days a week. By this example, the children were taught the value of work, saving money, and taking good care of the house and the car […]
Working With Everyday Opportunities to Become a Businessman – The Origins and Unfolding of Snake River Pool and Spa
When Jim Paxton was about nine years old, his uncle hired him and his cousin for the summer. Their jobs were to do everything they could with shovels, rakes, and brooms to clean up around their uncle’s store. This uncle was an astute businessman and entrepreneur, who owned and managed three businesses on one property: […]
At age 61, Earle McEwen has been a CPA for many years, but only began investing in the stock market (using the services of a professional broker) about ten years ago. Until then, his capital was invested in raising seven children with his wife, Karen, an Idaho farm girl. He also started a computer store in […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.