“Ask not what your country can do for you, rather, ask what you can do for your country”. These famous words were spoken by JFK 48 years ago during his Inaugural Address. How appropriate it is today to reflect on these words and consider what we can do for our country. Do you wait for things to happen or do you create your own circumstances? Instead of worrying about the cost of gasoline, perhaps you can utilize public transportation, carpool, ride a bicycle, or …gasp, walk. Do you recycle? If not, now’s a good time to start. Every little bit helps. Are you going green? Don’t be like Motel 6 and leave the lights on. Turn out the lights when you leave a room. Have you read a good book lately? Turn off the TV and the computers. Don’t listen to the news, it’s just depressing. Read a good, uplifting story.
And this is for all of you who are still renting. Why? There has not been a better time to purchase a home since the 1950’s. Home prices have fallen and probably bottomed out. Interest rates are historically low. Incentives such as an $8000 tax credit make the decision to own a home a “no brainer”. Go green, help the environment and our planet. Buy a home, help rebuild our economy as well as your own personal wealth, and begin to put green in your pocket.