Mike McMillan: 2019 January EZINE



January, 2019
News From Mike McMillan

January Meaning and Symbolism

January can be a tough time for some of us who are profoundly affected by the seasons of our planet. It has to do with ancient themes of both hibernation as well as emergence from deep withdrawal.

I love pulling on the threads of myth and old legend for symbolic answers about our environment, including the flavors and personality traits of the seasons and the months of the year.

One such thread to pull in our exploration of January meaning and symbolism is from Roman mythology. Janus, specifically. He’s the Roman god of doors, doorways, arches, openings, closings and the like. Many of you may remember Janus as the ‘two-faced’ god (or two heads, depending on your source of reference). I like this imagery very much because January is replete with paradoxes, and the prime paradox I’ve mentioned – namely, the interplay between reclusiveness and emergence.

The month of January was named after Janus for his ability to turn one face to reflect upon the past and a yet another face freshly pointed upon the future. This is so appropriate. January marks the new year for most of us humans. A new beginning.                                             

 
 

Qoute of the Month

 

A Laugh or Two For Good Measure!

No. 1 on Our List — Literally!
My father was completely lost in the kitchen and never ate
unless someone prepared a meal for him. When Mother was ill,
however, he volunteered to go to the supermarket for her.
She sent him off with a carefully numbered list of seven items.
Dad returned shortly, very proud of himself, and proceeded to unpack
the grocery bags. He had one bag of sugar, two dozen eggs, three hams,
four boxes of detergent, five boxes of crackers, six eggplants,
and seven green peppers.
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MSW?!
(Mom say what?!)
 
Mom: What do IDK, LY & TTYL mean?
Son: I don’t know, love you, talk to you later.
Mom: OK, I will ask your sister.
 
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An old guy walks into a bar
An old guy walks into a bar and the bartender asks for ID.
"You've got to be kidding," he said. "I'm almost 60 years old."
The bartender apologized, but said he had to see the license.
The guy showed his ID, then paid and told the bartender to keep the change.
"The tip's for carding me," he said. The bartender put the change in the tip cup.
"Thanks," he said. "Works every time."

 

Helpful Life Hacks & Cartoon 
of The Month

       
 

Control

One of the reasons I like real estate as an investment (as opposed to mutual funds, stocks, bonds, GIC’s, etc.) is that it is something that I can exercise much more CONTROL over.  When buying a revenue property, I can choose the market I want to invest in (right down to the neighborhood, or even the street I want to buy in).  I can choose the type of property I want to buy (i.e. single family home, multi-family property, etc.).  I choose the condition of the property I want to buy.  I have some control over how much I pay for the property (prices and/or terms are negotiable).  I then choose what I want to do with the property once I own it.  While I own it, I exercise control over how the property is managed and maintained.  And last, but not least, I can choose from a variety of different exit strategies when I am ready to sell it.  With traditional investments, the only control you exercise is when you buy and when you sell. 
 

About Mike McMillan:

Michael McMillan is a professional real estate entrepreneur, author, and consultant. Mikehas been investing since 2013, and his current focus is on multi-family properties, especially apartment buildings.
 
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