Not too many years ago people bought homes to live in. Of course, you might say, why else would they buy a home? Because today we’re told that owning a home is more like an investment to produce a profit. Back then we were taught to pay off our mortgage and pass our home on to our kids. Today it’s a different game, because of huge surges in property values, we use our homes to finance our children’s education, go on vacations, retire, and more. Back then it was a form of forced savings, today it’s a financial adventure! For those of you looking for humor in my message today, remember – if it wasn’t for blinds it would be curtains for all of us!