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Thank-you for 17 Years

It was a clear day, late fall in 2002, when my world ended. My last employer, one of the best companies I had ever worked with, got a new manager and things changed. It didn’t matter how many millions in profit my automation had facilitated, really, I “was too expensive”. My wage was priced at the midpoint for Senior Computer Programmers, but the two H-1B Visa people brought in from Mexico and China cost far less than prevailing wage. The gal from Mexico was a crack programmer, but I was instructed to teach the Chinese gentleman how to code.

Then it was over. Sometimes one world must end so that another can begin. I was a Purdue Engineer with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Today I administer a small but effective all-volunteer public charity. To become qualified to lead an effort to cure unemployment and poverty, first I had to learn what it was like to be unemployed and poor, no matter how hard I tried.

For three months, job searches turned up nothing. I have a fairly decent resume – it is posted on this web site. I can teach at the University level, or create state of the art electronic controls, or design embedded systems, or program. I have streamlined and automated more than one data flow.


Building the Community Computer Lab

Years ago, when I recognized that Internet access was needed in my organization, I was told by others that “we have an AOL modem and nothing more is needed”. That was the consensus in most businesses at the time. I purchased a microwave linked Internet feed (there was no broadband otherwise available at my location) and connected several office computers – and it very quickly became Readmore..

Money is Fun! If you have some!

In the last 20 years or so as the economy has become worse and worse an increasing number of capable but poor young couples, single parents, and seniors have been made homeless. These people would work and support themselves if only they were permitted to do so. A huge part of this problem is debt, in particular student loan debt. Those who are still in their own homes are hanging on by a thread usually because most or all their income is lost to debt service. 

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Two youths in uptown, chicago, illinois, a neighborhood of poor white southerners.

Recognizing that this fundamental and preventable problem is so important is the motivation for provision of the free and open to the public Dave Ramsey Financial Peace training offered by Adult Life Training, Inc.

The next class starts Monday Jan 2, 2017  6:00-8:00PM and this is a great way to start a new year and a better life. A “Membership Kit” can be purchased from the Ramsey organization, but it is entirely optional.Here is a link to register for class or to buy materials to give as Christmas presents to those you love. 

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Interested people (or families, or groups) can also call Abundant Life Church at 260.432.0014 for additional information, to register, or to arrange training through your own church or organization.It’s bad but it’s not hopeless: none of us has all the answers but together we can do more than any of us can achieve alone.

Super Saving 01-02-2017 | 6:00pm
Relating With Money 01-09-2017 | 6:00pm
Cash Flow Planning 01-16-2017 | 6:00pm
Dumping Debt 01-23-2017 | 6:00pm
Buyer Beware 01-30-2017 | 6:00pm
The Role of Insurance 02-06-2017 | 6:00pm
Retirement and College Planning 02-13-2017 | 6:00pm
Real Estate and Mortgages 02-20-2017 | 6:00pm
The Great Misunderstanding 02-27-2017 | 6:00pm

Roll Debt Free!


zDebt is as common in America today as expensive gourmet coffee and rush hour traffic. But here’s the good news. Anyone with debt can get rid of it. Ditching debt is 80% behavior change and 20% head knowledge. Tonight, at Abundant Life Church, Community Room, 7:30-8:30pm.

Get Started Now

Homework: Week 4

  1. Use the Debt Snowball form.
  2. Discuss your Debt Snowball form.
  3. Plastic surgery.

Now is your time. It’s time to take control of your finances. It’s time for you to get financial peace. Sign up on the links below, or call 260.432.0014 to get registered today. There is still time when you act right now. No money required, just register now and get started.

The next classes start in this week & next, with one beginning Mondays 6:00PM-8:00PM and two others Wednesdays 7:30PM-9:30PM ( one for college age students and the other for adults). There is no charge for this class and we are not paid anything to provide it.

Links to register on-line are (starting Wed 9/7) and (starting Mon 9/19).Calendar

A “Membership Kit” can be purchased from the Ramsey organization, and it’s nice and provides on-line access to all the videos and forms, forum access and more, but it is entirely optional. There are a few kits available at the class for the same cost as on-line but only a few and you don’t have to have one.

Interested people (or families, or groups) can also call Abundant Life Church at 260.432.0014 for additional information, to register, or to arrange training through your own church or organization.