In This Month's S.T.U.P.I.D Email - September

Evan Smeenge  |  September 12, 2022

In This Month's S.T.U.P.I.D Email - September


T.hese Days in History

U.nbelievable News

P.reparation for Season Change In Life and At Home

I.NQUIRY - Need Your Help With My Internet - Mesh system?

D.onation - "We’re ready, we’re waiting to be a smiling face, to be that warm hospitable welcome and say, 'we’re so glad you're here in Chicago!'"


A brief clip from the first episode of the Fourth Season of West Wing.



Current Real estate gurus have been pushing the idea of using rental property to support your children's financial futures especially if your children intend to attend a higher educational institution. I don't necessarily disagree with this notion that property could produce a good enough return, if purchased near the child's birth, to pay for these things - however there is always a caveat. Including but not limited to:

  • Personal ability
  • Downpayment
  • Type of property

My cautionary advice - talk long term goals with a certified investment manager or a real estate professional on potential returns and risks.

Ultimately it comes down to mitigation of risk and diversification of portfolio (even a diversification within your real estate portfolio).

(T)hese Days in History

1939, September 01

Germany invades Poland

On September 1, 1939, German forces under the control of Adolf Hitler bombard Poland on land and from the air. World War II had begun.



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(T)hese Days in History (Cont.)

1945, September 02

Japan surrenders, bringing an end to WWII

Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II.



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(T)hese Days in History (Cont.)

2001, September 11

Attack on the United States

Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Septembers of years past have been crowded with sorrow... and seemingly overflowing with joy. Other events include the first Irish election after Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed ending the Revolutionary War, The London Fire started. And so much more.

There is nothing further to say about September 11 that hasn't been said already. So I will leave this section to your thoughts, prayers, and remembrance of times past.


(U)nbelievable News

Eating with Dinos?

If you need an excuse to head to brunch this weekend, allow yourself to consider the possibility that your French toast may cause you to expand scientific discovery and research.

Earlier this month, an observant patron at a restaurant in southwest China spotted a set of footprints in the stone floor of the courtyard where they were dining.

And after the proper authorities were called in to observe and identify, the paleontologists on the scene discovered a new set of footprints, which they say belong to two dinosaurs that walked the planet some 100 million years ago.

Paleontologist Dr. Lida Xing was one of the experts called in to investigate. He told CNN that his team used a 3D scanner to confirm that the imprints were left by sauropods.



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(P)reparation for Season Change

In Life and At Home



IT'S (almost) FALL! - I like to be a little pretentious... and call it Autumn.... ;)

So, just want to throw this list out there.. start kinda thinking about the various things - if you are in a single family home - that you need to get ready for. 

- If you are one of the types of people in the blow photos... I'm not talking to you, I trust you have EVERYTHING already pre-planned.



Start thinking about the following:

  • Prepping Gutters
  • Clothing flip - get the sweaters/jackets out.
  • Prepping outside
  • Fertilizing
  • Switching Decor
  • Check your Mental Health - Winter around here can be tough.
  • Get ready for the last true warm days! They are gone quick.. so get some fun summer things done before the chill rolls in.
  • Furnace check up and cleaning
  • Close down your A/C Unit properly - But don’t close up yet!
  • FIRST TIME BUYERS - Did you want to buy this year? Fall is the best time to buy a home, deals to be had!




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