Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Time of Change, A Time of Hope

Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, whether you've been watching the stock market go up and down like a crazy rollercoaster ride every day on Wall Street, or just trying to keep things "business as usual" on Main Street, Thanksgiving feels like a welcome break in the action, a time to step back and be grateful for all that we have here in the United States. As Rex and I looked around the dinner table at our two sweet girls, the traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy, we were reminded of how fortunate we are as a family.

While I did not vote for Barack Obama, I am grateful to see the steps he is taking as President-elect to deliver against the message of change that we heard throughout his campaign, and that my fellow Americans appear to trust him to take the steps necessary, relying on the advice of a solid group of wise men/financial advisors to turn our economy around.

Rebuilding of America Corporation (ROA) is offering a $20 socially responsible investment opportunity to strengthen and rebuild America. The cost to join is $20 plus a processing fee of $5. I haven't seen any similar investment program available at such an affordable level for the average Main Street investor. To make the investments safe and secure, ROA places each investment into Jumbo Certificates of Deposit, which are fully insured by the FDIC. ROA then leverages the CDs to purchase, rehabilitate, modernize or finish foreclosed income producing properties throughout the United States. 100% of the profits from these projects will be distributed back to the investors equally on an annual basis. ROA's operating capital is derived from the interest on the Certificates of Deposit, allowing investors to receive the maximum return on investment. The original investments are never compromised or used, remaining safe, secure and fully insured against any loss and will be returned to the investors after a five-year term. Instead of relying on government bailouts, ROA is determined to help people, the middle class of hard working men and women in the U.S. Check out a letter from Jim Jameson, CEO of Rebuilding Of America, who truly believes that we can and will make a difference in the economy. His letter quotes President-elect Barack Obama: “I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington. I’m asking you to believe in yours.” Jameson uses the quote from Obama to encourage potential investors: "Don’t just sit here and talk about change, let’s make change happen."