Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Attention gun owners! Any newspaper can publish your name and address!

Imagine the residents in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties waking up last Sunday and discovering their name and home address was printed in the The Journal News, identifying them as gun owners.

“This is CRAZY!!” said commenter Curtis Maenza. “This is the type of thing you do for sex offenders not law abiding gun owners.”

Hmmm … Here’s a tip for some other newspaper in the area that doesn’t agree with The Journal News’ attack on privacy.  Run a list of all owners, manager, journalists and employees at that newspaper.  List each one’s name, home address, telephone number, SSN, and date of birth.  After all, this is "public information" somewhere, right?   

Personal opinion:

As a youth, I was an avid hunter of wolves, deer and elk.  Later, I had a permit to carry a .32 automatic and I did so when traveling with large amounts of cash.  At this stage of life I no longer own a gun of any kind, nor do I plan to get one.  But if I did, I’d get one from a private party who know neither my name nor my address, and make sure I never told anyone I had it.  As the old saying goes, it’s “better to be judged by twelve than to be carried by six.”

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Luna-tic Tip: “The Secret to Success in Life”

Here it is, folks, in paragraph one. The secret of success in life is to force yourself to leave your comfort zone. Think about it:

“I can’t find a job!”

- - - Move to Williston, North Dakota.

“I can’t find a nice girlfriend in any of the bars”

- - - Join a volunteer group where you’re all helping others for free.

“I hate it when my friends say I’m fat!”

- - - Follow Dr. Gott’s NO FLOUR NO SUGAR diet.

“My son’s in his 20s and refuses to leave home.”

- - - Hand him an application to work at McDonalds, and kick him out.

“We don’t have the money to send our kids to college.”

- - - Then see that they learn a trade, even if they must work for free.

“I want to write a book but I have no time!”

- - - Get up at 5 a.m. like I do. (Still alive at 85.)

“I don’t know what my purpose is in life!”

- - - Contact JJ Luna. (You won’t like the answer.)   =================================  

Saturday, December 8, 2012

How to use a New Mexico LLC when you do not have one


How can you use an LLC when you do not have one?  I'll tell you in a minute, but remember, it's still best to keep some extra ("shelf") New Mexico limited liability companies on hand.  Here's what happened just yesterday:

My good friend Jorge Ortiz had called me the previous evening to say he'd be bidding on a property that joined his. The auction was being held by the county to sell off properties for back taxes. Might I like to buy something, too?

When the doors opened in Room B at the County Courthouse the next morning, Jorge and I were in the second row.  Now note this:

I had with me a list of six New Mexico LLCs, taken from the longer list of LLCs I always keep on hand.

I bid on six properties along one of my favorite scenic highways, State Route 530 between Rockport and Darrington, Washington. I was the high-bidder on three, and of course used a different LLC for each one. All was well.

However, what if something similar happens to you, and you're caught without an LLC to your name?

Make up a name!  But not just any name--it has to be one that has never been registered.  The only way to do this is to invent such an oddball name that no one else on Planet Earth could have thought of it. Something like Englelrod & Tyskipsi LLC. When you are buying, no one needs to see your actual documents or operating agreement.  But when you sell, then you need both. Thus, once you buy with a not-yet-formed New Mexico LLC, contact Rosie Enriquez and order a custom NM LLC--fast!-- using the odd name you chose.

Better yet, avoid this scenario. Get the names you want by ordering your shelf LLC in advance.

JJ Luna

P.S.  If you’d like to buy a property with both building and land for less than $20,000, email me at once! Put “Blog” in the subject line.  Jack {at} JJLuna.com.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

An old man’s advice to the young

Never borrow money.  Never, as long as you live, ever borrow money.

Do not borrow money from your friends.  Do not borrow money from your parents. Do not borrow money “until payday.” Never borrow money to buy a car. And never, never, never buy a home unless you can pay cash.

 Debt will stress you out. Debt will demean you. Make no mistake, kids, debt will make you a slave. You may not believe much of what (if anything) you read in the Bible, but believe this one:

“Poor people are the rich man’s slaves.  Borrow money and you are the lender’s slave.”
(Proverbs 22:7 – Good News Bible)

You don’t want to be a slave to anyone, do you?

Note to unbelievers—feel free to post a contrary comment here, and/or contact me at:

Jack {at} jjluna {dot} com.