Buddy Hemp

Buddy Hemp

Author: Joe Hester

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499009380

Page: 314

View: 7218

Buddy Hemp a Twenty Four year old Vietnam vet and Joe Fuller, a skinny eighteen year old social misfit neighborhood boy with a speech problem become trustworthy friends and with Buddy’s share of Moonshine money from his elderly father He buys a store and builds a tavern with help from Joe. As they plant marijuana on the side and eventually join Buddy’s Vietnam comrade who happens to be from a rich drug cartel family. After a few years of non-violent outlaw ventures, both Buddy and Joe team up with a business savvy woman and her husband and invest their sizeable nest eggs into their own newly established corporation. Twenty years and several hurdles later, both are Multimillionaire family men with everyday problems. Their life styles remain very country and simple by the Bay. It’s side hurting comedy with every emotion shown and felt. The book is based on outlaw lyrics from Joe Hester, an old petty has been, outlaw songwriter. It’s all fiction, wishes, laughter, love, near death experiences, and religion during a forty plus year span of time. You won’t be able to put it down.
Categories: Fiction

Lucky Buddy Lucky

What Goes Around Comes Around, Be Honest, Be Kind

Lucky Buddy Lucky

Author: Lucky Buddy Lucky

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 0805977112

Page: 134

View: 6301

Categories: Fiction

Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver

Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver

Author: Jean C. Joachim

Publisher: Jean Joachim

ISBN: 1626228035

Page: 260

View: 5869

Known for his record-breaking stats and womanizing ways, wide receiver, Buddy Carruthers, would give it all up for one chance to win the only woman he ever wanted, Emmy Meacham. Hard-won games, and traveling half the season kept Buddy from pursuing his secret passion. Even if he managed to corner her for a moment, would she still care? Now a rock star known as Emerald, Emmy lived her life on the road with no time for love. In her dreams, she longed to turn back the clock and spend another night with Buddy. But lies and deceit had kept them apart for five years. Would a chance meeting wash away those years or cause old wounds to resurface? Could two lives traveling in opposite directions make room for love or would they continue to spin, out of sync, and always alone?
Categories: Fiction

Can the Poor Save?

Saving & Asset Building in Individual Development Accounts

Can the Poor Save?

Author: Mark Schreiner,Michael Wayne Sherraden

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202308395

Page: 372

View: 7348

Many policymakers argue that the best poverty policy not only provides cash to the poor for subsistence but also incentives and structures that encourage long-term social and economic improvement. As part of this, they make the case for Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), a new policy proposal designed to help the poor save and to build assets. This book explores IDAs to determine their effectiveness. IDAs are matched savings accounts targeted on low-income, low-wealth individuals. Savings in IDAs are used for home ownership, post-secondary education, small business development, and other purposes. Do IDAs work? If they do, for whom? And does how an IDA is designed determine savings outcomes? This volume is the first analysis of matched savings by the poor to use data from monthly bank statements. It comes at a critical time, as debate rages over the merits of individual social security accounts. IDAs also respond to policy that is becoming more asset based and less inclusive of the poor. The authors argue for the efficacy of IDAs to counter this tendency. They find that while savings outcomes vary among participants, no characteristics (such as low income or public assistance) preclude saving. They examine effects of IDA design (the match rate, savings targets, and the use of automatic transfer) on savings results and analyze factors that influence varying rates of saving and spending over time. They conclude that financial education and other support services, though costly, improve savings performance. To address the issue of cost they suggest a two-tier system of IDA design, one with broad access and simple services and the other with targeted access and intensive services. Can the Poor Save? offers a wealth of lessons to those interested in saving and asset accumulation among the poor. It not only breaks new ground in the scientific study of savings behavior, but also offers concrete, evidence-based recommendations to improve policies designed to encourage the poor to save and how to make such policies more inclusive. Mark Schreiner is a senior scholar in the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis and also director of Microfinance Risk Management. Michael Sherraden is the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development and director of the Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.
Categories: Business & Economics

Can the Poor Save?

Saving and Asset Building in Individual Development Accounts

Can the Poor Save?

Author: Michael Sherraden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351530224

Page: 385

View: 8990

Many policymakers argue that the best poverty policy not only provides cash to the poor for subsistence but also incentives and structures that encourage long-term social and economic improvement. As part of this, they make the case for Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), a new policy proposal designed to help the poor save and to build assets. This book explores IDAs to determine their effectiveness. IDAs are matched savings accounts targeted on low-income, low-wealth individuals. Savings in IDAs are used for home ownership, post-secondary education, small business development, and other purposes. Do IDAs work? If they do, for whom? And does how an IDA is designed determine savings outcomes? This volume is the first analysis of matched savings by the poor to use data from monthly bank statements. It comes at a critical time, as debate rages over the merits of individual social security accounts. IDAs also respond to policy that is becoming more asset based and less inclusive of the poor. The authors argue for the efficacy of IDAs to counter this tendency. They find that while savings outcomes vary among participants, no characteristics (such as low income or public assistance) preclude saving. They examine effects of IDA design (the match rate, savings targets, and the use of automatic transfer) on savings results and analyze factors that influence varying rates of saving and spending over time. They conclude that financial education and other support services, though costly, improve savings performance. To address the issue of cost they suggest a two-tier system of IDA design, one with broad access and simple services and the other with targeted access and intensive services. Can the Poor Save? offers a wealth of lessons to those interested in saving and asset accumulation among the poor. It not only breaks new ground in the scientific study of savings behavior, but also offers concrete, evidence-based recommendations to improve policies designed to encourage the poor to save and how to make such policies more inclusive.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Fireproof Motel

The Fireproof Motel

Author: Arthur Barry

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100916

Page: 280

View: 6661

The Fireproof Motel in Bella Villa, Florida is home to twelve residents, federal undercover agent Mike Nolan among them. These denizens of the Fireproof Motel, a band of misfits, become embroiled with Edwin Tiny Harris a treacherous and psychopathic deputy sheriff when two of them witness him murder a fellow law officer. A host of the countys worst villains are entangled with this corrupt cop. After discovering Agent Nolan is on his track, Tiny targets him as well. Meanwhile, gambling and drug mogul Rooster Babcock plots Tinys assassination. The story wraps up in a blazing double header climax.
Categories: Fiction

Sequoia

Sequoia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Page: N.A

View: 7024

Categories: College prose

The Jews of Prime Time

The Jews of Prime Time

Author: David Zurawik

Publisher: Brandeis Univ

ISBN: N.A

Page: 275

View: 9281

An insightful examination of the Jewish face of American television delves deeply into the Jewish identity and its role in shaping prime time--both behind and in front of the camera--featuring profiles of the founders of the three major networks: William S. Paley, David Sarnoff, and Leonard Goldenson. (Performing Arts)
Categories: Performing Arts