October 31, 2012
My friends, a married couple, have great timing. They made nice profits buying and renovating historic structures during the housing bubble—all while building custom houses for other people—and then made a timely exit from the business in 2004. When I called them last week, they were on the Hudson River north of NYC, heading south toward Savannah in their 36-foot, six-mile-an-hour sailboat. Knowing Sandy was on the way, they hustled past the City and the Jersey shore to Annapolis Harbor, where they spent two nights tied safely to a mooring while Sandy demolished areas they had just passed through.
Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones and property to the storm. I had been watching my friends on the Annapolis harbor webcam, and as they readied their boat and sailed away into a beautiful sunrise this morning, it brought home the importance of timing, watching the weather and watching the social signals that can help you predict and avoid financial trouble (Click here to read more).
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