Have a Happy and Safe New Year

To our Readers, we hope that you have a very Happy and Safe New Year and may 2018 bring you much happiness, joy, good health and prosperity.

May our Town be investigated so that good tax dollars finally help the people of White Springs rather than assisting the officials in protecting themselves from their dirty little secrets and spending all tax dollars on legal fees.

May God protect our firefighters and police so they remain safe.  May Kevin Pittman again be able to serve as Fire Chief without the bias of our Town Manager.

May public officials who actually wish to work for the people such as Dr. Helen Miller be placed back on the council seat and those who have done nothing be removed.

May the people/citizens of White Springs finally become strong and decide to fight for what is right.  May God eliminate the fear that these people/citizens have and make them realize that those elected officials are to serve the people rather than themselves.

May others realize the wrongs of our Town Staff and place pressure on those to finally leave before we no longer have a Town. 

There is a reason for everything, lessons must be learned, and the only thing we can do is trust God because this is all in his hands and in the hands of those he created, we the people.

God made us in his own likeness and it is up to us to do what is right and just.

May God Bless each of you and have a Happy New Year.


Karin and Joe for the blog

 Very Good Advice….

     Very Good Advice….

Steve Jobs, CEO and maker of iPad…iPhone etc. died a billionaire and here are some of his last thoughts and words on the sickbed:

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.  In others eyes, my life is an epitome of success.  However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to..  At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.  Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost –health and life itself.

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends.

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300..or $30.00 watch…they both tell the same time.

Whether we carry a $300 or $30.00 wallet/handbag, the amount of money inside is the same.

Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine
the hangover is the same.

Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft.,
loneliness is the same.

You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.

Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down, you go down with it.

Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven & earth…That is true happiness!!!

Five Undeniable Facts of Life…

1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy so when they grow up they will know the value of things…not the price.

2. Best awarded words in London… “Eat your food as your medicines, otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”

3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even if there are 100 reasons to give up, he or she will find one reason to hold on.

4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human…only a few really understand it.

5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die.  In between, YOU have to manage!!!

Remember…If you just want to walk fast, walk alone, but if you want to walk far, walk together!

Six Best Doctors in the World…

1. Sunlight
2. Rest
3. Exercise
4. Diet
5. Self Confidence
6. Friends

Military Town Ft. Walton Beach FL:

Military Town, Ft. Walton Beach, FL


Eglin Joint Base Command located near Ft. Walton, Florida, is presently the largest Military Complex in the world and encompasses a large contingent of Air Force units, Naval Warfare units, and the 7th Army Special Forces and 6th Army Rangers.


My home is exactly 5 miles outside the main gate of Eglin AFB.


Most folks in the USA don’t live in a Military Town, with lots of guys in uniform walking the streets and jets overhead daily.  They go on with their lives unaware of what a Military Town is all about.  And that’s OK… but I want to share with you what it’s like to live in a Military Town.  We see guys in uniform all the time, we have state of the art, high-performance aircraft in the air nearby all day long.  We hear the SOUND OF FREEDOM when an F-22 or F-35 streaks over the house… and we read in the local paper, some times daily, but at least weekly, of the loss of one of our own in combat in the Middle East.


And that is what brings me to the reason for this email.


Staff Sergeant Mark De Alencar was 37 years old, had a family and was a Green Beret with the 7th Army Special Forces stationed here in the Fort Walton area.  He was killed on April 8, 2017, while fighting Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan.  In January of this year, he was deployed for the second time to Afghanistan.  He promised his adopted daughter, Octavia, that he would be home for her High School Graduation.  He didn’t make it.  But she went to graduation anyway.  And in the audience were eighty (80) US 7th Armed Special Forces soldiers from her dad’s unit in full Parade Dress Uniform.  Additionally, they brought THEIR FAMILIES to be with them, as well.


And as Octavia ascended the steps to the stage to receive her diploma THEY ALL SILENTLY STOOD UP.  And when she was presented her diploma they ALL CHEERED, CLAPPED, WHISTLED… and YES, CRIED.  Everyone in attendance then stood up and cried and cheered.  Octavia had graduated and yes she had lost her Dad… but she had 80 other DADS to stand there with her and take his place.  I just wanted to share this moment with you… and remind you that THIS IS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE IN A MILITARY TOWN.  This is the real America we all love… and I’m proud to be part of it.  May God bless our men in uniform and their families who give so much.


(Take a second to pass this along to someone you know.  It’s the least we can do for Octavia and SSgt Mark DeAlencar, 7th Special Forces, United States Army.)


And these do-nothing, accomplishment-less, shameless, punk sports figures who are so proud of their juvenile take-a-knee crap… WOW!

Who Benefits from the Tax Overhaul Plan?

Who Benefits from the Tax Overhaul Plan?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is the first major tax overhaul since the Reagan era. Rather than simplifying the already 10,000-page tax code, Republicans took a different approach: they tweaked the taxation formula and did a balancing act by doing away with a few deductions.

They also gave the business community a 14% corporate tax reduction. What they did not do was simplify the federal tax code. The following are highlights of what the new bill means to individual taxpayers and the business community.

Tax Cuts for Individuals

Most individual tax payers will pay less. The previous 7 tax brackets are still here, but new percentages apply. The old brackets were 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35% and 37%. New brackets are 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35% and 39.60%.

Each new bracket results in a lower individual tax bite. For example, in 2017, a married couple filing jointly whose taxable income was $75,000 paid over $9,500 in income taxes. The same couple in 2018 will pay a little over $8,000.

Changes in Deductions and Credits

Increased standard deductions have been doubled. Many taxpayers who previously itemized their deductions will opt to take the standard deduction instead. Single filer deductions have increased from $6,350 to $12,000. Married couples filing jointly get a standard deduction increase from $12,700 from $24,000.

Tax credits for dependents have also been doubled. The child tax credit is doubled in 2018 to $2,000 for children under 17 along with higher earning caps for single parents ($200,000) and married couples ($400,000).

Then there’s the temporary credit for non-child dependents. The new law permits filers to take a $500 credit for each non-child dependent they are supporting. This might include a child 17 or older, or elderly parents.

Another change is the doubling of estate tax exemptions. The original plan was to eliminate all estate taxes. The surviving compromise was to double the 2017 exemptions of $5.49 million for individuals and $10.98 million for married couples.

4 Tax Breaks That Survived

1. Medical care expenses are still deductible.

2. Student loan interest, and teacher-purchased classroom supplies survived the 2018 law. Graduate students also continue to enjoy tax-free status of tuition waivers.

3. Homeowners who make a profit on a home sale will still be allowed to exempt $500,000 ($250,000 for single filers) from capital gains, under certain restrictions.

4. The electric car tax credit is still plugged in for a maximum credit of $7,500.

4 Tax Breaks That Will Go Away in 2018

1. The increase in the standard deduction is offset somewhat as the $4,050 personal exemption is eliminated in 2018.

2. Tax filers in states like California (7.5% sales and top marginal income tax of 13.3%) can no longer deduct the full amount of the taxes they paid to the state. State and local tax deductions are now capped at $10,000.

3. Homeowners who take out a new mortgage can now deduct up to $750,000 interest on their debt. The amount is down from the previous cap of $1 million. Current mortgage owners are unaffected by this change.

4. Finally, tax preparation costs, moving expenses for nonmilitary people, and alimony payments are no longer deductible.

On top of all this, the Obamacare health insurance mandate has been eliminated — and so has the penalty associated with not purchasing it. For tax year 2017, the tax penalty is 2.5% of the total household adjusted gross income, or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child to a maximum of $2,085.

Changes for Businesses

The corporate tax rate is going down dramatically.

While individuals definitely benefit from the new law, it does lean heavily towards corporations and business owners. For businesses and corporations, starting next year the corporate rate tax is cut from 35 to 21 percent. The bill also repeals the alternative minimum tax on corporations.

On the other hand, there are 3 other provisions on the new law that rein in or help the business community:

1. a 21% excise tax on nonprofit employers for CEOs who earn above $1 million

2. the elimination of tax write-offs for sexual harassment settlements

3. transition to eliminating federal taxes on companies earning incomes offshore


Ethan Warrick
Wealth Authority

So Help me God




Today I went to visit the  new World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

I got an unexpected history lesson. Because I’m a baby boomer,

I was one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my parents,

Veterans of ‘the greatest war,’ with their families. It was a beautiful day,

and people were smiling and happy to be there. Hundreds of us milled

around the memorial, reading the inspiring words of Eisenhower and Truman

that are engraved there.

On the Pacific side of the memorial, a group of us gathered to read the words

President Roosevelt used to announce the attack on Pearl Harbor :

‘Yesterday, December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy–

the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked.’

One elderly woman read the words aloud:

‘With confidence in our armed forces, with the abounding

determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.’

But as she read, she was suddenly turned angry. ‘Wait a minute,’ she said,

‘they left out the end of the quote. They left out the most important part.

Roosevelt ended the message with

‘so help us God.’

Her husband said, ‘You are probably right. We’re not

supposed to say things like that now.’

‘I know I’m right,’ she insisted. ‘I remember the speech.’ The two looked dismayed,

shook their heads sadly and walked away.

Listening to their conversation, I thought to myself,

‘Well, it has been over 50 years; she’s probably forgotten.’

But she had not forgotten.
  She was right…

I went home and pulled out the book my book club is reading —

‘Flags of Our Fathers’ by James Bradley.

It’s all about the battle at Iwo Jima.

I haven’t gotten too far in the book. It’s tough to read because

it’s a graphic description of the WWII battles in the Pacific.

But right there it was on page 58.Roosevelt’s speech to the nation ends in

‘so help us God   ..’

The people who edited out that part of the speech when they engraved

it on the memorial could have fooled me. I was born after the war!

But they couldn’t fool the people who were there.

Roosevelt’s words are engraved on their hearts.

Now I ask:


People today are trying to change the history of America by leaving God

out of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since the beginning.

He still wants to be…and He always will be!

This is Mainly for Walter McKenzie who likes to judge others but not himself, even if there are facts.

When Joe received his fifteen minutes at the interviews, the one question Walter McKenzie raised was how could Joe be on the council when he is so disliked by the Town and the County.

I don’t know where Walter McKenzie got his information but the facts regarding any so called dislike for Joe or I stem from the Town itself. We have no problem with the county people.  In fact when Joe goes to Jasper everyone talks to him because they know he is a good person living in a wrong and corrupt town  Even the State Assistant District Attorney who replaced Karen Hatton realized that what the Town had done to us was a complete railroad job and at that time, the charges were dropped.

Walter, perhaps if you walked in someone else’s shoes, you would realize that his life in White Springs was devastating with the Town Officials trying to jail him at his every move and a Camel Club who was relentless in treating us both like dirt.. They laughed at him because of his depression and slandered him and I every chance they got.

When I first moved to town there were the five letters  written by Ed Miller disparaging Joe for his public records requests and other criteria for which Joe had the law on his side. There were others involved for much of what transpired, but Joe always was the one who was blamed.

In fact one of our neighbors came to me and said he couldn’t believe that Joe was such a nice person and initially, the neighbor was afraid of him, calling the police when our dog Lump came to his porch.  Other neighbors thought what the Town did to Joe was horrible because Joe has always assisted everyone and was a good neighbor.

We had one camel club member after another disparaging us and talking about Joe taking drugs as well as me.   Joe had an illness but he is a really sweet guy who would hurt himself, rather than hurting others.  We continually received bad e-mails and after a while after certain things happened, I was fearful and Joe’s language became fierce on the blog in order to protect me.

Joe was never in favor of the manner in which the Town was run including the fact that we had a manager who was an alleged Pedophile which even the State protected.  Anytime he complained, including what law had been broken, he was treated like dirt by the council.

Since we both have legal, financial  and insurance backgrounds as well as charitable and volunteer type work, we applied to the Council to be included as volunteers and we were denied.  We probably were the only ones ever who were denied from being volunteers.

The Town made fun of Joe who was in the military for 22 years; first an aircraft pilot and then a helicopter pilot in SE Asia. He has more than one Masters and a bachelor’s degree and what he told the radio station as well as the papers regarding his awards was true, but we both were treated like criminals in the newspaper and were guilty even before being charged.  And why did this happen?  Because the Town did not wish Joe to win a seat on the council.

So many people have lied about Joe, saying he was a stalker, etc. but we knew in time God would sort it all out.

Yes, recently Joe mentioned one of the Councilors beat his wife, but it was in provocation of one who has skirted the law concerning his son and now has a bride from another country who seems to be locked to his premises.  No one sees her and he doesn’t even take her out to breakfast or to eat.  When one of his relatives did take her out, he forbid any such future excursions, so what kind of person is he?

No Walter, I can guarantee that if Joe had been able to run without everyone doing so much harm to him and making certain that he did not have a chance because of your disparaging comments, the Council would have been run following the laws, the ordinances and people would be heard because of Robert’s Rules of Order.  There would not have to be one lawsuit after another and if we ended up with a Poor Manager, that manager would have been fired.  Furthermore we would not have run good managers out of Town.

Let’s look at Stacy for a moment. With her interview of almost an hour stating that she did this and did that and the time periods of each, I would not have hired her in the first place.  Why, do you say? Well, not once did she say what she was willing to do for the Town.  But you gave her the highest scores and frankly if one of the others would have been hired, because they did not have her illicit background, they would not have lasted.   Now we are spending thousands of dollars to protect her…and from what…the fact that she could sue because she knows the dirty little secrets Rhett Bullard is hiding? Why do we citizens have to bear the price of this corruption?

Stacy Tebo has treated all employees by fear; fear of losing their jobs if they say or do one thing wrong that aggravates her.   The employees who are there now pose no threat to her because they are frankly ignorant and she now removed Helen Miller because the Town wishes to remain corrupt.   Now Stacy is after our Fire Chief for no good reason which will cause further problems because we have one of the best group of firefighters ever….and even Cecil Brownfield remains as one of our firefighters.

The situation regarding Dr. Helen Miller was as corrupt as what was done to us and Dr. Miller did nothing to break the law and fortunately Stacy and Rhett did not wish to pin some criminal act on her for which malfeasance usually is claimed.  Even though she had some big ideas that didn’t pan out, the fact is she cared about the Town Children and at least tried to do something where the rest of the councilors sat on their butt ox.

No Walter, it is sad but you will never know Joe for who he is, and I am certain you really appreciate that because without condemning Joe, you would have no one to be nasty to.

Even with Spencer Lofton, the fix was in and hearing about what they, the Lofton’s did to facilitate Tonja’s vote, it certainly could be understood.    Arthur Natteal would have been a far more honest man, but I fear after a while because of his Christian Spirituality he would have realized how bad White Springs is run.

Richard Marshall and Tom Moore also had good interviews but alsas the fix was in.

No, unfortunately the plans the Town has for economic development will not work.  Those that do not have a job, do not want a job or they would work in Lake City.  The day will come when Governor Scott will mandate drug testing in order to secure welfare and that is the day I am working for because at the Federal Level, the house is being cleaned up.

Walter, judge not other, without judging yourself!  You have no real facts but rather a lot of hearsay and absolutely no ability to change, it appears.  Unfortunately what you have seen of we Griffins is the fact that we have had to fight for ourselves without any support or understanding from the Town, that it has been the Town which is wrong and corrupt.

Karin for the blog





To that I say bull s_it..

The problems of White Springs stem from a lot of reasons most of which won’t be solved by having more jobs in town. A majority of our younger citizens (ages 18-30) don’t want to work. They dogged their way through school and expect no more than a monthly welfare check from the state and/or federal government to make their life complete.

Stuart Lofton, the council’s newest member, thinks the problem could be solved if more jobs were created in White Springs. He promised to do just that if selected to the council. He has been smoking something not cigarettes if he believes it is so.

That leaves us with the “haves” creating jobs for the “have nots”. When Karin and I tried that we were accused of being racist and playing the Plantation Owner. We no longer hire teen age labor to do the hundreds of small jobs that older folk need done. I’d rather pay more money to a local handyman than hire a young person who might need the money more but certainly will call me a racist because I hired him to fill in a ditch or wash my car or any of another 20 or so odd jobs we have.

And where do you think the young, especially the “black” young got this mentality that somehow or other I or any other of the so called “rich white folks” must live with. I say they got it from a do nothing set of parents and a do nothing leadership of the Town Council.

10 years ago Joe McKire and Ralph Hardwick and least we not forget Walter McKenzie voted in a Resolution of the Council to create 5 jobs a year in White Springs. Where is the labor to do that. It rests with the council and the parents. The American dream is that our children will be better off than we were. Karin did her part. Her daughter Tamara is a fine young woman with a good job and lots of responsibility. If your name isn’t McKire, Williams or Udell then you didn’t receive any good training as a child growing up. And worse yet, you didn’t provide simple parental guidance to your children growing up.

And the Council isn’t helping one bit. 5 jobs a year is not something that seems insurmountable to me. Yet the Dollar General must hire out-of-town to get the people it needs to run its store. Why is that I ask? Because the young people who are of age to work have not developed the “work ethic” needed to have and maintain a job.

Now you can maintain that it is the drugs that have ruined our children. But where are the policemen and the Council support to solve that problem. A couple of years ago we had a friend who was in prison for some problem, a parole violation I believe. After 18 months in the care and custody of the state he was due for release. While in prison we, Karin and I, sent him money and bought him tennis shoes and other stuff including snacks and food. We even had a job set up for him with an over the road trucking company. All he had to do was go for the interview. The company knew about his legal problems and was willing to hire him anyway. Imagine, training and a job where he could easily make $45000 per year.

And what did this young lad do? The first night he was home from prison he went out and went on a four day bender. He started using drugs again. He was so high he couldn’t even make a phone interview two days after he got out. We provided him a place to stay for a week to get used to being back in the normal life and he blew it. In addition to that we, Karin and I, were called plantation owners.

No White Springs has lots of problems because the story I just told you is all too prevalent throughout the White Springs community. Shame on the do nothing council and a whole host of parents who won’t do anything to make their children’s lives better than theirs was. Simple 5 jobs a year and the council couldn’t, WOULDN’T DO IT.

Fool me once shame on you, Fool me twice shame on me.

White Springs deserves this situation. It has worked hard to achieve this do nothing attitude by town fathers and mothers. The Council is to blame as are all of the dead beat parents. White Springs has made a thousand decisions which got us here where we are. Shame on us. A thousand or so decisions and not one of them saved one child from growing up as a drug addict or even unemployable.

I say show some honor, show some dignity; show some willingness to get involved. Even today seven years after I was in jail for calling the judge a crook lads come up to me and remind me that they knew me in the “joint”. And their lives are no better than they were when they went to the “joint” in the first place. It’s enough to make you cry.

Now the council and Stuart Lofton won’t make things better until they actually provide some leadership, some honor and integrity. Woe is us.

Tonja Brown Tells Students that Education is unimportant

The rumor is that the Loftons invited Tonja Brown to speak to students at the school.  It was stated that Tonja told students that education was unimportant.  She explained she was not in school and did not get a further education.   This is something we know, by her actions and vernacular but it is a shame for her to not express the importance of further education.


Today it seems as though the reason many students do not excel is because their parents obviously do not feel that an education is important.  Instead they stay on welfare and teach their children that the children could also receive welfare from the government.  This is the mentality of Tonja Brown as well. These people do not believe that their children should have a better life than they had and feel that spending other people’s money is just fine.  Let’s face it it is the taxpayers, not the government, who provide them with a small amount of money.  And as I understand the problem in White Springs, many sell their SNAP cards for additional money for drugs and tobacco products. These children will never experience the exultation of achievements and successes; own a beautiful home; and are able to support a family.


Anyway it is sad that Tonja doesn’t care whether others excel, just because she is so ignorant, misinformed and too lazy to work.

Below are listings of various jobs; some of which require at least a Bachelor’s Degree and others which are considered “uneducated” usually involve a technical school.  If you are talented you can get involved in the arts, writing, dance or acting but even talented people are required to hone in their talents through schooling. And how many bands never make it?

To make the kind of money listed in these jobs, one needs to learn as much as one can especially in subjects such as English, Math, Geometry, Trigonometry, Chemistry, Biology and other college prep classes. Most of the larger salaries are made in Cities rather than small towns. 

If you have high grades, some companies may hire you and pay for your education.  For instance my Nephew became a computer guru because my brother worked with him at an early age.  His company paid for his education at the Tech institute while he worked for the company, now making some $90,000 in a small town/farm community.  One needs either a very high IQ; , be logical and have the desire to make money and have a better life.


It depends solely on how you feel about working hard, like farmers and contractors or if you have the ability to use your brain to excel in such areas as computer/robotics and computer design


The children of White Springs were better off with the programs provided by Dr. Helen Miller than what for instance Spencer. Loften did with children (i.e. kept food meant for the program so his son could have a great birthday party;; made children sit in military position with corporal punishment ) and he feels that the Town should have the children get together again, I am certain, under his form of training, rather than enhancing their educational experience.





  • Truck driver. Salary: $40,260. …Projected Hiring Growth 5%
  • General business manager and operations manager. Salary: $97,730. …Projected Hiring Growth 7%
  • Data scientist. Salary: $ 111,267. …Projected hiring growth by 2024: 16%
  • Registered Nurse. Salary: $67,490. … Projected hiring growth by 2024: 16%
  • Information security analyst. Salary: $90,282. …Projected hiring growth by 2024 19%
  • Software Engineer. Salary: $98,270. …Projected hiring growth by 2024: 19%
  • Financial Advisor. … Salary: $89,160 Projected Hiring Growth by 2024: 30%
  • Physical therapist. Salary: $84,211 Projected hiring growth by 2024:  35%
  • Home Health Aide Salary $21,920  Projected hiring growth by 2024:  38%





  • Physician Median base salary:  $180,000
  • Lawyer – Median base salary $144,500
  • Research and Development Manager – Median Base Salary $142,120
  • Software Development Manager – Median Base Salary $132,000
  • Pharmacy Manager – Median base salary $130,000
  • Strategy Manager – Median base salary: $130,000
  • Software Architect = Median base salary $128,250
  • Integrated circuit designer engineer – Median base salary $127,500
  • IT Manager: Median base salary $120,000
  • Solutions Architect – Median base salary $120,000
  • Engagement Manager: Median base salary $120,000
  • Applications development manager – Median base salary $120,000
  • Pharmacist – Median base salary $118,000
  • Systems Architect: Median base salary $ 116,920
  • Finance Manager: Median base salary $115,000
  • Data Scientist: Median base salary $115,000
  • Risk Manager: Median base salary   $115,000
  • Creative Director Median base salary $115,000
  • Actuary:   Median base salary $115,000
  • Data Architect: Median base salary $113,000
  • Tax Manager: Median base salary  $110,000
  • Product manager: Median base salary $107,000
  • Design Manager: Median base salary $107,000
  • Design Manager: Median base salary $106,500
  • Analytics manager: Median base salary $106,000
  • Information Systems Manager: Median base salary $106,000

Jobs for uneducated people (People without a College Degree but may require Technical School Training.)

·        Beautician  $20,000-21,000   (Beauty School/Certifications)
·        Form Filling Work   $12,000-18,000
·        Copy Paste Work $9,000-18,000
·        Call Centers from home  $12,000-19,000  other call centers provide a minimum base and points which go toward additional commissions.
·        Factory work and assembly
·        cleaning and maintenance jobs
·        Automotive sales usually on a commission basis
·        Nanny can make up to $180,000 a year in larger cities based on number of children and hours
·        Dog Walker in large cities can make up to $100,000 a year
·        Bartender can make up to $100,000 a year including tips in larger cities. Requires going to bartender school.  In states like NV, requires Sheriff Card and background checks, especially if working in Casinos.
·        Fast Food Restaurants (Minimum Wage starts) or restaurants in general.
·        Retail Stores (Just a bit better than Minimum wage – appliances, jewelry and perfume products may provide for a commission.
·        Real Estate Agent (Commission position – Require licensing and schooling)
·        Construction Industry – need skills including education for heavy equipment.
·        Insurance Underwriters, Claims and Marketing  (From $30,000 – $100,000) continual education.
·        Insurance Sales – sometimes includes a base which one pays back but is usually on straight commission – requires an education, licensing and background check.
·        Plumbing (requires education and apprenticeship).
·        Electrical Contractor(requires education and apprenticeship)
  •    Roofers
·        Government Jobs – low pay but great benefits – education required as well as testing.
·        Chefs and line cooks – Chefs require an education in culinary school unless you are a natural.




Karin for the blog