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Old 11-17-2012, 01:07 PM   #21
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You also mentioned you're still self employed. What exactly do you do now since you're no longer in glass?

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #23
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I'm a freelance appraiser. I write estimates on crashed cars and also write diminshed value claims for vehicle owners. Combines three of my great loves - travel, cars, and catastrophe.

The bonus is - most of my old clients were on the wholesale end of the equation, and I still work with them.
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I'm a freelance appraiser. I write estimates on crashed cars and also write diminshed value claims for vehicle owners. Combines three of my great loves - travel, cars, and catastrophe.

The bonus is - most of my old clients were on the wholesale end of the equation, and I still work with them.
That sounds awesome! I'd love to do something like that. Is it a hard business to get into?
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That sounds awesome! I'd love to do something like that. Is it a hard business to get into?
not for nothing, and no disrespect to your line of work, but when did being an appraiser become a dream job. my friend does it and its not all glitz and glamour. a lot of paper work, and the traveling is driving long distance in your own vehicle during the day. i don't know about you, but i'd hate to be in traffic all damn day.
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Agree with OP

I'd love to own my own business.
Don't even need to be insanely rich.

Time is what's important to me.

Enough $$$ to spend time with my family and enjoy life
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If you own your own business, then the answer is still yes to an extent.

Saying yes to that question isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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I'd love to own my own business.
Don't even need to be insanely rich.

Time is what's important to me.

Enough $$$ to spend time with my family and enjoy life
lol @ thinking you have more free time
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If its a successful one, yes, yes you do.

You also have flexibility, which is even better than free time
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You also have flexibility, which is even better than free time
That's correct but success really is blood, sweat, and tears no matter which way you slice the cake.

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