This article was posted on Sunday, Mar 01, 2020

The Big Show

You’ll want to remember to mark your calendars for the big “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference” next month.  The big show will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Hall C, 300 East Ocean!


(for housing providers only)

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You’ll meet vendors galore with new products and services, attend FREE landlording seminars and have chances to win some great prizes.  Who knows, you may even go home as the winner at the 4:30 seminar of a brand-new Tesla (you pay taxes, registration, etc.).  AOA pays the $39,000 for the car!  You must be in attendance at the show by 3:00 PM in order to receive your free ticket for the drawing.  If you do not win the Tesla, maybe you’ll be lucky and win a “Cruise for Two” at one of the other seminars.  Your “odds” of winning sure beat the lottery!

Free Admission?

All we ask is that you please bring a couple of CANNED goods for the Union Rescue Mission food drive. 

Our main goal is that you walk away with just one idea to help you make and/or keep more money than ever before.  You’ll want to attend our FREE landlording seminars which will include:



  • The 7 Step Success System on How to Make and Keep Millions, (Been There, Done That), by Dan Faller, AOA’s President



  • Strategies on Tax Reduction, Lawsuit Protection & Estate Planning by Dale West, Asset Protection Specialist 



  • AB 1482:  Understanding the New Statewide Tenant Welfare Law by Attorney Michael Brennan



  • Six Steps to Succeed in 2020 by Bruce Norris



  • Why You Should Vote No on the New Tax Initiative by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association



  • How to Beat the Rising Tide of Onerous Housing Regulations by Attorney Ethan Blevins, Pacific Legal Foundation



  • “Ask the Attorneys” Question & Answer Panel with Attorneys Dennis Block, Michael Brennan and Tracy Merrell 



  • How to Legally Screen Your Prospective Tenants by Attorney Dennis Block



  • and more to be announced


Show Time!

Be sure to check out the times of each of our FREE LANDLORDING SEMINARS. It is going to be AOA “Show Time” and you’ll need and want to be there.   Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 29th!  See you at the big show and good luck if you plan to attend the 4:30 Tesla drawing.  Be sure to get there before 3:00 PM in order to receive a free ticket for the drawing.

Critical Life Lesson: “Do You Know How to Catch Wild Pigs?

This is for all you educated people that think uneducated people are dumb.  Let’s see how this works out for you and your family if this country keeps pushing for socialism.

There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class.  One day, while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter.  The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back.  He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime.  In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question.  He asked, “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?”

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.  The young man said that it was no joke.  “You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground.  The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free food.”

“When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming.  When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence”.  “They get used to that and start to eat again.

“You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side”.  “The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again.  You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd”.

“Suddenly, the wild pigs have lost their freedom.  They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught.  Soon, they go back to eating the free corn.  They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.”

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America.  The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare entitlements, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time as the government forces us to participate in many of these programs whether or not we want to.

One should always remember two truths:

  1. There is no such thing as a free lunch and 
  2. You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to share this with your friends.

-Author Unknown

Quote for Today:  “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.”  (Tenant Welfare, i.e Statewide Rent Control, is just one example.)