What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience…

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience...

When you deal with the general public- you often encounter “a mixed bag of nuts.”  When you help clients with no money- that bag of mixed nuts contains more peanuts than almonds and Brazil nuts or even cashews.  The truth is that clients and prospects know far more about me than I do about them. … [Read more…]

A Wedding At A Karate Studio And Our Friendship With Rudy Smedley…

A Wedding At A Karate Studio And Our Friendship With Rudy Smedley...

Last year my team and I needed a building for the wedding of Lisa and Terry Williams after torrential rains prevented us from using the park we had originally chosen for their event.  Rudy Smedley was the only person willing to loan a building for this wedding and his band to ensure a beautiful event … [Read more…]

Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A “Once Happy” Couple I’ve Married…

Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A "Once Happy" Couple I've Married...

For some reason whenever I find out a couple has divorced, I shed a tear and remember how happy they were at their wedding.  With a photographic mind, I remember the weather that day, the beautiful place we were at and more importantly, the love that couple shared.   I mourn the separation and take … [Read more…]

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning…

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning...

Getting into our kids “business” is a regular occurence for The Pawning Planners because let’s face it we are fairly nosy and often opinionated regarding our kids, grandkids, cousins and even our clients on occasion.   Apparently, my sister and I are always “poking our noses” into our kids lives according to them but- we … [Read more…]

Weddings & Workouts?  You Betcha The Pawning Planners “Keep On Trucking!”

Weddings & Workouts?  You Betcha The Pawning Planners "Keep On Trucking!"

This week has been by far the biggest week of setbacks and successes towards our goal to lose 40lbs each by This Time Next Year.  Cindy and I have successfully worked our way up to 20 minutes on the treadmill and 3 on the epileptical machine but, we gained two lbs back when we went … [Read more…]

Talking With The Twins- Meet The Pawning Planners A TwinTeam…

Talking With The Twins- Meet The Pawning Planners A TwinTeam...

This morning my twin sister was ready to get going to the gym.  But first we needed to strip a table taken in trade through my sister site No Money? No Problem! The Pawning Planners Take Trades. Many of my loyal readers are often confused about The Pawning Planners and think we loan money on items … [Read more…]

Traveling With Two Sets Of Twins-The Pawning Planners Of Texas Twins Events…

Traveling With Two Sets Of Twins-The Pawning Planners Of Texas Twins Events...

Last week, Cindy and I started a unique journey to get fit and trim by “This Time Next Year” in order to boost our confidence and attend our very first twin event in Twinsburg, Ohio. The aches and pains associated with joining a gym for the first time in our lives has left Cindy and … [Read more…]

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event…

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event...

When I’m laying out a wedding- the details of where the bar will be, do we need handicap accessible tables and other issues that are often overlooked by my clients take first priority for me.   Planning and execution can often be disrupted by unexpected slip and falls, inlaws and outlaws, bee stings, big bites, … [Read more…]

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples…

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples...

I always encourage my clients to add an additional element to ceremonies in order to make their wedding special.  On a few occasions we’ve encountered a few stage fright issues once the Bride and Groom realized a crowded room of their family and friends were watching.  “Chilling out” isn’t as easy as it sounds when … [Read more…]

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients…

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients...

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “going in blind” before but do you really understand it?  Appraisal Appointments are often our first meeting with clients after a phone call or email and, they can often be pretty funny based on the client!  Nearly half or more of our clients have no money which brings them … [Read more…]