Monday, April 30, 2007

The Missing Casey Kool-Aid Link

Yes, Casey's SWEET hippie van link from the earlier post is gone but not forgotten: ExUrb IAFF Missing Post

UPDATE: Although revised, the missing post reappeared. Hmm, I wonder why Casey decided to add this aside...
[Besides… it’s pretty selfish and self-centered of me to think that my wife should follow me around and do everything I do. She has her own needs and desires too and I need to consider those more than I have been in the past. She does NOT deserve to be in this financial mess. I’m blessed to have such a wonderful wife who will stick by me and support me even in spite of all this!]

Paris Hilton Autopsy Art


News Flash: Casey's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Casey considers Tuning In Turning On and Dropping Out! Sources question whether he ever dropped in yet agree he has been drinking the proverbial Kool-Aid.

Take a moment to make your voice heared by taking this "thrilling poll" over at Foreclosure Avoiders Changed My Life.
You might also find some hot images of Stephanie J.....

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Breaking News: Foreclosure Avoiders Ruined My Life is Back and "Utterly Disgusted"

Sunday, April 29, 2007

I'm Utterly Disgusted.
Look at those
cocky S-O-Bs over at FACML... I have sent repeated faxes to their offices regarding my $39 and i'm still looking for that "missing minute" i was promised when I eagerly signed up.

I am in dire straits here looking for a patented Foreclosure Avoidance System, give them my money in good faith, what I do get in return?

Nigel Loves Casey Serin, Axe and spray-on hair products

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Foreclosure Avoiders Changed My Life: [PRWeb] Nigel Swaby announes new line of spray-on hair products

Foreclosure Avoiders Changed My Life: [PRWeb] Nigel Swaby announes new line of spray-on hair products

THE FLIP-IN & 1.2.3...FLIP!

If you like vintage kitsch particularly pulp fiction from the ‘60’s and ‘70’s, I’d recommend perusing The Groovy Age of Horror.

While I was reading the current feeds I noticed a “Swappers” category and these paperbacks in The Swinging, Swapping Sixties by Earl Kemp post.

Imagine if you will (as Rod Serling would say) a more recent form of exuberant excess, The Swinging Flipping Zeroes and replace “swap” with “flip” in these book titles...

Casey Art: Artist Unknown

I saved this gem a few weeks ago, but I don't recall who the artist was. If this is your work, please let us know so that you can be properly recognized.

Friday, April 27, 2007


As recently uncovered at ExUrb, Casey's Jetta was broken into last night. This photo seems to symbolize Casey's current situation.

UPDATE: As most of us know by now, Casey later provided further details:
Our question for Casey Serin: Did you file a police report?

6 Degrees of Casey Serin™

Hey kids, let’s play 6 Degrees of Casey Serin™!

The rules are similar 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but we want to keep it organic™, so don’t feel limited to film actors. Essentially, any actor in everyday life can be used to make a link.
Feel free to make up your own definition of an “actor in everyday life” because in CaseyLand™ we’re open to loose interpretations. In fact, we're open to just about everything.

Let’s begin with Edie "The Egg Lady" in Pink Flamingos.

UPDATE: The lucky winner gets one of my award winning kombucha mushrooms.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Casey Kombucha Vector Update

News Flash!
A certain Mosquito & Vector Control source in California is aware of a "jellyfishy mass the size of an SUV...
CaseySerinisGodkinda like something in The Blob” discovered in a “dirty” pool in Modesto.
Keep in mind that Casey’s new guru, Nikolay Dolgorukiy, lives in the Ukraine where kombucha is frequently consumed and referred to as kvass. It is highly unusual for kombucha to grow to the size of an SUV, so the e-noise/rumors suggest that Nikolay has given Casey Serin the ultimate mother culture and “fish-soup” is a SCOBY code word. As I continue to research Project SCOBY Doo I’m confident that Schnapps can clarify the scientific details.

UPDATE: Nikolay has not extended his invitation to Nigel and has expressed concern that his cosmic energy could clog the cleansing mechanism in the bio-energy-information chamber.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Giant Kombucha in the Lab?

According to kombucha's comment:

Did you hear about the enormous komucha the Stanislaus County Mosquito and Vector agent discovered at the bottom of the pool? It was carefully removed and analyzed in a lab before the fish were added. I bet that kombucha was related to that sun worshipping guru and Casey was more pissed about his missing spiritual mushroom than anything else.

I am currently following up on the kombucha situation and will later reveal what is uncovered...

Casey Gets Testes

Rumor has it that Casey Serin was in fact brewing Nikolay Dolgorukiy's legendary “cosmic” energy broth in the spa at the Modesto property. As one can see in this photo, Casey’s adoption of Nikolay's sun gazing practice has left his complexion ruddier than usual.

Soon Casey shall completely replace Starbucks lattes with sunlight and wheatgrass shots with home-brewed vegetable broth. Thanks to the larvae eating fish donated by Modesto's vector control, Casey has been enjoying Nikolay’s cosmic “fish-soup.” (Only a select few are given the secret recipe.) To assist in Casey's dietary and spiritual transformation, Dolgorukiy has offered the "7-hedral pyramid" on the left "built on Sunny-street of Zaporozhye" far from the temptations of Jamba Juice, Starbucks and Macaroni Grille. There has been some debate over whether it would be wise to include Galina in Casey’s new spiritual journey. Nikolay opposes the idea, but Casey wants it "more organic".
Once he checks into Pyramid #7, Casey plans to relax and unwind in the "bio-energy-information chamber" where "there is a clearing, a rejuvenation of an organism, a smoothing of the energy field of a human."

More from Casey's new spiritual advisor:

- It doesn’t prevent me. I plant the fruit trees along waste water here. I carry people kindness, love, display mercy and compassion here. It is a beauty of my life!

It doesn’t matter where a human lives. It`s important that what is going out from him in the space. I love this waste water where I have learned to swim in a childhood.

I want to people learned to think brightly, then a lot of problems will go away from their lifes.

An organism of a human is unique and nobody knows his latent possibilities before he testes them.

More Art and Wisdom from the Mysterious M. Singh


At 6:38 AM, M. SINGH said...

Mr. SERIN seems to have quite a dilemma. I am quite sure he would like to write about his visit to Modesto. However, Mr. RATLAB did an excellent job of doing that for him. Also, do keep in mind Mr. SERIN's latest contribution of photographs have only served to spawn the highly creative series of "what Casey can't do."

Rather than contribute directly to that series, I instead proffer a photograph of what Mr. SERIN will be doing assuming certain parties are successful in their endeavors.

I remain,


Monday, April 23, 2007

Google Ad Juxtaposition: What Casey Means To Say...

M. SINGH Uncovers Casey's Church of the SubPrime™

M. SINGH reveals Casey's esoteric practices and recruitment efforts!

At 8:08 AM, M. SINGH said...


With Mr. SERIN's last foreclosure auction scheduled for this Friday, and the sudden drop in Mr. SWABY's business -- as well as the creation of a bizarre blog targeting Robert COTÉ-- it seems that the two have partnered in a new business venture.

You may have heard of the Church of the SubGenius[tm]. Messrs. SERIN and SWABY have created the Church of the SubPrime[tm]. Not only does this provide a vehicle of "sweet" 501(c)(3) tax-exemption benefits, it also gives them an even bigger opportunity to court media attention. No longer will they be relegated to late night telecasts or basic cable!

They are recruiting new members from newspaper ads and signs strategically placed on telephone poles exhorting: "Own this home with no banks! G-d hates banks!" Its misogynistic scriptures preach the evil of tinfoil clothing on females, and advocate a return to "traditional duties" for women -- such as cabinet assembly, pool cleaning, lawn-mowing, and basic wage earning.

The first thing they plan to do is picket foreclosure auctions, such as the one this Friday. Also, in a bold move, they are also planning on picketing the funerals of Wells Fargo and RE/MAX employees.

You can see a still image of their recent efforts here.

I remain,


Sunday, April 22, 2007

News update: Taraxacum Officiale Galinalis

Thanks to Schnapps' classification efforts we now have

Casey Research: Ratlab

Ratlab has been busy documenting the Casey Serin phenomenon. His findings can be found in the following locations:

Random Find of the Day: Sandwich Art

More sandwich art can be found here Doesn't the sandwich with the salami hat look a bit like Nigel?
While this one may not be the most creative, it looks like the tastiest in the series...

New Blogs of Note: What Casey Means To Say...

I wish I had an Olympic Pin has created this exciting new blog with a cutting-edge bikini season suggestion.

Casey Art: cremeofsomyunguy


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Completed Unexpurgated Archive

Thanks to Flailing Forward, we now have the remaining Something's Gotta Give entries archived for posterity.

478. KathleenApril 21st, 2007 at 6:18 pm Fellow readers: Is Casey’s continued absence due to his still in Modesto working on the pool? Did he have an accident? I am starting to worry.I hope he took his cell phone so if he is injured he can call for help.See Casey: we do worry about you.Please do your work and hurry home so you can fill us in on your busy day.

479. Casey SerinApril 21st, 2007 at 6:18 pm Just got back from Modesto and looked over the instant comments that came in today. I have no words for this. I thought I can trust you guys to keep this place reasonable. I guess not. Too many accounts too ban. Too many vulgar comments to delete. Too much time spent on negative people. I’ve had enough of this crap for now … and maybe for good.

477 IAFF Comments on Something’s Gotta Give

I am Facing Foreclosure .com
Pool Maintenance in Foreclosure
April 20th, 2007 10:59 am
Something’s Gotta Give

Debt. Finances. Blog. Foreclosure Site. Negativity. Haters. Details. Follow-through. Partnerships. Opportunities. Job. Book. Success story. Big deals. Crazy ideas. Passive income. Huge deals. Goals. Focus. Priorities. Marriage. Values. Faith. Purpose. Progress. Time. Finances. Finances. Finances…
The pressure of it all is getting to be too much.
Filed under personal / feelings, photos, sweet media
Pool Maintenance in Foreclosure
Casey Serin's angst

1. Amused OnlookerApril 20th, 2007 at 11:00 am
Something about posing for a picture like this makes it seem less genuine.
2. RyanApril 20th, 2007 at 11:01 am
oi vay…
3. RyanApril 20th, 2007 at 11:03 am
GSPG is only down 4.17% today, nothing to fret about!
4. incredibler and incrediblerApril 20th, 2007 at 11:05 am
A lot of tragic events seem to happen throughout U.S. history around this time in April. Battle of Lexington, Oklahoma City, Waco, Columbine, Virginia Tech. Please don’t kill yourself, and don’t kill anyone else, either.
5. someonewhoknowsbetterApril 20th, 2007 at 11:07 am
Casey, don’t think we will call you a failure if you just give it up and get a job.You really need to do that.You don’t need a fancy title one, either. Money is money and even if you work for minimum wage you can at least pay your rent and feed you and your wife.
Just suck it up and go get a job already.
Please. That is the only answer. The only responsible thing to do. The haterz will applaud you and start showing you the love.
6. It's Really Simple CaseyApril 20th, 2007 at 11:07 am
Casey, it’s really simple, right? What choices do you have?
You will now have CashCall breathing down your neck, so you’ll have to declare bankruptcy, right?
Then, you’ll need an income, so you’ll have to get a job, right?
It’s not that complicated, is it? You just don’t seem to want to face the reality, do you?
7. Many Small Potatoes = Many eyes.April 20th, 2007 at 11:07 am
Your sanity gave first.
8. michaelApril 20th, 2007 at 11:08 am
how long did it take to get the photo just right?
9. Ontario ObserverApril 20th, 2007 at 11:08 am
And the Bubble Has Burst…
10. I put the Liar in Liar LoansApril 20th, 2007 at 11:11 am
Take progress, success story, huge deals, passive income, book, and follow-through off of this list as they were never part of your “story.”
11. JohnApril 20th, 2007 at 11:12 am
job, maybe?
12. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 11:14 am
You are an idiot and only have yourself to blame.
more than your lame looser @ss has now.
13. IvonneApril 20th, 2007 at 11:14 am
It’s funny…I was feeling the exact same way 2 days ago…when I finished talking to my husband he gave me a great advise. It is actually on your list …. FOCUS.
Don’t let all the “great” ideas stop you…. What is it that you want to accomplish? Make a decision…and works towards that. When you have a great new idea that might take you off track….just write it down and wait. If its good it will still be good 2, 3 months… once your first one is completed.
Good luck!
14. jackie_treehornApril 20th, 2007 at 11:16 am
you are bipolar. take what little money you have left and get on medication. like - now.
15. jackie_treehornApril 20th, 2007 at 11:16 am
by the way, who took that picture?
16. g money wants Homey's storyApril 20th, 2007 at 11:17 am
Wow dude! The drama keeps coming! But have no fear…you just sit there on your as* and think about things some more and ultimately do nothing…I mean its gotten you this far right?
17. Live FeedApril 20th, 2007 at 11:18 am
Add no money coming in.
Here’s your comeback plan.
Get a job. Make money. File BK. Get everyone wiped away.
Keep your job.
In 2010 take some 30 year fixed loans over subject to. Until then make money from your job.
Get your blog/site going while you have your job.
18. JimApril 20th, 2007 at 11:19 am
Call the “Waaah”mbulance!!
Declare bankruptcy.Wipe the slate clean.Get a fresh start.Life goes on.
America is all about re-inventing yourself.
19. GCApril 20th, 2007 at 11:21 am
Keep your chin up, little man!
Just think of Willie Nelson’s past problems with the IRS. Willie owed 22 million when he declared bankruptcy, and he’s doing just fine today….saw him just this week at the Fillmore, where he took 55 of my dollars and provided me with a rockin’ good time.
So, on this April 20th celebrate 420 style, relax with some tunes, and by all means..
Praise Willie!
Rock On, Senor Serin!
(and, you’re looking sorta psycho-killer in that picture. I am pretty sure you are affecting that pose for whoever is writing your posts these days (nice use of apostrophe and hyphens…very un-Casey), but jeepers kid - take it easy!
I’m still willing to contribute for the pool party, so all hope is not lost. I hope by the time you read this comment your manic moods have swung towards the high side again…)
20. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 11:22 am
Now that I got that out of the way…
Debt. => File BankruptcyFinances. =>Get a jobBlog. => Stop moderating EVERY EFFING COMMENT.Foreclosure Site. => Don’t botherNegativity. =>This is realismHaters. =>We tried to help, you didn’t listen.Details. =>Uh, yeah…that is what business are built on. Follow-through. => Just do it!Partnerships. =>Don’t even bother, get a job.Opportunities. =>You don’t have any worth going afterJob. =>Duh.Book. =>Nope, no one cares enough to spend the money Success story. =>What success?Big deals. =>Your deal with the DA?Crazy ideas. =>Aren’t all of yours?Passive income. =>Doesn’t exist how you want it.Huge deals. =>More jail bait for the DA.Goals. => Take out the effing trash.Focus. => Just do itPriorities. =>God, Galina Job. NOTHING ELSEMarriage.=>Why bother at this point? She’s going to leave.Values. => You have any beyond money?Faith. => Better keep it or you’ll get too depressed.Purpose. =>None I can think of.Progress. => Please prove you’ve made some.Time. => You have plenty, remember, NO EFFING JOB. Finances. => GET AN EFFING JOB!Finances. =>GET AN EFFING JOB!Finances…=>GET AN EFFING JOB!
21. VIkApril 20th, 2007 at 11:22 am
You are such a looser man. Go out and get a job. Dont just sit there and do nothing. I dont know what you think is going to happen man but sitting around and collecting donations is pretty pathetic. GET A JOB MAN. Everyone else is working and you are blogging.
22. Casey AnalystApril 20th, 2007 at 11:22 am
You forgot “dirty swimming pools.”
23. cant hideApril 20th, 2007 at 11:22 am
What a difference from now from this photo ey?
24. Fred SimpsonApril 20th, 2007 at 11:23 am
That’s life brother. Part of being successful is being able to manage that pressure.
One book you should probably read, if you haven’t (and if you have you should start following it’s advice) is the “Seven Habits of Highly Successful People” by Stephen Covey.
I don’t think his method is perfect, but it will help you understand how to manage things so that the pressure is not so overwhelming.
Your “weakness in the area of logistics” must be fixed, or you will never be successful. The devil is in the details.
25. Get HelpApril 20th, 2007 at 11:23 am
You really need a third party..Either parent or someone from your church to help you set up some goals and stick to them no matter what. I am sure you are getting offers and opportunities that are pushing you off course (actually I don’t think you have an idea what you want to do which is the problem–except to work when you want on your own terms) . If you do not have structure and goals you will never get where you want to.
Casey, you seem like a light switch everyday your thoughts change on the same subjects..
You need steady income right now no matter what. Do your crazy ideas or opportunites on the side and bring in some money. Either thru a job or your own business thru your computer skills.
Good luck
26. No Longer AmusedApril 20th, 2007 at 11:24 am
“Something’s gotta give?” No, “Someone has to get a job,” or two or three. This is not hate mail, this is reality. This is the type of common sense that someone close to you, perhaps a relative or friend, should have given you long ago. There are people all over this state(and country) that are under tremendous financial strain just to feed their families and put a single roof over their heads. You, on the other hand, used other peoples money that was obtained under false pretenses to acquire eight roofs, which you have slowly let go to hell.
Additionally, that photographic attempt to look angst ridden just ends up looking ridiculous. You have treated this whole experience like some reality TV show that is going to award you some prize at the end, or help kickoff your career as a real estate mogul. As a third generation real estate professional and educator, I can assure you that the only future you have in real estate will be as a cautionary tale.
Finally, you should feel a deep and profound sense of shame and regret, for you truly have taken all manner of things from others, while contributing absolutely nothing of value to this world. I hope that at some future point you will understand that your actions truly had consequences, not just for you, but for many around you.
27. MbaldwinApril 20th, 2007 at 11:26 am
Good thing you still have the energy to take carefully composed self portraits.
28. Not a hater todayApril 20th, 2007 at 11:27 am
I think you should move the 20th issue you list to the front. It appears your wife is the best thing you have going for you.
29. ugghApril 20th, 2007 at 11:30 am
Already gone :
Details. Follow-through. Book. Success story. Passive income. Values. Faith. Purpose. Progress.
that’s about half the list - you will always have the Haters and Negativity.
30. DC EConomistApril 20th, 2007 at 11:30 am
Debt. Finances. Blog. Foreclosure Site. Negativity. Haters. Details. Follow-through. Partnerships. Opportunities. Job. Book. Success story. Big deals. Crazy ideas. Passive income. Huge deals. Goals. Focus. Priorities. Marriage. Values. Faith. Purpose. Progress. Time. Finances. Finances. Finances…
Here’s what’s importantDebt. Finances Marriage Job
Everything else are distractions, cept for the haters/realists who tried to tell you this a long time ago.
31. slickApril 20th, 2007 at 11:31 am
Give you 5.00 for your computer. That solves about 90% of your problems, and lets you buy some black market prozac to solve the other 10%.
32. chrisApril 20th, 2007 at 11:33 am
Casey, every time I load your blog I think of the scene in ‘Boiler Room’ where Greg is explaining that most of the guys in the firm are Nig*** Rich. They have a Ferrari but not even 10$ to put in the tank. The pic of you all dressed up but with no money to go anywhere makes me think of it all the more…
33. Uzbecki DurokApril 20th, 2007 at 11:35 am
(The kind with a W-2, where you have to be at a predictable place at a predictable time, and are paid a predictable amount of money.)
(I.E. shilling for NRU, et. al. doesn’t count.)
34. Agent #777April 20th, 2007 at 11:35 am
We already gave…but Cashcall still is not taken care of…
35. unbelievableApril 20th, 2007 at 11:36 am
When will you admit that most of the advice that has been given to you over the last 6+ months has been good?
36. a. greenspanApril 20th, 2007 at 11:36 am
C- Don’t be feel so down. The market is coming back strong!!!
37. ZintradiApril 20th, 2007 at 11:37 am
so, stop the blog dude, and just go take care of business.Come back and blog when you have that success story.
38. WeedgrassApril 20th, 2007 at 11:37 am
I feel bad for you, I really do, about as bad as I feel for GW Bush when he said, “Being president is hard.” You look like you are about to cry in the picture.
39. unbelievableApril 20th, 2007 at 11:37 am
I think you have ADD. Maybe an RX for Adderall will help. Too bad that someone hasn’t come up with a “Facing Reality” pill.
40. Guy who knows nothing about poolsApril 20th, 2007 at 11:39 am
you have a lovely wife who appears to care very deeply for you despite the mess you’re in. That’s a lot more than a lot of folks have.
41. Property FlopperApril 20th, 2007 at 11:40 am
Let’s see if I can help you sort these:
> Debt. Finances. Details. Time.> Finances. Finances. Finances…
These are real.
> Foreclosure Site. Book. Passive income. Huge deals.> Success story. Big deals. Opportunities.
These are fantasies.
> Goals. Focus. Priorities. Job. progress. Follow-through.
These you need.
> Blog. Partnerships. Crazy ideas.
These you don’t.
> Negativity. Haters.
These you can ignore (*see note)
> Marriage.
This you should not ignore.
> Values. Faith. Purpose.
These have been missing. If you followed these, you would not be in the situation you are in now.
*Note: Be careful about categorizing people into “Haterz”. There are some who are just going to make fun of you, others are honestly trying to help.
Remember “Tim from Monterey”? He often gave you very good advice. You ignored it, things got worse. He finally stopped even trying. Is he a hater?
Most of the “hater” posts here are either people poking you to pay attention to details / issues that you’d rather ignore or they’re people who have simply given up on you after repeatedly trying to help.
My advice: Modesto - it’s gone either through short sale or repo. Either way, any effort spent on it is wasted time, you get nothing out of it.
BK - consult a BK attorney and go over the details. You really can’t avoid it at this point, better to deal with it now. The last repo will happen before you can file, so it is a much easier situation now.
Give up on the whole “I’m an entrapeuer” thing. This REALLY isn’t your thing. If you haven’t seen that by now, I’m not sure WHAT has to happen for you to see it, but trust me… you are not cut out it. Being an “Idea Man” is only a small part of what is required. Attention to the details and a willingness to work - far harder than any w-2 job would make you work - is what turns ideas into realit.
Primary advice - GET A JOB.
There may be legal issues, a job will help show you’re trying. The job will give you a steady income - I’m sure the lack of which is causing most of the marital strife.
Given the same advice before (as have many others), it’s been ingored before… I guess giving advice you don’t want to hear makes me a hater…
42. Bill McLeodApril 20th, 2007 at 11:40 am
At the risk of sounding overly simplistic, don’t let it get you down. Your site has tremendous value to those who are in the same or substantially similar situation but cannot or will not openly discuss it. Perhaps it’s out of fear, embarassment, or a combination of both. Those folks tend to sit in silent agony, and the only resource they have is to read your blog.
Keep your chin up. Tomorrow really is another day.
43. R. RedfordApril 20th, 2007 at 11:41 am
Declare BK, get a job.
44. triple TApril 20th, 2007 at 11:44 am
are you kidding me???? you live like a college kid.
try having a kid which forces your wife to stay home, which forces you to come up with twice the income. then live in a state where taxes and insurances make your mortgage shoot up 50% overnight.
i went from $30,000/yr to $120,000/yr… it’s not that hard. when you grow up and take responsibility, you’ll understand how to make money.
45. Educated ViewApril 20th, 2007 at 11:45 am
46. unbelievableApril 20th, 2007 at 11:46 am
I saw this on another popular site and I think it bears repeating. Please don’t take this as a comment from a hater because it isn’t. It is coming from a Realist. Most of the people here are REALISTS.
Debt. = File BankruptcyFinances. = Get a jobBlog. = Stop moderating EVERY EFFING COMMENT.Foreclosure Site. = Don’t botherNegativity. = This is realismHaters. = We tried to help, you didn’t listen.Details. = Uh, yeah…that is what business are built on. Follow-through. = Just do it!Partnerships. = Don’t even bother, get a job.Opportunities. = You don’t have any worth going afterJob. = Duh.Book. = Nope, no one cares enough to spend the money Success story. = What success?Big deals. = Your deal with the DA?Crazy ideas. = Aren’t all of yours?Passive income. = Doesn’t exist how you want it.Huge deals. = More jail bait for the DA.Goals. = Take out the effing trash.Focus. = Just do itPriorities. = God, Galina Job. NOTHING ELSEMarriage.= Why bother at this point? She’s going to leave.Values. = You have any beyond money?Faith. = Better keep it or you’ll get too depressed.Purpose. = None I can think of.Progress. = Please prove you’ve made some.Time. = You have plenty, remember, NO EFFING JOB. Finances. = GET AN EFFING JOB!Finances. = GET AN EFFING JOB!Finances…= GET AN EFFING JOB!
Please answer this question honestly. Where do you think you would be today if you had followed the advice of the Realists 6 months ago?
47. RealtalkApril 20th, 2007 at 11:47 am
I have been reading your blog for sometime now. I have been reluctant to comment because of the overwelmingnegativity and very harsh comments!
But I am where you are in some regards,and you CAN NOT GIVE UP! you have come so far….
the worst is over seeing as 4 properties have foreclosed and you sold some. My suggestion if you really want some “relief ” is to file the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, yes it will be on your credit for 7 to 10 years but Casey so will thoseforeclosures.
Law of Atrraction is active because you are focusing on your debt,therefore more debt will come.
Your Bright,Ambitious, and your young, you will survive!!
Give in, Give out, but don’t ever Give up!!! I enjoy your blog…..keep your head up! It get’s greater….Later
48. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 11:47 am
This is it! This is the point where snowflake overdoses on organic, all natural, no chemicals added sleeping pills.
49. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 11:48 am
Juice. Naps. Burritos. Sweet rims. Highlights. Naps. Murses. Paypal. Macaroni Grill. Vdubs. Hot/cold showers. The Secret. Wheatgrass. Naps. PDAs. Yneone. Argyle beanies. Chipotle. Blueballs (bouncing). Mongolian BBQ. Naps with Nigel. IKEA. Snowboarding. Hawaii. Starbucks. Corporate credit. $165,000 in cashback.
Focus on the positivity duuuuuude.
Scratch that, suck your widdle wip back in and focus on cleaning that nasty pool.
ASW is misspelled. It says failforward.
50. dswApril 20th, 2007 at 11:49 am
Aw, you left out “but it’s all good!”
51. Who caresApril 20th, 2007 at 11:49 am
What gave?
Problem is you’re living life in your mind. Heaving the pool muck out would actually give you a tangible, actual task that can be accomplished. I would recommend getting a “job” even part time just to give yourself some real events to hang reality onto. Right now you’re all in your mind, it’s like a game of poker being played out over months.
Please just take the sensible options for now, declare BK, get a job. Really it would be better if you and your wife could live in your own place as well. Take a few years off of the investor dream and start building a real life. We’ll still be here when you get back
52. Wishful ThinkerApril 20th, 2007 at 11:51 am
File Bankrupcy
Get a J.O.B.
But I hope you don’t do either, this is more fun.
How’s that pool coming along?
53. Johnny L.April 20th, 2007 at 11:51 am
Casey, stick up for your rights for once.
I think they would rather have a father or brother or whatever the situation may be who will take a stand in the face of any kind of reaction from narrow-minded people rather than to compromise and later on have to grow up in shame and in disgrace.
So I just ask you to excuse my appearance. I don’t normally come out in front of people without a shirt and a tie.
To these statements of support for the right to commit suicide, I will add my own: In a truly free society, you own your life, and your only obligation is to respect the rights of others.
I believe everyone is entitled to be treated as the sole owner of himself or herself and of his or her own life. Accordingly, I think a person who commits suicide is well within his or her rights in doing so provided he or she does so privately and without jeopardizing the physical safety of others. Family members, police officers, judges, and “therapists” who interfere with a person’s decision to end his or her own life are violating that person’s human rights.
The often expressed view that the possibility of suicide justifies psychiatric treatment even if it must be imposed against the will of the potentially suicidal person is wrong. Provided the person in question is not violating the rights of others, that person’s autonomy is of more value than enforcement of what other people consider rational or of what other people think is in a person’s best interests. In a free society where self-ownership is recognized, “dangerousness to oneself” is irrelevant.
The greatest human right is the right of self-ownership, one aspect of which is the right to life, but another aspect of which is the right to end one’s own life. Whether or not a person supports the right to commit suicide is a litmus test of whether or not that person truly believes in self-ownership and the individual freedom that comes with it, the individual freedom that many of us have been taught is the reason-for-being of American democracy.
(ASW: “letsdoit”!)
54. sprezzaturaApril 20th, 2007 at 11:52 am
Given the fact that you dug yourself into this hole, it is really hard for me to have much sympathy for you, Casey. However, just to prove that a ‘hater’ is not always a meanie, here’s some plain advice (and not one word about BK or jobs):
Big problems are overwhelming. Small problems aren’t. The trick is to take the big problems and break them down into smaller, more manageable ones.
Maybe there are 1000 steps you need to take to solve your problems. You can’t do all 1000 in a day, and it’s easy to just throw up your hands and say ‘why bother’? You’ve tried that already, though, and it is NOT working for you. The pile of problems, like a pile of unopened mail, just keeps getting bigger. They are a pressure on your mind that can only be resolved by one thing: action.
Start somewhere. Anywhere. It doesn’t even matter where, as long as you start. Let go of everything you have tried before. Again, it is not working for you.
There’s a website called Flylady that’s all about getting organized and taming the chaos in your life. Here is a link to her “getting started” page.
Maybe it will help you.
55. Twist of the month clubApril 20th, 2007 at 11:54 am
why don’t you go drink some of your green poolwater to give you special powers you chee. Okey, now listen you border line crazy, you look like that south korean piece of dog chee B4 he go cu-cu. Honestly serindipity i’m worried, that the donut store down the street from me might be out of glazed crulers. Seriously now stop being so negitive; I mean WHY DO YOU HATE? if I say something nice will you be happy; OR ARE YOU STILL GOING TO HATE?P.S. Send that twist of the month club a violin P-U!
56. The Greatest Law Student HeroApril 20th, 2007 at 11:55 am
Mr. Serin!!!
Treat yourself to a triple-shot of wheatgrass.
Can you handle a QUADRUPLE-SHOT? Sweet media of you hitting that shot would be appreciated.
57. BystanderApril 20th, 2007 at 11:55 am
Thats it Casey!Bottom out buddy! So we can get you back in the game. Notice that doing it your way got you into this mess, and you need help to get out. Lose the pride, and admit that you dont have all the answers. Stop digging casey! No more debt, no more get rich quick schemes, no more shady corporations, no more guru advice. leave the pool alone, leave the short sale alone, let them foreclose, then declare bankruptcy, and move on. You stretched this thing out as long as you could and it is just getting you more and more depressed. This is a haterz intervention!!!!!
58. Bill AdeleApril 20th, 2007 at 11:56 am
But I believe that to be forgiven, more than sorrow is required - at least two more things.
First, genuine repentance - a determination to change and to repair breaches of my own making. I have repented. Second, what my bible calls a ‘’broken spirit'’; an understanding that I must have God’s help to be the person that I want to be; a willingness to give the very forgiveness I seek; a renunciation of the pride and the anger which cloud judgment, lead people to excuse and compare and to blame and complain.
Now, what does all this mean for me and for us? First, I will instruct my lawyers to mount a vigorous defense, using all available appropriate arguments. But legal language must not obscure the fact that I have done wrong. Second, I will continue on the path of repentance, seeking pastoral support and that of other caring people so that they can hold me accountable for my own commitment.
The children of this country can learn in a profound way that integrity is important and selfishness is wrong, but God can change us and make us strong at the broken places.
Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, political prisoners, POWs, and resistance fighters from across Europe were exterminated with cold industrial perfection or were enslaved and worked to death. Never before had there been a worse breakdown of thousands of years of European culture and civilization. After the war it took some time before the full extent of this breakdown was realized. We are aware of it, but I doubt that we will ever be able to understand it.
The past cannot be “overcome”!
59. Arthur WankspittleApril 20th, 2007 at 11:56 am
Debt. YesFinances. Not up to dateBlog. YesForeclosure Site. NoNegativity. YesHaters. Realists?Details. NoFollow-through. NoPartnerships. None that lastedOpportunities. LotsJob. NoBook. NoSuccess story. NoBig deals. Yes but not for youCrazy ideas. YesPassive income. NoHuge deals. Yes but not for youGoals. Set but unmetFocus. TransientPriorities. TransientMarriage. YesValues. YesFaith. YesPurpose. TransientProgress. NegativeTime. Goes byFinances. haven’t we done that one? Did you mean concentration but got it wrong?
Casey, you need help. Go and talk to a doctor.
60. TexasdonnaApril 20th, 2007 at 11:57 am
Hang in there Casey, it WILL get better. The learning curve is never easy.
61. GeminiApril 20th, 2007 at 11:59 am
Feelings, nothing more than feelings,Trying to forget my feelings of love.Teardrops rolling down on my face,Trying to forget my feelings of love.
Feelings, for all my life I’ll feel it.I wish I’ve never met you, girl;You’ll never come again.
Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,Wo-o-o, feel you again in my arms.
Feelings, feelingsLike I’ve never lost youAnd feelings like I’ve neverHave you again in my heart.
Feelings, for all my life I’ll feel it.I wish I’ve never met you, girl;You’ll never come again.
Feelings, feelings like I’veNever lost youAnd feelings like I’ve never have youAgain in my life.
Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,Wo-o-o, feelings again in my arms.Feelings…
62. kirkApril 20th, 2007 at 11:59 am
Casey, while I’m firmly in the haterz club now, I suppose I’m one of the less militant of the bunch. I’d be fine with you getting out of this mess, and here’s how you do it.
Step 1) Work on the most pressing problem diligently until there’s nothing else that you can do to make further progress.
Step 2) Repeat Step 1.
That’s it. Do that every day. You’ll make progress on several problems each day and within a few weeks you’ll have made real progress.
Or maybe you could call someone to see what you’re options are (see, I told you I was a hater).
63. Voice of Reason in a World Gone MadApril 20th, 2007 at 11:59 am
This is probably the first time I’ve actually felt bad for you.
You need two things:
+ SIMPLIFY your life. Trim, trim, trim. Get rid of the last property. Get rid of the blog.
+ PURPOSE. Specifically, get a job. Give yourself a meaningful reason to get up in the morning.
As painful as the photo is, I hope you stay in this state of mind long enough to make some serious, lasting, positive decisions. Because if the next post is another bouncy-bouncy It’s All Good post, I’m going to barf.
64. unbelievableApril 20th, 2007 at 12:00 pm
I am sure by the time you get around to moderating the comments to this post, there is going to be a lot of repetition. You are making this harder on yourself than it needs to be. Either let the comments go unmoderated or stick around, moderate and then let the comments through in a timely manner.
65. chief100April 20th, 2007 at 12:04 pm
Debt.- (BK and get a job) Finances.(BK and get a job) Blog. (Have it make money) Foreclosure Site. (Pie in the sky - keep your story here and advertise =passive income) Negativity. (life isn’t all positives - time to be a man and admit defeat) Haters.(they actually care and give good advise like “GET A JOB”) Details. (yes - taxes are not just a detail ) Follow-through. (yes need to follow through - you may need to adjust your nap schedule) Partnerships. (you need none) Opportunities.(you have none) Job. (yes - get one) Book. (you will think about writing it and never will) Success story.(WAKE UP - you are not a success) Big deals. (quit dreaming) Crazy ideas. (see where your last crazy dream got you)Passive income.(this blog - if you do it right) Huge deals.(quit day dreaming) Goals. (your #1 goal should be own place and paying own rent) Focus. (good luck with that) Priorities.(what are yours?) Marriage. (she is tired I am sure of that) Values. (you have none - you feel as the world owes you) Faith. (pray as you have no remorse) Purpose. (currently you serve none) Progress. (only negative) Time. (you have plenty - spent poorly ) Finances. Finances. Finances…(GET A JOB)
66. NickApril 20th, 2007 at 12:06 pm
I’ve been reading this site for a while, with increasing amounts of disbelief and exasperation regarding your lack of action in confronting this mess.
I’ve held off commenting because nothing written seemed to touch you. Advice has been offered, none appears to have been taken.
If this latest posting is genuine, and you’re not just messing us around, then you appear to be (finally) reaching the point where wilful denial is no longer enough to keep reality at bay.
Please, for the love of God, do what needs to be done. Get professional assistance and draw up a plan of action. This situation will not go away by itself.
Good luck.
67. SubPrime NationApril 20th, 2007 at 12:14 pm
“…The pressure of it all is getting to be too much….”
Now, don’t go “victim” on us.
This is all of your own making
You made your bed….
68. kerriellaApril 20th, 2007 at 12:15 pm
……….Ok I won’t say what I started to because we all have bad days and I don’t like to kick someone when their down. I would say that I hope this is the beginning of comprehension of the reality of your situation but you have been in this place before and somehow bounce right back into your fantasy world so I won’t get my hopes up.
69. Rob DavyApril 20th, 2007 at 12:17 pm
Then call it a day.
Declare bankruptcy, and move on. Chalk it down as a learning experience and learn from it. Go and do something else.
70. Sweet Moments in Serin HistoryApril 20th, 2007 at 12:22 pm
Today’s topic: the value of hard work.
Casey Serin, 10/11/06, IAFF comment 22.
“All those haters who think I am too lazy to work - why don’t you try doing some of this stuff yourself!
I bet I’m working hard than you! My wife and I are even having marriage issues because of it. First I’m working all day and all night long, second I’m not making any money (yet). We have been arguing about it lately. Yes, I need to learn how to balance, and how to keep my priorities straight.
Sure I’m not getting instant money. I’m not trading 1 unit of time for 1 unit of pay like traditional employment. What I’m doing is much better. I’m trading 1 unit of time for unlimited future potential. The skills i’m learning by trying to invest and failing are very valuable.”
71. Micky MouseApril 20th, 2007 at 12:23 pm
Why the glum face?
Come visit me. There’s nothing that a nice long vacation at Disneyland can’t fix.
I can get you a good rate at the Grand Californian Hotel, too. Only $350 a night based on 7 nights (restrictions apply). I can get you $5 off park hopper tickets, also.
Just mention my name and you’ll be set.
See you soon,
72. ceceliaApril 20th, 2007 at 12:23 pm
And it’s only going to get worse from here on out.
asw: blueball
73. casey4lifeApril 20th, 2007 at 12:24 pm
Why are you wearing a sweater in April?
74. blue tooth guyApril 20th, 2007 at 12:24 pm
I’m sorry, I’m ignorant. When they forclose on your house, what do you actually owe? For example, house #4. You owed $507k on it. How much do you actually owe on it now that the bank owns it?
75. blue tooth guyApril 20th, 2007 at 12:26 pm
Dude! How old is that laptop? Floopy? Did they go out of style 10 years ago?
76. BystanderApril 20th, 2007 at 12:28 pm
Unfortunately this is part of the process. You kept it together longer than most. Now scrap the pool idea and the short sale idea, let them foreclose on the house, file for bankruptcy and move on. It’s only gonna get worse if you dont!
77. NickApril 20th, 2007 at 12:29 pm
Focus on doing a few things well instead of a little of everything.
78. casey4lifeApril 20th, 2007 at 12:32 pm
Maybe you need to take a vacation with all of this stress and work?? Turn off the phone and computer for a week and head to Mexico. Just enjoy yourself.
79. Casey LiesApril 20th, 2007 at 12:32 pm
You know what depresses me? That floppy drive on your POS notebook.
80. whiplashApril 20th, 2007 at 12:33 pm
I’d suggest a nap. A little downtime might do you good.
81. BruceApril 20th, 2007 at 12:35 pm
I’ll admit, if I were in your shoes, I would have bailed out and filed bankruptcy a long, long time ago.
That’s probably still your only option. You’re trying to paddle through a tidal wave- I don’t see it working.
A lot of people got greedy during the housing bubble. Now, unfortunately, it’s time to pay the piper. You can’t get something for nothing. Sorry for the metaphors but they are the truth.
You should dump all this and try to start over. I know that the bankruptcy laws are a lot tougher but it is time to grow up.
You won’t be young forever and it is time that you and your wife started working regular jobs and building up savings for future events: Kids, education, a home to live in, retirement, etc. You’ll want to be done with this before you can move on in your life.
Otherwise, you’re just stuck- and that is not where you want to be.
I wish you all the best.
82. Reality CentralApril 20th, 2007 at 12:36 pm
File BK.
Get a job.
Get rid of it.
Foreclosure Site.
Forget about it.
Get rid of blog.
ADD medication.
You have users, not partners.
Bleak (for now)
Success story.
Maybe in a decade or so.
Big deals.
OCD medication
Crazy ideas.
Bipolar medication.
Passive income.
Try “active” income instead.
Huge deals.
Ain’t gonna happen.
Get hired.
Do it or get fired.
Did I say job?
For better or worse.
Get new ones.
Get a new one.
Get paid (at a job)
Get beyond “thinking about it”
24 hours a day, same as everyone else.
Finances. Finances. Finances…
Job. Job. Job….
In all seriousness Casey, do you realize you went from last night wasting time looking up your scummy cesspool on Google maps — to a post this morning that makes it seem as if you’re about to off yourself?
If you’re not trolling, then you need serious help. Get it.
83. annoApril 20th, 2007 at 12:36 pm
you forgot taxes
84. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 12:39 pm
Like I’ve always said gameover Casey. It’s been inevitable since the day you started stripping fake equity out of houses you had no right buying.
You are a liar, a cheat and a conman. And you do none of it well.
You are too stupid to realize it but the only option you have is to hit the road. Take G, whatever money you can scrounge together and haul @ss in the Vdub to someplace far, far away.
(PS. You know I post my comments elsewhere so why not let them through?)
(PPS. How are you doing on earning that $8000 I was going to match?)
85. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 12:39 pm
now you are letting posts through then deleting them?
86. Bubba SmithApril 20th, 2007 at 12:39 pm
Ok, even though I’m just here for the train wreck (and it’s a spectacular one) here’s some good, solid advice for you:
Work ONLY on those things which affect you and your family first; THEN work on the other things. Meaning, remove from your list “Blog. Foreclosure Site. Partnerships. Opportunities. Book. Success story. Big deals. Crazy ideas. Passive income. Huge deals.” Shut down this blog (or at the very least stop worrying about daily updates; once a week should be plenty). Don’t concern youself with “helping others”; help YOURSELF first.
Shutting down the blog would remove (or at least greatly reduce) “Negativity” and “Haters” (of which, I think you might consider me one).
Leaving you free to work on “Details. Follow-through. Job. Goals. Focus. Priorities. Marriage. Values. Faith. Purpose. Progress. Time. Finances. Finances. Finances…”
Prioritize these remaining items and work on the most important first. My guess is there’s a tie for first place between Finances, Marriage, and Job.
Hopefully, this despair you’re apparently feeling is reality setting in and you’re *able* to take good advice when it’s offered. Frankly, I think my advice here is good advice.
87. saywhatApril 20th, 2007 at 12:40 pm
A steady income would help you with:
Finances. (you get money you don’t have to pay back)Blog. (like that’s killing you)Foreclosure Site. (just forget it)Negativity. (Snowflake got a job)Haters. (a job would shut most of them up)Details. (show up, get paid. It rocks!)Follow-through. (get this done by Friday)Partnerships. (you’ll have none)Opportunities. (you have none, accept it)Job. (job!)Book. (forget it, no one wants to read about a loooser)Success story. (you have none)Big deals. (you have none)Crazy ideas. (there’s something you have too many of)Passive income. (how about real income?)Huge deals. (have have less than none)Goals. (you have no realistic ones)Focus. (just get work done)Priorities. (not getting fired with be #1)Marriage. (wives prefer husbands with jobs)Values. (you have none)Faith. (you mean why has God forsaken you?)Purpose. (just get work done)Progress. (getting paid is progress)Time. (put it off until tomorrow like you always do)
88. moe, larry and...April 20th, 2007 at 12:40 pm
If you are honest with yourself, you will admit that ALL of thisis self-created. You did it all to yourself.
Get some perspective. Think of the innocent people whose lives have been afflicted through no fault of their own–the innocent victimes of crime, disease, accident, ad infinitum.They manage to struggle on.
Plus, if you give up, it will be no fun for us. It is much more entertaining if you continue to hilariously fail at your various cons, scams, and schemes.
So, chin up, and onward!
P.S. I am still on for $10 to drain that pool.
And, when you get that 100-unit apartment building–the one for no money down, with 100% seller financing, and positive cash flow–yes, that one–it will probably have two or three pools and a spa. Can you imagine what they will look like six months after you buy the property?
89. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 12:42 pm
Let’s see if this login thingy is as SWEET as it sounds.
Casey is a dumb@ss.
90. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 12:42 pm
91. casey4lifeApril 20th, 2007 at 12:43 pm
So Casey, why not have a podcast tonite?
92. That's hotApril 20th, 2007 at 12:45 pm
Hey Casey, you look like a dead wringer for Jonathan Brandis in that artful photo, save for a missing chin cleft.
93. Roberto CulosakiApril 20th, 2007 at 12:45 pm
Good thing you took that pic before CashCall pays their visit…
My advice to you? Start drinking heavily.
94. lawnmower manApril 20th, 2007 at 12:46 pm
Why are you wearing a sweater in April?
Because it’s 65F and raining in Sacramento at the moment.
Something’s got to give? Give up the sweet deal fantasies. There will be no buying apartment buildings this year. Right now you need stable income to keep the roof over your head and the wolves from the door.
95. Dave dave the DavesterApril 20th, 2007 at 12:46 pm
Do you own a gun, Casey? Just wondering.
96. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 12:46 pm
Did you spend your week away in UT with Nigel?
97. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 12:48 pm
Oh, by the way Casey, let’s not forget whose fault this is:
1. Debt: Your fault. Lots of really, really stupid mistakes.
2. Finances: Your fault. Stupid mistakes plus laziness.
3. Blog: Your fault. You started it. You can stop it. Any time.
4. Foreclosure site: How is this different from the blog? It’s your fault anyway.
5. Negativity: Your fault. You put yourself into a VERY negative situation by listening to a bunch of shucksters, getting greedy, lying, failing to follow through, failure to think, failure to do any real work, failure to step up to bat when things got tough, how many more failures were there/will there be?
6. Haters: You brought them on yourself. You started the site, you shared your life, you failed to listen to good advice, you begged these very people for money (making them hate you even more), you taunt them with antagonistic posts, you refuse to answer even the simplest of questions with a real, straight answer and then you complain about them while doing nothing to shut them up.
7. Details: Your fault. You should never start ANYTHING if you’re not willing to pay attention to the details. Hence the phrases: “The devil’s in the details.” and “It’s the little things that kill.”
8. Follow-through: Your fault. You haven’t followed through on ANYTHING. This has been a big part of your current situation. You can change this by simply DOING something productive every single hour of every single day.
9. Partnerships: Not sure what you mean here. Every “partnership” you’ve tried to milk has turned sour. That’s your fault. You’ve dealt dishonestly with people while refusing to listen to their advice. You get what you give.
10. Opportunities: Your fault. You’ve been given opportunities that you’ve squandered through greed and laziness.
11. Job: Your fault. You quit your half way decent job to fail and you’ve now been refusing, left-right-and-center, to get a real job for months.
12. Book: Your fault. Stupid idea. You should never have thought of it.
13. Success story: You don’t have one.
14. Big deals: This is what got you into trouble to begin with. Therefore, again, your fault.
15. Crazy Ideas: Your fault. You have the power to banish them before you blog about it or even say it out loud.
16. Passive Income: Again, your fault. You listened to all those gurus who seemed to have convinced you that passive income is easy to come by and requires little to no work and little to no up front effort.
— Okay I’m getting tired, will skip to the good ones.
Marriage: Did you put as much thought into that as you put into your “business” of flipping houses? Is that tumbling down like your investment strategies? Your fault.
Values: Your only values seem to be greed, laziness, lying, stealing, cheating, etc.
Faith: Stop playing the religion card. I mean, come on, do you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY believe that any god would condone what you’re doing? (Well, the Bible does refer to the devil as a “god”, so I guess he’s probably thrilled with what you’ve become…)
Is the world in your head finally crashing down?
98. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 12:49 pm
Have you seen a mental health professional yet? Lot’s of us Haterz™ truly believe you have some sort of mental health disorder. Getting on some pills could do you good…
99. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 12:51 pm
What does Galina do all day long?
How is the $8,000 going? Am I going to have to write you a check?
100. WowApril 20th, 2007 at 12:52 pm
Casey, instead of making silly emo art of yourself, why not 1) shovel the sludge out of the pool or 2) tell us WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED with the begathon proceeds, rent money, cd earnings, whatever else? Why dodge these questions when you’re going to be begging for cash again in a few short days?
101. Casey SerinApril 20th, 2007 at 12:52 pm
I’m really feeling down today… too much stress and pressure. Plus I have about 753 email in my inbox (most of them unread) that have been piling on for months. I’m sorry if you’re email is one of them. With the media exposure and the traffic I get way too much email.
Also all the different opportunities that are presenting themselves are really exciting but there are too many of them coming at me all at once and some are conflicting.
At the end of the day, all this stuff is causing some serious “paralysis analysis” and lack of focused movement due to being overwhelmed.
At the end of the day, I don’t have any money to show for all this activity (or lack there of).
I must get focused. I can’t afford to be scattered anymore.
102. ??????April 20th, 2007 at 12:53 pm
So, what’s the game plan now?
103. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 12:53 pm
Why isn’t Galina helping sort the e-mails?
What IS she doing?
104. moe, larry and...April 20th, 2007 at 12:55 pm
Notice how he always acts as if he just woke up, and somehow all these bad things have happened to him, by some sort of accident!!
Someone should so a search to make a list of all his evasions, deceptions, and misleading statements over the months, all designed to deflect responsibility. The one that come to mind now is excusing his foreclosures by saying“hey, it was a business, and sometimes businesses fail, right??.”
How about another weekend Beg-A-Thon?/
105. Casey SerinApril 20th, 2007 at 12:57 pm
My patience with the comments, negativity and the hate is also running very very low. It would be one thing if people were respectful in how they say it. It’s OK to criticize as long as its done constructively for the persons good. I can learn from that. That’s all I ask. Be respectful. Show some courtesy.
I’m going to experiment with instant comments for registered users on this post. And if it doesn’t work out too well or I have to do too much work to ban people and baby sit people I don’t know if this will continue.
I have enough stress already.
106. kerriellaApril 20th, 2007 at 12:57 pm
Cheer up Casey, you finally did something right with this instant commenting thing!
Its all Good!
107. Educated ViewApril 20th, 2007 at 12:59 pm
Keep your head up. No one likes weakness.
108. Richard McBeefApril 20th, 2007 at 1:01 pm
I think it may be time to face facts. The only way out of this is to suck the buck shot c*** and swallow the load.
109. JimmyApril 20th, 2007 at 1:03 pm
prioritize my friend.
wife, health, finances
I am suffering too
110. Monkeydance Friday!!!April 20th, 2007 at 1:05 pm
Friday, April 20, 2007……..
On Iamfacingforeclosure dot com, it’s…
(laser sounds)
The swooning public is invited to ask real estate entrepreneur Casey Serin questions about topics that don’t make him too uncomfortable for a low, low, introductory fee of just $30. (plus $1 per instant comment plus $2 per minute plus 1 jamba handling fee.) $30 really isn’t that much money, people. He will usually consider answering any question you want as long as it’s not on any of the following topics:
fraud, loans, housing, cashback, jail, lying, foreclosure, real estate, being dishonest, pools, Macaroni Grill, overdraft fees, Cashcall, murses, highlights, Prlinkbiz, gurus, ethics, work, his blog, his history, RESCOM, his vacation, what he does all day, the Vdubs, napping, Galina, Yulia, his family, all natural carnitas burritos, Uzbekistan, Nigel, Duane, AbleBuyer, SerinSites, headwear, the color blue, taxes, IKEA, accounting, computar skillz, misspellings, business, economics, the housing bubble, veganism, religion, Prlinkbiz, Earth Mission, ponzi schemes, chain letters, breakdancing, wheatgrass, law enforcement, haterz, webstats, Homey Da Clown, 5th grade math, the date, the difference between seize/cease or lose/loose, whether he dresses himself, or the Dewey decimal system.
Anything else is on the table!! And that’s not all!! For a mere $250, he will allow you to interview him, provided that he gets to ask all the questions!! Limited time only! Call now!! Snowflakes are standing by!!!
111. kerriellaApril 20th, 2007 at 1:07 pm
How about this Casey? You stop trolling your own blog, get a job, and start actually DOING something instead of considering every angle of every little thing before the next shiny thing distracts you and you forget about it and we will stop hating on you. Heck, we might even start respecting and supporting you if you just TRIED.
Now THAT is what I call a win/win situation!
112. finance girlApril 20th, 2007 at 1:08 pm
Casey, you’ve gotten so much great advice from thousands of people that genuinely cared and were concerned.
Why have you not followed it?
They are your “haters” now because you don’t listen to sound advice.
Sound advice = get a full time, salaried job and go from there.
Accountability starts with you and you can make it start today.
I know you want to still believe the RKs of the world, but you know what? Their philosophy = fallacy.
113. I Feel Sorry For You CaseyApril 20th, 2007 at 1:09 pm
and it started out with a little scam game of the $5 pyramid.
114. lurkerApril 20th, 2007 at 1:10 pm
115. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 1:11 pm
“paralysis analysis”
I believe the term is “analysis paralysis”. As in, you’re paralyzed by over analyzing. Not as in you’re analyzing a condition know as paralysis…
Casey, I am a “hater”. I love to watch you screw up. It’s sick, I know. I think a lot of people here like to sit and watch you self destruct. It probably makes us all realize that no matter how many problems we have to deal with personally, there’s someone out there with more problems and worse problems who refuses to do anything to really correct his course. It also helps us to realize that as long we’ve got our heads down, working our butts off to take care of things as they come along, we won’t end up like you.
You’ve become an anti-role model. You’re the perfect picture of what none of us want to be. So, congratulations, maybe you are helping people in some weird and unfortunate way.
Now, here’s the thing: If you started taking people’s advice, I would be converted from “hater” to “supporter”. And I’m not talking about “coming back” to become a wealthy person. I’m talking about you and G getting a couple of jobs each, filing bankruptcy, climbing your way back to zero and eventually becoming financially independent enough to take care of yourselves the way all us grown-ups out here in reality-land do.
Casey, you’re 24 years old now, right? You have a wife that you have an OBLIGATION to support. (Speaking of faith, want a Scripture for that? 1 Tim 5:8: “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”) You’ve got to grow some balls and stand up to your problems and make some decisions.
All I’m saying is: I’d convert from hater to supporter if you started making a genuine effort motivated by a desire to set things right and take care of your family (NOT motivated by a greedy, selfish desire for something you do not deserve).
116. rokit88April 20th, 2007 at 1:16 pm
I know chimpCasey, I would be sad too if I had to take a picture with my laptop that still had a 3.5″ floppy drive.
Did you cut the top of your head out in the photot so we can’t see your roots growing in under you highlights? Or to conceal that you just had your highlights touched up?
Seriously, go to an AA meeting, get a new perspective.
117. An Earnest PleaApril 20th, 2007 at 1:18 pm
This week of all weeks, I hope that you have the decency not to manipulate us with photos in order to skate along a little while longer. I hope you’re not using “mental illness” as an excuse to bs, troll, or to extract money from us. Not this week when someone else who craved attention manipulated us with a photo and 32 people have lost their lives. Don’t. It’s shameful.
Those people’s lives were taken. You have yours. You also have the ability to change things.
Please–If you are truly down, if you really feel that you are at your wit’s end, then go see a mental health professional. NOW. I’m not kidding.
118. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 1:18 pm
You’re forgetting something very important - all the things you could have accomplished by now had you not been such a dumbass.
You could have had a college degree. Money in the bank. The start of a promising, stable, lucrative career. You could be living in your own home with your wife rather than trying to talk another month of unpaid rent out of your sister-in-law. You could be starting a family. You could have written a novel. You could have learned a new language. You could be enjoying a circle of good friends rather than a world of people who can’t stand you. You could even have had a reputation that you won’t be spending years dragging behind you like an anchor.
I mean, just imagine all the things that could be going well in your life right now if you hadn’t made all these mistakes. Just think about what your life could have been like!
Oh, and it’s Hitler’s birthday, too!
119. lurkerApril 20th, 2007 at 1:19 pm
1. Congratulations on getting instant comments up. It will allow people to hold conversations and reduce the amount of effort you need to spend on the blog. And 100+ comments in the 1st 2 hours of a posting is pretty impressive.
2. Delete all the emails. There are no serious opportunities in them.
3. Prepare the bankruptcy paperwork so that as soon as the last house goes, you can declare bankruptcy.
4. Get a job. You will find that doing something productive will get your mind off your problems and allow your subconscious to solve your analysis paralysis.
5. Keep the job until you have caught up on your debts to friends and family. Until they are paid back, you have no business taking risks.
P.S. You have been in analysis paralysis since September. It is why you have not been able to complete simple tasks.
120. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 1:21 pm
Casey you disrespect us ALL DAY LONG. We all gave you nothing but quality advice from the beginning, not our fault you are so brainwashed that you ignored it.
Do you see yourself as brainwashed? Could you go 6 months with out listening to your guru’s?
121. SvetogorskApril 20th, 2007 at 1:21 pm
Casey, doesn’t it tell you something that 90% of the posts here are saying the exact same thing? (Variations on a theme of “declare bankruptcy, get a job, make an honest attempt to climb out of this hole”).
And doesn’t it tell you even more that 90% of all the comments you’ve had since September have ALSO been saying something along these lines?
Is this a gigantic conspiracy, with literally thousands of people clubbing together behind your back to deceive and delude you into doing the wrong thing?
Or is it because great minds are spontaneously thinking alike - and this is not just the best but the ONLY good advice?
I’m really hoping this post means that reality is starting to sink in. I used to think that only a major, major shock (a visit from CashCall’s repo men, say) might do the trick - but if you can do it yourself, more power to you.
But you have to be brutally honest. Give up the wheeler-dealer entrepreneur fantasy - you’re just not cut out for it and everyone you try to do business with will bleed you dry as a result. Realize that you can’t climb out of your financial pit without declaring bankruptcy - I doubt you could have done back in September, and you certainly can’t now. And above all realize that YOU NEED A STEADY INCOME. Which means that you need a proper, contracted, salary-paying job.
Note the word “need”. You misuse it a lot (”I need a wheatgrass shot or some new IKEA furniture”) - but this time it really does mean something.
122. BransonApril 20th, 2007 at 1:21 pm
Close. The Blog.
Or throw up some Google Ads. With all the traffice this site gets, you could easily pull in $2k/Month….probably A LOT more.
123. CaseyismsApril 20th, 2007 at 1:22 pm
You know what Casey, with all due respect I get that you may be stressed. Part of me thinks you are trolling, but I’ll take your word for it.
The stress is caused by nobody but YOU! You created this mess, not the so-called haterz.
If you have all these “deals” in the works, why not glance through them all and seperate the ones that have the best potential. Oh that’s right, you can’t read your emails fast enough. In business, you have to DEAL with this. Stop taking vacations with money you don’t have and DEAL with it! Again, stress caused BY YOU and YOU alone.
As for not making any money. I thought you said you were pulling in some decent cash every month. What happened? Did you spend the corp credit already? Is this getting you stressed?
Keep this in mind…if “good things are around the corner” or whatever you say it is and you have these money folks and teams behind you, why the analysis paralysis? It doesn’t take too much to find the “sweet” deals and vet them out, right? But then again, you find any kind of work stressful so this does not surprise any of us one bit.
Don’t worry, I do not hate you. I am a realist and this is why I’ve succeeded in life. I don’t waste time on anything (outside of your site for some reason - I must like trainwrecks) because if it takes away from my money making deals, it is not worth my time…yes sometimes that includes telling my wife NO VACATIONS OR GOODIES until things get better.
124. All things Good!!April 20th, 2007 at 1:24 pm
Just Bite the bulllet, file BK and see what happens. I seriously doubt the law will catch up to you if it hasnt already. Start Fresh, get a JOB!!!
125. CaseyismsApril 20th, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Oh and Casey, did I happen to mention I never finished college? I just found my niche at a young age and have done well for myself.
As frustrating as life sometimes was (eating Ramen was something I did when one business idea flamed out) I always came back because I did NOT allow myself to get into heavy debt.
126. I Feel Sorry For You CaseyApril 20th, 2007 at 1:29 pm
So is this your way to document your “breakdown” to avoid responsibility and criminal prosecution? I thought you were smarter than this, Mr. Ideas Man.
“Really Judge, I didn’t know what I was doing charging up cards and buying houses I couldn’t afford or willing to pay for…I don’t know what happened to me! And you can see that because I took a picture of my distress, I was feeling really bad then..look here!”…then Casey shows the picture to the judge..”See! Even the haterz™ will testify to that!”
Us Haterz™, have told you that you were going about it wrong. Not once…not even a hint.. have YOU ever said “MAN, I’M REALLY F@CKING UP!”
But the nervous breakdown with pictures and all! Nice trolling, Mr. Ideas Man. The Beg-A-Thon is set up.
P.S. Please post this because a good slap of reality is what you need and want.
127. Keep It OrganicApril 20th, 2007 at 1:31 pm
It’s tough to choose between two conflicting choices Casey. On second thought, it’s usually not. One usually flows naturally with your own beliefs about yourself, your work, your life. The other choice usually conflicts with those beliefs. Pick the one that flows with you.
Regarding everything bringing you down, write down the five worse things that could happen to you. Unless you start making changes in your life, you will be reaching very close to bottom.
128. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 1:32 pm
Is this a glimpse of Casey’s coming meltdown? April 26th is right around the corner…
129. Did it occur to Casey?April 20th, 2007 at 1:33 pm
You know what,
It’s we are giving advises to Casey and it’s not Casey giving advises to US on this blog.
This blog is helping Casey instead of Casey’s claim that he help US
Cry Baby,.
I told you to join the Army or Marine or Air Force, and you don’t listen.
Iraq needs you there~
Go DO IT~~
We’ll see you on Irag TV/
130. DarkoApril 20th, 2007 at 1:34 pm
nice pic. are you prepping us for another request for funding?Still haven’t answered the question about the 2 phoenix chicks. How are you going to write a book if they own your story?dude….get a job. it will solve 99% of your problems. You will become a functional member of soceity, your relationship if G and your in-laws will improve, and you get to focus on something. And all of the haters will go away.
131. UKApril 20th, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Screw the email.
Go for a walk with G. Hold hands.
132. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 1:37 pm
How about some rules about what is or is not allowed as far as comments. “Don’t be disrespectful” is way too vague. I know we can say Galina now, what about other family members or other past companies you’ve worked for? I’m not asking because I want to start trouble, I’m just wondering how freely we can post.
133. samApril 20th, 2007 at 1:37 pm
every post i have made has told you to get a JOB !
maybe you should !
and, dude don’t just get a job, ….. take a JOB
it feels much better to say I took a job as a brain doctor, than i got a job as ….
when you get a job, you will realize how easy and little work most jobs really are, you just have to show and do the bullshit. so what.
here is a paraphase from a real Real Estate site, “” apply the “”"”"SW-SW-SW-N”"”" principle:
Some WillSome Won’tSo WhatNext
a JOB is easier than working for yourself, just most people don’t see it that way.
134. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 1:41 pm
For example, I would like to get a definitive answer on your involvement with RESCOM. What your involvement was, what you did for them, how long you worked there, are you in touch with any of those people still, what you knew about their operation, etc.
135. samApril 20th, 2007 at 1:42 pm
do you smoke pot ???
you look stoned all the time.
it’s hard to take or keep a JOB if you can’t pass a drug test.
lay off the weed.
136. workerbeeApril 20th, 2007 at 1:42 pm
So many people check out your blog because you crack us up with your sad, pathetic little life. Nobody comes here for advise - you don’t have any to give.
Were not haters - were just watching a free freak show and laughing about it.
137. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 1:43 pm
Nouve Riche UGalinaNigel approves moderates IAFF________________________
Ah, I love free speech.
138. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 1:43 pm
Where did you go for a week?
What did you spend your consulting money on?
Why are you three months behind in rent?
How’s trash duty going?
139. RealistApril 20th, 2007 at 1:46 pm
agree with the Chairman - #36. the market is coming back strong!!!
realist aka Benflation or helicopter ben
140. MexicanMikeApril 20th, 2007 at 1:50 pm
So is this your way to document your “breakdown” to avoid responsibility and criminal prosecution? I thought you were smarter than this, Mr. Ideas Man.
“Really Judge, I didn’t know what I was doing charging up cards and buying houses I couldn’t afford or willing to pay for…I don’t know what happened to me! And you can see that because I took a picture of my distress, I was feeling really bad then..look here!”…then Casey shows the picture to the judge..”See! Even the haterz™ will testify to that!”
Us Haterz™, have told you that you were going about it wrong. Not once…not even a hint.. have YOU ever said “MAN, I’M REALLY F@CKING UP!”
But the nervous breakdown with pictures and all! Nice trolling, Mr. Ideas Man. The Beg-A-Thon is set up.
P.S. Please post this because a good slap of reality is what you need and want.
Oh I forgot to log in so delete the previous comment cause it’s the same.
141. Blatz213April 20th, 2007 at 1:53 pm
Wasn’t that week in April when he was in UT talking with Nigel?
142. casey4lifeApril 20th, 2007 at 1:54 pm
Where did you go for a week?
143. HaterClubApril 20th, 2007 at 1:56 pm
You claim that all this stress is punishment enough because of your shady deals….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You better sack up boy. It’s only gonna get worse from here.
Your life right now is Club Med compared to what Bubba gonna do to you 24/7 during lockdown…And Bubba agrees with you too. Good things are gonna come…And remember your motto: IT’S ALL GOOD.
Now go ahead and ban my IP Address and see what happens when you ban the rest of the haters.
This post just smells like Nigel trying to bait people. I guess it’s a good thing that you have an award winning blogger to help you take this blog to his level.
144. lawnmower manApril 20th, 2007 at 1:57 pm
It’s OK to criticize as long as its done constructively for the persons good. I can learn from that.
The frustration that drives the hate, Casey, is that you *haven’t* learned from any of the constructive criticism offered on your blog.
You know you’re impulsive, you know you lack attention to detail, you know you’re a procrastinator — three big strikes against you in any business endeavor. But still you think there are “exciting opportunities” on the horizon? Still you think you can stage a comeback if you just come up with the right idea?
Svetogorsk summed it up neatly: Give up the wheeler-dealer entrepreneur fantasy - you’re just not cut out for it and everyone you try to do business with will bleed you dry as a result.
They did bleed you dry, didn’t they?
You’re left with a bunch of foreclosures and a mountain of personal debt. Money was made, sure, but not by you: by the people who saw you coming. By the seminar artists. By the agents who sold you property and the brokers who sold you loans. By NRU, and by Chris and his juicy 50% referral. By Corporate Brokers. By Nigel, who milked you and your story for all the traffic he could get before dropping you in favor of mocking you.
The people dangling “opportunities” are not your friends. They’re not trying to rescue you. They’re sharks who smell blood in the water.
145. Dave S.April 20th, 2007 at 1:57 pm
One thing that I’m sure won’t give is your resolve. Your resolve to remain an unemployed whiner, that is.
146. Mega BuckApril 20th, 2007 at 1:57 pm
But its 4:20 day today. Go and celebrate in style with that pool water.
Another win for Team Casey!
147. Nigel SwabyApril 20th, 2007 at 1:58 pm
Something’s gotta give?
It’s you. You’ve tried things your way for over a year now. How did that work out? Not so good did it?
You need to make a drastic change in your activities. Get a job and pursue your dreams on the side. Don’t think about it. Just do it.
148. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 1:58 pm
Why you gotta hate on mailinator like that. They provide an excellent service. As an idea man, I would think you would appreciate that.
Seriously though, what’s up with the bit about the cd burning being earmarked for rent for Y back at Monkeydance I, and now saying you still haven’t paid it? You say urgent stuff came up, but unless your kidney failed or Galina was ransomed, I’m a little curious about what’s more urgent than rent.
149. Sputnik_the_CatApril 20th, 2007 at 1:59 pm
You know what I do when I’m feeling depressed?
Have some fishy-treats, and take a nap in a warm spot!
150. Blatz213April 20th, 2007 at 2:00 pm
I’m still game to drive out to Modesto and give ya that 15 smackaroo’s if you clean out the pool….
151. SvetogorskApril 20th, 2007 at 2:01 pm
In my late twenties I had an epiphany: instead of following my dreams, I should follow my talent.
By which I mean: stop pretending that I’m going to achieve things I’m simply not capable of achieving and start concentrating on things I can actually do.
This transformed my life beyond all recognition - and overwhelmingly for the better. I’m now earning literally four times what I did before I made that decision, and I’m infinitely happier.
Think about it, Casey. Seriously.
152. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 2:02 pm
Nigel in the hizzy, ya’ll! VIP time!
153. Sputnik_the_CatApril 20th, 2007 at 2:03 pm
Oh, one more thing:
You don’t own any guns, do you?
Just checkin’
Your friend,
Award-winning, shoe-poopin’, fishy-trea eatin’ CAT!
154. MexicanMikeApril 20th, 2007 at 2:05 pm
Back in the early 80’s as a high school student in Junior Achievement, a wise business sponser Richard Rogers told me “Watch out for the person who has the most ideas and becomes the most energetic about them. They’re the first to drop out of the plan.”
Since then I noticed that he is right 90% of the time. Casey does fall into this category. And he surely has too many problems to allow any team to move forward.
155. Loads O MoneyApril 20th, 2007 at 2:06 pm
Hey Casey - why dont you use leverage and get advice from a lawyer as to your best course of action.
There is no magic here Casey.
Surely you should just declare bankruptcy or just not pay any debts.
Casey - do you know if you have any judgements against you ? Have you done a public records search ?
Loads o Money
156. lawnmower manApril 20th, 2007 at 2:06 pm
Where did you go for a week?What did you spend your consulting money on?Why are you three months behind in rent?
Where did the $4500 come from to repay the “corporate credit seed money”? How much has your corporation borrowed and how does it intend to generate income to repay its debt? How much have Corporation Brokers made from you so far?
Why have you stopped making any mention of owner-occupancy or cash back at closing in your media interviews?
What was the “bogus company, controlled by a third party” that Scotsman Guide reported in January?
Are you still saying this was “no worse than speeding on the freeway”?
157. CaseyismsApril 20th, 2007 at 2:08 pm
I am not Nigel’s biggest fan, but he makes a lot of sense here. Casey, if NIGEL thinks you need to change your ways then what else do you need?
Does this mean NIGEL is a hater now? Huh? Didn’t think so.
Stop with the hating on so-called haterz, stop procrastinating on your taxes (didn’t you say a refund was coming? Don’t you need MONEY?), stop talking about supposed sweet deals on the horizon and PLEASE stop telling us falsehoods (my rent is paid…my rent is now 3 months behind! What did you do with the money?). Shoot, you can’t even follow through with Cashcall when the phone rep YOU recorded told you to sign the document they were sending in email. YOU wasted other people’s money again.
Hate me for being a realist, fine, but I don’t hate you. You need to grow up and focus or stop pretending to be a businessman.
158. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 2:12 pm
How’s it feel to make another headline?
Thanks for tanking our economy d******** . At least you won’t be alone in the soupline.
159. Amused OnlookerApril 20th, 2007 at 2:13 pm
Where is the money coming from? Where is it going? What is your wife doing all day? What are you doing all day? Answer the questions. Some of them. Any of them? Do you even read them?
Checking to see if instant comments work.
160. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 2:13 pm
Honestly, cleaning the pool 5 days before the foreclosure sale is a pretty pointless thing for you to do (the bank will handle up once the house is theirs), but at least you would be doing something. Just sitting around doing nothing but dwelling on your financially ruined future all day is what’s making you depressed. And it would also be an opportunity to show that you can man up and take care of something, aren’t as lazy as everyone thinks you are, and you would probably feel good about yourself after. If you want people to be less negative, stop trolling us and cultivate a positive image. Stay busy and you won’t be so depressed. Might even get something done.
And pay Y her damn rent. Sell the Vdubs if you have to.
161. CaseyismsApril 20th, 2007 at 2:16 pm
“6. Haters: You brought them on yourself. You started the site, you shared your life, you failed to listen to good advice, you begged these very people for money (making them hate you even more), you taunt them with antagonistic posts, you refuse to answer even the simplest of questions with a real, straight answer and then you complain about them while doing nothing to shut them up.”
DM, my point exactly. So many of us TRY to give this kid good advice only to be ignored, trolled and called out as hatemongers. THEN when we all post elsewhere he creates troll bait to bring us back.
What Casey doesn’t realize is all the bad posters who’ve popped up on the net are inspired by the character he SELLS on his site. Is this really Casey? Apparently it is. Like the goofy nerd in Jr High School, if he brings too much attention to himself and won’t listen to advice bullies will pop up and attack. Casey is like that kid. He doesn’t learn and he attributes all his problems to a faceless bunch of people he calls HATERS.
Haters are not what a lot of them are. It’s a shame he doesn’t see this.
162. MexicanMikeApril 20th, 2007 at 2:26 pm
About the pool situation…at least throw bleach or shock into the pool to kill the larvae and get rid of the green! Make it at least you don’t have a marsh in your back yard! Maybe Steve “The Croc Hunter” would be proud (God, Bless His Soul) but anyone who visits the house can only see that green marsh as a cesspool.
Shock will clear that sh#t up at least temporary until the house is lost. With that much chlorine the leaves may even desolve or decide to jump out and run away!!
Damage control, Casy, damage control biotch!
163. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 2:29 pm
You can probably get HeeKee to help you clean the pool. He’s already working for you for free anyway.
164. JakeApril 20th, 2007 at 2:29 pm
Casey, you need to seek professional psychiatric help. This is a cry for assistance. What would you advice a friend to do if he came to you with this list– you’d be concerned about him & probably want him to see a psychiatrist. You owe the same to yourself.
I can’t imagine going through the stress you are going through. It’s time for you to declare bankruptcy & focus on the things in your life you can better control. Good luck.
165. HungryBearApril 20th, 2007 at 2:29 pm
Sweet photo.
You are a lot better at photography than you are at RE investments! Maybe you should consider a new career.
Photography would not be as bad as a W2 job. You make your own hours and its 1099 income not W2 income.
166. MexicanMikeApril 20th, 2007 at 2:30 pm
The only thing I needed to learn from this site is:
Maxing out credit cards, and taking out as many loans on houses as you need will not land you in least quickly!
But I know I have a 9-10 month escape plan to get out of the mess!
167. sparemancaseyApril 20th, 2007 at 2:36 pm
Casey,i think a trip to macaroni grill and jamba juice will decrease the negative thoughts you are having! use the corporate money….think of it as a “business meeting”…discuss “business”…it’s all good!
maybe highlite the hair? give you a more professional business look…
maybe the haters are right…… a W-2 job sure couldn’t hurt right now…you could still do your “ideas” after work. it’s what most people do to make the jump to self employed… a day gig…then work your own gig UNTIL it pays more than your day gig….even then most do both…….
why doesn’t your wife “G” have a REAL job? at the VERY least she could waitress at a bar at night…sure she could make a few tips? plenty of chicks work TWO jobs you know
168. MexicanMikeApril 20th, 2007 at 2:36 pm
Hey people,
Realize you can tell this guy what to do and how to do it. He’s not dumb, he’ll understand what you are saying and agree that it’s a good idea!
The problem is..HE IS LAZY! He doesn’t want to work..and will cry if he has too. Just look at this picture of his pouting! Computers are his friend and rather play blogger or Ninendo to get out of work!
“Where’s Casey?”, we ask. “I think he left and decided to take a sh@t and pound the keys on a blog to get out of work.”
This sums the motherskuck up…you can’t depend on the guy to get things done! Unless it’s easy cash for CASEY!
169. Lost CauseApril 20th, 2007 at 2:37 pm
Something’s Gotta Give
Oh my God, not another shooting rampage in the works.
170. Roberto CulosakiApril 20th, 2007 at 2:38 pm
There is only one word to describe you at this point: Sloppy
That is exactly what got you into this entire mess.
Tax accounting? Sloppy.Tracking expenses? SloppyRepairs on the homes? Sloppy.Your business planning? Sloppy.Your debt management plan? Sloppy.Your idealisms? Sloppy.Your half-baked “sweet deals”? Sloppy.Your payment strategy? Sloppy.Your exit plan from this business venture? Sloppy.Your handling of the mountains of advice given to you? Sloppy.Your keeping your mouth shut about certain details of your escapades that could get you in serious trouble? Sloppy.Your overall attitude? Sloppy.
171. sparemancaseyApril 20th, 2007 at 2:39 pm
where’s time line guy?what’s his take?
172. Mark SmolerApril 20th, 2007 at 2:41 pm
You MUST be putting us on, right?
First, “The pressure of it all is getting to be too much.”
The pressure of what? You don’t open mail, you don’t pay bills or rent and you don’t have a job. You claim to be a businessman and entrepreneur. One aspect that is a MUST for owning your own business is being able to handle and function with enourmous amounts of stress, yet your ability to handle stress seems to be far below average.
“My patience with the comments, negativity and the hate is also running very very low.”
What you see as hate, is really people trying to help you getting frustrated beyond belief because you will not listen to anything and rarely answer questions. You cry about things that “happen to you” when they are actually caused by your actions, usually because you did not take peoples advise. Then when you ask people what to do, and they tell you, you do nothing but think and meet and do whatever it else it is you do that might make you feel good for a little while, but actually accomplishes nothing.
How many hours did spend (waste) on the pool situation so far? (Blogging, talking to Realtor, calling pool guys, calling other people, thinking about it, thinking about it more, asking for advise, etc….) and at the end of the day nothing has been done to the pool. If it were my pool and I didn’t have a job, I would immediately hop in my car, drive over there and take care of the problem. Done. It amazes me, and I imagine everyone else, how you can take the simplest of problems and blow it up into a huge disaster that takes tons of your time yet you still can’t seem to resolve it.
People are screaming at you to not run in front of the moving bus, that is not hate. Your site is not helpful to anyone, it is entertainment. It’s like the modern day 3 stooges. 5th grade school girls are far crueller to each other than I’ve seen anyone be to you on this site, yet you can’t handle it? What leads you to believe you can run a profitable business then? What exactly are your positive qualities?
Also, a staged picture doen’t help.
173. Reality CentralApril 20th, 2007 at 2:41 pm
You say urgent stuff came up, but unless your kidney failed or Galina was ransomed, I’m a little curious about what’s more urgent than rent.
Nah. The only way his kidney would fail would be if he sold it and took cash back in advance of surgery.
Then, his kidney would fail … guaranteed.
174. chrisApril 20th, 2007 at 2:42 pm
Casey, I doubt you dress up like that. I bet you moderate dressed in sweats and unshowered while Galina searches for a new mobile home to flip out. I heard the FEMA mobile homes are selling for about a grand each… You could move it from wal-mart to wal-mart Casey. You can still jet set!
175. JohnApril 20th, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Dude, for THE LOVE OF GOD, will you get yourself to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting ASAP?
Seriously, it’s one thing if you have a beef with the whole 12 step thing, as it’s not for everyone, but you’ve clearly got a problem. You need to face the problem, and you need to face it with people who know what you’re going through.
Come on man, there’s a meeting in your area pretty soon I bet.
You can’t fix the problem until you realize you have one.
Get it together. We only hate when you do stupid stuff and then act like it’s going to work out for you.
As you’re beginning to realize, it’s not working.
Here’s what I’d do:
1. Not look at the blog for the rest of the day at least.2. Raid the fridge and cook your wife (and maybe the whole family) a nice dinner.2. Apologize to the wife for being such a jackass.3. Go to tonight’s Gamblers Anonymous meeting.4. Start looking for temp jobs tomorrow. (Because at a temp job you can get paid a halfway decent wage, and still surf the web for sweet deals and update your blog).5. Chill out. As dumb as the stuff you’ve been doing is, you’re still a 24 yr old guy with a marginally decent skill set. You can get through this, declare bankruptcy if you have to, get a regular job, and own your own home by age 35 if you get your act together.
But it’s time to come out of Caseyworld into the real world. The real world takes effort, but the effort actually pays off a fair amount of the time.
176. HaterClubApril 20th, 2007 at 2:48 pm
Uhhh ohhhh…I think Sputnik nailed it on the head.
You aren’t gonna go Cho Seung Hui on us are you? You gonna visit the Nouveau Riche U buliding? But just make sure you give a shout out to us Haters in that video that you’ll be sending to NBC.
177. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 2:49 pm
In the interest of not giving us half the story and not letting the haterz run rampant with speculation, answer us this also. It keeps getting dug up. Do you know anything about this traffic accident case:
Even though this Konstantin is young, it seems strange that there’s another Konstantin Serin considering that there aren’t very many Serin’s in Sacramento County. Is Lidiya Serin a relative? I think her husband may be Alex Serin. Anyway, do you know these people or have any involvement with this? An answer will help cool the speculation.
178. Lost CauseApril 20th, 2007 at 2:50 pm
PS — How many times have you treated all of this as one big joke, and now we are supposed to muster respect because you say that we should? Maybe when you decide to act like a serious grown up, people will remember to give you the respect that you think you deserve. In the meantime, I think I forgot my respect right before I took the week off to go out of town.
179. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 2:52 pm
“DM, my point exactly. So many of us TRY to give this kid good advice only to be ignored, trolled and called out as hatemongers. THEN when we all post elsewhere he creates troll bait to bring us back.”
It’s funny, because every now and then, when he posts something antagonistic, I think to myself… “This can’t be real.” I guess it is always possible that Casey himself is having the last laugh here because he’s figured out how to push people’s buttons, get them all worked up and thus manipulate them… Even in the extreme long shot that this is the case, though, the only benefit he could possibly be deriving from it is a good laugh because he’s obviously not profiting from the traffic he’s getting on the site.
You are right, though. The people that Casey calls “haters” and gets mad at for negative comments are the people that Casey cannot survive without because 1) they are the vast majority of his comments and traffic and 2) they are the only ones that have ever given him sound advice that he could actually act upon.
The cheerleaders do nothing for him. Anyone posting, “Go Casey! Don’t listen to the haterz! Follow your dreamz!” is simply enabling and encouraging him, just as G has, just as Y has, just as his parents have. Those, in my opinion, are the real haters. They hate reality so much that they refuse to acknowledge and live up to it.
I guess it comes down to: Casey is king, lord and mother of all haters…
180. Tick TockApril 20th, 2007 at 2:53 pm
Did your sister in law tell you to stop using water?
Maybe showering and cleaning up will make you feel better. Sort of letting all your troubles wash down the drain kind of thing. Then you’ll be good as new, ready to not take on, or face any issues.
181. Not trying anymoreApril 20th, 2007 at 2:55 pm
I’ve been through this - it seems like there are so many things to do that you cannot do anything. My husband does this too. It’s screwed us up in the past.
Make a decision. Then follow it, even if you see something else that needs to be done. If you see something else that needs to be done, add it to your list, but finish the task you are doing first.
I am not sure if you will understand this, but it actually feels good to work (well, not the working part - the part that comes after, unless you’re like me - I like my job). My husband goes to work each day and comes home to a nice meal. Unfortunately, no wife, as I go to work in the evenings. But I like to come home to whatever he’s decided to make for dessert, and it’s a pretty pleasant life. It may not be the passive income perfect life you want, but it’s pretty darn easy to get - just go get a job. Declare bankruptcy, so that you either are relieved of these debts or are put on some kind of a payment plan, and take pleasure in the nice things that you can have. It feels good to be in control of your life, and you WILL like the feeling. You will be able to take pleasure again in the small things like watching a funny TV show or going for a walk. No vacations for a while, but there’s lots of things that can be done from home or with friends.
182. mejustmeApril 20th, 2007 at 2:59 pm
So this pool thing is stressing you out. Get it out of your life. Hand over the keys to the bank. Aren’t they foreclosing soon anyway? Forget the short sale, don’t postpone the foreclosure. If the buyer wants it, they can buy it cheaper from the bank. Get rid of this albatross.
How long would it take you to earn another $220 for another CashCall payment? A couple of days’ work as a waiter would put the money in your pocket. You send it off and this time return the deferment contract forthwith.
Just do what needs to be done.
183. casey4lifeApril 20th, 2007 at 3:03 pm
Are you going to ask people for money tonight?
184. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 3:14 pm
Are you going to ask people for money tonight?
Oh God, I hope so.
And Casey, you didn’t mention Cashcall. I know you list “debt”, but I really think Cashcall deserves its own listing - it just doesn’t seem right to equate them with the average creditor. Visa doesn’t usually make it a practice to send Guidos to your house, looking for their money.. it just seems to me that Cashcall is its own special kind of problem.
Have you told Yulia that you screwed the Cashcall deal by going on vacation instead of faxing a simple piece of paper on time? Be sure to bring that up as you’re negotiating terms of your next rent check. She’ll be impressed.
185. Sac RealtorApril 20th, 2007 at 3:14 pm
Do you ever break open a bottle on days like this?
186. cmraynewApril 20th, 2007 at 3:19 pm
Monetize the blog. Ads are your friend.Monetize the blog. Ads are your friend.The amount of comments you are getting is insane.Monetize the blog. Ads are your friend.Monetize the blog. Ads are your friend.It’s nearly “passive income.”Monetize the blog. Ads are your friend.Monetize the blog. Ads are your friend.
187. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 3:23 pm
Another thing I’m wondering about was what exactly was your motivation in buying Angleridge. I always figured you did it because you needed the sweet cashback to float your other properties. Now I realize that you didn’t get any cashback on that deal, and had to put $30k down and $30k into escrow for repairs.
Yet, on 4/2/06 on Earth Mission you say in reference to Muncy that the “California market is reversing and I need to sell this thing quickly.” Then you say in reference to a Bruce Norris seminar you’ve attended, “Still I took some good notes and thought about some things I need to start doing to get ready for the “California Crash” that’s going to happen. If I get my act together this will be one of the best times to pickup good deals for pennies on the dollar. I need to get talking to REO agents and get my hard money lined up. That’s basically the strategy.”
So in April, you knew the market was tanking in Cali. You bought Angleridge on April 5. Your properties in CA and NM are already dying. That purchase ate up at least $30k of your available cash. Why did you buy that home instead of using that cash to float the ones you already had? Was Angleridge an REO?
You said this on 4/20 when you first heard about the deal: “Also, one of the leads was a wholesaler (via a realtor) who has a great deal in Dallas area, Texas. I talk to him and want to jumps on this deal but he already has a buyer. On monday I will find out if the buyer backed out. I called around to see where I can get some hard money or private money. Uncles don’t have that kind of money and my hard money connection is non existant at this point. I really need to get some cash lined up to take advantage of such deals.”
Of course, lo and behold, the buyer backs out and you buy it. In retrospect, doesn’t this sound like a classic trick to hype what the wholesaler is selling? Create an atmosphere of competition so you (the mark) think the product is desirable and jump at the chance? Then they hooked you up with the hard money lender that made it possible.
That home sold for $211k at the trustee sale. It looks like you owed about $195k at the time of the NOD. Did you get the difference, or was that eaten up by lates and fees? Was the $30k repair into escrow out of your pocket or the original loan? I assume it came out of your pocket since Wiki says you paid $270k and you only owed $195k at the time of the NOD. (Doesn’t sound like you made many payments either.)
If that’s the case, and I’m probably wrong in my interpretation, the lender didn’t lose anything, and you got fleeced. (If they put up the $30k repair costs, then you both lost $30k.)
188. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 3:26 pm
Oops, that reference was from 4/20 on Earth Mission.
189. JoeApril 20th, 2007 at 3:28 pm
ha, these comments made me laugh. A LOT. Thanks guys.
There is a plus side to all this though!! All the begging for donations you’re doing on this site will really prepare you for begging for money on the street.Change? Change??
190. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 3:29 pm
“Monetize the blog. Ads are your friend.The amount of comments you are getting is insane.”
Casey tried to monetize with Google AdSense, but they booted him for fraudulent clicking. Could have been because of the haters, or could have been Casey trying to scam Google.
I seriously can’t think of any legitimate, reputable, trustworthy business that would advertise here.
Of course, that does leave illegitimate shucksters of ill-repute to compete for Casey’s ad inventory… Still, I honestly think that even the “moguls” and “gurus” that taught Casey how to fail miserably wouldn’t want to be identified with him.
I guess what it comes down to is that Casey is a failure and no business wants to be associated with a failure. It would be brand suicide to advertise here.
191. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 3:34 pm
For anyone who still thinks that Casey should put up ads, it’s been tried before. Last time he did it, there was an organized effort to get him banned for click fraud - lots of people massively clicking through to overload his numbers. If he did it again, that would happen again.
I promise you, it would happen again.
Like it or not, there’s probably no practical way for him to monetize this blog. Too many people - many of whom are a lot smarter and more tech-savvy than Casey - are determined to keep it from happening.
192. starApril 20th, 2007 at 3:37 pm
Casey, I promise you that if you get a job, things will start to get better.
I could tell you dozens of reasons why but it doesn’t matter. You’ll see for yourself. And then you’ll wonder why you waited so long.
There’s nothing worthwhile you’ve been doing that you can’t do along with a job. At this point any job will do. It doesn’t have to be forever. Just do it now.
193. James_MarksApril 20th, 2007 at 3:40 pm
You look HOT! Damn, I’d date you, if you weren’t such a procrastinator, liar and corrupt human being, who made people give you $ that you didn’t even use for its intended purpose (probably went on vacation with it), and who will probably go to jail very soon.
BTW, I wouldn’t date you because I’m not a homosexual, either.
194. Tom P.April 20th, 2007 at 3:40 pm
G’s a good girl, loves her mamaLoves Jesus and America tooG’s a good girl, crazy bout ElvisLoves horses and her boyfriend too
It’s a long day living in ResedaTheres a freeway runnin’ through the yardAnd I’m a bad boy cause I don’t even miss herI’m a bad boy for breakin’ her heart
And I’m free, FREE FALLIN’Yeah I’m free, FREE FALLIN’
All the vampires walkin’ through the valleyMove west down Ventura BoulevardAnd all the bad boys are standing in the shadowsAll the good girls are home with broken hearts
And I’m free, FREE FALLIN’Yeah I’m free, FREE FALLIN’Free fallin’, now I’m free fallin’, now I’mFree fallin’, now I’m free fallin’, now I’m
I wanna glide down over MulhollandI wanna write her name in the skyGonna free fall out into nothin’Gonna leave this world for a while
And I’m free, FREE FALLIN’Yeah I’m free, FREE FALLIN’
195. JoeApril 20th, 2007 at 3:44 pm
BTW, it’s 420…
I have a sweet deal for you! It’s your big comeback!
Here it is…
Start dealing weed. Smoking it will also help your stress.
196. finance_guyApril 20th, 2007 at 3:45 pm
Just get a friggen job. Period. Nothing more to do but that. Forget ANYTHING but that for the next 6 months.
Get your mind off of anything else but the following:
1. Wake up.2. Take Shower3. Brush Teeth.4. Go to Work for 10 hours.5. Come Home.6. Open Mail.7. Deal with train wreck that was your real estate venture for the next four hour (= write letters begging for mercy).8. Go to sleep.
Wash, rinse, repeat (= go back to #1).
–> After 6 months, if you are not in jail and your wife if still around, praise the lord
197. Benoit™April 20th, 2007 at 3:50 pm
Declare Bankruptcy™…
Actually, this was just an excuse to test out the instantaneous comment thingy. Thanks :-]
198. RogerSmith8080April 20th, 2007 at 3:50 pm
Victory is around the corner I can smell it. Stay the course, do NOT file for bankruptcy! You hear me, stay the course get this company web blog thing moving and don’t bail out on us now. Do NOT get a job, you have one and it will pay off one day , have fait, don’t make a commitment to another job when your company needs you the most.
Stay the course man, you hear me! This thing can work you just have to hang in there. If your wife, family and friends truly care they will stand by you, just have faith in yourself. If you where such a big F#@k up Nigel would not be trying to ride your coat tails. Now stop feeling sorry for yourself and go out there and make some deals, you hear me!
Keep living the Dream-Roger
199. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 3:53 pm
Since I’m in interrogator mode, how about verifying these cashback amounts. These all come from you in one way or another at different times.
Calla Way: $30k, used to pay off your credit card debt.Burdett: supposedly nothing, but your chart shows $15k. You also supposedly took out the $10k 21% Cashcall loan to cover repairs on this house.Guadalajara: nothingSonora: $20kMuncy: $15k (chart shows $30k). Was all of this used to reno the home?Utah: $18k (chart shows $20k) Little of this was spent on the property because the realtors fixed the property at their own expense in return for a higher commission.Larchmont: $50k, some of which was used on a partial reno.Angleridge: nothing
So the low total is $133k and the high total is $165k. Of this, $30k went toward your credit cards, it sounds like either $30k or $60k went to the Angleridge deal, and some went to reno Muncy and partially reno Larchmont. The rest went??
Feel free to correct me on anything.
200. aRSoNApril 20th, 2007 at 3:57 pm
Tired of the haters? Take the blog down and get a job. Yeah, right.
201. kerriellaApril 20th, 2007 at 3:57 pm
Casey, how in the world did you buy 8 houses in such a short amount of time? We are just trying to by one that we will actually live in, love, and take care of and it is driving me crazy! The stress is just incredible.
202. James_MarksApril 20th, 2007 at 3:59 pm
The only good thing is that you are too lazy / unmotivated / dumb / etc. to stage a shooting ala VTech. So we can enjoy your meltdown without fears.
203. cjohnson2713April 20th, 2007 at 4:00 pm
How about being honest (including with yourself) and talking with your pastor? And a consumer credit counseling service too? Yes, it’ll be a humbling and painful experience, but it will also take that heavy burden off your shoulders. You can stop pretending “it’s all good”, be realistic, and work your way out of this mess. People will genuinely want to help you, and you may be surprised at their willingness to do so.
204. Cowardly DotApril 20th, 2007 at 4:01 pm
We warned you what would happen if you made yourself into a public figure, and it all happened. Please, for the love of God, start listening to the great advice people have been giving you on this site. Get a job, start making small steps, your big dreams are killing you slowly.
205. James_MarksApril 20th, 2007 at 4:02 pm
Look, Snowflakes. I’m going to solve the problem that is your life in one single post. Follow my instructions. Closely.
1) Tell Galina you feel sorry about all this crap. Beg for forgiveness. Ask for serious help.2) Tell your family you are ashamed of what you’ve become, and ask for forgiveness.3) Try and get a good psychiatrist. I’m sure California has its share of medical facilities for unemployed people.4) GET A FREAKING JOB.5) Declare BK, hope for the best.
It’s the only way you’ll ever get peace of mind. You weren’t destined for greatness. You are too dumb for it. Most of us are. Don’t feel bad about it.
206. michaelApril 20th, 2007 at 4:04 pm
for someone in your situation the only good day was yesterday.
207. Richard McBeefApril 20th, 2007 at 4:06 pm
I hear carbon monoxide is the least painful way to do it.
p.s. Can I have your stereo? How about G’s number?
208. 0-user-deletedApril 20th, 2007 at 4:06 pm
Young Sercasey,Please. There are thousands of happy, healty, finacially sound readers with comfortable lives and bright futures. Why, oh why are you making them feel so bad by sharing your lows? Smile and the world smiles with you. Frown and you frown alone. Itsallgood.
209. Casey SerinApril 20th, 2007 at 4:09 pm
Time for my daily nap… actually i’m a bit late… I like to start at 2-3PM and go for 30-45 minutes. I started the early riser / napping schedule on Monday because i’m more effective that way. Wake up at 6am, exersize, juice, shower and be ready to work at 8am. The nap gives me a shot of energy and keeps me going till midnight. This way I can wakeup early every morning to start my work day and still have energy to work late into the night or for late night meetings, etc… I did this kind of schedule for about 2 years when I first moved out on my own and before I got married. Then because I’ve had a W2 job shortly after I got married for about a year and a half (Pride Industries) I stopped the schedule. Now I’m finally getting back into it because its so productive. The hardest thing is to keep the naps consistent.
As for getting the job…. man, that must be the #1 advice I get. Maybe there is something to it. I know I need stable income. However, I’ve been trying to do it by working for myself. Problem is none of my ventures are strong enough or stable enough to be very good replacements for W2… yet.
So as the name of this post implies I’m at a critical point right now… I must adjust my course because I can’t continue just floating by.
It will have to either be a job or a FOCUSED effort towards one of my ventures. The thing is that I have enough stuff cooking that any one of those things can be enough for me to get by once it kicks in. But it hasn’t been kicking it fast enough partially because its a process and also part of it because of my lack of focus.
So if I want to avoid getting a W2 job (not that there is anything wrong with that), I must FOCUS and make some important changes in my schedule/routine.
This blog is on the chopping block right now… I’m seriously considering stopping this whole thing. It has brought me tons of great opportunities and contacts but its also a big distraction. I must either stop the blog, sell it or find a way to keep the time spent at bay.
Perhaps I need to put systems in place and people in place to help me manage this thing. So that I can keep my voice going but not take a lot of time.
I HAVE to start devoting the majority of my day on high income producing activities. The blog is more of a long term strategy and is not making me any income (yet). So I can’t continue treating my blog as a full time job. Yes I will admit that I spend a lot of time on this blog between the comments to writing posts to thinking about it. It’s taking a lot of my energy.
So I need to get rid of this thing or find a way to make it very efficient and streamlined.
Perhaps I can simply record an audio message at the end of each on what I did and have somebody transcribe it or something. And tell you EVERYTHING to cut down on speculation.
See I understand that if I only tell a partial story that actually feeds the notion that i’m lazy or whatever. There is a lot more going on and if I was to talk about it perhaps people will have more sympathy.
On the other hand I have been suffering from a lack of productive progress. I’ve been “working” but it seems like I’m spinning wheels. Since there is no monetary progress you guys think I don’t do anything.
So I need to be more transparent if I continue to blog. This way there will be less speculation. I haven’t been very transparent partially because some people and companies and transactions need to stay private. But maybe I can be more straightforward and give people the general idea without giving out all the specifics. This way at least you know WHAT i do all day.
But then I’m back to my question, why even continue blogging if it seems to distract me so much? As much as I want to share my story, I would rather have money and stability. Can I do both? Maybe.
If I have to choose between this blog and getting out of my mess it’s obvous which is the right choice.
I know, I know, i’m rabling. Before my nap I just wanted to do a quick “brain dump” of what’s on my mind. I probably seem very emotional and wish-washy too. Well I’m not that emotional but I DO tent to be whimsical, until the Rational part of my personality kicks in. It’s starting to kick in.
If what I wrote above doesn’t make any sense, then excuse it as my once in a while rant when I feel down. Me feeling down is quite rare by the way. I’m usually a pretty happy-go-lucky-its-all-good guy. That’s the only way to live life. Negativity will not get you anywhere.
My problem is maybe having a little too much ITSALLGOODness. sometimes its NOT all good.
So I have to make it good. Enough talk. Time for action. I know you don’t believe it. But you will believe it when you see it.
[By the way, excuse the spelling mistakes, i’m on my wife’ laptop and she doesn’t have Google toolbar installed which does my spell-checking for me. My laptop is starting to die on me.]
210. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 4:17 pm
On to your credit card spending.
You made $35,000 on your first deal, which was the condo you sold in March 2003. By the time you got married in April 2004, you had blown all of this. On 12/3, you state that Galina entered the marriage with no debt. By the time you do your next deal, Calla Way, in October 2005, the two of you have managed to run up $30k on credit cards (you say from your wedding and seminars.) You use the cashback from Calla to pay this off. So, in October 2005, you’re back to zero credit card debt. By September 2006, the two of you have racked up another $140,000 on 19 credit cards.
In addition to that, you owe $27k on promissories, and borrowed $8000 from friends and relatives. This is not even counting your possible corporate credit shenanigans or the money you’re effectively borrowing from Yulia by not paying rent.
Not even counting any money you made, you two managed to blow through $175k+$130k = about $300k in a year and three months, using the lowball cashback number.
From reading Earth Mission, all you two did during that time was take one vacation, go to a lot of seminars, nap, and play around with the properties. Where the hell did all of this money go, Casey?
211. Jamba MonkeeApril 20th, 2007 at 4:24 pm
Need less stress? Here’s a quick cheat-sheet on how to do it:
1. Saturday - go to Modesto, check on property, clean up and/or drain pool2. Sunday - organize paperwork for taxes due in October3. Monday - sort out Utah payment once and for all, get a W-2 job
By Tuesday you’ll start feeling better and you’ll have fewer haters (seriously). The only way to get rid of your stress is to get busy and work on solving your problems.
212. GaryApril 20th, 2007 at 4:25 pm
Put your problems into perspective. Donald Trump was minus one Billion when he was down. He made the comment while walking down the street in New York ” If a beggar has one dollar he has more money than I do” Look where he is now! He could have quit.From one investor to another, Focus on solutions, rather than focusing on the problems and everyones criticism.Hold your head up and deal with what ever comes up like a man! After hearing you talk, I really do not believe you have an employee mentality, just as I do not. I have a saying on my desk (sorry I don’t know the author) “Courage is base for everything that comes after” “Find your Courage”Good luck to you.
213. Casey SerinApril 20th, 2007 at 4:26 pm
I want a wheatgrass shot so bad right now.
214. mermaidenApril 20th, 2007 at 4:26 pm
Casey, you need to look into mental health. Your highs and lows are extreme - we can see it in your writing. This can be a sign of manic depression. The mania that you feel when everything is GREAT and the crashing doom when the tides change. It is normal for a manic depressive to exhibit many of the things you exhibit.
This isn’t being a Hater. This is contructive advice. Go see a doctor.
215. Casey SerinApril 20th, 2007 at 4:29 pm
Trying to get my headshot icon to appear next to my name through amateurish WordPress hackery. If it doesn’t work now, I give up.
216. Back for a moment.April 20th, 2007 at 4:30 pm
I haven’t viewed your site in sometime. I don’t expect to be back anytime soon. I think I visited here when your site was mentioned on or digg or something. Anyway, 6 months has passed and you’ve accomplished absolutely nothing…. have you?
I suspect I will be back sometime in the summer. Will I see the same whiney, oh whoah is me crap posts?
Reiterate: How far have you gotten in 6 months?
1. Embarassed your family.2. Embarassed Galina.3. Other sites have exposed you for what you are.4. Your situation has not changed.5. You still can’t support yourself much less Galina.
217. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 4:32 pm
Let’s tally the guru-time.
Anything before Oct. 2005 (Russ Whitney, Kiyosake, others-15k?) was paid off with the Calla Way cashback. After that we’ve got:3/3-3/6 Bruce Norris3/24-3/27 Wealth Expo3/31-4/2 Bruce Norris5/19-5/21 Bruce Norris6/23-6/26 Bruce Norris7/10-7/16 David Lindahl7/16-7/23 Kris Kirshner12/10-12/16 NRU
I’m not counting the one day ones, since those appear to be free sales pitch sssions. That’s about a month and a half out of a year at expensive RE seminars.
218. RogerSmith8080April 20th, 2007 at 4:32 pm
Hang in there! Don’t give up the ship man.
219. Ganja ManApril 20th, 2007 at 4:32 pm
Don’t worry KC, everyting will be Irie. You need fire up a big spleef and your troubles will be sure to go away. Tis 4/20 after all.
Don’t be sad little Snowflake, just sing your favorite song and everyting will be alright:
I was gonna clean up my pool then I got highI was gonna get me a short sale too but then I got highNow my pool has skeeters and I know why- cause I got high- cause I got high- cause I got high
I was gonna birddog a sweet, sweet deal but then I got highI was gonna eat a semi vegan meal but then I got highNow my balls are blue and I know why- cause I got high- cause I got high- cause I got high
I was gonna pay back every dirty cent before I got highPay the sister in law her rent but then I got highNow Cash Call is calling and I know why- cause I got high- cause I got high- cause I got high
I was gonna buy an apartment complex but then I got highI was gonna fail my way to success but then I got highNow I’m a Dancing Monkey and I know why(Why Dogg?)
- cause I got high- cause I got high- cause I got high
I messed up my entire life because I got highI lost 8 houses and I lost my wife because I got highnow I’m sleeping in the VDub and I know why- cause I got high- cause I got high- cause I got high
——————————————————————-Now sleep tight little Snowflake and dream of sweet, sweet deals.
220. SvetogorskApril 20th, 2007 at 4:36 pm
The nap gives me a shot of energy and keeps me going till midnight. This way I can wakeup early every morning to start my work day and still have energy to work late into the night or for late night meetings, etc…
Working late into the night is one thing, but why do you have so many “late night meetings”? What possible reason is there not to have these meetings during normal working hours?
As for getting the job…. man, that must be the #1 advice I get.
Not just #1, #50,000. As in: you must have had at least 50,000 posts suggesting it.
Maybe there is something to it.
Nah - the more I think about it, the more convinced I am that people are just kidding around. I mean, when so many people say the exact same thing - it’s just gotta be a giant conspiracy, right?
I know I need stable income. However, I’ve been trying to do it by working for myself. Problem is none of my ventures are strong enough or stable enough to be very good replacements for W2… yet.
But you’ve been saying “yet” for months - over a year, in fact - and you’re still nowhere near meeting your target. Doesn’t that suggest something to you?
So as the name of this post implies I’m at a critical point right now… I must adjust my course because I can’t continue just floating by. It will have to either be a job or a FOCUSED effort towards one of my ventures.
Why does it have to be either/or? Wouldn’t a far saner course of action be to take a job, get a guaranteed regular income, and only quit it when you’re absolutely certain that you’re doing as well as that or better through your other ventures? You know, the kind of thing you should have done all along?
The thing is that I have enough stuff cooking that any one of those things can be enough for me to get by once it kicks in.
You need to be more specific about what “those things” are. Given your proven lack of ability to generate much income so far, I’m going to have to remain skeptical.
This blog is on the chopping block right now… I’m seriously considering stopping this whole thing. It has brought me tons of great opportunities and contacts but its also a big distraction. I must either stop the blog, sell it or find a way to keep the time spent at bay.
Just stop it. Cut it off right now. As you say, it’s taking up a vast amount of time that you just can’t spare right now.
On the other hand I have been suffering from a lack of productive progress. I’ve been “working” but it seems like I’m spinning wheels. Since there is no monetary progress you guys think I don’t do anything.
I hate to say it, but effectively you don’t. Because I earn enough to live comfortably on, I can afford to do the occasional job for love rather than money. But because of your financial situation, every single thing you do has to be geared towards generating as much short-term income as possible. If it’s not doing that, you’re wasting your time. You may be “doing something” in the sense of expending energy, but if it’s to no avail, what’s the point?
If what I wrote above doesn’t make any sense, then excuse it as my once in a while rant when I feel down. Me feeling down is quite rare by the way. I’m usually a pretty happy-go-lucky-its-all-good guy. That’s the only way to live life. Negativity will not get you anywhere.
True, but you need to distinguish between negativity and brutal honesty. It’s not being negative to own up to your shortcomings. It’s not being negative to admit that you just aren’t cut out for certain tasks. As I said in an earlier post, the best decision I ever made was when I decided to abandon what I dreamed of doing in favor of what I could actually do. Virtually nothing you have posted over the past few months suggests that you have the talent or tenacity to be a successful real estate entrepreneur. That’s not “negativity”, that’s evidence-backed fact.
So you need to start asking yourself: what can you do?
And answer it honestly.
And then go and do it.
221. SusanApril 20th, 2007 at 4:38 pm
Casey,Please do not let these pathetic idiots make you lose heart. You have survived a terrible time with your sense of self intact. You are not alone, many of us are rooting for you, do not lose heart!Take a break from here, please! PLEASE take a break from this!
222. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 4:39 pm
“It will have to either be a job or a FOCUSED effort towards one of my ventures. The thing is that I have enough stuff cooking that any one of those things can be enough for me to get by once it kicks in. But it hasn’t been kicking it fast enough partially because its a process and also part of it because of my lack of focus.”
There you go again. A “focused” effort towards one of your ventures may never pay off. In fact, knowing you, you won’t be able to focus and it will never pay off.
A real live W-2 job will, on the other hand, have a paycheck in your pocket within one to two weeks of your first day…
So let’s see: Fluff and hot air or tangible results? Which do you prefer Casey?
FlailingForward has a good question: How the hell did you manage to blow $300k in 1 year and three months? That’s $20k per month.
Here’s an idea for your blog: Why don’t you skip all the troll posts that are meant only to inflame the “haters”, giving you further cause to whine about the haters, whom as I pointed out earlier, you created, and just post your daily activities. At the end of every day, write ONE post that is NOTHING but what you did that day. Don’t say “It’s all good”, don’t say “Sweet!”. Just say what you did, what time you did it, etc. This will do two things:
1) It will give us the opportunity to judge if you are actually accomplishing anything at all by seeing what you ARE doing instead of hiding what you’re not doing.
2) It will prevent you from posting speculative, antagonistic diarrhea-of-the-mind blogs filled with nothing but foolish ideas, self-pitying “I need to get better” crap and whining about not having the “personal” fund for a wheatgrass shot…
223. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 4:43 pm
BTW - I still would like to see you on Dr. Phil. That would just be so darned entertaining… Maybe I’ll email the Dr. Phil show and ask them to get in touch with you.
Hooray for instant commenting, btw.
224. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 4:43 pm
No icon for you fake Casey!
Real Casey, I’m just keeping you honest. I also forgot to add the $5600 in property taxes you owe to my Angleridge post.
Instead of getting all mopey and talking about shutting down the blog, how about just answering some of this stuff.
The reason no one is impressed with your early rising is because you don’t appear to ever accomplish anything. It doesn’t matter whether you get up at 5 AM or at noon if nothing gets done. The only thing you have to do right now is your taxes and find a job (or passive income). We aren’t seeing any progress. Us haterz probably have a better grip on last years finances than you do. You don’t approve comments timely, you didn’t maintain your properties, you don’t take the trash out. What are we supposed to think?
If you don’t understand where we’re coming from, go reread Earth Mission. It’s here: one of those entries sounds like you actually busted your a** . (Well maybe moving day, once Galina got you out of bed.)
225. herbertApril 20th, 2007 at 4:46 pm
Still unbelievable! You seem to believe that these great money making opportunities just drop out of nowhere. If making money without a regular w-2 job was so easy, everyone else in the world would be rich (except for you because you are too damn lazy).
Do you realize how many smart & experienced people there are out there looking for the next “big” thing? Do you see them quit their jobs and not work thinking that these “great opportunities” will make them rich?
You are too much. It would be sad to see this blog goes away as it provides countless entertainment on your “success”.
Wake up and do the right thing.
226. Mr. CrashApril 20th, 2007 at 4:51 pm
Casey. I don’t feel sorry for you but you do know there’s a pretty easy solution to your worries, but involves doing things you’ve said you don’t want to do:
1. Let final house go into foreclosure.
2. Hire a bankruptcy attorney and declare Chapter 7.
3. Let your attorney negotiate write-downs of your unsecured credit card debt.
4. Plead mea culpa before a bankruptcy judge and hope that they give you a repayment plan you can deal with.
5. Get a full-time paid W2 job in web development, and work after hours and weekends to pull in more money on independent projects.
6. Take evening classes at community college and work toward a degree.
7. Pare down your expenses and live frugally. Repay your debt.
Do this, Casey, and things will turn around for you.
227. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 4:51 pm
Wait, did he just say he’s whimsical?
(double take)
228. lawnmower manApril 20th, 2007 at 4:54 pm
Perhaps I need to put systems in place and people in place to help me manage this thing. […] Perhaps I can simply record an audio message at the end of each on what I did and have somebody transcribe it or something.
How about, oh, I dunno: YOUR WIFE. The one who quit school to help you. What does she do all day?
Come to that, what do you do all day? We’ve heard a lot of blather about massaging deals until they get juicy, but no results. What do you, actually, really, *do* all day?
Nobody’s going to help you “manage this thing” for free. The only person who bit on your “I need help moderating” before was Nigel, and we know how that worked out.
And nobody is going to transcribe your ramblings day after day for free either. I don’t know how you swung a freebie with Noble last time — bartering again? — but here’s their rates: $1.50/minute and up.
I’m usually a pretty happy-go-lucky-its-all-good guy. That’s the only way to live life. Negativity will not get you anywhere.
Your it’s-all-good approach hasn’t got you anywhere either.
It’s not negativity you need, Casey, it’s realism. You’ve invested heavily in the visualizing-success stuff, but it’s not helping you: it enables you to spend far too much time indulging yourself with fantasies. And it’s led you to reckless — not to mention downright fraudulent — decisions with disastrous outcomes.
229. Bubba SmithApril 20th, 2007 at 4:54 pm
“[Getting a job] must be the #1 advice I get. Maybe there is something to it.”
I was pulling for you earlier today, but now I’m back to shaking my head in disbelief at you.
Why are you *SO* dead set against having the stable income a regular job would give you right now??? It simply *BAFFLES* me why you’re not out at least applying for jobs, taking the occasional temp position, etc.
But, since I’m just here for the exploding diesel engines of your train wreck, do what you want. It will entertain me eventually.
230. short haircutApril 20th, 2007 at 4:56 pm
Casey — I promise, you’ll feel better immedately if you get a really short haircut, “high and tight” like your brother. Then shave. Then go on a cleanup binge.
best wishes!
231. FFC.dotApril 20th, 2007 at 4:56 pm
Has anyone ever told you that you are pretty like a pony?
232. HaterClubApril 20th, 2007 at 4:58 pm
Does anyone else take it a little suspicious how Casey commented right after Nigel? Seems like they chat to each other to figure out what to post. Or is it the same person???I’m seeing a number….
Give it up to the award winning blogger.
233. lawnmower manApril 20th, 2007 at 4:58 pm
@Svetogorsk: Working late into the night is one thing, but why do you have so many “late night meetings”? What possible reason is there not to have these meetings during normal working hours?
Thank you. Yes. There were a lot of “late-night business meetings” back when Casey was “working” for Chris. It sounded shady then and it sounds shady now. What legitimate business requires late-night meetings?
234. GypsyApril 20th, 2007 at 4:59 pm
I always wondered what was your “goal” in this blog and the last several months? What was this getting you in the middle of losing all these houses. I have wondered if it was attention, or just trying to ride the wave a little longer of feeling important from owning that many properties and being somebody…..I think now you were hoping to really make some money$$ from this whole slide down and maybe even enough to do some more property buying?Casey I think the RIDE is OVER and has been for a long time. But you deserve an A in effort and doing something unique with this blog. I think you have other talents then being an investor? Maybe doing some marketing for a company? even a real estate company?Use you abilities better and get off this Investor Train it isn’t an easy way to make money in the long run.Gypsy
235. Mister BApril 20th, 2007 at 5:00 pm
Same old Casey. He’s really going to buckle down after his power nap.
236. Lou MinattiApril 20th, 2007 at 5:03 pm
“I HAVE to start devoting the majority of my day on high income producing activities.”
Spend 10 minutes of each day updating your blog, then let registered people post away. That ensures you have traffic going to generate ad revenue.
Then get a steady job(s).
There. Problem solved. You’ll have at least two income streams, you’ll be able to pay back the money you owe to your relatives, you’ll be able to afford a small apartment for you and G. You could even afford the occasional trip to Jamba Juice and Macaroni Grill.
You have been told this is the only way out. You know this is the only way out. Quit moping and feeling sorry for yourself, quit wasting time with staged photos, get off your lazy butt and get to work.
237. ha38349April 20th, 2007 at 5:04 pm
Hey Casey, snap out it! You are still better off than lots of folks in the US.UK in post #131 had a good idea, but I suggest switching the nouns in those two sentences.Stop swinging for the fences with those get rich quick ideas. You need to fall back (not forward) and regroup, establish a firm base you can work from. Get a job if you need cash and stop borrowing money.
238. z.April 20th, 2007 at 5:04 pm
ooooooh! poor little Casey! So many things to do and so little time to pose for crappy sappy stupid pictures!
239. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 5:06 pm
“So I have to make it good. Enough talk. Time for action. I know you don’t believe it. But you will believe it when you see it.”
…and now it is NAP TIME?!?!?!?
(that sounds like guru-speak to me)
Trollbait or not, this is effing funny sh*t…
“As for getting the job…. man, that must be the #1 advice I get. Maybe there is something to it. I know I need stable income. However, I’ve been trying to do it by working for myself. Problem is none of my ventures are strong enough or stable enough to be very good replacements for W2… yet.”
We’ve been saying this for 6+ MONTHS dumb@ss!!!!
In case you missed that last, point I sincerely think you need W2 employment. Flip burgers, make wheatgrass shots, temp, sell real estate (j/k), wash cars I don’t really care, just makea paycheck….
Seriously, GET A JOB!
240. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 5:06 pm
This blog is on the chopping block right now… I’m seriously considering stopping this whole thing.
Bbbuuuttt.. I just registered!
Please. It’s not going to happen, and you’re not going to monetize it. It’s just going to keep going and going like it’s been since September. You’ll go to sleep tonight and wake up tomorrow to your latest manic phase (er.. I mean.. your latest “sweet idea”). Besides, you haven’t been on 60 minutes yet!
Just take a look this rambling mess you just posted. As usual, it’s chock full of “I should”, “I might”, “I’m seriously considering”. Casey, you’ve been seriously considering maybe looking into discussing with the wife things you might think about doing for over six months now. In the end, you usually end up doing nothing. In those rare instances that actually find you taking action, it’s almost always something completely retarded.
Taking down IAFF isn’t going to make it all go away. That sense of impending doom that you’re feeling is actually impending doom. You’re having a rare (for you) reality moment. You’ve run out of options, you’re down to one house, you’re three months behind on rent, and the walls are about to cave in. Just wait until Galina is force to choose between you and her sister. That’s coming.
Taking down IAFF also isn’t going to erase anything you’ve written. Your critics have archived every word. At least one prominent critic sends weekly CDROMs of your stuff to the FBI.
What an IAFF takedown *will* do is deprive you of an ongoing daily reality check. If Galina could do it, she’d have done it long ago. Yulia won’t do it (yet) out of respect to her sister. IAFFers may be harsh, but give them credit - we call you on your BS. How many people in your life are really willing to do that?
But do whatever you want to do, man. You’re screwed in any case, and most of us have lives to go back to. No big deal for us, either way.
241. Chris GApril 20th, 2007 at 5:07 pm
“The pressure of it all is getting to be too much.”
And the dramatization of it all (with enclosed picture) is getting to be too much as well. Too much drama for me, dude.
Hopefully you’ll figure it out, but I’m not holding my breath. Reading and signing contracts that you understand, and agree to, would be a good start.
242. Lou MinattiApril 20th, 2007 at 5:08 pm
BTW, you think you got problems, Casey? Your problems pale in comparison to this guy sitting in front of the gas station sign.
Casey, you are blessed to live in the wealthiest country in the world. Millions of people literally risk their lives to get here each year, then they work 60 hours each week in sh** jobs in the fields and slaughterhouses. Many of them eventually become successful after years of grinding work.
So quit yer bitching and get to work.
243. James_MarksApril 20th, 2007 at 5:09 pm
[quote]Time for my daily nap… actually i’m a bit late… I like to start at 2-3PM and go for 30-45 minutes. I started the early riser / napping schedule on Monday because i’m more effective that way.[/quote]
dumb, Dumb, DUMB. People in deep sh*t don’t take naps. People who are employed don’t take naps. People who really know what their goals are don’t take naps. STOP TAKING NAPS. Stop procrastinating. Stop thinking things will magically get all right by themselves. You are deluding yourself. They aren’t. You have been searching for that magical thing that will fix everything and make you rich.
Hint: you’ve been searching for it ever since you started your chain mail thing. I bet you thought coming to America, abandoning every moral and ethical principle and corrupting yourself to the bone would make you rich. Wrong.
1) Beg for forgiveness.2) Get a JOB.3) Declare BK.
244. Patrick QuinlanApril 20th, 2007 at 5:10 pm
I was away for a few weeks and didn’t read the blog while I was gone. Now I’m back, and nothing’s really changed here. That’s sort of comforting.
I think you should drive the 75 miles and drain the pool. I find that when things are piling up, it helps a lot to get one, relatively straightforward, productive task out of the way.
Get that pool done, and you’ll feel better - you’ve accomplished something. People will feel better about you. A few haters might actually say, “At least that’s a start.” Most of them won’t, but hey, they’re haters. That’s what they do.
Once you’ve taken care of the pool, then do something else from the list. Then something else. One step at a time.
BTW - I'’ve done a few book deals. They appear, they disappear, a month passes and it seems like it’s dead. Then they call you and say, “No, we meant it. We really want to do it.” The book could still happen. There’s no telling.
245. walt526April 20th, 2007 at 5:14 pm
I (and many, many others) have been telling you since September that this blog was a bad idea (legally) and a complete waste of your time and energy. If you weren’t going to make money off it, then it serves absolutely no useful purpose.
The only thing that you’ve done with the last six months is gain infamy.
Someone mentioned “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” earlier. It’s good advice. Let’s go through them:
1) Be ProactiveEveryone familiar with your story has identified this as your greatest downfall. You yourself have acknowledged it as a great weakness for as long as you’ve had this blog. Talk is cheap. You are still waiting for things to happen and then reacting rather than proactively removing obstacles from your path. The Cash Call renegotiated contract fiasco is the latest example. You could have saved yourself time and energy simply by following-through on the contract with minimal investment of effort. Instead, you allowed it to become yet another unnecessary crisis.
2) Begin with the End in MindActually, you’ve got this one mastered. Almost to a fault. You focus so much on the benefits of your end-game (passive income) to the exclusion of dealing with present realities. For some people, setting aside daily frustrations to plan for the long-term is very difficult. But adjusting your self-visualization to long-term ambitions is certainly not something that you need to put any effort into correcting.
3) Put First Things FirstHere, you need to do a lot of work. As I (and hundreds of others) have been telling you since you started this blog last September, you are putting way too much time and energy into trivial pursuits (no pun intended). This blog. The AZ trip. The book deal. The Utah trip. The 11th hour short-sale attempts. The media exposure. What have any of these things gotten you?
I agree completely that you need to shut down this blog. It is too big a distraction and it is not serving any useful purpose. Your growing infamy is a liability and your time is an asset. Essentially, through this blog you are expending an asset to expand a liability. And I fail to see how you will ever be able to convert your infamy into something profitable. As such, continuing this blog makes absolutely no sense.
4) Think Win/WinYou have written a lot about win/win over the past seven months, but the reality is that very few of your efforts have yielded anything approaching a win/win result. More often than not, you’ve merely wasted the time and money of others involved (your lenders, Nigel, the NLL, Duane, etc). And I said earlier, your efforts have yielded a positive result for yourself as well. It may have not been your original intention, but in the real world it is results, not intentions, that matter.
5) Seek First to Understand, Then to be UnderstoodI’m sure that your initial reaction to this point will be to turn the question around at the “haterz.” Please, for just a moment, resist that impulse
This entire blog has been an exercise in trying to make as many people possible “understand” you. There is little in the way of helpful advice to anyone facing foreclosure and you have completely ignored/failed-to-utilize the advice and genuine offers of help that have been extended. What you need to accept is that you have very little insight to offer until you figure a way out of this mess.
6) SynergizeRespectfully, your concept of teams seems to be to find someone to do all the work that you find too tedious and then claiming credit for any successes (and there have been very few, especially recently).
7) Sharpen the sawIt is difficult to figure out exactly what you do for “recreation” because your “work” is so ambiguous and unproductive. But the fact that every few weeks you seem to be on the verge of burnout (this post is the latest example) suggests that its not very rejuvenating.
I don’t think that you’re stupid, but you are seriously self-deluded. Shut down this blog, focus on getting a job (even if its just for a year or so while you regroup), and do everything possible to save your marriage and stay out of jail.
246. WE DO NOT NEED THIS BLOGApril 20th, 2007 at 5:17 pm
247. soulpatchApril 20th, 2007 at 5:22 pm
Listen, you’ve failed. You don’t have what it takes to work for yourself. Get a job, think about were you went wrong, raise some capital and try it again in a few years when you’ve got a better plan.
Sweet dreams.
248. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 5:24 pm
Oh, Casey, by the way.. I’m very happy to announce that after a very long and grueling nine months, my best friend sold her house today. She signed this afternoon and got word of the bank wire a little while ago. There’s celebration happening all around tonight.
Incidentally, she has a college degree (worked her way through school for six years in her late 20’s), has a very respectable science career with the state of Florida, has her debt very much under control, and isn’t spending her time hunting for sweet deals. She’s happily married, living a fairly nice life in a nice house in one of the better Central Florida neighborhoods.
She’s not contemplating slitting her wrists tonight.
Just thought you’d like to know how the other half lives.
249. ClotpollApril 20th, 2007 at 5:33 pm
Dude, just BK, get a job and get on with it. Also, seek treatment for your mental illness.
And…ditch this blog. It’s become a crashing bore, and it’s a waste of your time.
250. MacApril 20th, 2007 at 5:35 pm
Casey, straight to the point ok?
1) Turn off the blog.2) Get a job3) Quit this “focus” crap.
On #1-Quit posting your life story in here. Do you really feel the need to place your life under a microscope so badly to have to put up with all of this crap? REALLY?
On #2-You and your family need the money. Everything else can be done “after working hours”. Like the rest of the world does.
On #3-For some reason you feel the need to put “buzzwords” in your life. Like this “focus” BS. and my personal favorite is “building my team”. What a joke!
Who do you really think wants to advertise in here?A mainstream lender? Fat chance.A foreclosure/bankruptcy attorney maybe.
Seriously-kill the blog, get a job, live your life as best you can.
ASW: mogul
251. GoodGriefApril 20th, 2007 at 5:37 pm
think of your situation like the war in Iraq-
most people just want it over. we don’t care (ahem, GeeDub) if it means admitting “failure.” we just don’t want anymore dead Americans.
stop what you’re doing. give up all the crazy ideas. you don’t need anymore things to go wrong.
it takes a very brave man to admit that he’s had enough.
252. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 5:37 pm
Casey,In reference to your foreclosure “help” site, you’ve never really come out and explained exactly what it would consist of. Haterz and Nigelz have been wondering whether it would be a site that provides lots of information, or presented more as a blog with experts giving advice, or as some kind of service. You have lately been suggesting that people in foreclosure contact you for help. The speculation has been that you would then send them on to an investor specializing in foreclosure (a.k.a. vulture, equity stripper) who would pay you a finder’s fee or commission of some type. Recently, the following was posted at EN. Can you please verify its veracity?
I would love to help. However, I get tons of requests. To make sure I give you the timely attention you deserve I must charge a small fee.
The fee is $39 for a 20 minute phone consultation. That also includes unlimited email consulting for a week.
I can’t guarantee anything but I will usually answer most questions in that time or refer you to somebody I trust. Additional help is on a case-by-case basis.
Dealing with foreclosure on 6 homes in the last 8 months has definitely taught me a lot. Also going public with my story gave me some great contacts for foreclosure prevention. I am glad to help you with my resources.
If you would like to proceed please click the following link to send payment securely via PayPal using a credit card:
If the above link doesn’t work, try:
If you’re not happy with my help, I will return your money, no questions asked.
Once I receive your payment I will ask you some pre-preliminary questions by email so I can prepare a good answer and maximize our time on the phone. If you prefer, we can skip the phone and talk by email instead. Or both.
Your payment allows me to help more people. Thank you.”
Did you send out this email? It appears that your desire to help others in need comes at a cost of $2 per minute. I have to be honest here, the attached price tag kind of undermines your image as a benefactor if that’s what you’re trying to project.
Anyway, a “yes I sent it” or “no I didn’t” will suffice.
253. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 5:43 pm
Another thing, if that email is genuine, have you collected the $39 dollars from anyone yet? If so, don’t you think that having 753 unopened emails might be hindering them in getting their unlimited email consultation for a week?
On a side note, I think $37 would be a more appropriate price for the service, as that is your going rate for an overdrafted jamba.
254. BruceApril 20th, 2007 at 5:46 pm
As I stated earlier, you do need to file bankruptcy and you do need a job. BOTH. You are so far underwater though, that a job just isn’t going to cut it.
Sadly, that’s how bad things are for you. Seriously. I have a job but there is no way that my job could handle all of your debt.
So, you need a job and you need to file bankruptcy. That’s the only options you have.
Unless, of course, you win the lottery… got a ticket?
Good luck man, I sort of feel sorry for you. I’ve been there when I couldn’t rub two pennies together- but at least I pulled myself out of it by skimping and working hard and paying the debt off.
I didn’t go on vacation or buy file cabinets from Ikea though.
Good luck, man, you got a lot more guts or something than I do. I prefer the safe life.
God bless,Bruce
255. John FundApril 20th, 2007 at 5:48 pm
Try American Idol, maybe you can sing or do magic tricks. Now that what’s his name is gone, there might be an opening.
256. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 5:51 pm
Ok maybe I’ve had too much to drink on a Friday night so this is a one time offer. Send me your 753 unread e-mails and I will personally sort them for you into three categories:
1) BS
2) Need Help
3) Business Opportunities
I have a feeling #1 will far out weigh #3 but I am willing to do this for you to prove once and for all that Haterz™ are not as bad as you think. We all wanted you to succeed in some way or another from the beginning but you have yet to prove you are capable of anything but failure.
Take it or leave it, I really don’t care.
(PS. How’s that $8,000 in April coming along? I’m well on my way to making it…)
257. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 5:53 pm
PPS. The offer for $100 to dance like a monkey still stands. Throw some bannana’s & a coconut in the routine and I’ll make it $105.
Get G to do it for an hour and I’ll make it $500. Other Haterz™ might bump that up to and even g….
258. lawnmower manApril 20th, 2007 at 5:53 pm
*cough* $39
259. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 5:59 pm
Oooh, Casey…… March 26th, was that your first helping?
Good catch, lawnmower man.
260. lawnmower manApril 20th, 2007 at 6:04 pm
Let’s hope A. found the consultation helpful.
Did the advice include “beg strangers for help”? Because that’s what Casey was doing 4 days later.
261. Mrs. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 6:05 pm
Is she or is she not pregnant? Answer the damn question.
ASW: win win…gag gag
262. El PresidenteApril 20th, 2007 at 6:11 pm
Stay the course, don’t waver, look it worked in Iraq. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!
263. Bill the BobApril 20th, 2007 at 6:15 pm
Casey, let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!
264. unbelievableApril 20th, 2007 at 6:20 pm
Excellent idea about being more transparent! If you are having a problem deciding which opportunity to pursue, run them by us (in detail). I am certain we can be a lot more objective than you!
Oh, please tell us what happened to the money you earned for burning CD’s. What about the excess money from the Beg-A-Thon? Did you really take a week long vacation the first week in April? Where did you go and what did you do?
265. James_MarksApril 20th, 2007 at 6:23 pm
VERY good catch, #222.
I bet Casey never said what really needed to be done in order to avoid foreclosure:
266. James_MarksApril 20th, 2007 at 6:24 pm
Casey, please tell us where you went on vacation, so people who donated to your cause can see where their money “went”.
267. erinApril 20th, 2007 at 6:27 pm
Casey, I’m new to your blog, and I think your story is fascinating. Since you get so much traffic to this blog, have you considered adding advertising and getting some revenue from that? It could be simple, like selling text links or finding sponsors. It wouldn’t be enough funds to offset your real estate debt, but it could be something steady you could rely on for pocket money. Just a thought.
268. Nigel SwabyApril 20th, 2007 at 6:30 pm
FYI, comment 199 is not me. If you look closely, the name used is Nigel_Swaby.
Nice job haterz.
269. Virgin with the ocassional In N OutApril 20th, 2007 at 6:33 pm
I cannot believe that you are charging people $39 for 20 mins. These people are facing foreclosure and you are taking money from them at a time when they need it most.
Fix the fence before some neighborhood kid falls in your pool.
270. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 6:39 pm
Oh poor Nigel, more people are impersonating you. Quick question. If a Blogger blogs but no one comments, does it matter?
Why do you bother posting here? You threw Casey under a bus::cough:: RV ::cough::
as soon as your SWEET DEAL fell through.
Casey if you should ban anyone it should be Nigel. Not only is he a Haterz™ but he stabbed you in the back and twisted the knife. That and the fact that he sucks @ analysis and is so slow with the mortgage business that all he can do is blog.
Think about it, we all offered helpful hints from the beginning, many in detail and well thought out. Nigel was in it for the $$$ and doesn’t give a sh*t about you.
271. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 6:44 pm
I thought one of you goals for 2007 was to tell the truth, no lies.
What happened to the rent money?Is Galina pregnant?How much consulting do you do in a month?How much do you charge? Hourly or flat rate?Do you take out money for taxes? (Don’t lie to the IRS!)What is going on with the short sale?Have you talked to the NoLimitLadies lately?Any contact with Robert Kiyosaki (SP?)?Would you do this all over again if you could?What would you do differently?Do you actually have a CPA? Lawyer?Why won’t you take Homey’s advice?Why don’t you comment on comments anymore?Have you talked to Duane Legate since he bailed?Have you talked to Nigel Swaby since he stabbed you in the back?Have you talked to any of the mortgage brokers you used for your liar loans?
Dance Monkeyboy, Dance
272. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 6:45 pm
There are already numerous times all over your blog where you’ve admitted to lying about your income on loans, and lying about living in the homes. But just to flog a dead horse, and since you seem to think it’s not that big of a deal, let me point a few out. For example:
“Lying about the owner-occupied status and income was easy to do. Seems like every other investor was taking advantage of it. Since that was the only way I would qualify for 100% financing, I too was doing my deals via “liar loans”.” IAFF, 9/5/06.
You usually play this off by saying that you thought it was a gray area and everybody was doing it. With respect to lying about your income, while it may have been a gray area to buy a single property and overstate one’s income, how do you justify buying seven homes with effectively no income at all? This seems like it’s going way beyond “gray area” to me. Gray area in this situation implies that you made slightly less than what was required for 100% financing. Even if this was true for the first house, there is no way it can be true on the second, and certainly not on the seventh.
The fact that you bought the houses rapidly before the banks’ monitoring systems could catch up looks like you were doing this purposely to bypass these limitations on your credit.
“Because Serin was applying for financing for properties in California, New Mexico, Texas and Utah within days of each other, the banks couldn’t trace the pending loan documents to check up on his story — so it looked like each one really was his only property.” Voice of San Diego, 9/23/06.
Unless you notified the banks on each successive loan of your current mortgage obligations, you committed fraud. How is a bank supposed to make an informed decision on your credit-worthiness if they are unaware that you have no income and six other homes already? Furthermore, running every loan as owner-occupied is not a gray area either. Here, maybe one or two might still be gray, but please explain to me how you can call owning 7 homes in four states “owner-occupied” a gray area.
Another thing is that you claim that if you knew lying on loans was illegal, you would never have done it. Here is a comment you made about your wife:
“Also, she is behind me in everything I do and is fully confident that I will get us out of this mess. She is not going to divorce me, even if that means taking a hit on her credit. (I need to talk to a good BK attorney still to see how we can prevent that)
That said. She still gave me a beating over doing “shady” loans. She never liked it because it smelled fishy to have to write letters of explanation to the lenders about why I am buying yet another “primary residence”.” IAFF, 10/10/06, comment 21.
Here you admit that your own wife gave you a “beating” over doing shady loans. How can you claim ignorance of their illegality?
And lastly, on the topic of whether your wife was involved in your real estate fiasco, I point this out:
“We decided to finish the rehab on Muncy. So we meet with Tom and his wife Hidi at the property this morning to have him re-bid the rehab work. We liked Tom the best last time we did the bidding. This time Galina is handling the process and she made a big detailed list for him to go over and fill-in the amounts. This way we’re getting a more precise bid which should result in fewer surprises down the road.
I’m happy Galina is taking charge of this. I think she will be really good at it. She has great attention to detail and makes a good manager. She can use a little work on being more extroverted and outgoing but that’s really her only challenge beside the lack of experience/knowledge. The knowledge we can help acquire by going to a rehabbing bootcamp one of these days.” Earth Mission, 4/26/06.
Honesty is the best policy, my friend.
273. casey4lifeApril 20th, 2007 at 6:46 pm
Casey, why don’t you do a weekly podcast? We have tough questions and you can make money off of your podcast when you use talkshoe.
274. Nap???April 20th, 2007 at 6:46 pm
You take naps? How can you hold down a job with taking naps? No wonder you don’t want a 9-5.
Whatever, Casey, you talk about negativity but the only person being negative on here is YOU, because you won’t get a flipping job …
275. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 6:49 pm
Actually, a dead giveaway on the fakeness of Nigel_Swaby is that he didn’t spam SLC five times in his post.
276. Laika:First Dog in SpaceApril 20th, 2007 at 6:50 pm
I will pay you $100 to let me insult you for one hour during one of your stupid podcasts.
Woof! Woof!
277. casey4lifeApril 20th, 2007 at 6:52 pm
Who is Nigel Swaby and why is he mentioned so much? I hope its not that guy with the discount leather jacket from utah?
278. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 6:54 pm
@ 233 - Good point, he is an award winning blogger with 2759 unique visitors/month!
@234 - Yeah, that’s him. Scary huh?
279. James_MarksApril 20th, 2007 at 6:55 pm
Questions you need to answer, Casey.
1) Where did you go on vacation?2) Why did you lie about being broke last March?3) When are you going to tell us all about your “sweet deals”?
280. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 6:56 pm
Casey just want to help you stay on track considering you have less than 5 months…HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU ON YOUR GOAL FOR 2007?
“My one goal this year:
$5,000 monthly passive income from real estate by age 25 on September 10th, 2007… 8 months from today. That’s 5K/mo net positive cashflow after property expenses, management and debt service.”
You said you’d be earning $8,000 this month but you haven’t said if it is SWEET PASSIVE income or not…doesn’t sound like it if you are going to scoop muck out of a pool.
Do you still have that $10,000,000 minimum financing deal set up? How long is that locked in for?
281. kerriellaApril 20th, 2007 at 6:59 pm
Alot of people are asking some really good questions. Where are you? Sleeping off the depression til saying “It’s all good.” doesn’t hurt to say anymore?
282. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 6:59 pm
Casey, did Annie send you money for your beg-a-thon?
If not, don’t you feel glad? You wouldn’t want to lie to someone for money, that’d be stealing wouldn’t it? That might make you feel dirty…
If so, are you going to refund her money that she needed for a new windshield because you didn’t tell the truth about where your consulting money was going?
283. miltons-ghostApril 20th, 2007 at 7:16 pm
@218 Flailing Forward …
So, let me see if I’ve got this straight. Casey offers advice, including “unlimited email consulting for a week” and incomment @101 he says “I have about 753 email in my inbox (most of them unread)”.
Awesome, simply awesome. So he’s stiffing his customers by not answering (or even reading) their email either. So much for “unlimited email consulting”.
284. job seekerApril 20th, 2007 at 7:17 pm
Casey, just buck up and get a job. This is not hate. This is compassion. Seriously, get a job, any job; get some cash coming in; even if it’s a crappy job, if you put half as much effort into it as you did into the bogus real estate deals/your blog, people will recognize your efforts and things will change. But they will change at a different pace than you expect. So be patient. It will all be worth it.
Take the first step. Get a real job. $8.00/hour or $10/hour is WAY better than $0.00/hour, buddy.
285. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 7:20 pm
@ Miltons-ghost - Take a look at the screen shot from his first paypal beg-a-thon post (props to LM M!). There is a credit of $39 from back in March!
Not only is Casey trying to make money from his situation, he’s trying to take advantage of other poor people facing foreclosure!
Nothing but a class act our Casey!
286. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 7:25 pm
Oh, before we get too far into it, I may be harsh on you but I’m not going overboard on you. So if you turn off my commenting me it will be due to the fact that I struck a nerve and you can’t take it and everyone will know it.
287. crazypants mccheesecoqApril 20th, 2007 at 7:26 pm
I had the same ideas and dreams as you Casey. I bought a two apt unit in a shady area “for a good price”. the second i bought it the tenant moved out, the house got vandalized and it’s now sitting boarded up.
i lied like you on my income (i was making 12.50/hr 3 months after college) and i said i made over 70k. now almost 3 years later i’m stuck with a 1700 / month mortgage payment.
fortunately, i got a real job (meaning an ok paid full time job). i can cover that loss until i figure out what to do.
i put an offer down for two other buildings….while taking a shower i said to myself “what the hell am i doing??”
i cancelled my offer and after some pains i got my earnest money back.
anyways, that’s what you need to do. just stop doing everything you’re doing now. these plans of yours that others are making you fall for are doing nothing but hurting you. real estate can be easy money for some, but not for me and you.
we need real jobs. i am getting married in august. i paid off my two credit card loans and all of my student loans. i only managed to save about 3k in the last year, but i’ll be debt free (minus the mortgage). i made my fiancee pay off and close out all of her credit cards, so we don’t end up like you and your poor wife.
stop real estate. get it out of your head. stop looking at listings. admit you screwed up, first to yourself and then to those around you.
what’s with the grass shots? put 4 dollars away a day into a savings account. it adds up. once you’re at 500 dollars, buy a long term CD (long term because you can’t get access to it for a sweet deal).
put 4 dollars a day away again. repeat. go to ikea, return the furniture. sell your designer clothes to some cheap store. get rid of everything in your life except your wife. it’s all killing you.
i know you won’t listen.
288. blogitApril 20th, 2007 at 7:29 pm
Casey, man, don’t shut down the blog–just change the focus a little.
Old Blog:
New Blog:
289. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 7:29 pm
Instant comment moderation is fun!
290. miltons-ghostApril 20th, 2007 at 7:29 pm
Dear Casey,
Go fix the pool. Dump chlorine in it, at least. Kill the mosquito larvae.
Then go look for a job. You should look for something within walking distance of Y’s place, or the nearest homeless shelter, because you’ll be walking soon.
Finally, the instant comments mean the blog is mostly taking care of itself now.
You complain that you don’t get enough respect in your comments. No, you get more respect than you deserve. Now go out and earn it.
291. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 7:36 pm
ASW: deals
Wow, Casey, you’re really taking a beating here. Something’s gotta give, man. In the comments on this post, you have been HAMMERED with YOUR OWN WORDS: lying, cheating, stealing, begging, stealing, cheating, stealing, lying, sleeping, stealing…
I’m surprised you ever even managed a W-2 job. If a potential employer were to see this blog (and it’s a good chance they will since it’s becoming common practice to Google candidates), you’d be out of the running pretty much immediately. Even for flipping burgers.
Man, you just opened yourself up to get buried. It’s fun! Oh, watch out, I see another shovel full of s*** headed your way…
292. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 7:36 pm
That’s right, Milton’s Ghost! But notice:
“I can’t guarantee anything but I will usually answer most questions in that time or refer you to somebody I trust. Additional help is on a case-by-case basis.”
Thus he’s still itsallgood on the reply time frame. My problem is with him referring people to somebody he trusts. He seems to trust anyone who promises him a free ride.
293. foobecaApril 20th, 2007 at 7:37 pm
casey: How much money have you made since you started the blog? How much have you made doing odd jobs and burning CDs?
Note that debt is NOT income.
I’ll bet it in the few thousands at most.
HINT: It should be in the tens of thousands. If it isn’t, then you need to get a W-2 job.
GO GET A FREAKING JOB and you can do these odd jobs and wholesaling in your spare time!
Get your financial house in order and within a few years you can buy a house again. That is of course, if you’re not in prison.
I don’t know why I’m writing this since you’ll just ignore it and continue to self-destruct.
294. Rob BennettApril 20th, 2007 at 7:39 pm
Don’t let the trolls and toilet-brains get you discouraged. As we travel through this Vale of Tears, you will find many that attempt to discourage you.
Personally, I retired at age 42, using unconventional means and couldn’t be happier. What little extra income my family needs comes from my wife and kids. They’re always happy to work a little in order to keep the family in beans.
So, my advice to you is to ignore the goons and see if you cannot find alternative sources of money. Is there an inheritance likely in the near future?
295. mercuryApril 20th, 2007 at 7:41 pm
In 2001, Global Crossing filed BK leaving me holding a $4mm account receivable from them. After 16 years of owning my own business, I was wiped out. I went out and got a W2 job and then filed Chapter 13 BK. I am now making about what I was making when I was on my own with zero stress. Working for yourself is a lot of fun, but comes with huge financial risks and stresses. You act as if it is below to you work for someone else. It will not kill you. You are getting to the point, where you are going to have to give up your dream and go get a job. Before you do that, however, file BK. If you were sincere about paying back the money, file Chapter 13 and put all the debts in there and pay it back. The clock is ticking both on the unsecure debts as well as you stress level.
296. foobecaApril 20th, 2007 at 7:42 pm
Casey, these instant comments change the whole dynamics of this site. You should have done this from the beginning. Now someone can reply to someone else’s comments in real time instead of waiting hours or days.
Is there some sort of flag abuse feature that you could enable so that users could censor most of the nasty and disrespectful comments?
297. Casey SerinApril 20th, 2007 at 7:51 pm
Wow.. lots of good feedback and some good questions raised up. I’m gonna have to address them with on a live talkcast. When is a good day and time for everybody?
I will also try to address them in future posts and in comments as time allows.
298. Casey SerinApril 20th, 2007 at 7:53 pm
I will be at the Modesto property tomorrow around noon time to clean the pool myself. It shouldn’t be that hard. Will have to find a place to rent the pump in the morning.
Anybody is welcome to swing by and say hi. Maybe we can all pitch in for pizza and have a little hangout.
I don’t have a working video camera so I can’t promise any video but I will make sure somebody takes some pictures.
299. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 7:59 pm
300. Casey SerinApril 20th, 2007 at 8:01 pm
On charging people $39 to help with foreclosure. I have only had one person so far pay for that (I offered it to only 4 or 5 people). I was slow slow in getting back to him I decided to refund his money. I’m still helping him by email with what I know.
Also, I’ve had a couple people email me to pay for my time to give them foreclosure tips and one guy even wanted me to help him get started in real estate investing. I’ve had people offer to buy me lunch and sit down with them. So I know there is some opportunity in trading my time and my limited knowledge if somebody is willing to pay for it. WHy not?
If I get more organized with this maybe I can do this on a regular basis.
I’ve been thinking of advertising a weekly foreclosure call too on the site and have people call in. I don’t know if I would charge them.. Probably not just to provide more value for this website. The calls would be recorded and avail for replay.
I can have some foreclosure experts on there with me to give more advice.
And of course I’ve thought of setting up a forum for people to ask their questions. If I can find a way to attract some experts to the forum then we can have a very valuable service to offer people in foreclosure.
Another idea is have people fill out a form with their house and loan info and refer them to a local professional that can help them depending on what they want: mortgage broker to refi (if possible), or short sale agent or bankrupcy attorney or real estate investor for a quick sale or even match them up with an end buyer who will cash them out or take over payments.
Lots of great ideas… but I will not survive long enough to implement them unless I take care of my daily living expenses first. In about a week I will owe 3 months of rent!
That’s why something’s gotta give and I must take massive action to start producing some real income.
301. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 8:06 pm
On charging people $39 to help with foreclosure. I have only had one person so far pay for that (I offered it to only 4 or 5 people).
Oh my God, it’s confirmed. I was really hoping that was a hoax.
302. Casey SerinApril 20th, 2007 at 8:07 pm
@251. Honestly Wondering… that stuff is overboard and too offensive in my opinion. I am deleting your comment… please be respectful. Thanks.
Others of you are also pushing the line on some stuff… I’m gonna be somewhat flexible but please lets keep things clean here. I don’t want to ban accounts / email addresses / IP numbers.
303. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 8:07 pm
@ foobecaThat sounds like a good idea on the flagging feature, but it never works especially at sites like this where the commenters fall into two camps. What would happen is that the cheerleaders would end up getting flagged by trolls, and Nigel would get flagged off of the face of the earth by everyone.
304. foobecaApril 20th, 2007 at 8:08 pm
Over 5 months ago you said, “Man, I Need a Real Job Or Something
This is the month. I’m at the end of my rope.”
Why haven’t you gotten a job yet? Yes, something’s gotta give. GO GET A JOB! PLEASE. But don’t do it for my sake!
Casey, at some point, your SIL and G will lose their patience with you. G has to be the most patient and loving person in the world to put up with this. But I’m sure their patience is finite.
It’s not all good! Make it all good. Provide for yourself and your wife.
Its unbelievable that there’s probably been thousands of adults telling a grown man to GO GET A JOB.
305. Frank In San FranciscoApril 20th, 2007 at 8:11 pm
I believe we are hearing the swan song…bye
306. casey4lifeApril 20th, 2007 at 8:13 pm
I don’t know why people are saying G will lose patience. Has she gotten a job yet? She was in on the whole real estate investment stuff. Its not like she’s working full time and supporting Casey. They both dug their own hole.
307. Walter SobchakApril 20th, 2007 at 8:23 pm
Nacho/T sent you $20 that you were to use to buy groceries and then post the receipt here. What happened?
308. john galtApril 20th, 2007 at 8:24 pm
Do you have the $$ for the pump?
309. Walter SobchakApril 20th, 2007 at 8:26 pm
Sounds like he’s getting ready for another Dialing-for-Dignity fundraiser.
310. Mala ThionApril 20th, 2007 at 8:27 pm
Just 3 simple words for the day:See a psychiatrist.
311. lawnmower manApril 20th, 2007 at 8:29 pm
On charging people $39 to help with foreclosure. I have only had one person so far pay for that (I offered it to only 4 or 5 people). I was slow slow in getting back to him I decided to refund his money.
With respect, Casey, why should we believe you?
You’ve lied to us several times recently. First you were defiantly making enough to cover food and rent; then you were two months behind on the rent; then the CD-duplication income was earmarked for catching up on rent; then you’re three months behind on the rent. Meanwhile, you blew that income and the money you begged from the haters elsewhere.
I have a feeling you only admitted to this one because your own screenshot implicated you; otherwise you would have ignored it like you’ve ignored all the other difficult questions.
How do we know you only took one punter for $39? And how do we know you refunded their money? Your word?
Prove it.
312. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 8:30 pm
Casey, I was just offering you some constructive advice for a common life situation that’s related to this post. If it doesn’t apply to you, great. But it is a subject that has been discussed on EN and elsewhere as one of the possible IAFF endgames, and like I said, I don’t have any particular moral hangup about discussing it.
My only real point, as always, is to do your due diligence before acting impulsively. For once.
313. easy killerApril 20th, 2007 at 8:34 pm
The moment you get foreclosed on that Muncy place, I wil take yuou off favorites as you will be no longer facing anything but your own bad state of mind.
314. GameOverApril 20th, 2007 at 8:34 pm
Prove you refunded the money.I want a screen shot.
315. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 8:43 pm
Going back to what lawnmower man said on 156 about the Scotsman Guide article:
There are a couple of details that don’t jibe with your story. Mainly they’re here in this paragraph, which must be referring to Larchmont:
“On six of the properties, he received cash back at closing. The largest check he received was for $50,000. The cash was paid to a bogus company, controlled by a third party. It was then funneled back to Serin. In all other escrows, cash was paid to the seller, then back to Serin after closing.”
First off, they say you got cashback on six deals, while you say five. I’m not sure how to interpret your own chart here: it looks like you put $15k down on Burdett Way? You put money down on Angleridge, so that just leaves Guadalajara unless he’s talking about your first condo.
But seriously, what’s up with the bogus corporation part? Is that Able Buyer or Finch Properties? Scotsman Guide is a reputable magazine and one that does their research. These are the kinds of things that you need to address if you don’t want people jumping to conclusions.
Here’s some more stuff from that article. (Keep in mind that Scotsman is a magazine for mortgage brokers, so they’re mainly concerned with the consequences on brokers.)
“Let’s look at this situation from a legal perspective. If a loan officer knows a borrower’s true income and purposely misstates it, is it fraud? Simply put, the answer is yes.
And although receiving undisclosed cash back at closing is not, by definition, a specifically defined type of fraud, in cases such as this, it is considered fraud.”
“So who, in a case such as Serin’s, can be held responsible for fraud? The answer is everyone who knew about the undisclosed cash and knowingly assisted in the scheme, including the sellers and any real estate agents, appraisers or closing agents.
Setting aside an examination of criminal liability, this situation also creates plenty of civil repercussions. Loan brokers and their employers can be liable for the loss based on various legal theories, including breach of contract, fraud, negligence and unjust enrichment.
The easiest tactic is to rely on the broker contract. Its provisions commonly require an originating broker to indemnify the investors against losses. With fraud as brazen as what was perpetrated in this case, the contractual obligation squarely is on the loan brokerage in the vast majority of contracts.”
It looks to me like the author of the article actually looked into the loan documents and didn’t like what he saw. I would be scared if I were you. This isn’t some schmo on the internet like myself or an award-winning blogger (with 2759 monthly visitors) giving you our unqualified opinions. It’s someone with clout in the business writing in a major trade publication.
316. jiggyApril 20th, 2007 at 8:45 pm
Why won’t you answer the questions about what Galina does all day? Marriage is a 2 way street…when one falls down, the other should stand taller. That’s how my marriage works. There have been times in the past when my husband has been out of work, and I worked double shifts to get us through. Last year I was very ill and could barely work for about 6 months and hubby worked a 2nd job until I was able to go back to work. It’s a give and take thing.
I’m currently the one working the longer hours these days, while husband works 40 hours a week, and spends a good bit of time taking care of our 8 year old daughter. I just got home from working a 10 1/2 hour shift at the restaurant where I serve. I made $280.00 in tips today, and expect roughly the same tomorrow. I went to college and could get a “real” job, but this works for us, and I come home with cash everyday. I don’t understand why your or Galina couldn’t get a job as a food server. It’s honest, hard work and if you are good at it, you can really make a lot of money. There is zero reason why ONE of you does not have a job bringing home some money.
So, please answer the question, what does Galina do all day while you are blogging and pursuing deals?
317. Psychiatric HelpApril 20th, 2007 at 8:55 pm
In my semi-professional opinion, seeing what I’ve seen on this site, your thought process, your age, and your grandiosity, i highly suspect you are suffering from a very severe slow-cycling bipolar disorder or something much, much worse. You need to see a psychiatrist. it doesn’t matter if you have a job, your community mental health agency will see you for free, just call them. You need some time to think clearly without being distracted by ideas and most importantly, you need to stabilize on some medication. I suggest declaring yourself indigent and checking yourself in to a long-term mental health facility. I do not believe you are a physical danger to yourself and others as of yet, but you are clearly unable to control yourself and your thought patterns. I would suspect you have moments of incredible inspiration followed by frustration and then downright depression. Do you slur words when “high” on your ideas? Is your overly risky behavior a sign of addiction? Casey, GO GET HELP. There is NOTHING to be ashamed of in doing that. I would also shut down the blog if I were you, as you do not need this much public discussion of your personal and business problems as it simply isn’t healthy FOR YOU.I would suggest, as I said, a long-term treatment facility in which to become stable, free of outside distractions, and where you can begin a solid plan (personal and financial) for your re-entry into the world.Also, don’t worry about how you’ll pay for a long term commitment, just do it. It may be time to accept that you will likely have to file bankruptcy anyway and there is no shame in doing so if you justifiably and honestly need help, which I believe you do. And it may take a while to become stable, but be ready for that.
318. dmApril 20th, 2007 at 8:56 pm
Just struck me: has monkey boy reached the fourth stage… depression? All aboard! Next stop, acceptance!
319. geriApril 20th, 2007 at 9:04 pm
“As for getting the job…. man, that must be the #1 advice I get. Maybe there is something to it. I know I need stable income. However, I’ve been trying to do it by working for myself. Problem is none of my ventures are strong enough or stable enough to be very good replacements for W2… yet.”
Oh you poor, dear boy. Yet. Yet? The saddest part of all of this, truly, is that you still believe you are going to win with “your ventures”. Darlin’, you are not a businessman. You are a gambler. And, worse, you never learned how to play the game properly to begin with. Now I realize that these words will slide off your brain like water off duck feathers, but the longer you live in your fantastical land of purple, the uglier it is going to (inevitably) be at the end of the road.
320. Honestly WonderingApril 20th, 2007 at 9:09 pm
Re: Galina..
I don’t understand why she isn’t calling local temp agencies. I mean, she’s *got* to have some sort of clerical skills, and a town of any decent size is home to dozens (if not hundreds) of agencies large and small. If she has anything to offer, there’s little to no wait - a half hour to call five or six companies for appointments, a couple interview days to fill out paperwork. Boom, she could be working immediately. Worst case, in a week or two. Every morning you call your agency list to see if any assignments are on the board; if you’re on a gig, you work your hours and get your timesheet filled on Friday. Check comes in the following mid-week.
For God’s sake, start with Kelly. Every city has a Kelly.
I practically spent half my twenties paying the rent with temp work. You’ll never get rich doing it, but it’s a great way to get basic scratch together if you’re broke and willing to work. It also taught me the true value of work, money, billable hours and professional relationships.. invaluable experience later when I started my own business.
Both Casey and Galina could be temping right now, while looking for full time work and navigating the ongoing crisis. Beats spending the day taking naps, ignoring 700 emails, complaining about haters and trying to scam foreclosure victims.
321. Ferocious_ImbecileApril 20th, 2007 at 9:42 pm
Once when I was young I had a “friend” drop by who had just recently been married. He pulled this same trip word for word, grimace for gimace, only he had the sense to cover his eyes with his hands as though his sorrows were too great to bear…(Casey’s eyes don’t look sad in that photo…they look pissed off, like a wet cat)
I was baffled by this uncharacteristic behavior but not at all sympathetic for some reason or other. He and his wife always blew tons of money on big ticket items and were always going out, boozing it up, going on vacations….sometimes they mocked me for my frugality.
Just at that moment my old sick mother came to the door and said; “TTD, could you come here for a moment please?” with this sickly confused old woman look on her innocent face.
As soon as I stepped into her bedroom with her, she stuck her Marine Corps boot camp drill instructor face I knew so well since infancy so close to mine I could feel her breath on my face; “Don’t you lend him a dime!” she hissed with utter fierceness…
“Whaaaat?” I replied…”What on earth are you talking about?”
“JUST DON’T YOU LEND THAT PIECE OF TRASH A DIME!” she hissed in even greater rage at my hebetude…”THAT IS ALL”…
Ah my mother was a prarie farm girl, taken out of convent school in grade 10 to help out on the farm raising, cooking and sewing for her 11 brothers and sisters.
I went back into the room sat down and stared and the turd, was sitting there exactly like Casey only with his hand masking his eyes, shakking, trembling and sighing and groaning with agony…
“I’m not going to lend you any money” I said.
He suddenly sat up straight like I’d fired a pistol near his ear and stared at me with utter amazement…then without saying goodbye, he got up and left swiftly…
God I miss my parents…They’re the only real friends I’ve ever had.
And whatever you do…
Don’t give Casey the con man, theif, beggar any money.Don’t do it….my mother’s ghost will be standing over your shoulder spitting at you with rage….something bad will happen to you…she’ll hit you with your yard stick.
322. Flailing ForwardApril 20th, 2007 at 9:45 pm
We need some custom Casey smilies like on CI.
323. AelfscineApril 20th, 2007 at 9:51 pm
So let me get this straight… you went and bought furniture at Ikea when you couldn’t pay RENT??? You could’ve used boxes, milk crates, one of those cardboard accordian things, and instead you went to Yuppieland. Incredible. Your sister in law must be thrilled with your new purchases; how the heck did you explain why you didn’t have any money for her?
324. Bill the BobApril 20th, 2007 at 9:52 pm
Don’t like my comment eh? I guess you are planning to sell the addresses.
Anyway, Mr “I can make $50,000 in IT” I assume you’re aware that banning IPs is of only limited use since 99% of people’s IPs change frequently?
325. QNEsy MillionaireApril 20th, 2007 at 9:53 pm
Another idea is have people fill out a form with their house and loan info and refer them to a local professional that can help them depending on what they want: mortgage broker to refi (if possible), or short sale agent or bankrupcy attorney
bankrupcy attorneyHave you done this yet??? I think someone mentioned this to you.
or real estate investor for a quick sale or even match them up with an end buyer who will cash them out or take over payments.
Sounds ok…..but what if market conditions are, well, horrible? interest rates are high? investor is shady? or someone who’s lied on loans? details?
326. No OneApril 20th, 2007 at 10:04 pm
Buckle down and keep trying; many successful people have made mistakes in that professional career. The ambition to actually go forward and do is 80% of getting there.
Best of luck.
327. reviewApril 20th, 2007 at 10:05 pm
328. Common SenseApril 20th, 2007 at 10:17 pm
Don’t worry about things that you can’t control. For the things that you do control, make the best use of it. You need to remove things from the equation, because the equation is just too complex. File your taxes, get that out of the way. Clean the pool in the Modesto house. Getting a short sale is better than foreclosure. A short sale indicates that you tried to resolve the problems. A foreclosure indicates that you just gave up. If the FBI comes after you for fraud, the short sale will put you in a better light. Start sending out resumes. Try looking for jobs, it can’t hurt. If you get no offers for jobs, keep trying. That’s how life is. Life is just a b**** . That’s the best chance of success. Once you get a job, declare bankruptcy and work out payments to your creditors. Follow through. Work hard. Respect is earned. People hate because you did nothing to earn their respect.
Make a list of all the things you want to resolve. Come up with a plan, and follow through. Evaluate your progress every day. Try to make progress even when it is hard.
Tell your wife that you love her. Tell her that you are going to start looking for a job. They her that you will try to make it right.
Common Sense
329. Lost CauseApril 20th, 2007 at 10:24 pm
Did you hear that? That was the sound of the world’s smallest violin.
330. AaronApril 20th, 2007 at 10:35 pm
1) BK all of that crap thats dragging you down. There’s no point in doing anything else with it, and you don’t need more credit anyway.
2) Of the possibilities you have lined up, use a decision making process to choose the most likely path that will work, and go for it.
3) Get some regular income so you can eat until #2 works out, which will probably be quite a while. A part or full time tech job would go down real sweet.
Dude, I understand you have some crazy things you want to do, and you can do them, but please understand that whatever you do, the only path to success available to you at this point will involve 1-3. Anything else is wasting your time. The sooner you BK, the sooner to get rid of the possibilities that aren’t working, the sooner you get regular income, the sooner this crap is behind you.
Don’t let the sheer enormity of the situation daunt you. Do what needs to be done, and I think you know what this is.
331. Lost CauseApril 20th, 2007 at 10:36 pm
I am so proud of you! You have actually implemented instant comments. Follow through, even though it took you a while, I could tell that you were making attempts.
Throw yourself into work, it will take your mind off of your troubles, and keep you from getting depressed.
332. gcproperties1.comApril 20th, 2007 at 10:57 pm
Don’t worry man. You’re alright. Everything will be fine, and I think you may know it deep down. Certainly, your emotions will go up and down - and it’s perfectly normal. Focus first on your family and maintaining relationships. This may mean to heed your family’s advice and get a job and pay rent (if that’s what they’re saying. I only presume so.).
It’s actually good that you’re internalizing the gravity of the situation, cleaning the pool, and contemplating the job. Use it to spark you into action. Just don’t dwell on the negativity - I think you know how to do that. It’s all good, right?
Good idea allowing instant comments. Just delete the spam and bad ones. This is much more efficient with your time. Blogging your days actions and updating your financial situation doesn’t take too much of your time at all. Perhaps blog less (e.g. 30 min / day or every other day). But keep the blog on the side. You know it already - you never know what may happen because of the blog.
If you have a hard time deciding between things such as getting a W-2 job vs. a 1099-Misc - use something called a weighted analysis. Go to
You may think it’s not as glamorous to have a W-2. You may think that having a W-2 is admitting defeat towards your dreams of financial freedom. But it’s not man. Actually, it’s really the start of your financial freedom. It’s yin and yang. The advantages and disadvantages both exist. The positives and the negatives exist at the same time. It’s the truth (and yet it’s false). It’s how you look at it. I’m sorry that probably doesn’t make sense to you, but now you’re getting into the profound and deep part of this wild ride. Everything that looks good initially can be bad (i.e. RE gurus), and everything that looks bad initially can be good (i.e. W-2). But it’s also vice versa. I’m sorry it’s confusing; that’s just how it is. I actually consider this before investing in anything.
So remember: family first and maintain/fix relationships. This probably means getting a W-2 job and assigning contracts/making money on the side (you can do both). Consider bankruptcy if the bills are too much and if bankruptcy will provide relief (I don’t know anything about this). Blog/write about the your results - it’s actually considered therapeutic by many.
Casey, these should be your top priorities. Not blogging, not big commission deals on the side, not assigning contracts. Not fancy deals, not jamba juice, not delusional dreams of financial freedom (yet). It’s ***family and job (W-2)*** and then everything else. Family and job. Family and job - it’s simple and remember I’m a real subscriber to keeping things simple. 80/20 rule.
You can manage it, and yes you can do it. Go back to gratitude. You’ve got your health and you’re alive, which in my business as an anesthesiology resident is everything in life. Many, many others are not as fortunate as you. Don’t forget to throw in a little humor in there too.
Start today - everyday is a chance to start fresh. You are not defeated or giving up your dreams if you get a W-2.
333. j4k3April 20th, 2007 at 11:22 pm
Casey, bud, dude. There are no “Naps” in business. The naps come later when you are on top of the pile bud. Have you ever been helpless? Or anestethised? You feel helpless, and then a moment of clarity comes afterward. You have to pick up the mantle now, and GO. Or else. There are no more “Sweet” deals or macaroni grills, its time to pick up or shut up. If it means closing this blog down, DO IT. I’m talking about the reset man, RESET shut this s*** down, and take it on. One step at a time. Go go go. No naps.
334. someonewhoknowsbetterApril 20th, 2007 at 11:59 pm
I tried to log in with my new password and it kept saying “session expired”.Please don’t say you disabled the instant comments already.
I was going to thank you for finally doing it and commend you on following through on something.
Also I was going to give you a high five for going to clean that pool tomorrow. I do think you should get there earlier than noon though. And it would have been a good idea to call around tonight and find a place to rent a pump AND a generator. Don’t expect the neighbors to give you their electricity for free. That is kind of rude to ask strangers anyway.
It would be better to get up early, get in the car, and be at the rental place as soon as their doors open. Then you have the entire day to devote to this. It appears you will need it.
Please follow through on this Casey. Show us you can get an idea, put together a plan, and follow up. And not need to think about it and solicit advice from a million people before you do it.
335. KathleenApril 21st, 2007 at 12:04 am
Just testing to see if I can comment instantly now. Finally. Looks like it is working!!
I left you a comment a few mins. ago before the log-in would work.
Please, get up early and be at the rental place when the doors open. Don’t forget to get a generator. You would be rude to ask strangers (neighbors but still strangers) to use their power to drain your pool. If you leave early you can spend the entire day there.
Good luck!
336. john galtApril 21st, 2007 at 12:13 am
Do you have money for the pump?Do you have access to power at the property?
337. PiggyBankerApril 21st, 2007 at 12:16 am
Something about posing for a picture like this makes it seem less genuine.
338. Michael CookeApril 21st, 2007 at 1:29 am
Casey - Great photo.
This photo reminds me of myself when I was a teenager.
Casey your wife probably noticed how you were feeling and took this picture right?
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.Do not let yourself slip into this mode. Swear to God this reminds me of what I felt like as a teenager almost everyday (and still do from time to time).
Get out of that mode Casey. Most people are not as strong as you and would not have lasted 1/8 this long. The fact that you have achieved much more than most people will ever achieve (even if it was done in a somewhat ummm un-orthadox way) with all the publicity you have gotten (and more to come!8) speaks volumes.
Hang in there man.
And get a haircut. No too much just a couple inches.
339. SvetogorskApril 21st, 2007 at 1:34 am
Casey, here’s another “what-if” exercise for you.
Look at your situation last September, and compare it with now.
Then work out where you might have been today if you’d taken people’s advice back then. You’d have over half a year’s worth of income from a job, for starters - and would this really have impacted on everything else, given your preference for late-night meetings?
OK, it seems pointless musing about opportunities missed - except to highlight the ways you might improve your life if you seized those opportunities now. I really don’t see why you think your current hand-to-mouth existence, seemingly based mostly around fantasies of completely unachievable goals, is an improvement on earning a steady, predictable and contractually guaranteed income based on quantifiable work. And you might actually learn something useful in the process.
340. Arthur WankspittleApril 21st, 2007 at 1:36 am
“As for getting the job…. man, that must be the #1 advice I get. Maybe there is something to it. I know I need stable income. However, I’ve been trying to do it by working for myself. Problem is none of my ventures are strong enough or stable enough to be very good replacements for W2… yet.”
It’s already been said but, as so far it has proved not enough as a replacement for a W2 job, it IS time to get a W2 job.
Also, forget this blog during the week, do an update or podcast or whatever once a week at the weekend.
341. Ignore the HATERS!April 21st, 2007 at 1:56 am
There’s no use in getting a job right now. You’ll never clean up your debt working some flunky job.
Now this isn’t to say you may end up doing just that down the road but for now as long as you’re attracting major media coverage and the traffic at this site continues you should ride this out.
You’ve got nothing to lose. You can always declare bankcrecy, clean the debt and start over again ten years from now. You’ve got one slim chance left and that’s if a company or individual comes to your rescue. But that’ll only happen if this blogs is going strong.
So forget about the job. Yes, the end is near but what are a few more months without steady employment? Spend the time trying to make this site profitable and forget the haters!
342. testiclesApril 21st, 2007 at 2:03 am
The person posting as James Marks is the same individual who appeared on a Casey Serin photo that said “james = looser”.
James Marks lives in northern california and is a student at humboldt state university. He is 52 years old. He doesn’t own a home and lost his own house several years ago. He started several photography businesses, which failed. He has judgements and liens against those businesses from the state of California.
He was also negligent in paying child support and was found guilty of “failure to provide”.
He lived in his best friend’s poolhouse and actually got his 18 year old daughter pregnant. He stiffed his friend on horse stable bills, spending the money lent on things he didn’t need.
So, don’t listen to James, Casey. He is a liar and a criminal.
343. somoneApril 21st, 2007 at 4:41 am
like i said before…….if you had gotten a job a long time ago. youd have a full time income for the past 6 months. you would have a guarnteed 3,000-4,000 a month. if you had a full time job, youd be able to borrow 30,000 a year for student loans, and that could have helped. you dont have to pay it back till 6 months ater your graduate, even if thats 5 years from now. that 30,000 could pay the rent, then youd get to keep most of your 3,000-4,000 a month. then you can work on your business part time, and take your time to make it work, and use quiting your job as a motivation to get your business to work faster. And when you do decide to get a job guess what, it could take a few months to get an offer after you do interviews. YOU COULD HAVE BEEN AHEAD 6 months. but now cash call is doing legal. the IRS will cause a lot of poblems. YOUR NOW 3 MONTHS BEHInd IN PAYMENTS. you can sell your car and walk and take the bus to work.
344. James Harvey MarksApril 21st, 2007 at 4:43 am
Didn’t you know about Beta42’s site on Foreclosure refinancing? Check it!
345. James Harvey MarksApril 21st, 2007 at 4:45 am
Casey what is becoming a trip God will damn the idiot haters.
346. James Harvey MarksApril 21st, 2007 at 4:51 am
Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”
347. James Harvey MarksApril 21st, 2007 at 4:55 am
The Magic of Making MistakesBy Robert Kiyosaki
My real dad came from the world of academics, a world where mistakes are perceived as bad and to be avoided. My rich dad came from the streets. To him, mistakes were opportunites to learn something new, something he did not know before.
Street Smart Versus School SmartMy rich dad was very successful financially for many reasons. At the top of the list was his attitude towards making mistakes. Like most of us, he hated making them, yet he was not afraid of making them.
Each time he made a mistake, instead of being depressed, he often seemed happier, wiser, more determined, and often richer from the experience. He would say to his son and me, “Mistakes are how we learn. Every time I make a mistake, I always learn something about myself, I learn something new, and I often meet new people I would never have met.”
As I watched my real dad struggle financially and professionally, my rich dad said, “To be successful in the real world of business, you have to be school smart as well as street smart. In school, you’re given the lesson first. On the street, you’re given the mistake first and then it’s up to you to find the lesson. Since most people have not been taught how to make mistakes and learn from them, they either avoid mistakes altogether, which is a bigger mistake, or they make a mistake but fail to find the lesson from the mistake. That is why you see so many people making the same mistake over and over again.” Rich Dad said, “I am so rich because I’ve made more financial mistakes than most people. Each time I made a mistake, I learned something new. In the business world, that something new is often called ‘experience.’ But experience is not enough. If a person truly learns from a mistake, his or her life changes forever, and what that person gains instead of experience is ‘wisdom.’”
The Art of Making a MistakeRich Dad taught us the art of making a mistake and gaining wisdom from it. “The first thing that happens after you make a mistake is that you become upset. At this point of upset, you find out who you really are,” he said, going on to describe the cast of characters who are brought to center stage when upsets from mistakes occur:
1. The Liar. “I didn’t do that.”2. The Blamer. “It’s your fault, not mine.”3. The Justifier. “Well, I don’t have a good education so that is why I don’t get ahead.”4. The Quitter. “I told you that it would never work.”5. The Denier. “No, there is nothing wrong. Things are fine.”
Rich Dad said, “If you want to learn and gain wisdom from this priceless mistake, you have to let ‘The Responsible You’ eventually take control of your thinking.”
Mental Attitude Quiz
1. What are your attitudes to risk, making mistakes, and learning?2. What are the attitudes of the people around you to risk, making mistakes, and learning?3. Are there still some financial, professional, or business upsets that remain unresolved?4. Are you still angry with some one else in regards to money?5. And if you are upset with someone else or yourself, what lesson can you learn and be grateful for being courageous enough to have taken a risk and maybe learned something?
348. James Harvey MarksApril 21st, 2007 at 4:56 am
This is a wonderful dish to serve during the holidays or for a harvest dinner. The roast can be served on a platter lined with fresh spinach leaves and orange slices, and it is lovely to carve at table. Your butcher will usually prepare the roast if you order early and take your marinated fruit in to them for the stuffing. 1 1/2 c. white wine (I use Johannesburg Riesling) 20 dried, pitted prunes 12 dried apricot halves 3 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 6 tbsp. Cognac or brandy 1 1/4 c. beef broth 1/4 c. heavy cream 3 tbsp. currant jelly 2 tbsp. orange juice Salt & pepper to taste 4 tbsp. flour, combined with 4 tbsp. butter
(Tie the roasts together at 2 inch intervals to make a single round roast with a ready made pocket. Or have your butcher stuff the roast with the fruit, specifying that you need the round shape.)
Pour the wine over the dried prunes and let soak for at least 1 hour. Reserve the wine. Have butcher stuff the pork loin with the fruit, alternating a prune with 2 apricot halves. If preparing the roast yourself, stuff by pushing the fruit into the pocket with a wooden spoon handle. Repeat until the cavity is filled, but not crowded. Reserve leftover fruit.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet. Brown the roast on all sides over medium - high heat. Warm the Cognac or brandy and pour over roast. Ignite and allow flame to subside; then remove the roast to a roasting pan. Roast uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Remove roast to a heated platter and let stand for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine beef stock with remaining wine, cream and jelly in a saucepan. Reduce by 1/3 over high heat. Add remaining dried fruit. Degrease pan juices from roast, then de glaze roasting pan with a little of the prepared sauce. Return pan juices to the saucepan. Add the orange juice, season with salt and pepper. Whisk the flour and butter mixture into the sauce to thicken. Simmer for 3 minutes. Do not let it boil.
Carve the roast into 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices so that each slice shows a prune and an apricot in the center. Pass the sauce from a sauce boat.
Serves 8.
349. somoneApril 21st, 2007 at 4:56 am
casey… should start recording the cash call policy and what they do in “legal”. are you going to need an attoney? do you think its worth spending money on?
and you should put the pics on here from the result of the IRS in a few months from now. any letters you get from them. so now what? think about this. for atleast 2 years… work full time and your wife works full time.
if you both made only 3,000 a month. thats 6,000 a month.thats $72,000 a year. but……..if you could make 4,000 and she could make 4,000 then thats 96,000 a year. in 2 years you and her together would make almost $200,000. keep your expenses low for those 2 years, and save most of it. lend some of it out to businesses with the better buisness burero to invest and make 10% or more in return. or invest some of that money while you save in pre construction and get a 50% return. buy 1 last credit card for you and 1 for your wife with 0% interest for 12 months. buy yours first, then after 12 months buy your wife one, so thats actually 2 YEARS OF 0% INTEREST ON ALL YOUR CREDIT CARDS.
350. James Harvey MarksApril 21st, 2007 at 4:57 am
RT-21M / SS-20 SABER
The RT-21M / SS-20 is a solid-fuel, two-stage, theater-based ballistic missile based on the first and second stages of the SS-16. The SS-20 was probably intended to replace or augment the SS-4s and SS-5s deployed in the Soviet Eastern European theater, thus providing approximately three times the number of warheads of the older force.
The two-stage solid-fuel “Pioneer” with single-nozzle sustainers is derived from the first and second stages of the SS-16 ICBM. The cylindrical casings of the sustainer stages are made from composite materials. The solid propellant charge is rigidly fastened to the sustainer body.
The guidance/control system with its onboard digital computer and a gyro-stabilized platform with floating gyros enables the missile to be horizontally positioned and ensures optimal target accuracy. Flight control during the first stage flight is achieved through aerodynamic and jet vanes. During the second stage low temperature gas is injected into the diverging part of the sustainer nozzle.
The missile was deployed in a transport-launch canister, which was installed on a road-mobile launcher. The launcher was equipped with systems needed to ensure constant combat readiness, preparation and firing. The missile could be launched from a sliding roof garage at regimental bases or from field deployed sites. Before ignition the launcher was suspended on a hydraulic support, then the container was set upright in a vertical position. Before ignition of the first sustainer stage the missile was popped out of the container with the help of a solid propellant gas generator the missile and the first stage sustainer was started. The control of launch was conducted from a mobile control center. The SS-20 also has the capability to be reloaded and refired.
The developer of a complex was the Moscow institute of Thermal Technology which was headed by A.D. Nadiradzye. The flight-design tests were conducted from 21 September 1975 through 09 January 1976 at the Kapustin Yar test site. Deployment of the SS-20 began on 11 March 1976, and the first regiment equipped with the Pioneer missiles was set under airborne alert on 30 August 1976.
According to western data, the rocket was tested in three different Mods. The SS-20 Mod1&3 carried a single warhead whereas the SS-20 Mod2 carried a MIRV warhead. The Mod2 equipped with three warheads with a yield of 150 KT each became the standard missile. In this version the warheads are placed on a post-boost vehicle.
On 10 August 1979 the tests of the modernized “Pioneer”-UTTKh (15Zh53) began on the Kapustin Yar test site. They continued through 14 August 1980, and on 17 December 1980 the missile designated as SS-20 Mod3 was deployed. This variant had the same propulsion system as earlier versions, but it due to upgrading of a command structure and instrumentation-service unit it was possible to improve accuracy (CEP) from 550 to 450 meters, to increase maximum range by 10 %, and to increase the area covered by the warheads.
According to some Western assessments, with a new single, lightweight warhead, or with the addition of a third stage (or both), the SS-20 has the potential to be converted to an ICBM with limited capability against the continental United States.
Between 1978 throught 1986 a total of 441 launch complexes for the “Pioneer” missiles were deployed. The SS-20 was one of the missile systems eliminated under the terms of the INF Treaty, which took effect in June 1988. Prior to the INF drawdown, the SS-20 force comprised 48 bases that housed the regularly deployed force of 405 missiles and launchers.
The Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Nuclear Forces [INF] Treaty was signed on 08 December 1987 and entered into force on 01 June 1988. The fundamental purpose of the INF Treaty was to eliminate and ban US and former USSR (FSU) ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as associated support equipment, with ranges between 500 and 5500 kilometers. The first Soviet SS-20 missile and canister were eliminated under INF Treaty at the Kapustin Yar Missile Test Complex on 22 July 1988. The first Soviet SS-20 missiles were eliminated by launching at the Chita and Kansk missile sites on 25 August 1988. The last of 654 SS-20 missiles was eliminated at the Kapustin Yar Missile Test Complex on 12 May l991. And the last of 499 SS-20 launchers was eliminated at the Sarny Launcher Elimination Facility on 28 May 1991.
351. lucyApril 21st, 2007 at 5:05 am
Casey, i just want to say “Dont let the Haters get you down” They are little people and they focus on little things like IKEA shelves, honestly! You are a big picture person, an ideas person, and i know you will do fine. Love, Lucy.
352. somedudeApril 21st, 2007 at 5:14 am
If you ever want anyone on this blog (’haterz’ or not) to give one iota of credence to you(read ‘future dollars’), there can be only one outcome at the end of the day today:
1) You post photos of yourself draining and cleaning the pool.
2) G is there with you. Helpmate, supporter, wife — as big a step of taking a small but meaningful tangible action to bailing yourself out, she needs to be part of the physical process of cleaning up the mess you two have made.
3) There can be no excuse of ‘could not get electric power’ or ‘juicy rental deal fell through’ or ‘buddy gave me bad directions to the store’ or ‘Haterz gave me bum rap on type of pump needed…’ or ‘generator needed a spark plug - I’m having Nigel research what heat range it needs…’ NO EXCUSES! Do just *one* tangible thing toward mitigating the total mess that you and your procrastinating, idle, dreaming ways have created.
4) If you are unable to do that one tiny little thing, then you are hopeless. You claim that your flipper mentality was justifiable because you were going to get these juicy homes into the hands of people to help their lives. How are the neighbors feeling about your influence on their life? How many of your foreclosed, broke down, short -sold, vacant, broke down properties are in better shape now than before your involvement? Let’s face it — you don’t care about society. You care about being PERCEIVED as a big man; a millionaire. That’s why even when 2 million dollars under water you claim to have a lot of sweet deal in the pipeline; if only you could have the time to read 375 emails, there are dozens of ways to ‘fix’ this. The only way to fix this is to admit defeat, do the introspection it takes to come to grips with the type of person you are, and get started on a way of life that revolves around living within your means and also making amends for the mess you created.
353. somedudeApril 21st, 2007 at 5:34 am
From #250. Casey Serin April 20th, 2007 at 7:53 pm
“I will be at the Modesto property tomorrow around noon time to clean the pool myself.”
Notice hedging: “around.” Notice also how odd Casey’s decision to include the word “myself” appears in this context, since Casey *never* does anything himself; always a partner or someone else to catch the fall.
“It shouldn’t be that hard.”
Preparing excuses via lowering expectations, i.e. all bets are off if he can just find any one thing that may be considered ‘hard’
“Will have to find a place to rent the pump in the morning.”
More lining up the excuses, i.e. “the place did not open until late” “they did not take three party checks…” “they did not have the right equipment…” “I could not find a place…”
“Anybody is welcome to swing by and say hi.”
Translation: “It would sure be cool if people I have labeled as haterz would be foolish enough to come whitewash this fence for me, while I chill out and/or run off to take an important biz meeting.”
“Maybe we can all pitch in for pizza and have a little hangout.”
Translation: “Can someone buy my starving wife a hamburger, please? I’m learning that this hand-out/charity stuff is a sweet deal.”
“I don’t have a working video camera so I can’t promise any video but I will make sure somebody takes some pictures.”
Typical Casey - lining up excuses, playing off responsibility, trying to inveigle others to be in a position to take the fall for responsibilities that belong to Casey…
354. Marcus AureliusApril 21st, 2007 at 5:54 am
@ 254. Casey Serin Honestly Wondering… that stuff is overboard and too offensive in my opinion. I am deleting your comment… please be respectful. Thanks.
Others of you are also pushing the line on some stuff… I’m gonna be somewhat flexible but please lets keep things clean here. I don’t want to ban accounts / email addresses / IP numbers.
This is an honest question— where is the line on disrespectful. Also, what type of respect do you think you’re entitled to and why?
Okay, here’s a second honest question— the $39 per twenty minutes… what type of advise [sic] are you giving? Financial advise [sic]? Legal advise [sic]? Does the California State Bar know about this? Does the California Department of Professional Regulation (or what ever the governmental agency is called that regulates financial avdicors [sic])?
Unlimited e-mail access for a week? How will that work?
Next time you do one of those calls for $39 will you ask your client if you can tape it so we can what we are getting for our money.
Sorry I can’t help you with your pool today, I am taking my own kids to the pool —- that’s what happens when you have a looser W-2 job that pays six figures not including incentive bonuses. And being Roman Emperor doesn’t suck, either.
The substance of the universe is obedient and compliant; and the reason which governs it has in itself no cause for doing evil, for it has no malice, nor does it do evil to anything, nor is anything harmed by it. But all things are made and perfected according to this reason.
Let it make no difference to thee whether thou art cold or warm, if thou art doing thy duty; and whether thou art drowsy or satisfied with sleep; and whether ill-spoken of or praised; and whether dying or doing something else. For it is one of the acts of life, this act by which we die: it is sufficient then in this act also to do well what we have in hand.
Look within. Let neither the peculiar quality of anything nor its value escape thee.
All existing things soon change, and they will either be reduced to vapour, if indeed all substance is one, or they will be dispersed.
The reason which governs knows what its own disposition is, and what it does, and on what material it works.
The best way of avenging thyself is not to become like the wrong doer.
Take pleasure in one thing and rest in it, in passing from one social act to another social act, thinking of God.
The ruling principle is that which rouses and turns itself, and while it makes itself such as it is and such as it wills to be, it also makes everything which happens appear to itself to be such as it wills.
In conformity to the nature of the universe every single thing is accomplished, for certainly it is not in conformity to any other nature that each thing is accomplished, either a nature which externally comprehends this, or a nature which is comprehended within this nature, or a nature external and independent of this.
The universe is either a confusion, and a mutual involution of things, and a dispersion; or it is unity and order and providence. If then it is the former, why do I desire to tarry in a fortuitous combination of things and such a disorder? And why do I care about anything else than how I shall at last become earth? And why am I disturbed, for the dispersion of my elements will happen whatever I do. But if the other supposition is true, I venerate, and I am firm, and I trust in him who governs.
When thou hast been compelled by circumstances to be disturbed in a manner, quickly return to thyself and do not continue out of tune longer than the compulsion lasts; for thou wilt have more mastery over the harmony by continually recurring to it.
Shout out to James Harvey Marks. You actually made me LOL.
355. Dancing Monkey FanApril 21st, 2007 at 6:01 am
Does this instant comment thing actually work? Or is it like every other thing in Casey land
Note appropriate ASW failforward
356. Early RizerApril 21st, 2007 at 6:38 am
Hi Casey:
I’m an early riser today.
I worked at my W-2 loser job all week and know what I’m going to do now?
Make breakfast for the homeless!
Feel free to stop by sometime.
357. lurkerApril 21st, 2007 at 6:45 am
Charging for your services is a fine idea. If I had a question that should have been covered in Guru classes and the question would take a couple of hours to research, I would spend $50 to get it answered.
The concerns I have about the way you are approaching it are:
1. It is a poor market. People in foreclosure are not going to spend much money asking questions.
2. People launching their own real estate business are a better market. They would have more money and be more willing to spend money to save time or make money.
3. It is non reoccurring money. You will constantly have to drum up new business. To make your $3000/month you will need 750 $40 sales. Assuming a 20% closure rate (about your current rate) you will need 3750 requests a month. You are having difficulty with 750 emails right now.
4. If I am even considering spending money, I want an answer now. Your timeliness borders on pathetic.
358. thirty-nine-dollarsApril 21st, 2007 at 7:03 am
You are an admitted scam artist, someone who is of the mind that if you find the right scam you’ll be able to get-rich-quick without having to work. You have tried many scams, pyramid schemes and multi-level marketing with no success.
What value do you give for $39? none. The sooner you realize that you are a failure, the better off you will be. At least you have to give Nigel credit for getting into the housing bubble scam early enough. Within 3 years, he’ll be out of the business onto his next “career”, but at least he got some money.
359. waltApril 21st, 2007 at 7:12 am
Could you be any more of a loooooooooooser?
360. waltApril 21st, 2007 at 7:16 am
Ref #2.
It’s oy vey. If you’re gonna use the term don’t spell it like a goy.
361. James Harvey MarksApril 21st, 2007 at 7:25 am
You have admitted you lied.You have stolen.You fling blame at everyone but yourself.
You are a con man.
I honestly hope you end up in jail. I hope G leaves you. I hope everything in your life is ruined. I really hope the IRS tears you apart. I know people have already reported you.
Enjoy your life.
362. thirty-nine-dollarsApril 21st, 2007 at 7:29 am
Casey, eres artista admitido del scam, alguien que está de la mente que si encuentras el scam derecho tú podrá a conseguir-rico-rápido sin tener que trabajar. Has intentado muchos scams, esquemas de la pirámide y comercialización de niveles múltiples sin éxito. ¿Qué valor das para $39? ningunos. Cuanto más pronto realizas que eres una falta, el mejor de ti serás. Por lo menos tienes que dar el crédito de Nigel para conseguir en el scam de la burbuja de la cubierta temprano bastante. En el plazo de 3 años, él estará fuera del negocio sobre su “carrera siguiente”, pero por lo menos él consiguió un poco de dinero.
363. thirty-nine-dollarsApril 21st, 2007 at 7:31 am
The angst-riddled sweater look went out when Kurt Cobain killed himself. Take a look at Britney for more topical pained expressions.
Please do us all a favor and admit you are just a guy looking to get-rich-quick without having to work. You’ve tried scams for the past 10 years or so without success. Ever get the feeling you’re just not good at the game of musical chairs?
I will contribute to your tip jar if G would consider a nice picture in a tank top or something. Let us know.
364. JimApril 21st, 2007 at 7:36 am
“That’s why something’s gotta give and I must take massive action to start producing some real income.”
Casey, “Massive Action” Serin
365. Sac RealtorApril 21st, 2007 at 7:40 am
I just thought of a great idea?
How about a pledge not to cut your hair until you “repay every penny”?
366. waltApril 21st, 2007 at 7:41 am
“I’m really feeling down today… too much stress and pressure. Plus I have about 753 email in my inbox (most of them unread) that have been piling on for months.”
Wahhhh, wahhhhh, wahhhhh, “I couldn’t read my e-mails. I’m too depressed to do anything.” Geez dude, unlooosin’ your bra strap and quit whining. That “murse” has turned you into a real puss.
Hey I gotta an idea. How about do the right thing and turn yourself in. Maybe get a real job. See a shrink. Stop being a conman. Clean the “F’ in” pool. Be on time for something. Show your wife you’re not a “loooooser”.
“My patience with the comments, negativity and the hate is also running very very low. It would be one thing if people were respectful in how they say it. It’s OK to criticize as long as its done constructively for the persons good. I can learn from that. That’s all I ask. Be respectful. Show some courtesy.”
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, “sniff” “Stop being mean to me” Please you brought this all on yourself. If it wasn’t for haters and people hammering you there wouldn’t much else here to look at. You know it.
Such a dramtic shot of you. So sad. Imagine how you would really look if some enforcement agency got off their dead asses and charged you with the crimes you commited. I can see you right now sitting on that stainless steel toilet. Head in hands. Your wife up to her butt in debt, charged with complicity becuase she also recieved stolen money.
What a mess. You got a beautiful wife and all you can do is this blog and talk about how your life sucks. Instead of doing anything right.
I think it’s time to contact the Modesto P.D. and send them the link to your website so they can gather the evidence of grand theft and wire fraud and indict you. You know… that’s a good idea.
367. lucyApril 21st, 2007 at 7:48 am
Casey dont despair, focus on the big picture and you will be fine.
368. GameOverApril 21st, 2007 at 7:53 am
$50 says Snowflake doesn’t make it anywhere near the pool let alone clean it.
Casey when are you going to start answering my questions?
369. I am Not Facing ForclosureApril 21st, 2007 at 7:54 am
I went through a chapter 11, and it was a low point for sure. I had so much secured debt I couldn’t see a way out. My wife was sick at the time and I had to deal with collection agencies phone calls while visiting her in hospital. (my cell phone, not her room phone) But eventually, I made it through. And if I made it through, I have to tell you, anyone can make it through. I am no where near a genius, but I am very persistant. Hold on tight, it’s a white knuckle ride. But I can say that I enjoy my success much more now that I had gone through the Ch. 11 that I would have if I never had the trouble. Be persistant, keep pushing, and most important, keep smiling.
370. Sac RealtorApril 21st, 2007 at 7:54 am
You will make many kids happy when you drain the pool:
371. PimpMyGalinaApril 21st, 2007 at 8:01 am
I LOVE the idea of a Galina Cam site. Here’s my business plan, you can borrow it if you want.
Set up a site with your programming skillz.
Put up a gallery of saucy outfits G can wear for her audience.
Charge $10 for $10 of her bouncing on a trampoline.
TELL me that wouldn’t make money.
And it’s not like all your other scams and fraud, it’s a legit way to make money, please consider it.
372. pmspmsApril 21st, 2007 at 8:06 am
For what it’s worth watching your train wreck has certainly made me double check my own situation….
373. PimpMyGalinaApril 21st, 2007 at 8:06 am
How about we brainstorm some ideas for urls to get your new business started.
G would look hot in nothing more than one of those yellow Century 21 jackets.
374. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 8:09 am
There seems to be a difference in perceptions on your work ethic. The general consensus is that you’re a lazy shiftless scammer who doesn’t want to work. You of course maintain that you work as hard or harder than anybody else. Perhaps the problem is in what you reveal to us on the blog. Here are the subjects of your last 15 posts (slightly paraphrased):
1. I’m so depressed, OMG2. My pool is dirty, this sux3. Didn’t file taxes, didn’t send cashcall paperwork4. Freakin’ Haterz™!5. Creative ideas, la lala lala6. I was on TV7. Ok, I’m not writing a book8. I’m gonna make a comeback! Yay!9. I’m writing a book!10. Freakin’ Haterz™!11. I paid off my loan by borrowing more money12. I was on TV13. Idle speculation time, part II14. Idle speculation time15. I was in some magazines16. I’m still married17. Me and Nigel broke up18. Screw you Haterz™! I just bought some stock!19. I made $250 by answering questions20. I made $378 by dancing like a monkey
I think the problem may be that from what you write, it doesn’t look like you ever accomplish anything. Take #11 for example. You say it felt great to pay back your original lender. But you paid it back with money from another lender through your corporation. That’s not much of an accomplishment. At best it’s a lateral move, and at worst, it’s blatantly illegal.
Anyhoo, because of the lack of progress, many of us wonder what exactly you and Galina do all day. Maybe you should do a daily entry for your activities like you were doing with Earth Mission. That would allow people to see exactly what you are accomplishing behind the scenes at IAFF. It could also be helpful to yourself to see how well you’re staying on task to accomplish those goals of yours.
It could also be unintentionally hilarious. Winwin!
375. Voice of Reason in a World Gone MadApril 21st, 2007 at 8:13 am
I know some people have abandoned this site once and for all. Not sure how serious they are, although Tim from the MBA seems to have kept his word.
I’m doing the same. I’ve wasted untold amounts of time reading this thing, and I have no idea why. It’s like some kind of weird addiction.
I’m cutting off my supply. Casey, I hope you get your life together somehow. And Galina is hot - I hope she sticks with you. She’s the only good thing in your life.
376. thirty-nine-dollarsApril 21st, 2007 at 8:21 am
How about G take on a sexy character, this way Casey can monetize the site for the general public and give a little tip for his fans.
G can transform herself into “Durtee Penni” like Casey transformed himself from a wanna-be scam/pyramid junky to a wanna-be real estate mogul who ended up being the last one standing in this game of musical chairs.
377. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 8:23 am
By the way, if you want to put the corporate credit rumors to rest, perhaps you could give us the name of the corporation, and explain exactly what this corporation does to earn revenue? Knowing nothing at all about the company, it appears that you intend to use the corporation solely to pay off your personal debt.
Is the name of your corporation Hammar Investments? What does it do?
378. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 8:26 am
@ 296Durtee Penni. That’s funny. Casey can be Inve$ter Boi.
379. Nigels Guest BloggerApril 21st, 2007 at 8:36 am
380. Jimmy JackApril 21st, 2007 at 8:39 am
Hey there, dudes and dudettes - this is Jimmy Jack here. With an important public service annouce-o-ment.
In honor of Master Casey’s Ali-like return to the Pool O Doom, Jimmy Jack done decided that time’s been come to get the word out on this whole Internet privacy, free speech, IP banning stuff. Listen up, kids.
To defeat any IP address ban, start by installing yoself some Tor anonymization software. Free and easy to use. Quick setup, too. Tor lets you route your web surfing traffic through a network of hundreds of thousands of servers around the world randomly. Every time you reload the page, you’ll appear on Casey’s logs as coming from a different randomized IP address somewhere around the world. Be sure to use Torbutton with Firefox for maximum convenience and ease of use.
To defeat any email address ban, register yoself using a free email address. Gmail and Yahoo are good, but Jimmy Jack’s favorite is - they let you set up with over a hundred different domain names.
Jimmy Jack say, don’t let the man silence you. Jimmy Jack knows he will not be silenced. Yea, he may be banned, may be shunned, may incur the firey wrath of hell and damnation against his cause, but like a holy angel of wisdom Jimmy Jack will be back. You may not know his name, nor understand his will, but Jimmy Jack will not be silenced.
Thank you, America. Amen!
Hey, James Harvey Marks - it been WAY too long, man! Last time I saw you, we were doing that thing in East St. Louis, you know, that thing with the stuff in that place. You know. How you been doing? What you been up to?
381. Nigels Guest BloggerApril 21st, 2007 at 8:45 am
382. Durtee Penni aka GApril 21st, 2007 at 8:56 am
Hello all! G here. Casey left early this morning to make the 1 hour plus drive to go stare at the pool today. I will give you updates as he calls me.
I called Casey to ask what he thought about making me the dancing monkey this week, he loves it. His vision of entrepreneurship and comeback stories is that you have to completely hit rock bottom to bounce back. He was close when he pimped himself out for a couple hundred bucks, now it’s my turn!
So we’ll do another beg-a-thon tonight and you our loyal audience will be able to pick the outfits i wear on the trampoline. Casey’s suggestions thus far:
1. A full monkey suit2. A bald cap and knock-off euro-trash glasses (i’ll be in my Nigel gear as an homage to our vacationing hero)3. Old fashioned prisioner outfit. Hey! Those black and white vertical stripes are very slimming!4. I’ll only wear a Century 21 yellow jacket.
You get to vote! we’ll start tonight at 9pm PST!!!!
383. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 8:58 am
Hello, Nigel’s Award-Winning Guest Blogger. You wouldn’t happen to be Byron Goatse by any chance? Anyway, good luck on keeping up with Nigel’s footsteps while he’s away working on his VIP pool with Jamie Lee Curtis. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed this, but his award-winning blogging has brought in 11 total comments to his blog. Are you sure you can handle this sort of pressure, Mr. Goatse? You’ve certainly got your work cut out for you.
Well, if Nigel has faith in you, I guess we can trust you as well. I and the other 2758 monthly visitors are counting on you to carry the Olympic torch and slake our thirst for Salt Lake City real estate knowledge. If you need me, I will be at one of several blog carnivals that have accepted his award-winning essays.
Sincerely,Flailing Forward, Esq., III
384. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 9:09 am
Durtee Penni,I don’t care what you wear, as long as you maintain this expression:
Tell Inve$ta Boi to update his myspace page. His song has been deleted.
385. Nigels Guest BloggerApril 21st, 2007 at 9:10 am
386. barbmarieApril 21st, 2007 at 9:15 am
Who poses themselves this way? You have more problems than you know.
387. Honestly WonderingApril 21st, 2007 at 9:18 am
You know, it’d be hilarious if Casey returned from his pool adventure to at least 500 comments on this thread.
Wonder how fast instant comments would be shut off?
388. PimpMyGalinaApril 21st, 2007 at 9:23 am
Hi G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AWESOME!!! I’m glad you two liked my idea!!! I look forward to your show tonight!! I’ve got my $10 ready to be paypal’d!
389. Candice BurkettApril 21st, 2007 at 9:36 am
Hi everybody! I just heard about this cool website sounds like a lot of fun, lots of people making fun of the green pool why? I like green. Greens a pretty color because its the color of growing things like green paint, like the color of my house, I swear the things growing every day because it just seems like its so easy to get lost especially when I’m stoned hee hee.
Casey don’t let them get you down its gonna be okay, and Jesus loves you anyway so heres a HUG *hug* and now there everything feels better right?
Hey, I got a friend whos trying to sell his house and if he cant he’ll get foreclosed on, you want to buy his house? I’ll tell him you’re gonna call, he’ll be glad to hear it.
Kiss kiss love love,
390. Delayed BorgarigmusApril 21st, 2007 at 9:39 am
haha…isn’t it cool how well taken all the photos are no matter what the circumstances? I mean the lighting on this one is just beautiful…somebody is doing a professional job here.
And please folks. DO NOT send Casey money…you will just be reinforcing the bad puppy’s rug pooping behavior…
391. James_MarksApril 21st, 2007 at 9:39 am
1) James Harvey Marks is someone using my name trying to get you to ban me. Ignore him.2) Answer the following questions:
a) Where did you go on vacation with the money you “earned” making a fool out of yourself late March?b) Why did you lied about the pool “being green” since before you bought the house? We all saw the pics you took. The pool was clean.c) Why would anyone help you clean the pool? I mean, I’d help my friends because I love them. Nobody loves you here. What would you bring to the table? What’s your “leverage”?d) Why won’t you comment about the following:
- Beg for forgiveness / seek medical help- Get a job- Declare BK?
It’s the only alternative you have left. Other than keep stealing, lying and deluding yourself.
392. Durtee Penni aka GApril 21st, 2007 at 9:44 am
Dear Rob Dawg,
Why do you think I am hiding something? It’s taken me almost 7 years to get through my first year of community colledge.
Rob, if you want to “uncover me” bring your $10 to the Galina Dancing Monkey Show tonight.
393. Delayed BorgarigmusApril 21st, 2007 at 9:46 am
Remember folks; do not send Casey money…do not send Casey money. You will be rewarding bad begging behavior in what is supposed to be a grown man. Do not send Casey money..
394. Candice BurkettApril 21st, 2007 at 9:47 am
Why does the monkey dance? Doesn’t it make the monkey sad?
395. reviewApril 21st, 2007 at 9:47 am
@ 278. James Harvey Marks
LOL Thanks for the nice recipe! I think you meant to type in ‘’ instead of ‘’.
396. kerriellaApril 21st, 2007 at 9:49 am
Good morning everyone, or almost afternoon in my case lol,
I decided to take a note from Casey today and put the house stress on the back burner (well for the day anyhow). Think I will use a little “it’s all good” mind think and have a little fun hanging out here and EN. See if there’s anything to this positive thinking stuff Casey keeps harping on about.
397. Honestly WonderingApril 21st, 2007 at 9:55 am
Tell Inve$ta Boi to update his myspace page. His song has been deleted.
Holy crap, Casey’s in my “extended network”. How the hell did THAT happen? I didn’t even know I had a MySpace account!
*shudder* Must go scrub now..
398. Nigels Guest BloggerApril 21st, 2007 at 9:55 am
Easy MortgagesNew Homes in UtahHomes for Sale in UtahCasey Serin - An Alternate TakeNigel SwabyStuff for Sale in Salt LakeSalt Lake Real Estate Blog
399. CaseyismsApril 21st, 2007 at 9:58 am
Casey, Casey, Casey…
You had 1 person decide to pay you $39 and you couldn’t follow through. Further proof that you are a boy who will never figure out how to be a real businessman.
If someone PAYS you, it means you WORK for them until the job is done. Guess $39 wasn’t as sweet as birddogging useless, non-paying sweet deals that will never come to fruition, right? This also backs me up by saying that until you have follow through, you are NEVER going to succeed.
Too negative? Nope. Just calling it as I see it. You see, I am successful. I understand priorities. If a guy PAYS me, I put off casual business deals and stuff I am working on the side and DO THE JOB. Sheesh, at most it would have been 20 minutes of your sweet, precious time.
400. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 9:59 am
Casey Serin returns from his grueling 3 hour expedition to Modesto, CA at around 6 PM. He is excited to be able to upload his triumphant and meticulously staged photo of himself pouring a gallon of Clorox into his wretched West Nile and Ebola infested pool.
“Wait till the haterz get a load of this,” he thinks to himself. “They’ll be falling all over themselves to be the first to donate money.”
He boots up his laptop and logs into Word Press. “Wow, 537 comments! Cha-ching!” He begins to read them. His grin relaxes and gradually becomes a grimace. “Freakin’ haterz!! I’m getting tired of you!! I don’t need your traffic! I’ll…” He clicks on the sitemeter tracker. 27,000 unique visitors. His smile returns along with the cha-ching in his eye. Now if he can only figure out how to monetize them.
He continues reading. “What’s this about Galina jumping on a trampoline for monkey money? That’s my job!” Funny, the house was awfully quiet when he came in. “Galina? Galina, are you home?” No response.
Realization dawns on him, and he runs outside and jumps into the Vdubs and floors it. At a breakneck 35 mph he races to his parents’ house. In the backyard, he can hear the sounds of a huge party and springs creaking. Bursting through the gate, he is relieved that it is but Nigel on the trampoline in the monkey suit. He asks one of the members of the huge crowd of haterz where Galina is.
“I think she just left with Tony Soprano and some FBI guy? Something about rolling over and starting a new life with all the hater money she made tonight.” A trickle of wheatgrass juice runs down Casey’s leg. “Itsallgooditsallgooditsallgood…” he repeats over and over.
Casey rushes back to Yulia’s (passing a Cashcall van on the way) and is surprised to find that his key no longer fits in the lock. Curious. He peers in the window of his office and sees that it is completely bare and Yulia is vacuuming. “My IKEAs!!” he screams. “You back stabbing *^&@#^!!” he shouts as he beats on the window. Yulia closes the curtains.
Casey jumps the fence and runs around to the tiny back yard. There his worst fears are realized. The spot where he and Galina buried all of cashback is but a hole surrounded by freshly dug earth.
Casey falls to his knees, his face in his hands. “Haterz, save me,” he whimpers.
401. KrallApril 21st, 2007 at 9:59 am
I think if things go out of hand with the instant comments and all, Casey would probably instant comments off instead of banning IPs. It’ll be too hard….
402. CaseyismsApril 21st, 2007 at 10:00 am
Gee, others charge $30 but Nigel is charging $29.95? Ok. A wonderful savings of .05.
403. Jimmy CApril 21st, 2007 at 10:02 am
All these important things to do . . . and you choose to pose for a picture . . .
404. Candice BurkettApril 21st, 2007 at 10:03 am
I’m confused.
Does the monkey like to dance?
405. kerriellaApril 21st, 2007 at 10:05 am
Flailing forward,
Post #316, now that was funny! LOL Thanks for the giggle.
406. Durtee Penni aka GApril 21st, 2007 at 10:22 am
Update from my dear Casey on the road:
He just called, he’s about 1/2 to the house to clean the pool. He has wisely decided to pull over for a quick entrepreneurial nap.
Before you make fun of him for napping after an hour please know that in order to strike just the right pose for this post Casey super-glued his palm to his forehead.
I defy any of you haterz to try driving with your hand glued to your head!
P.S. I’m shaving for tonight.
407. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 10:25 am
Foreclosure Avoiders: A Testimonial
Friends, haterz, cheerleaderz, durtee penniez,
I was once just like you. A lost soul out on this great internets desperately seeking foreclosure advise from a foreclosure advicer for a small fee. I was but a waif adrift in a sea of negativitude. And I talk not merely about losing my physical home, I’m talking about something bigger: HATE was about to FORECLOSE UPON MY SOUL.
Yes, a distant five comments ago, I was consumed by anger and angst. I struck out at innocent victims like Casey because of intense jealousy over their elite businezz skillz. But then I discovered
and it changed my life. The incredible advise that I received there made me see the errors of my hurtful ways. I gained wisdom beyond my years, the kind of life-changing knowledge that only an award-winning aspiring web-journalist who lands the story of the year can provide. For example, I learned:
1. Nigel has a pool.2. Nigel has 2759 monthly visitors.3. Nigel hangs out backstage with celebs in the VIP room at insane Olympic Pin parties.4. Nigel knows an a** -kicking accountant with superhuman abilities. He once shot a man for tallying too loud.5. Nigel owns a sweet used BMW 325i.6. Pleather is sexy.7. Axe Effect is divine.8. Rob Dawg is a jerk.
I stand before you today as a changed man and a successful Olympic Pin Salesman, 33rd Degree. Heed my warning haterz, change your hating wayz and follow the Nigelz before it is too late.
408. The Real Nigel SwabyApril 21st, 2007 at 10:31 am
Nice try 199 & 228, but FYI I’m The Real Nigel Swaby™, award winning pinhead™. Man you haterz™ really need to get a life.
I will be taking the next few days off, as I will be attending a Beanie Baby convention in Reno™. Beanie Babies are coming back, don’t be fooled by the BB haterz™. Now is the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the next big thing. To find out more please visit my award winning Beanie Baby Blog, where I, The Real Nigel Swaby™, a licensed Beanie Baby Broker, make up stuff and present it as facts.
409. Dale FitzApril 21st, 2007 at 10:35 am
Keep blogging, and work on getting a book deal. There are going to be a lot of people morbidly fascinated by what happened to you. You had the ambition to go out and try to make millions trying to “play the market” and got burned, just like millions of others out there. DON’T GIVE UP! Tell your story from the beginning, show some of that ambition that prompted you to go out and try to “beat the market” the first time. The media will be all over this as the market continues the downward spiral. You have the audience- turn it to your advantage man!!!
There are millions of people, like me, who are curious to know how this real estate nightmare got started, and you have a very unique and compelling story to illustrate why this meltdown happened. KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP MAN! This is a big story, and certainly some publishing house will want your story. If you play your cards right, you could be watching Ryan Gosling playing you on the big screen in a couple of years.
I truly feel for you, and I know that you think your life is FUBARed right now, but you are now internationally (in)famous, and with some work you could turn it all around. Best of luck to you and your wife man. I hope and pray for the best for you young man.
410. Goodbye ForeclosureApril 21st, 2007 at 10:41 am
Freudian slip of the day — Casey wrote “Fail Forward” instead of “Fall Forward” for the ASW.
411. Nigels Guest BloggerApril 21st, 2007 at 10:42 am
412. kerriellaApril 21st, 2007 at 10:43 am
Hey Casey,
This was just brought up over at EN, you know the haterz site? Well I was wondering what your opinion about it is.
How do you feel about the government trying to come up with ways to bail out all the people in your shoes? I was just wondering what your perspective on it would be.
Ought to be interesting to say the least.
413. thirty-nine-dollarsApril 21st, 2007 at 10:49 am
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425. thirty-nine-dollarsApril 21st, 2007 at 10:56 am
426. EzekielApril 21st, 2007 at 10:58 am
James Harvey Marks, Ezekiel says no such thing. Look it up for yourself, and stop propagating nonsense that you heard in overrated movies as if it were fact.
427. thirty-nine-dollarsApril 21st, 2007 at 10:58 am
Casey, did you use that ancient laptop when you tried this internet/mail fraud?
428. MegApril 21st, 2007 at 10:58 am
Ok, end your blog. The world will continue, and you’ll be forgotten. You’ll have no more media appearances, you won’t get any more attention, and nobody will care.
Go ahead, you’re the one who loses if you end your blog. Everyone else will forget about you and move on.
Truth is scary, eh?
429. dmApril 21st, 2007 at 10:59 am
“Casey, i just want to say “Dont let the Haters get you down” They are little people and they focus on little things like IKEA shelves, honestly! You are a big picture person, an ideas person, and i know you will do fine. Love, Lucy.”
This is the kind of moronic BS tha got Casey where he is today. He will not do fine. Even “big picture people” have to pay attention to details to get things done. In fact, “big picture people” have to be perfectionists if the picture is to be completed properly.
“P.S. I’m shaving for tonight.”
I was just wondering about that… I thought that maybe you two couldn’t afford razors and shaving cream since apparently Casey has applied neither to his face in six months or so. But, apparently, you’re using Y’s or you’ve managed to hide your personal groomer from him… Yay!
430. Durtee Penni aka GApril 21st, 2007 at 11:12 am
To silence those dirty dawg haterz at EN, tonight’s Dancing Monkey Beg-A-Thon will be a 2-girl show with me and Yulia.
Remember $10 for $10 minutes each. I am currently helping Yulia with her shaving, we’re giving her a “nigel.”
431. KathleenApril 21st, 2007 at 11:14 am
How is the pool coming along?Were you able to rent the pump and generator?Is it as big a mess as you thought?How are you hauling the sludge out….in a bucket? Or is the sludge pump adequate to suck it out?Where are you draining it?Did you remember your sunblock?And your hip waders?I hope you packed a nutritious and healthy semi-vegan lunch. Hard work burns not only calories but blood sugar.Did Galina go with you?Is she taking pictures?Did any of your readers show up?
Just some things I am wondering.
432. Honestly WonderingApril 21st, 2007 at 11:20 am
So did anyone go down to Modesto to watch the show?
Did anyone buy him a pizza?
How hard would it be to dig up details on his immediate neighbors at Muncy? Maybe one of them is in the phone book and would be willing to do a brief interview. I know I’d love to know what happened when he tried asking for permission to run an extension cable for the pump, since the power’s off in the house.. I’m sure they have a few choice words about today’s festivities.
433. PimpMyGalinaApril 21st, 2007 at 11:26 am
Thank you for this site. It is proving to be an invaluable resource for those with debt problems, those who have found themselves underwater and those struggling with foreclosure and bankruptcy.
P.S. I look forward to Galina’s version of the beg-a-thon tonight.
434. Ontario ObserverApril 21st, 2007 at 11:27 am
No, Flailing, flail away. Casey wants to do what he should have done in the first place, do sweet deals under the umbrella of a corporation. This should have been done in the first place, but I think Casey realizes that now.
435. Ontario ObserverApril 21st, 2007 at 11:30 am
@338: I wonder if that Canadian made any money. Usually people at or nearer the top do.
436. The Real Nigel SwabyApril 21st, 2007 at 11:32 am
Thanks Nigels Guest Blogger, I just issued a press release where I named you an honorary award winning Guest Blogger™, your Hungarian Mixed Pairs Olympic pin is in the mail.
Man, this Beanie Baby convention is jumping Off Da Hook™. I’m taking a quick break to grab some lunch at Denny’s™ with my good friend Nicole Ritchie™ (she currently in the bathroom purging the Super Bird Sandwich™ she just ate), and I’m taking a few minutes to delete all 3 of comments that have been left at my 37 award winning blogs™ in the past week.
If any of you haterz™ are in Reno this weekend and want to hook up for a “business meeting™” give me a call. I’m staying at the award winning Gloryhole Hotel™.
For those who have been asking, the convention has been going great. Before lunch I just earned $39 in passive income from some guy named Frank™, for 15 minutes of work, win-win, sweet deal, lol.
BTW: Did you know that prostitution is legal in Nevada?
437. Where Are You?April 21st, 2007 at 11:33 am
Hey Casey:
How are things going?
Doesn’t it just suck to be “working” on a Saturday? But hey, this is one of the responsibilities that comes with home ownership.
You and G should have really moved into one of the homes. Why??? Well, you would have “saved” on the rent during the months you were paying rent. And, once the house was foreclosed on, you could then move in with SIL and not be faced with the disappointment you must be getting every day now that you are almost 3 months behind.
438. Ontario ObserverApril 21st, 2007 at 11:38 am
@262: you’re really digging for dirt here, aren’t you?
439. Lost CauseApril 21st, 2007 at 11:40 am
Why are you bummed out about 753 e-mails? 753 x $39 = $29,367.
440. Ontario ObserverApril 21st, 2007 at 11:43 am
@263 Jiggy: That’s pretty damn good money in tips for a day.
441. ha38349April 21st, 2007 at 11:45 am
Hopefully Casey called ahead to reserve a gasoline powered trash pump (and hoses).
442. GameOverApril 21st, 2007 at 11:46 am
Still waiting for those 753 e-mails to sort out for you. We haven’t heard from you yet. If this was anyone else I’d figure you are hard at work shoveling mounds of nasty scum out of the bottom of your pool. HOWEVER, knowing it is Casey Serin that we are dealing with I’m sure you failed (not forward) in your early riser routine and are still moping around probably in bed debating if cleaning the pool is worth it…
Debt Guy 3442324432413247 or whatever his number is spent a weekend day cleaning up his foreclosed house and got lots of enjoyment out of it. He didn’t want to at first but said it ended up being a great experience. Beautiful day spend ACCOMPLISHING something with FRIENDS.
I doubt you know what either is becauseA) The only thing you’ve accomplished is being foreclosed on again & again & again & again.
B) You don’t know what a friend is. All you seem capable of spotting are “sweet deals” and potential “business partners”
Please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong but I doubt I am…
443. GameOverApril 21st, 2007 at 11:49 am
Question for you about these Guru’s.
Do you still listen/read/attend what they say/write/produce?
Remember the saying garbage in garbage out?
It seems to me that if you are still putting this garbage in your mindset then you NEED TO STOP. Can you take a break from listening/reading for a whole week? How about a month? I bet you’d start seeing things differntly if you could turn down the “I’m a magical snowflake” music just a bit…
444. Ontario ObserverApril 21st, 2007 at 11:50 am
@341 Kathleen: Sunblock? you’re kidding. We are in Y2K+global warming where Ontario, Canada is basking in 72 degree sunny weather while Modesto is cool, damp and sweater-wearing depressing on April 21st.
445. GameOverApril 21st, 2007 at 11:50 am
I bet Jiggy is a looker…SWEET way to make good tips…
446. Where is your family??April 21st, 2007 at 11:52 am
Hey Casey:
I got to wondering this morning…. where are your mom and dad? Where are your two brothers? Your younger sister?
From the Christmas photos you’ve shared, they all seem pretty healthy and ablebodied. Why aren’t they with you in Modesto cleaning the pool?
How is it you can ask your haterz for $$ or to help with cleaning the pool, but not your family?
I just don’t get it dude. You are facing the biggest crisis of your life (the mounting debt, three months back rent payment, etc.) and they don’t seem to be there for you? I mean really. You said some of your family members read this blog - what are their thoughts?
I’m not asking about their opinion of your haterz or supporters, but more of your highs, your lows, your impulsive decision making, deals and partnerships gone bad, asking for donations, realizing you’ve not paid Galina’s sister for rent…. I mean really - any loving parent or family member would have done an intervention by now…. but in your case, this doesn’t seem to be happening.
It’s almost as if your family has left you hanging in the breeze.
When you stop by your parents, I’m sure they aren’t buying the “its all good” or “good things are coming” story. I can’t imagine any parent, knowing their son is getting all this media coverage, not knowing what’s going on with you… that there is the media coverage - which hasn’t been all that bad… then there are the comments by your readers who ask tough questions (i.e., where did your consulting money go? where did you go for a week and how did you pay for it? how could you overlook signing and faxing back the CashCall contract? how could you let the properties you purchase fall into such disrepair?).
I know if I were 24 and making the same mistakes as you my parents would:
Give me a tough love lecture.Schedule an intervention.Drag me to a medical doctor, psychologist for treatment.Drive me to a credit counseling service.Insist I move back home and get a W-2 job.
Or, are your parents sitting at home, video taping your media appearances (Suzie Orman, Nightline, CBS news in SF) while also clipping the various news articles, saying all the while, “that’s my boy. What a success! We come to this country with nothing and now he’s on national television, meeting famous people. Everyone loves our little Casey. He’s made us proud.”
Please tell us where your family is. Better yet - have them write a post or two telling their side of the story. If you are concerned about Haterz comments, then maybe your family could write a post for “Casey, the alternative take” blog Nigel’s started.
447. Nigel.SwabyApril 21st, 2007 at 12:00 pm
You Haterz don’t know who you are messing with. One phone call, that’s all I need. One phone call and you will feel the wrath of the entire Jamaican Bobsled Team.
There are 2759 reasons why I am superior to you. My blog has REACH, dammit. I am stickier than organic hair wax. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? I own a POOL for Christ sake and you dare mock me?
I sell more Olympic Pins before 9am than most folks do in a week. Have you not read the press releases I bought? I LAUNCH THINGS.
I have PUFF DADDY’S freaking autograph on a copy of the program from the awards ceremony for the Ice Dancing competition at the Utah games. What you got for that haterz?
How many of you have a bronze medal from the Carnival of Blog? I’ll tell you…NONE. That’s right only me, Nigel “Freakin’” Swaby.
448. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 12:06 pm
Nigel’s Guest Blogger is right: once you let go of those pesky follicles, not only do good things happen to you, but sometimes, GREAT things happen. So sayeth the SWABE.
In fact, my newfound love for all things hairless inspired me to share my story with the world and start an award-winning blog, Foreclosure Avoiders Changed My Life.
Please read my five part series here:
As always, spam is an important part of this nutritious breakfast.
449. Galina TrampolineApril 21st, 2007 at 12:12 pm
In the town where I was born,Lived a man who failed to see,And he told us of his lifeIn the land of trampolines.
So we drove out to his house,Until we found a pool of green,And so we thought to pass the timeon the Galina trampoline.
We all bounce on the Galina trampoline,Galina trampoline, Galina trampolineAll the haters get a bounce on the Galina trampoline,Galina trampoline, Galina trampoline
And our friends are all aboard,Many more of them live next door,And the band begins to play.
We all bounce on the Galina trampoline,Galina trampoline, Galina trampolineAll the haters get a bounce on the Galina trampoline,Galina trampoline, Galina trampoline
As we live a life of ease,Everyone of us has all we needSky of blue and pool of greenBouncing up and down on the Galina trampoline.
We all bounce on the Galina trampoline,Galina trampoline, Galina trampolineAll the haters get a bounce on the Galina trampoline,Galina trampoline, Galina trampoline
450. Modesto PropertyApril 21st, 2007 at 12:14 pm
Hey Casey:
I was just checking something out, the previous Modesto owner paid $113,000 for the house in 2000. You bought it six years later for $323,000. You said the house was facing forecloser and you bought it on a short sale. How much did the guy owe on the house? Or, did he walk away with almost $175,000 at the end of the sale?
Tells us again how that deal went.
451. GameOverApril 21st, 2007 at 12:17 pm
Wow, Nigel is a link w~hore and an opportunistic bisatch. Funny how not only did he stab CS in the back but he is still trying to mooch off of Fliptard’s psuedo-fame.
Why anyone would do business (mortgage/foreclosure/anything else) with Nigel is a mystery to me. He is spiteful and incompetent.
452. GameOverApril 21st, 2007 at 12:19 pm
Nice work NS-impersonator’s. You’ve captured the essence or NS very well.
453. GameOverApril 21st, 2007 at 12:20 pm
It’s after noon any one think Snowflake made it to the pool?
454. Candice BurkettApril 21st, 2007 at 12:23 pm
I’m confused.
Does Nigel get a bounce on the Galina trampoline?
455. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 12:25 pm
OMG, ya’ll, the exalted one hath spoken!!!!!!!!
456. somedudeApril 21st, 2007 at 12:36 pm
2.2 million. Ouch.
No visible means of support, and not enough gumption to go change it. Ugh.
355 haterz™ kinda laffin’ at you while you were out riding the slimy green pony. Kinda sux.
Foreclosure Site.
No hope that anyone would ever come to you for advice, since you seem to have botched up pretty much everything you have touched since you got here at eight years old. Isn’t that also when Seung-Hui Cho came to US to give the ol’ Free Market system a whirl, too?
Yeah. Imagine that. Rather than, you know, unfettered adulation at your …um….er….ah… ‘achievements’? 2.2 mil in debt, lied to everyone, being chased by creditors, no homes left, ‘cept the Green Blob, been scamming since a pre-teen, ruined eight perfectly usable properties, dragging another human down with you (thank GAWD you at least have not gotten her juiced up with your demon seed. Right? Right?!?)
Everything except spending the big check on Jamba Juice and Macaroni grill is details to you, isn’t it , Casey? Making good on commitment, promises, work, family… paying your FAMILY rent…it is all just a nuisance of trivialities when there are sweet deals out there with checks at the end of the rainbow, right?
I’m sorry, think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
Are you for real? Have you ever looked up the word ‘partner’ in the dictionary. HINT: It does not show a picture of one guy shoving a knife into another person’s back and lifting their wallet.
This is the one thing you never had to worry about. They are all over the place. We saw your show with Kiyosaki, that other slime. So it is clear you have the functions of speech, reason and locomotion. With those, and maybe a strong back, anyone can go anywhere in this nation, if they only apply themselves. Are you parents proud of you?
Get one. Note where this is on your list. Guess where it needed to be? Yup, toward the top, my boy.
Even in the throes of your own failure, you haven’t accepted that work is involved with any exploit that is likely to lead to success. How much have you done towards a book? Completed first draft? Even an outline, with thesis that is interesting enough to power a book? Or just thinking that by spewing here for months, that entitles you to consider yourself a ‘writer’ and therefore potential ‘author’? Is that any more reasonable to believe than that you somehow will be successful in real estate? Both take drive, initiative, follow-through, gumption, heart, stomach, and a bunch of other organs you seem to be shy of.
Success story.
You would not know one if it hit you in the ribs. Hint - it ain’t Kiyosaki, nor Trump, nor any of your RE School gooroos.
Big deals.
Ah. This is your real catnip, isn’t it Casey? This is the drug you crave. This is the heroin you just want to skin pop, ’cause you can quit anytime you want to!
Crazy ideas.
You are livin’ ‘em. How’s that workin’ out for ya so far?
Passive income.
Means “Lazy man dreamin’.” Nothing more. Those who are smart enough, driven enough, and work hard enough to build something of value, that eventually throws of enough passive profit to live on are NOT the type that has trouble throwing a gallon of bleach in a pool without writing and crying about it. Ask me how I know. Go ahead.
Huge deals.
A drug so strong you have to snort it twice in the same list. Already covered this one.
Again, you don’t know what the word means. hint: It does NOT mean saying: “I want a million bucks.” (And it does not mean saying it forty million times as an ‘affirmation’, either.)
Since you are letting the 3 most valuable treasures you will ever have slip away, it is clear you have none: (health, youth, wife — and yes, all are already on the wane, my friend.)
See ‘Focus” above, they should be setting your priorities, not gauche over-reaching trailer trash greed.
Hey, look, it made the list. Ah, **** it, it’ll probably take care of itself, right? Just like the pool.
Here is the nub, isn’t it, Casey. Do people who run internet scams, or staged auto accidents, or other nefarious things have the right values? Hopefully you would say not. What about a guy who takes on eight houses he can’t afford, and then won’t own up to the scam he was running, even when it is twisted about his neck?
In what? I see no evidence of anything driving you except naked acquisitive greed.
See above.
Can you really even list this with a straight face? Your progress so far has been hurtling in the WRONG direction. So let’s not try to call it ‘progress’ let’s call it what it is for the time being: ‘abatement’.
You have plenty, but you don’t want to spend it. Paradoxically, the longer you procrastinate to drink the wheat grass, the more of this precious resource you squander, too.
Finances. Finances. Finances…
You don’t have finances, boy. You have DEBT. Do you still not get it?
The pressure of it all is getting to be too much.
If only this were heartfelt. But it is just you posing again.
457. suze watcherApril 21st, 2007 at 12:37 pm
If you’re going to be in the mortgage fraud bizness you need Jamba Juice running through your veins. Everybody knows you are going to be rich, so buck up little buckaroo, you’ll make it through. Prison food will probably help you pack on a few, so things are looking up.
458. Nigels Guest BloggerApril 21st, 2007 at 1:05 pm
459. Honestly WonderingApril 21st, 2007 at 1:36 pm
Noticed that you just moderated 100+ non-instant posts. Aren’t you, like, cleaning a pool today or something like that?
Done already?
460. PimpMyGalinaApril 21st, 2007 at 1:42 pm
Just a bit of disclosure for everyone. Watch out with deals with those Foreclosure Avoiders team. Apparently they’ve already got a bit of a reputation:
461. Durtee Penni aka GApril 21st, 2007 at 2:00 pm
Wow guys, that story over at is really sad.
I’m glad my man Casey didn’t get involved with that dude.
Remember, my Dancing Monkey Trampoline Beg-a-Thon begins in less than 7 hours.
To honor all those victims of Foreclosure Avoiders, I will be wearing a Cheerleading Outfit with no Panties. Yulia will be in a pleather outfit dousing me with body spray.
Bring your $10.
462. miltons-ghostApril 21st, 2007 at 2:10 pm
@273 …
I doubt Casey’s family is telling him “I must take massive action” (see @252 Casey). “take massive action” is an Anthony Robbins and get-rich-quick catchphrase.
They’re probably saying “get a job” like everybody else. I wonder why it’s taking Casey so long to get the message. Even in comment @200 Casey says:
It will have to either be a job or a FOCUSED effort towards one of my ventures.
It seems he still hasn’t realised that his ventures provide no opportunity, and there’s no “either or” about it. It will have to be a job.
463. miltons-ghostApril 21st, 2007 at 2:43 pm
Hmm, looks like the comment numbers have changed (re my previous comment). Never mind, it’s all good!
464. thinkerApril 21st, 2007 at 2:50 pm
Casey, what ventures are you talking about?
Get a job please.Don’t argue with us about the job you have.It obviously doesn’t pay enough, so get another job then.
You can’t focus on your venture when you are “starving” the ones you love.
When will you grow up?
465. thirty-nine-dollarsApril 21st, 2007 at 3:08 pm
Can you refer me to the catalog that your ordered your sweet wife from? I will pay you a winwin referral fee for a plump a** like hers.
466. Ontario ObserverApril 21st, 2007 at 3:31 pm
YES, good catch Miltys Ghost.
“TAKE MASSIVE ACTION” is indeed an Anthony Robbins catchphrase from Unleash The Power Within.
And to think I drove across Canada listening to his audio cassettes…
Ugh the memories…
467. Honestly WonderingApril 21st, 2007 at 3:45 pm
So Casey, is it safe to say that you didn’t clean the pool today?
Here’s an interesting story passed along by Jim Kunstler a few weeks back. Sound familiar?

How to Lose $230K in Niskayuna Real Estate in 6 Months
In 2005, the house next door sat on the market for eight months because of the failure of the lazy blow-hard owner [a local TV newscaster] to do any maintenance for 6 years on a previously pristine property. Basically, the house was overpriced and under-maintained to put it mildly. Nevertheless, in Oct 2005 the house was, incredibly, bought for the full asking price of $315K with a no-money down “liar’s loan” by a young woman who seemed on the surface to be financially well off as judged by the $50,000 SUV that she was driving. Five days later, she put the house back on the market for $365K in an attempt to flip the house for a quick $50,000 profit.
When the house failed to sell immediately (our housing market coincidentally topped out in October 2005 when she bought), she temporarily rented the house over the winter of 2005-2006. The renters were a couple of young dudes with fancy cars and no apparent jobs or means of support, one of whom was her sometime boyfriend. You can make a good guess at their off-the-books occupations. She kicked them out in the early spring of 2006 when real estate agents complained about them making the house hard to sell because they were living on mattresses sprawled around the floors and were there all of the time.
A few months later in the late spring of 2006, the For-Sale sign disappeared from the lawn. Presumably, foreclosure proceedings by the bank making the loan for the house purchase had gone far enough that the “owner” could no longer legally sell the house. My guess is that she never made a single mortgage payment to the bank or tax payment to the town. She was the nominal owner for just 6 months and it would take at least 6 months of no payments before a successful foreclosure could be accomplished. At this point, she held a huge party at the house with an open swimming pool for all of her friends. Then she apparently just walked away and abandoned the house.
Fast forward to one year later and the house is now for sale for only $85K.
Before you put in your bids, here is the rest of the story. The house remained abandoned. No attempt was made to sell it. No one bothered to turn on the furnace for this winter. Everything was OK until this February because of the unusually warm weather up until then. In February, the cold weather came and the pipes and toilets in the house froze and split and the house was flooded continuously by running water for days. It took some time before neighbors noticed the problem from the outside–large icefalls coming out of each window. The flooding had filled all of the internal downstair wall cavities which in turn leaked out from around the windows and formed the external icefalls. All of the downstairs hard wood floors were continuously covered with an inch of water. Nobody, including the Town of Niskayuna, knew who owned the house or whom to contact to get inside. The house was either in legal limbo or owned in the form of derivative tranches by various disembodied legal entities.
A neighbor retrieving his runaway dog from the side of the house was the first to notice that something was wrong and called the town. The town came and turned off the water in the street. Unfortunately, no one ever showed up to turn off the main water valve in the basement of the house, drain the pipes, turn the furnace on, clear the fallen wet soggy fallen ceilings or to mop up the inside. To add to this mess, the town street valve was defective and water continued to leak into the house for another 8 weeks. The wooden downstairs floors are now buckled and the drywall ceiling in the kitchen has collapsed. What is going on inside of the walls and in the cellar is unknown. All of this mess has been cooking in the spring sun for the last 4 weeks.
As a final irony, in the middle of this mess, an expensive black grand piano sits in the middle of the otherwise empty living room. It was abandoned for unknown reasons by the original owner [the TV newscaster] when he moved. I never heard it played once and it always had the keyboard taped shut with duct tape. At a minimum, all of the iron piano wires and cast iron frame must be rusted. In addition, the pin block and sounding board have probably swollen and split. So add the price of a grand piano to the total.
At long last, the owner, rumored to be SunTrust Bank, sent someone out yesterday. He was just what the house needed, another real estate agent! The house has a swimming pool but it has not been maintained for a number of years and looks it.
Since house lots are selling for about $100K around here and houses can be torn down for about $15K, the asking price of $85K represents just the value of the building lot.
This is probably a microcosm of things going on elsewhere in the housing market because of irresponsible lending policies by banks and irresponsible behavior by borrowers and speculators using seemingly “free” money.

So how’s the pool coming along, Casey?
468. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 3:46 pm
@ whoever asked about the pool’s pre-Casey condition
Casey said he bought the house from someone going through a foreclosure that had let the pool go to hell. Casey spent a good amount of money (so he says) on fixing up the pool, and the clean pool photo is from after that was completed. He then later stopped maintaining all of his properties and let the pool return to it’s natural repugnant state.
@ where is your family?
I think he’s pretty well burned those bridges by now. He owes Galina’s parents $2000 and his parents an unspecified amount. He’s three months behind on the rent he owes Yulia (Galina’s sister). This is from April, and it sounds like he’s already worn out his welcome:
“Also I didn’t want to bother friends and family last minute. We have been moving a lot lately too - on overage once every six months for the past three years! I feel like friends and family may do it out of obligation with resentment. I sure don’t always enjoy helping people move. I have thought of writing an article about it.” Earth Mission 4/22/06
469. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 3:57 pm
@ Durtee PenniTechnically to call it a “Nigel”, you would have to not only shave it, but also pierce it with a collectible Olympic diving pin and it would have to win some type of award. (3rd place or lower)
The bounce-a-thon is sounding hotter and hotter though.
470. Lost CauseApril 21st, 2007 at 4:21 pm
@ 441 Hopefully Casey called ahead to reserve a gasoline powered trash pump (and hoses).
Don’t you need a credit card to rent a pump?
PS — If Casey gets the pool cleaned today, plus with the instant comments from yesterday — together with just three more days like that — he will have achieved what most people call one week of working for a living!
471. dcguyApril 21st, 2007 at 4:31 pm
Douglas Jemal, President of Douglas Development Corporation (DDC), and Blake Esherick, senior DDC official, found guilty by jury after 7-week trial
Washington, D.C. - The President of Douglas Development Corporation (DDC), Douglas Jemal, and a senior DDC official, Blake Esherick, 43, have been found guilty by a federal jury of wire fraud following a seven-week trial, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor, Joseph Persichini, Jr., Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Inspector General for the District of Columbia Charles J. Willoughby, and Francis L. Turner, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, announced today. Esherick was also found guilty of two counts of tax evasion.
The two defendants were found guilty of the charges yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The statutory penalty for wire fraud is 20 years in prison. The statutory penalty for the two counts of tax evasion is 5 years on each count. The Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina will sentence both defendants. Esherick is scheduled to be sentenced on March 15, 2007. Jemal is scheduled to be sentenced on April 16, 2007.
The wire fraud count involved a scheme that included sending false documents to a lender to obtain over $430,000 in the form of a construction loan “draw.” The evidence at trial revealed that the defendants created a false invoice misrepresenting that a company called “MTD Real Estate Services” was entitled to these funds. As part of the scheme, the defendants opened up a bank account at Adams National Bank in the name of “MTD” on which Douglas Jemal was the sole signor. When the lender, Morgan Stanley, demanded a “lien release” before paying the invoice, the defendants prevailed upon a personal friend of Douglas Jemal, a personal trainer/kick-boxer, to sign the lien release. This individual testified he had no idea what he was signing, why his signature was being sought, or the purpose of the document he was signing. This lien release was submitted to Morgan Stanley. As a result of the false invoice and lien release, Morgan Stanley wired $430,000 into the MTD Adams Bank account on December 12, 2002. Of that amount, $400,000 was wired out the next day, where it was used by Douglas Jemal and his son to purchase a building. There were no other significant transactions associated with the MTD account for the duration of the MTD account.
Snowflake better learn about this guys lawyer
472. Flailing ForwardApril 21st, 2007 at 4:32 pm
Hey Casey,I think the instant commenting thing is really going to pay off for you as far as traffic is concerned. I just checked your stats and Friday was the most traffic you got all week. Next week when everybody finds out about the instant commenting, I bet your hits go up quite a bit. Especially if you leave things this unmoderated. Of course, you’re losing quite a bit of control over what gets shown to noobs, but considering how much time you’re saving on moderating it’s got to be worth it. And you’re probably looking at two weeks of everyone being jackasses before things settle down. But all you have to do now is post.
The only thing bad about it is that the non-instant commenters get buried by the instant comments. Maybe a better approach would be to make some word filters and have open comments. No one has really been all that much more obnoxious than usual today. (except towards Nigel, and who cares, he stabbed you in the back)
473. KathleenApril 21st, 2007 at 4:58 pm
I am hoping that when you get home tonight you will have a hot shower and a good filling meal and then get on here and post a picture of you cleaning the pool out today.
I hope you were able to get it done. It wouldn’t be financially wise if you somehow decided you had to spend the night and stay in a hotel. Then you would of course be adding in the cost of room service for your midnight snack, and breakfast in the morning.
Please say you got up early this morning and set out to accomplish something in Modesto.
We will be so happy for you if you succeeded. Then you will know what success feels like!
474. somedudeApril 21st, 2007 at 5:06 pm
We are all here at the finish line, eagerly scanning the horizon for your return to the blog tonight with tales of l-a-b-o-r.
I feel like a mom waiting for her wittle boy to return on the bus from summer camp… will he be excited? Tired? Were the others kind to him? Did he learn anything? Has he grown a bit? Will he be sunburned? Thirsty? Any scrapes or boo-boos needing to be fixed up…?
Oh, Casey, we fret so much over you, on this, your first day of possibly taking some responsibility and accountability.
Please bring on the photos and the blogging of the pool cleaning extravaganza…!!!
And failing that, I guess just let the webcam G&Y bounce-fest begin; I got my own ten sweaty slightly wrinkled singles right here…
You always knew it would come to this, didn’t you?
Didn’t you?
Sure you did.
475. somedudeApril 21st, 2007 at 5:09 pm
Kathleen: Great minds must think alike — as soon as mine got posted, there yours was on top.
See, Casey: We *all* want to hear that for once you finally were able to do what you set out to do.
Of course, we want to see evidence of it, too.
476. James Harvey MarksApril 21st, 2007 at 5:19 pm
Kansas City BBQ is really crap. Face it. It’s a rat boiled in cat vomit and covered with Ragu sauce. Only an inbred Cletus from KC would eat that utter crap.
BTW pulled pork tastes like stewed rat and Texas BBQ is broiled q***** from Austin.
477. CHEFApril 21st, 2007 at 5:28 pm