Comments on: Florida 14-Year-Old Buys Distressed Home http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/ The latest Business news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:40:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: marianne723 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1613642 marianne723 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 09:45:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1613642 Can't believe that dump was a $100,000 house. Can’t believe that dump was a $100,000 house.

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By: Lori http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1597852 Lori Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:49:07 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1597852 Young lady, you are not bad in math. You are far from it. The principles of investing are based in math. At this point in your life, you could teach a course in practical math. You are a genius. Young lady, you are not bad in math. You are far from it. The principles of investing are based in math. At this point in your life, you could teach a course in practical math. You are a genius.

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By: jt http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1585402 jt Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:00:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1585402 wow, some real hate here, she is not the 1%, and if your kid wants to look for things to sell and go through the time it takes to do that more power to them Also.. yes, she didn't technically buy the home all by herself, for one, its not legal and two, she didn't have all the money. She can't get a loan, she has to get money from somewhere so her parents fronted it, she'll just have to really make more money selling stuff again. Don't spend so much time on the details and look at the big picture, a kid getting off her butt and making it happen. Not looking at $6k to buy a car and go to the movies with, a kid that is trying to use the money to make more money. Since when is that wrong? That is what is wrong with this country, the day that we look at people with ambition to make money is the day our country really collapses, by looking at these posts, it looks like we aren't too far off. There is nothing wrong with trying to make money, its what made us such a powerful economy. You only have so much drive by getting a pat on the back, greenbacks make people work hard, and this girl is not sitting around waiting for mom and dad to give her an allowance. Good for her. Too bad there aren't more people like her, and I'm not talking about kids, I'm talking about adults. wow, some real hate here, she is not the 1%, and if your kid wants to look for things to sell and go through the time it takes to do that more power to them

Also.. yes, she didn’t technically buy the home all by herself, for one, its not legal and two, she didn’t have all the money. She can’t get a loan, she has to get money from somewhere so her parents fronted it, she’ll just have to really make more money selling stuff again.

Don’t spend so much time on the details and look at the big picture, a kid getting off her butt and making it happen. Not looking at $6k to buy a car and go to the movies with, a kid that is trying to use the money to make more money.

Since when is that wrong? That is what is wrong with this country, the day that we look at people with ambition to make money is the day our country really collapses, by looking at these posts, it looks like we aren’t too far off. There is nothing wrong with trying to make money, its what made us such a powerful economy. You only have so much drive by getting a pat on the back, greenbacks make people work hard, and this girl is not sitting around waiting for mom and dad to give her an allowance.

Good for her. Too bad there aren’t more people like her, and I’m not talking about kids, I’m talking about adults.

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By: Dan Lewis http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1556992 Dan Lewis Sat, 17 Mar 2012 23:55:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1556992 Good to know that the children of the top ten percent can still become richer in this country. How inspiring. Good to know that the children of the top ten percent can still become richer in this country. How inspiring.

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By: Tax Evasion http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1536772 Tax Evasion Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:04:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1536772 I hope she has been paying income taxes on the sales she made! If I had to report my earnings designing posters for community events she should too! I hope she has been paying income taxes on the sales she made! If I had to report my earnings designing posters for community events she should too!

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By: Radical http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1522892 Radical Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:45:40 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1522892 To all you naysayers: So What!! Stop with the criticism and give this smart kid the praise she deserves, and give her parents the praise they deserve for supporting her ideas and helping her. To all you naysayers: So What!! Stop with the criticism and give this smart kid the praise she deserves, and give her parents the praise they deserve for supporting her ideas and helping her.

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By: Shelley http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1514102 Shelley Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:05:36 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1514102 Very misleading headline. Willow did NOT buy a house. She invested 1/2 the cost and her mother bought the house. HUGE difference. Very misleading headline.
Willow did NOT buy a house. She invested 1/2 the cost and her mother bought the house.
HUGE difference.

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By: NoFlyZone2 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1514012 NoFlyZone2 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:36:42 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1514012 A fourteen year old person does not reach the age of majority to enter into a blinding legal contractual agreement. How did she buy a home? A fourteen year old person does not reach the age of majority to enter into a blinding legal contractual agreement. How did she buy a home?

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By: Sherri http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1506152 Sherri Tue, 13 Mar 2012 05:52:26 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1506152 She's 14? This young lady will be a billionaire before she's 30 years old. Good for you, Willow. Your parents must be mighty proud of you! She’s 14? This young lady will be a billionaire before she’s 30 years old. Good for you, Willow. Your parents must be mighty proud of you!

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By: firebear http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/florida-14-year-old-buys-distressed-home/#comment-1505892 firebear Tue, 13 Mar 2012 05:04:45 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=67852#comment-1505892 Kudos to this young lady and her parents. It's sad that people don't believe that parents can teach their kids better than the government. Evidently public school is not doing an adequate job of teaching the realities of the world because to many believe you are ENTITLED to happiness rather than given the right to PURSUE happiness. I find it amazing that people believe a child can't act responsibly with their money, which may have been earned by doing chores (OMG-yes I said chores). Believe it or not folks, there are still RESPONSIBLE people in the world doing the right thing-who the 99%ers think should support their lazy, slothen, unmotivated selves. This little girl has an entrepreneurial spirit and those of you who can't appreciate it should shut up! ROCK ON WILLOW AND GOOD LUCK, MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!! Kudos to this young lady and her parents. It’s sad that people don’t believe that parents can teach their kids better than the government. Evidently public school is not doing an adequate job of teaching the realities of the world because to many believe you are ENTITLED to happiness rather than given the right to PURSUE happiness. I find it amazing that people believe a child can’t act responsibly with their money, which may have been earned by doing chores (OMG-yes I said chores). Believe it or not folks, there are still RESPONSIBLE people in the world doing the right thing-who the 99%ers think should support their lazy, slothen, unmotivated selves. This little girl has an entrepreneurial spirit and those of you who can’t appreciate it should shut up! ROCK ON WILLOW AND GOOD LUCK, MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!

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