Gary Lee Kieffner, Jr., MBA, CFP

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

School's Out!
Finally!  I am done with my MBA and the boys are out for the summer. Zach has already stated that he is bored and I am starting to do the research on doctoral programs.  Finance, economics, financial planning and strategic planning are all areas of interest.  It's also MS election and campaigning season. 2 months and counting. The same for school and the boys.

It's gonna be a busy summer.  Coaching two basketball teams at the Olive Branch YMCA and finishing up all the rained out baseball games from April and May.  I may be ready for school to start next week! lol
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Dang! Has it been that long?
It seems it's been some time since I posted anything, but hopefully that will change.  I am getting ready to start some new endeavors that I hope will be "post" worthy and that will peek some interest that you may have. As I am finishing up my MBA at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, I have come up with lots of ideas for both politics, financial planning and businesses.  Can't wait to start working on some of these ideas and sharing them online.  We'll talk soon! -Gary
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Friday, August 14, 2009

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I just wanted to thank everyone who helped with the petition and those who spoke the other night at the hearing, as well as encourage you all to remain "plugged in" and involved with our community.  The road closing would have been a great thing but it failing the vote, for various reasons we can discuss some other time, is not the end of what we must me working for going forward.  And that is the future of our community and how that growth should look.  I have talked with our alderman, Pat Hamilton, who ran on platform of improving our community through beautification, and she wants to help us.  That said, as I am sure you noticed the other night, that is a tough job with the other board members and the mayor. I plan on getting email and contact information from those who didnt happen to be home when we went around with the petition so that we can communicate about the various issues we face.
Here is a great quote I came across the other day while reading an investment research report:
"not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced" James Baldwin
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

7 Days

The election is in 7 days and I am ready for it to get here.  It's been really amazing how many folks are really fed up with government.  Both locally and nationally, people are tired of bailouts, corruption, tax cheats, TARP and especially politicians with ethics violations.  We are all really tired of  empty words and fruitless candidates.  It seems that our country and our community are  like Israel wonderring the wilderness.  Six months ago we voted in the largest election in our history. Massive turnouts across our country.  In Olive Branch over 14,000 people voted. 15 years ago Olive Branch barely had 14,000 people total!  And only 4 years ago, barely 3,000 people voted in the city elections.  There is one reason why we don't see change at the local level and we see it every morning when we look in the mirror.  It's  me and you. 

My campaign is based on the fact that we need to "step up" to the plate.  The average age in Olive branch is just over 30.  We have schools that are busting at the seems yet we have an infrastructure that is being built around a plan from 1993 when there were more cows in Olive Branch than kids playing soccer.  A year ago we had homes that would sell at $120/sqft.  Today there are signs along Goodman and Hwy 305 advertising $50/sqft.  That's not the future I want to see for my kids nor my home value.  It's a tough economy and we need active leadership, not career and passive politicians.  It still amazes me that after researching the Olive Branch hospital issue that not one of our alderman... well, let me promise you this: as Alderman At-Large and Olive Branch's only city-wide alderman, I will got to Jackson or anywhere else need be to help get us that hospital we deserve. We need a plan to build and grow our community and in todays economy the hospital project would provide a much needed "shot in the arm".

So as my campaign is moves forward, I need your help!  If you know anyone in the Olive Branch area, please remind them to vote next Tuesday, May 5th. 
I hope to see y'all soon!

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