1. I prefer to let workmen totally complete a job before paying the full amount. Much bargaining power is lost if paying upfront or prematurely. Even with good workers something can be overlooked. Don’t assume, inspect.
2. Is he marriage material?: Q – if he is not able to stay out of debt being single, how could he support a wife and children?
3. Meet one’s friends, see what he loves.
4. Sharp people don’t repeat their mistakes. Even better, watch. Let other people make the mistakes. Learn from them. It’s much less painful.
5. Drink upstream from the herd. – unknown. Be inner directed not outer directed – jerked around by other’s agendas and peer pressure.