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Jay Lickus was born in 1956 in the harmonious and affable Marquette Park neighborhood on the South side of Chicago. He attended 12 years of Catholic school and graduated from the University of Illinois. He began his professional career as a paperboy (didn't we all) and matured quickly working his way though numerous menial jobs -- factory worker, kitchen helper, pizza maker (not a bad gig), shipping and receiving clerk and go figure, a house painter. During college he started his own painting and contracting company. In the late '80s he moved to Los Angeles to begin a sales career in the paint and coatings industry. In 2012, after 10 years as a top notch sales representative and another decade or so as a blue chip Sales Manager, he was unceremoniously kicked to the curb like an unwanted old piece of furniture (I humorously embellish for effect) only to begin his new path to a better and more satisfying life. He currently resides in Surprise, Arizona with his soulmate, Darla. He has four wonderful kids and seven glorious grandchildren scattered across the U.S.. As of today, he is one very happy man.
He created the Survive55 Blog to help folks in their 50's better to enjoy life; be physically, mentally and financially healthier; be up to date on news and global information that affects them and discover new and exciting opportunities in their lives.