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The Two Types of Financial Optimism

The Two Types of Financial Optimism

I’ve frequently written about how savers are losers. And it’s true. In an economy that runs on debt and thrives on inflation, there is nothing more financially dangerous than thinking your savings will provide a secure financial future. Well, almost nothing. The optimism bias A new report issued by bankrate.com reveals something even more financially...
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Why Cheap People Will Never Get Rich

Why Cheap People Will Never Get Rich

The other day a friend of mine approached me excitedly, saying, “I found the house of my dreams. It’s in foreclosure and the bank will sell it to me for a great price.” “How good is the price?” I asked. “Just before the real estate market crashed, the seller was asking $780,000 for the...
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Six Basic Rules of Investing

Six Basic Rules of Investing

One of the things I love most about my work is seeing people move from the left side of the CashFlow Quadrant to the right side of the quadrant. The process of moving from being an employee or self-employed to a business owner or sophisticated investor is a bit like that of a caterpillar...
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6 Reasons Why Money Doesn’t Make You Rich

6 Reasons Why Money Doesn’t Make You Rich

If you made $108 million dollars, would all your money problems be solved? If you answered yes to this question, there’s a chance you don’t understand that having more money doesn’t solve your money problems.  It just brings new ones. Take for instance the story of Antoine Walker. In 1996, he was drafted by...
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Why Professional Stock Traders are Terrified

Why Professional Stock Traders are Terrified

According to the VIX index — which is known as the “Fear Gauge” — investors are feeling calmer about the stock market than they have in 25 years. This “Fear Gauge” is at it’s lowest since 1993. And professional traders are scared out of their mind. Why would that be? Read the rest of...
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Retiring on $1 Million is Not Enough

Retiring on $1 Million is Not Enough

When it comes to getting rich, so-called experts are full of advice on how to save your way there.  There’s no shortage of articles about couples who saved their way to $1 million or “expert” tips on how to save more money. And these articles are true.  You can save more money following their...
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Decide If You Want to Be Secure, Comfortable, or Rich

Decide If You Want to Be Secure, Comfortable, or Rich

Before you can become rich, you must decide whether you want to be secure, comfortable, or rich.  These are called core values, or the reasons you want to invest. The first reason most people invest is because they want to feel more secure.  That’s why Social Security or a retirement plan is very popular...
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The Four Profit Centers That Make Real Estate The Most Powerful Investment

The Four Profit Centers That Make Real Estate The Most Powerful Investment

You’ll often hear people say that they don’t like real estate because if you look at the long-term returns of the stock market, it seems to have a better return over the long-term. Of course, when they say this, they are leaving a few key things out. Read the rest of The Four Profit...
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