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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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Where to Start with a Fixer-Upper

Where to Start with a Fixer-Upper

When you buy a fixer-upper, you know that there will be hours of work ahead. But it can be hard to know where to start. Not everyone is born a Joanna Gaines — the design mastermind behind HGTV’s Fixer Upper — but that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a dilapidated dwelling. Here’s a handy...
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3 Business Structure Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make

3 Business Structure Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make

Let’s start with: Why have an LLC? There are mainly two reasons why you want any kind of business structure: Pay less tax, and protect your assets. Before you jump into creating your LLCs for your real estate holdings, there are a few things to consider.  Do NOT make these three mistakes. Read the...
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17 Things Very Successful People Never Stop Doing

17 Things Very Successful People Never Stop Doing

Think about the most successful people you know.  Here are 17 things I’ll bet they’re constantly doing. Think of the most successful person you know.  Maybe we’re talking about a work colleague or a mentor.  Maybe this is someone you knew growing up or in school — and you can’t believe how much he...
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The Greatest Real Estate Advantage

The Greatest Real Estate Advantage

Ignoring the fact that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investments are either over-valued or providing negative real returns, real estate has almost always been the best use of capital specifically because of your ability to leverage your investment. If used properly, leverage will significantly enhance your return on investment.  This is easy to...
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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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How to Choose the Best Market for Your Real Estate Investment

How to Choose the Best Market for Your Real Estate Investment

Successful real estate investing relies on several factors, but as the old adage goes, “location, location, location” is top of the list.  But “location” is a broad term, and evaluating the right place to invest your dollars in real estate means identifying the right market in both the macro and micro senses. Read the...
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You May Be A More Important Real Estate Investor Than You Think

You May Be A More Important Real Estate Investor Than You Think

Small is Big! If you own one investment property you are a significant investor and contributor to the American economy.  The engaged (as opposed to “aspiring,”) real estate investor population is estimated to be at 11.1 million individuals and companies.  Together this tier of investors owns $3.1 trillion in single-family residential (SFR) asset value representing...
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Personality Types and Real Estate Investing

Personality Types and Real Estate Investing

A few years ago, I was chatting about financial freedom with a close friend.  My friend was very interested in becoming financially independent, and really wanted to discuss how she could increase her wealth. However, when I shared my journey to financial independence, she had a lot of reservations. Read the rest of Personality...
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