A Portfolio of Properties?

When I talk with new clients I typically will try to understand what their goals are with regards to their investments. Some aren’t concerned with current income and are focused more on long-term appreciation. Others aren’t worried too much about long-term appreciation and are focused more on maximizing current income. Depending on the client’s goals,…
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Needing Money

“It vexes me greatly that you should have found me in need, and… that having to earn my living has forced me to interrupt my work and to attend to lesser matters instead of following up the work which your Lordship entrusted me.” ┬áLeonardo Da Vinci I’m reading “Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius”…
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How This 30 Year Old Setup an $8,000 Annual Raise for Life

At the end of 2014, I received an email from someone who had stumbled across this website. He asked if we could meet because he was thinking of buying his first rental property. We ended up meeting for coffee at Panera and I was really impressed by him. He was in his 30s and it…
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The financial benefit to building pipelines

Building pipelines.

Am I hauling buckets, or am I building pipelines? Many years ago, I remember reading a story about a small village in Robert Kiyosaki’s book, “The Cashflow Quadrant.” In the story, the small village didn’t have water so they hired two different people to bring clean water into the village on a consistent basis. The…
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This “Real” Investment Provides $9,240 of Income

From time-to-time, I like to share real investments and their actual returns. I find this to be helpful because many investing examples are hypothetical and it is hard to “see” actual results. So in this article, I’m going to share an actual investment one of my clients recently made and the actual numbers. Hopefully, this…
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Flip or Rent?

You wouldn’t believe the battle I have with clients over flipping homes vs. renting homes. Everyone wants to buy homes to fix up and resell. Nobody wants to buy a home and hold it as a long-term rental property. The real underlying decision someone considering these two options really becomes: Do I want to become…
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Triple Compounding

On this site, I often highlight the magic of compound interest. Compounding occurs when your money makes more money for you. Your money goes to work to bring back more money for you and your family. Well, once you truly grasp the magical power of compounding, you’ll probably start to look for ways to maximize…
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