How to Use Real Estate to Pay for Your Child’s College Education – Special Report

Two days ago, I attended a financial aid meeting at my daughter’s high school. This fall will be our first go around with this entire process, so I figured I should start understanding what’s required and when. It was actually a great meeting and the person giving the presentation stayed after answering dozens of questions.…

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The Most Successful Man from a 50+ Year Harvard Study

During this past Thanksgiving holiday, I read the book, “Triumphs of Experience” by George Vailliant. This book summarizes findings from the most comprehensive study of success and happiness ever performed. The study is known as the “Harvard Study of Adult Development.” This study analyzed 268 Harvard sophomores and 456 inner-city Boston school boys for over…

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11 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

I just heard a news broadcast indicating that half of the people surveyed listed “getting a new job” as one of their resolutions for the new year. Oddly enough, these same people had this same resolution last year, too. After hearing this story, I thought I would post one of my favorite articles about having…

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A $2,500 Investment Property? … And a lesson learned on return on investment

A few weeks ago, I purchased this smaller two bedroom mobile home for $2,500: The price was low because this home is over 30 years old and needs cosmetic updating throughout. My plan was to sell this home with owner financing. I was pondering two ideas with this home: 1. Sell the home “as-is” for…

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You’ve Got to Walk a Different Path

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from reading hundreds of investing books is… If you do what everyone else does, you’re going to get the results everyone else gets. I realize this isn’t any “secret” lesson, but it is extremely important nonetheless. If someone invests in mutual funds, the best they’ll do is get…

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