The BIGGEST Lesson I Learned from the 2008 Market Crash

When the 2008 crash hit, I owned several businesses with many employees and a great deal of overhead. At some point, I started journaling lessons I was learning from the market crash. My hope was to learn from everything so I wouldn’t make the same business and investing mistakes again. In other words, I didn’t…

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Time Trader

I got this email a few days ago: “Shouldn’t you be teaching people how to increase their i-n-c-o-m-e instead of writing about cashflow all of the time?” Well, I don’t write about increasing your i-n-c-o-m-e because I’m not a time trader. I’m not interested in trading time for dolla billz. I-n-c-o-m-e usually flows from your…

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How to Double Your Income Without Working More Hours

While discussing real estate with a highly paid urologist, he happened to say…“Yeah, but I’m still a laborer.” This urologist is doing very well financially. He has a large beautiful home in a wealthy neighborhood. He has high-end cars, expensive clothes and a membership at one of the best country clubs in the area. His…

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How to Maximize Fat Loss

Back when I used to own a gym, I read everything about exercise and fat loss that I could get my hands on. I did this for several reasons:  1. I was interested in these topics personally. (There’s a lesson here for you)  2. I wanted to help the members of my gym burn as…

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How to Use Rent to Own Programs Inside Your Retirement Account

Below I’ve included a sketch (by Joe Mercadante) of my real estate investment plan from before the 2008 real estate market crash. The plan was to buy three single-family homes and offer each home on a two-year rent-to-own program. When the tenant bought out the home, the proceeds were to be used as a down…

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