How To Live a Warrior’s Life

In “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield, you’ll find this: “It is one thing to study war and another to live the warrior’s life.” This is a quote from Telamon of Arcadia and it can obviously be applied to areas outside of war. It is one thing to study business and another to live…

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How Your Children Can Hack College

I’ve written a lot about how to use real estate to pay for college. (A book and several blog posts) Well, in this post I’m going to share a few ideas from a great book titled, “HACKiversity – The Secrets to Achieving More by Doing Less in College.” The book was written by Kyle Winey. …

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How The Vanderbilt Family Blew the World’s Largest Fortune

When Cornelius Vanderbilt (the Commodore) passed away in 1877, he left the majority of his fortune valued at $95,000,000 to his oldest son. In today’s dollars, this fortune would be worth around $2.1 billion. He left smaller amounts to all of his other children. This particular son, who received the majority of his fortune, actually…

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What We Can Learn From One Of The Best Real Estate Investors in the World

If you’re in real estate, I’m hoping you’ve heard of Sam Zell. His net worth is estimated to be over $5 billion and he built a significant portion of this wealth as a real estate investor. There is a lot we can learn from studying him! Zell actually got his start in college. He offered…

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How to Never Lose Money

Warren Buffett has two rules for investing: 1. Never lose money. 2. Never forget rule #1. When I first read these two rules years ago, I don’t believe I honestly understood the magnitude of the simple lesson. My surface level understanding was to make smart investments where I had a reasonable likelihood of success over…

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