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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The Torture Chamber

Many years ago, Robert Kiyosaki wrote a book titled “The Cashflow Quadrant.” This book changed my life and I’ve written about it numerous times over the years. In the book, he explained that there are four basic quadrants we can use to generate income. These four quadrants are: 1. E – As an employee 2.…

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UNSTARTABLE

In Tyler Cowen’s book titled “The Complacent Class,” I found this… “…I see complacency –  a general sense of satisfaction with the status quo – as an increasingly prominent phenomenon in American life. And I’ve coined the phrase the complacent class to describe the growing number of people in our society who accept, welcome, or…

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