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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John Jacob Astor’s Perpetual Money Machine & The Magic of “Self-Financing” Investments

In 2008, I read this biography on John Jacob Astor. I went on to write the following article included below about what I learned from Astor in a newsletter to all of my clients. Little did I know at the time one of the ideas I learned in this book would stay with me. The…

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Rebel Without A Crew

Robert Rodriquez is a filmmaker who has wrote and produced many movies including Spy Kids, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, and more. He began making short movies as a kid for fun and ended up turning his passion into his life’s work.  My interest in Rodriquez initially came because my daughter is a beginning filmmaker…

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How You Can Live Like Andrew Carnegie Lived

This week I’ve been digging through some old newsletters I wrote when I owned my real estate brokerage. Each month, I published an extensive newsletter highlighting investments I was making, lessons I had learned, and insights from books I read. I’ve actually been kicking around the idea of starting a similar newsletter now. I came…

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