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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How to Get 40%+ Off the Cost of College <-- (Download this Book)

As you probably know from other posts, I have a daughter headed to college next year. I’ve written about our plan to use real estate to pay for college previously. You track a few of these posts down here and here. I’ve been studying the cost of college, the student loan crises, and different strategies…

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How to Turn $50,000 into $900,000,000

I have my nose buried in another biography detailing the life of Shelby Cullum Davis, who turned $50,000 into $900,000,000. To build this fortune, Davis invested in a specific industry within the stock market. He referred to the stocks he invested in as “compounding machines.” Yes, another post about compounding. In the introduction to the…

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