The “Toll Position”

Back when I had a “great job” working in the audit department of a large public accounting firm, one of my clients was located in Youngstown, Ohio. This client’s year-end was March 31st for accounting purposes. This meant that I had to spend every April, May and June in Youngstown to perform the annual audit…

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The Position of F-You

A friend sent me this video three years ago: (Warning this short scene includes adult language. If you’re easily offended, skip this post.) This scene is from The Gambler. I actually shared this video in this previous post back in 2015. This one scene from the movie has had a major impact on my life.…

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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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Money Master (How to win the game)

This screen shot is from the book, “Why The Rich Are Getting Richer”, by Robert Kiyosaki. According to Kiyosaki, the people who have mastered money live in the “I quadrant.” For those who haven’t read any of his books (what are you waiting for??), the “I quadrant” is the quadrant for investors. Investors live off…

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