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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Moving Great Stock Market Investing Ideas to Real Estate?

In this previous post, I shared how I had considered focusing my investing efforts into dividend stocks because of how they automatically compound over time. I ultimately decided not to focus on dividend stocks for several reasons. However, I did borrow a few important ideas from studying dividend stocks and have used these ideas with…

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Why I Decided Not to Invest into Dividend Stocks

In the middle of the BIG crash I became very frustrated with real estate, as I watched the values of my properties evaporate. I got so frustrated that I began looking for investment opportunities outside of real estate. This search led  me to dividend stocks. I read several books, blogs, and subscribed to several newsletters.…

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