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KYLE JONES
We’ve all seen one or more variations of the stages of wealth and how to attain the highest level from one or more financial websites, pundits, or gurus. Most of these lists have “Financial Abundance” at the top. Joshua Sheats, the host of the popular finance podcast Radical Personal Finance, describes seven stages of wealth with Financial...
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What is a black swan? ​​In the world of finance, a black swan is an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe consequences. The 2008 Financial Crisis is the most recent black swan event. Black swans wreak the most havoc and devastation when people least expect it. If...
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Why commercial real estate (CRE)? Why not CRE? I will eliminate all investor excuses for not investing in CRE by laying out all the benefits they could be missing out on by not investing in CRE: Multiple Streams of Income. With stocks, you have one hope of making money – appreciation. You rely on your...
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In his book, Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite, author Paul Arden touts the value of acting against our impulses and instincts. Acting on instincts and doing what’s safe is what everyone does. If you always do what’s safe, you will always be average. Arden proposes that if you want to set yourself apart from the...
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For our parents and grandparents, retiring early from their jobs usually only happened by force and not by choice, either because of disability or an early buyout. These types of early retirements are never ideal because it doesn’t mean you’re prepared financially; it just means you no longer have a job to go to. For...
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Investing In Trends And Not Fads Why do people invest in fads… Because they’re exciting, sexy, and everyone’s talking about them. Psychology has a lot to do with investor fervor for the latest fads. This is nowhere more apparent than in tech, where the latest product can find life – albeit for a short time –...
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The Investment Showdown In the ongoing debate between stocks and real estate, the ultimate question shouldn’t be which one is better. It should be which is better for you. ​​Stocks aren’t for everyone, just as real estate isn’t for everyone, but to help you differentiate between the two and to help you make up your mind,...
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In the age of social media, everyone wants to be seen, and everyone wants you to buy into the illusion of their lives. Of course, we know nobody’s life is perfect, but you wouldn’t know that from social media. Everyone’s driving nice cars, watching concerts of the most popular singers from the front row, living...
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If you’re interested in allocating commercial real estate (CRE) to your portfolio, you have options. You have public options such as REITs and real estate stocks. I want to concentrate on private options because I believe private market options offer the best returns without market volatility. In the private sector, I specifically want to focus...
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The secret to getting wealthy in the modern world is that you can’t rely on conventional norms, and you can’t save your way to financial security. The key to getting wealthy is learning how to invest – invest the right way – because the reality is what everyone else is doing is not going to...
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