By

KYLE JONES
The price painted on the car on the used car lot says $19,999. Perfect! With tax, title, and license, that puts me under my budget of $22,000. Where do I sign? Not so fast. When I get handed the Motor Vehicle Contract and go to sign, I’m shocked to find the price I originally thought...
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If you’ve never heard of a Double Irish Twist or Dutch Sandwich, you’d think we were talking about items on a menu at a European Cafe. In reality, those terms refer to tax schemes major US companies employ to avoid trillions of U.S. taxes on foreign income. It is estimated that U.S. multinationals were holding...
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In the investing world, there are two types of investors: active and passive. Successful investors can be found in both camps and here are some of the traits of what makes both types of investors successful: The Successful Active Investor They’re well-connected in their local market by fostering personal relationships to find and sniff out...
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The spread of COVID-19 in the United States has changed the economic and social landscape in ways few could have predicted. There have been over 30 million layoffs, unemployment has skyrocketed, and the GDP could be down more than 20% in the second quarter of 2020. “Social Distancing” has created a new quarantine economy: with many companies falling...
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Recent economic and social unrest have forced many investors to reassess their financial condition and portfolios. Unfortunately, Wall Street diversification hasn’t worked out as planned for many investors who have seen their portfolios wrecked by recent turmoil in the markets. The problem with Wall Street diversification is that diversifying across a variety of stocks in...
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In simplest terms, leverage means to use something to maximum advantage or for gain. The wealthy are wealthy because they have learned to use all of the resources at their disposal to maximum advantage and gain. Everything they do is for a purpose, and that purpose is to advance their financial position to achieve maximum wealth....
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Can you guess the age of the youngest person to enlisted during World War II? Hint. He wasn’t even a teenager. Calvin Leon Graham (born 1930) was the youngest U.S. serviceman to serve and fight during World War II. He was 12 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor....
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It’s time to change the path of your legacy. The Bible refers to a “generational curse” in Exodus 34:7, which says that God “visits the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” This verse is interpreted to serve as a warning that sin can...
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In the turbulence created by the Covid-19 pandemic, high-net-worth (“HNW”) investors are turning more and more to alternative assets that will grow and preserve their capital over Wall Street investments promising large returns. Furthermore, the types of investments that HNW’s are drawn to are rare finds on Wall Street. They are the ones with intrinsic...
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In today’s turbulent investing environment, we’re finding more and more investors valuing protecting their principal above all else. Why? Because of Loss Aversion. Loss aversion is the feeling of wanting to avoid a loss and doing everything that we can to reduce the chance of it happening. Loss aversion is particularly strong in the face...
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