By

KYLE JONES
We live in an age of influence, where charisma and charm trump ability or competence and where hype often clouds over flaws and red flags. ​​It’s a cult of more, where the measure of a person and the size of their bank accounts are a function of social media followers, subscribers, or likes. If you...
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Since Russia invaded Ukraine, there has been pain at the pump for Americans where gas prices have hit new records everywhere. We were told that the cutoff from Ukraine supply and now Russian sanctions were the cause of constrained supply and high gas prices. Common sense says that if we had our own steady supply...
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If you’ve ever vacationed overseas, you know that the most interesting spots to visit and the best places to eat aren’t the tourist traps where the masses go. The best spots are usually recommended by locals – off the beaten path and away from the crowds, but offering far more enjoyable experiences. These hidden treasures...
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We all get caught up in the system and often lose the forest for the trees – whether it pertains to our families, careers, health, social media, finances, news, and the list goes on and on. ​​A lot is occupying our minds, and there’s one key question we should all be asking ourselves but often...
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According to a recent survey of wealth advisors and commercial real estate professionals, accredited investors are expanding their allocations to commercial real estate (CRE), with the highest interest in multifamily at the top of the list, followed by industrial and self-storage close behind. In the same survey, the motivation behind the increasing interest in CRE...
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The public has this perception that the wealthy are the doctors, lawyers, and athletes of the world. They don’t realize that many of these athletes go broke once they retire, and many of the doctors and lawyers living behind gated communities live paycheck to paycheck. ​​The reality is wealth has little to do with status...
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Inflation is on everyone’s minds. After hitting a 40-year high in December, inflation is now everyone’s concern. Rising prices without rising income mean eroding buying power. With a shrinking dollar and no end in sight, investors are scrambling for a hedge to counter the ill effects of inflation. Gold is always discussed in the shadow...
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Out of the frying pan and into the fire… is an old saying for getting out of a bad situation only to find yourself in a worse one. For investors fleeing Wall Street, they’re just going from one kind of hype to another – often with the same results. For investors fleeing Wall Street for...
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Nobody can look away from a car crash because chaos drives our curiosity… Everyone talks about peace and getting along, but people would get bored because there would be nothing to talk about. There’s more fun and excitement in disorder and dysfunction. Nobody turns on the TV to watch paint dry. They would much rather...
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Thanks to stimulus checks and the free trading platform Robinhood, there was no shortage of new money or new investors flooding the stock market in 2021. However, the one thing that was in short supply was common sense. Fueled by free money, inexperience, social media, and the internet, investors flocked to head-scratching stocks with no...
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