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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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The merits of investing in multifamily real estate are undisputed. The long-term cash flow, appreciation, and tax benefits are invaluable to building and sustaining wealth. Multifamily is also ideal for insulating against recessions and hedging against inflation. However, the “L” word is the biggest mental hurdle for would-be multifamily investors. Few want to be a...
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Cash-flowing real estate is one of the assets most equipped to handle rising interest rates from inflation. I know the typical knee jerk reaction is to assume that an increase in interest rates will negatively impact an investment’s Net Cash Flow (NCF) based on the following formula: NCF (Net Cash Flow) = NOI (Net Operating...
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“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo…” “You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you...
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If the last year taught anything, it’s to be prepared for everything. Many who weren’t prepared for the pandemic-induced hardships in 2020 likely didn’t ask themselves the right questions to prepare for such a disaster:​ ​What if I lose my job? ​What if my income is reduced? ​Do I have a backup plan? ​​I bet...
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This is the sort of thing that’s been going around on social media lately: “If you had invested $1,000 during Amazon’s IPO in May 1997, your investment would be worth $1,395,470.77 as of the close of July 1, 2021.” “If you had bought a single Bitcoin at its opening price of $.08 in July 2010,...
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