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There’s a saying that Father Time always wins. We all know our time here on Earth is limited and that knowledge of that motivates different people in different ways. Some choose to sow their wild oats in their youth and live every day “like they were dying” – living life with no consequence or thought for tomorrow....
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Have you ever been to a storage unit auction? I’m sure you’ve watched Storage Wars and have an idea of how these things work. The concept is pretty simple. When a renter abandons a storage unit or is delinquent on rent, the storage facility has the right to auction off the contents of the abandoned unit. There’s...
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Unhappy with Wall Street advisors and managed funds who never beat the market, many investors and taking control of their financial destinies. For those looking to venture out on their own, what are the options? Take on stock trading on their own? That’s a fool’s errand. A study cited in a recent Forbes.com article found...
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Are you this type of parent? You make a deal with your daughter that if she works at the family doughnut shop every day after school, for every dollar she saves in a joint bank account, you’ll match it so she can buy her first car. You figure it’s a win-win for everyone. She learns...
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Last week I discussed the tax advantages of being an entrepreneur, developer, creator, and explorer. We don’t make the rules that the IRS has established that favor the business owner, but we would be crazy not to take advantage of every one of the benefits available to us as individuals and our businesses to ensure...
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When I was a sales rep in the high tech space, I remember at the beginning of every year the folks from the ivory tower (i.e., corporate) would come down from their perches to give us specific sales quotas. Embedded in these quotas was the fine print that broke down the various bonus incentives we...
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Well, we’ve reached the end of the road of our discussion on alternative assets and we’ve saved the best for last. There’s a reason why real assets have created more self-made millionaires than any other assets. I’ll let Will Rogers explain: “Buy land. They ain’t making any more of the stuff.” Real assets appreciate over...
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Continuing with our discussion on alternative investments, should you consider investing in Start-Ups? ​​ Start-Up investing usually takes two forms: Angel Investing. Venture Capital (“VC”). Distinguished by the stage of start-up investing, the parties involved, and the amount of capital. Angel Investing is a very early-stage investing and involves one or more individual investors who take...
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Your salary will never make you wealthy. With your salary, you may be considered rich but you’re not wealthy. There’s a difference. Most wealthy individuals started out making high salaries but it’s what they did with that salary that earned them financial independence. High wage earners are not wealthy because they have no guarantees if...
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Continuing with our discussion on alternative investments, our discussion this week focuses on oil & gas. Whenever the topic of oil & gas investing comes up, most people envision pumpjacks bobbing up and down in a West Texas oil field like a chicken pecking the soil for worms. Although a vital cog of the oil...
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