Tag: Investing

Waiting for Change?

Waiting for Change?

| December 3, 2008 | Reply

“We are not the Blue states of America, nor are we the Red states of America, we are the United States of America.”  Those were the words of Barack Obama that rang out loud and clear during Campaign 2008.  America demanded change, and change is what we got.  I’m glad to see that Obama was able to make […]

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Switching Sides

Switching Sides

| November 23, 2008 | 3 Replies

Hi Everyone!  After 3 months of no writing activity, I’d like to give everyone something to read again.   For those of you familiar with the writings of Robert Kiyosaki (also one of my favorite authors), you have learned that people can be classified into one or more of these quadrants: Employee, Self-Employed (Specialists), Investors, or Business.  […]

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Running the Numbers

Running the Numbers

| August 10, 2008 | Reply

When it comes to investing, a smart investor always uses numbers to guage the profitability before they take action.  Whether it’s buying a business, purchasing stock, or buying a commercial property, analyzing the deal is imperative for making the best decision.  We can sometimes get lucky on our investment if we don’t choose to run the numbers, but the odds aren’t […]

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Motivation: A New Perspective

Motivation: A New Perspective

| August 5, 2008 | Reply

I can remember when I first started working at Regions Bank as a personal banker in 2004.  In evaluating my overall performance, I would have been considered average among my co-workers.  However, when I wanted to try selling commission-based financial products such as fixed annuities, I suddenly took off in sales.  Everyone at the company […]

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A Brief Stint in Network Marketing

A Brief Stint in Network Marketing

| July 26, 2008 | Reply

Many of you may have heard of Vector Marketing, a company that is licensed to sell the top selling brand of knives in the United States, Cutco.  In an attempt to earn some extra cash during my journey as a real estate investor, a gave Vector a shot.  My brother had previously worked for the […]

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An Out-of-Job Experience

An Out-of-Job Experience

| July 13, 2008 | Reply

Have you ever contemplated leaving your job to start a business?  Trends are proving that working for life for an employer is an industrial age idea, and that working for one employer is even risky.  According to Free-Resume-Help.com, with the change in trends and the heartless layoffs, having all your eggs in the “employee” basket is the riskiest choice of all.  It’s those who are […]

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Getting Smart With Rental Property

Getting Smart With Rental Property

| July 7, 2008 | Reply

If you currently own rental property you probably already know that managing tenants can be difficult, or even a terror.  In fact, just one bad tenant who knows how to work the eviction process can make your life a living hell.  If you haven’t had this happen to you, just ask me about more about this […]

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Getting the Most From Your Rental Property

Getting the Most From Your Rental Property

| April 27, 2008 | Reply

As a rental property investor, I’ve always been amazed at the concept of increasing my cash flow by simply buying a property and renting it.  In the very beginning, my plan was to acquire as many rental properties as possible in order to create an endless stream of income.  And my plan is still the same, […]

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Rich Dad Education

Rich Dad Education

| April 10, 2008 | 1 Reply

About two weeks ago I attended a “Rich Dad” seminar in St. Louis – not the first “free” seminar, but the $395 3-day course that goes more in-depth.  I have only great things to say about the training, but the skilled salesmen that propel you to sign up for the company’s “advanced training” is amazing.  The guys running this […]

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Attractive People Inspire More Teamwork

Attractive People Inspire More Teamwork

| March 17, 2008 | Reply

Here’s an article from Donald Trump’s blog that I found interesting: If you are running a business or even conducting a meeting, here’s the ticket to success. Have a lot of attractive people around. New research proves that people naturally work harder when they’re around a good-looking person. There’s an inherent desire to be near […]

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