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The Dangers of Mediocrity in Our Financial Perspective

In this lifetime, most of us are well-meaning; we want good for ourselves and others by our actions. Unfortunately, that is not enough for a purposeful life. Without goals and planning we can easily miss the mark to where we someday want to be. Each day is a moment to put a point on the […]


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How the 4-Hour Work Week Helped My Real Estate Business

I read Tim Ferris’ 4-Hour Work Week around the same year I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which consistently receives the number one spot for top influence by many investors. While Rich Dad, Poor Dad moved me and changed my mindset, the 4-Hour Work Week planted seeds that I did not even know existed until […]


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Becoming a Professional Passive Investor

Many people think that to become a real estate investor, you have to quit your job, find deals, work with lenders, do your own rehabs, and so on. Sure, that is the path for many successful real estate investors, but not all. We most attribute real estate investing to an active involvement, but there are […]


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Dumb Money and The Importance of Real Assets

Dumb Money?Forgive me for calling money dumb, but not all dollars are created equally. What am I talking about? Investing Without FundamentalsWhat I mean is even though each dollar is worth the same, how it is earned from “investing” can be very different with varying levels of risk and stability. Let me explain. Just because […]


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Vetting the Neighborhood for Real Estate Investment

As you may know, even in great markets, there are sub markets or pockets that are more or less desirable. These neighborhoods may either attract growth, ramain stagnant or be on the decline. If you are an out-of-state investor or a passive investor in an out-of-state market, how do you know if the neighborhood is […]


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Real Life Bubbles – Cryptocurrency and Voyager

In our latest video release, I share the shocking update of the Voyager bankruptcy and the cryptocurrency bubble that led to it. I also warn investors to, prior to transferring funds to a brokerage, make sure they look for these clues that they are working with a reputable brokerage company. Summary 1️⃣ The excitement in […]


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The Advantage of Mentors In Your Real Estate Investing Career

As a busy professional, we know the importance of time. It took quite a bit of time for us to learn our craft and get where we currently reside in our careers. Today, we spend quite a bit of time on our professions and what is left is devoted to our families and refreshing activities. […]


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How To Invest In Real Estate While Working A Full-Time Job

One of the primary attractions to my site, blog contents and guest appearances on podcasts is that I am a working professional while also investing in multifamily real estate. It has not been an easy journey, and even today it is not without challenges, but it is easily possible. My goal is to help working […]


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3 Red Flags To Watch Out For In Apartment Investing

Risk is inherent in any investment decision. However, risk can be managed, especially when there are proven models and systems. Just like playing a sport or learning a game, best practices exist and those who follow the proven path are more likely to find success in achieving the goal. When it comes to multifamily investing […]


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The Power of Compounding Over Time

In our latest video, I discuss compounding and how powerful it is on your returns when you both reinvest your income and allow for time for your investment to grow. Short Summary 1️⃣ We explore what happens to your $50,000 investment after 10 years if you reinvest your 8% annual return. 2️⃣ Reinvest and Think […]


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3 Important Characteristics of Successful Investors

It pays to model what the greatest do, and it is no different when it comes to investing. Some of the greatest icons in investing, people like Sam Zell and Warren Buffett, certainly unique qualities and talents, but I would argue that what is most effective in their success were qualities that they chose to […]


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How To Overcome The Fear of Risk

Today, on the video channel, I discuss how to creat habits that allow us to overcome our inherent and paralyzing fear of risk. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ Most of us see risk as a bad thing, but it is simply something to be managed. 2️⃣ Without even realizing it, we deal with risk in most of […]


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5 Steps To Your First Passive Investment In An Apartment Syndication

1. Get Educated It pays dividends to invest in your thinking. What is financial freedom? How do the wealthy create their wealth? What is passive income? Is it possible for passive income to replace earned income? Reading and understand these concepts is a prerequisite to massive action in apartment investing. After creating the growth mindset, […]


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3 Ways To Network With Other Apartment Investors

As busy professionals who aspire to grow passive income and wealth through real estate estate it can be difficult for us to become immersed in the world of apartment investing. With little available time, it becomes more consuming simply finding the resources to network, let alone making the time. Here are three ways any busy […]


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2 Practical Takeaways About Inflation for the Working Professional

I have been writing and talking about inflation increasingly more during these uncertain times. As stated in this earlier post, recent inflation reports to be 7%, and some estimate true inflation to be in the double digits. Regardless of actual inflation numbers, one thing can be sure, and that is the inflation will continue to […]


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Where Your Treasure Is, So Is Your Heart ❤️

This phrase was written many centuries ago, and still is relevant to today. We are people who spend much time thinking about things that begin to consume us. And as a result, those things become our focus. Let’s talk about finances. What I noticed, only from personal experience, is that the upper middle class, especially […]


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Understanding Real Assets vs. Financial Assets in Passive Investing

In a world where there are millions of different strategies to investing, it pays to have a simple approach. One way to further simplify the various options is to understand the difference between financial and real assets. Both have their places in a portfolio. 1️⃣ Financial Assets Most people tend to own only financial assets. […]


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I Sold My First Rental (For Double What I Paid) ‼️

We did it! It is 2022 and after six years of owning this house, we have sold it. It was our first ever house, one we lived in for four years, and our second rental. Although I intended to hold this property for decades, back in November, after review of the current market conditions, we […]


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What Inflation Means for Working Professionals

The Labor Department recently stated that the Consumer Price Index jumped 7% last year. That is a 39-year high! While some say that the inflation will ease soon, we should all recognize it as a part of American life. Today we feel richer because of the greater money supply; but when prices catch up, the […]


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How Working Professionals Achieve Financial Peace

We work very hard at our jobs. Some of us are engineers, project managers, accountants, corporate lawyers, IT specialists, the list goes on. My LinkedIn network includes thousands of professionals who fit these categories. What we have in common are the desires to grow in our careers, add value to the world and achieve financial […]


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Podcast Appearance – Apartment Investing For Real Estate Professionals

Hello, Friends. I am super thankful to have had another great opportunity to be interviewed on a podcast dedicated to help educate others on investing. This time, I joined Allen Lomax on the Real Estate Investing Abundance podcast. What a pleasure it was speaking with Allen and his audience on the what it looks like […]


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Why I Prefer Passively Investing In Multifamily vs. Actively Investing In Single Families

We have written about Active vs. Passive investing and Single families vs. Multifamilies, but the choice between actively investing in single families and passively investing in multifamily can actually bring someone to a fork in the road. I have done each and both are great paths to wealth creation through real estate, but they are […]


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How to Calculate Investment Targets Based on Your Passive Investment Goals

As a passive investor, it pays to know your goals. Without a goal, it is difficult to design a roadmap and it certainly is a challenge to stay motivated without a target for what you want to achieve in the first place.  By now, you should understand the value of passive income and you are […]


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3 Great Benefits of Investing With Partners in Real Estate

Many individual investors struggle with the idea of partnering with others for real estate deals. They may have gotten into real estate as an alternative to stocks and with the same mindset of being an individual investor. For different reasons, they may oppose or may have never considered joining forces with a team to make […]


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How To Talk To Your Spouse About Passive Investing In Multifamily

Each of us have varying degrees of risk aversion and fears when it comes to learning a new topic or trying something new. Especially because of our backgrounds, education and childhood rearing much of who we are is ingrained within us and hard to change. When it comes to financial education, it is extremely difficult […]


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