Category: Mindset

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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The Importance of Alignment Of Interests When Passively Investing in Apartments

Apartment investing is a great way for working professionals to diversify, beat inflation and grow wealth. It is not as difficult to get into this realm or as exclusive as many like to think. (See ‘Do I have to be Accredited to Invest in Real Estate). What it does take is mindset, education and good […]


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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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How To Adopt Alternative Investment Strategies

Most people are aware of the basic investment classes, Stocks, Bonds, 401k, Mutual Funds, etc. We consider those to be traditional investments. 401k’s and IRA’s allow working professionals to use their retirement to invest in these asset classes. What most people do not understand is the menu of expanded alternatives to these traditional investments, and […]


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How To Build A Support System For Your Entrepreneurial and Investing Journey

As a working professional and family person with many other responsibilities, you cannot commit to the unconventional path of real estate investing with any sort of sustainment by doing it alone. Without fuel from a support system, you will quickly burn out, change course or, at minimum, lose momentum. What is a support system? A […]


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Selling Options for Passive Income (July 2022)

In our latest video release, I share my stock option picks for monthly passive income in July. This month, I will have achieved my highest monthly income from selling options since I started three months ago. I discuss my picks, Amazon and Rivian and my rationale for why I to sell the options that I […]


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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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Why Should I Consider Apartment Syndications?

If you are new to apartment syndications, I recommend you check out What Is Multi-Family Syndication, which should be a helpful resource and introduction into how this niche works and how many have become financially free by investing in apartments. Now that you are somewhat familiar with how it works, why would any working professional […]


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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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The Critical Difference Between Investment and Speculation

Unfortunately, when it comes to the subject of investing, much behavior demonstrates a lack of differentiation between investment and speculation. Investing Investing, at its core, describes the concept of buying an income-producing asset. In exchange for your cash, you now have an asset that pays you. Examples include dividend-paying stocks, cash-flowing real estate, or note […]


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Two Very Different Choices You Can Make With $100,000

I once read that the average person will experience a financial windfall at some point in their lifetime, and I believe it. Although you may not have this type of money today, it certainly is a good exercise to think about what you would do with it for two reasons: 1) It will help you […]


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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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How To Prepare for A Recession

Today, on the video channel, I discuss recessions and the clues from the news that indicate its imminence. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ Americans have experienced economic expansion for the last 12 years. 2️⃣ We feared the next recession in 2020 during the start of the COVID crises; however, that crisis was averted (rather, prolonged). 3️⃣ Our […]


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The Best Investing Is Always Long Term

Today, on the video channel, I talk about the criticality of Long-Term thinking in the investment decision. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ I share an interesting story of a conversation I overheard while working out. 2️⃣Nothing massive and meaninful ever happens overnight and exceptions are the outliers. 3️⃣ Maintain the discipline to invest with the intent of […]


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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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Why Do I Write So Many Blog Posts on Real Estate Investing?

If you stuck with me this long, you’d see that I have over a hundred articles about real estate investing and the multifamily asset class. Why do I spend so much time thinking of topics and putting the information in word format for readers? Solidify The Investment Mindset The truth is, I want others to […]


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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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Assessing Risk vs. Reward in The Investment Decision 💡

Risk ⚠️ Every decision we make involves risk. Often we subconsciously base our decisions upon the associated risks. For example, you would likely not choose to run the red light because of the risk of getting in a car accident (or at least a ticket). Reward 🎁 Using the red light example, just as you […]


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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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Pivoting My Personal Investment Strategy in 2022

We each see various aspects of the world differently. But one thing we may all agree on is that change is constant. Times change, situations change and people change. Dynamics and flexibility is a key to success. For the last two years I have been on a very focused mission to scale from my single […]


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Am I Being Too Subtle? – A Book Review of Sam Zell’s Autobiograpy 📖

I just finished reading Sam Zell’s autobiography, Am I Being Too Subtle – Straight Talk From a Business Rebel, and it was full of gold. For those of you who do not know, Sam Zell is a billionaire first generation Polish-American from Chicago, known for building an immense real estate empire and bringing energy and […]


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