Is (Your) College a Good Investment? 3 Ways To Find Out

“I just took out $50,000 in student loans, but it’s a good investment since it is for my education.”  - Anonymous Student This is a comment that I recently overheard and it echoes a sentiment that I have heard many times before: that higher education, no matter what...

14 of My Favorite Real Estate & Investing Teachers

Education is imperative in any endeavor. How would you feel if you were to have a heart transplant surgery and you found out that the person who was performing the surgery never studied anything about medicine, surgeries, or heart transplants? Would that give you a...

Give Me a Lever….

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." - Archimedes Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke the unprecedented 20,000 point barrier.  To give some historical perspective, in January of 1987, the Down...

Don’t Be Told What Your Yield Should Be!

What Society Tells Us about Yields One concept that I hear a lot among investors and non-investors alike is the belief that they cannot set their own yield (aka return on investment).  Rather, society has accustomed us to believe that the yield is set by banks,...

“Light” the Cash to Close a Deal? Try This!

Have you ever had a deal where you were "light" the funds to close ("light" can mean that you don't have the funds or that you simply did not want to cut a check;-)?  Here is one tool that I have used in the past to help my parents close a deal that solved this...