Ditch “Busy”

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” - Socrates What? Don’t be busy? Isn’t that...well, counter-productive? Not exactly. Think about being busy. You’re rushing around. You’re stressed out. You skip over the details of things. You’re in a race to get one thing done before you quickly move on to the next. Nothing gets your full attention because you’re focused on checking things ...

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Are Turnkeys as Simple and Profitable as Everyone Claims?

I recently got a really smart question over on BiggerPockets from Matt Van Parys about buying and owning a turnkey rental property. I was really impressed with it and thought it might help some of you out there who want to build passive income through real estate investing. Here is the question: I was just curious about what to expect from a turnkey company. Is it going to be as "...

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5 Exit Strategies to Consider for Turnkey Rental Properties

You are in a fantastic position if you are wondering what you are going to potentially do with an investment property before you buy the property—fantastic because that means you are thinking ahead, and when you think ahead, you are more likely to buy into a better investment. I’m always impressed when I hear someone ask about the potential exit strategies for a turnkey rental property. This means ...

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Life Lessons Straight Outta the 1980’s

Hey Hipsters, guess what? Today is retro Friday (yes, sometimes we like to mix things up around here). So, what does that mean? We’re flashing back to the past to find some inspiration for living life to the fullest today. That’s right: some favorite 80’s songs with some really good choruses that have meaning right now. Songs get famous for a reason. It’s a mixture of talent, ...

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Investing for Cash Flow or Appreciation – What’s the Difference?

No doubt, the point of investing is to receive income. Why else would you invest? You want to put your money into a property or a project or a stock or a thing or whatever will earn you some cash. It’s the whole reason for investing- to turn a smaller amount of money into a larger amount of money. How does one do that? There are a few ways ...

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Should You Buy a House for Yourself or Buy an Investment Property?

I hear this question pop up quite a bit. Someone has a nice little chunk of capital sitting around and they are trying to decide whether they should buy a house for themselves or buy an investment property (or 2, depending on where you are living and/or buying). Well? I am usually of the mindset that buying a house for yourself is absolutely not a good investment. If I buy ...

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Don’t Believe Every Selfie You See

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” Iris Murdoch So, let’s tackle something a little uncomfortable. What’s up? You know that saying, “what you see is what you get?” Well, we see a lot of everyone’s lives these days. From Instagram to Facebook to Pinterest to Twitter, we are a culture that is pretty obsessed ...

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Back To The Future! (Well, Kind Of)

What kind of future do you really want? It's quite an important, meaty question - right? This question covers all the important bases in one lean sentence: where do you want to live...where do you want to travel...what do you want to eat.... and with whom do you want to do all of these things? It's kind of a tricky question to answer, but when it comes to ...

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Wanna Be a Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

Today, we pay our bills online. We meet our significant others online. We schedule our doctor’s appointments online. We even hang out with friends and family online. The online world is unrecognizable from the 80’s and 90’s era of online bulletin boards and chat rooms. Now, you can even work online. Being able to make a living - or, better yet: create a lifestyle - online changes everything. If ...

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