Category Archives: REAL ESTATE

The Power of Leverage: Three Reasons to Use Assets as Collateral

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes Last week we asked if your assets passed the leverage test. And perhaps you wondered to yourself, “But … Continue reading

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Is China’s Bubble About to Pop?

“China’s growth model is broken and can’t be so easily fixed.” – Michael Schuman in “The Real Reason to Worry About China,” Time Magazine Recently, China’s GDP slowed from around 10% annually to just over 7% a rate of growth still envied … Continue reading

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The Cure for Lazy Assets: Get Your Dollars to Do More Jobs!

“The main reason people struggle financially is… that people learn to work for money. . . but never learn to have money work for them.” -Robert Kiyosaki How do you make your dollars work harder? An effective way to multiply … Continue reading

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Protecting Assets from Lawsuits and Judgments: Are You a Target? (part two)

“Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.” ~Ambrose Bierce, American editorialist and satirist. Last week, our Part One post of “Protecting Assets from Lawsuits and Judgments”   described the many … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgage Risks and Rewards: Should You Bank on Your Home?

“Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), or reverse mortgages, which are designed, administered and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), are one of the best engineered financial tools of our generation.” -Jack Guttentag, Wharton Professor and nationally syndicated mortgage columnist … Continue reading

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Bridge Loans and Hard Money: An Investment Opportunity?

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” – Robert G. Allen Two weeks ago, we asked in a post about Alternative Investments:  “If not the stock market, then … Continue reading

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Alternative Investments: If Not the Stock Market, then What?

“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” -Benjamin Graham As we saw in our last post, the truth about the stock market has been obscured for too long. Mutual funds and stocks, the … Continue reading

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