Category: Getting Started

Decide If You Want to Be Secure, Comfortable, or Rich

April 5th, 2017
Before you can become rich, you must decide whether you want to be secure, comfortable, or rich.  These are called core values, or the reasons you want to invest. The first reason most people invest is because they want to …Read more  »

17 Things Very Successful People Never Stop Doing

January 31st, 2017
Think about the most successful people you know.  Here are 17 things I'll bet they're constantly doing. Think of the most successful person you know.  Maybe we’re talking about a work colleague or a mentor.  Maybe this is someone you …Read more  »

Personality Types and Real Estate Investing

November 22nd, 2016
A few years ago, I was chatting about financial freedom with a close friend.  My friend was very interested in becoming financially independent, and really wanted to discuss how she could increase her wealth. However, when I shared my journey …Read more  »

Myths and Fallacies That Limit Financial Liberation

October 18th, 2016
Financial liberation is beyond most people’s reach because of the following four myths and destructive mind-sets: 1. The Retirement Myth 2. The Financial Freedom Myth 3. The Entitlement Mentality 4. The Fallacy of "Someday" The Retirement Myth The retirement myth …Read more  »

29 Pieces of Advice from a Seasoned Real Estate Investor

June 7th, 2016
1. It’s not how much money you make that matters, it’s how much you keep. 2. Don’t let friends, family, or co-workers talk you out of real estate investing unless they have more money than they know what to do …Read more  »

A Balanced Life – Part 2

April 25th, 2016
Please read part 1 of A Balanced Life. Most people are time wasters.  They waste their own time, and they waste your time as well.  To be successful and happy, you must discipline yourself to work all the time you …Read more  »

A Balanced Life – Part 1

April 19th, 2016
I just returned from a long-overdue two-week family vacation in Thailand.  It was amazing!  I recommend adding it to your bucket list. Being there gave me some time to think about life's priorities and how to better balance my life.  …Read more  »

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

January 13th, 2015
I recently finished recording a podcast as the featured guest on "Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever" hosted by Joe Fairless.  This is consistently one of the top rated investing podcasts on iTunes and I encourage you to check it …Read more  »

The Richer You Are the Older You’ll Get

April 29th, 2014
Money may not buy love, but it appears to buy years. Economist Barry Bosworth at the Brookings Institution crunched the numbers and found that the richer you are, the longer you’ll live.  And it’s a gap that is widening, particularly …Read more  »