Deepen That Relationship
DEEPEN THAT RELATIONSHIP Investing is more than numbers By Harland Merriam HUGE LIABILITY You and I often have tens of thousands of dollars on the line. Sometimes even hundreds of thousands, don’t we? This is what it takes to be investors in multi-family complexes. Someone finds a property, puts it under contract, forms an LLC […]
Is Real Estate Still An IDEAL Investment?
IS REAL ESTATE STILL AN IDEAL INVESTMENT? Rising interest rates and declining home sales have some people questioning whether or not real estate is still a good investment. One source estimates the number of home sales closed by investors in Q4 2022 dropped 46% from the prior year. Commercial real estate prices are pressured downward […]
When Can I Retire?
WHEN CAN I RETIRE? Do your investments match your vision? Many people invest blindly. They might choose automatic contributions to a 401(k) plan because they get a tax deduction and might get a company match. Some set aside an amount they were told they should invest, like 10-percent of every paycheck. Will they have enough […]
Teaming Up For Success
Lessons from Pickleball and Real Estate Investing TEAMING UP FOR SUCCESS Lessons from Pickleball and Real Estate Investing New Year Resolutions have been made. People want to start new habits, or get to the gym, etc. It happens every year. People start something new and it might last for a few weeks. I’ve also seen […]
The Power of Compounding Interest
What Would You Do With $1,000,000 Tax-Free? THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING INTEREST What Would You Do With $1,000,000 Tax-Free? How often have you heard someone say, “I’d be a millionaire if I only had …”? It’s as if they had already given up hope. I once had a trigonometry teacher who told us he was […]
How Do You Deal with Uncertainty?
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH UNCERTAINTY? Four Simple Steps Joe got scared. It was the winter of 2018. The stock market dropped almost 20% by Christmas. All of Joe’s retirement savings were invested in stocks and mutual funds. Joe didn’t know if the value of his holdings would recover or keep going down. But, he […]
The Changing Face of Financial Education
And How It Impacts Your Future THE CHANGING FACE OF FINANCIAL EDUCATION And How It Impacts Your Future I am fortunate to have obtained what I consider to be a good financial education. It wasn’t from formal education. It wasn’t from an MBA. All of my formal education, through engineering and an MBA, only included […]
Jess Wants to Invest in Real Estate
JESS WANTS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE Four Steps for His First Investment I received a call from Jess this weekend. A very successful mid-level manager in a big company, he is in his late 20s and engaged to be married. Investing in real estate is something he wants to do. In the long run, […]