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Mashvisor Review [2019]

Want to invest in rental properties but totally overwhelmed by which location and neighborhood to start searching in? Mashvisor promises to “turn 3 months of research into 15 minutes.” Their data visualization tool helps investors quickly evaluate markets by aggregating high-level metrics for neighborhoods across the US. But a real estate analytics tool is only […]

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Tuesday Hits: Taking a $22,000 Pay Cut, Replacing My Income with Airbnb

Why I’m Taking a $22,000 Pay Cut “Didn’t I like my current job? and what about the plan to retire in 10 years time? My current job pays amazingly well for a new-ish teacher and it’s with people I love, so why am I leaving?”   Guest Post: How this Combat Veteran replaced his income with Airbnb […]

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Owner Financing: Buy a House without a Bank

Is your debt to income ratio or short credit history keeping you from securing a conventional loan? Owner financing might be the solution for you. Though a viable financing strategy, owner/seller financing is often overlooked, misunderstood and mischaracterized. If you’ve read any other articles on this subject, it’s likely you don’t have the whole picture. […]

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Monday Hits: Your Time Phase Allocation & How to Stop Worrying About Others

Don’t Look Back, You’re Not Going that Way “I suspect almost none of us have considered our Time Phase Allocation.  Have You? Since I just “invented” the word TPA, don’t worry if you haven’t thought much about it before reading these words. To make your job a bit easier, I’ve done a bit of legwork for […]

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Don’t Look Back (You’re Not Going That Way)

Do you live your life in The Past, The Present, or The Future?    My mother-in-law passed away last September.  I remember when she was in her final years, and her short term memory and her future were stolen by the evil disease of Alzheimer’s. She lived in the past. To make her final years […]

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Thursday Hits: What Does it Take to be Wealthy?

Extreme Frugality Fatigue “I don’t know about you, but when I scroll through social media and read popular headlines, I often feel obligated to optimize every facet of my life. If I’m not working a side hustle or hacking a better, faster, cheaper way to do everything, I’m obviously not doing it right.”   What Does it […]

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Wednesday Hits: Where in the Real Estate Cycle Are We? Do You Want an Inheritance or a Cruise?

Where in the Real Estate Cycle Are We? “The Case-Shiller index shows national housing prices are increasing at the slowest pace since mid-2012 in February. This suggests the expansion phase is losing steam.”   Do You Want an Inheritance or Do You Want a Cruise “Looking at it coldly, the cost of this holiday would have […]

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Tuesday Hits: You Are what You Spend, Maximize Career or Adventure?

Budget Alignment: You Are What You Spend “Looking at my list of trends and themes, it came time for a reckoning: Is this who I am? Is this what I value? Did I want a closet full of clothes I got because they were on sale, or did I want an actual emergency fund? Did I care […]

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Where Are We in the Real Estate Cycle in 2019?

Back in 2018, Robert Shiller, founder of the eponymous Cape-Shiller index, warned that the housing market was becoming overheated. While it’s anyone’s guess whether we are due for another crash, we can look at market indicators for clues about where we are in the real estate cycle. The Four Phases of the Real Estate Cycle […]

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Monday Hits: Real Estate in Expensive Markets, Learning from Financial Mistakes

How to Get Started in Real Estate in Expensive Cities “You might think that it’s impossible to get started in real estate investing if you live in an expensive coastal city, but that simply isn’t true. There are numerous ways to get your foot in the door.”   The Time for Plan B “So if […]