Live-in-Then-Rent Case Study - From $450 - $1,200 Rent in 8 Years

Thursday, March 30

This rental case study began in late 2008. I didn't have a name for this type of deal when I started, but I now think of it as a "live-in then rent" because I first moved in and later turned it into a rental. As you'll see, this deal has only gotten better and better with time.The story started w...


Live-in House Flip Case Study - 6 Years, Free & Clear Home

Thursday, March 30

How would you like to own your residence free and clear from any debt in just 6 years? Live-in house flips are a way to make that happen. You’ll learn how in the rest of this article.The Tax Law You Should LoveYou probably think the tax code is only exciting for IRS agents and accountants (and yo...


Can Money Buy Happiness? Research Says Yes (With Caveats)

Thursday, November 03

As with all scientific research, there are no absolute certainties. But a large number of economic, psychological, and social studies suggest that more money can buy happiness.For a good summary with references to relevant studies, see this article in Psychology Today.But there are some caveats a...


Your Team: The Main Ingredient of Real Estate Stardom

Wednesday, October 19

Entrepreneurship, investing, and life can become lonely roads. It’s easy to feel like we have the weight of the world on our individual shoulders.That’s why I love reminders from great teachers like hall of fame basketball coach John Wooden, who said “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of...


The Buy 3-Sell 2 Plan - Path #3 to Free & Clear Real Estate

Tuesday, August 05

This is part 3 in my series about 3 Paths to Free & Clear Real Estate.If you’re just joining me, I am writing about achieving Destination Financial Independence and the engine to take you to this destination, The Free & Clear Real Estate Goal.This series of articles gives you three genera...


The Debt Snowball Plan - A Path to Free & Clear Real Estate

Thursday, July 31

This is part 2 in my series about 3 Paths to Free & Clear Real Estate.If you’re just joining me and need to catch up, I write about using real estate to help you reach a destination of financial independence.A simple goal of free & clear (no debt) real estate is a measurable and powerful ...