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Read This Before Investing in an Opportunity Zone (QOZ)

Selling shares of stock from your investment portfolio can yield large capital gains, but those gains can come with a cost. A capital gain earned by selling shares of stock will be taxed accordingly by

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You Don’t Own Your Land

A popular diner in Denver called Tom’s Diner has been serving breakfast for around 20 years. Recently developers offered to pay Tom around $5 million for his location. As Tom is now 60 and thinking

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Ask Me Anything!

Here's your chance! I'm going to close down comments on this article in a few days. But, for now you can ask me anything in the comment section below, and I'll answer it. By "anything" I mean anything

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Getting Started as a Newbie Investor

You've been thinking about real estate investing for a while now. You might have bought a bunch of books, done a ton of research online, and maybe even gone to some Meetups or weekend seminars. But,

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Investor Carrot Review

Investor Carrot Review

If you're anything like me, you've toyed with the idea of generating leads online with something like Investor Carrot, but you've procrastinated for months or even years.  You ask yourself - Am

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The 1% Rule is Garbage

There’s a lot of “rules of thumb” floating around out there related to real estate. The one I hate the most is the 1% rule. It’s wrong. It doesn’t work. Period. Let

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Being a Millionaire Doesn’t Mean What You Think

You’re dreaming about luxury vacations and nice cars. OH, you can’t wait to be a millionaire. But I’m here to tell you to think again. While having more money is never a bad thing,

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Financial advisor is a scam

Financial Advisors are a Scam

I was recently looking to set up a Solo 401k to park some cash and avoid some taxes. So, I did what a lot of you might have done – I asked my friends on Facebook for recommendations. One seemed

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Are Vacation Rentals Profitable?

In the past, vacation rental owners had to perform the necessary maintenance tasks and market the properties to find guests or pay someone in the locality to do so on their behalf. Bookings were low

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Saying No is Often Better Than Yes

"If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?" Most well-known personalities, singers, movies, etc all talk about

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