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Improving Debt to Income Ratio To Buy Real Estate

I’ve saved a ton of money, so I’ll invest it in some real estate. Famous last words. Cash in the bank is important for a down payment, but qualifying for a loan is based almost entirely on

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How Real Estate Helps (and hurts!) Your Work/Life Balance

Have you ever planned to do something with friends or family, and it just seems to never happen? It seems that no matter hard we try, we always end up with less free time and more workload than we plan. Imagine

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It’s Time To Take a Vacation (if you’re self employed)

I totally get it… every minute you don’t spend on your business is wasted money… …wasted opportunity. Wasted growth. That’s why entrepreneurs tend to work longer, harder,

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Network The Right Way – Focus on Building Relationships

Some people say that real estate is all about “location, location, location.” Today, I’m going to tell you that’s absolutely wrong. So, what is the key to real estate then? Here’s

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5 Overlooked Ways To Boost Your Credit Score

If your credit score is below 760, you may not qualify for the lowest interest rate on a mortgage. This might not seem like a big deal to you, but it actually is. Even if your rate is only a little lower

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Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

Should you pay off your mortgage or use the money to invest? There are a lot of respected people on both sides of the argument, so who’s right?

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Automate Your Business – 18 Ridiculously Awesome Ways to Go on Autopilot

You can’t grow if you keep working “in your business.” These tips will help you work “on your business” so you can focus on growing.

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Renting Vs Buying a House – Which is Better?

“Renting doesn’t build equity” “Buying a house means at least something goes to equity” We’ve heard all the reasons to buy a house, but are they right? I decided to

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Your Net-Worth is Meaningless

I was recently trying to decide on a goal of how much I want to be worth. Did I want to be worth a million? Ten million?… more? I kept thinking about it and I couldn’t ever really make

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Achieving Financial Freedom

The trick is to earn money where money is worth more, and spend it where things cost less. The only way to do that is through investing and achieving the ultimate goal of financial freedom. A job can never

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