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Win or Lose

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Win or lose is not universal! “In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash.” (Douglas MacArthur)  “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” (Vince Lombardi) How do you measure success or failure? Read More…

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Athletes, successful business people, and achievers set goals! Stop procrastinating or  you will find yourself never achieving anything. Goals should be specific, measurable attainable, realistic and timely. SMART goals are a framework for setting goals! Any goal that you want to achieve requires consistent effort over time or it will remain just a dream or wish you will never achieve. Read More…

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Post image for The Pros and Cons of Investing in Rental Property or REITs

I love rental property!  I bought my first home when I was twenty-seven (27) years old.  My next investment was a nine (9) unit apartment building when I was thirty-one (31) years old.  Over seven (7) years, I accumulated more properties.  By the time I was thirty-eight (38) years old, I achieved financial freedom.  Investing has its risks and rewards. Rental property is an excellent way to build wealth! Read More…

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Post image for Why I Do Not Carry Cash?

I stopped carrying cash! I stopped for one very simple reason, I would spend it. Nine (9) percent of people do not carry any cash at all! Have we finally become a cashless society? Most people prefer credit or debit cards to actually using cash. It may the reason Apple has developed their Apple Pay payment system. Although there are still cash only retailers, will mobile payments replace cash? Read More…

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Post image for How to Save Money – Everywhere

Saving money is my passion! I consider myself a value shopper although I do very little actual shopping. Do I do extreme couponing or camp out at sales? No, that would be a waste of time since I do very little shopping. My grade as a consumer is probably “F”. I am not a minimalist, but I try to maximize value from my purchases with very little work. Read More…

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Playing sports teaches you much more than the game. Funny, how we tend to trivialize sports in school, but it is an important part of learning skills. When I played sports, I heard the phrase it was only a game. “Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games are created equal.” (George Will)  Read More…

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Chess Is Life!

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“Chess is life.”(Bobby Fischer) It is also a board game played by two people. Chess strategy consists of setting and achieving long term positioning advantages while tactics concentrate on immediate maneuvers during a game.  There is much more to playing chess such as the position of the pieces and values of each piece.  What can you learn from chess?  Could it help you in life? Read More…

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Water was taken for granted in the United States for years! It was only a problem in third world countries. This has been the hottest summer on record in California. It is adding to an already difficult drought condition that will not go away anytime soon. If you live in the Midwest or East coast, you probably experienced flood conditions. This weather/climate change will affect the cost of food very soon! Read More…

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Financial independence was a goal I achieved about twenty-nine (29) years ago. It was part of a ten (10) year plan, I accomplished in about eight (8) years. It was a goal with a plan! It required a level of commitment, discipline and determination day in and day out. Although I used savings and investing to achieve this goal, it was my choices that helped me achieve my success.  Read More…

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How are you doing with your retirement savings? The most important first step is to start making contributions to your retirement savings as early as possible. Using a retirement calculator, if you contribute as little as two hundred ($200) dollars a month at twenty-two years old, you will have one million four hundred thirty ($1,430,000) dollars at sixty-five (65) years old using a growth investment style.

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