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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Investment lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Late August 2017, David and I were in San Antonio, Texas, when Hurricane Harvey was starting to wreak havoc.  All scheduled events, away from the hotel, were cancelled.  Thankfully, we headed back up north, staying at the edge of the … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Section 8, another dimension to the story

On May 9, 2017, PBS Frontline aired an investigative case study called, “Poverty, Politics & Profit: The Housing Crisis.”  The focus of the case study was to expose tax frauds being committed by large-scale developers, attaining political favors, while hugely … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “Landlords” then, and now?

There is a perception among many, including judges, that landlords are extremely wealthy and that tenants are much less so.  I believe this was true for centuries since when the term, landlord, came to exist.  Doesn’t the word, landlord, conjure … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “Lucifer’s Banker” by Bradley C. Birkenfeld

“Lucifer’s Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy,” published in November 2016, reads like a suspense novel.  Once I began reading it, I could not put it down.  English being my second language, for me to … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “While America Aged” by Roger Lowenstein

The subject book was published, before the stock-market crash, in 2008.  Its subtitle is descriptive of the content: “How pension debts ruined General Motors, stopped the NYC subways, bankrupted San Diego, and loom as the next financial crisis.” At the … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Zombie deals

In the world of real-estate investing, we often say, “Money is in the follow up.”  How true! Recently, after many twists and turns, we finally closed on a deal that came to us from our direct-mail campaign in October 2016.  … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “I think I can, I think I can.”

What does the title of this post have to do with investing?  Well, a lot, at least for me.  I’ll get to that in a moment. I became a mother within a few months after arriving in the United States. … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “Do you work for your money?  Or does your money work for you?”

In his weekly Rich Dad Radio Shows, Robert Kiyosaki often asks the above two questions. Most of the time, I am absolutely convinced that I’m on the right path to focusing on the right things.  Ever since I began the quest to … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Checkmarks do the trick for me

Long ago, I used to keep to-do lists separately from my calendar.  In fact, what prompted me to write this post were the multiple to-do lists that I found from several years ago, one for each business entity that I … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Fraud alert for company owners

If you’re impatient like me, you need to know the conclusion about the topic first.  So, here it is.  If you own and operate a corporate entity and if you receive something in the mail that looks a lot like … Continue reading

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