Category Archives: Investing

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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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Of what the 2016 election reminded me

In a moment, I’ll get to what this election reminded me of as I had made the switch from being an employee to a business owner over a decade ago.  But, first, here is a bit of U.S. history lesson: … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – On being coached, update 2016

I wrote about this topic a couple of times on this website.  Effective October 1, 2016, I signed up to work with a new coach.  This is an open blog intended primarily for him.  Here it is:   Dear Coach:   … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Eviction Diversion Program

Landlords and property managers, this one’s for you! If you own rental properties and/or manage them for other people, and if your tenants are experiencing temporary hardship, the Eviction Diversion Program may help you collect back-rent.  I first learned about … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – The future of Pontiac is bright

On August 8, 2016, we closed on a HUD property located at 61 Fairgrove Street, Pontiac, Michigan 48342.  More on this specific property a little later. For those of you who may not be familiar, Oakland County, which includes the … Continue reading

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