Category Archives: Investing

Investing Outside of Wall Street – NOT for the faint of heart

I have been at this game of investing outside of Wall Street full time since late 2004.  Thanks to how committed I was about “saving” most of my earned income, back then, I still had plenty of funds left to … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Electronic organization

If you are already organized electronically, there is no need for you to read this post.  For the rest of you who are in a constant state of chaos due to disorganization, this short post will probably help you (1) … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – A parallel path

Those of you who are following my monthly blogs know that I have been on a mission to achieve certain goals – to remain financially free and independent for the rest of my life.  Without getting into details, starting toward … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “The Death of Money” by James Rickards 

If you liked “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis as much as I did, then the chances are that you will appreciate “The Death of Money” by James Rickards even more.  The book was published in April 2014.  It helps you begin to understand the interconnectedness of world currencies.  … Continue reading

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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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