Category Archives: Investing

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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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Why are millions, world over, struggling today?

In May 2016, I wrote about “The Big Short.”   This post is a sequel of sorts.  Attached is a link to a four-part series on “Money, Power, and Wall Street” by PBS Frontline.  Each part is slightly less than one hour.  … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Who has the time to exercise?

In 1984, shortly after obtaining my Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I began working for Chrysler at its then headquarters in Highland Park, Michigan.  Then, in 1996, the company moved its headquarters to Auburn Hills, about 30 miles north … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “The Big Short”

Every month, whenever possible, David and I attend as many as seven recurring networking events, organized by various local Real Estate Investment Associations (REIAs).  Especially after my retirement savings tanked between 1999 and 2000, I have become averse to sending … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Mobile office

My husband’s passion is traveling.  Mine is investing. Actually, to be more precise, investing became my passion AFTER the first wave of market crashes which, in recent decades, started around 1999 and 2000. From the very beginning, accommodating both of … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Refusing to be a slave to someone else

An unknown author once said, “We too often love things and use people when we should use things and love people.” On a broad scope, there are two types of people in this world: Those who are respectful of your … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – A great opportunity in disguise

Japanese is my first language.  About 30 years ago, I was researching in depth in my native language about Toyota and Honda to help make Chrysler, my then employer in Detroit, more competitive vis-à-vis its Japanese competitors.  There is one … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – My first bid on a HUD property

** On 02/01/2016, this post was updated. I thank Ms. Amy Beltz of BLB Resources for her valuable input.  On 01/28/2016, I took the class she taught on “Comprehensive HUD Training.” **   HUD is short for U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – What gets measured gets done

I have known the importance of setting goals: annually, quarterly, monthly, and weekly.  After all, I used to be part of corporate America where numbers ruled supreme. Each year, Cameron Dunlap also reminds his students, myself included, the importance of … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Trust but ALWAYS verify

Back when I was an employee in corporate America, every so often, we were mandated to come up with ways to cut costs within our department.  I used to think of such demands as an annoyance, taking time away from … Continue reading

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