Category Archives: Investing

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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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” by Michael Lewis

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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