5 Types of Insurance You May Need in Your Lifetime

For many, the world of insurance can be difficult to understand. There are so many different types of insurance, as well as different policies. How do you know which options are right for you? Or, just as importantly, when should you obtain or increase coverage? These are all questions that I’ve pondered over the years….
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How Debt & Taxes Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Poorer

  In my last article, “The Twenty-Something’s Guide to Financial Stability,” I discussed some of the common financial mistakes that are often made by young folks. But it is true that you can be broke at any age. For me personally, I’ve been both rich and poor. I was raised by a working, single mom…
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When it Comes to Your Rental Portfolio, How Much Cash Flow is Enough?

“Cash flow” is a term that comes up in most conversations on real estate investing—and for good reason. As a landlord, if the rent you charge is significantly higher than your expenses, that difference can not only help you build wealth but can also serve as a potential cash cushion, there to soften the blow…
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5 Strategies for Teaching Your Kids About Finance & Investing

After I completed my formal college education and entered the “real world,” I went on to work in real estate, insurance, housing, and eventually mortgages and private equity management. Through each of these work experiences, I learned more about financial and investing topics that directly relate to everyday life. Surprisingly, even for an accounting major…
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How to Hone Your Screening Process to Ensure Better Tenants

Over the course of my real estate investing career, I’ve had some great tenants. One of my best tenants is a woman who has lived in one of my properties for almost 20 years. She gets along great with my property management team, and I rarely hear from her. Unfortunately, I’ve also experienced my share…
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