Mindset: You Are Who You Are… Embrace It

Just Be Yourself, there is no one better. – Taylor Swift How many times have you heard old cliches like  “don’t reinvent the wheel” or “follow in the footsteps of those who have already done it well?” Imagine how different the world would be today if Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Steve Jobs decided to do what everyone else was doing…. Okay, I admit I’m a “green bubble,” Android loyalist and I don’t drive a…

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Fail Files: Crowdsourcing A $30k Loss

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” -Bill Gates After reviewing my first two posts, I realized I was getting braggadocious and wasn’t giving an accurate picture of my investment journey. It’s always more fun to talk about the ups than the downs and I was feeling myself a little too much. In reality, I’ve gone through a lot of pain over my career. In fact,…

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Attorney vs. Realtor: Who Makes More $$$?

It’s All About the Benjamins, Baby…. -Puff Daddy Before I switched to full-time investing, I labored away as an attorney and later as a Realtor. Ultimately, neither job was a good fit but I developed skills in both professions that are invaluable for my investing career. Plus, I made a good amount of money to fund my initial investments. Let’s go over my personal experience in both roles and then compare the jobs head-to-head. This…

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How I Used Real Estate to Become a Millionaire By 40

“90% of millionaires got their wealth by investing in real estate.” -Andrew Carnegie I saw this quote years ago… sure, it was motivating and reassured me that I was on the right path with my decision to focus on real estate. On the other hand, it’s pretty useless because it doesn’t explain how to invest in real estate to become a millionaire. Plus, Andrew Carnegie died over 100 years ago so what the hell does…

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