For Increased Career Satisfaction, Identify Your Purpose

Increased Career Satisfaction
I hear so many folks speak about their employers as if their current job were the only option they had.  Many people stay at a career they dislike simply for the benefit of a steady paycheck.  I hear, all to frequently, from folks who have to work for their healthcare benefits or the 401K.  What kind of life is that?  How productive must you be, if you drag yourself to work simply to cover your...
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Subject To: Investing in Real Estate Without Paying For It

Investing in Real Estate Without Paying
I am pleased to announce the following guest post from Brandon Turner the senior editor at biggerpockets.com.  He is an active real estate investor and one heck of a nice guy! A “Subject To” deal, or “Sub2,” is a method for buying real estate… without actually purchasing it. I know, that sounds a little crazy, but hear me out. Imagine talking with your neighbor, Joe,...
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Got Land? The Economics Of Timber Harvesting

Economics Of Timber Harvesting
Who would have ever thought that buying acreage could offer multiple streams of income.  From rental property, to leasing your land out to farmers or hunters, or even harvesting timber.  For all the environmentalists out there, let me start by apologizing for even considering the harvesting of trees for money.  Make no mistake, I love trees, heck I really love anything that grows on its own.  I...
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The History Of The “Greenback” Repeats Itself – Or Does It?

The History Of The "Greenback"
The Following is a guest post from my friend Alan Amrich.  He has a wonderful grasp of U.S. Economics and history and his writing style is quite entertaining.  I am proud to share it with you!  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. The growing populist sentiment calling for a halt to the printing presses in Washington, incessantly cranking out billions of dollars in fiat currency, is not a new phenomenon....
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Windturbines: Great For Wind Energy, Not So Great For The Rare Bird Population

The Rare Bird Population, windturbines
I was driving in Northwestern Missouri recently and noticed off in the distance the vast amount of wind turbines that dot the landscape.  It got me to thinking; what are wind energy pros and cons.  First of all, I am not a fan of the look of the structures.  I am however, open-minded to the use, simply because I know very little about it.  That said, wind energy may be a great natural aggregator...
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What’s the Best Free Recipe App?

The Apple Store and Google Play together offer more digital cookbooks than you probably have room for on your mobile device. So which... more →
New tax law might slow down housing market.

What Will the New Tax Law Do to the Housing Market?

The new tax law will have a profound impact on the housing market, although in ways that go beyond the deductibility of mortgage interest... more →

4 in 5 Households Will Get a Tax Cut in 2018

Four out of five U.S. households will get a tax cut as a result of the legislation that President Donald Trump signed into law today. more →
Will bitcoin reach $100,000?

When Will Bitcoin Reach $100,000?

Bitcoin has accelerated its pace of appreciation in recent months, and if the current levels between $15,000 and $19,000 make you itch... more →
The Dow Jones topped 24,000 -- now what?

The Dow Jones Crossed the 24,000 Threshold. Now What?

Stocks appear to be increasing in volatility, yet the markets closed on Monday, December 4 with the Dow Jones Industrial Average is... more →
Peer mortgage

Should You Get a Peer-to-Peer Mortgage?

If you can’t get approved for a home loan from a bank, you might want to look into applying for a peer-to-peer mortgage. more →
Investment gifting is awesome.

4 Things To Know Before You Donate an Investment

While donations of any kind are appreciated, gifting investments benefits both the giver and the receiver. Here are four key things... more →
Are you wondering: What's the Relationship Between the Stock Market and Federal Debt?

What’s the Relationship Between the Stock Market and Federal Debt?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if gains in the stock market could actually reduce U.S. government indebtedness? If that were true,... more →
refurbished product, electronics, second-hand gadgets

Is It Okay to Buy a Refurbished Product?

Most refurbished items are electronics. We’ll stick to that category for the sake of this post. If you’re concerned about... more →