5 Comments

  1. Jamie V says:

    I must say, I’m a fan of your more original investment ideas. I’m trying to read as many PF blogs as I can and talk to as many people as I can about investing, and you are the first one who’s talked about things like timber harvesting and cattle investing. It’s what I’m looking for: my boyfriend and I are slowly on our way into the farming industry/business and I’d like some of our investments (both time and money) to be not only very diversified but related to future endeavors (after a couple years of research, we did recently buy some alpacas and one is already pregnant – joy!). I will need to go look in your posting history for more related articles!

    • Jim says:

      Well thank you Jamie! Since I am no longer a fan of traditional investment options such as 401k’s and IRA’s, I have made it my passion to seek alternatives. I refuse to be the person who accepts limited options, so I will make sure to pass on anything I can..Possibly even info on Alpaca investing! Congrats on your success of getting yours pregnant!

  2. I’d never have thought to invest in cattle but that sounds like a fun way to make money. The tax lien idea is particularly intriguing. Do you find the fees involved with having someone manage the process to be palatable?

    • Jim says:

      Yes, the fees are certainly palatable. They charge 12% of the profit I earn. For instance, if I have a $1000 lien that pays in full in year one, I get my principal back plus the 88% of the interest charged. So those liens that pay out over a longer term are actually good, because I am making more the longer it is drawn out. Many of the liens will pay back in 30 days and all I get is my principal back plus a very minimal interest fee. Hope that helps!

Leave a Comment

*

People count the money to buy a house in future success.

Avoiding Mortgage Scams: Don’t Fall for Unreasonable Promises

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That’s sound advice for almost all aspects of life, including the search for... more →
Eat for free for a whole month via the meal kit companies discounts for new customers.

How To Get a Month of Free Food: 9 Meal Kit Companies Offering Discounts to New Customers

Play your cards right and you might be able to line up a month’s worth of free meals if you were to try out all nine of the meal... more →
Generate extra cashflow -- here are 97 ways.

96 Awesome Ways to Generate Extra Cashflow

Who doesn’t want more money nowadays? We’ve got you covered on that front. Here comes a long list of different ideas on... more →
Valentine's Day gifts that won't destroy your budget

Valentine’s Day Crafts Are Romantic Rescue from Crazy Inflation

Fall for the hype this week and you’re out an average of $143.56 for Valentine’s Day. Crafts and other do-it-yourself tactics... more →

Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin — FREE Ebook!

Have we got something for you: a free ebook about bitcoin! more →
Get a flu vaccine.

Why You Need To Get a Flu Vaccine Right Now

Flu vaccines aren’t just for the elderly  anymore. Here are 25 reasons you should go get vaccinated. more →
Financially successful

Acquire the Trait All Financially Successful People Have

Financially successful people tend to all have a lot of self-discipline. Improving your discipline in one area of your life often spills... more →

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 →
Why You Should Start Listening to Audiobooks

Why You Should Start Listening to Audiobooks

For over a year now I’ve been listening to audiobooks. Honestly, I didn’t start sooner because I thought negatively about... more →