This award-winning history book builds upon the success of historically based market analysis, many of the time-tested research tools presented in Investment Atlas performed brilliantly on signaling a new bear market had arrived in January, 2008 in stocks, bonds and real estate as well as the new bull market in common and preferred stocks in April 2009.
Investment Atlas II not only updates this past research, but also, several new market indices, such as Winans-GFD International Housing Index and the Winans Legacy Stock Index are presented. These valuable tools add insight into global real estate markets, new ways for calculating stock market valuations, as well as improved benchmarks for portfolio management.
This book is an important and timely research study that explores a little known area of investing, which is that of private mortgage lending. The reason for undertaking the study was twofold; reason one is because for the past 15 years, retirement portfolios have been devastated by stock market fluctuations, resulting from a greater prevalence of boom and bust economic cycles. It is quite possible that currently another bust cycle might be unfolding, in spite of the apparent bull market. The second reason is because of the adopted Federal Reserve policy of creating an artificially low rate environment in an attempt to sustain the continued growth of the stock market and support of the current real estate recovery efforts.
These two economic conditions primarily affect income investors because of the low yields that are being offered by the typically available fixed-income investments, such as bonds, CDs and money-market accounts. The combination of a reduced interest rate environment and the increase stock market volatility has dramatically impacted the livelihood of the fixed income investor. Moreover, it has forced these investors to take greater levels of investment risk by incentivizing them to seek higher yields by investing in the stock market; in essence, the place that has created most of their financial problems.
Written by a middle-aged, middle income baby boomer, ‘Retirement Investing for Middle-aged, Middle Income Middle America’ offers insight into self-managing some or all of a retirement portfolio. It discusses necessary information for those approaching retirement, as well as those already in retirement. This book also offers ideas about what things might be considered before making investments within a retirement portfolio. ‘Retirement Investing for Middle-aged, Middle Income Middle America’ is not being written by a ‘financial expert’- lord knows we have enough of them already. It is being written by someone like you who decided to take the time and energy to self-manage his retirement portfolio.
Think apartments and commercial real estate are just for the big boys? Think again.
Brian Murray was not an investment pro when he bought his first commercial property. He was a teacher looking to build some side income. Armed with his passion for business and a lot of common sense, he developed a simple yet highly effective approach to investing that he still uses today at his multimillion-dollar real estate company.
Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate is a beginner's guide to investing based on Murray's experience bootstrapping his way from newbie investor to award-winning CEO of Washington Street Properties. Murray shares the secrets to his success through straightforward, actionable advice that will help you get started no matter what your experience level, or how much cash you have on hand.
You'll learn how to:
Find and creatively finance commercial property
Grow a portfolio without any help from outside investors and without taking on excessive debt
Use your small-investor status as a competitive advantage over corporate investors
Identify simple, practical ways to increase profits while keeping costs low
Murray also shares real-life stories that reveal exactly how he grew his business, and the hard lessons he learned along the way (so you don't have to). Whether you already invest in real estate and want to go bigger, or you've never owned a property, this book gives you the tools and wisdom you need to crush it in apartments and commercial real estate.
Money has tremendous power over us. Not having money limits our choices and restricts our ability to share in our society’s abundance. One of the biggest problems related to money is debt. Debt injects unnecessary stress in our lives that can affect our dreams, work, and our relationships with others. In this short read, Jennifer shares 5 simple steps that you can do right now to eliminate all of your debt, and faster than you may think is possible. In addition to eliminating your debt, the book will help your savings grow at the same time! All you need to change your current financial situation and get out of debt is the simple plan you will create with this book, plus your determination. It’s time to stop living paycheck to paycheck and start enjoying financial freedom. Remember, it’s not about how much you’re earning; it’s about the decisions you make with the money you have!
If money is emotional, then why do we persist in trying to manage our personal finances logically?We already know what it takes to become financially healthy: spend less than we make, pay down our debt, and save more money. Money management books, tools, and techniques abound, yet most of us don't utilize them. Maybe you've adopted the practice of ignoring money problems until they are barreling down on you like a tidal wave, as I once did. I know what it feels like to be drowning financially.
I'd like to propose a better alternative, one that doesn't require you to eat beans and rice or to spend hours updating budget spreadsheets. My approach to personal finance is called "Mindful Money Management." It is unique in that it harnesses the power of your emotions, so they can propel you forward like a rocket booster towards your Preferred Financial Destination. Yes, money is emotional, but you can prevent your heart from hijacking your wallet. Let me show you how.
"Christine Luken does a wonderful job taking complex financial topics and making them easy to understand. Reading Money is Emotional is like having a conversation with a knowledgeable friend." --Robert Pagliarini, CFP, EA, Author of The Sudden Wealth Solution
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