I have been following reporting about the changes that have happened in the real estate investment property market.
Partially I do that anyway, pandemic or not because I constantly work on growing my residential real estate portfolio to work towards my economic independence goal I call the Time Freedom Point. It’s the point where I don’t need to exchange time for money anymore and do what I love. Some will be exactly the same as now and a few things will be what I haven’t been able to do without money.
I also follow this so I am up to…
I had heard it many times, especially when I completed some significant task or achieved a big goal. “It takes a village” — but does it really?
Here is what the Oxford Dictionary says about Individualism: “the habit or principle of being independent and self-reliant. A social theory favoring freedom of action for individuals over collective or state control. Encouragement has been given to individualism, free enterprise, and the pursuit of profit”.
We also hear that America is about “the pursuit of happiness.”
In comparison, socialism is defined as “a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that…
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to be much more active on a platform called Bigger Pockets.
It’s the biggest platform for people interested in real estate and investing to come together, learn from each other, use tools, exchange stories, etc.
I had always liked my membership and the many benefits and tools they offer, but I had slacked as far as writing in the forums. I never really knew if it would have much of an effect.
With the resolution in mind, I started to post regularly in January. To get an idea of what my topic area…
It’s finally available to us — Holistic Repayment.
As you may know, I am originally from Germany and I have often asked myself how we ended up with the system of banking and financing we are used to in the United States.
Some may say that we took a lot of the US banking system from the one established long ago in Britain — Boston Tea Party — you recall…
That is probably true, but one thing I have never understood is the way we pay off the mortgages on our houses.
A brief disclaimer: I am not a financial…
The short answer to your questions is: "no".
The underlying misunderstanding is the believe that America is willing to admit that it needs fixing, improvement, modernization.
As any politician (either party) and they still say each time a microphone is under their nose: 'We are the greatest country on the planet, the wealthiest, the best, the one others should model themselves after."
Reform starts with realization that something needs change. America still believes that it just had a little bump in the road of its greatness and will soon be able to bully the rest of the world around again, because that's what the world needs.
As long as that realization is missing, things will not even get looked at, let alone changed.
Umair, the one additional aspect of this GOP behavior, similar to that of most politicians of either party, is the fact that there are no consequences of their actions. They can vote against everything and get reelected. They can storm the capital and get reelected. They can gerrymander districts and change voting rules in their favor and get reelected.
Because the American public has been conditioned to always ask: "What did I get out of this fight?" the Dems will only have short periods of interruption. …
Can you still recall the beginning of 2020?
Were you thinking something like this:
The economy is doing pretty well, employment is high, I might see if there are opportunities for a raise or promotion, maybe even pursue switching to a better position. I have been saving and maybe it’s time to look for a house. Interest rates are low and the FED just said they would remain low and the economy will do well in 2020. I expect a pretty good year.
Does that sound like it could have been you about 14 months ago, or so?
I am a certified coach and an experienced mentor.
For many people, it isn’t immediately clear what the difference is. Let me tell you a story. After that, we will dive a little deeper into the official definition. In the end, I’ll let you know how it might apply to you as an investor.
Here is the story of Maria:
Several years ago I was invited to help a client to develop a peer-coaching program for a specific project team. The group of approximately 15 people was working very hard but all had a very scientific, systematic, task-oriented personality style.
People have very very short attention spans. The election is pretty much forgotten. The coup is almost forgotten - with no consequences for anybody. The expectation for change as promised will be forgotten soon as well as people go back to collecting unemployment or minimum wages, IN the fall a first drumbeat of reminders wills tart appearing that will get louder and louder, telling people about all the empty promises. It will come for the republicans and the progressive liberals simultaneously. The few whoa re even interested in the mid-terms will cast their verdict. It's very predictable and has nothing to do with the current situation. It's all in the basic understanding on how to use power and beliefs in unity/collaboration.
A few days ago I received a message from a social media system in Germany, similar to LinkedIn. The message made me aware that a contact of mine had posted a request for advice. I logged in and read the request. Ulrike was mainly referring to having gone to a different country (China) and not being sure how the next step in life could look like. She had visited a few times, was fascinated by the energy people had, the prevalence of youth, the openness towards technology, and the feeling of constant progress and innovation.
Many people had already commented…