An October 13th, 2018 article in the New York Times discussed how Jared
Kushner avoided paying almost no federal income taxes several years
running. According to the article, Kushner, who has a net worth of $324M
plus, paid little to no taxes from 2009 through 2016. Just by my first two
sentences, you can see the slant of the article – how things are tilted
unfairly toward the rich.
To avoid ...
On January 4th, I released The Side Hustle, a self-published crime fiction
novel. I didn’t seek a publisher for this novel for a couple of reasons.
I’ll get to that in a bit.
Before I do, let me tell you about the book.
The Side Hustle is about the murder of Jacob Kidwell, a personal finance
blogger. Jacob’s life was seemingly perfect, but during the investigation,
it’s discovered that something dark lurked ...
On the previous New Year’s Eve, I wrote a post (How Many Books Did You Read
This Year?) that detailed the number of books I read (30) in 2017. This
was in follow-up to an earlier post, You Are What You Read. Personally,
the latter article is one of my favorites and in it I shared my personal
With both of those articles in my mind, I started 2018 ...
Okay, so you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been a little quiet over the
past several weeks. It’s been a busy period of real estate acquisitions
and writing (albeit not blog work). I’ll fill you in on the real estate
stuff in coming weeks, but for now I’m going to give you a quick sneak peek
into the upcoming writing projects.
First, I have a self-published novel that I’m targeting for release ...
When most people learn that I formerly was a police officer, they raise
their eyebrows and will usually say something like, “Really? Why would you
To most, the idea of being a police officer has an exotic feel to it. It’s
because they have envisioned the Hollywood cliché of law enforcement –
heroic exploits of men and women in a daily struggle against crime and
corruption. While there are some ...
A friend of mine, Andrew (not his real name), is married with two kids. A
few years ago, his life was like many Americans – he carried consumer debt,
had no savings, and was stressed out. Life was not turning out the way
he’d hoped. Then he realized he was responsible for the mess he was in and
set about to change things.
He worked hard to improve his financial position. ...
I read the most astounding paragraph in the June 19th, 2018 edition of USA
Today. In Wealth of Millionaires Surges 10.6% to top $70 Trillion for the
First Time, David Carrig was reporting on the World Wealth Report 2018
recently released from global consulting firm Capgemini. It was the third
paragraph of the article that really caught my attention,
The number of high net worth individuals (HNWI) – which Capgemini defines ...
If you’re looking to purchase an investment property, whether it be a
residential single-family home or a commercial building, the purchasing
process is very similar. While there are some differences between the two
processes, I thought they are close enough that I thought we should take a
quick run through to get a discussion in place for future articles.
For discussion purposes, residential properties are single family homes,
duplexes, triplexes, and ...
We spend our lives with risk.
There is everyday risk like driving to and from work, school, or some event
with our spouse. At any moment, we put ourselves on the road with other
people who may or may not be in full control of themselves whether it be
from alcohol, lack of sleep, or relationship induced stress. Some of these
people are just plain morons who should not be allowed ...
Becoming wealthy is not something that happens overnight. Sure, some people
win the lottery or have a windfall of money from an unexpected inheritance,
but you should not be holding your breath for something like that to happen
Instead, to build real wealth, you need to think long-term. Rather than
living lavishly, it’s important to adopt a lifestyle of disciplined saving
and investing. These simple actions can help almost ...
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