I spend most shows interviewing other people. However, once in a while, it’s fun to speak to you directly. We call these question answer shows, “Ask Buck”. I recorded this podcast episode just before the holidays and I hope you enjoy it. By the time you get this note, Thanksgiving will be over but I […]
With the recent boom of real estate crowdfunding platforms, I often get this question, “What do you think of the (fill in catchy name) platform? What platforms do you like?” The problem with this question is that it’s really not asking the right question. I am a real estate investor. When I invest in real […]
In college, my two favorite courses were biochemistry and organic chemistry. The logic was very soothing to me. In high school, the only thing that gave me that sense of logically progressing to an answer was mathematics—especially geometry proofs. In other words, I like concrete answers and am not as comfortable leaving arguments unsettled. Like […]
A simple question can have so much complexity around it. Here’s one I get all the time: “Should I pay off my house?”. Conventional wisdom says this is a no brainer. Look at all the financial gurus out there like Dave Ramsey and Suzi Orman—they all think you ought to be paying off your mortgage. […]
With the end up the year coming up, my mind is focused on what I can do to mitigate my tax burden. We’ve done multiple investor club webinars on different strategies already this year within investor club. However, my favorite strategy to minimize my tax liability is to maximize depreciation. As it turns out, I have […]
By now, you know my paradox. The more I invest in real estate, the less I pay in taxes because of my real estate professional designation. It could be worse. I could not have the designation and not be able to apply passive losses to all sources of my income! It’s a good problem to […]
If you read the title of this email and felt a little weird about it, I think that’s pretty normal. It was intended to get a reaction out of everyone. For those who believe in giving for the purpose of being a good person, it might disgust you to think of adulterating your good deeds. […]
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