What is leverage? The action of a lever by definition is to gain some kind of advantage. It can be physical like when you are using a tool or, in finance terms, it is the use of borrowed money to enhance buying capacity (and hopefully increase return on investment). A few shows ago I emphasized […]
When I finished my training and figured out that I had to invest money somehow, the hardest thing for me was figuring out who to trust. The first apartment building I bought was a 14 unit building in the southern suburbs of Chicago. I would now characterize that as a C- to D+ area. My […]
Everyone defines wealth a little differently. My own definition of wealth is in the form of an equation wealth=time. Time is my currency of choice. It gives me the freedom to do whatever I like with my life. For the last 2 days, I took my three little girls (8,4,2) sledding in in the afternoon […]
My investor club is for “accredited investors.” What is an accredited investor? Well, it’s not something you apply for like it sounds. Being an accredited investor is just something you are or you are not…like you are either pregnant or you are not. An accredited investor is a defined by our friends at the SEC […]
The ideal business is not one that is necessarily glamorous. I have a cosmetic surgery business that is uncomfortably glamorous for me–I’m not a really flashy guy. Nevertheless, my plastic surgeons do a great job of making people get over their body hangups. It’s not just about changing a person’s physical appearance, it is actually […]
In the 1980s, you could get double digit returns on your savings. Interest rates were that high. That said, inflation was out of control as well so the real value of earnings might not be as attractive as it is at first glance but certainly better than today. Today’s economy punishes savers be eroding there […]
I recorded this interview with Reed Goossens several weeks ago but could not figure out where to put it because it is focussed on investing the USA for foreign investors. I did not want to leave all you Yankees out for a whole week so I decided to broadcast this as a bonus episode. Going […]
According to the SEC, you are an accredited investor if your annual income exceeds $200,000/year ($300,000 if filing jointly) OR you have a net worth of greater than $1 million excluding your personal residence.
If you meet these criteria, congratulations! Check the box and someone will reach out to you within 24 hours to set up a follow up phone call.