The Real Estate Blog with a Twist
Sir John Templeton — respected investor, banker, and fund manager — was on the right track when he said, “Diversify.
In stocks and bonds, as in much else, there is safety in numbers.”
Greg and I recently participated in a virtual business conference, and one session was an interview with marketing guru Dan Kennedy.
A few years ago, I wrote about how I stopped buying gas from 7-Eleven based on a rumor I heard.
I was recently a guest on the Carolina Hard Money for Real Estate Investing podcast. The podcast was also live-streamed, and you can view the recording here on YouTube or on Facebook.
In 1999, Warren Buffett made a speech about how he thought the stock market was overvalued and due for a correction. Of course, he was correct.
Real estate consultant John Burns was recently interviewed by Gary Beasley, founder of Roofstock, a Bay Area-based financial technology startup.
How do you feel about spiders? When it comes to common spiders, most of us realize they are not that deadly, yet many of us would categorize them as frightening – maybe even terrifying for some!
Remember the show “Kids Say the Darndest Things” with Art Linkletter? That always got me and the family laughing. I caught and recorded plenty of funny lines spoken by my own kids.
It’s indisputable: children are the future. If we don’t teach our youngest how to earn, save, and invest money, our future (and theirs!) could be in a boatload of trouble. What are you doing to help teach your kids, grandkids, or even great-grandkids about money?
The Economist recently published an article comparing how COVID-19 has affected blue states and red states differently. States with Republican leadership and constituents tend to travel more, purchase more, and have remained employed statistically more than Democratic-led states.
A common way that investors attempt to protect their capital from the whims of equity markets is to allocate some of their money to alternative investments.
If I offered you a million dollars today, what would you say? Here are your choices:
1) Sure, I’ll take that one million dollars today!
2) I’d prefer a shiny penny that will double in value for 31 days.
Between the recent stock market hits and the coronavirus pandemic affecting, well, everything, the economy is having a tough time.
Here in the United States, most places have been closed for about a month and a half to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (We wrote about some of the science behind “flattening the curve” when the outbreak began to worsen.)
Here’s one of my favorite pictures of my youngest son, Dexter, playing t-ball when he was about 5 years old — he's the one in the pitcher’s position. This picture, which was taken between batters hitting off the tee, is special because the second baseman is in...