You Are a Survivor

You Are a Survivor

Here’s a little bit of fun this Saturday: a look back for those of us who can remember the good ol’ days when we didn’t wear seatbelts or have Xboxes and spent all day outside, running around the neighborhood.I used to ride all over town on the banana yellow seat of...
My Friend Debt

My Friend Debt

Like a great spouse, the “good” kind of debt can be your best friend when it comes to investing.  Debt can be used to increase your returns, and it can be the product itself for making money.  Many people have become fabulously wealthy by successfully leveraging...
Do You Want to See Something Really Scary?

Do You Want to See Something Really Scary?

Remember the opening scene from Twilight Zone: The Movie with Dan Aykroyd?  He plays a hitchhiker riding in the passenger seat of a car on a dark, deserted highway.  He repeatedly asks the driver if he wants to see something “really scary.”  He tells the driver that...
My Dinner with Dinesh

My Dinner with Dinesh

My wife Tanja and I had the honor of meeting and getting to hear from one of my idols, Dinesh D’Souza, at a dinner function a few weeks ago.  Dinesh is an immigrant from Mumbai, India (formerly Bombay), and has had a very interesting career here in the United States...
Capital Gains Loophole You Should Know About

Capital Gains Loophole You Should Know About

Did you know that if you have an investment property you want to sell, but you don’t want to pay taxes on the capital gain, you can do what’s called a “1031 Exchange” and have the taxes deferred? That nice ol’ government agency that we all know and love — the IRS —...