Utilize Credit for an Advantage, Not a Financial Burden

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 9, 2019

When we hear about credit, we often hear the negatives. We ourselves have warned against credit card debt on this very blog. However, credit in itself is not always a bad thing. Just like anything in the world, responsible, informed use of credit cards and be advantageous to your investment career.

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Topics: credit score, financial strategy

An Investor’s Quick-Guide to Real Estate Investment Financing Strategies

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jun 19, 2019

If you’re hoping to get your foot in the door and begin your career as a real estate investor, there are several phases that can be intimidating. One of the most daunting aspects of investing in real estate is financing. Buying a personal residence can be a headache all on its own, but when you add the many other factors involved in buying an investment property, the pressure is on.

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Topics: financial strategy, financing real estate

How Measuring Your Overall ROI Impacts Your Goals

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Nov 30, 2018

When we think about measuring ROI, or your return on investment, we usually think about just that—investments. We think purely in terms of our actual financial investments, be they stocks or real estate.

But what if we stopped and took stock of our lives in the same way? What if we looked at everything with such an intentional eye, examining the value we’re truly getting not just in our financial lives, but in the daily decisions we make—our jobs, education, and even our relationships?

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Topics: financial strategy, measuring roi

Where's the Balance Between Paying Off Debt and Investing?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Nov 23, 2018

Traditional financial wisdom has long told us that it is far better for our financial security to focus on paying down outstanding debts first before we worry about investing in anything. Does this strategy hold up to modern financial sensibilities or is it an outdated mode of thinking? What is the best path to security, financial freedom, and growing your wealth?

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Topics: financial strategy

What Should I Do with My Passive Income from Real Estate Investing?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 14, 2018

When navigating the world of passive real estate investing for the first time, understanding how to manage your newfound income effectively can be challenging. This can arguably be one of the more difficult things to navigate. How do you responsibly utilize your cash flow? What is the best way to manage your new stream of income?

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Topics: financial strategy, cash flow

Top Financial Strategies to Go from Property Owner to Real Estate Mogul

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Oct 10, 2018

If you have ambitions of becoming truly successful in real estate investment, one thing that you will come to learn quickly is that one or two investment properties are not going to cut it. If you have a desire to quit your day job, grow your passive income into a dream retirement, or reach sustainable long-term wealth, you’re going to find that scaling your portfolio is an absolute necessity.

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Topics: growing your portfolio, financial strategy

How Portfolio Diversification Brings Lasting Financial Security

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Financial strategy can be a tricky skill to master. It can leave many of us feeling anxious, particularly if we are new to things like investing—be it in stocks and bonds or in real estate and business ventures.

One of the biggest and most important concepts to master no matter what your financial goals are, however, is portfolio diversification. This is the idea of putting your money to work across multiple disciplines, markets, and types of investments.

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Topics: financial strategy, stock market

Rethinking Outdated Financial Advice for Successful Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Where finances are concerned, we have this “tried and true” mentality that often keeps us from updating age-old financial advice. We believe that if it worked in the past—for our grandparents and parents—hey, it’ll work for us and our kids, too, right?

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Topics: financial strategy

3 Financial Strategies to Improve Your Monthly Cash Flow

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jun 30, 2017

For real estate investors, one of the most important things you can do for your financial future is to maximize your monthly cash flow.

Naturally, every real estate investor wants positive cash flow—but more than just having positive cash flow, you want to have significant positive cash flow.

And in order to do that, you have to be proactive in your strategies for maximizing that cash flow. Even passive real estate investors have work to do.

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Topics: financial strategy

The 5 Best Turnkey Real Estate Investing Tips I Have Ever Given

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Looking back over the last few years, there is one thing we all can agree on when it comes to real estate investing...  This has been one helluva ride for the real estate market and investors alike!  

What we find really interesting though is that even with such a wild ride, there are still lists out there of things you need to avoid.  Especially as those lists relate to Turnkey real estate investing.  Oddly enough, there are still many investors who are choosing to not learn from history.  Or maybe they don't know what this history is that they need to avoid.  Although any list is going to be subjective and without a doubt, incomplete, this list at least gives a starting point for investors looking at turnkey investments.

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Topics: turnkey investing, financial strategy