November 2012

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Top 6 College Budget Killers

During college and after, budgets are extremely important. However, there are certain things which can eat into a budget, and kill it quickly. Here are six budget killers to avoid. Budget Killer Number One: Coffee Many students rely on coffee to keep moving. This often...

What Qualifies As An Investment?

The word “investment” can be defined as putting money toward something with the hope it will produce income or profit. The whole idea of “making money work for you” is drawn from the idea of investment. Many beginning investors have problems choosing investments, or even...

The Basics of Financing and Credit

For an income property investor, there’s probably nothing more essential than the ability to obtain financing. This is an extremely important element of income property investing, and it’s hugely dependent on your credit history. Credit Reporting Companies One of the most familiar components of good...

Divide Savings to Reach Your Goals

Interested in reaching your goals through savings and wealth creation? Here are some tips to get you started. Emergency Savings An important step in creating financial security is creating an emergency fund. An emergency fund essentially provides a way to prepare for any unexpected expenses....

6 Ways to Curb Impulse Spending

Impulse spending can be a major problem when trying to create a stable financial future like Jason Hartman recommends. Here are some tips to curb impulse spending. 1. Wait One common way to curb habitual impulse spending is to set a “time rule.” Whether the...

The Basics of Risk Evaluation

To make smart investments, it’s important to know how to recognize what’s a risky investment and what isn’t. Keep reading to learn what to look out for. Risk in High Land Value One thing most income property investors don’t come to realize is most risk...

Learning How to Evaluate Trends

When an investor purchases an income property, Jason Hartman teaches there are two component parts: the improvement, and the land. Essentially, the improvement encompasses everything the property is made of, the “sticks and bricks” as Jason likes to say. The land, of course, is what...

Cheating Inflation and Creating Wealth

“Inflation investing” or income property investing, as Jason Hartman refers to it, can be a tricky concept to understand. To budding income property investors seeking to create financial independence and accustomed to thinking of the idea that debt is bad, it’s critical to shift into...