Resources

I will be filling this page with vendors, information and resources I come across and recommend.

Where am I investing:

  • Lending Club is one of my favorite recommendations. I have been a member since 2009 and even with a fairly conservative investment strategy I have seen a minimum of 7.5% return every year.  http://www.lendingclub.com
  • Residential real estate has been one of my all time best investments. I invest in both rehab and flip properties and long term rental properties. This type of investment requires the most amount of hands on work but has been a solid earner for me over the last 15 years. One tip I recommend when investing in flip properties, only buy ones you could rent out if the market dips again and you can hold them for the long term until things recover. Watch for my up coming articles on investing in real estate for more info
  • Vanguard Index Funds  do your research on Vanguard they generally have great returns with really low fees, I rarely take on the market myself and when I do I usually get burned so teaming up with the pros is generally the way to go.  http://www.vangaurd.com
  • Betterment is a company I have recently switched my retirement plan to. It is an automated low fee investment program that automatically manages your account based on market conditions and your set goals (more than I can say for my financial adviser) Get 6 months free by clicking my referral link! Click Here

What am I driving:

I drive a used 2012 Toyota Tundra. I searched high and low to find a used one at a below market price, I have never purchased a brand new vehicle and don’t ever plan to. The truck is a bit of an expense but I need that kind of power for the rehab construction project I do and towing the trailer around town. Toyotas are one of the most reliable vehicles and retain their resale value better than most other brands.

Do I own my home?

Yes, and it is paid in full. We downsized years ago and buy foreclosed properties to rehab every couple of years, taking advantage of the tax free profits as owner occupied flippers and the equity earned in rehabbing distress homes ourselves. Check out http://www.hudhomestore.com and http://www.homepath.com for some great owner occupied foreclosure properties.

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