The Safest Place to Store Your Cash

"The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket." - Frank McKinney Hubbard "You definitely need a cash position," Porter Stansberry tells us. "And you need it to be immediate money. Not CDs, not gold. Your cash should be money you...

How to Sell ANYTHING — Including Your Ideas and Yourself

It doesn't matter whether you are writing an invitation, an e-mail asking for something, a memo outlining a proposal, a speech presenting your ideas, or a note to your sweetheart asking for forgiveness, the basic rules apply: The message is about the reader and his...

So You Want To Be Wealthy? How Wealthy?

I once heard wealth defined as "stored value." That made sense to me. You are wealthy in something if you have a plentiful supply of it -- enough to enjoy now and a sufficient reserve to take care of future needs. I like that definition because it emphasizes storage....

Will You Be Protected When The Real-Estate Bubble Bursts?

I love investing in real estate. It's a fair amount of work, but I enjoy just about every aspect of it. I've been fortunate enough to realize triple-digit profits on properties several times in under a year -- as the result of leveraged appreciation, net rents, and...

How to Enjoy a Great Retirement

"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do." - Jerome K. Jerome   To understand what I'm about to say, you have to understand this: Happiness in life comes not from idleness but from working. Not working at a job you hate,...

The Mysteries of Retirement

Even if you work long and hard enough to afford the standard vision of a "perfect" retirement, you will almost certainly be bored by it. (I know you don't believe me, but I can show you plenty of evidence: testimonials by dozens of businessmen I've known who retired,...

How to Save Hundreds with a 5-Minute Phone Call

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." - Irish proverb I received a notice last week from a "mortgage service corporation." They told me that by switching to twice-monthly mortgage payments, I could ultimately save tens of...

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