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Why Collaborate?

A brill article by blog.memphisinvest.com so I’m sharing it with you

Too often we try to do things by ourselves. Sharing credit and profits, after all, doesn’t appeal to most people. But collaboration, more than anything, can positively shape your success in real estate investment.

Why Collaborate?

Real estate investors flooded the market when the housing bubble took its toll. At the time, there were plenty of properties to be snatched up — but soon, that wasn’t the case. Some investors felt pushed out of the market, especially where things got competitive.

Surprisingly, rather than turning real estate investment into a survival-of-the-fittest situation, savvy investors and develops defied expectations and started to collaborate.

“Allied capital” is a strategy that could serve real estate investors very well. Why?

  • It combines multiple viewpoints, experiences and resources to make more informed decisions.
  • It builds relationships that can lead to new connections, deals and business opportunities.
  • Risk is diluted with multiple investors. This can also give investors the capacity they need to diversify.
  • Rather than create competition, you open yourself up to future collaboration and benefits.

Who Should I Collaborate With?

INVESTORS THAT SHARE YOUR OVERALL VISION
All investors have different approaches and perspectives to the business. Still, you can find like-minded individuals in terms of overall goals. If you’re on the same page at a fundamental level, differences will add perspective rather than create problems. While there will be challenges in any collaborative setting, being able to go back to a common ground will mitigate conflict and keep everyone anchored.

INVESTORS THAT YOU CAN TRUST & RESPECT
If you wouldn’t want your name associated with a particular real estate investor, collaboration is likely not a good idea. If you can’t trust or respect them, don’t work with them. Not only will this prevent you from getting burned in the end, but it will save you a lot of conflict, resentment and stress — and safeguard your reputation.

Have you taken an “allied capital” approach with your real estate investments? Share your experience with us in the comments.

Go well, Chat soon
www.flipping2retirement.net

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Great video from @ericworre

Great video from @ericworre

How To Attain FREEDOM In Network Marketing

 

I work with several MLM companies because I like their products either for my family’s health or  for lifestyle reasons, and don’t see why I should pay retail when I can get a discount.

I don’t always work the business – but that’s the joy of networking isn’t it – it’s all up to you!

One I’m very keen on because I see it as my retirement saviour is Flipping 4 Profit

But I buy household goodies with Amway and every day take my dollop of Prime 1 ever since my son was recommended it when he had cancer.

So take your pick there are simply thousands to choose from just do your due diligence and don’t expect miracles… it is a business and you do need to do some work to reap any rewards 🙂

 

Go well till the next time
www.flipping2retirement.net

Retirement: 5 tips on how to save $1 million

I am always open to thoughts on how to best use my savings to grow themselves and I’m sure you are the same so when I read & heard this

Retirement: 5 tips on how to save $1 million

I was all ears! We are all living longer but we still want to maintain our own personal standard of living, as well as being prepared for any future health care costs. This is how to be like a good scout and “Be Prepared”

Five tips for saving a cool million by the time you retire.

  1. Start early and take advantage of the power of compounding.
    It only makes sense too make use of free money
  2. Have a plan
    It really focuses you.
  3. Take advantage of your company-sponsored savings plan
    Again the free money advantage. Jeanne Thompson, vice president at Fidelity Investments, says: “90% of the Fidelity millionaires are taking advantage of the catch-up provisions and many are saving up to the maximum. “They are milking it for all it’s worth.””
  4. Use automatic deductions for all your savings.
    If you stick a certain amount on a regular stop order deduction you can’t be tempted to spend it 🙂
  5. The stock market is your friend. You won’t get there just on savings alone,” says Thompson. “It does take some market action.”

Check out the interview with Jeanne Thompson here 

Robert Kiyosaki has his own views and offers this guide to wealth

Lets get our savings growing.
Click here to see how I am growing my investments to reach a million  …

If you could eventually make $4,000 per month with a $300 investment, would that make financial sense to you?

Go well till the next time
www.flipping2retirement.net

 

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To be successful in investing you have to start!

This is certainly true you do have to start!

I think a lot of folk are put off by not  believing they have enough to invest, I certainly thought we only had the pension. But I was wrong! I started with just US$100 and have slowly added to that each month. There is always a little over at the end of a month that I’ve managed to save. No coffees in restaurants, this month 🙂 It all adds up.

Then I have watched our pension being invested in the traditional way and thought but we don’t live in traditional times any more!
I personally think it’s time to rethink. So I have. I have looked around for other ways to make my money work for me in small amounts, purely and simply because I don’t have huge amounts

I found that I’m not alone. There are many investment houses opening up to the idea of crowd investing using comparatively small amounts of money, primarily in property but not entirely.

Crowd investing means you use smaller amounts of your money spread over many more investments giving you quite a portfolio.
It also means that if one doesn’t perform as anticipated only a small amount of your money is effected. I like that idea and I’m very comfy with the idea of sharing in the buying of a property with a gang and then sharing in the profits too.

In the UK with the new pension rules coming into play in April, to me it makes sense to hold control over your money on a shorter term than the normal stocks and shares allow. As I understand it investment in stocks requires you to be vigilant quarterly but to not really expect much till about ten years have lapsed. I know this is my very naive version but I also think I’m not alone. So to me to put my money into several properties that are either flipped or kept for only a couple of years as a buy and hold rental property makes real sense.

Chinese investors are likely to buy $20 billion worth of properties overseas in 2015, up 21% year-on-year, forecasts Jones Lang LaSalle.

The Chinese wouldn’t be spending so much if they were unsure – would they?They seem to be canny investors generally, so I’ll follow suit in, this year of the sheep.

Since I took control of our savings and I got educated I’m feeling confident that the choices I have made are good and they are certainly offering up some good profits to date. Way better percentage returns than any bank could offer and I feel more secure than leaving it to a third party investing in stocks

Go well till the next time
www.flipping2retirement.net
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Boomers go Travelling in 2015

Do you like travelling?

I love visiting new places and even better if its a new country and culture!

It seems Boomers in general love to travel, as according to AARP’s member survey of 2014
* Boomers will make about four to five trips in 2015 and one-third of employed Boomers plan to work while travelling.

Doesn’t that just back up all that I have been saying recently about Boomers being great entrepreneurs and users of technology. How else could those statistics work?

This is exactly what I am doing with a little help from my mate Pete Carruthers. He’s not a real mate as we only have a student / tutor kind of relationship but I’ve been listening to his business guidelines for several years now and with the weekly webinars I do feel I know him well. I certainly trust him too guide me successfully into an online business.

It’s when you have an online business that you start to get the beginnings of freedom in your life. If you do your research well you are able to market whatever is your chosen product from anywhere in the world that has Internet access. Pete is regularly found in a coffee shop.

Online businesses come in many guises:

  • An online shop selling goods from a supplier
  • Selling and buying by using platforms like Amazon
  • A membership site where people pay you weekly, monthly etc for information
  • Sell your skills as freelance
  • Sell training of those skills or
  • Develop a course to sell
  • Blogging which can earn money if you Advertise on it
  • Affiliate marketing – when you promote someone else’s product and earn a commission if your referee buys the goods
  • Network Marketing

Obviously there are plenty of us Boomers who love the computer and have become entrepreneurial on the Internet. I love travelling around, logging in whenever I fancy, checking in on my business and either placing another investment, listening to a webinar,  writing to a client or even Skyping them.

Boomers were made to enjoy being retired and  wandering the universe all the while making sure they have a passive income to make it all possible.

If you haven’t started yet, give it a go it’s great fun and lucrative too!

Go well till the next time
www.flipping2retirement.net

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  • AARP.com

 

 

 

 

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Is Investing risky?

Robert Kiyosaki has said that
“Investing isn’t risky; not being in control is risky.”

I certainly wouldn’t say otherwise as the man is well known for his business success, however it gets you thinking doesn’t it?

We left a big part of our pension to some professionals who, doing their best no doubt, managed to put it in stocks that have diminished our capital by a third already. We have no option but to sit it out and hope the market comes back. But partly we are to blame.

We were very trusting and naive!

  • We didn’t know what questions to ask – so didn’t.
  • We knew less about the stock market.

The realisation that we have lost a third of our life savings was a jolly good wake up call all be it a bit late. We did realise our pension was rather on the meagre side but were rather in denial hoping it would right itself magically! Of course no control was where the risk crept in.

I have now taken courses and become much more educated in the world of investing.
I have taken a much more ‘hands on’ approach  with our savings and investments.

We are no longer ambling aimlessly towards retirement.
We have a plan with structure and vision. It is workable and able to be adjusted.
We are feeling so much calmer knowing exactly where we are headed and how long it will take to get to the end.
Our education has empowered us with new found confidence instead of bleak despair!

With the help of Pete Carruthers, guiding me through the intricacies of Internet marketing and Robert Kiyosaki training me in the property investing world I embarked on both. I have an online business and I am investing in property internationally, with some network marketing thrown into the mix – All with a new found confidence and realisation that it is no more risky than leaving the decision making to the professionals as before. However it is a lot more rewarding and less stressful to be in charge of our own money / future.

Of course I use a bunch of people  to work with. To help in the decision making you need to reduce the risks as much as is possible by researching and asking questions to make  knowledgeable decisions.

I highly recommend it 😀  Why not join me?

Investing isn’t risky; not being in control is risky!

Go well till the next time
www.flipping2retirement.net

 

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Is This The Best Business in the World?

 In 1988 I had my first brushing with a new way
of marketing products.

As a young married couple and me a stay at home mum we were looking for a bit more income that I could do from home around the routine of the children.

We found a company that required me to make cultures from milk. Strange I know and we but it worked we made and sent it off to the company and got paid. We realised that referrals were paid commissions but before we got to thinking of telling anyone the company that was buying the cultures disappeared! We never really understood what went on and for the first time “Pyramid” reared its head.

I have no idea if it was a genuine collapse of a company or whether it was a pyramid but it at least opened my mind to a different way of running a business.

Move on ten years and with a husband out of work in a recession we were looking for a way to make some money and happened across, quite unexpectedly, a couple of companies that had chosen to sell their products using the direct sales model. It had evolved into a very ethical business model where if you referred anyone you were given a commission as a company thanks.

Being a bit of a equalatist (if there is such a word) this appealed to me very much as everyone starts on the same playing field with the same opportunities open to them with the same rewards payable.

I have since used several of these companies to buy goods I use so as to get the brilliant discounts and now I am even investing for my retirement, once more using this affiliate style of business.

I love it, but let me get David Frost a lecturer at Bethney College to explain it so much better than me.

Did you not find that fascinating?

Why not take a look at how it works today here
See if you too want to become a network marketer along with 76 million Boomers! (Forbes)

Go well till the next time
www.flipping2retirement.net

 

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