Tax Lien Investing: What to Know Before Taking the Plunge

Buying tax liens is an alternative investment method that can yield above-average returns. It’s grounded in real estate and involves the government – two attributes that attract investors. But buying and profiting from tax liens can be complex and fraught with risk. What is a tax lien? Property owners are required to pay property taxes.…

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Why You Don’t Need Capital to Create Wealth

If you believe, as I do, that the path towards wealth is to accumulate income producing assets, then you might be wondering: “How can I do that without capital?” Indeed, that’s by far the most common query I receive from and readers, alike. They assume that it takes money to make money, and that they’re…

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Are Cryptocurrencies Securities?

A company that wants to raise capital from investors will typically do so by selling shares or borrowing money. Either way, it is issuing securities (selling investments) and is therefore subject to securities legislation. It has to file a prospectus with and/or become licensed by the authorities or otherwise rely on an exemption. But what…

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Seller Financing: A Creative Way to Buy an Asset

Buying a business can require a prohibitive sum of capital – often hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. But what if you could purchase a business by using little or none of your own money? Even better, what if the business you buy could make the payment for you? Introducing the concept of…

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How to Stop an Investor from Stealing Your Business Idea

You’re an entrepreneur with a new idea for a business. You approach an investor for funding and pitch the deal to her. She rejects it. Then, six months later, you learn that she has stolen your idea and turned it into her own venture. Though I’ve never actually seen this happen, it’s something that concerns…

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The Best Income Investments in Canada

What are the best income investments in Canada? Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from. In fact, Canada is one of the best countries, in terms of selection, for those drawn to revenue producing assets. Of course, not all opportunities are equally lucrative. It’s important to find assets that can capitalize on the nation’s business,…

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Want to Invest with an Entrepreneur? Just Ask

One of the more popular articles I’ve written is called, “I Got Rich in My 20s. Here’s How You Can, Too.” When reading it, people are often surprised to learn that I built much of my wealth by investing not in stocks or mutual funds, but in small businesses and with real estate entrepreneurs. I…

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How to Calculate What Your Stock Income Will Be

How do you calculate what your investment income would be if you purchased a given stock? For example, if I invested $5,000 in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO), what would I earn in monthly or quarterly revenue? This is an important question for a passive income investor. We want to place our capital in the most…

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4 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Battle Stress and Uncertainty

Since becoming an entrepreneur, I’ve learned that perhaps the most important skill is not the ability to raise capital, be creative or work hard. Instead, at least for me, it’s being level-headed. Business and uncertainty go hand-in-hand. Whether it’s making payroll, paying bills, battling competitors or otherwise, there are a thousand reasons to keep business…

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Where Am I?

You might have noticed that I haven’t posted as frequently as I normally do in recent days. That’s because I’ve been building a new business. I’m going to keep the cards close to my chest for a few more days. However, I’m excited to announce what I’ve been working on – perhaps even as early…

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