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Bill Roberts writes about everything you need to make informed decisions regarding your financial well-being from utilizing your IRA, to buying a business, to managing your mortgage for tax advantages and net worth, to investing in land and other investment real estate
Will it happen again, or should I say,  “Will they do it again?”It worked out so well, so, of course they will do it again.What am I talking about? Just one of the greatest transfers of wealth in our history.And that is what the real estate crash of ’07-’08 was. When all was said and done million...
What is “Real Estate”? Most people “Know” what Real Estate is. Don’t you?It is your home (probably) and the vacant lot next door.It is the shopping center on the corner of the two main roads near your home. And the gas station, too.And, of course, that ugly apartment house just down the street.Ev...
Do You Believe In Real Estate? If you say that, “Yes, I believe I  Real Estate,” then why do you have the majority of your “investments” in the stock market? Your retirement account(s) are held by trustees or custodians that can only invest in the equity markets (another name for Wall Street). It...
Trump vs. China, Part IV by Bill Roberts, A proud American Do you  think that the President just pushed us over the edge? That we are going “crash and burn?” Why else all the hysteria on the nightly news and the plunge in the stock market?But, the truth is that the Chinese Communist Party and the...
Are You Scared? Is Poverty In Your Future? They say 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every day.I don’t think so.Maybe 10,000 are turning 65 every day, but they can’t retire.According to the major custodians of our retirement funds, most of us (about 90%) have $100,000 OR LESS to carry us through ...
2018, The Year That Wasn’t Looking back on this past year is like looking out the window of a train as you travel endlessly across the plains. Nothingness, stretching on forever.My year began with two back-to-back hospital stays, followed up by a couple of months of home rest.And it didn’t get an...
 Merry Christmas everyone. As they say, Jesus is the reason for the season.Unfortunately, there has been great pressure to say “Happy Holidays” or even “Season’s Greetings.”But, Thank God, this year it seems we can say Merry Christmas again.Hallelujah Christmas is my favorite holiday. It is my wi...
Trump vs. China, Part III This past weekend the twenty largest economies (the G20) met in Argentina. Normally, no one pays any attention to these meeting. The world Bank and The IMF think this is important, but very few others share their enthusiasm.But this time it was different. Trump made the ...
Real Estate In Small Bites by Bill RobertsEverybody wants to get in on the game, but the admission price is out of reach for most people.It is far easier to just “save” your money in the bank, or even in a money market account with your stock broker. You know that you won’t get a good return on y...
40 Acres and a John Deere Tractor, chapter 2 “OK, Let’s Do It”It is reported that when Frank Sinatra read the script for Ocean’s 11 he said “OK, Let’s do it.”They weren’t sure if he meant make the movie, or rob the casino.I think he got more from the movie than he would have from the casino.Anywa...

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