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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
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...
Third time is a charm, and I am NOT talking about Hillary. I know she wants a third bite at the apple.But that is not what I am talking about.I wrote about the new social media platform (twice before) that will supplant Face Book and LinkedIn for many of us.Why? Well, simply because it is better....
We All Win With Social Media.  Really?All of us here believe in social media. After all, that is why we are here.We call it “organic,” meaning it is FREE. But, is it?All social media platforms need to be paid.  After all, they have expenses, employees, and a reasonable expectation of making a pro...
Do You Belong to Facebook or LinkedIn?It seems that we cannot exist without social media, but who is really benefitting from our involvement?Sure, we can stay connected to our friends, colleagues, and clients, but who is getting rich?Quite simply, it is the social media companies. Google is poise...
Forty Acres and a John Deere TractorAfter the Civil War it was said that the freed slaves would get 40 acres and a mule.I don’t know if any of them “collected” that or not, but it was a good idea.They could make a living doing what they had always done – FARM.Actually, most of us could benefit fr...
  Thinking about retirement is a good beginning, but you need to do something about it also.You need to do something about it NOW.The very best place to start is by setting up a Self-Directed ROTH IRA.I realize it is a little more difficult than just calling Fidelity and saying you want to roll-o...

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