Brian Loy Published 9:12 PM EST Mar 6, 2019 Steel industry pioneer Andrew Carnegie said, “Ninety percent of all millionaires became so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined.” Carnegie amassed a fortune of $350 million by 1890, equivalent to about $5 billion today. So, what are some lessons we can glean from his success? First is generosity – he gave away most of his wealth. Second is change – his wealth today would rank about #400 on Forbes list of billionaires illustrating the shift from the Industrial to the Information Age. Nevertheless, real estate plays an important role in your financial planning puzzle. I recall a story about a successful real estate investor, Coni. Coni went to her credit union 20 years ago for a line of credit and was told to come back in six months with what she had saved. She ate tuna fish, saved $500 a month, qualified for a $9,500 loan, and used … [Read more...] about Build your wealth with real estate
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Business Gabor Degre | BDN According to Maine.gov, there was an increase of more than 1,500 vehicle crashes from 2016 to 2017. By Lori Valigra, BDN Staff • January 25, 2019 9:23 am Poll Take Our Poll Massachusetts drivers may have a reputation for erratic moves on the road, but Mainers can claim bragging rights to being ranked the worst drivers in the United States, far ahead of Massachusetts, which ranks 22nd. The Pine Tree State has a reputation for lobster rolls and lighthouses, but the state also is home to the country’s worst drivers, according to QuoteWizard, an insurance company owned by LendingTree. “A drastic rise in traffic citations and fatalities are to blame for Maine’s jump from seventh worst last year to the absolute bottom of the bunch this year,” QuoteWizard said about the ranking, which was released Thursday. According to Maine.gov, there was an increase of more than 1,500 vehicle crashes from 2016 to 2017. Vermont … [Read more...] about Maine drivers aren’t just wicked bad. They’re apparently the worst.
IntroductionA full-page ad in the Oct. 10 newspaper got the attention of many readers and the Fact Checker team. The ad, paid for by Liberties We Prize LLC, attacks Fred Hubbell, a retired Des Moines businessman and Democrat running for governor against GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds.Source of claimsLiberties We Prize LLC, a company formed in late September, lists a Davenport law firm as its registered agent, according to Iowa Secretary of State records. A website referred to in the ad was reserved anonymously through a domain company specializing in hiding that information, according to who.is, a website that looks up domain owner information. The Fact Checker team called the law firm and emailed the ad placement agency, asking them to forward our messages to the ad sponsor. We asked for additional sourcing information, part of our regular process for checking claims, and gave Liberties We Prize an opportunity to provide more information about its identity. On Oct. 18 we received a reply from … [Read more...] about Fact Checker: Ad asks: ‘Do You Know Fred Hubbell?’
Motley Fool Staff The Motley Fool Published 7:04 p.m. UTC Jun 30, 2018 If you're like most people, you'd like to spend less and save more because you have some rather important financial goals, such as sending a kid or two to college, paying off your home, and retiring comfortably. That's easier said than done, though. Fortunately, there are lots of not-too-painful ways to spend less and thereby save more. Here are 40 of them to consider. Not every one will work for you, but more than a few should. If just seven of the ideas below help you save, say, $150 per year, that's worth more than a thousand dollars in savings! ALSO READ: 4 Things It Doesn't Always Pay to Save Money On 1. Install water-saving shower heads Close to 17% of the water we use in our homes is for our showers, and the average American family's water bill was recently about $70 per month, or about $840 per year. One way to shrink those numbers is by installing water-saving shower heads. Don't assume … [Read more...] about Personal savings: 40 pretty easy ways to spend less money