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Real Estate vs FDIC Insurance: Which One is Really Safer?

Why the Rich Stash Their Money in Real Estate, Not Big Banks “The bank is the safest place for your money.” Oh really? I have two words for you: real estate. If you have your money stashed in a savings account earning .01% to 1% in interest, you’re going to lose money […]

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Video: Property Analysis on the Fly

In order to have success as a real estate investor, you have to be able to estimate the value of a property on the spot. Sellers will tell you what they hope the property is worth. Banks will tell you what an appraiser says the property is worth. Appraisers will tell you what […]

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VIDEO: Why Not Generating Real Estate Leads is Going to Put You Out of Business

The life of a real estate investor sounds great. You control your own time, your schedule is flexible, you can prioritize and keep first things first, and you exercise complete control over your own earning potential. The sky is the limit… if that’s what you want. One thing many striving real estate investors overlook […]

fear of rejection | The F Word by Toyin Dawodu

How to Get Over Your Fear of Rejection

In my more than two decades of experience launching and running businesses,  I have come to recognize that fear is a HUGE obstacle most people never get around to overcoming.  Recently, I wrote my first book, The F Word, a content-packed handbook I wrote to help people recognize and get […]

fear of failure | The F Word by Toyin Dawodu

Setbacks vs. Failure: Why the Fear of Failing is Overrated

In my more than two decades of experience launching and running businesses,  I have come to recognize that fear is a HUGE obstacle most people never get around to overcoming.  Recently, I wrote my first book, The F Word, which is a content-packed handbook I wrote to help people recognize […]

alone on the seesaw | Amazing Toyin Dawodu

Why Do Most Would-Be Real Estate Investors FAIL At This?

I was shocked recently, when I heard a statistic from someone I trust:  It seems only 5% of would-be real estate investors actually buy any to put in their investment portfolio. Does that mean, 95% of the people out there are still struggling to buy their first investment property? Are […]

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Making a Case for Teaching Your Kid (and Mine) How to Run a Business

Like any parent, I’m always worried about my son. The thought that he may not go to college has been a source of near-depression for me over the past decade. He recently celebrated his 18th birthday, and while he has plans to go to junior college, I am hopeful that […]

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What College Won’t Teach You

$20,000 In Tuition Later…Have I Learned Anything?   In 2014, I accrued more than $20,000 in educational expenses. No, not for my son; for myself. I needed to learn more, as we all do, and I had no trouble investing the money into education. But I didn’t go back to […]

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Six Savvy, Non-Rental Ways to Make Money on a Real Estate Deal

Don’t just make a deal, construct a deal. After more than 25 years in this business, I have learned a thing or two about how to make money in real estate. One thing I have learned is most people have a very limited understanding of the real estate process. So they […]

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Instant Download: Don’t Put Your Life on Hold

A few weeks ago, I read a story in the Wall Street Journal about a group of refugees who escaped from Cuba to Guantanamo Bay in an attempt to wait out the demise of Fidel Castro. They assumed their wait would only be six months, but they have been waiting […]

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