There are a lot of old sayings about preparation.  Make hay while the sun shines is one of my favorite.  By the lake we don’t have so much hay to work with, but thankfully that is a metaphor and not something I have to make my kids do during the summer.  With the warm weather coming to a close and autumn just around the corner, I often think about what’s coming in the future.  Both of my kids are back in the routine of school, and pumpkin flavored coffee drinks are already being sold.  If you’re not prepared, you could wake up and find its Christmas.


A great way to stay prepared is to focus on what is necessary, and leave the “other stuff” to someone else.  And if that someone else is a Virtual Assistant, you can also be prepared to save some money as well as time.

Have you ever had to ask for help?  It’s not the easiest thing to do, but if you can’t do it, you will inevitably fail.

How do I get money?  Startup capital is something that a lot of people consider a roadblock to getting into Real Estate Investing.  But I’m here to tell you, not only can YOU do it, but it can have some added benefits.

I talk a lot about marketing.  If you’re not getting your name out there, you’re leaving money on the table.  I wrote an article that outlines some of the best ways to market yourself and your deals.

I did a podcast this week on some of the more advanced Seller Finance techniques that I use.  But I wasn’t the only person who was doing some research on the topic.  TILA-RESPA is set to change some of the aspects of Seller Financing.  Along with some good-natured humor.

Most Russians now have cameras mounted in their dashboard.  There are a lot of pros and cons for such a device.  The downside is that there is no denying when you’ve messed up bad in traffic.  The upside is moments like this.  Man, Russia just keeps getting weirder.