(Photo by Annie Leibovitz) “If we think this is the worst of times, history will tell you, no, we’ve had more turbulent times before, and we got through them when you had the right leader fitted for the right time.” — Doris Kearns Goodwin Doris Kearns Goodwin (@DorisKGoodwin) is a biographer, historian, and political commentator who found her curiosity about leadership sparked more than half century ago as a professor at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to her first book, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. She earned the Lincoln Prize for the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals, the basis for Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, the chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Her newest book, Leadership: In Turbulent Times, examines how the four presidents she’s studied most closely — Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and LBJ — found their footing. It goes all the way back to when they first entered public life and [...]
Crowdfunding Lessons with Private Money Rockstar Jillian Sidoti
This week I interview Private Money Rockstar Jillian Sidoti who is one of the country's leading experts on Regulation A+. (Regulation [...]
“You can systematize innovation even if you can’t completely predict it.”
— Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc., where [...]
What happens when you climb to the top of the finance food chain only to discover it’s not what you were hungry for?
That was the story for today’s guest, Alex Grodnik—Wall Street Oasis. [...]
Note from the editor: The following is a guest post by Clive Thompson (@pomeranian99), a journalist who’s written about technology and science for two decades. Clive is a longtime contributing w [...]
One of the many advantages of this business is that you can do it from anywhere… even while snowboarding the slopes in Colorado.
As was the case for Erik Peterson who shares details of the trip, [...]
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Dr. Jason Brooks.
You know the saying—If you don’t like the way things are, then change it.
Change is rarely that simpl [...]
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“I really am a big believer in people’s creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way.” — [...]
We asked members of the IWT community who have been married at least 10 years (aka “forever” in Hollywood years) to share their #1 piece of financial advice for couples.
Here’s what they said: [...]
In this week’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Grant Wise—serial entrepreneur and the founder of Real Estate Marketing University, an online media training company [...]
“You spend the first 20 years of being rich accumulating all of this stuff. And then you’ll spend the next 20 years trying to get out of one thing after another to simplify your life.̶ [...]
Here are some photos from the final stop of my honeymoon, which we started in Italy, then Kenya, India, and now — Thailand!
We wanted to create our Rich Life in every place, so we planned our dream [...]
Imagine a dozen dominoes lined up in a row. Push the first domino and what happens? They all fall down.
Now take that same dozen and double it. No, triple it. No, wait — add 15,000 dominoes, branch [...]
I’ve been sharing my honeymoon stories and other aspects of my life on my Instagram stories.
In the last installment of my Honeymoon Series, we explored Italy with our parents, and now we’ve moved [...]
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, our newest coach Mimi Schmidt joins Mark and Scott and gives them an in-depth look into her land investing journey.
Mimi was part of customs and bor [...]
I’ve been sharing my honeymoon stories and other aspects of my life on my Instagram stories.
In the last installment of my Honeymoon Series, we explored Italy with our parents, and now we’ve move [...]
I always knew that I wanted our honeymoon to be unforgettable. My wife and I were thinking about doing a safari, and when we went out with a few married friends and told them, they said, “That sound [...]
Stan Grof (right) with the legendary Albert Hofmann (left), the first person to synthesize LSD.
“I realized people were not having LSD experiences; they were having experiences of themselves. Bu [...]
If you’re broke, things that people consider minor purchases can be a massive undertaking for you:
Going out for meals and to bars
Paying utility bills or rent
Filling up your car with gas
Four Million Dollar Meetup
Today’s guest is Adam Adams, known on Facebook as Adam “Triple A” Adams. He is the host of the Creative Real Estate Podcast and CEO of Blue Spruce Holdings.
Adam w [...]
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“Price is a story.” — Seth Godin
Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog, seths.blog) is the author of 18 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 language [...]
“I just look at some things and go, “Why is that? Why does it work that way?” Oftentimes, the people most entrenched in a system have no idea why.”
— Nick Kokonas
Nick Kokonas (IG: @ [...]
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Rocky Lalvani Founder of RicherSoul.com—helping people create fulfilling and meaningful lives by taking money out of the [...]
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Land Geek alumnus, Mike Ferreira. Mike, who bought the Investor’s Toolkit in 2014 has been flying under the radar and sil [...]
Today's guest has had an incredible real estate career and story!
Paige Panzarello, the “Cashflow Chick”, is a real estate investor and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in [...]
Should we fix it up or sell as-is? The Mom of two friends is dying. In the evening after a long day of caring for their Mom, they asked each other if they should renovate or fix up the house after she [...]
In this episode of Ask Christina First, Christina interviews Paige Panzarello also known as Cash Flow Chick. Paige who will be presenting at FIBI Pasadena March 15, 2018, talks about her career in rea [...]
This is my official September 2018 Net Worth Update. Below are my actual numbers for ALL my investments and liabilities as of 10/01/2018. Detailed explanations and a quick summary can be found [...]
It’s been a while since the US made a wholesale push to get more cash and income-strapped households into the ever more unaffordable American dream of owning a house. Three years to be exact, which [...]
Boomtown, a blog by Joanna Harrison, has some great advice about a real estate investment opportunity. You see, according to Harrison, “America has an aging population. Currently, the median age [...]
Do you really know what words like average and median mean? Take for example this news story on May 3rd in Los Feliz Ledger. “Southern California real estate sales in February 2018 were down 0.5% fr [...]
“I’ve always had this theory that, if you help enough people get what they want, you’ll always get what you want.” — George Raveling
Coach George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) i [...]
I'm taking a look at the Smart Passive Income website redesign one year later to see what impact it has had on reader engagement and web traffic. [...]
Car insurance rates are rising — by a lot.
According to the Federal Consumer Price Index, consumers saw a 7.6% rise in car insurance from 2017 to 2018. That’s more than double the average annual r [...]
Maybe you have to move for work.
Maybe your financial situation changed and you can’t afford your mortgage.
Maybe you want to go off the grid, throw your cell phone into a river, and travel the cou [...]
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“It’s good to take things seriously. You don’t want to be afraid, but it’s a serious experience. I would say it’s no less serious than being reborn. [...]
Overdraft fees are total BS.
When consumers overdraft their accounts, it’s by an average of $24 — but then they often get hit with an average of $34 in fees.
In 2016, Americans paid $15 billion i [...]
Learning how to save money is a big part of living a Rich Life.
And contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just aimlessly tucking money away in a savings account or under your bed. It’s about:
Making money with seminars, workshops and conferences is the final piece in our make money blogging series and one of the biggest payouts Have you ever looked at the registration costs for seminars, w [...]
Make 2018 the year you stop dreaming about being your own boss and start building your business success story with these best entrepreneurship books The American dream was based on the idea that anyon [...]
Cheap web hosting doesn’t have to mean bad web hosting. Learn how to pick the best WordPress host for your blog. The idea that cheaper isn’t always better may be true but there’s definitely a tr [...]
The days after you interview for a job can be stressful.
You’re constantly checking your emails to see if you got the offer.
You’re constantly running over what you did right and wrong during the [...]
Register Free for this Side Hustle Conference and Get 25 Side Gig Ideas Just a quick video today, a very special video announcing something I think is going to help a lot of you. Reserve Your Seat for [...]
Sam Priestley's passive income journey started because he wanted to be his own boss. Inspired by Pat's strategies, he's built multiple businesses and is his own CEO. Here's his story, along with his f [...]
Better than business school? Read about how Salo Mizrachi grew his family business to six-figures and doubled it using 9 lessons he learned from Smart Passive Income. [...]
Making money with retail arbitrage is as simple as buying low and selling high…with a few tricks in-between Today’s side gig idea is one almost everyone has tried even if few people do it well eno [...]
Follow these steps in how to buy a website to get started making money immediately Blogging and making money online can be frustrating, like water-torture frustrating. I didn’t make anything on my b [...]
Equity financing is not just for raising money for growth but about building an investor base that can help with more than just funding. Imagine having $50K to grow your business plus experienced busi [...]
I LOVE salary negotiations — and it’s not because I’m just a big weirdo who loves negotiation systems.
Learning how to negotiate a raise can earn you a Big Win and help you earn thousands mor [...]
Real Estate on Your Terms with Chris Prefontaine
On this episode of the Cash Flow Guys Podcast I interview Chris Prefontaine from Newport RI who is the Amazon Best Selling Author of the book “Real [...]