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The Best Defense Against an Uneasy Pension Future

Given recent collective bargaining strife in Wisconsin and Ohio, and the accompanying union protests, it"s not unreasonable for first responders of all types to be a little wary about the future of their retirement plan - pensions if you want to call them that. Regardless of which side you come down...

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A Checklist for Canadians Looking to Buy US Real Estate

Canadian snowbirds have been flocking to the United States for years to escape the harshest months of winter, so it's no surprise to us at Heroic Investing to learn that 1 out 5 Canadians is interested in buying US real estate and a full 23% of foreign property buyers in America are Canadian - this information...

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Investing for Retirement Means You Must Understand the 3 Types of Debt

Too often the word "debt" causes your heart rate to increase from sudden phantom stress, a Pavlovian reaction to be sure, but the truth is that all debt is not created equal and all debt is certainly not bad. Here are the three kinds of debt you should be aware of while you make your investing for retirement...

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Phoenix is a Great Buy for Your First Long Term Investment

At the Heroic Investing office, we sometimes field questions from readers or listeners who are concerned that their home area isn't on our list of cities a recommended "buy" right now. Does that mean you should wait to make you first long term investment in an income property? The answer to that question...

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Your Pension Program is Betting You’ll Die Young

In life it often comes down to the cold, hard facts. That's what your pension program is looking at when they crunch the numbers and forecast that you're only going to collect a monthly payment for 7 to 10 years after retirement before you check out of life for good. For every first responder ever outraged...

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Anatomy of a Good Income Property

We talk about income property a lot on this blog, not just because we like the sound of it but because we truly believe it is your best hope to create financial independence in your lifetime. The question then becomes, what is a good income property? Well, there's a long answer and a short answer. If...

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