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California - A Pension Disaster-In-Waiting Case Study

California – A Pension Disaster-In-Waiting Case Study


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You know you've got a problem when former California governor Arnold (the Governator) Schwarzenegger and present chief state executive Jerry (Governor Moonbeam) Brown are on the same page about an issue. We're talking about the brewing pension disaster in the Golden State. The particular set of circumstances...

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Take the (Pension) Money and Run

Take the (Pension) Money and Run


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We've heard from such credible sources as the Government Accountability Office, a Federal Reserve Bank, and now the Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business Government (that's a mouthful) has joined in to say its piece about the danger facing public employee pension plans. As quoted...

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Private Money Lending Might Be More Productive Than Wall Street

Private Money Lending Might Be More Productive Than Wall Street


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First responders who are a little tired of being bounced around the Wall Street “investing” roller coaster might be interested in an under-the-radar opportunity known as private money lending, also sometimes referred to in the media as hard money loans. The concept is pretty simple. There has always...

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Everything You Need to Know About Investing in Real Estate (Almost)

Everything You Need to Know About Investing in Real Estate (Almost)


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We're not here to claim that a bit of real world experience doesn't provide worth when it comes to buying a piece of investment property, but don't make the mistake of thinking it's some sort of exclusive club that only allows entry to those who know the secret handshake. While secret handshakes are...

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Speaking of GREAT Small Business Ideas...

Speaking of GREAT Small Business Ideas…


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Maybe you weren't thinking of your next great small business idea the exact moment you read the headline, but you probably are now. And though we usually devote Heroic Investing pixel space to a discussion of how first responders can maximize their retirement portfolio through income property investments,...

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Born on the Wrong Continent Vacation Blues

Born on the Wrong Continent Vacation Blues


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When it comes to vacation time off from work, many Americans might feel they were born on the wrong continent as compared to the rest of the developed world, especially Europe. A quick look at the numbers reveal the cause of distress. The average American earns 14 days of leisure from his employer over...

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Supercharge Your 401k Retirement Plan

Supercharge Your 401k Retirement Plan


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While the traditional world of work is certainly changing before our eyes (self employment and telecommuting), there is still a sizable percentage of the population with perhaps years of time and money vested in a 401k retirement plan. If this type of IRA is the centerpiece of your Golden Years strategy,...

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Can Your Retirement Nest Egg Afford Old Age?

Can Your Retirement Nest Egg Afford Old Age?


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Some of us aren't the greatest at planning ahead, and perhaps nowhere will this shortcoming be more evident than retirement and old age. People are living longer every year. Don't be shocked if you wake up one morning to 100 candles on your birthday cake. If you happened to retire at 65, that's a full...

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Secrets to a Successful Retirement Plan

Secrets to a Successful Retirement Plan


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When it comes to retirement planning, there's no shortage of advice to go around. Should you plow your money into stock, bonds, mutual funds, precious metals, real estate, or something entirely different? All of the above? None of the above? At Heroic Investing, we'd like to be the one to insert a reasoned...

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Proof NOW is the Best Time to Invest in Real Estate

Proof NOW is the Best Time to Invest in Real Estate


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We're perfectly aware that, on any given day, a real estate guru somewhere in this world claims NOW is the perfect time to invest in property. Well, if you compare the cost of renting versus the monthly loan payment to buy a house, today's guru just might be right. For proof, let's take a look at Atlanta,...

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