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A Checklist for Canadians Looking to Buy US Real Estate


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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Economic “recovery In The US Takes A Weird Turn


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The first thing we'd like to suggest is that if you have a job, keep it. Don't do anything silly to get yourself fired, especially if you have a family to support. We offer this warning because the economic recovery in the United States has taken a weird turn. While it's true that our economy is turning...

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How Japan’s Meltdown Really Threatens the United States


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That radiation drifting on the Jet Stream, across the Pacific Ocean, towards the United States from Japan might be the least of our worries in the aftermath of the tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear incidents. The real damage from Japan's meltdown might be done in our economy, where criminally stupid American...

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How To Spot a Real Estate Scam (Or A Really Nice Person)


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We at Heroic Investing would never stoop so low as to suggest you should study this blog post in order to learn the ins and outs of real estate scams for the purpose of improving your own schemes. Con men are right there in the gutter with the worst examples of humanity - politicians and carnival barkers...

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The Four Pillars of a Micropreneur


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The path of a micropreneur is one with unique attributes and challenges. With a business that you operate yourself, it may seem that resources for accomplishing your goals are severely limited. However, it is quite possible to leverage business relationships so that you are able to take advantage of...

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Three Strikes and You’re Not Out


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One of the most frequent objections that people pose in response to information about investment or entrepreneurship is the scars of past failures. Sometimes there is dreadful credit history, or a past rental property experience with a particularly bad tenant. In other cases, people have a fundamental...

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