Heroic Investing

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HI 39 - Viral Marketing For Heroes

HI 39 – Viral Marketing For Heroes

Viral marketing is not just for high falutin’ internet marketers and techno-geeks any more. The continuing development of Web 2.0 with social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, and a hundred dozen others brings the power of conveying your message within reach of every human...

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HI 38 - Retirement A Tough Call For Some First Responders

HI 38 – Retirement A Tough Call For Some First Responders

There’s apparently an old say that goes like this, “If you are what you do, and you don’t, then you AIN’T!” Many first responders facing the prospect of retirement from a fulfilling, adrenalized life’s work know what we’re talking about. After retirement, then what? Break out the fishing...

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HI 37 - Sufficient income is critical to first responder retirement

HI 37 – Sufficient income is critical to first responder retirement

Due to the incredibly stressful demands of the job, the average policeman, fireman, or emergency worker can expect to be eligible for retirement sooner than their peers in other lines of employment. This particular perk can sometimes turn into a Catch-22 situation for those who haven’t prepared...

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HI 36 - Where Have All the Mortgages Gone?

HI 36 – Where Have All the Mortgages Gone?

Interest rates for typical mortgages are hovering around 4 percent – but potential homebuyers aren’t biting. Overall, applications for both refinancing and home mortgages are down by 48 percent this year, according to a new CNBC report – and market watchers are wondering what that could mean...

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HI 35 - Your estate needs attention – STAT!

HI 35 – Your estate needs attention – STAT!

Living the busy and often chaotic lifestyle of a first responder is a recipe for estate planning neglect. And to those without experience in this particular area of finance, it’s sometimes easier to turn a blind eye than get educated about exactly which documents you need to save your heirs a lot...

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HI 34 - Code red! Take charge of your retirement quickly

HI 34 – Code red! Take charge of your retirement quickly

Those who have devoted their lives to the service of others – first responders – have traditionally enjoyed a strong work union and, if not lucrative, at least comfortable pension. These days, we’d hate to be the ones betting on that to continue. Government funding at any level seems perilous...

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HI 33 - It’s not your grandfather’s police retirement

HI 33 – It’s not your grandfather’s police retirement

It used to be that pensions for police, fire, and other emergency service careers were based upon receiving a certain percentage of your highest salary of the last ten years of employment – or some permutation of that. Those were the good old days. New retirees hope to build wealth lies in the...

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HI 32 - Investing that works for first responders

HI 32 – Investing that works for first responders

First responders and emergency workers have a long tradition in America. Unfortunately for them financially, that tradition often includes a devotion to invest in the stock market, sometimes for no better reason than that’s the way the family has always done it. That viewpoint is understandable...

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HI 31 - The first responder’s guide to real financial success

HI 31 – The first responder’s guide to real financial success

There are two main reasons we believe income property investing is the best path to financial success available for your dollar. First, and perhaps the most telling, is personal experience. We’ve been doing this for more than two decades and it’s worked quite well for us personally. Secondly,...

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HI 28 - Rich Man Poor Man with Bill Whittle

HI 28 – Rich Man Poor Man with Bill Whittle

Jason Hartman talks with Bill Whittle, host of Afterburner, regarding poverty levels in the United States and the strategies that undermine democracy and free markets.  Bill’s opinion is that America has the richest poor people in the world, versus countries like Africa, where millions of people live...

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