HOW TO MANAGE CORONAVIRUS HEALTH AND INVESTMENT RISK

{Continuation from last week’s blog:}  WHEN THE U. S. HAS A COUGH THE REST OF THE WORLD CATCHES A COLD – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHINA HAS A CORONAVIRUS? https://wealthbuildingpowers.com/2020/02/24/when-the-u-s-has-a-cough-the-rest-of-the-world-catches-a-cold-what-happens-when-china-has-a-coronavirus/}   Last week I attended several sessions where U. S. Administration officials, including Vice President Pence, discussed the Coronavirus, known risk and actions the U. S. has and is taking.  Fifty-nine countries are reporting Coronavirus cases and as of March 1, 2020, there has ...

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THE “RULE OF 72” – YES YOU NEED IT!

        Have you heard of the “Rule of 72”?  This simple rule helps your HARD-EARNED MONEY grow!  The “Rule of 72” approximates how many years it will take for your money to double, given a fixed rate of return.  The formula: {72 / interest rate = Number years to double}. How long do you believe it will take to double your money if placed in a typical U. S. savings account?   ...

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DOES IT MATTER THAT 73 PERCENT OF BLACK BABIES ARE BORN TO SINGLE MOMS?

Too many black fathers, are missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. We know the statistics — that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. They ...

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DO YOU WANT TO CRUSH THE MIDDLING 401-K INVESTORS? THREE FUNDS THAT’S ALL WE NEED!

  Years ago I worked for BP Oil and Gas. BP had the best 401-K plan I have contributed to, matching seven percent of my salary, IF I contributed my seven percent. Easy decision! But one thing I found interesting (the British usage) was the huge number of funds we had to select from. It was well over 200 funds we could choose from. Maybe you love choices, but for many people ...

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DO NOT DONATE YOUR HARD EARBED MONEY FROM YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS TO COLLEGES TO PAY FOR YOUR KIDS EDUCATION!

Years ago, due to a layoff, my friend faced the dilemma of cashing in his 401-K Plan for his kids education or letting them take college loans. Today this is a common dilemma many parents face. Seventy five percent of parents report a willingness to delay retirement to help their kids get through college. It is expected by 2024, ~25% of those 65 and older will ...

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Is Buying A Home A Great, Good, Or Risky Investment – Today?

The answer to above question depends on a lot of factors, from your financial health/stability, the location you live in and the health of your local real estate market.  I purchased my first home when I was 25, and admit I was  clueless on the process and cost associated with buying a home.  It turned out to be a good investment, I was LUCKY! Instead of relying on luck, lets look ...

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$1 MILLION – THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW! (Interview #1)

This week I interview a young man, Jake, whose household Net-Worth is on a great trajectory. Jake and his wife Jen, in their early 30’s, have already built a Net-Worth, that is 30 times greater than the average American Household for a couple their age. THIRTY TIMES GREATER - bears repeating. So lets take a look at their strategy and accomplishments! By the way, Jake ...

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GOOD VERSUS BIG, BAD and UGLY DEBT!

Last week I wrote about debt. Majority of people during their journey to wealth will use and manage debt. But some debt is simply BIG, BAD and UGLY. Too many Americans are deeply in debt, and taking no steps to come out. MY INTRODUCTION TO CREDIT CARD DEBT After college, the easiest credit card to obtain was Sears. I needed to build my credit, so I applied and received the Sears Credit ...

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