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Driving Sales through Webinars

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 15, 2017

While webinars may not sound all too exciting, they present a reliable source of income for the B2B companies that can effectively leverage them. Did the ‘reliable source of income’ part catch your attention? Well keep on reading to find out how you can drive more sales through the use of webinars. What is a webinar? A webinar is basically the Internet-version...

What Does a Company’s Beta Tell You?

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 14, 2017

At this point, you may have come across a measurement known as beta. If you’re wondering what the beta of a company tells you about it, we have the answer. What does the beta of a company tell us? It is a Greek letter that takes on a unique meaning in the world of finance. Here, beta is a measure of volatility...

How Dividend Activity Sends Signals to the Market

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 13, 2017

It may seem intuitive that you want to hold a stock that pays handsome dividends. This way, you are putting more cash back into your pocket, right? However, a company’s decision to pay dividends is strongly interpreted by the market and can affect its valuation. With that said, companies do not take dividend-related changes and decisions lightly. First, let’s recall what...

Why Money Is The Only Metric You Should Care About

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 12, 2017

Ramit Sethi’s eBook, Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide to Building Your Business, can teach every business person an important lesson about money. He starts by telling his readers how he’d given his friends and family access to his courses and paid content (for free!). He follows this up by saying why he no longer does this and instead, charges them the...

What Happens When a Public Company Goes Bankrupt?

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 11, 2017

We’ve been chatting a lot about where to invest your money and all of the different investment vehicles available to the public. All of these things to help you make more money. But what happens when one of these companies you’ve invested in goes bankrupt? And yes, this affects both bondholders and stockholders of the company. We’re about it reveal...

What Factors Determine Options Prices?

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 8, 2017

When it comes to pricing an Option, things can get tricky unless you first understand all the factors that go into determining an Options’ price. Only then will you understand why an Option does not move dollar for dollar with its underlying asset. But before we get to that, there are several factors to consider in the process:Current stock priceOf...

A Tactic That Could Help You In Any Negotiation

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 5, 2017

In a debate competition, who would you put your money on – the FBI agent or the top Harvard law grad? Well if you ask Chris Voss, ex-top FBI hostage negotiator, he might point you to his book, Never Split the Difference – Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. Or he might just tell you about his time at...

How to Close More Sales with Copy That Connects To Your Readers

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 4, 2017

In order for copy to be effective, it needs to connect with readers on a deeper level. Otherwise, there’s a good chance that it becomes part of the constant noise in the background. Connect with your readers through emotional appeal You see, the thing that happens when you start with emotional appeal is you hook people from the start. Your lizard brain...

How to Improve Your Credit Score

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 1, 2017

Credit scores are those three digit numbers which can be an investor’s best friend just as easily as it can become one’s worst nightmare. What is a credit score? Your credit score is used by lenders to determine how likely they are to receive payment in full and on time when assessing a potential borrower. The higher your credit score, the lower...

How to Run a Credit Check on a Potential Tenant

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 29, 2017

There are tons of situations where you may need to run a credit check – typically it will be to verify your chances of payment. You may need to run a credit check on a potential tenant, borrower or some other individual. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on running credit checks for potential tenants. Where do you...

How Do Credit Inquiries Affect My Credit Score?

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 28, 2017

As a real estate investor, it’s likely there will come a time where you need to apply for some form of credit – especially if you haven’t already at this point in your life. When you apply for credit, it often requires a credit check of some sort. Keep in mind that these credit checks, also known as inquiries, may...

Why Your Attitude Determines Your Success

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 27, 2017

Attitude is the cousin of a positive mindset that’s required to achieve massive success. Zig Ziglar says, “The important and decisive factor in life is not what happens to us, but the attitude we take toward what happens.” (in his book, Steps to the Top). This is certainly true. Kenneth W. Hagen says, “[its] why some people come out of tests...

Mindset, Motivation and Action

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 27, 2017

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below! Developing a Positive Mindset to Achieve Success: http://bit.ly/2yXRJWQ How to Stay Motivated in the Toughest Times: http://bit.ly/2z8DLBr Progress! http://bit.ly/2zZcySn REGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2mU51ifFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is...

How to Invest in Real Estate Even With A Low Credit Score

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 21, 2017

If you’re wondering how having a low credit score affects your ability to invest in real estate consider this. Your credit score is used by lenders to determine how risky of a borrower you are. Thus, a low credit score suggests you are a high-risk borrower. And being a high-risk borrower may leave you exposed to higher interest rates and...

4 Timeless Real Estate Investment Strategies

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 15, 2017

An infographic from Visual Capitalist lists 4 timeless real estate strategies that will earn you profits for the years to come. Without further ado, here they are: Lipstick Flip The Lipstick Flip is a real estate strategy where you look for properties requiring repairs costing less than $5,000 to complete. Of course, you make the repair once you’ve purchased the property before...

Understanding the Mortgage Approval Process

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 13, 2017

According to Ruby Homes, there are 6 steps to getting a mortgage – from pre-approval all the way to closing the deal. Let’s dive right in – starting with Step #1. Step 1: Get pre-approved for a loan Since the collapse of the housing market, most real estate agents require that you get pre-approved for a mortgage before shopping for a house....

Options Strategy - Iron Condors Explained

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 9, 2017

You may have heard someone talk about an Options strategy where you can profit no matter which direction the market goes in. Yes, that means it can go up, down or sideways and you still make a profit on your Options play. How? With a strategy that is paramount to your success as an Options trader. What is an iron condor? An iron condor...

Knowing All the Risks of Bonds

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 6, 2017

While bonds are seen as safer investment alternative to picking stocks, they don’t come without their own set of risks. Of course, the risks associated with a bond depend on what type of bond it is in the first place. For example, US treasury bonds are considered default-risk-free whereas junk bonds carry high levels of risk. In order to take full...

Real Estate Closing Costs Explained

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 3, 2017

According to Realtor.com, “Home buyers pay the majority of closing costs since many of these fees are associated with the mortgage.” Regardless of which side you’re on – either buying or selling – you’ll surely want to know how much closing costs are. What are closing costs?Closing costs refer to all of the expenses that must be paid by the buyer and seller of...

How to Stay Motivated in the Toughest Times

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 2, 2017

Motivation. It’s quite noticeable when you are deeply motivated to achieve something, but it’s also very obvious when you’re lacking it completely. Of course, motivation is a major key to success, so how can you stay motivated in tough times? We’ve got all the answers for you! What is motivation? If you want to understand what motivation is and how it works,...

7 Types of Bonds You Should Know

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 1, 2017

When it comes to buying bonds, you should be most concerned with answering, where did the bond come from? You want to assess the credibility of the issuer so you can increase your odds of repayment. This is based on the idea that the funds you use to purchase the bond act like a loan to the bond issuer. Accordingly, bonds...

Developing a Positive Mindset to Achieve Success

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 30, 2017

Mindset really is the first step to making critical life changes in your actions, thinking and perspective. The kind of change that’s required to achieve massive of success. For example, you may be familiar with the term “Millionaire Mindset” and well, it’s called this for a reason! How to develop a positive mindset It isn’t until you change from a poor to...

Options Trading: Choosing Between a Coach or Signal Software

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 26, 2017

Imagine you are trying to learn a skill. Better yet, think about a certain skill you’ve been trying to develop lately. Now consider the following two methods for learning this skill. First, you learn from an automated software sending you cues about what to do. Or you can learn one-on-one from a coach so you can see and hear from...

The Mighty Impact of Credit Scores on Real Estate Investments

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 18, 2017

According to a 2016 Princeton Survey Research Associates study, “as many as 34 percent of Americans have never even checked their credit reports.” If you are in the real estate investment industry, you should hope this isn’t you. But knowing the value of your credit score is not enough. It’s essential that you also understand what this number means and how...

US Property Tax Basics – Here’s What You Need to Know

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 16, 2017

Property taxes can be a nightmare, especially depending on which state you live in. Even for those lower tax states, paying taxes is never enjoyable. When it comes to real estate investing, it’s even more important to be up-to-date with your local property taxes. You don’t want to be blindsided and have your profits wiped out by unexpected taxes. What are...

Everything You Need to Know About Land Taxes

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 11, 2017

As a U.S. real estate investor, knowing your way around taxes can make or break a deal for you. Especially when you consider that these taxes eat away directly at your bottom, you should always aim to lower them. Before you can do that, you need to know which taxes you must pay and the ones you can possibly lower. So...

Appraising Real Estate with the Sales Comparison Approach

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 9, 2017

Of the top three methods to real estate appraisal, this article focuses on the sales comparison approach. Now you may read about it under other names like the comparison method or comparables. All three of these terms refer to a common concept. What is the Sales Comparison Approach? You may have guessed, but it deals with real estate appraisal using comparisons. Specifically,...

Applying the Cost Approach to Real Estate Appraisal

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 6, 2017

Have you already had a chance to read about the Income Approach to real estate appraisal? If you have, you’ll know it deals with looking at how much income the property is likely to generate. But this only gives us one side of the story, so it never hurts to use the cost approach too. What is the Cost Approach? The cost approach...

Conversion Rate Optimization Through Qualitative Analysis

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 4, 2017

It’s true that numbers don’t lie. Although, there are times when we need to look beyond them to interpret what the metrics are really saying. When it comes to conversion rate optimization (CRO) this holds true. We’ve explored methods like split or A/B testing to achieve CRO, but again these rely on numerical metrics. Instead, we want to find a...

6 Tips to Manage Your Time Better

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 29, 2017

Who knew that a glass jar, some rocks, marbles and sand could have such profound relevance to time management? With these items, Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, developed an exceptional metaphor to demonstrate the concept. As we go through it, try to envision what it would look like. The Time Management Metaphor Imagine you have a big...

The Importance of Hiring

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 29, 2017

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below! 8 Traits to Look for in a New Hire: http://bit.ly/2wDyled Do Be Afraid! http://bit.ly/2xPouo6 REGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2xQXg0oFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training...

A Facebook Ad Strategy for All Businesses

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 25, 2017

How would you feel if someone randomly approached you out of nowhere and kept trying to sell you their product or service? Before you answer, keep in mind that this individual has no rapport or previous contact with you. Well, you’d probably feel quite annoyed unless the offer truly peaked your interest. Odds are you’d start to ignore them after...

The Power of User Generated Content (UGC)

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 20, 2017

Nowadays, if customers aren’t sharing photos of your brand’s products or services on social media, can you even claim to be using these platforms effectively? The short answer is no. Really, fostering this sharing of user generated content is key to your business. If you’ve read our article about developing brand advocates, you’d know why. Even if you haven’t, take...

Generating Leads through Social Media

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 18, 2017

Social media can be considered the fun part about running a business, but it requires a lot of effort nonetheless. So with all of this effort, how do you make sure that it’s all worthwhile? How can you ensure that it actually helps to drive sales for your business? Here we’ve broke it down by platform and how you can...

8 Traits to Look for in a New Hire

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 5, 2017

So, the time has come to hire someone new. Maybe an existing position has opened up, or a new role is being created. Maybe your business is growing so rapidly that you need to take work off your own plate, or perhaps you want to create more specialized roles in the workplace. Whatever the reason, hiring can be tough. Besides...

The Basics of Earning Foreign Income

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 1, 2017

It shouldn’t be surprising to hear that more and more people are earning foreign income these days. New technologies are continuing to connect people around the world in an increasing number of ways. Nowadays, you can invest in assets that are in a completely different country. Or, you may be servicing clients that live beyond your nation’s borders. Regardless of...

Driving Sales Through Pinterest

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 30, 2017

All too often, businesses flock to the most popular social media platforms to build a presence – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – without even considering other options that are available. But, what about Pinterest? It offers huge potential for businesses, yet it is spoken about much less than the three previously mentioned. Well, we’re going to shine some light on...

Understanding the Time Value of Money

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 29, 2017

You may not like what we’re about to say, but did you know that the value of your savings can decline year over year if you’re not generating a return from it? Yes, you heard that right. This is true when the level of inflation is greater than the interest rates, dividends or capital gains you’re earning on your investments....

Delegation: When Bootstrapping Is No Longer Viable

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 28, 2017

As an entrepreneur, bootstrapping is only an option for so long. Eventually there comes a time when a set of helping hands is much needed. Someone that can stay on top of administrative tasks, while you focus on critical activities that contribute directly to the bottom line. What exactly is delegation and when should you use it? Delegation is the act of...

How to Conduct a Business Valuation

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 25, 2017

If you’ve ever tried to perform a valuation of a company before, you’ll know that it’s no easy task to arrive at a specific value – let alone be confident with the result. Whether you’re conducting a valuation of your own company, or a publicly traded company, it can be tough knowing where to start and which values to include....

Using Your Customers to Attract More Customers

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 24, 2017

Who better to promote your brand than those who have already benefited from it? After all, who do you think your potential customers are more likely to trust? Do you think it’s the claims that you make about your own business, or the claims a customer makes about their experience with your business? Well, in our experience it’s the latter....

Your Business Needs a Feedback Loop

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 23, 2017

All too often, we see businesses pursuing strategic efforts that aren’t truly justified. Maybe you can relate. Ask yourself how your business goes about making various strategic decisions. What makes you choose one option over the other? Better yet, what makes you continue pursuing one option versus exploring others? If your response to this question is anything other than something...

The Right Time to Scale Your Business

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 22, 2017

Growing your business is one of the most exciting, yet most uncertain parts of running a company. As you enter into new markets and acquire new customers, it can be very rewarding. However, if the move to scale is made too soon, it can be the complete opposite – a disaster. What does it mean to scale your business? Scaling a business...

Obtaining a U.S. Seller Financing Agreement

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 21, 2017

Let’s start by recalling what a seller financing agreement is. A seller financing agreement is a type of real estate deal where the seller acts as the mortgage provider to the buyer. In this case, the buyer makes monthly payments toward the principal of the house plus interest fees. From a seller’s perspective, it can be an effective exit strategy in...

11 Skills of a Successful Real Estate Investor

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered what separates successful real estate investors from those who aren't as fortunate? Although it can be tough to forge a path to success, mastering these skills can definitely help you get there. So here they are. Here are the fundamental skills that you should develop as real estate investor. By doing so, you will increase your...

12 Investment Ideas for Vacant Land

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 17, 2017

What would you build on a vacant lot that was yours to do anything with? The ideas are endless considering just how much you can do with a vacant piece of land. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out our article about the things to consider when purchasing land. In it, we revealed some factors that affect what you...

6 Signs of a Bad Real Estate Deal

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 16, 2017

As much as you want to know all of the skills that make a successful real estate deal, you should also know the signs of a bad one. This way, you can identify them before it’s too late and invest your money elsewhere. We just want to help you avoid the mistakes that we’ve all made at some point in...

Debt

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 16, 2017

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below!Leveraging Debt: http://bit.ly/2uZiIvgDo Something! http://bit.ly/2uZj1GqREGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2uZCwytFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training seminars, conferences and services.Rich Dad Education offers real estate & stock training...

Getting Started as a Real Estate Investor

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 15, 2017

Have you ever thought about getting into real estate? Whether it’s purchasing rental properties or flipping homes, both present a promising source of income. Of course, it’s only promising if you know what you’re doing and are willing to learn. That said, here’s how you can get started as a real estate investor. A message to all real estate investors just...

Top US Commodity-Based Companies

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 14, 2017

In previous articles, we’ve discussed the alternative ways to trade in commodities. Whether it’s directly in commodity markets or by investing in companies that operate in commodity-based industries (LINK TO PAST ARTICLE). Well now we’re going to share some of the top US companies in each of the different commodity markets. We’re going to look at everything from gold to...

Understanding How Escrow Works

By: Elite Legacy Education, July 20, 2017

What is escrow and how does it work? Escrow is essentially a third-party financial service that holds onto the key elements of a real estate transaction. In this case, the key elements are generally the buyer’s initial money deposit, as well as the initial signed purchase contract. Basically, this company won’t let the money be processed to the seller until the...

6 Types of Commercial Real Estate

By: Elite Legacy Education, July 17, 2017

When you hear the term commercial real estate, what do you think of? Do you think of tall skyscrapers, big office buildings, warehouses and so on? If so, then you already know what commercial real estate is. However, there are so many different types of commercial real estate that it can be easy to miss some of the different types...

6 Signs of a Promising Financial Investment

By: Elite Legacy Education, July 12, 2017

If picking the right stock was as easy as everyone wishes it would be, we’d all be rich. As great as that may sound, it unfortunately is not the case. As it turns out, it’s actually quite difficult to spot those winning stocks. Below we’ve compiled our top 6 signs of a promising financial investment. Stocks that are currently undervalued. This...

Finding a Guarantor for Your Business Loan

By: Elite Legacy Education, July 10, 2017

What is a guarantor? A guarantor is essentially a co-signer on an application. In this case, the application refers to a business loan – one that will be used for real estate investing. The guarantor is essentially guaranteeing that the loan conditions will be upheld, if not by the primary loan applicant, then by them – which is why they are...

What You Should Know About Seller Financing

By: Elite Legacy Education, July 7, 2017

Have you ever been asked if you wanted to buy something before responding with an answer along the lines of, “I don’t have enough cash set aside for that purchase”? Well, when it comes to seller financing, that excuse no longer works. Keep on reading to find out why. What is seller financing?  Seller financing is a method of selling a property...

8 Factors to Find the Right Commercial Property

By: Elite Legacy Education, July 5, 2017

Investing in commercial properties can be very exciting, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind. First off, you must consider your investment objectives when it comes to finding the right commercial property. Will you be wholesaling, rehabbing, leasing or using some other investment strategy? This decision must come before you can evaluate the potential of any investment...

Making Money as a Real Estate Bird Dog

By: Elite Legacy Education, July 3, 2017

Let’s start by asking the question - what is a bird dog? At first, you may recognize this as a hunting term referring to a dog that retrieves the birds you shoot. However, this is not the type of bird dog we’re referring to. Instead, we’re talking about individuals who identify promising real estate investments for others and earn a commission...

Vehicles for Trading in Commodity-based Industries

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 29, 2017

In the past, we’ve explored the ins and outs of trading commodities, as well as trading the stocks of companies whose business centers around commodity trading. So the question becomes, which is the better investment opportunity? Should you be trading directly in commodities, or is it a better idea to trade the stocks of companies who deal with such activities?...

Earn More with These Airbnb Rental Strategies

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 28, 2017

Airbnb offers a unique opportunity for people around the globe looking to generate an additional source of income. It really opens up the world of real estate investment to more people than ever before. Namely, the fact that you don’t even need to purchase another property has much to do with this. You can simply rent out an extra room in...

9 Things to Consider Before Investing in a Rental Cottage

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 26, 2017

Cottages have become iconic when thinking about summer weekend getaways with friends and family. There’s nothing more relaxing than the peace and quiet of the outdoors, while the sun shines bright. Given that cottages have become so popular it’s no surprise that real estate investors ask the question – are cottages worthwhile investment properties? Before we go any further, decide whether...

Understanding the Top US Stock Indexes

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 23, 2017

We always hear about the price of stock markets rising and falling, but have you ever actually considered what is meant by the price of the stock market? Have you ever looked into the various stock indexes that exist? Did you ever consider that there are many that represent the overall global economy? If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, that...

12 Things to Consider Before Buying Land

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 21, 2017

Buying a piece of land is an investment decision that should not be taken lightly. Before you can begin to evaluate individual investment opportunities, it’s important that you have a clear idea of your goals and potential outcomes. Here are 12 things to consider before buying a piece of land. Shape and size of the property. This is the easiest place...

Top US Real Estate Trends in 2017

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 20, 2017

With each new year comes new trends that we must stay on top of and this includes US real estate. 2016 was a year of surprises, but was kind overall to the US housing market. From prices skyrocketing higher than expected, to builders not building enough homes, to Millennials appearing as more likely candidates of homeownership. Let’s take a look...

US Real Estate for Foreign Investors

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 15, 2017

Have you ever wanted to purchase a property in the US real estate market even though you live outside of the nation’s borders? If so, here’s what you need to know. The first question is can you buy US real estate as a foreign investor? The answer is yes. In fact, foreign investment in US real estate is a major source of...

Find New Investment Deals Through US Real Estate Auctions

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 14, 2017

What is a real estate auction? Auctions have undoubtedly been around for quite some time now. A real estate auction is just like any other, except that it only offers properties. Generally, a property will not be listed for auction just for the sake of it. Auction properties tend to result from defaulted mortgages or outstanding tax liens. Either a homeowner...

Commodities

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 14, 2017

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below!Trading Strategies for Commodities: http://bit.ly/2sf5338Is It Time For Glorious Success? http://bit.ly/2st676AREGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2stkYhgFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training seminars, conferences and services.Rich Dad Education...

How Market Conditions Can Affect Real Estate Strategies

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 13, 2017

Not all investment opportunities are created equal and this is especially true when it comes to the real estate market. There is never any guarantee that an investment will generate the returns you expected. The overall market in particular plays a large role in the performance of your properties, despite being able to control some elements of your real estate...

Finding Your Marginal Tax Rate

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 12, 2017

A fundamental part of handling your personal finances involves tax management. This is especially relevant under a progressive tax structure where several income brackets exist. For each bracket, a specified portion of an individual’s taxable income is taxed at a given rate. As the income brackets increase, the tax rates do too. The idea behind this tax structure is to...

Evicting a Tenant in the USA

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 9, 2017

Every landlord’s worst nightmare is a tenant that needs to be evicted for one reason or another. Unfortunately, you are likely to experience this at least once in your career as a landlord. If not, you are one of the lucky few. Either way, it never hurts to be prepared for the worst. When might you need to evict a tenant? There...

Increase Your Odds of Getting a Loan

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 8, 2017

Wouldn’t it be nice to receive some financial assistance every now and then? Unfortunately, when it comes to business loans, not everyone qualifies. You’ve got to prove yourself to be a trustworthy and capable applicant. After all, you’re asking someone to put money on the line to finance your endeavors. The best way to increase your odds of obtaining a...

4 Useful Forex Trading Indicators

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 7, 2017

In previous articles we’ve discussed various methods for trading in the forex market – specifically with technical strategies. It can be daunting knowing where to start so we’re going to introduce a few indicators to get started. Once you’ve got a grasp on these, you can use them to help execute profitable trades. Each of these indicators relate to technical...

Top 4 Major Currency Pairs in Forex

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 6, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the most popular currencies in the world are? Well, it wouldn’t take too many guesses to recognize that the US dollar is likely one of the top candidates. The euro also stands as a likely candidate given the sheer size of the European Union (EU). The most popular currency pairings in forex. A trade involves two sides...

The Basics of Automated Forex Trading

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 2, 2017

It can be a lot of work sitting at a computer day in and day out with your eyes fixed on the forex market. Watching as all the currencies fluctuate, trying to figure out when to execute a trade. Wouldn’t it be easier if a program could execute perfectly timed trades on your behalf? Well, it turns out that such...

Finding Your First Commercial Property

By: Elite Legacy Education, June 1, 2017

Are you wondering how to go about finding your first commercial real estate investment? There are lots of options out there, but you definitely should not be throwing your money into just any property. If you’re not sure where to begin, that is perfectly fine. We’ve compiled some tips in this article so you can get started on finding your...

Trading Strategies for Commodities

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 31, 2017

The premise of commodity trading strategies. If you recall our previous article about the commodity markets, you may remember that all trading involves the use of futures and options. These derivative types are employed in an attempt to capitalize on the movement of prices. This makes sense when you consider that these derivatives are valued based on some underlying asset. Hence,...

Investing in US Property Tax Liens

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 30, 2017

One man’s loss is another man’s gain. When it comes to investing in property tax liens, this statement is both true and false. It’s true in the sense that tax liens are the result of someone’s inability or decision to not pay taxes. However, it’s also misleading because tax lien investing can actually create a win-win situation for you and...

The Basics of Hard Money Lending

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 26, 2017

In the past, hard money lenders have cast a somewhat doubtful image upon this type of financing. Various movies have created the idea of an intimidating loan shark. The plot typically goes something like this. The loan shark hands over a briefcase of money to someone in an alleyway. The recipient of the loan is generally unable to repay it...

Picking the Right Real Estate Exit Strategy

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 24, 2017

If you’re putting money into an investment, surely you want to get it back at some point. But how do you decide when is the right time to retrieve your invested capital? When it comes to investing in real estate, you should always have an exit strategy in mind before signing a deal. These exit strategies are what drive your...

Land Investing for Beginners

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 18, 2017

Can you guess what is one of the most overlooked types of real estate deals? If you guessed land, then you got it right. When getting into real estate, people’s attention automatically turns to properties. They start asking themselves questions like what type of property do they want, where do they want it to be and who will they rent...

3 Key Metrics for Commercial Real Estate

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 17, 2017

An opportunity may seem like a good deal, but how will you ever know for sure without looking at the numbers? Surely, the appearance or location of the building alone can’t automatically make it a good deal. Here are three key metrics you can use when investing in commercial real estate. Net Operating Income (NOI) The first metric we will discuss is...

The Basics of Buying an Airbnb Rental Property

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 15, 2017

Airbnb offers a unique experience for travelers around the globe. Becoming an increasingly popular accommodation option, it has caught the attention of investors. More and more people are turning to the online platform to rent out an extra room or even an entire property. If you’re wanting to get in on the action, here’s what you need to know about...

Breaking Into Commercial Real Estate Investing

By: Elite Lagacy Education, May 11, 2017

 Most real estate investors start with residential units. We understand that it may seem daunting to invest in a huge office building, skyscraper, factory, warehouse or some other massive property. But that’s no reason to overlook this lucrative industry. Here we will provide an introduction to familiarize you with commercial real estate investing. There are definitely lots of rewards to...

Real Estate ETF vs. Mutual Funds

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 10, 2017

Real Estate ETF vs. Mutual Funds We’ve discussed the differences between exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds in the past. But let’s focus specifically on real estate ETFs and mutual funds. How do ETFs and mutual funds differ from other real estate investments like REITs? Let’s recall what a REIT is. REITs are available in a variety of types and may differ based...

What Determines US Property Values?

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 4, 2017

What Determines US Property Values?Have you ever strolled past a house and thought to yourself, I wonder how much that property is worth? Even if you haven’t, it’s always nice to have an idea as to how much your home is worth. Or, you may just want to value another property of interest whether you’re considering buying or investing in...

Asset Classes, Allocation, and Protection

By: Elite Legacy Education, May 1, 2017

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below!What Asset Classes Should I Invest In? http://bit.ly/2qwDEbgAssets Cubed: Powerful Principles for Developing a Personal Wealth Plan: http://amzn.to/2qwIVPUREGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2qwzboUFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational...

Using Leverage as a Real Estate Investor

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 27, 2017

The general belief that money helps to earn more money is true in this case. As a real estate investor, you can use this idea to your advantage to earn more. Ideally, you will want to use leverage to amplify your gains (and hopefully not losses – since it works both ways). What type of real estate investments should you use...

What is a Real Estate Investment Group?

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 26, 2017

What is a Real Estate Investment Group?Real estate investment group - sounds pretty exclusive, doesn’t it? In a sense, it is exclusive and presents a unique investment opportunity for those wanting to get into real estate. Why would you want to join a group rather than take on real estate projects by yourself? Let’s explore this alternate approach to real...

Is Real Estate Investing Worth My Time?

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 24, 2017

Is Real Estate Investing Worth My Time? How much could you be making from investing in real estate? Are you curious to know how much you could and should be making from investing in real estate? Well, the first question I have for you is what type of real estate investment do you plan to engage in? Not all opportunities are created...

Top 6 Misconceptions About Real Estate Investing

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 17, 2017

Top 6 Misconceptions About Real Estate Investing You can’t believe everything you hear and this goes for real estate investing too. Having been around for quite some time now, this is a popular topic in particular. Many very successful people have gotten their start in business through real estate. However, everyone has their own opinions about what does and doesn’t work,...

Tax-Friendly Investments in the USA

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 14, 2017

Tax-Friendly Investments in the USA We all know how it feels to work for our wealth, only to pay a significant portion of it to the government. Of course, we must pay our dues but it would be nice to keep as much of it for ourselves as possible, right? We thought so too. Well, it should be no different when...

10 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success in Real Estate

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 13, 2017

10 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success in Real Estate Are you looking for ways to succeed in the area of real estate investment? Well, there are some things you should know before getting started. Despite what some people may think, real estate investing isn’t necessarily a hands-off approach to investing. Although it can be depending on which type of...

5 Real Estate Mistakes That Kill Success

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 12, 2017

5 Real Estate Mistakes That Kill Success Watching a business endeavor crumble before your eyes has got to be one of the worst feelings for a businessperson. It’s no different when it comes to real estate investing, which is why we want to help you avoid that. Below you will find the top five real estate mistakes that can kill your...

Basic Strategies to Help You Trade Forex

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 11, 2017

Basic Strategies to Help You Trade ForexThere’s no doubt that money can lead to making more money, but when it comes to forex trading it is easier said than done. The international economy is extremely complex with a variety of macroeconomic factors affecting the strength of each nation’s currency. Generally, forex trading requires you to be more active than other...

Common Delays in Real Estate Transactions

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 10, 2017

Common Delays in Real Estate Transactions At times, surprises can be good, but in other cases they’re not. When it comes to investing in real estate, we like to ensure as much certainty as possible. There’s nothing worse than thinking you’re about to lock-in a deal just before something goes wrong and throws the entire thing off course. Whether you are...

What You Should Know About Rent-to-Own Agreements

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 5, 2017

What You Should Know About Rent-to-Own Agreements Consumers today often hear from older generations that renting is a waste of money and that they should be putting a down payment on a property instead. The rationale is that the rental proceeds are going into the pockets of investors. On the other hand, by putting a down payment then the monthly mortgage...

What You Should Know About Crowd Funded Real Estate

By: Elite Legacy Education, April 4, 2017

What You Should Know About Crowd funded Real EstateIt’s no surprise that the Internet and online platforms continue to disrupt and revolutionize industries across the globe. The real estate industry in particular is prone to these changes and has already been affected in new ways. So if you’re familiar with Kick Starter, an online crowd funding platform, you’ll know that...

7 Things to Look for in Foreign Real Estate Deals

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 27, 2017

7 Things to Look for in Foreign Real Estate DealsIt’s one thing to be aware of your home country’s real estate and investing regulations. When it comes to another country however, you must do your due diligence and make sure you know what you’re getting into. You will want to understand any fine print associated with doing business in another...

Investing in Gold: To Do or Not to Do

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 21, 2017

Investing in Gold: To Do or Not to Do Since before we can remember, gold has been seen as a type of currency in a sense. There exists a universal view towards gold as being valuable and stable. It’s seen as being stable because it hasn’t lost its value over the years, while national currencies have been subject to extreme volatility...

5, 3, 5

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 20, 2017

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below!5 Steps You Can Take to Gain Control of Your Financial Future: http://bit.ly/2lM9vDb3 "Must Know" Concepts for Succeeding in the Stock Market: http://bit.ly/2kNbHxf5 Insightful Tips From Warren Buffett: http://bit.ly/2mKfucgREGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2nsK2CqFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education....

The Basics of Trading Commodities

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 20, 2017

The Basics of Trading Commodities Are you familiar with the commodities market? Regardless of whether you are, your day-to-day life is bound to be affected by it in one way or another. Think about it, are gas prices the same every day? Do you ever try to guess whether they will rise or fall before you go ahead and fill your...

Eliminate Risk from Your Investment Portfolio

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 15, 2017

Eliminate Risk from Your Investment PortfolioIf you were told that you had the option between two investments that provided equal returns, which would you choose? It may not really matter at this point which one you choose, but what if we said that “A” had a higher risk than “B.” Well, of course you would choose “B” since you can...

Using a Second Mortgage for Real Estate Investing

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 14, 2017

Using a Second Mortgage for Real Estate Investing Unfortunately, not everyone that wants to get into real estate investing has enough cash on hand to fully fund this type of investment opportunity. But that’s not a reason to worry. If you are confident in your plan, and are comfortable with using someone else’s money and being held accountable for the repayment...

6 Things to Watch for in Foreclosed Properties

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 9, 2017

6 Things to Watch for in Foreclosed PropertiesThe key to foreclosure investing is to know what you’re getting into from the start. Everyone has their personal preference in terms of how much work they want to do. At least if you know about certain issues with the property you can decide whether to walk away or simply price it into...

[Infographic] Investing Lessons From The Great Warren Buffett

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 8, 2017

There's a reason why Warren Buffett is still among the top financial performers after all these years. Here are five tips from the expert himself!Join Rich Dad Education's upcoming webinar to see what you may have missed!Register HereFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training seminars,...

Hottest Global Real Estate Markets for 2017

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 6, 2017

Hottest Global Real Estate Markets for 2017Travelling and exploring the world is one of life’s greatest opportunities. Imagine being able to incorporate travel as a regular part of your job? Then you’d have all the more reason to get out and explore the world, right? If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then let’s take your real estate game...

Getting to Know Mortgage-Backed Securities

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 2, 2017

Getting to Know Mortgage-Backed Securities Despite helping to lead to the recent financial crisis, mortgage-backed securities paired with tighter regulations can present a unique investment opportunity in the financial markets. What are mortgage-backed securities and how do they work? Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are a type of security that is tied to an asset for collateral – specifically one or many mortgages. The way...

The Future of the US Housing Market

By: Elite Legacy Education, March 1, 2017

The Future of the US Housing Market There is no doubt that President-Elect Donald Trump’s win will have effects on the U.S. market. One industry of particular interest is the U.S. housing market. It is thought that the market will likely continue to grow, but not at such rapid rates as it previously has. Of course, some areas will still remain...

Speculation and Trading

By: Elite Legacy Education, February 24, 2017

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below!Derivatives, Futures and Options: http://bit.ly/2l8CGyNInvesting Talk Live: http://bit.ly/2kNbHxfA Quote by J.D. Rockefeller: http://bit.ly/2lO6nsZREGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2nsI0SzFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training seminars, conferences...

Finding the Right Title Company for You

By: Elite Legacy Education, February 24, 2017

Finding the Right Title Company for You What is a title company and what services do they provide?Title companies essentially provide closing services for real estate transactions in order to finalize the transfer of the property from seller to buyer. Specifically, they conduct processes to ensure that a title on a property is authentic without any previous claims on it. These...

Finding the Right Real Estate Lawyer

By: Elite Legacy Education, February 20, 2017

Finding the Right Real Estate LawyerWhat does a real estate lawyer do?Title companies may not available for those of us who live outside of the U.S.A. Instead, we may need to turn to real estate lawyers to assist in the closing of real estate deals. This involves activities related to the title search and insurance, as well as other closing...

Why You Should Invest in US Real Estate

By: Elite Legacy Education, February 17, 2017

Why You Should Invest in US Real Estate There are many reasons why you would want to add some real estate to your investment portfolio. We’re going to look at the benefits of doing so, while also discussing some of the challenges associated with this asset class. After all, it wouldn’t be fair to only give you one side of the...

Hiring the Right Property Management Company

By: Elite Legacy Education, February 16, 2017

Hiring the Right Property Management CompanyOnce you’ve decided that you require a property management for your real estate operations, it’s essential to pick the right one. Selecting the right property management company to work with can have a substantial impact on the success of your rental property business. With that said, we’ve compiled an assortment of tips to ensure you...

11 Signs You Need a Property Management Company

By: Elite Legacy Education, February 15, 2017

11 Signs You Need a Property Management CompanyBy considering the following questions, you should be able to better understand whether you would benefit by hiring a third-party property management company to help run your operations, as opposed to maintaining the property yourself or hiring a resident manager. Consider the following:Do you live near your rental property or properties? Depending on...

An Action Plan That Can Put You in Total Control of Your Financial Future

By: Elite Legacy Education, February 14, 2017

An Action Plan That Can Put You in Total Control of Your Financial FutureIn a previous article we discussed different types of real estate investments, including wholesales, property flips and rental units.After reading the discussion about the differences of each method, it doesn’t take long to realize that a combination of each one makes for a comprehensive approach to real...

Don’t Rule Out FSBOs as a Real Estate Agent

By: Elite Legacy Education, February 3, 2017

Don’t Rule Out FSBOs as a Real Estate AgentWith third-party sites like Zillow.com, it is now easier than ever for people to sell their homes without a real estate agent. No, this doesn’t mean you’re going to lose your job as a Realtor but that also doesn’t mean you won’t have to work for it. With a little extra effort,...

Ways to Fund Your U.S. Real Estate Investments Using OPM

By: Elite Legacy Education, February 1, 2017

Ways to Fund Your U.S. Real Estate Investments Using OPM (Other People's Money)Wouldn’t it be nice if you could fund your investments without using any of your own money? It almost sounds unrealistic, but truth be told––it’s not. There are ways that you can structure and execute deals using other people’s money only. However, don’t think that this means you...

The Basics of Foreclosure Investing in the USA

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 31, 2017

The Basics of Foreclosure Investing in the USA What is foreclosure investing?Foreclosure occurs when a homeowner is no longer able to meet their mortgage payments and must default. At this point, the house becomes foreclosed and is eventually put back on the market by the bank. Essentially, the bank must now sell the property to minimize any losses associated with the...

The Basics of Trading in the Forex Market

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 30, 2017

The Basics of Trading in the Forex Market What is Forex and the Forex market?Whether you have realized it or not, you have probably participated in the foreign exchange market at some point in your life. Essentially, the Forex market deals with the trading of currencies between countries.Have you ever gone to the bank or a foreign exchange service and traded...

Factors That Affect the Forex Market

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 24, 2017

Factors That Affect the Forex MarketThe Forex Market is a tricky trading arena where many factors come into play. Unlike traditional stock markets, we are no longer just dealing with companies and their future prospects. Rather, the focus is now on the currencies of our world, which can be affected by many factors in each country. I guess you can...

Adapt To Your Environment Or Pay The Price

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 24, 2017

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below!Investing Talk Live: http://bit.ly/2hjcnYvWhat Are My Options for Investing? http://bit.ly/2ikPFNhA Quote by Henry David Thoreau: http://bit.ly/2iMaHV0REGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2kpmFVgFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training seminars, conferences and...

Recognize the Optimum Points to Enter and Exit a Trade

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 20, 2017

Recognize the Optimum Points to Enter and Exit a Trade Of course, you want to buy low and sell high, but this is easier said than done. Not only are your actions influenced by the activity of a particular stock price, but also by the investor sentiment of others in the market. Overcoming fear in a downward spiraling market.We can’t underestimate the...

Lock-in Your Profits by Reducing or Eliminating Losses with a Simple Trading Tool

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 19, 2017

Lock-in Your Profits by Reducing or Eliminating Losses with a Simple Trading Tool Did you know that there is a simple trading tool at your disposal which can help you reduce or even eliminate your losses? In case you haven’t heard, limit orders can be used to help you achieve exactly that. Given your hard work to earn the money that...

Control a Stock for a Fraction of Its Price and Make Money from Stock You Don’t Own

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 18, 2017

Control a Stock for a Fraction of Its Price and Make Money from Stock You Don’t Own Wouldn’t it be glorious if you could make money off stocks without even owning them? Or if there was some sort of additional asset that you could use to control a stock in your portfolio at a much cheaper price? Well, if you think...

Finding the Best US Neighborhoods for Buying a Rental Property

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 16, 2017

Finding the Best US Neighborhoods for Buying a Rental PropertyHow do you pick the right neighborhood to buy your rental property? With so many options, you will want to pick the area that best accommodates your goals as a landlord. When deciding on the best place to purchase a rental property you will want to consider the following factors:Potential for...

Spot the Right Stocks to Trade

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 13, 2017

Spot the Right Stocks to TradeIf everyone could pick the right stocks to trade, investing would be much easier wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, things don’t quite work out this way, but don’t fret––we have some tips here to help you spot the right stock for your portfolio. First things first, what are your plans going into this investment portfolio?Before you even get...

Three Ways to Invest in Real Estate Property

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 12, 2017

Three Ways to Invest in Real Estate PropertyWhether you already own a house or not, there are other reasons for buying into real estate. If you’re looking to real estate for an investment opportunity, you should understand that there are different approaches. What are the different ways to invest in real estate beyond buying a house for yourself?Let’s focus on three...

Becoming a Landlord in the USA

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 11, 2017

Becoming a Landlord in the USAIf you decide to invest in physical property rather than real estate funds, you are essentially making the decision to become a landlord. With varying state and local laws in each of the 50 states, you must take into consideration the laws and regulations for your specific locale. However, we will guide you in the...

Using Zillow for Your Real Estate Decisions

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 10, 2017

Using Zillow for Your Real Estate DecisionsZillow is much more than just a resource for buying, listing and viewing properties. The company has taken things a step further and incorporated some very valuable research and information for anyone interested in the US real estate market.What is Zillow?In a broad sense, Zillow can be defined as a real estate market database...

Using Instagram for Your Real Estate Business

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 9, 2017

Using Instagram for Your Real Estate BusinessInstagram is a goldmine compared to other social media platforms in terms of its highly active user base.  Companies of all sorts have something to gain by strategically incorporating Instagram into their marketing operations – and especially real estate agents.Why does Instagram play a key role in marketing?Instagram is a great way to get...

What Led to the U.S. Real Estate Bubble?

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 6, 2017

What Led to the U.S. Real Estate Bubble?Whether or not you fully understand what led to the U.S. real estate bubble, it’s likely that you were impacted by it one way or another. After all, the effects of it rippled through the global economy, so there was no way of avoiding the devastation. This led to a Global Financial Crisis...

What Are My Options for Investing?

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 6, 2017

What Are My Options for Investing?Oh, the world of investing! It can be a scary one if you don’t know what you’re doing, but we’re here to help. The best place to start is by understanding the various options out there in terms of what and how you can invest. What are some options for investing your money?There are many different...

Derivatives, Futures and Options: What’s the Difference?

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 4, 2017

Derivatives, Futures and Options: What’s the Difference?When it comes to investment choices, the selection is nearly endless. In addition to each of the different asset classes we discussed in a previously article, there are even more financial instruments that you can invest in. These are considered to be among the more technical securities that exist to serve the needs of...

Using Inbound and Content Marketing as a Real Estate Agent

By: Elite Legacy Education, January 3, 2017

Using Inbound and Content Marketing as a Real Estate AgentWhether we like it or not, there is a common misconception that real estate agents may not always act in the best interest of their clients. After all, Stephen Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s best-selling book Freakonomics showed that real estate agents generally take clients’ homes off the market a week earlier...

Separate Yourself From Emotion

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 20, 2016

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below!Investing Talk Live: http://bit.ly/2hhGobHCurb Your Market Sentiment: http://bit.ly/2h74ALdThe "Dollar-Cost Average" Strategy of Investing: http://bit.ly/2eoPXWxA Motivational Quote: http://bit.ly/2hhNFZeREGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2hF2MLMFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training seminars, conferences...

Tax Treatment of US Rental Properties

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 15, 2016

Tax Treatment of US Rental PropertiesIf you’ve decided to become a landlord in the US, you will definitely want to know how this additional source of income is taxed. Assuming that you have invested in the physical property itself (rather than a REIT), here’s what you can expect: Rental IncomeRental income is treated in the same manner as personal income when...

What You Should Know About Investing with Derivatives

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 14, 2016

What You Should Know About Investing with DerivativesAs we’ve previously mentioned, derivatives are a type of financial instrument used by advanced traders. The values of these instruments are based on a set of underlying assets, causing them to be more complex in nature. Let’s start by discussing the different types of derivatives available to traders. What are the different types of...

REITs: Picking the One for You

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 13, 2016

REITs: Picking the One for YouIn the past, we’ve talked about investing in real estate through real estate investment trusts (REITs) to avoid buying an actual property. Although REITs avoid all of the maintenance needs associated with owning a property, you still need to be able to pick the right one. This is easier said than done, especially with the variety of...

Virtual Reality and the Real Estate Industry

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 9, 2016

Virtual Reality and the Real Estate IndustryVirtual reality in practice is still very new and it will likely take some time before it becomes common-use for businesses. As technologies like this develop and efficiencies arise, prices eventually come down and they become adopted more frequently. This is relevant to the real estate industry as it will take some time for...

The Housing Debate: To Buy or to Rent

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 8, 2016

The Housing Debate: To Buy or to RentAt one point in time, there was no debate as to whether you should buy a home. This is supported by the fact that our parents always encouraged us to purchase a home rather than rent.These days, the world and people’s lifestyles are changing. Now it’s not so clear-cutthat buying a house is...

What You Should Know About Investing with Options

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 8, 2016

What You Should Know About Investing with OptionsEveryone loves having options, but this is particularly true for advanced traders. Options are a financial instrument that can be extremely useful –– so long as you know how to use them. So what exactly are options?As we’ve mentioned in a previous article, options represent a contract between two parties – the option buyer...

Saving Money Through Debt Consolidation

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 7, 2016

Saving Money Through Debt ConsolidationDo you have loans from a variety of different sources, whether it’s mortgage payments, car payments, student loans or anything else? We all know that paying interest is no fun, but why pay more interest than you have to? There are options out there that can make your life much simpler in terms of having to...

What You Should Know About Investing with Futures

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 6, 2016

What You Should Know About Investing with FuturesWhat are futures?Just as the name suggests, futures are all about what will happen with an asset in the future. A futures contract represents an agreement between two parties to buy and sell a particular asset at a specific price at some point in the future. This may sound similar to how options...

Using Debt to Earn More

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 5, 2016

Using Debt to Earn MoreHow can taking out more debt actually help me to make more money, you ask? Seems kind of counterintuitive doesn’t it? Well, it doesn’t need to be if you’re smart about how you use this leverage. Of course, this doesn’t mean to take out debt and spend it on frivolous expenditures. Rather, put it to work...

Mutual Funds vs. Exchange Traded Funds

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 5, 2016

Mutual Funds vs. Exchange Traded FundsWhat if I told you that there were other investment options very similar to mutual funds, but at a fraction of the cost? I’m sure many of us would be happy to hear this, especially since it’s common to instinctively turn to the bank to handle our mutual funds. By considering everything I’m about to...

Using Facebook for Your Real Estate Business

By: Elite Legacy Education, December 1, 2016

Using Facebook for Your Real Estate BusinessFacebook has been around quite some time now and is always introducing new features for its users – both consumers and businesses. This is not an article that’s going to tell you to build a Facebook page for your real estate business and invite everyone on your friends list, while encouraging them to do...

[Infographic] Curb Your Market Sentiment

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 30, 2016

Do you make attempts to determine how the market is going to rationally react to breaking news? See why this is not a recommended strategy! Join Rich Dad Education's upcoming webinar to hear our experts' take!Register HereFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training seminars, conferences...

Protect Yourself Against Uncertainties

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 29, 2016

Access all of the resources referenced in this edition of Legacy Connection by clicking below!Developing Your Residential Rental Business: http://bit.ly/2g4qQ7nWho Do I Need on My Real Estate Power Team? http://bit.ly/2fSSsjMHow Much Home Can I Afford? Find That Magic Number Here: http://bit.ly/2crmI4jInvesting Talk Live: http://bit.ly/2fSZy7YA Quote by Arthur Ashe: http://bit.ly/2bm7ZqUREGISTER for our upcoming FREE interactive webinar! http://bit.ly/2hEZgB3Founded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global...

Investing in US Real Estate Without Buying Property

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 28, 2016

Investing in US Real Estate Without Buying PropertyHow can you bet on the real estate market without actually buying a property, you ask?The answer is REITs. REIT is short for Real Estate Investment Trust. Essentially, these trust funds are designed to reflect the activity of the overall market, as well as certain aspects of the real estate market. This allows...

[Infographic] Developing Your Residential Rental Business

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 23, 2016

Do you think you have everything figured out for your brand new residential rental business? Let's find out! Join Rich Dad Education's upcoming webinar to see what you may have missed! Register HereFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training seminars, conferences and services.Rich Dad...

[Infographic] Bob Makes the Following 21 BIG Mistakes in Business

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 23, 2016

Are you failing to reinvest profits back into your business? If so, you might be taking a page out of Bob's book..DON'T! Join Elite Business Star's upcoming webinar and learn from the industry experts! Register HereFounded in 1992, Elite Legacy Education is a recognized global leader in quality financial education.Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading provider of educational training seminars,...

What Asset Classes Should I Invest In?

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 16, 2016

What Asset Classes Should I Invest In?In our previous article, What Are My Options for Investing, you learned about the many asset classes out there that you can invest your money in. However, picking the ones that are right for you is a different story. We’re going to point you in the direction of important factors to consider when determining...

What is the Buyer’s Journey?

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 15, 2016

What is the Buyer’s Journey? What is the buyer’s journey?The term buyer’s journey was first coined in 2003 by Hugh McFarlane in his book, The Leaky Funnel. The buyer’s journey describes the stages a buyer goes through leading up to a purchase.More generally, this journey starts with the awareness of a problem, which eventually needs to be resolved. Then you begin...

How to Successfully Rent Out a House

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 14, 2016

How to Successfully Rent Out a HouseIn this article we will focus on how to successfully rent out your house. Unfortunately, we will not be focusing on short-term rentals such as those offered on Airbnb. Rather, we will discuss longer-term rentals for properties that are solely purchased as rental properties.What should I know about investing in rental properties?There are some...

How to Increase Your US Property Value

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 8, 2016

How to Increase Your US Property ValueAre you deciding which projects on your renovation to-do list are worth pursuing? If you’re basing this decision on the option that will best increase your property value, then you’re going to want to hear what we have to say. By the end of this article, you’ll be one step closer to picking the...

How to Successfully Flip a House

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 7, 2016

How to Successfully Flip a HouseFeeling inspired by those home renovation shows to give properties a makeover and sell them for more? If so, here is everything you need to know to successfully flip a house for a profit. What you should know when flipping a property.Here are some general tips for you to start successfully flipping homes:Time Is Money. You...

How to Successfully Wholesale a House

By: Elite Legacy Education, November 3, 2016

How to Successfully Wholesale a HouseYou’ve probably seen those online courses offerings teaching you how to flip homes with no money down. Well, even if you haven’t, we’ll share some of the tips that they are going to tell you. We will also explore an alternative option if you do have the cash to put down on a property.Ultimately, there...

STP: Segment, target and position

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 28, 2016

STP: Segment, target and positionIf you’re speaking to everyone, you may as well be speaking to no one. This has never been truer than it is now in the day and age of digital marketing. The importance of segmenting, targeting and positioning (STP) is to have your message heard by those whom you want to hear it. Why would you want...

How Are Mobile Homes Different from Regular Homes?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 24, 2016

How Are Mobile Homes Different from Regular Homes?If you spend any time in the real estate market, you will frequently see the term “mobile home.” You are not going to see them very often on real estate publications but you will hear a lot about them during regular conversations. If you have ever given any thought towards purchasing and owning...

What Are the Three Types of Forex Market Analysis?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 18, 2016

What Are the Three Types of Forex Market Analysis? Analyzing the market is one of the most important things you can do as a Forex trader. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned veteran, you need to know how to look at the market and creatively conceptualize profitable trades.What newcomers quickly realize is that there are three types of analyses that can...

Most People Are NOT Financially Ready for Retirement

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 14, 2016

Most People Are NOT Financially Ready for Retirement Retirement is an event most of us to look forward to. It reminds us of relaxation and enjoying the time that we have left on this earth. With no responsibilities or worries on our mind, we can travel the world and hang out with our friends. We have enough money to do all...

How to Identify a Property That is Suitable for Rehab?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 13, 2016

How to Identify a Property That is Suitable for Rehab? Believe it or not, there are some real estate customers out there who are not interested in buying a brand-new house. These same individuals would prefer to find a fixer-upper house that they can renovate into the place they want to live in. Of course, this comes with some caveats....

Can Options Strategies Provide Me with Cash Flow from the Stock Market?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 12, 2016

Can Options Strategies (Like Covered Calls) Provide Me with Cash Flow from the Stock Market? There are many ways to obtain cash flow from the stock market. Options strategies are an effective way to do this. Covered calls are good for earning a profit because you do not have to wait for market volatility. In fact, you can even generate cash...

What Is House Flipping?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 11, 2016

What Is House Flipping?In the real estate sector, you may have heard of the term “house flipping.” Many of its proponents tout it as a great way to generate earned income on the side and even form a full-time business out of it. Before you eagerly pull out your wallet to purchase an expensive seminar on the topic, let us...

How Do I Interview Prospective Team Members for My Real Estate Power Team?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 7, 2016

How Do I Interview Prospective Team Members for My Real Estate Power Team?  Let’s say that you have amassed a few people that you feel will be suitable members for your real estate power team. You want to interview them to ensure that they are the right fit, but what are you going to ask them? You want to do the...

Are Hidden Fees in Investing That Significant?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 6, 2016

Are Hidden Fees in Investing That Significant? One of the things you will hear about in the investing sector are the fees that you will have to pay. A certain portion of your account balance is being allocated to the management of your investment. This is true whether you have a 401(k) or any other investment portfolio. If you want to...

How Do I Develop a Website for My Business?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 5, 2016

How Do I Develop a Website for My Business?  Not having a website for your business in the 21st century can be detrimental. The Internet is the first place where people seek out new places to eat or a business that will solve their needs. You need to look at a website as an investment that will benefit your bottom line....

How Can I Find Mobile Homes?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 5, 2016

How Can I Find Mobile Homes?  There are many reasons why individuals choose to invest in mobile homes, ranging from price to the convenience of having a home that can be transported anywhere. One challenge with mobile homes is that they are not featured in your normal real estate market listing with regular homes. In order to find mobile homes that...

A Brief Overview of the “Dollar-Cost Average” Strategy of Investing

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 4, 2016

A Brief Overview of the “Dollar-Cost Average” Strategy of Investing There are hundreds of thousands of investing strategies that you can use to generate passive income and allow your money to grow over a long period of time. With that being said, the majority of people are not looking for an investing strategy that is risky and leaves them in constant...

Is Bitcoin Still a Valuable Investment in 2016?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 3, 2016

Is Bitcoin Still a Valuable Investment in 2016? Bitcoin has become a hot topic since it debuted in 2009 as a valuable investment opportunity for the digital age. There are entire websites and guides on investing in Bitcoin and profiting from it. Is it still a valuable investment in the current year or will it fade away?Bitcoin is a form of...

How Do I Work with Banks to Purchase Foreclosed Properties?

By: Elite Legacy Education, October 3, 2016

How Do I Work with Banks to Purchase Foreclosed Properties?  After tireless searching, you have finally found a foreclosed property through a bank that you are interested in purchasing. Not so fast! Depending on the property that is being bought, you are better off making certain requests and taking specific actions to ensure that you walk out of the deal in...

What Type of Homes Are Best Suited for Flipping?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 30, 2016

What Type of Homes Are Best Suited for Flipping? When it comes to flipping homes, most people do not have a problem with choosing the right location. Everyone knows that they have to be at the right market at the right time in order to profit from house flipping. The next step to figure out is choosing the type of home...

How Do I Protect My Portfolio Using Options?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 29, 2016

How Do I Protect My Portfolio Using Options?? When you set up your investment portfolio, it is crucial that you have a plan for protecting your returns. You never know when the next big market crash is headed your way and you want to be prepared at all times. Many investors view their portfolio as their biggest asset and the last...

Where Can I Find a Good Logo for My Business Card?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 28, 2016

Where Can I Find a Good Logo for My Business Card? One of the biggest trends that has emerged in business card design within the past decade is the appearance of eye-catching and memorable visuals. Gone are the days of the plain-Jane cards that had your information typed in simple text. If you are looking to make a serious investment in...

Should Uber Worry About Its Competitors in 2017?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 28, 2016

Should Uber Worry About Its Competitors in 2017? Uber has completely disrupted the transportation industry and it is now the most dominant multi-billion ridesharing company in the world. Since its founding in 2009, it now operates in numerous countries around the world. At its current rate, does it really have any competition to worry about going into the next year?Aside from...

How Can I Decide if I Should Trade Stocks, Options, Futures or Forex?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 27, 2016

How Can I Decide if I Should Trade Stocks, Options, Futures or Forex? Investors know that there are multiple avenues towards success. The time has come for you to make a decision about the financial market that you are going to be trading in. Each market has its upsides and downsides, and therefore your decision will come down to your personal...

Will the Stock Market (S&P 500) Predict the Winner of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 20, 2016

Will the Stock Market (S&P 500) Predict the Winner of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race?* *This article is NOT an endorsement of any political candidate or viewpoint. The information is being presented from the original source(s) so that readers may draw their own conclusions.With the 2016 election for the presidency of the United States less than 100 days away, political experts...

How Did Brexit Affect the Worldwide Markets?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 20, 2016

How Did Brexit Affect the Worldwide Markets?* *This article is NOT an endorsement of any political candidate or viewpoint. The information is being presented from the original source(s) so that readers may draw their own conclusions.The unpredictable and historic vote for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) will likely remain as the most influential event of 2016, taking a narrow...

Why Is Homeownership Among Millennials at an All-Time Low?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 20, 2016

Why Is Homeownership Among Millennials at an All-Time Low? The traditional life path that many people followed for years was “Go to college, get a job, get married, buy your home and spend 20-25 years paying off the mortgage.” We see Millennials doing all of those things except for owning their own house. In fact, homeownership amongst this age group is...

Is it True That Nine Out of 10 Retail Traders Lose Money?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 16, 2016

Is it True That Nine Out of 10 Retail Traders Lose Money?? One of the most common statistics that you hear in stock investing is that “nine out of 10 retail traders lose money.”The number may not be exact but the general finding is that the majority of retail traders will not be profitable over the long term. This is proven...

The Pros and Cons of Naked Forex Trading

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 15, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Naked Forex Trading Forex trading is known to be one of the most profitable yet dangerous forms of stock investing. The foreign exchange market trades trillions of dollars per day, yet many traders burn out due to the high-pressure stakes that come from the market’s extreme volatility. You cannot control a stock in this game of...

How Do I Find Foreclosed Properties?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 14, 2016

How Do I Find Foreclosed Properties? One of the types of properties that are frequently scouted in the real estate market are those that become foreclosed. To put it simply, a foreclosure can be defined as a process where a lender puts up a property for auction due to an outstanding reason through which an owner cannot pay off the debt...

What Information Should I Have on My Business Card?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 13, 2016

What Information Should I Have on My Business Card? One of the most important pieces of advice that you will learn on your journey through financial education is the importance of having your own professional business card that you can exchange with people during networking-related events. Why is this the case? Let’s dive into it.The main reason for having your own...

Who Do I Need on My Real Estate Power Team?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 13, 2016

Who Do I Need on My Real Estate Power Team? If you are going to be in the real estate game for the long haul, you have probably come to the realization that you are going to need an awesome power team. You cannot expect to do everything by yourself and those before you who have tried eventually burnt out. When...

What Are the Key Differences Between Rental Properties and Apartment Complexes?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 9, 2016

What Are the Key Differences Between Rental Properties and Apartment Complexes?If you have spent any time in the real estate market, you will probably hear the terms “rental properties” and “apartment complexes” being used separately. Depending on the context of the situation, they might even be used interchangeably. Once you see the key differences between the two, as outlined in...

How to Invest in the Stock Market

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 8, 2016

How to Invest in the Stock Market Give yourself a pat on the back for deciding to partake in stock investing. Not many people choose to participate in the stock market due to the high risks involved with this method of generating passive income. With that being said, if you know how to properly invest in the stock market and watch...

How to Evaluate Stocks in the Stock Market

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 7, 2016

How to Evaluate Stocks in the Stock Market If you are looking to invest in the stock market, you will need to learn the basic skill of evaluating a stock before deciding on investing in it. Indeed, there are many ways through which one can determine the value of a stock. Participating in the financial markets is not merely an act...

Where Can I Get Stats on What’s Happening in My Real Estate Area?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 6, 2016

Where Can I Get Stats on What’s Happening in My Real Estate Area? When you want to get information on what is happening in your real estate area, it is usually as easy as asking the real estate agents and individuals who live in that area. But if you have learned anything in your real estate education, it’s that you need...

How Do I Know What Is Happening in My Real Estate Market?

By: Elite Legacy Education, September 1, 2016

How Do I Know What Is Happening in My Real Estate Market?One of the things that you will quickly learn as a participant of the real estate market is that there are always new developments happening. Major events can increase or decrease the value of homes in a given area. This is why simply looking at prices on a given...

How Do I Evaluate Real Estate Property?

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 31, 2016

How Do I Evaluate Real Estate Property?Congratulations on making the decision to buy real estate property! Real estate can definitely be worth your time, whether you are looking to invest in the real estate market as a way to generate passive income or find a new place that you can call home.When you are seeking out homes for sale, it...

What Are the Downsides to Investing in Forex?

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 30, 2016

What Are the Downsides to Investing in Forex?Everyone likes to tout the benefits of making an investment in the financial markets, particularly the forex market. You hear about all the positive life-changing stories of people who were able to take a small amount of money and turn it into millions of dollars overnight. However, don’t be so easily fooled by...

How Can I Benefit from Forex?

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 29, 2016

How Can I Benefit from Forex?Due to the extremely high trading volume that exists within the forex market, experienced and new traders are looking to forex trading as a great way to make some good income. While they may mean well through their intentions, the harsh reality is that 90% of people who go into the forex market end up...

What Is Forex?

By: Elite Legacy Education, August 26, 2016

What Is Forex? If you have ever read any journal or newspaper that is related to the stock market, you will probably have seen the words “forex,” “FX,” and “foreign exchange market” pop up often (they all mean the same thing, by the way). Let’s briefly explain these terms. Imagine an exchange that is taking place between two currencies. You decide to...
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