Can Your Mutual Funds Beat the Stock Market?

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Mutual Funds absolutely soared last year. I mean c’mon, take a look at the growth on these funds:

Fidelity Select Technology Portfolio, +49.86% Putnam Global Technology Fund, +47.04% VanEck Emerging Market Fund Class Y, +50.32%

Isn’t that just insane??!!

The overall S&P 500 (an index of the top 500 companies in America) had a record year too, but it “only” increased by 20%.

So the analysis is simple, right? “Can your mutual funds beat the stock market?” Well of course! There are three mutual funds listed above that killed the S&P! Buuuuut, not so fast. Just because these 3 mutual funds beat the market doesn’t mean that you can pick which ones will be winners before the year begins. No one has a crystal ball – not even the professionals can accurately predict which mutual funds will beat the market year in and year out.

So is it even possible? . . . → Read More: Can Your Mutual Funds Beat the Stock Market?

27 Ways My Readers (actual people!) Earn Extra Money

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Want to earn extra money? Give skydiving lessons. Enter a 25k run and win. Tutor kids in calculus… If you didn’t catch the sarcasm, then you must be an incredibly athletic, semi-genius type of person…or you’re just completely gullible and believe everything you read on the internet…

For the rest of us, these ways of earning money are absolutely ludicrous…and that’s how a lot of these types of articles feel, don’t they? The title might be something like, “87 Great Ways to Make More Money”, and when you count up the things you are actually qualified to do, your selection plummets to like, 3…which means that article wasn’t nearly as helpful as it boasted itself to be.

27 Ways My Readers (actual people!) Earn Extra Money

So I decided to do something a little different. Instead of just writing an article myself with all my hair-brained ideas (that may or . . . → Read More: 27 Ways My Readers (actual people!) Earn Extra Money

The Rental House Progress – Two Months In!!

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Have we really owned this house for two months already?? Sheesh… It feels like 2 weeks. There is still so much to do, I bet we’ll still be at this 3 months from now. BUT, it will all be worth it once we sit back and collect our $1,300 rent check each month! 🙂

For those of you that are just recently joining us, you can quickly catch up on our rental house progress with these posts:

How We Just Scored a $100,000 House for $75,000 Our New Rental House Project – Video Walk Through! Our Rental House Progress – 3 Weeks In The Rental House Progress – Two Months In

This is definitely a bigger project than we initially thought it would be (in our minds, we were going to tear down the paneling and patch the plaster – a 1-2 week job….and now all we see are 2×4’s…), . . . → Read More: The Rental House Progress – Two Months In!!

Make More Money with Uber – Now You’ve Got Two Options!

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You know those debts that have been weighing you down? Remember when you said you’d do anything to get rid of them…but then you just kept watching TV?… You just weren’t quite ready. You didn’t want it bad enough.

But what about today?

If your stress level is rising through the roof and you just want to scream, “THAT’S ENOUGHHHHHH!! I’VE HAD IT!!!!”, then it’s time to start making more money. And I believe there’s no quicker and easier way to start earning money than with Uber.

Make More Money with Uber – Now You’ve Got Two Options

We’ve all heard of it, and many of us have probably used Uber to get from one place to another, so why not become a driver? You can:

Earn some decent money (and it’s unlimited!) Make your own hours Use it to pay off your debt faster!!

And, you might not know . . . → Read More: Make More Money with Uber – Now You’ve Got Two Options!

How to Become a Stay At Home Mom – Interview with Laura Harris

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“Wee wee!! Higher mommy, higher!” Her cheeks almost shimmer with a reddish hue as she throws her head back and giggles with delight.

It’s Sunday. You wish this moment could repeat itself day after day after day…but the reality is you’ve got to take your kiddo to daycare tomorrow. She’ll pout, whimper, and probably throw a tantrum again… All she wants in this world is you, but you’re dropping her off with strangers for 9 hours a day…

Oh how you wish staying at home was possible, but it’s just not the reality of this world anymore, right? Doesn’t every parent need to work these days?

Honestly, no.

And that’s why Laura Harris has written the eBook, “The Stay-At-Home Mom Blueprint“. The book is only $10. Use the promo code “LIFE40” and you’ll get it for $6.

Laura has successfully fought her way back home. She’s now a full-time mom . . . → Read More: How to Become a Stay At Home Mom – Interview with Laura Harris

5 Steps to Build Rapid Wealth

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Did you just turn 50, deathly afraid that you’ll never be able to retire? Or maybe you’re 20 years old and just want to build up a massive amount of wealth in a short period of time.

No matter where you are on your life’s journey, these steps to build rapid wealth WILL work for you.

I can tell you that with confidence because my wife and I follow these exact steps, and we’re well on our way to becoming millionaires in our mid-30’s.

5 Steps to Build Rapid Wealth

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“Alright, so what’s the secret, Derek?”…”Is it network marketing? Developing the next Angry Birds app? Buying a car wash…? It’s got to be something crazy if you think we can build up a million bucks in roughly a decade!”

No, no, no, annnndd not true…nothing crazy. Just simple hard work and intentionality.

Here are the . . . → Read More: 5 Steps to Build Rapid Wealth

8 Reasons I Think NFL Players Don’t Earn Enough Money…Seriously!!

I think I’ve heard it about 10 times recently, “Man, those NFL players make too much money. What makes them so fricken valuable anyway?”

And…while I don’t often voice it (it’s not too popular to get into a verbal fight at work…that’s where these conversations typically come up), I think to myself, “Too much money? I’m not sure they earn enough!”

Call me crazy, but I’m dead serious.

Do NFL Players Make Too Much Money? I Don’t Think So…

Sure, the average NFL player earns $2.1 million a season, but what does that really mean for them?

Does that guarantee them riches for the rest of their lives? Does this equate to eternal happiness and bliss?

For pretty much every NFL player, the answer is “no”.

While becoming a famous NFL player is still the dream of many children, there are plenty of reasons why they actually might want . . . → Read More: 8 Reasons I Think NFL Players Don’t Earn Enough Money…Seriously!!

Make Money by Taking Surveys? I Don’t Think So

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Have you ever thought about taking surveys online for a little extra cash? I mean, why not? It would take maybe 10 minutes of your time, you could make $5, and you’d be a bit richer without hardly noticing it! AND, maybe it would even keep you off of Facebook for a few minutes out of the day. Double win! But, do you really make money by taking surveys?

I’m sure you’re skeptical, and quite frankly, you should be.

Make Money by Taking Surveys?

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For about the 3rd time this month, I’ve had a survey site reach out to me, asking if I would promote their site to my readers.

After all, the survey site would (supposedly):

Allow my readers to earn some extra money, Receive some free product, and I’d earn an affiliate wage of $2.50 for every person that signed up through my . . . → Read More: Make Money by Taking Surveys? I Don’t Think So

How to Flip a House: From the Search to Sold!!

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Have you ever thought about flipping houses for some extra income? The people on TV make it look pretty easy, but is it really a viable means to making some additional dollars? Personally, it was never in our plans, but my sister and brother-in-law have made it a speedy reality. Less than three years ago, they bought their first flip house, earned more than $35,000, and have gone crazy with four more flip houses since!

In this post, written by my sis from VHHomeFlips.com, they’ll teach you:

How to find cheap houses How to calculate the offer The best ways to renovate on a budget How to sell it for HUGE profits!

If you want to flip a house for some extra income, there’s nowhere better to find the information you need than right here. Enjoy!

How to Flip a House: From the Search to Sold!!

Why do we . . . → Read More: How to Flip a House: From the Search to Sold!!

How I Flipped a Car in Just 2 Weeks!!

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Two weeks ago, I pulled into a guy’s driveway to check out a ridiculously cheap, $1,200 Honda Civic with the intent of cleaning it up and flipping it. But….I quickly found out why it was ridiculously cheap:

the headliner was missing the front bumper was black (the rest of the car was green) the hood latch was broken there was a hubcap missing and it idled so rough I thought the engine might jump right out of the car!

I had made up my mind NOT to buy the car because there was just too much risk there to try to flip it. So, I told him straight up, “Sorry man, the interior’s ugly, the hood is about to fly off the car, and the engine is WAY too rough for my comfort. At this point, my offer would be far lower than you’d accept.”

“Well make me an offer.” . . . → Read More: How I Flipped a Car in Just 2 Weeks!!