December 2015


Happy holidays everyone! I hope you are enjoying this special time of year with your closest friends and family.

As a special treat, here is the first [click to continue…]



One common question that I get from real estate investors is — “How do I overcome the debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?” That, along with — “How do I buy more units and grow my business more quickly?

For anyone who has accumulated a few units in a reasonably [click to continue…]


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When it comes to trying to anticipate how the markets will react to any Fed announcements, I’m starting to learn that it’s probably best to just do… nothing.

Literally, seconds upon hearing the verdict of an “all systems go”, the markets shot up, only to spike back down, only to go back up again as we closed out the [click to continue…]



Wow! What a total bloodbath this morning… It looks like the Fed rate hike wasn’t priced into gold mining stocks, after all… 😉

It should be interesting to see how much more [click to continue…]



When it comes to investing, really, who doesn’t love a good deal? We are all well aware that if you want to get to early financial independence, you must amass a good amount of wealth in a relatively short-period of time.

What’s the best way of accumulating wealth?

Most freedom fighters like to focus on [click to continue…]


With the entire world fixated on what the Fed will announce tomorrow, I’m starting to have second thoughts on whether or not the implications of this much anticipated event haven’t already been baked into the cake…

As it pertains to [click to continue…]


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Although my main objective at this time is to conserve cash, I did make a few transactions that I will share with readers now. Rather than having to dip into my cash funds, I sold off shares of First Majestic Silver (AG) for a modest profit last week, and then proceeded to use  [click to continue…]


Insurance On Sale Today (December 11, 2015)

by FI Fighter on December 11, 2015

in Precious Metals


With the markets selling off this morning, I am flabbergasted to see that the price of insurance is selling at basically unprecedented lows… The spot price of physical silver collapsed again this [click to continue…]



When it comes to real estate investing (REI), most investors who first get started like to compare it to other alternative options available in the marketplace. A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a very common platform that allows anyone interested in real estate to get exposure to the sector. REITs have become so popular, in fact, that many investors mistakenly assume that they are not only a suitable alternative to REI, but actually [click to continue…]


Cash Flow Statements (2015 Recap)

by FI Fighter on December 9, 2015

in Cash Flow


Well, it’s embarrassing for me to see how far behind I have fallen with the Cash Flow statements… Back in April, I was dealing with a vacancy with Rental Property #5… As they so often say, “when it rains, it pours“. Two months later, I experienced an additional vacancy with Rental Property #4…

Unfortunately, it took an extremely long time for me to recoup the security deposit from my previous Indianapolis PM (Rental Property #4), so that really made a mess of [click to continue…]


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