How Lumber Prices Impact Landlords

If you had told someone back in 2019 that the price of lumber would increase by 377% during the next two years, they probably would have thought you were joking.  Although price fluctuation in the wood industry is common for the American market, no one expected the most recent explosion of demand for lumber. This explosion inevitably […]

How to Make Money on a Vacation Rental Property

Owning a vacation rental property can be an excellent alternative income stream. Whether you are a seasoned real estate investor or just starting, our article can help guide you on your real estate journey. A lot more goes into renting out vacation real estate than simply buying the property and having people pay you to […]

How to Become a Section 8 Landlord

Being a Landlord is nothing more than running a business, and those who run it know it’s not all about making a profit. Owning and renting a property comes bundled with responsibilities, consistent involvement, and, of course — some unavoidable risks. But, as in any business, there is always a safer way to deal with […]

How Many Rental Properties Do You Need to Be Able to Retire?

All Blog Investing in rental real estate is not only a practical way to make passive income but, if scaled properly, can provide a sufficient and continuous stream of income that can be passed down as an inheritance. Mr. Haley, founder of Moving Astute elaborates points out one of the benefits of having real estate […]

The Culture Front

Let’s face it. The insurance industry is still holding on to the 1990’s. No, I am not talking about technology. I am talking about culture. I am talking about culture driving results. I am talking about culture dramatically improving your top and bottom line. Now I have your attention. My intention in writing this article […]

Upwork Hiring: the Rule of Three

I’ve hired 450 Upworkers over the last eight years and paid $4.2M in wages.  I think that makes me an Upwork superfan.   Interviewing, whether on or off Upwork, pains me.  I do my best to ask rigorous questions and score them consistently, but I know the data: I suck at interviewing and so do you.  […]

No Longer Frugal

Back in 2006, I launched my first startup: a CRM for mortgage companies with $230K in funding from three of my former bosses.  We ran face first into the financial crisis and I missed payroll in 2008.  Twice. My face still burns when I remember the shame I felt calling up my investors to ask for […]

iPhone Users Have Stockholm Syndrome

Until the iPhone 12 release, I had been an avid Google Pixel fan since 2015. This meant that I was also part of many, many conversations where people were shocked that I –a UX designer– would opt for an Android over an iPhone, despite iPhone having a “““better””” experience for its users. But I loved my […]