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Most Passive Income Isn't as “Passive” as You Think

What’s not to love about earning money in your sleep? That’s the idea behind passive income, which is income you regularly earn without doing much …

10 things real estate appraisers won’t tell you

<b>1. We’re working under a cloud</b><p>There are about 80,000 real estate appraisers in the U.S. and they play a key role in most home sales: Until they weigh …

Real Estate

Twin brothers who turned a single house into nearly $8 million of property share 9 tips for aspiring real estate investors

The twins, who were in their late 20s at the time, had both been working in commercial banking and noticed a trend among the tax returns they analyzed: The people with the highest net worth owned real estate.<p>Looking at one portfolio in particular, Chris remembers seeing that the client owned a …

Real Estate

I'm an Expert Thrift Store Shopper. Here Are My Top 10 Tricks

Thrifting isn't for the faint of heart.<p>Thrift shopping (or “thrifting,” as I like to call it) is not for the faint of heart. It certainly warms the …

Top 10

Minimalism: class, fetishes and the fate of the planet

Over the last several years, news outlets, and the <i>New York Times</i> in particular, have portrayed the minimalist movement in myriad ways: fetishistic …

From Woman-Owned Small Business To Early Retirement At 43

Twenty years ago, Kim Salls was a single mom, barely making ends meet as she worked long hours in customer service while trying to put herself through school. Two decades later, when she was just 43, she retired, stepping back from a business that she built and grew rapidly.<p>“Not a day goes by that …

Customer Service

'I never stopped renting... The house is still the same' - Landlord of overcrowded property 'dodges inspection' to continue to rent

A landlord exposed by Independent.ie for renting a small three-bed house in Dublin to 23 people at one time has continued to overcrowd the property - …

The situation at San Francisco's sinking skyscraper is so dire, residents are selling their condos at a loss of millions

The well-heeled residents of San Francisco's leaning, sinking skyscraper are scrambling to sell their condos, taking losses of millions of dollars.<p>A …