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Pension Plans Are a Thing of the Past

By The Grind Team on Nov 22, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Thinking about taking a bigger step as an investor using a Self-Directed IRA? It's a lucrative and popular strategy, especially if you're several years away from retirement. Here to give you a peek at how the numbers can add up is Chris Clothier, so don't miss this episode of The Grind Podcast ⤵️

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2023 Real Estate Market Predictions 👀

By The Grind Team on Nov 15, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

Topics: real estate investment mortgage interest rates market predictions weekly insights managing debt built to rent
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Why a Market Crash Is Unlikely

By The Grind Team on Nov 8, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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We've got 3 real estate statistics that are sure to change your thinking about real estate investing. Let's get started, huh?

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What to Do With Your Passive Income 💲

By The Grind Team on Nov 1, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Social media had everyone convinced that if you weren't investing in NFTs, crypto, etc., you were a bonafide Loser™️, especially in the last two years. And hey, we have nothing against crypto. What we're not about, though, is hype for hype's sake.

Topics: real estate investing passive income out of state investors stock market weekly insights home warranty
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Tax Breaks for You & Yours

By The Grind Team on Oct 25, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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These hot U.S. housing markets just might surprise you. Today, we've got a few of the biggest contenders closing out last month, pulled from the top 20 list shared by realtor.com.

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Recent Investing Shifts, and Those to Come 🎢

By The Grind Team on Oct 18, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

Topics: single-family rentals investing in real estate real estate advice weekly insights built to rent
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Rental Property Performance & Equity

By The Grind Team on Oct 11, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Inventory is finally on the rise, based on the September 2022 Monthly Housing Market Trends Report from realtor.com. In fact, compared to year-over-year active listings, national inventory increased by nearly 27%. That's... HUGE. Especially at a time when sellers are less active, putting about 10% fewer homes on the market.

Topics: real estate investing buying rental property cash flow weekly insights refinancing
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Red Flags to Avoid 🚩 (In Yourself & Others)

By The Grind Team on Oct 4, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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In the World Forum's recent study investigating workplace trends in light of "The Great Reshuffle," one of the most interesting takes is the generational divide on employee benefit preferences. So, what are all those different people on your team looking for?

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How to Get Real ROI

By The Grind Team on Sep 27, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Based on the numbers we have to date, property management industry has had a rockier season in 2022, expecting an overall decline in revenue between 1-2%.

Topics: property vacancy property renovations rental property investing risk management roi weekly insights
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Multifamily Rental Bliss & Other Myths

By The Grind Team on Sep 20, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

Topics: single-family rentals passive income investing in real estate multifamily properties real estate advice weekly insights mentoring
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No Risk, No Reward 😎

By The Grind Team on Sep 13, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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We're back with more Scary Retirement Statistics to Help Shake You Up™—but if you're just tuning in, you can catch up here

Topics: responsible investing Retirement planning money management stress management risk management recession strategy weekly insights small business
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Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

By The Grind Team on Sep 6, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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How do you feel about your retirement game plan? Whether you are decades away from your Golden Years or seeing them on the horizon, retirement can either be a prize and achievement or it can be a source of anxiety and loss.

These retirement statistics just might change how you approach your prep work.

Topics: passive income retirement real estate Retirement planning money management weekly insights managing debt expenses
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Debt: What Is It Good For?

By The Grind Team on Aug 30, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Mortgage balances have risen nearly 2% this quarter (a measly $207 billion). With U.S. debt of all sorts on the rise, it's time we brush up on a strategy to defer taxes and diversify income opportunities with no money down: the 1031 Exchange. Click the image to access a voiceover on why this might be the strategy to keep your debt down and options open.

Topics: long-term investing 1031 Exchange buy and hold real estate financial strategy weekly insights managing debt
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Mistakes Business Owners Don't Know They're Making

By The Grind Team on Aug 23, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

Topics: entrepreneurship businessowner habits for success weekly insights small business fear and risk branding
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Ace Your Property Management

By The Grind Team on Aug 16, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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How are vacancy rates shaping up this year? Fairly well, all things considered! Nearly every region of the U.S. has seen decreases in vacancies since 2021, and only a handful of metropolitan areas have seen a rise instead. Interestingly, over 72% of rental vacancies are in multi-family units, and units constructed after 2010 are the most likely to have vacancies. Here are some more fun numbers for those of you who like a good comparison:

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Who Are You? A Go-Getter Might Not Be Enough

By The Grind Team on Aug 9, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Are your ambitions putting strain on your personal relationships? In a groundbreaking study shared in the Harvard Business Review, researchers from the University of Oklahoma wanted to know what strategies go-getters were employing to keep the peace with their significant others. Here's what they found, and what they recommend. 

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What, Me Worry? Investing Trends to Stave Off Fears

By The Grind Team on Aug 2, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Should you be allocating your investments between real estate and infrastructure? We're all about diversification, but infrastructure may be one route you haven't considered before. Let's get into why you should have it on your radar.

Topics: real estate trends investment trends commercial real estate rental property investing building a portfolio weekly insights infrastructure industrial real estate
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Last Things First

By The Grind Team on Jul 26, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Why aren't we all talking more about our 401Ks? If we did, we might be less surprised to see the trends coming from a recent survey conducted by Bank of America. Here's what you might want to pay attention to:

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What the Heck To Do When Business Is Booming

By The Grind Team on Jul 19, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

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Stay Ahead of Investing Trends

By The Grind Team on Jul 12, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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At The Grind, we care about distilling the data so you can make sense of the headlines for yourself. One headline that should interest you is the rise in construction to meet housing demand. So, how does this impact single-family residences (SFR), and specifically build-to-rent (BTR) single-family residences? 

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How to Find a Mentor Who Matters

By The Grind Team on Jul 5, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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The skills needed to be a business leader—or a leader in any industry—have changed dramatically in the last decade. According to data shared in the Harvard Business Review, "soft skills" such as empathy, self-awareness, critical listening, and other social skills rose 27% in value when seeking a capable C-Suite candidate since 2020. In contrast, "hard skills" such as operations and financial management dropped 38%.

Topics: real estate mentoring learning from failure habits for success weekly insights mentoring
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Beat Business Boredom

By The Grind Team on Jun 28, 2022 12:53:20 PM

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According to a study shared by Adweek, 75% of US-based enterprises intend to refresh their brand in the next five years. The pace of business is moving faster all the time, but doing something like rebranding is supposed to take time.

Topics: financial strategy weekly insights small business branding digital literacy
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Bogus Advice & Boogeymen

By The Grind Team on Jun 21, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

Topics: protecting your assets real estate market real estate advice Retirement planning financial mistakes financial advice market analysis weekly insights
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Better Than Success

By The Grind Team on Jun 14, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Some of us are just wired differently. Maybe that sounds familiar, or has been said about you in the past! But according to research shared in Harvard Business Review, it's true that entrepreneurs have the kind of brain activity that respond quickly and are less inhibited by common fears.

Topics: Retirement planning money management habits for success FIRE movement financial advice weekly insights
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Be Good, Be Green, Get Green

By The Grind Team on Jun 7, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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We know from personal experience how critical rising rental rates are in your investments. We also know there's a fine line between raising costs for your residents and keeping those residents. Today, we want to spotlight where that line is even finer.

Topics: real estate trends Top Cities in America for Real Estate Investing rental property investing weekly insights going green
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Is Your Small Biz Cutting Through the Noise?

By The Grind Team on May 31, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Relationships between businesses and consumers have done cartwheels over the last few years, and the avenues by which new small businesses and subscription box options connect with potential customers makes it seem like a brave new world. What can you be sure of, as you set course for with your own strategies?

Topics: customer service entrepreneurship weekly insights small business
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Become a Fearless Investor

By The Grind Team on May 24, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

Topics: real estate news real estate market entrepreneurship financial strategy weekly insights fear and risk
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Win the Bag (and Don't Lose It Later)

By The Grind Team on May 17, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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You worked hard, saved up, took out a loan, and got your business started. You've got this money thing down, right? Well, businesses leak money all the time—let's look at the top reasons they do.

Topics: entrepreneurship setting goals financial mistakes weekly insights small business
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Mindset, Money & Mortgage Moves

By The Grind Team on May 10, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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In the real estate game, curb appeal is your first impression. It’s your handshake, telling everyone whether you’re worth their time and attention. Even in a hyper-competitive market, curb appeal counts – and not just when you’re trying to sell. If you missed part one of our curb appeal tips, be sure to catch up now! 

Topics: property management curb appeal selling a property exit strategy weekly insights mindset refinancing
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It's What's on the Outside That Counts

By The Grind Team on May 3, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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How do you pull off real curb appeal when beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Today, we're helping you cut through all the noise and get to the to-dos that will actually get your property noticed without breaking the bank.

Topics: eco friendly housing curb appeal weekly insights going green mindset
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Headlines & Hidden Obstacles

By The Grind Team on Apr 26, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

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Money Talks, Real Estate Shouts

By The Grind Team on Apr 19, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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The spell is broken: mortgage rates are back on a steady rise. As you can see from just the past few weeks, this rise has felt like a portend of doom for homebuyers and investors alike. But hey, no need to panic! Like us, you should focus on reading the signs and making smart decisions regardless of the market climate.

Topics: investing mistakes to avoid mortgage rate news long distance investing weekly insights online investing real estate advisors
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Stick Around Through the Ups & Downs

By The Grind Team on Apr 12, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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We all know that the statistics are against small businesses making it past their first year. While 20% of independent businesses close after two years, you might be interested to learn that 92% of franchisees report that they're still going strong after two years. 

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Risky Real Estate Moves

By The Grind Team on Apr 5, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Did you know that—despite, or perhaps because of the rollercoaster the real estate market has been on in the last year or so—the average home buyer takes about eight weeks to find a home to buy?

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Don't Be THAT Business Guy

By The Grind Team on Mar 29, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

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Special Edition: The Build-to-Rent Revolution

By The Grind Team on Mar 22, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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While so much of the real estate market may seem to be uncertain, one thing is shockingly clear: the build-to-rent revolution has begun. You know the drill. These are master-planned communities designed for renters from the ground-up.They’re another type of single-family rental, designed to meet housing demands in an increasingly expensive real estate market.

Topics: real estate trends millenials new home construction weekly insights new builds built to rent
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Where Does Money Come From?

By The Grind Team on Mar 15, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Worried that you don't have that extra degree to give you a leg up in your field? Well, chances are you're skipping out on a bad investment. A new study from the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity evaluated the return on investment of graduate programs and found that 40% of master''s degrees and 14% of other advanced degrees have a negative return.

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Weekly Insights: Savings, Liability & Giving

By The Grind Team on Mar 8, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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How are your resolutions holding up? Are you among the three out of four Americans who resolved to accumulate more wealth by bettering their finances? If you answered no, then clearly you're in the minority.

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Weekly Insights: Sabotage or Success?

By The Grind Team on Mar 1, 2022 3:30:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

Topics: real estate investments real estate news competition weekly insights going green
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Weekly Insights: Motivation Activated

By The Grind Team on Feb 22, 2022 3:00:00 PM

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What truly motivates us? Certainly it's more than words, and yet the things we read make up yet another facet of the environment that can make or break your success. To demonstrate, we made the following wordcloud out of the 50 top motivational quotes most loved by our team.

Topics: inspirational motivational quotes setting goals weekly insights
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Weekly Insights: Invest Your Way

By The Grind Team on Feb 15, 2022 2:30:00 PM

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Is a vacation house the new starter home? It might just be, according to a recent write-up from Money. According to Vacasa, millennials now make up the greatest portion of vacation homeowners, and a number of them share first-hand examples of how full-time renting and part-time homeownership is the "best of both worlds."

Topics: single-family rentals real estate investment passive income retirement living multifamily properties weekly insights going green
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Weekly Insights: To Exit or Not to Exit?

By The Grind Team on Feb 8, 2022 3:00:00 PM

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Small business owners, you're in luck when it comes to hanging on to your talent this year. According to LinkedIn's most recent Workforce Confidence Index, small business employees are more likely to stay in their jobs than their counterparts in larger enterprise companies.

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Weekly Insights: Inflation, Taxes, & Supply Chains, Oh My!

By The Grind Team on Feb 1, 2022 3:00:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of  headlines for you from around the country:

Topics: real estate investing exit strategy tax prep weekly insights small business inflation supply chain
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Weekly Insights: Green Is as Good as Gold

By The Grind Team on Jan 25, 2022 3:00:00 PM

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We've talked before about the rising desire in residents for better amenities when renting—whether residentially or commercially. Yet, as a global research study recently released by JLL reminds us, "Today, after a global pandemic, the understanding of health goes well beyond an amenity package to include more technical building characteristics like indoor air quality, temperature and humidity, as well as building operating procedures such as cleaning protocols."

Topics: disaster preparation commercial real estate weekly insights sustainability going green
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Weekly Insights: Good Debt & Bad Debt

By The Grind Team on Jan 18, 2022 3:00:00 PM

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What's the difference between personal debt and business debt? Stigma, mostly. In a recent article published by Fast Company, podcaster Lane Kawaoka shares how lending is often essential to generate the cash flow needed to sustain businesses throughout their existence.

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Weekly Insights: Where Do We Begin?

By The Grind Team on Jan 11, 2022 2:00:00 PM

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There are quite a few myths about why and how people file for bankruptcy. With so much of the economy still in a tilt-o-whirl, let's take a peek at the breakdown of 2021 bankruptcies. Spoiler alert: they're not so different from past years!

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Weekly Insights: Real Gains

By The Grind Team on Jan 4, 2022 2:00:00 PM

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We hope you're ready to take your grind even further in 2022. Today, we're sharing a round-up of headlines for you from around the country. 

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Weekly Insights: RE Investing 101

By The Grind Team on Dec 21, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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Real estate investing is on the rise, according to recent Redfin findings. Investors went big in an already big year, spending over 60 billion on 90,000 homes in one quarter: a record across the board.

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Weekly Insights: Keep Your Shit Straight

By The Grind Team on Dec 14, 2021 4:00:00 PM

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Ready to really see your money? This tip comes from Sahirenys Pierce, shared in a recent article from RealSimple

In its most simplified form, this is how the High-Five Baking Method works. In this model, your personal finances are divided into five—cough, I know, it hurts—bank accounts. 

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Weekly Insights: Starting Out & Going Strong

By The Grind Team on Dec 7, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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Did you know that the average American is more confident in Small Business™️ than they are in nearly any other major US institution? That's due to your hard work out there, entrepreneurs! 

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Weekly Insights: Debt & Decking the Halls

By The Grind Team on Nov 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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Insecure about the amount of debt you owe? We're all carrying a scary number around with us. And while we never recommend the danger zone of comparison, a quick preview of the numbers can't hurt. Spoiler alert: they're pretty big numbers—AND they're the average!

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Weekly Insights: Success & the Season Ahead

By The Grind Team on Nov 23, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of business headlines for you from around the country. Check out this news, hot off the press.

Topics: holidays entrepreneurship habits for success weekly insights
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Weekly Insights: Inflation & Investing Kool-Aid

By The Grind Team on Nov 16, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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Is inflation all in our heads? This piece from Neil Irwin in The New York Times suggests it might be. Perception of cost, based on what it is you're actually buying, can certainly play a part in how you might be interpreting the rate of inflation.

Topics: real estate investing advice economic news weekly insights inflation
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Weekly Insights: Side Hustles Pt 2, Dream Teams, & Customer Psychology

By The Grind Team on Nov 9, 2021 3:00:00 PM

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What does the future hold? Forbes gives us a few predictions about what 2022 might hold for businesses and the business-minded. If it sounds a bit out there, well... some of it is! Still, time to get familiar with the following buzzwords...

Topics: exceptional customer service entrepreneurship managing teams weekly insights side hustle being the boss
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Weekly Insights: Financing, To-Do's and Not-Do's, and Pitch Perfection

By The Grind Team on Nov 2, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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If you're thinking about getting a small business loan, now's the time. All signs are pointing to approval rates going up, but if you're looking for an even better edge you might want to consider non-bank lenders—particularly if you're applying on behalf of a woman- or minority-owned business.

Topics: real estate lending bank financing entrepreneurship financial strategy weekly insights side hustle
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Weekly Insights: Rent Collecting, Turnover, & REITs vs Crowdfunding

By The Grind Team on Oct 26, 2021 3:00:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of headlines for you from around the country. Check out this news, hot off the press.

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Weekly Insights: On FIRE, Wealth Advice, and Estate Planning

By The Grind Team on Oct 19, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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Whether or not you're familiar with the FIRE Movement, you likely already ascribe to its acronym: financial independence, retire early. Data shows that the pandemic made us all antsier about work, and even more driven to retire as young as possible. So, you may not be living into the scrimp now, retire sooner mentality of FIRE believers, but like us you may be interested in what retiring looks like these days. 

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Weekly Insights: Flipping Dips, Profit Strategies, and 1031 Exchange

By The Grind Team on Oct 12, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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"Home flippers see lowest profit margin in a decade" according to a recent study shared in The Business Journals.

Topics: real estate profits investment tips real estate trends 1031 Exchange flipping houses weekly insights
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Weekly Insights: Hiring Resources, Financial Tips, & Tools for Your Small Business

By The Grind Team on Oct 5, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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Today's resource comes straight from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. If you're looking for avenues to attract talent, take the time to learn more about how to employ American veterans. Bonus: it'll add homegrown trust to your brand!

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Weekly Insights: Commercial Investing Pt 2, Windfalls, and Median Home Prices

By The Grind Team on Sep 28, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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Today, we're sharing a round-up of business headlines for you from around the country. Check out this news, hot off the press.

Topics: commercial real estate financial strategy weekly insights
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Weekly Insights: Legal Help, Commercial Investing, and Mind Hacks

By The Grind Team on Sep 21, 2021 2:00:00 PM

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When do you need to get a lawyer involved in your enterprise? JD Supra shares the breakdown for small business' common legal needs, based on research conducted by Kingston University. 

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Weekly Insights: Bidding Wars, Housing Bubbles, & Economic Recovery

By The Grind Team on Sep 13, 2021 9:27:56 AM

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CNBC reports that "Bidding wars erupt for renters as the economy recovers in a hot housing market." What does that mean for you?

Topics: investment real estate advice economic news understanding renters Housing Bubble weekly insights

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