Author Archives: Jeffrey Smith

What is inflation?

Inflation means the increase in the supply of fiat currency caused by the central bank printing (counterfeiting) currency to buy bonds, thus reducing the yield (effective interest rate) and increasing the bond price. Reducing interest rates reduces the Capitalization Rates … Continue reading

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CAP Rate is determined by the cost and structure of financing

I wrote a short article about this over at LinkedIn. Click here.

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Fractional Reserve System versus Central Banking System

There is a world of difference between the “fractional reserve system” (FRS) and the “central banking system” (CBS). FRS merely spreads out the money deposits in the form of loans, and the total sum of deposits plus debt never changes. … Continue reading

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Millions in Nothing Down Real Estate

I just published my next eBook, “Millions in Nothing Down Real Estate“. This book is a very simplified version of my “How to Pyramid Your Equity to Create Wealth and Financial Freedom” (click here). My latest eBook focuses on generating wealth … Continue reading

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Tips Are Cheerfully Accepted!

Well, I’ve finally come to it. My costs are increasing for maintaining this website, adding features to my products, writing free articles and posting free YouTube videos. The time has come to add a PayPal Donate button. I hoped it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin (BTC) has been hacked several times, mostly for “proof of concept” and not for nefarious intent. The algorithms for creating new BTC are now so difficult to compute that most BTC farmers are out of that business. The processing … Continue reading

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Bulk REO and Non Performing Notes

I added new sections in my course “How to Pyramid Your Equity to Create Wealth and Financial Freedom” (at http://bit.ly/pyecw-1) that explain how to wholesale Bulk REO and Non-Performing Notes. You can watch a tutorial video at YouTube by clicking … Continue reading

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Discounted Present Value of Social Security Benefits

I just heard yet another “personal finance expert” offering some stupid advice on Social Security benefits. Social Security benefits generally become entitled at age 62. If the beneficiary defers receiving benefits for a few years, then higher monthly benefits are … Continue reading

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Only Cash Flow Matters

2014 Q1 is almost over. The lamestream media says everything is rosy (yeah, right). The problem with a cliff, even a demographic cliff, is that it is such a sharp drop-off that most folks can’t see the cliff until they … Continue reading

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Crisis Investing in Real Estate

Booms and busts always happen. You can’t defy the Law of Gravity. What goes up must come down. Today, the real estate market is a Sellers’ Market in most areas. Most average folks view real estate investing as speculating in … Continue reading

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