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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-22-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19
Posted By Tien
Re: What happend to all the business people?!?

Yes, the business people realized that their place was no longer welcome when the powers to be merged them with stock market.


It's difficult to start a thread about running a business / raising...
Forum: EDF 11-18-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8
Posted By Tien
Re: Ask buriedbeds about losing 200 lbs (very, very long)

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I tried nutrisystem, weight watchers, a personal nutritionist, slim fast, the AHA diet

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I always thought these "systems" were full of [censored] anyways.


When you...
Forum: EDF 11-18-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8
Posted By Tien
Re: Ask buriedbeds about losing 200 lbs (very, very long)

I didn't read through the thread but that's one incredible story of perseverance. So many people out there need that kind of drive you have.
Forum: EDF 11-18-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 25
Posted By Tien
Re: Timothy Ferriss and the Four Hour Work Week

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Everyone,

You guys pride yourself on being logical thinkers, right?

1) Hire personal assistants to make your job easier.
2) Convince your boss to let you stay home from...
Forum: EDF 11-18-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 25
Posted By Tien
Re: Timothy Ferriss and the Four Hour Work Week

So Kyleb, you essentially think the book is full of crap right?


Not really going to sidetrack this thread and get into an argument, I just want to know what your exact position is.
Forum: EDF 11-18-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 25
Posted By Tien
Re: Timothy Ferriss and the Four Hour Work Week

Judging a book by its cover is the new way to criticize a book? You haven't read the book, you don't even know if the crap you googled up is 100% fact or not, nor do you know anything about the...
Forum: EDF 11-18-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 25
Posted By Tien
Re: Timothy Ferriss and the Four Hour Work Week

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Everyone,

You guys pride yourself on being logical thinkers, right?

1) Hire personal assistants to make your job easier.
2) Convince your boss to let you stay home from work...
Forum: EDF 11-18-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 25
Posted By Tien
Re: Timothy Ferriss and the Four Hour Work Week

Very good book.


Doesn't matter who you are or what job you do. 4 Hour work week is for everyone.

Essentially, it is learning how to delegate / outsource / automate all the repetitive time...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-12-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4
Posted By Tien
Re: Entrepreneurship vs Education

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Lets say, you "finished" your degree or whatever, only for the sake of ridding your life of such talk, would not that increase overall utility?

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No, my answer to that is...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-11-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4
Posted By Tien
Re: Entrepreneurship vs Education

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How do you explain this type of life, if it does happen, to those around you or those you just meet?

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I don't explain my life to people who cannot grasp nor understand. ...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-11-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4
Posted By Tien
Re: Entrepreneurship vs Education

You're family is not right. I cringe inside everytime I hear an entrepreneur being persuaded to take on a "career". You don't need a "lawyer" status to be successful as an entrepreneur. 99.99% of...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-10-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10
Posted By Tien
Re: Let\'s Read

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I just read the 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss and thought it was incredible. I would highly highly recommend it. I read it (~300 pages) in one sitting.

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-10-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10
Posted By Tien
Re: Let\'s Read

Actually its probably one of the best outsource / delegate your life books.

The other would be E-Myth with Michael Gerber.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-10-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10
Posted By Tien
Re: Let\'s Read

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I just read the 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss and thought it was incredible. I would highly highly recommend it. I read it (~300 pages) in one sitting.

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Yes it is a...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-09-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11
Posted By Tien
Re: Potential Real estate deal - comments appreciated

Either way, with the price you are buying these things at, meaning IF you get your price, it's a steal regardless of any offer / option you pick. It almost doesn't even matter.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-09-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11
Posted By Tien
Re: Potential Real estate deal - comments appreciated

Looks like you will be a slum lord. Always good deals in slum areas.....


What are the neighborhood problems? And shootings? Violence? Crime?


Considering the fact that he has been burned...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-08-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11
Posted By Tien
Re: Potential Real estate deal - comments appreciated

Normally when I make them take back a mortgage, I just assume not payments and no interest.

When they ask for payments I say "How much do you need a month?"

Then I'll negotiate that part down....
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-08-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11
Posted By Tien
Re: Potential Real estate deal - comments appreciated

Well, I would probably be sitting with the seller either tomorrow or at the latest Saturday morning and pound out all the details.

Dying to sell is a good word and enough of a good word to...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-08-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11
Posted By Tien
Re: Potential Real estate deal - comments appreciated

Did you tie up this property yet?

I'd get over to the owner ASAP and work up some sort of purchase and sales subject to all the documents being furnished to your satisfaction.

I don't know why...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-08-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11
Posted By Tien
Re: Potential Real estate deal - comments appreciated

There isn't really much to add in terms of advice, but I have a few questions.

I have zero experience with mobile home parks and motels. What kind of a motel is this? A month long motel rental? I...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-08-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10
Posted By Tien
Re: Real estate newbie

True real estate investors make money in any market. They understand the market cycles and play each market cycle accordingly.


Real estate speculators are the ones getting burned.


You guys...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-07-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10
Posted By Tien
Re: Real estate newbie

Actually no.


This is the time of the cycle that the true real estate investors pray for.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-07-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10
Posted By Tien
Re: Real estate newbie

But best thing you can do is go to your local real estate investment club and start listening / learning.

Just for [censored] and giggles, if anyone wants to know how I got started with this...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-07-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10
Posted By Tien
Re: Real estate newbie

This is where I don't really agree with Spex.


My own personal oppinion is that RDPD is probably the best book for someone that has no idea whatsoever about investing. Many people that dislike...
Forum: EDF 11-07-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 154
Posted By Tien
Re: Ask a frenchman

I think I like French women because their speech is actually nice to listen to. And I like the sophisticated look they have.


I unfortunately have the French Quebec accent and it hurts my own...
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