Aug 15, 2019
The idea of retirement has changed because people are living a lot longer, and things like Social Security are going to fall away. How can we prepare ourselves for a long retirement, and avoid buying into The Big Lie? Why is real estate the best and most stable investment we can make?
On this episode, I’m joined by life-long entrepreneur, CEO and managing investor at Grande AMA & Associates, Anne Amagrande, who shares on her work, her lifestyle and how she helps clients build an environment of financial success.
Real estate is the preservation of capital because the money you’re putting into it is still secured by the asset, and you get to live off the interest without dipping into the principal. -Anne Amagrande
Three Things We Learned
Why we should avoid buying bulk portfolios
Many private equity firms buy someone else’s portfolio in bulk, a lot of the times they are just buying the problems the portfolio owner is selling. It’s often a lot wiser to buy individual properties and then create the right portfolio.
How real estate boosts our cash flow
When we invest in real estate, it means we never get to degrade the principal of our investment, and we get the cash flow from the interest, while our capital is being preserved.
The unique lifestyle Anne chooses to live
Anne chooses to live in a 650 sq. ft condo, and it allows her to put all her money into her investments. What holds a lot of people back from being able to build wealth is being too preoccupied with the trappings of money, not the things that actually allow us to become truly financially free.
One of the biggest mistakes people make in the process of building generational wealth is failing to understand that success is all about being able to delay our gratification. If we get too caught up in the now, and buying all the fancy and flashy things, we’ll never be able to focus on building assets. If we do the foundational work now, we’ll have a more stable future. Ultimately, we should always be looking for ways to preserve our capital and live off the interest.