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  1. it's from the same author. think they should make most financial advisers read it as well.
  2. Don't think so - message is more buy assets that put money in your pocket not rental property that currently takes money out of your pocket - unless your the tenant. - also the author is currently buying gold - Dr Bubb also appears to be recommeding this at the moment. ALL BOOMS BUST! Words of Caution from Robert Kiyosaki Lately, I have been asked if we are in a real estate bubble. My answer is, "Duh!" In my opinion, this is the biggest real estate bubble I have ever lived through. Next, I am asked, "Will the bubble burst?" Again, my answer is, "Duh!" It was only a few years ago we were in a real estate depression, which proves how quickly people forget. In 1987, the stock market crashed and the Savings and Loans went out of business. That led to one of the biggest real estate fire sales in history. By 1991, the real estate market was depressed and it remained depressed until around 1998. In Hawaii, the real estate market remained depressed until 2001. Today, the Hawaii real estate market is on fire and people have already forgotten how bad the market was. So the answer to the question, "Will the real estate bubble bust?" is an emphatic, "Yes. All bubbles bust." The reason I write this alert is because this time, when the bubble bursts, I think it will be a monster. Never in my life have I seen so much money being made on such weak fundamentals. If you think the last recession caused by the bubble bust was bad, the coming recession will be at least twice as bad. It might lead to a depression. The reason I put forth this alert is not to frighten anyone. The reason I put forth this alert is to say get prepared for the coming economic changes. Presently, although Kim and I are still buying real estate, we are also selling our "junk" real estate. Eight months ago, Kim put on the market a small apartment house valued at $1 million, for $1.4 million. People complained and no one bought it. So four weeks ago, she raised the price to $2.0 million and it sold in one day for full price. To me, this is more than a bubble... it is a mania. As many of you know, the best time to get rich is after a crash. My suggestion is: if you are new to real estate investing, this is not the time to jump in. If you are holding "junk" properties that are costing you money, you may want to consider unloading them. How long will the bubble last and keep expanding? I do not know. I just wanted you to know that I am currently preparing for a crash, an economic recession, and possible global depression. Why? Because this is a very big worldwide bubble... the biggest I have ever seen. SAVERS ARE LOSERS Also, I am getting rid of my U.S. dollars. As you may know, the U.S. dollar has lost nearly 40% of its value against other currencies in the last four years. That means if you have $10,000 in savings in the year 2000, it is worth about $6,000 in purchasing power. Rather than holding cash in the bank, Kim and I have been holding our excess cash in gold and silver bars. Why? Because you will know that the dollar is falling because the price of gold and especially silver will begin to rise. When silver goes higher than $8.50 an ounce and gold reaches $500 an ounce, you will know the end is near. When the crash comes, the currency of many countries will go down in purchasing power as the price of these two precious metals rise in value. A GREAT BOOK This past weekend, I held a class for about 150 people on the book entitled "The Dollar Crisis," authored by Richard Duncan. If you want to better understand why the real estate bubble bust and the crash of the dollar will probably lead to a prolonged recession, you may want to read this book sooner rather than later. In a nutshell, we really do not have a real estate bubble... the world is in a currency bubble. In other words, the governments of the world have printed too much "funny" money and cash will soon turn to trash. Even if you are not in real estate or are saving dollars, you may want to read this book to find out what you need to invest in now, before the bubble bursts. If you are in stocks and mutual funds, you definitely want to read this book.
  3. There is a board game called cashflow for kids that aims to help children learn about finance and investing - the adult version is called cashflow - see www.richdad.com
  4. thanks - have found the Dr's cycle - can't find anything from Riser though.
  5. Has anyone done any research on previous house price corrections. Possibly as a log graph - and compared it to this one?. I know lowrisk.com plotted a log graph of the 1920's stockmarket correction and compared it to the 1999/2000 Nasdaq - they both appeared to follow a very similar path. On a seperate note can anyone remember back to the last house price correction whether there was a fall in retail sales, unemployment etc before significant house price falls - and how long the time lag was.
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