Mike Ayala

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02 Oct: 1031 Exchanges Become Political

If Joe Biden becomes President, he has vowed to raise taxes on the rich and businesses and pledged to slaughter a commercial real estate sacred cow: the 1031 exchange (a.k.a “like-kind exchange”). Here’s a brief summary of the Biden tax…

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16 Sep: Polls & Opinions VS. The Odds

If presidential polls are to be believed, it would be President Hillary Clinton preparing for the next election and not President Trump. The polls before the 2016 election all pointed to a Hillary landslide, but things didn’t exactly turn out…

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19 Aug: How To Be A Great Passive Investor

“Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.” – Sun Tzu Michael Jordan is considered the greatest basketball player of all time with skills and abilities rarely seen in the NBA before or since his time on the court. Everyone remembers…

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17 Jul: Investing For The Next Generation

Have you had wealthy friends or family members pass away and later on you find out the only thing they left their heirs was debt? It’s more common than you think and it could have been avoided with simple planning….

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02 Jul: How to Defer Taxes Like the Wealthy

The mega-wealthy of their world – particularly the self-made millionaires and billionaires – have made their fortunes in many ways, but there is a common thread among many of them. They have made commercial real estate a central part of…

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17 Jun: Know Your Purpose

Everyone knows Bill Gates for founding Microsoft and for being one of the wealthiest people in the world.

As of the end of 2019, his net worth was estimated at more than 106 billion dollars, second only to Jeff Bezos of Amazon. He had previously occupied the top spot for 18 of the past 25 years.

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25 May: Who to Trust With Your Wealth

If you ask a barber if you need a haircut or a golf pro if there is anything wrong with your golf swing, you’re likely not going to get an objective answer.

Of course, a barber’s gonna tell you you need a haircut, and a golf pro will pick apart your golf swing. That’s how they make money. You can’t blame them for wanting to make a living, but they’re not always going to have your best interest in mind. The same goes for financial planners – so-called financial experts.