Let’s face it - no matter who’s in the White House or what economists say, you need more money. We all do. I know I certainly do.
Whether you’re staring down the barrel of an eviction notice, a foreclosure, or just trying to keep the electricity on for another month, there’s no shortage of ways to make money online.
But taking surveys isn’t worthwhile, the majority of offers you see on Facebook are too good to be true, and everything else feels like a pyramid scheme. Herbalife and Lularoe make you buy inventory up-front, Postmates and Doordash will kill your car, and Uber or Lyft might get you killed too.
Airbnb has some fascinating stories from the past decade of its vacation rental marketplace. Everything from wild parties to wild animals invading people’s lives have made headlines. But these are the outlier cases.
In reality, there were over 6 million active Airbnb listings in 2019, and it’s not just in the United States. Airbnb is a global phenomenon, with cities like London, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Chengdu, Sydney, and Melbourne joining New York City in the top 10 cities with the most Airbnb listings.
Once you get a decade or two of homeownership under your belt, you learn a lot about the market. There are plenty of ways to get liquidity to fund your next business venture. Home equity is the big one though.
Home equity is something everybody looks forward to. It’s actually an “insider secret” realtors use too. Mastering the real estate market, stock market, or any other market really is all about buying as low as possible and refinancing as high as possible.
It’s also the easiest way to turn one home into two. This gives you the flexibility to do things like have a summer home in the Midwest and a winter home in Arizona or Florida. Of course, two properties means two bills, and that’s just going to make paying for everything even harder. You’re not the first to come across this conundrum.