Ilyce Glink Show Notes and Consumer Advice: August 30, 2009

  • Taylor Bean and Whitaker Update. We’ve had maybe 20 TBW customers share their experiences online. Check out their comments here. We’ll update this blog post this week. Stay tuned for details.

  • Thank You to our Generous WSB Listeners! The 2009 Careathon was a huge success. We raised $1.3 million for the AFLAC Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Really amazing year. I had a GREAT time with Herman Cain at 7pm on Thursday night and then three really wonderful hours with my good friend, Walter Reeves. As soon as we can, we’ll post the hours online so you can listen to Walter’s possum story. Hilarious.

How to Profit From Foreclosures: NEW DISCOUNT

We’ve already sold one-third of all available tickets for our How to Profit from Foreclosure event on October 24, 2009 at the Renaissance Waverly.

If you want to learn how to buy a foreclosure, whether because you’re going to live in it or because you want to start investing in real estate, you’ll want to be at our event. We have a NEW DISCOUNT that will be good only through Labor Day.

Go to our How to Profit from Foreclosure site and use the discount code: summer You’ll receive 30 percent off the price of our early bird ticket price. This will be the last discount we offer on the early bird pricing, so don’t miss out. The regular ticket price is $39.99 and that’s what you’ll pay once the early bird special is over.

The best part about our How to Profit From Foreclosures event is that you’ll get real information about how to invest successfully in real estate from the professionals and investors who are doing it every day. You’ll hear from people who have actually bought properties and are managing them, and from attorneys and enrolled agents who help you figure out what kind of tax structure to use (LLC or Inc.?). You’ll hear from real estate agents who are helping their clients evaluate these properties every day, and property managers who are working hard to keep these properties running.

Don’t miss out. Sign up today for our How to Profit from Foreclosure and join us on October 24th for the best real estate information you’ll get all year.

Free Book and Free Ebook Offer

I still have copies of my book 50 Simple Steps You Can Take to Disaster-Proof Your Finances and The REALLY Useful Guide to Working Smarter Not Harder available to you.

Go to the Store and check out our FREE PAPERBACK BOOK page. You pay the shipping and we’ll send you books for free.

We have a free ebook offer: Buy 3 get 1 free. Just go to the Store and type in the discount code: freeebook

Here’s how it works: You pick out the three ebooks you want. Put in the discount code, and we’ll take one ebook off your bill automatically. You’ll get 3 ebooks for the price of 2 ebooks! Great deal.

How to Find a Financial Planner

You’ll want a fee-only financial planner. I like Sheryl Garrett’s Garrett Planning Network because her advisors charge by the hour. You might also try to find a fee-only financial advisor who charges a percentage of assets managed. Try National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. You can also find a CPA who is a personal financial specialist.

Check out these stories for more information on how to find a financial planner:

Financial Planning: finding the right person to manage your money

Do Your homework on Your Real Estate Agent, Mortgage Lender, and Personal Finance Advisor