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The Best Inflation Hedge Money Can Buy
WITH 24 YEARS as a comprehensive financial planner and now managing $265 million in assets, I pay close attention to the U.S. and global markets and economy. Through historical analysis and years of witnessing financial ‘cause and effect,’ I began to see more than a year ago, the next bubble coming–inflation. And I began advising clients in how to protect themselves against it.

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Investing In Secure Income Properties
The average stock based mutual fund has returned 1.5% per year for the last 10 years. That is lower than savings bonds, CDs or the average savings account rate over the same period. In 2010 the average 12 month CD is yielding a measly 1% while investment-grade bonds are paying just over 4%, which is near an all time low. So why bother with all the risk and effort? There must be a better way.

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Points of Differentiation
The TIC industry, like so many others, has fallen on hard times these last couple of years.  Many of the once prominent TIC property providers have either halted operations or ceased to exist altogether.  The worst part is that many TIC investors have suffered significant losses, and therefore, the entire industry has received something of a black eye.

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Single-Tenant, NNN Investment Properties Gaining Popularity With Investors
Investors are now looking to properties leased by single tenants to produce steady profits as the commercial real estate market attempts a recovery from the recession. Single-tenant properties trend toward higher-quality buildings and creditworthy renters who often agree to graduated increases in rent over long periods of time.

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Buying Real Estate with Your IRA
Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can be used for more than purchasing stocks and bonds. Section 408 of the IRS Code allows for individuals to purchase commercial real estate, non-owner occupied residential property, and raw land with funds held in your traditional IRA, Roth IRA or SEP-IRA.

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Fresenius Medical Care of Detroit Continues to Enhance Dialysis Patient Experience with New, “Smart” Dialysis Platform
Dialysis patients and nephrologists in Detroit now have access to the most advanced dialysis therapy from Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS -News), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services.

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Fresenius Receives Safety Award
Fresenius Medical Care North America (“FMCNA”), the North American division of Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS -News), recently received the “Safety in Excellence” Award from CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA – News), the seventh largest U.S. commercial insurer.

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Fresenius Medical Care Facilities in Miami Honored for Superior Patient Care
Fresenius Medical Care North America, the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, today named seven of its Miami-area dialysis facilities Centers of Excellence for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2010. These annual awards recognize the facilities that perform the best, based on multiple objective measures of dialysis clinical quality.

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