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Building Wealth

Building Wealth

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THE COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION OF RUSS WHITNEY'S CLASSIC BLOCKBUSTER ON REAL ESTATE INVESTING AND WEALTH BUILDING

Since its first release a decade ago, Building Wealth -- called "an indispensable guidebook for everyone dreaming of something better" by Business Times -- has shown thousands of people how to get rich in the real estate market, based on the proven techniques that took Russ Whitney from working in a slaughterhouse as a high school dropout to a millionaire investor and entrepreneur. Now Whitney brings his invaluable guide fully up to date, allowing readers to take advantage of a real estate market that's exploding with opportunity.

The updated and revised Building Wealth reflects the momentous changes that have occurred in recent years. In addition to his rock-solid tips on negotiating and exploiting the world of real estate, Whitney delivers entirely new advice on such topics as:

  • Moving from residential to commercial properties
  • Investing in raw land
  • Real estate development
  • Using the Internet and other technologies to maximize profits
  • Making the most of real estate revenue by investing it in the stock market
  • And much more.


A revered guide that inspires self-confidence as it demystifies the steps to financial gain, this newest edition of Building Wealth is required reading for everyone interested in making a fortune to enjoy now and leave as a legacy.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743291613 | 
  • August 2006
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Chapter 1

Light Your Internal Fire

Destiny is not a mater of chance; it's a mater of choice.

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When I was 20, I got the best job I thought I'd ever have: I was making $5 an hour killing hogs.

I worked in a slaughterhouse where, on a good day, 1,400 hogs were butchered. The process was very systematic. The 400-pound hogs were herded up a chum. At the top of the chute, they were stunned by an electric shock to the back of the neck, causing them to fall onto a conveyor belt. At that point, we could shackle their hind legs (that was my job) and they were flipped upside down so the man next to me... see more

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