Donald Trump is on his way to the White House, and against the odds, he's about to make a lot of changes that will reverse the Obama Administration. While there is uncertainty as to how Trump's plans will be enacted or changed from his initial proposals, here's an idea of what we should expect from this new Republican president.
First of all, Mr. Trump is bringing in a Republican House senate, which according to Benjy Sarlin of NBC News, will increase his chances of passing major legislation. Though President Obama had a lot of great ideas for change, he got a lot of pushback from Congress. The Republican party will be difficult to unify, since there have been such divisions as of late, resulting in dropped endorsements. But actually, some of these supporters-turned-unsupporters later re-endorsed Trump. Flip-flopping on issues is something to look out for. Also, many of his top issues like trade, immigration, and national security involve executive power and are not passed by Congress.
It's hard to say if Trump will be a delegator or a doer. One of the actions in question is whether or not he will hire the special prosecutor he said he would to investigate Hillary Clinton's email case. Another is if he will sue the women he's threatened to sue when they came out with allegations of sexual assault.
Trump's first 100 days will likely involve erasing the fingerprint of the Obama Administration. Trump wants to repeal ObamaCare and Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This program gives temporary work visas to young, not-yet-legal immigrants. Trump will also attempt to put in higher background checks for Syrian refugees. This is a far cry from his original Muslim ban idea.
The issue here will be how Trump decides to prioritize his wide list of tasks. Will he start with foreign policy, or on the homefront, boosting jobs? The America he's coming into is not an easy America to fix, with a number of issues needing immediate attention. He also doesn't have a lot of time to accomplish his lofty goals. 4 years may seem long to some, but for a president, we're sure it goes by too fast.
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Airbnb offers an affordable option for people looking to be more comfortable as they travel.
However, there are downsides to staying in a host's home rather than a hotel. Whereas hotels are designed for constant streams of visitors and often have furniture built to last, at an Airbnb, you may be staying on old or cheap furniture that a host is using in order to maximize their profits.
And while most reputable hotels will have regular room inspections from staff to check for any wear and tear, Airbnb damage disputes are oftentimes he said, she said situations. If you are in an Airbnb and something breaks, there are a few steps you should take in order to ensure that you are not on the hook for damages out of your control.
If you're keeping tabs on the art and tech worlds, you've probably been hearing whispers about "NFTs" for the past month. Just over the past week they've entered the mainstream lexicon.
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey made the news for selling his first ever tweet. The app has been teasing paid subscription models and newsletter-like features, but tweets for sale is "the next frontier."
just setting up my twttr— jack (@jack)1142974214.0
The 2006 tweet went up for auction as an NFT, and the current bid is $2.5 Million. But what does it mean to own that? Why would anyone want to? And what even is an NFT?
Long gone are the days when the majority of Americans dreamed about owning a home with a white picket fence.
The traditional American Dream may be on its deathbed, but that doesn't mean a core component of the vision can't survive. It simply takes a diverse perspective. People can still believe they can attain their own vision of success in society with hard work, knowledge, and risk-taking. Investing in today's American Dream may literally mean investing money in our modern economy, starting with our infrastructure.
Real estate investing in particular is a lucrative method that can boost income and secure a better financial future for many. There's always risk involved, but the payoffs can far outweigh the uncertainty. Selecting solid financial investments is about confidence and competence. If you're looking for some advice on this kind of investment, here are a few savvy tips for new real estate investors.
Stick To a Specific Strategy or Niche
Real estate is a challenging sphere of the business world, one that requires several key skills: groundwork knowledge, networking, perseverance, and organization. True knowledge of the real estate market will come with time and experience, but it's a smart idea to select one area of the market and stick to it. This is the best way to attain in-depth familiarity with your specific niche.
First, choose a geographical area close by and then a niche strategy within it, such as house flips, rental rehabs, or residential or commercial properties. By doing so, you can become aware of current inner working conditions in the market and you'll have a better idea of how these trends may change in the future.
Be Vigilant About Viable Financing Options
While it takes money to make money, you don't have to use all your own money. A common misconception about real estate investing is that you must be wealthy to start off. This isn't straight fact, however. A majority of people can test the waters of real estate investing without a lot of initial cash in their pocket.
Aside from traditional financing options from banks and institutions, private lending options can be worthy solutions. Hard money lenders are popular, reasonable choices, and they tend to have fewer qualification requirements upfront. However, be sure to strategically choose a hard money lender to find the best possible fit.
Master the Art of Finding Good Deals
There may be hundreds of thousands of available properties for sale on the current market, but the bulk of them will never amount to the final money-making result you desire. Another great tip for new real estate investors is to use good math to estimate profit. Taking risks is part of the process, but you have the ability to analyze properties and use networking sources to find the greatest deal. You can't win every deal, but you can steadily work towards a thriving financial future.