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3 reasons to invest in real estate, according to a financial planner who owns 10 rental properties

3 reasons to invest in real estate, according to a financial planner who owns 10 rental properties

Making money in real estate isn’t for everyone. It takes grit, time, and most importantly, cash. According to Brent Sutherland, a certified financial planner, real-estate investing is a decidedly “non-traditional” method for building wealth, but a powerful one nonetheless, he wrote in an article published on CoachCarson.com. When he was 35, Sutherland bought his first single-family home [...]

October 19, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on 3 reasons to invest in real estate, according to a financial planner who owns 10 rental properties

How to Start a Multimillion-Dollar Amazon Business With Less Than $2,000

How to Start a Multimillion-Dollar Amazon Business With Less Than $2,000

This isn’t a popular opinion, but entrepreneurship is a terrible idea. While it’s great for society that so many people are innovating, taking massive risks and working 18-hour days is rarely in the individual’s best interest. Yes, the potential payout is huge, but the odds of success are low. At the same time, it’s increasingly [...]

October 4, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on How to Start a Multimillion-Dollar Amazon Business With Less Than $2,000

Looking For A Business Plan Alternative? Consider A Business Model Canvas For Startups

Looking For A Business Plan Alternative? Consider A Business Model Canvas For Startups

Is the thought of writing a business plan holding you back from starting a business? If you’re eager to get your business idea off the ground—without the drudgery of creating a massive document first—a business model canvas for startups might be right for you. What is a business model canvas for startups? A business model [...]

October 1, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Looking For A Business Plan Alternative? Consider A Business Model Canvas For Startups

Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, is moving deeper into the primary care and mental health market, opening a new clinic called Walmart Health in Georgia. The company recently updated its website with a link to Walmart Health, describing its “newest location in Dallas, GA.” It also went online with the site “Walmarthealth.com,” where patients can set [...]

August 30, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Landis, A Stanford Real Estate Startup, Raises $15M To Put Americans On The Path To Homeownership

Landis, A Stanford Real Estate Startup, Raises $15M To Put Americans On The Path To Homeownership

Homeownership is considered a core part of achieving the American Dream. However, that achievement is slipping out of reach of many Americans these days. U.S. homeownership has been at record lows throughout this decade. More Americans are renting as a response while managing with stagnant wage growth. The path to homeownership in today’s America has [...]

August 25, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Landis, A Stanford Real Estate Startup, Raises $15M To Put Americans On The Path To Homeownership

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image) India does not have a system of education,” proclaimed Prof. Krishna Kumar in his recent talk on “Teaching the Indian Constitution” at a conference in Kolkata. “We have a system [...]

August 13, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Jeffrey Epstein lived in what’s reportedly one of the largest private homes in Manhattan, where he allegedly sexually abused underaged girls, an allegation so horrific, real-estate experts say people will go out of their way to avoid walking down the block. Epstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Epstein’s seven-story, 21,000-square-foot Upper East Side home near [...]

July 13, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Do you need a dengue-specific health cover?

Do you need a dengue-specific health cover?

Coimbatore-based Hani Harrise, 21, was diagnosed with dengue in August 2015. His platelet count dropped to 40,000. Platelet count between 150,000 and 450,000 for every microlitre of blood is considered healthy. “I was hospitalized for 10 days because the situation was severe. I didn’t have health insurance, so we ended up spending around ₹28,000 for my [...]

June 25, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do you need a dengue-specific health cover?

Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

Jeff Bezos has a message for budding entrepreneurs: be ready to take big risks and fail. Bezos delivered that message at Amazon’s re:Mars conference on Thursday in Las Vegas, after he was asked what advice he would give to anyone looking to start their own business. “Take risk. You have to be willing to take [...]

June 8, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

A couple lies in bed, facing away from each other, staring at empty hands cradling invisible phones. It’s a striking image from the artist Eric Pickersgill’s project “Removed,” a series of photographs altered to remove the subjects’ devices. I discovered Pickersgill’s work while scrolling on my own phone, as disconnected from the world around me [...]

May 6, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

Real Estate: Plotting A Revival

Real Estate: Plotting A Revival

The long winter for the real estate sector may finally be giving way to the green shoots of spring. Hobbled by a protracted period of stagnation and capital woes, the sector is showing signs of coming off a long bend in the road. This is true of, at least as far as its biggest player, [...]

April 29, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate: Plotting A Revival

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google could have avoided this huge embarrassment if they had only googled to find out what lay ahead. (Illustration by C Sasikumar) Consider this: An external advisory council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) — essentially an ethics council to guide new technologies — set up by Google in the last week of March, being disbanded [...]

April 27, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?