John Barney Articles
President Trump’s tax reform agenda is in trouble

Trump's proposal to eliminate the Social Security payroll tax may be his worst idea yet

Mortgage Prepay and Other Terms You Must Know

In the event that you may have extra money in your budget at the end of the day, using it to pay off the mortgage is a good idea. This will surely reduce the loan that you have for whatever your purpose is and depending on the amount of the money you pay every month, […]

Three Significant Commercial Real Estate Investment Safeguards

  Investments in commercial real estate have become imminent and highly worthwhile area in the investment industry. To have a commercial real estates broker of your own additions always require safeguards to other business losses.

3 Tech Startups Influencing the Real Estate Market

Look for a more automated process for investors, brokers and property managers. Residential real estate has historically been a relationship-based industry. Those looking for the perfect home to raise a family will work closely with their real estate agent to find the most desirable property. Agents tend to possess engaging personalities and actively cultivate personal […]

How to Live a Beautiful Life

Life, like art, is ever evolving. So take your time, make bold strokes, use brilliant colors—and make your life a masterpiece. In my years teaching people to be successful, I have seen that people break their lives down into two major parts: wealth-building and the rest of their lives. Having done a lot of reflection […]

7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence

EI determines how well you do at work. Do you have the traits that define it? “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you […]

5 Habits for a Healthier Brain (and Life)

I started having seizures when I was around 5—the kind of seizures you see in the movies: fall-flat-on-the-ground-shaking-like-you’re-electrocuted-eyes-rolling-to-the-top-of-your-head seizures. These kind of seizures are now called tonic-clonic seizures, but when I was a little girl, they were called “grand mal” seizures, which means “the big bad.” Perhaps they changed the name because calling something “the […]

5 Smart Ways to Increase Your IQ (Because It’s Not Set in Genetic Stone)

I only recently discovered there is a secret society for people with high IQs. It’s called Mensa—aka The Nerd Herd. It’s actually not a secret, but I consider anything no one has told me about in the 39 years I’ve been on planet Earth to be a conspiracy. So it’s a secret as far as […]

It Only Takes 5 Minutes a Day to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Starting in your 20s, your brain starts to wither—but you can change that. Here’s how to breathe your way to a healthier brain. With so much to do in so little time, it’s hard, seeming next to impossible sometimes, to squeeze in some TLC. But, especially for the on-the-go types, creating Zen space is not […]

Nitty-Gritty Reasons to Change for the Better

Sometimes it can be as simple as a brown-eyed girl selling Girl Scout cookies. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be motivated to succeed by such a lofty goal as benevolence? In the early years of my struggle to succeed, my motivation was a lot more down-to-earth. My reason for succeeding was more basic. In fact, […]