Since 2001 Tax Lien University is the Premier Source for Accurate and Authoritative Information Regarding Tax Lien Certificates

Hi, my name is Steven Waters and I'm the founder of Tax Lien University. Regardless of how you first learned of tax lien certificates, I'm certain you have a lot of questions.

I've been in this business for over a decade. I can still remember my first tax sale auction and how excited I was to buy my first tax lien property. It's hard to believe that was nearly 15 years ago. A lot has changed between then and now but one thing has remained the same; my passion for this business.

Since 2001 I've been on a mission to provide accurate and authoritative information.

In 2001 I founded Tax Lien University with the sole mission of providing accurate and authoritative information so beginning investors could learn how-to profit with tax lien certificates.

I've spent nearly 15 years of my life perfecting the steps and process for investing in tax lien certificates. Through my free newsletter and top-selling course Creating Wealth Without Risk™ I've helped nearly 100,000 people learn how to profit with tax lien certificates.

From the beginning, I wanted Tax Lien University to be a different kind of company. I wanted a company that not only valued it's customers and clients but was committed to helping them achieve their goals. At Tax Lien University, we measure our success by the success of our students.

"I purchased 3 tax lien certificates at an Internet auction for Miami-Dade County, Florida. All three were buildable vacant lots in moderate income neighborhoods. The prices were: (1)$1,018.86 (2) $1,224.90 (3) $1,654.82. I got 18% interest on all of them. I placed 39 bids in total." A. Hamad, Florida

Every day we go to work helping our students learn how to capture the tremendous wealth-generating power of tax lien certificates. We do this by channelling knowledge and value through our various educational products and services. It was true when we opened in 2001, and it’s just as true today.

With all the misinformation out there it's hard to know what is fact or fiction.

Over the last few years I've seen the various late-night infomercials and high-pressure seminars where the "guru's" talk about how rich you can get with tax lien certificates.

They rarely take the time to point out the pitfalls because they are too busy exaggerating the benefits in order to sell a product or service.

Focusing entirely on the upside and neglecting the downside does more harm than good because it paints an inaccurate and distorted picture of this business. It not only confuses people but more importantly it completely misleads them.

Unfortunately, I've been on the receiving end witnessing first hand the damage resulting when a misinformed and mislead investor pulls the trigger and buys a tax lien on the wrong property. The excitement quickly fades once they realize they just became the new owner of a property ridden with problems.

Tax lien certificates are exciting but you have to know what you're doing.

Tax lien certificates can be a profitable investment and have a lot going for them including double digit profit rates mandated by United States law and secured by real estate. On the flip-side, tax lien certificates can be a costly investment because there are some pitfalls which, if not avoided, could end up costing you far more than what you initially invested.

Since 2001 I've been on a mission to arm investors with accurate and authoritative information so they can bypass the pitfalls and profit, like Wall Street does, with tax lien certificates


Steven E. Waters

Tax Lien University, Inc.
Creating Wealth Without Risk™


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The Rule of 72 Calculator

The rule of 72 says that to find the number of years required to double your investment at a given interest rate, you simply divide the interest rate into 72.


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For example, if you want to know how long it will take to double your money at eighteen percent interest, divide 18 into 72 and get 4 years.


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Tax Lien University Reviews

"I purchased 3 tax lien certificates at an internet auction for Miami-Dade County, Florida. All three were buildable vacant lots in moderate income neighborhoods. The prices were: (1)$1,018.86 (2) $1,224.90 (3) $1,654.82. I got 18% interest on all of them. I placed 39 bids in total."

- A. Hamad, Florida
June 9, 2011 6:17:32 PM MDT

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