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Canadian Self Storage Company to Have a Precious Specialty

by Winnie Hsiu July 2, 2012 8:59 PM
The only time generic seems to work in business these days is when people are trying to shop for cheaper food. Most other businesses would likely not be one that is doing real well if it could be labeled as being generic. With their being so few completely new ideas these days, a business really has to come up with something special in order to stand out. [More]

So Who Would Leave a Half Million in Gold in a Self Storage Unit?

by John Stevens November 29, 2011 5:57 PM
Thanks to the ever-growing population of cable channels, there is a reality show about all sorts of interesting things. The self storage industry has taken center stage in a few of them; more specifically, the auctions that occur when tenants fail to pay their rent after a few months. Shows like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters have shown the viewing public some of the treasures and amazing stories that can lie behind the door of a storage unit. [More]

Self Storage Auction Truly a Golden Investment

by Holly Robinson November 17, 2011 5:11 PM
The self storage industry has proven to be quite a reliable investment since the economy started to go south. Some might consider it gold; others might just consider it smart investing. There have been stories about people finding treasures that are as good as gold to them, but in the case of a self storage unit a San Jose man recently bought the meaning “good as gold’ is literal. [More]

Self Storage Investments Beat the Stock Market

by Kim Kilpatrick September 23, 2010 7:31 PM
According to an article in yesterday’s MarketWatch, cautious investors may still want to steer clear of most stocks, which are liable to provide a bumpy ride for the next few years. Instead, analyst Jeff Reeves recommends several less conventional investment options, all of which, he points out, are beating the stock market right now in terms of the return an investor could get on his or her investment. Of seven alternative investment options, Reeves ranks self storage as number two -- after gold and before cash. [More]