Real Estate

How To Buy And Hold Real Estate

How To Buy And Hold Real Estate

Profiting from real estate as part of a short-term or a long-term investment strategy (for example, to complement your retirement plan) is a common goal for many investors. The flexibility of real estate investing makes it ideal as a full-time career path, a part-time business, or just as a hobby. Either way, there are some tactics […]

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How To Invest In Real Estate & Create Passive Income

How To Invest In Real Estate & Create Passive Income

When it comes to creating passive income, there are a lot of different ways to go about it. Which means that your options are almost endless. But, one of the best ways I have found to create great passive income is by investing in real estate. I realize this can be a very scary endeavor, because […]

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Three REITs Expected To Raise Dividends In August

Three REITs Expected To Raise Dividends In August

July marks the start of the 2019 third quarter, and in a few weeks, earnings season starts, with a flood of quarterly earnings reports. With income stocks, quarterly earnings often are closely led or followed by dividend announcements. Common stock dividends are not sure things until they are announced. It’s even better when a dividend […]

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Personal Finance

Can I Retire At 60 With $500K?

Can I Retire At 60 With $500K?

As millions of baby boomers approach retirement with Generation X-ers not far behind, the question of “Can you retire with $500,000?” repeatedly pops up among our readers. Yet, it’s not only those 60-year-olds thinking about retirement, but also, we find middle-aged folks asking if retiring at 55 with 500k is reasonable. This article will delve […]

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Don’t Let Your Cash Become Lazy

Don’t Let Your Cash Become Lazy

Around mid-month, I start to project how much I’ll have left in cash that can be deployed into investments. I also keep tabs on dividends coming in and how they should be reinvested. I do all of this via simple budgeting and have been for many years. This planning and projection process allows my brain to explore […]

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Frugal Not Cheap: 3 Important Differences

Frugal Not Cheap: 3 Important Differences

There are many differences between being cheap and being frugal. Someone who is cheap does not want to spend money on anything, regardless of its value. Someone who is frugal understands the value of things but wants to cut costs when possible. It is important to understand these differences in the following situations. Short-Term Versus […]

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Stocks

5 Stocks Under $10 Worth The Risk

5 Stocks Under $10 Worth The Risk

These low-priced stocks under $10 can lead to big-time gains As Warren Buffett likes to say “Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” It’s the reason why Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) at $300,000 per share is actually cheap, while a $2 stock could be very expensive. But there can be value to be had in […]

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4 Essential Tips For Investing In Stocks

4 Essential Tips For Investing In Stocks

The stock market is the right place to invest for long-term goals, according to an article in the Business Insider. Stocks are a viable investment opportunity for beginners and experienced investors. Unfortunately, most people have the mistaken impression that making money from stocks is just a matter of buying low and selling high. In reality, it […]

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Why You Should Start Investing In The E-Commerce Industry

Why You Should Start Investing In The E-Commerce Industry

Although most tech-savvy investors are putting their capital into markets such as cloud computing and virtual reality, e-commerce offers an impressive amount of investment opportunities. As an investor yourself, you may consider this industry to be “old news”. After all, it has been around for a couple of decades. However, it is predicted to continue […]

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Dividend Stocks

Three Recession Proof Income Stocks

Three Recession Proof Income Stocks

The prediction drums of the financial news media continue to grow louder with predictions of the next economic recession and a possible stock bear market. This has been going on for over a year, and you are probably starting to wonder if these predictions are accurate and if you should make changes in your investment […]

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Five Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Dividend Growth Investor During Market Turmoil

Five Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Dividend Growth Investor During Market Turmoil

I’m sure I don’t need to tell anyone out there that the US stock market has been volatile over the last few days. An escalation of the US-China trade war, along with what now might be a currency war on top of it, has only added to concerns after a Federal Reserve interest rate cut […]

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Three REITs Expected To Raise Dividends In August

Three REITs Expected To Raise Dividends In August

July marks the start of the 2019 third quarter, and in a few weeks, earnings season starts, with a flood of quarterly earnings reports. With income stocks, quarterly earnings often are closely led or followed by dividend announcements. Common stock dividends are not sure things until they are announced. It’s even better when a dividend […]

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ETFs

Credit Crisis Concerns? These Are The Worst 1,894 Bonds To Own Now

Credit Crisis Concerns? These Are The Worst 1,894 Bonds To Own Now

We all love 7% yields here. But how do you feel about Sprint’s 7.88% bonds that mature in September 2023? Well, the company might make it until then. Shares trade for pocket change at just over $6. Equity investors in Sprint (S), however, have been (wait for it) sprinting to the exits lately: The Stock Feels the Weight of Sprint’s […]

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These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

“Brett, give me some bond funds with big yields. And it’d be great if their prices never went down!” My money manager friend was chasing the holy grail of retirement income. He wanted safe payouts from bonds to balance his clients’ stock exposure. “How about the Artisan High Income Investor Fund (ARTFX)?” I replied. “It pays […]

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7 Great Sector ETFs To Buy For The Short Or Long Term

7 Great Sector ETFs To Buy For The Short Or Long Term

These sector ETFs provide exposure to some surging theme as well as some well-known, steady stocks There was a time when sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were widely considered the territory of more sophisticated, tactical investors. But now, thanks in large part to the proliferation of industry and sector ETFs, more advisors and investors are using […]

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Commodities

A Simple Way To Trade Silver

A Simple Way To Trade Silver

Is there a simple way to understand silver? Yes indeed, silver analysts – including your friendly Gold Enthusiast – do sometimes prattle on about this and that factor, and how the silver markets are paying attention to this right now, that a bit later. What if you just wanted a really simple way to trade silver? We’d […]

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Gold Soars On The Saudi Oil Attacks: Can It Last?

Gold Soars On The Saudi Oil Attacks: Can It Last?

Over the weekend, there was a drone attack against the world’s largest oil processing facility and a major oilfield in Saudi Arabia. Oil prices have predictably spiked, but how will this geopolitical shock affect the gold market in the days ahead? What Happened? On Saturday, the drone bombings struck the Abqaiq oil-processing plant and the Khurais oil […]

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Will Silver Continue To Rise? [What To Watch]

Will Silver Continue To Rise? [What To Watch]

Silver exploded on Wednesday, with the benchmark SLV ETF opening 3.1% higher than the Tuesday close. It then peaked at 16.15 before falling back slightly to close at 15.97. The gap up on the chart is quite remarkable. The question now is: Can silver continue this run?  In premarket trading today SLV is off slightly, […]

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Three Recession Proof Income Stocks

Three Recession Proof Income Stocks

| October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The prediction drums of the financial news media continue to grow louder with predictions of the next economic recession and a possible stock bear market. This has been going on for over a year, and you are probably starting to wonder if these predictions are accurate and if you should make changes in your investment […]

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Can I Retire At 60 With $500K?

Can I Retire At 60 With $500K?

| October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

As millions of baby boomers approach retirement with Generation X-ers not far behind, the question of “Can you retire with $500,000?” repeatedly pops up among our readers. Yet, it’s not only those 60-year-olds thinking about retirement, but also, we find middle-aged folks asking if retiring at 55 with 500k is reasonable. This article will delve […]

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A Simple Way To Trade Silver

A Simple Way To Trade Silver

| October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Is there a simple way to understand silver? Yes indeed, silver analysts – including your friendly Gold Enthusiast – do sometimes prattle on about this and that factor, and how the silver markets are paying attention to this right now, that a bit later. What if you just wanted a really simple way to trade silver? We’d […]

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