Real Estate

The Pros Of Being A Landlord – Why You Should Invest In Real Estate

The Pros Of Being A Landlord – Why You Should Invest In Real Estate

This post is written by John from ESI Money. The Pros of Being a Landlord A while ago Barbara wrote a post titled Being a Landlord Sucks — Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate. It was an interesting title that showed up in my feed reader. Since I’m a big fan of real estate investing, […]

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Are You Actually Making Money In Real Estate Investing?

Are You Actually Making Money In Real Estate Investing?

One of the best long-term investments you can make is in investment real estate. Those that invest in real estate successfully will not only see long-term value appreciation, but can earn short-term cash flow. While it can be a great investment, it is also complicated. One of the biggest complications in real estate investing is […]

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More

Personal Finance

The 6 Proven Steps To Financial Independence

The 6 Proven Steps To Financial Independence

Are you spinning your wheels in the rat race these days wondering if there is a better way to live? There is! We all want to be free from the man; to free ourselves from the stranglehold that modern society places upon us. The ultimate goal that I think everybody wants is to be able […]

October 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
8 Personal Finance Moves I Wish I Knew Before Turning 30

8 Personal Finance Moves I Wish I Knew Before Turning 30

I am now 32 and I am sadly just starting to mature with my personal finance moves. I guess better late than never but I still get a knot in my stomach every time I think about the time I wasted. Today I want to talk about 8 personal finance moves I think every twenty-something […]

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More

Stocks

10 Smart Money Stocks To Buy For 2018

10 Smart Money Stocks To Buy For 2018

These stocks to buy have significant support from top analysts We are now rolling into Q4 2017 and the new year is just around the corner. Now is the time to start preparing your portfolio for 2018, so what are some of the best “smart money stocks” to buy that will line you up for 2018 in […]

October 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dividend Or Growth Stocks – The Best Investment

Dividend Or Growth Stocks – The Best Investment

Should I Invest In Dividend Or Growth Stocks? To someone learning how to invest in the stock market, the amount of options you have can be somewhat overwhelming. Stocks, bonds, annuities, options, forex, ETFs. It can all be a little too much to think about. I’m going to take a little time to go over […]

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More

Dividend Stocks

3 Warning Signs That Your Dividend Is About To Be Cut

3 Warning Signs That Your Dividend Is About To Be Cut

Dividend focused investors want to earn the highest possible yield, but also want the highest level of safety. At the same time, the higher the yield the market puts on the stock, the more the market believes there is a probability of future dividend reduction. The market may be right about a dividend cut for […]

October 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dividend Or Growth Stocks – The Best Investment

Dividend Or Growth Stocks – The Best Investment

Should I Invest In Dividend Or Growth Stocks? To someone learning how to invest in the stock market, the amount of options you have can be somewhat overwhelming. Stocks, bonds, annuities, options, forex, ETFs. It can all be a little too much to think about. I’m going to take a little time to go over […]

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More

ETFs

5 Best Technology ETFs To Beat The Market In 2018

5 Best Technology ETFs To Beat The Market In 2018

These tech ETFs will likely keep soaring in 2018 as attention on the sector increases It is almost impossible to avoid the technology sector. Then again, avoiding technology has not been a wise move. It is the best-performing group in the S&P 500 this year. As the largest sector by market capitalization in the U.S., it’s hard […]

October 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why You Need To Invest In Closed-End Funds

Why You Need To Invest In Closed-End Funds

By now you probably either invest in closed-end funds (CEF) or have heard more folks talking about them. There’s a good reason why: dividends! With 10-Year Treasuries yielding around 2.3% and your typical S&P 500 stock paying even less—just 1.9%—there’s a very good chance none of the folks you know are clocking dividends that can even beat […]

September 6, 2017 | By | Reply More

Commodities

3 Commodities Benefiting From New Technology

3 Commodities Benefiting From New Technology

Investors love technology and technology stocks. For proof, one needs look no further than the famous FANG or FAAMG stocks. These include the likes of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Google parent, Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOG). Other stocks like Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) and Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA) are also in many portfolios. But here’s a secret about technology many investors are unaware of. But […]

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
6 Energy Stocks To Buy On This Bounce

6 Energy Stocks To Buy On This Bounce

The data is finally starting to side with oil bulls, creating a tradable spark across these six energy stocks Small energy stocks — services names in particular — are on the move, pushing the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEARCA:OIH) up and over its 50-day moving average for the first major upside breakout since November. This looks like […]

July 26, 2017 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Posts

Why And How To Diversify With Real Estate

Why And How To Diversify With Real Estate

Guest columnist, Joseph Hogue, CFA   Don’t let the headaches of real estate investing keep you from diversifying your portfolio into one of the best long-term assets. Despite what you might hear on the 3am infomercials, real estate investing is hard work. Barbara explained in an earlier post about why she gave up being a landlord decades […]

October 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
My Take On Real Estate Crowdfunding

My Take On Real Estate Crowdfunding

I have been reading about real estate crowdfunding platforms over the past several months. Many of these platforms seem to market to investors, showcasing high dividend yields in the 8% – 10%/year range. I was intrigued, and tried researching those. After all, if I can obtain 10%/year investing in real estate easily, I can just retire […]

October 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Should I Invest In An Annuity? Simple Answers To All Your Annuity Questions

Should I Invest In An Annuity? Simple Answers To All Your Annuity Questions

Understand the Annuity Product-In Plain Language Annie Logue of the Root of All, Chicago on the Cheap, and author of several Money and Investing Dummies books about asks; “When are annuity investment products a good idea?” Annuities are a hot button financial offering because they are a product that usually charges you high fees and nets the seller a […]

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More