Real Estate

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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Real Estate Investment Basics: 3 Tips For Beginners

Real Estate Investment Basics: 3 Tips For Beginners

Investing in real estate is not something new — in fact, there were around 186,720 real estate and property managers in 2017 alone. If done right, real estate investment can be very rewarding with an additional, steady income. So if this is something you’ve been considering, keep reading for some basic real estate investment tips for beginners. […]

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Personal Finance

What Is Universal Life Insurance And Is It A Good Investment?

What Is Universal Life Insurance And Is It A Good Investment?

There are so many choices out there for life insurance, and it’s SO EASY to get sucked into a life insurance policy that isn’t financially smart. I have talked about term and whole life insurance in the past, but today I wanted to talk about universal life insurance and whether it’s a useful tool for investing. How […]

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6 Key Principles For Building Wealth

6 Key Principles For Building Wealth

Do you understand how money works? We buy stuff and we sell stuff using money. It seems pretty simple, right? If money is so simple, why do the bottom 50% of Americans have a combined negative net worth?! If you’re not entirely sure what your own net worth is, you’re going to want to continue reading. What […]

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Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA vs. 401k

Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA vs. 401k

Congratulations! Landing on this page means that you are likely planning your retirement. While it might sound like an ordinary thing to do, most people don’t pay nearly as much attention to their future as they should. Granted, thinking too much about the future does distract from the present. Yet, after spending more than half […]

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Stocks

The Coming Recession: Not If But When

The Coming Recession: Not If But When

While still enjoying the longest economic expansion in our nation’s history, we are seeing growing signs that a recession will soon be upon us. The only question is “When?” Economists look for three warning signals. The most complicated signal – an inversion of short-term and long-term interest rates, set off Wednesday’s huge stock market sell-off. Since bond investors […]

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How To Crash-Proof Your Portfolio Now

How To Crash-Proof Your Portfolio Now

The bull market is reaching excessive heights. Protect your wealth by following these six simple steps. The upshot? Stick to value. Headline risk is mounting and yet this decade-long bull market keeps hitting new records. Investors face a day of reckoning; below I show you how to prepare ahead of time. But first, let’s review three impressive feats […]

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The Wilshire 5000 Index: What You Need To Know

The Wilshire 5000 Index: What You Need To Know

Most investors probably know about the S&P 500 Index, the go-to index for large-cap stocks. They may also be aware of the Dow Jones where they can find the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The S&P 500 Index contains 500 of the largest publicly-traded U.S. stocks by market capitalization, as well as other criteria. It could […]

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Dividend Stocks

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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These 5 Dividend Aristocrats Have High Yields And Growth

These 5 Dividend Aristocrats Have High Yields And Growth

There are a handful of basic, popular strategies for investing in the stock market. Growth stock investing gets the headlines. This strategy involves buying stocks that are going up in price, with the assumption that the share prices will continue to rise. Investors like the idea of maybe buying the next Amazon (AMZN) or Apple (AAPL). The challenge […]

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ETFs

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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The 7 Best ETFs To Own For A 5G Boom

The 7 Best ETFs To Own For A 5G Boom

5G is the buzzword of the day for telecom stocks and these are the best ETFs to consider Investor that have paid even just cursory attention to the communication services sector, telecom stocks and the related exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this year have likely heard something about the rollout of 5G communication systems. For investors, 5G, […]

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Commodities

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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Is Gold Destined For Summer Doldrums In 2019?

Is Gold Destined For Summer Doldrums In 2019?

Every summer, gold traders tremble in fear of “the summer doldrums”.  Newcomers to the gold scene might be asking whether the summer doldrums are a real thing?  While old-timers might ask: “Does it look like we’ll get those this year?” Here’s a 1-year chart of GLD – guess for yourself on each question, then your […]

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Gold Prices May Reach $1,500 By This Time Next Year

Gold Prices May Reach $1,500 By This Time Next Year

Ever-climbing stock prices have kept a lid on gold prices for most of this year, but that could be about to change. Fund managers from Incrementum believe we have entered the early stages of a new bull market for gold, although they don’t expect an easy path upward. In their annual “In Gold We Trust” report, Ronald-Peter […]

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What Is Universal Life Insurance And Is It A Good Investment?

What Is Universal Life Insurance And Is It A Good Investment?

| August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are so many choices out there for life insurance, and it’s SO EASY to get sucked into a life insurance policy that isn’t financially smart. I have talked about term and whole life insurance in the past, but today I wanted to talk about universal life insurance and whether it’s a useful tool for investing. How […]

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The Coming Recession: Not If But When

The Coming Recession: Not If But When

| August 16, 2019 | 1 Comment

While still enjoying the longest economic expansion in our nation’s history, we are seeing growing signs that a recession will soon be upon us. The only question is “When?” Economists look for three warning signals. The most complicated signal – an inversion of short-term and long-term interest rates, set off Wednesday’s huge stock market sell-off. Since bond investors […]

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How To Invest In Real Estate & Create Passive Income

How To Invest In Real Estate & Create Passive Income

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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