Real Estate

Can You Really Make Money Investing In Real Estate?

Can You Really Make Money Investing In Real Estate?

It’s been a decade ago since the infamous home mortgage crisis tipped off the Great Recession in 2008, and maybe you’ve been skittish to invest in real estate as a result. So that means you should never invest in real estate, right? If you share this sentiment, it might be time to adjust your point […]

April 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The High Cost Of Low-Fee Real Estate

The High Cost Of Low-Fee Real Estate

Real estate investment opportunities are frequently marketed to investors by advertising their low-cost fee structure. Phrases such as, ‘fees paid by sponsor,’ ‘sponsor pays all deal related fees,’ or ‘no fees paid by investor’ sound great, but does the sponsor really pay all those fees? Unfortunately, it’s very common for private investment sponsors or platforms […]

March 12, 2018 | By | Reply More

Personal Finance

24 Simple Rules Of Personal Finance You Must Follow

24 Simple Rules Of Personal Finance You Must Follow

Personal finance. Oh, personal finance. Why aren’t thou known to all? That is the question, isn’t it? There really should be no reason that we have to cross the internet searching for the answers to personal finance because we can’t figure it out. We should receive all the financial education we need on money matters […]

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Reality Of 401k Loans

The Reality Of 401k Loans

“Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.” -Nathan W. Morris Saving for retirement is certainly one of the best financial decisions you can make in order to help your future self. Not only will it allow you to maintain an income after you stop working, but it will also allow your money […]

April 11, 2018 | By | Reply More

Stocks

Reality Check: Optimism Is Sky-High Right Now

Reality Check: Optimism Is Sky-High Right Now

February 2, 2018, was a historic day in the markets, for reasons that are still unclear. It was the day that the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 665.75 points. And that was just the start; the bleeding from that Friday carried into the next week, and that’s when things got really ugly. Next Monday, February […]

April 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Removing The Rose Colored Glasses

Removing The Rose Colored Glasses

I’m excited! We’re in for a real treat. We’re going to gain a unique look at what’s going on in the world and how we can protect ourselves. I’m a long-time subscriber to Richard Maybury’s “US & World Early Warning Report”. Richard offers a different perspective from any other newsletter I subscribe to. His candid approach to […]

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More

Dividend Stocks

The 7 Best Dividend Stocks For Monthly Income

The 7 Best Dividend Stocks For Monthly Income

These 7 stocks offer monthly dividend payments – plus the possibility of capital appreciation Monthly dividend stocks are popular with investors – and with good reason. Monthly payments line up better with monthly bills, particularly for retirees living off investment income. Over time, there’s even a modest incremental benefit from compounding, particularly for investors successfully […]

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Is This The Best High Yield Stock?

Is This The Best High Yield Stock?

What is likely the best performing high-yield stock just went ex-dividend. I recommend adding to big dividend stock positions after the ex-dividend dates, to usually pick up shares at a cheaper price. While I highly encourage income-focused investors to make sure they diversify into at least 20 dividend stocks, there is one that is a […]

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More

ETFs

Why I Like ETFs And You May Too

Why I Like ETFs And You May Too

What would you prefer: pay a little and get more or pay a lot and get less?  I’d prefer the former and this is the conclusion that I have reached from reading about ETFs. You are getting more (in investment returns) and for much less (in management fees). An ETF and is a fund that […]

April 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
5 Under-The-Radar Dividend ETFs For Every Investor

5 Under-The-Radar Dividend ETFs For Every Investor

These dividend ETFs don’t grab a lot of press but income investors should give these funds a look Dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) represent a significant percentage of the overall ETF universe and an even bigger chunk of the smart beta space. In the U.S., there are more than 200 dividend and income ETFs available to […]

March 23, 2018 | By | Reply More

Commodities

Oil Is Breaking Out, How About Oil Company Stocks?

Oil Is Breaking Out, How About Oil Company Stocks?

In late 2016, OPEC agreed to cut production in order to address an oversupplied oil market. Global crude oil inventories had reached record highs, and the price of oil had crashed. OPEC’s strategy is having the desired effect. Over the past year, despite strong U.S. shale production growth, global inventories have steadily declined. In response, […]

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Opportunity: Gold On The Move

Opportunity: Gold On The Move

Paper assets are struggling this year. Both the S&P 500 and 10-year Treasurys are down around 3%. Meanwhile, gold prices are on the move. Shares of the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE: GLD) are up nearly 4% in 2018. And I’m forecasting another 7%-plus gain over the next two months. The once-loved precious metal was left for dead for the […]

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Own Fixed Income? Avoid These 4 Fatal Flaws

Own Fixed Income? Avoid These 4 Fatal Flaws

Want more yield and price upside in your portfolio? You can get both from bonds – if you think a little contrarian, of course. Just avoid the four common mistakes most bond investors make, and you’ll probably do better than most stock jockeys! “First-level” financial advisors tell you to sell some stocks and buy more bonds as you get […]

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
3 Core Retirement Bond Funds To Buy

3 Core Retirement Bond Funds To Buy

Individual bonds are better, but these bond funds look pretty safe With interest rates finally heading back up, bonds are slowly becoming more attractive investments, particularly for retirement. We aren’t quite at the place where retired investors can plow money back into bonds, but we are headed in that direction. Retired investors have to be […]

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
How To Get Out Of Debt: 8 Simple Steps For The Always Broke

How To Get Out Of Debt: 8 Simple Steps For The Always Broke

Debt sucks. There is no better way to say it. It just plain sucks. But there is hope. You too can claw your way out of debt and make a better life for yourself. Debt is a never-ending death spiral that once entered can suck you down further and further into the abyss. Very little […]

March 28, 2018 | By | Reply More