How to Start Investing

How to Start Investing

May 25, 2016May 25, 2016

Do you have an interest in stock investing but are not sure where to start? Perhaps you’ve studied the stock market extensively and you’re ready to apply what you’ve learned. Regardless of where..

Breaking Down Real Estate Investment Income

Breaking Down Real Estate Investment Income

May 20, 2016May 20, 2016

Real estate is a fundamental asset to preserve and accumulate wealth. When considering real estate investment income as a potential revenue stream or a component of a diversified portfolio, one should..

How To Turn Your 401k or IRA Into a Paycheck Machine for Life

How To Turn Your 401k or IRA Into a Paycheck Machine for Life

May 19, 2016May 19, 2016

Since the early 1980s, 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts have become the dominant way that workers save for retirement. Yet many workers long for the days of traditional pensions when you cou..

Owning Real Estate Without the Headache of Property Management

Owning Real Estate Without the Headache of Property Management

May 13, 2016May 13, 2016

An evil genius once said, “You can print money, manufacture diamonds, and people are a dime a dozen, but they’ll always need land. It’s the one thing they’re not making any more of..

Breaking down Cost of Real Estate Investments: Advanced Investments

Breaking down Cost of Real Estate Investments: Advanced Investments

May 11, 2016May 11, 2016

Presented with opportunity and concealed with risk, real estate investments are among the most favorable ways to grow one’s financial wealth. This lucrative endeavor also comes with its share of unc..

Forex for Newbies

Forex for Newbies

May 9, 2016May 9, 2016

Becoming a Forex trader has many advantages, but it’s not for everyone. You need to have the right attitude, be willing to work hard, learn the market, and have a bit of patience. The good thing is ..

Selling Your Own Home Privately, Without a Real Estate Agent

Selling Your Own Home Privately, Without a Real Estate Agent

May 4, 2016May 4, 2016

More and more homeowners are turning to selling their own properties rather than using real estate agents. This trend has mostly been driven by people’s displeasure with agent fees that can be g..

What to Make of the Real Estate You Can’t Feel

What to Make of the Real Estate You Can’t Feel

April 29, 2016April 29, 2016

We’ve all heard the old saying: all real estate is local. Since before the internet, before the Securities Act of 1933, and even before the rise of modern cities, real estate investors have understo..

Breaking Down The Cost Of Real Estate Investments (Part 1)

Breaking Down The Cost Of Real Estate Investments (Part 1)

April 25, 2016April 25, 2016

The road to success in real estate isn’t paved in gold and silver but rather hinges on one simple aspect: the numbers. The numbers–otherwise known as the costs–are the underlier to your ..

Five Socially Responsible ETFs for The Socially Conscious Investor

Five Socially Responsible ETFs for The Socially Conscious Investor

April 15, 2016April 15, 2016

According to a Pew Research Center survey 18% of US social media users have changed their profile picture to raise awareness or draw attention to an event or issue. Most of those that have changed the..

Taking the Long View for Bigger Returns

Taking the Long View for Bigger Returns

April 14, 2016April 14, 2016

A lot of people think of investing as a high-stakes game in which playing fast and loose and getting in and out at just the right moments are the keys to making the fabled big score. However, that run..

Is Betterment Good for the Hands-On Investor?

Is Betterment Good for the Hands-On Investor?

April 14, 2016April 14, 2016

Based in San Francisco, Betterment has everything built for the first-time investor. More than that, it caters to people who don’t have a lot to put into the market – at least, not in the beginnin..

Commercial Real Estate Debt: Alternative to Fixed-Rate Investments

Commercial Real Estate Debt: Alternative to Fixed-Rate Investments

April 7, 2016April 7, 2016

It’s one of the most universally accepted principles in investing: your portfolio should combine higher-risk, higher-ceiling investment vehicles, and lower-risk vehicles offering more modest returns..

Managing Your Finances with Personal Capital

Managing Your Finances with Personal Capital

April 6, 2016April 6, 2016

With your money spread out across many different accounts, keeping track of it can be a challenge. In fact, it can sometimes feel impossible. You’re faced with the reality of being a person with a h..

Three Simple Ways the Average Investor Can Protect Their Portfolio

Three Simple Ways the Average Investor Can Protect Their Portfolio

April 5, 2016April 5, 2016

The stock market has certainly been less popular than back in the late 1990s. I remember the Dow Jones was making new highs almost every day and everyone was making double digit yearly gains.  People..

Fintech Tools for Investing Your Tax Refund

Fintech Tools for Investing Your Tax Refund

April 4, 2016April 4, 2016

It’s tax season again and for many people that means figuring out what to do with your refund check. Last year, the average refund was about $3,000, a decent chunk of change for a young professional..

Where Should I Put My Money? (A Guide to Asset Allocation)

Where Should I Put My Money? (A Guide to Asset Allocation)

March 31, 2016March 31, 2016

I’ve got a problem. I suspect you have a problem, too. I can’t figure out what to do with my money.  Can you? I just freed up some liquidity via the sale of my house, and I’m nervous about plow..

Short and Long End of the Capital Gains Stick

Short and Long End of the Capital Gains Stick

March 29, 2016March 29, 2016

Are your investments making money? Have you been investing efficiently? Are you accumulating critical retirement assets? Are you achieving your ultimate financial goals? If you have answered yes to ..

REITs and Affordable Housing

REITs and Affordable Housing

March 25, 2016March 25, 2016

Finding affordable housing in the U.S. is becoming more and more difficult as the average price of homes continues to increase. Normally one would expect that popular urban centers such as New York Ci..

Investment Choices: Is Gold the Answer?

Investment Choices: Is Gold the Answer?

March 25, 2016March 25, 2016

There is no commodity other than gold that has a better track record for being a solid, long-term wealth store, especially during economic episodes when the entire world’s financial system is thrown..

The Rewards and Risks of Financial Spread Betting

The Rewards and Risks of Financial Spread Betting

March 22, 2016March 22, 2016

Often the most rewarding pursuits carry an element of risk. This is certainly true of financial spread betting. If you successfully navigate the risks, then the rewards can be massive. However, you co..

When It Comes to Investing, Debt Isn’t a Bad Four Letter Word

When It Comes to Investing, Debt Isn’t a Bad Four Letter Word

March 17, 2016March 17, 2016

People often think about debt as a bad thing. When you mention to someone that you have debt they look at you as if you just said a bad four-letter word. In some cases, debt is a bad four-letter word ..

How a Wealth Manager Can Help You Prepare for Retirement

How a Wealth Manager Can Help You Prepare for Retirement

March 16, 2016March 16, 2016

We all want to live long, healthy useful lives. A solid retirement plan is one of the best means of achieving security in advanced age, and even sooner if one plans to build enough wealth to retire ea..

6 of the Most Popular Instruments for Financial Traders

6 of the Most Popular Instruments for Financial Traders

March 16, 2016March 16, 2016

Getting into the financial markets can be daunting to say the least, as whichever trading vehicle you decide to use may offer access to 1000s of different instruments. The most popular securities can ..