How the Future Will Dramatically Change Your Retirement
July 16, 2016
500 years ago it took a century for significant change to occur. Today, meaningful change can occur in months. It will be our ability to grasp these changes that will radically affect our lives for b..
Investing – One Gear in Your Financial Machine
July 5, 2016
Recently I shared about the 7 Gears of Wealth and focused on the first gear; which is cash flow. There is an old saying among investors that says, “Happiness is a positive cash flow”. The secon..
Interest Deductions When Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage
June 30, 2016
For many homeowners, a long-held advantage of buying a home has been the ability to write off mortgage interest from their taxable income. It’s also possible for reverse mortgage borrowers to take a..
Gold Backed Bonds – Safest Corporate Debt Obligations to Invest In?
June 29, 2016
Due to recent events, particularly the Brexit vote, corporate bonds have been taking a hit in the markets, and it does not seem as though it will slow down anytime soon. Since the referendum, junk bon..
Local vs Long-Distance: Where to Invest in Real Estate
June 24, 2016
Investing in real estate is often done in areas that people know best. They take the plunge when they see a property around the corner listed for sale or the word travels through the grapevine of a ho..
How an IRA Can Supplement your Social Security Income
June 23, 2016
Using an IRA to supplement your Social Security can improve the quality of your retirement, but there are some things you have to be aware of. Having an IRA can affect your benefits, but it will not r..
Than Merrill Explains How to Get Started in Real Estate (Part Two)
June 22, 2016
The basic component to becoming a real estate investor is the ability to turn an idea into fruition – but it doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it commands a well-devised game plan furnished w..
Can You Use Life Insurance as an Effective Investment Tool?
June 15, 2016
The primary reason that most people invest in life insurance is to provide financial security to their loved ones in case of an early death. However, it also works as a powerful investment and retirem..
Than Merrill Explains How To Get Started in Real Estate (Part One)
June 1, 2016
It’s no secret that buying and selling real estate is one of the most popular investment vehicles among entrepreneurs. Coupled with flexibility and passive income, real estate investment offers an u..
Benefits of Buying Land for Real Estate vs an Existing Building
May 25, 2016
If you need to buy a new home or business space, you’ve likely been checking Zillow for months, contacting agents, and looking for deals. Buying existing real estate is a great move for many buyers...
How To Turn Your 401k or IRA Into a Paycheck Machine for Life
May 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
May 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
May 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..
Selling Your Own Home Privately, Without a Real Estate Agent
May 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..
Breaking Down The Cost Of Real Estate Investments (Part 1)
April 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
April 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..