Investing – One Gear in Your Financial Machine

Investing – One Gear in Your Financial Machine

July 5, 2016July 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..

Gold Backed Bonds – Safest Corporate Debt Obligations to Invest In?

Gold Backed Bonds – Safest Corporate Debt Obligations to Invest In?

June 29, 2016June 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 referendu..

Local vs Long-Distance: Where to Invest in Real Estate

Local vs Long-Distance: Where to Invest in Real Estate

June 24, 2016June 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

How an IRA Can Supplement your Social Security Income

June 23, 2016June 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)

Than Merrill Explains How to Get Started in Real Estate (Part Two)

June 22, 2016June 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?

Can You Use Life Insurance as an Effective Investment Tool?

June 15, 2016June 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..

Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2021

Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2021

June 9, 2016June 9, 2016

We all know that online investing isn’t a new thing, and many well-known trading companies use very clever (and sometimes humorous) marketing techniques to make people believe that they have a simpl..

For a Prosperous Retirement Master the 4 Phases of Wealth

For a Prosperous Retirement Master the 4 Phases of Wealth

June 8, 2016June 8, 2016

The massive baby boomer generation is retiring and preparing to retire by the millions. According to The AARP 8,000 people turn 65 every day in this country. The biggest generation might be ready to r..

A Micro Celebrity in Real Estate Investing

A Micro Celebrity in Real Estate Investing

June 7, 2016June 7, 2016

“Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that’s really about it.” – Fran Drescher Real estate investing is as m..

Than Merrill Explains How To Get Started in Real Estate (Part One)

Than Merrill Explains How To Get Started in Real Estate (Part One)

June 1, 2016June 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

Benefits of Buying Land for Real Estate vs an Existing Building

May 25, 2016May 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 b..

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..

Common Problems with Prosper Lending, and How to Avoid Them

Common Problems with Prosper Lending, and How to Avoid Them

May 11, 2016May 11, 2016

Prosper is one of America’s two well known Peer to Peer (P2P) lending companies. They provide a way for individual borrowers and lenders (regular people like you and me) to make loan agreements betw..

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 ..

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..

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..