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 referendu..
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..
Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2021
June 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
June 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..
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 b..
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..
Common Problems with Prosper Lending, and How to Avoid Them
May 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..
What to Make of the Real Estate You Can’t Feel
April 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)
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..
Is Betterment Good for the Hands-On Investor?
April 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
April 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..