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Debunking the Liquidity Argument
  • Advanced Investing

Debunking the Liquidity Argument

Debunking the Liquidity Argument: There’s a place in most portfolios for illiquid investments Some investors scoff at the idea of owning an investment that ties up their money for a set period of time. Such investors point to lock-up agreements in alternative investments – private equity, venture capital, and real estate – as being reason…

Types of Money: from Commodities to Cryptocurrencies
  • Personal Finance

Types of Money: from Commodities to Cryptocurrencies

There is no proof in history that suggests that pre-historic societies used money as a payment method to buy goods or services. But it is believed that systems akin to Barter methods existed as early as 10,000 BC. Until recently, the modern world was familiar with only one type of money i.e. the currency. After…

Why Our Investment Focus is on Multifamily Real Estate
  • Real Estate

Why Our Investment Focus is on Multifamily Real Estate

Over the 25-year period from 1992 through 2017, multifamily real estate provided the highest average annual total returns of any commercial real estate sector with the second-lowest level of volatility, according to research cited in a 2018 report by CBRE. are many different sectors to choose from when investing in commercial real estate. At DiversyFund,…

Compounding Debt: The Dark Side of Compounding Interest
  • Personal Finance

Compounding Debt: The Dark Side of Compounding Interest

Compounding interest can be a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. It can be very beneficial and create large sums of money over time if wielded correctly. But unfortunately, there is a darker side to compounding interest – compounding debt. Interest Goes Both Ways In a previous post, we discussed how compound interest can…

Cash Flow is King
  • Real Estate

Cash Flow is King

As another decade ends, real estate’s attraction to savvy investors looking to increase wealth and/or diversify their portfolio continues. There is a reason the wealthiest individuals in the world have a substantial amount of their assets in real estate; the financial benefits are seemingly endless. Of the many avenues to acquiring profitable real estate are…

Does Return on Investment Tell the Whole Story?
  • Advanced Investing

Does Return on Investment Tell the Whole Story?

Does Return on Investment Tell the Whole Story? For real estate investors ROI is just the beginning.  Most investors are likely familiar with the financial ratio that tells them their return on investment.  It’s a very straightforward financial ratio because its name says it all: ROI is return on Investment. It tells you how much…

Moving in Retirement: 4 Reasons to Do It and One Reason Not To
  • Personal Finance

Moving in Retirement: 4 Reasons to Do It and One Reason Not To

When you find yourself on the cusp of retirement, you have a lot of decisions to make. From which retirement funds to tap first and when to take Social Security to how not to drive your spouse crazy — there are a lot of things to think about. Then there is the other piece of…

What Top Investors Like Warren Buffett Can Teach Us
  • Investing 101

What Top Investors Like Warren Buffett Can Teach Us

Stock market investing has a reputation for being difficult, complex, and risky, but the truth is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Ask any economist who studies the market for a living or a successful billionaire investor like Warren Buffett. They will both tell you the same thing; succeeding in the stock market…

Reading the Terms of Your Credit Cards: Top Things to Look Out For
  • Personal Finance

Reading the Terms of Your Credit Cards: Top Things to Look Out For

Fifty-six delegates signed the principal founding document of our great republic in 1776—the Declaration of Independence. At 1,458 words, the document has stood for over two centuries as one of the mightiest of all proclamations. Compared to our nation’s monumental document, a typical credit card disclosure of terms and conditions runs over 8,000 words of…