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Investing 101

Infographic: The Power of Alternative Assets

Creating and maintaining wealth is not a secret —it’s a science. Alternative investing is an investment strategy that’s been used by the 1% for a long time to grow and…

October 20, 2020

Diversifying your portfolio 101

Diversification seems illogical in times to market booms: why would someone willingly buy something of less value when you could spend the same amount of money on the proven winners?…

October 9, 2020

3 common mistakes new investors make—and how to avoid them

The world of investing is a tricky one. With so much advice out there on what to buy, how to sell, and where to diversify, things can get confusing. Especially…

September 29, 2020

Managing your portfolio during a volatile market

With this year’s stock returns looking more like a roller coaster ride with every passing day, even the staunch believers of stock market returns are experiencing doubts about the future….

Advanced Investing

Why Wealth Inequality is a Problem for Everybody

In the US, almost 85% of the wealth is owned by just 20% of the population, and the bottom 40% own just 0.3 percent of it. In 1960, a chief…

January 22, 2021

Should you follow your gut when it comes to investing?

You’ve seen the movies and heard the anecdotes — a stock market genius goes against the status quo, despite constant skepticism and disbelief, and ends up making millions of dollars…

January 15, 2021

Does the 60/40 portfolio still work?

Traditional investing advice has been through a revolution in the last decade. A lot of deeply held beliefs that were challenged by the best — and the worst — stock…

January 12, 2021

Why stock picking is not a good investment strategy

There are two reasons why novice investors feel defeated by the stock market: They think investing is like betting or gambling, and are intimidated by the idea of just ‘picking…

Personal Finance

Strategies for a Sluggish Economy

Even the most optimistic investors will admit that the economy will not get that ‘U’ shaped recovery that everyone was hoping for at this time in 2020. The loss of…

February 19, 2021

4 Easy Ways to Make Doing Your Taxes Easier

It seems extremely unfair that, along with all the new financial issues brought about by a worldwide pandemic, we’re still expected to keep up with the usual chores like taxes….

February 16, 2021

The Role of Financial Literacy in Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

The racial wealth gap is real and well-documented. According to a recent study by McKinsey, Black Americans can expect to earn up to $1 million less than white Americans over…

February 12, 2021

4 Modern Black Wealth Pioneers and Lessons To Learn From Their Stories

In recent years, the number of Black-owned businesses has risen dramatically, with Black women leading the charge. These businesses have to face steeper challenges than their counterparts, but this is…

Real Estate

Types of real estate investments

Investing in real estate can be a rewarding experience and a boost to your financial portfolio. Billionaire Andrew Carnegie famously said that 90% of millionaires got their wealth by investing…

August 21, 2020

Should you rent or buy in the current housing market?

The decision of where to live is almost always based on personal circumstances or emotions. Where one lives is often attached to where they work, where their community or family…

August 4, 2020

Understanding different types of REITs

REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) are companies that invest in real estate. They pool together investors to purchase, develop, and possibly maintain real estate, and pay those investors in the…

February 25, 2020

REIT Investors Build Wealth Two Ways: Here’s How

Commercial real estate investors can make money in various ways. The two primary ways, however, are through collecting rents and properties increasing in value over time.  Today, we’ll go through…