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Investing 101

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….

September 25, 2020

What should I do with my 401 (k) when my job ends?

About 55 million Americans contribute to a 401(k) plan through their employer. And according to a January 2018 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person changes jobs…

Advanced Investing

Active versus passive investing — what’s right for you?

You might have some preconceived notions of what it means to be an active or passive investor. Visions of feverishly checking stock charts across three screens at 4 a.m. or…

November 25, 2020

The 2020 Case for Alternative Assets

Alternative assets have been around for a few years, but the current market uncertainty and stock volatility has pushed them into the spotlight. Combined with bond returns and savings accounts…

November 6, 2020

What is a donor advised fund?

It’s the beginning of the holiday season, and the urge to give back is strong. If you’re thinking about how to give money to worthy causes this season, you might…

October 30, 2020

Elections – how they impact investing and the stock market

The presidential election next week is going to be monumental for many reasons, but it’s more clear than ever that the two presidential candidates are running on very different promises…

Personal Finance

The psychological triggers that lead to spending

If any year could make even the most well-intentioned budgeters fall prey to emotional spending, it would be 2020. So, if you’ve spent a little more than you wanted to…

November 24, 2020

The Biggest Money Mistakes People Make in a Recession

Many of us are having to deal with a situation that we weren’t anticipating for a long, long time: an economic downturn, combined with high rates of unemployment and creeping…

November 20, 2020

Should You Continue Your FIRE Journey During the Pandemic

The Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement has always been about freedom and choice. During a pandemic, many people feel frustrated and upset because some of the freedoms they might…

November 17, 2020

How to Teach Your Kids About Investing

If you’ve recently started learning about personal finance, you may be feeling some regret at not knowing about investing and saving earlier. That’s why teaching kids about investing basics at…

Real Estate

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…

February 14, 2020

Why More and More People are Choosing Indirect Ownership of Real Estate for Wealth Creation

“Buying real estate has made me rich,” says Barbara Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Group and a judge on Shark Tank. Corcoran is not alone in believing that investing in…