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How much should you invest?
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How much should you invest?

Are alternative investments good for your portfolio? Alternative investments, or “alts”, can add diversification to your portfolio, which reduces your investment risk. They don’t have to be complex, though they certainly can be! Key takeaways: – Alternatives include any investments outside the traditional stocks, bonds, cash, and mutual funds. They include private equity, hedge funds,…

How millennials can invest in real estate
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How millennials can invest in real estate

Millennials and investing in real estate has been a hot topic for a while now. You hear jokes like….Millionaire to millennials: Lay off the avocado toast if you want a house. Millennials tend to get a bad rep. The common perception of the Millennial generation, which refers to people that were born between the years…

How to invest in REITS to minimize volatility
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How to invest in REITS to minimize volatility

When the stock market goes up one day, and then goes down for the next few days, then up again, and down…you get the picture…that’s what you call stock market volatility. If you don’t have the stomach for it, real estate investing is an option you might want to explore. What can you do about…

Alternative investing ideas besides the stock market
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Alternative investing ideas besides the stock market

New investors often assume that investing is strictly limited to the stock market. But there is a whole galaxy of alternative investments beyond the more typical stocks and bonds that everyone talks about. As your net worth grows, you might want to take your portfolio up a notch and diversify your portfolio. A properly diversified…

How to invest like a millionaire
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How to invest like a millionaire

If you want to become a millionaire, start saving as much as you can as early as you can. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again- you don’t build wealth by working more hours a day. You create wealth by taking calculated risks and being smart enough to delay gratification. The basics are…

How to diversify your portfolio
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How to diversify your portfolio

Diversification is just a fancy name for the saying: “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” Diversification is when you invest in many securities, and most investment professionals agree that diversification is the most important component of reaching long-range financial goals while minimizing risk. What is a portfolio? Investors refer to a person’s…

How to invest money to make money
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How to invest money to make money

Do you want to make more money, build wealth, and live comfortably? If your answer is yes, read on. While many of us have jobs, freelance, or started businesses, a lot of us are also still living paycheck to paycheck and are figuring out how to take things to the next level and start to…

Rule of 72 investing
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Rule of 72 investing

Have you ever wondered how long it would take to double your money? The timeframe could be anywhere from a few years to most of your lifetime, depending on the rate of return you’re earning. That brings us to the “Rule of 72.” What is the Rule of 72? The rule of 72 is a…

Why choose real estate over any other investments
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Why choose real estate over any other investments

David Swensen, the manager of Yale University’s $27 billion endowment fund, is regarded as one of the greatest investors in history and for good reason, as the fund has averaged a 12.5% per annum return for thirty years (source). His strategy in building the esteemed university’s fund is predicated around simple, common-sense investing. He detailed…