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Can’t Stomach Stock Market Volatility? Try Real Estate Investing
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Can’t Stomach Stock Market Volatility? Try Real Estate Investing

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…

A Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Investments
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A Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Investments

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 Become a Millionaire: Spend Less so You Can Invest More
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How to Become a Millionaire: Spend Less so You Can Invest More

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…

Diversification is Something You Should Do Now. Here’s Why.
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Diversification is Something You Should Do Now. Here’s Why.

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…

Hard Work Will Not Help You Build Wealth. Here’s 3 Steps That Will
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Hard Work Will Not Help You Build Wealth. Here’s 3 Steps That Will

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 and the Power of Compounding Interest
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Rule of 72 and the Power of Compounding Interest

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…

Invest like the best by considering real estate
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Invest like the best by considering real estate

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…

From The Average Joe To Becoming a Pro at Investing in Real Estate
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From The Average Joe To Becoming a Pro at Investing in Real Estate

The Average Joe, Where to Begin? If you wanted to start investing in real estate, how would you do it? Would you drive around your local neighborhoods looking for homes to flip? Would you call a financial advisor to lock away a lump sum in a REIT? Chances are you probably don’t know where to start,…

How the Alternative Investment Market Continues to Grow
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How the Alternative Investment Market Continues to Grow

With nearly half of 2017 gone already, the alternative investment market continues to see new investors enter the market. While financials have slowly been rising back to levels that we haven’t seen in years, many are not running back to the once trusted avenues for investing. Instead, these investors are turning to alternative investments and…