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Investing 101

Double Diversification: Asset Classes and the Options Within Them

When it comes to investing, one thing most would agree on is the importance of diversification. But does it really matter? The short answer is yes, it matters. Diversification is…

December 17, 2019

Investment Choices for Long-Term Investors

Spending the time to build a portfolio of stocks and then actively managing it isn’t for everyone. Nor is simply leaving cash in a savings account where it’ll just gather…

December 12, 2019

5 Interesting Alternatives

If you’ve ever thought that investing in stocks or bonds isn’t interesting enough, then this article is for you. We explore five interesting alternative investments that you can get into….

November 26, 2019

Three Factors to Investigate Before Buying a Dividend Stock

Dividend paying stocks provide investors a great way to generate income. Periodically, usually every quarter, the company pays a cash dividend to the shareholders. A shareholder can either keep the…

Advanced Investing

The Bad Times Investment Guide

Sometimes it’s hard to read the economic news. One day you’re sitting pretty, and the next day may include a slight panic attack brought on by news or current events….

January 7, 2020

Three Stock Market Sectors to Focus on in 2020

One of the most difficult tasks for every investor is finding the best sectors to focus on every year. Though many experts suggest that investors should focus on investing in…

December 23, 2019

Target Date Funds: What They Are & How to Make Your Own

Target date funds. They’re investment packages sold to investors as simple solutions to a lifetime of investing. But what exactly is a target date fund? And why would you want…

December 9, 2019

How Hard Assets Like Real Estate Help Protect Against Inflation

Inflation is a growing concern for many people, including those who are working to build their portfolio and savings. Hard assets, such as gold and silver, have long been considered…

Personal Finance

6 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Financial Future

Few people set out to sabotage their finances, yet many otherwise intelligent men and women do just that! From simple oversights to deliberate actions, these individuals reduce their earning power,…

January 13, 2020

2020, The Year of the Side Gig

It’s 2020— just about anyone can rent out their guest room, deliver groceries, walk adorable dogs, or even write articles online to generate extra cash. But what’s even crazier is…

January 10, 2020

Need Extra Cash? 10 Ways to Generate Passive Income

If you think your job is the only way to earn an income, you might want to think again. The income you gain from your employer is certainly important, but…

January 2, 2020

6 Straightforward Ways to Improve Your Finances in the New Year

For most people, a little more money would make life go more smoothly. But increasing your income isn’t the only way to put extra cash in your pocket.  Effective personal…

Real Estate

Deep Dive on Multifamily Housing

Multifamily residential housing is technically known as multi-dwelling units or MDU. This classification represents multiple housing units within a single building or within several buildings in a single complex. Units…

January 14, 2020

Your Real Estate Pro-Forma Cheat Sheet

There’s little doubt that commercial real estate can be challenging to learn. Its potential is far-reaching, and opportunities exist across the board. It’s worth learning as much as you can…

December 19, 2019

Different Property Classes

Investing in real estate is becoming increasingly mainstream. The main reason it has become such a sought after asset is that it outperforms all other asset classes. That’s why institutional…

November 18, 2019

Implementing a Value-Add Strategy in Multifamily Real Estate Investing

If you’ve decided to invest in multifamily real estate– great choice. Now come some decisions. Do you prefer to invest in projects that entail ground-up new construction? Or maybe you…