Category Archives: Basic Investing

The Risk of Not Taking Risk

I’ve realized after all this that in order to be financially successful, you need to both cut your expenses as well as generate enough income from your assets. Continue reading

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Junior’s Investment Income May Be Taxable

Here are a few things the IRS would like us parents to know as it relates to reporting a child’s investment income: Continue reading

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My Embarassing Confession

Given that I don’t know if king.com or Facebook or any other stock is going to be a way to make a yacht-load of money, what do I tell people who ask me about stocks? Continue reading

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What’s All the Fuss About Bonds Being a Lousy Investment?

Tweet Every time I’ve talked with someone about their investment portfolio recently, the subject of owning bonds or bond funds has inevitably come up.  Most of the time, the conversations about the fixed income (bond) portion of their accounts has … Continue reading

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Should You Go For The Gold?

The place for gold in our financial portfolios is somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Continue reading

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How Real Estate Investors Can Take Advantage Of Any Economic Scenario

As long as you have positive cash flow, good tenants and property management, a fixed rate mortgage, and emergency cash reserves, you should be okay regardless of what the economy does. Continue reading

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The Challenges of Real Estate Investing

Here are some of the challenges would-be real estate investors will face: Continue reading

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Why I’m Investing in Real Estate

Here are some of the unique benefits to supplementing your other retirement investments with direct real estate: Continue reading

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The 5 Things That Really Matter When It Comes to Investing

By following these 5 simple steps, you’ll end up making a bigger difference in your net worth than trying to pick between David Swenson’s and Andrew Tobias’s recommended portfolios. Continue reading

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Understand the Facts About Target-Date Funds

If you are investing in anything, be sure you understand how the investment works at least on a basic level. Continue reading

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