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How to Invest in Consumer Debt via Peer-to-Peer Lending

Many investors are familiar with investing in corporate and government debt through the purchase of bonds. Bonds are often attractive because they’re considered one of the safer types of investments. This is especially true of U.S. […]


Does Your Home Count Toward Your Real Estate Asset Allocation?

In asset allocation, real estate is considered an alternative investment class that should be part of every healthy portfolio. However, a common question is whether or not your home should count toward this asset class in […]


Market Timing Versus Market Awareness

Most financial advisors will recommend against any attempts to time the market. It can’t be done, they will tell you, and I agree. Timing the market or specifically identifying market tops or bottoms as opportunities to […]


Rollover: How to Move Money from 401k to an IRA

Access to a 401(k) plan is a great benefit offered by most employers. The funds you place into this account are often times matched by the employer and once deposited into the account, they are yours […]

Are Dividend Paying Stocks Safer?

Investing in stocks is a tough business these days even despite a massive multi-year rally where the markets have essentially doubled since their lows after the financial crisis a few years ago.  Many investors are still […]

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How to Invest in Gold: 6 Gold Invesment Ideas

To protect your assets during economic turmoil, some experts recommend diversifying your portfolio with a cautious amount of precious metals. Gold is considered a fairly safe wealth storage vehicle, as it’s never completely lose all value […]

Why You’re Better Off Investing in Index Funds

Investors often opt for actively managed mutual funds or ETF’s as a way to “beat the market”. Occasionally, over short spells, they may in fact beat the market. But these forays into managed funds can also […]

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Understanding the Basics of Deferred Annuities

What is an Annuity? By definition, an annuity is: A fixed sum of money paid to someone each year, typically for the rest of their life A form of insurance or investment entitling the investor to […]

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Actual vs Average Rate of Return: Stop Buying the Hype

Whenever the media discusses a market index’s return, or when mutual fund companies promote their returns over the last 3, 5, and 10-year periods, they always reference the Average Rate of Return. The average rate of […]

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