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One of the more popular Google searches today has to do with achieving financial freedom. Since real estate investing is often part of achieving financial freedom, it’s not uncommon for people to search for the best real estate books. I’ll give you my list in this post.  When I turned 40, we reached a debt-free status, […]

Thinking about buying a home? You’re not alone. With low interest rates and the growing availability of WFH jobs, now is a great time to think about buying a home. If you’re feeling ready to make the switch from renting to owning, the first thing to figure out is how much home you can afford.  Without a clear budget, it’s easy to overspend and lock yourself into decades of challenging mortgage payments. When you start […]

The United States has very generous tax rates for investment income such as qualified dividends and long-term capital gains, as low as 0%. This is a key component of the Never Pay Taxes Again strategy. But sometimes you want (need?) to realize some large gains – say, if you are paying cash for a boat or a house, or if you are moving from a low-tax to a high-tax residence and want a massive step-up […]

Weddings seem to bet getting more and more expensive. Couples have a hard time finding ways to save money on the big event. Wedding dress rental is something that may make sense. Before you stop reading, please hear me out on this. When it comes to planning and paying for a wedding, couples should spend […]

When I first started this blog, one of my mentors (a man) told me, “you’re going to have a huge disadvantage writing a finance blog as a woman. No man will ever read it.” (Millions of views and tens of thousands of subscribers later—half of which are men—he’s been proven wrong) In engineering school, I was outnumbered 8 to 100 as a woman by my male classmates. And finally, at work, there were two male […]

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Today’s Talk Your Book is presented by Vinovest: We spoke with Vinovest CEO Anthony Zhang about investing in wine. We discuss: Why does wine go up in value over time? Collecting vs. investing in wine Is there an expiration date on wine? What is the benchmark for wine prices? The operational challenges of investing in wine How consumer preferences impact the wine world What drives those changing preferences? Who are…

This post was updated in August 2021 If you want financial freedom, then you want your money to do its share of the hard work. The good news is that your money can end up making more money than you…but first you need to get started with investing. When you buy into the stockmarket, you […]

What is socially responsible investing? Is it profitable for the investor? This guide explores everything there’s to know about socially responsible investing. Socially responsible investing is an approach that most investors are now embracing. In fact, according to a survey conducted in 2019 by Morgan Stanley, 85% of individual investors showed interest in sustainable investing, which was an increase from 75% in 2017. This approach has evolved as a thematic mechanism to investing to accommodate […]

Real estate investing is a powerful way to generate cash flow, build wealth, and increase your overall net worth. But it’s not without risks. Here are some of those risks to consider when owning rental property. Now, let’s look at what we discussed in this episode: What is a bad tenant The disadvantage of owning real estate How to tap into the equity of your place Pros and cons of loans Here’s a breakdown of […]

My investing style has always been to invest in both index funds and individual stock investments.   I’ve been interested in individual stock since college,… The post Investing Experiment: Adding to the Winners appeared first on Stop Ironing Shirts.

Episode #177 – Nasar El Arabi (aka the Real Estate Doru) lost his job at age 26 during the great recession, but he used that as an opportunity to go full-time into real estate investing by wholesaling and flipping houses. Today he has a 7-figure real estate business and a portfolio of rental properties. In [Continue Reading] The post From No Job to a 7-Figure Real Estate Investing Business – Interview with Nasar El Arabi […]

Read the original post on homelyeconomics.com! Here are the UK cashback apps you need to reduce your food shop bill. I’ve been using cashback apps on my phone for several years now, and I’ve figured out which ones I love enough to recommend to you. I’ve listed the apps I’ve used on a weekly basis, so you […] The post The Best UK Cashback Apps To Save Money On Supermarket Shopping appeared first on Homely Economics.

By Dr. James M. Dahle, Emergency Physician, WCI Founder As a speculative frenzy or mania builds, many investors start considering ways to protect their portfolio from a market crash. Sometimes this involves a change in asset allocation. However, there are a few considerations you should make before actually doing anything. In my experience, beginning investors have trouble staying the course with their investing plan at market bottoms. They panic sell, completing the devastating buy-high, sell-low […]