The Obvious Alternative Investment

      Rental homes can be a natural alternative investment choice for homeowners because they are already familiar with houses. Maintenance on a rental is not that much different than on your personal home. The same plumbers, painters and other workmen can be used to...

Dial Down Risk for Retirement 

  There is certainly no shortage of retirement planning strategies available to individuals who actually take the time to consider them. What most financial experts do agree on is that the closer you are to retirement, the less time you have to recover from a loss....

6 Reasons for Rentals

  Rental homes have several distinct advantages compared to alternative investments. These advantages coupled with the opportunity for a higher yield make it a clear choice for some investors. Most investments must be paid for in cash. Stocks can be purchased with 50%...

Other People’s Money for College

  Consider the goal of funding a childs college education in the future. If other peoples money in the form of a scholarship is not a possibility, there still may be another way to use some other peoples money.A $25,000 investment into a mutual fund paying 5% would...

Down Payment Problem – Are You Sure?

There is increasing difficulty for first-time home buyers to save for their down payment as indicated in the graph. Several factors that contribute to this trend include rising rents, rising home prices, student loan debt and flat wages. Some would-be buyers feel they...