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You Cannot Eat or Drink Gold

From natural disaster after natural disaster, to terrorist act after terrorist act, there are a lot of things going down in the world right now. The Survivalism Industry (did you know that was even a “thing?”) has even started to go mainstream. If you need evidence, just consider that Costco is now selling a year’s […]


Real Estate Partnerships

Real Estate Partnerships – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Complexity of Real Estate Partnerships Owning investment real estate can be a complicated undertaking. Add in real estate partnerships and the complexity only increases. However, real estate can be a valuable part of your investment portfolio. It provides asset diversification, a hedge against stock market and interest rate fluctuation, and an opportunity for appreciation […]


recording your assets

Recording Your Assets Now Will Cover Your Ass(ets) for Later

You’re at Risk if You’re not Recording Your Assets From maintaining farmland to purchasing real estate investment properties to  owning jewelry to possessing all kinds of precious metals in general, or even delving into collecting wines and fine art and other valuables, having tangible assets can not only be a fun hobby to cultivate, but […]


investing in comics

Super Gains for Superheroes? Check out Investing in Comics

Is Investing in Comics Big Money, Big Fun- or Both? If you’ve ever thought that investing in comics is for the birds, you could be missing out. It’s well-known that diversifying your portfolio with hard, tangible assets is a sound choice. But how much money can comic book investing actually garner? There are conflicting notions […]


real estate exit strategy

An “Eject Button” is not a Viable Real Estate Exit Strategy

If you ever watch Saturday morning cartoons, you may notice that every time a hero like Bugs Bunny gets stuck in a tight spot, there is always an “eject” button to catapult him safely out of danger. Not only is this entertaining to watch, but it also offers up a valuable lesson for adults: You […]


kenny g investing

Kenny G Investing in Stuff is Good Entertainment- and Good Business

Best-selling smooth jazz musician Kenneth Gorelick, affectionately known by his stage name, Kenny G, doesn’t drink coffee, but he does own some. Are you buying it? Actually, you probably are. That’s because it’s not just ANY coffee business–it’s Starbucks. As an early investor in the Seattle chain, Gorelick’s stock soared after the company’s IPO — […]


timeshare ownership

Timeshare Ownership is the Fabulous Getaway You’ll Never Escape

Timeshares are one of those things people love to hate. Sort of like network marketing or President Trump. Lots of bad press, but enough positive aspects and flashy hype that people keep coming back wanting more. But are they really as bad as they seem? Timeshare Ownership: The Frenemy of the Real Estate World While […]


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Survey Says: Investing in Real Estate is the Popular Choice Among Americans

The U.S. real estate market continues to improve thanks to greater confidence in the housing market, and with the upward movement comes more cash flowing for investing in real estate. There are a number of different ways to get involved in real estate investments depending on what you, the investor, are looking for. It’s a […]


Real Estate Investment Portfolio Diversity

Real Estate Investment Portfolio Diversity is Sound Strategy

Experienced financial advisors point out to clients that real estate investment portfolio diversity will help reduce risk in their overall portfolio. You can achieve this in the stock market by purchasing several different stocks, or by investing in a fund that holds multiple stocks. Diversification in real estate works much the same way. Investors can […]


Baseball Card Investments

Home Run Hobby? Baseball Card Investments May Mean Cash for Collectors

Baseball Card Investments Craze We reported in 2014 on the death of Sy Berger as a tribute to the man who was a longtime Topps executive and widely considered to be the father of the modern-day baseball card. In fact, Berger invented card that inspired what the Economist called a “classic financial mania” – baseball card […]


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