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Passive Income Investments – Fact or Fiction

Passive Income Investments – Fact or Fiction

By in Bond, Investing, Make Money, Stocks | 17 comments

  “Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” Paul Samuelson Passive income investments are touted as a way to keep the money flowing without the work. In other words, with passive income streams your passive income investments are set up once to deliver regular cash flow. You’ll learn whether investing in real estate, stocks, and bonds are true passive income opportunities and ways to create that future income stream.  My Passive Income Investments History Is real estate a road to passive income? When I...

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How Long Until I’m Wealthy?

How Long Until I’m Wealthy?

By in Asset Allocation, Automatic Saving, Bond, Investing, Stocks, Wealth | 20 comments

“Cash confiscates capital. Long term, after taxes and inflation, the return on cash is negative.” Catherine Keating Since my mid-20’s, I made financial net worth goals for our family. I’d calculate our current net worth, add additional savings, and punch in an expected rate of return over the period, usually five to ten years. Occasionally, I go back and review prior goals. No matter what the market, over the long term we have met or surpassed the objectives. Set financial goals, make a few minor lifestyle changes and you may be surprised that you can become wealthy without a...

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Why is Asset Allocation Important? The Most Crucial Investment Concept

Why is Asset Allocation Important? The Most Crucial Investment Concept

By in Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 15 comments

MBA Series – What Makes Asset Allocation So Important? “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” The beginning of the year is portfolio rebalancing time for investors. I write a lot about investing as it is an achievable path to long-term wealth. If you don’t know what asset allocation is or much about investing at all, then this article is for you. Modern Portfolio Theory is the science that drives most of the writing about investing today. As I put the finishing touches on the university Investments class I’m teaching, I’m going to share some of the basics...

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How to Build an Investment Asset Management Strategy

How to Build an Investment Asset Management Strategy

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 11 comments

How to Outperform 70% of Active Fund Managers with a Smart Investment Asset Management Strategy This multi-part series will walk you through, step-by-step, how to create an investment asset management strategy that will maximize your returns and minimize risk. You’ll learn about various asset classes, how to choose the right mix for your risk tolerance, and how to rebalance annually. At the end of this series, you’ll have a set it and forget it approach to investing. Welcome to Part 1: How to Build an Investment Asset Management Strategy Part 2; 8 Steps to Creating a Diversified Asset Classes Portfolio Part...

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Investment Diversification Strategy – How to Figure Out My Risk Tolerance

Investment Diversification Strategy – How to Figure Out My Risk Tolerance

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Money Management, Stocks | 9 comments

Part 3: What is Risk Tolerance and How to Figure Out my Asset Classes Allocation Today’s article of this multi-part series answers the question, “How to figure out my risk tolerance”.  Part 1: In How to Build an Investment Management Strategy you learned the important research behind investing with a diversified asset classes portfolio. Part 2: Outlined the 8 Steps to Creating a Diversified Asset Classes Portfolio. Today you will learn how to figure out your risk tolerance and begin designing your own asset classes diversification strategy. “There are two kinds of investors, be they large or small: those who don’t...

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How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 23 comments

 When is Inflation Coming?  “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” Ronald Reagan It’s been more than 6 years since I wrote this original article, and inflation is just recently beginning to pick up. Inflation still hasn’t topped two percent. Is it possible that inflation will remain low indefinitely?  Or does it mean that I stink at predicting the future? Likely, I am not great at predicting the future. Yet, one of the reasons for the low recent inflation rates is vanishing. Inflation rates are correlated with...

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