Best Short Term Investments

Best Short Term Investments

Although the returns on short term investments are usually low, they offer greater access, liquidity and security than long term investments such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and hard assets (gold or silver). While some of the best short term investments don’t pay much more in returns than your piggy bank, they are FDIC insured, […]

Vanguard vs Fidelity

Fidelity vs Vanguard

While BlackRock is the largest investment manager in terms of assets under management, when looking to invest in mutual funds, the two places you’re likely to turn are Vanguard and Fidelity. As the two biggest mutual fund companies in the United States, each have a collective $1.7 trillion in assets (including money market funds and exchanged-traded […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mutual Funds

Pros and Cons of Mutual Funds

A mutual fund is a type of professionally managed investment that allows a group of investors to pull their capital together and purchase securities, while sharing the burden of administrative and trading costs. There are many different types of mutual funds; open-ended funds sell an unlimited number of shares publicly, either in bulk or to […]

Largest Mutual Fund Companies By Assets

Top Mutual Funds

As Warren Buffet sometimes complains, having a large amount of cash to deploy in a meaningful way gets harder as the size of your company increases. For Berkshire Hathaway, the choices are limited to stocks or companies with large market capitalizations, since any sizable stock purchase of small or medium companies will drastically affect their […]

5 Safe Investments You Can Make Today

Safe Investments

Years ago, people could invest money and feel fairly secure they would eventually make a profit. Yes, there were highs and lows, but overall investors were not too concerned about losing their life savings in a financial crash or crises. In recent years, however, investments have become risky at best with huge fluctuations in valuations, especially […]

Real Estate Investors Buy Rental Home Insurance

Rental Home

One of the most common ways to becoming a millionaire is through real estate investment. Rental homes and investment properties allow you to earn passive income by having others pay off your rental’s mortgage for you. Additionally, when you decide to sell your rental properties in the future, investors will see huge investment returns and […]

Do You Need Vacant Home Insurance?

Vacant Home Insurance

As normal homeowners, we sometimes need to move before we sell our old house. Similarly, real estate investors sometimes hold a house vacant because they don’t want to rent it out or are putting together plans for renovation. Whatever the reason, it may be wise to consider vacant home insurance so any theft, fire or […]

How To Get Good Tenants – Rental Applications

Rental Application

Step 4: Accept and Scrutinize All Applications Your rental application should be simple to read, simple to follow, brief, and yet thorough. You don’t need applicants’ entire life histories to help you decide whether to rent to them. The application you use should have sections with information on the applicant’s current and previous tenancies, current and […]

How To Get Good Tenants – Prepare Your Property and Qualify Prospects

Clean Property

Step 1: Prepare Your Property Your job at this point is to fix up, paint, clean, and dress your rental property home or apartment to make it attractive enough so that a good prospect will want to rent it from you for the rent you want to charge. You will always attract the best tenants […]

Landlording – How To Get Good Tenants

For Rent

Times of vacancy put pressure on landlords. They’re loss-of-revenue times, doubtful and working times, and if you don’t own many properties, each vacancy represents a high percentage of all your rentals and you are likely to be especially anxious to get that vacant rental filled. Be anxious, but don’t be hasty. You want a smooth […]

American Politics, The Fiscal Cliff, QE3 & The Gold Market

Gold Bullion

With the United States presidential election finally having run its course, and President Barack Obama re-elected, people can finally begin to focus on the long-term effects that the election will have on financial markets around the world. Needless to say, one of the core issues of the 2012 presidential campaign in the United States was […]