Fundrise – 2019 Review

Fundrise is an online real estate investing platform that allows investors to invest in commercial and real estate through crowdsourcing.  One of the advantages of Fundrise is that its investments are open to anyone.  You need not be an accredited investor to … [Read More...]

Investing

annualized returns

Why Your Investment Returns Could Be Lower Than You Think

Have you ever heard to expect a 10-12% return if you correctly invest in the stock market? I’ve heard that, many times. Sure, others are out there promising massive returns on penny stocks and other immediately gratifying—but highly illusive—investment … [Read More...]

Infographics

Is Being Wealthy Really Worth It?

The ancient pharaoh's of Egypt were certainly wealthy, but they are not doing too hot now. In modern times most people still want to be rich. Given that it is a pretty difficult task to go from poor to wealthy in a lifetime, we ask the question; is it … [Read More...]

affordable wine

Finding Affordable Wine: Great Wine on a Budget

If you are a wine drinker, you know that not only are the choices endless but so are the range of prices. You can spend as little as a few dollars all the way up to hundreds or even thousands for a bottle. So, where do you start? I've compiled a short list of … [Read More]

who is jason bond

Who is Jason Bond? A Quick Review

I’ve seen ads lately for a gentleman named Jason Bond. He's selling an investment strategy promising to make you tons of money via stock trading. You know what they say about something sounding too good to be true. I decided to research to find out about this … [Read More]

alternative heat sources

Staying Warm in the Winter With Alternative Heat Sources

Winter is in the air here in the Northeast, and it’s time to start thinking about heating the home for the upcoming season. There are many options to keep warm in winter. Obviously, there might be limits where you live and the type of primary furnace you have, … [Read More]

30k millionaire problems

The Problems That Come With Being a 30K Millionaire

I’ve recently been introduced to the concept of the 30K millionaire. Apparently, the concept has been around for several years, but I first heard of it about a month ago.  So, what exactly is a 30K millionaire?  I decided to do some research and share what I … [Read More]

buying a second home

Buying a Second Home Part II

Good news since my first article on buying the cabin. Everything is a go. The appraisal came back favorable on my primary residence, and there will be plenty of cash at closing to buy the cabin outright. The official closing is later this week, but I wanted to … [Read More]

financial advice

Getting the Best Financial Advice – Who Influences You?

We all have influences and we all want to make sure we get the best financial advice. Other people often shape who we become, what we believe, and how we act. So, who influences me from a financial standpoint? I have had several influences. I’ll share a few of … [Read More]