For people living in the East and Midwest, the New Year brought a series of extreme winter storms that walloped the area with subfreezing temperatures, snow and ice storms. Named after figures in Greek and Roman mythology, these weather fronts scooped up polar air and whipped it with high winds to create a “polar vortex”
A $100 bill did not buy the same amount of things 50 years ago. Instead, the value fluctuates constantly. Recently, you may have noticed examples of fluctuating prices in places like shopping malls. While holiday sales used to happen after the holiday, retailers now offer price saving opportunities before the holiday, despite the fact that
Precious metals investing offers investors the chance to make a profit, sometimes very substantial, if they sell quickly when the price is right. But as Shawn Watkins of Investing Workshops explains it, once the deal is done, what profit an investor makes is static. In order to make more money, it’s necessary to buy more
If you’ve got an employee working for you and he or she is lazy, you’ll likely fire them. Treat your money the same way—get rid of the lazy money, or put it to work. Consider refinancing and buy more rental properties with the money you make. Refi additional loans too. Get a fixed rate mortgage.
Time You’ve probably noticed that most people have too much life left at the end of their money, and not the other way around. People are living longer and healthier, which means more money is required. As an investor, longevity can really work in your favor. As we continue to live longer, the government prints
The Landlord App For purchase on both the iPhone and Android devices, this app allows landlords to keep track of tenants, rental payments and other expenditures. The app can also provide updates on property values and home prices, and help check backgrounds of prospective tenants. AroundMe Free for iPhone and Android, AroundMe tracks properties around
Newer mobile devices make it possible to do an unprecedented range of financial business away from home. It’s possible to scan checks for deposit to a bank account, order and pay for goods from online merchants, and even accept cretin card payments for services rendered. But the very ease of doing business this way makes
Check Credentials & Background. First off your broker should be a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) professional. You can verify the validity of his registration at www.cfp.net. Ask for reference checks for your protection. Background checks are completely acceptable and highly recommended when doing business with an investor. Verify their character and the way their operations are
Inspired by Jason Hartman’s 10 Commandments of Real Estate Investing, here are a few to consider. 1. Become Better Educated Resolve to become a more savvy investor in 2014 by learning more about investing in general and your investments in particular. That way you’re more able to make smart decisions and identify questionable advice and advisors.
The HOA (Homeowners Association) is considered a non-profit entity organized to maintain the integrity and value of a particular community, not to mention their collection to monthly or annual dues. However the primary purpose of this organization is to comfort their community by addressing all matters and making adjustments to resident concerns. Most likely an HOA neighborhood