Until this summer, Matt Berna had an unusual tradition: Every year, he moved to a new apartment. After doing this for 9 years, the 27-year-old inside sales professional decided enough was enough."Yeah, I’ve been moving since I was 18," says Matt, "and I was getting sick of it. I’m really good at packing and moving, though. I’ve had lots of practice."Part of the reason Matt moved so frequently was that he enjoyed getting to know different areas of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It also taught him which Read more [...]
Although experienced investors say guarding their retirement savings during market volatility is a top priority, more than half aren’t aware that index funds won’t protect their nest eggs against market downturns, according to a recent survey.
The survey, “The Wisdom of Experience,” explored the outlook and attitudes of investors age 50 and older with $100,000 or more in investable assets. It was commissioned by American Funds, a family of mutual funds from Capital Group, which manages approximately Read more [...]
With stock market gains moving at a snail’s pace over the past decade, some experts have their sights set on the not-so-new darling of the trading world — penny stocks.
Generally described by the Securities Exchange Commission as stocks that trade for less than $5, penny stock trading is not for the faint of heart and can be a risky proposition. There is potential, however, for a higher return on your investment — in layman’s terms, you could get a better bang for your buck.
As risky as Read more [...]
A place to call home is a value deeply rooted in American culture. Despite challenging economic times, many homeowners are reinvesting in the American dream by making improvements to their homes. Many smart investments have come to light, which can help homeowners save money on their utility bills while saving money on next year’s tax return.
To simplify taking advantage of the latest tax credits, CertainTeed Corporation has launched a new online resource, www.certainteed.com/energytaxcredit. Read more [...]
Sensible investment and wealth management requires a balance between your risk profile and investment portfolio volatility. Both of these factors can be combined to make up your investment policy and investment philosophy.
Sensible investment and wealth management requires a balance between your risk profile and investment portfolio volatility.
Both of these factors can be combined to make up your investment policy and investment philosophy.
It's important to understand that your risk profile Read more [...]
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between successful people and mediocre people? It's the willingness to answer the door when opportunity knocks. Do you hear something? I think opportunity is knocking…
Are you afraid of success? I used to be, and it almost kept me from achieving my goals. I used to think that successful people were smarter and more talented than the rest of us. WRONG! Want to know Malcolm Forbes' secret to success? “Try hard Read more [...]
As Vice President of Business Development I meet and speak with Investors,
Wealth Managers and other industry
professionals around the U.S. and abroad.
It’s my job to identify investor trends to help us stay ahead of market conditions;
where they invest, what they invest in and more specifically who they invest with and why.
At a recent mastermind session we discussed the strategy and importance
It doesn’t matter if you have been in the real estate investing business for 2 months or 20 Read more [...]
Many first time investors think that they should invest all of their savings. This isn’t necessarily true. To determine how much money you should invest, you must first determine how much you actually can afford to invest, and what your financial goals are.
First, let’s take a look at how much money you can currently afford to invest. Do you have savings that you can use? If so, great! However, you don’t want to cut yourself short when you tie your money up in an investment. What were your Read more [...]
Real Estate, Invest and SucceedBy Barrett Niehushttp://www.freetrainer.comMany people are reluctant to invest in real estate because they don't completely understand the nuances surrounding the invest...
Real Estate, Invest and Succeed
By Barrett Niehus
Many people are reluctant to invest in real estate because they don't completely understand the nuances surrounding the investment. However, once they understand the fundamentals, real estate can provide a significant Read more [...]
Taxes on wealth or simply wealth tax is the tax levied on the value of wealth owned by a person. As the term ‘wealth’ carries with it a broader meaning, generally capital transfer taxes (which include inheritance tax and gift tax), property tax, and capital gains taxes are some times invariably referred to as wealth taxes.
Taxes on wealth were first introduced in Europe, aimed at reducing the growing wealth gap between the rich and the poor. It was meant to raise revenue for addressing pressing Read more [...]