Sometimes the best returns come from unusual places. One that most savers and investors likely don’t know about are royalties. That’s not surprising, given that royalties are true alternative investments. Unless you work in an industry where royalties are common, you’re probably not remotely aware of the income potential they present. Royalties can provide a steady stream of income that ...

With all the volatility going on in the financial markets right now, I pulled a show from the archives with specific investing advice. The show originally aired at the end of 2018 when the markets were also going through a turbulent time. No matter whether you’re not sure if you’re managing your retirement account the right way or you’re hesitant ...

While index funds and EFTs are great for the bulk of your investments, what if you want something more out of your portfolio? You can certainly invest in actively managed mutual funds. But those often come with high load fees and there aren’t many that have a long track record of outperforming the market. So that pretty much leaves you ...

A quick disclaimer, before we begin: I spent more than eight years in the financial services industry as both a licensed financial advisor (FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, and 66) as well as a licensed investment advisor representative. I also sat on the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board. I left the industry in part because I do not believe that ...

By now you can probably tell we have a passion for real estate. Homebuying, investing, house hacking, etc. You’ve also probably heard of real estate crowdfunding but, like many, maybe you’ve dragged your feet. When we were introduced to Republic Real Estate (formerly known as Compound before their recent acquisition), it was through a mutual connection as a potential mentorship ...

When it comes to the stock market, we all know that slow and steady wins the race. You’ve probably seen enough Warren Buffet quotes on Instagram to know that the market is a marathon, not a sprint. But maybe you’re the type of person that doesn’t want to just “set it and forget it”. Maybe you’re a little bit of ...

The idea of hiring a financial advisor makes me very uneasy. “What’s the catch?” “This is too good to be true.” “Where’s the angle?” These are the battle cries of a man who has pledged not to be swindled, hornswoggled, or otherwise bamboozled. Perhaps it’s the Scorpio in me, but I am immediately suspicious of anyone trying to sell me ...

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is a philosophy of investing that involves investing money in companies that have a positive social impact. If you’ve ever heard the saying, “be the change you want to see,” this would be “fund the change you want to see in the world—while still making a profit.” Socially responsible investing is important for people (especially young, ...

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