Investing

Book Release: Let’s Bust the Real Estate Investing Lies!

If you’re not investing in real estate, you’re probably slowing your journey to financial independence. Over the last two centuries, around 90 percent of the world’s millionaires have been created by investing in real estate, according to the TheCollegeInvestor.com. David Greene, a Forbes contributor and host of the Bigger Pockets podcast, contends that real estate builds …

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Sudden Money: What To Do with an Inheritance or Windfall

“Impulsive decisions are soon regretted, so take your time with financial decisions.” – Kate Phillips, Total Wealth Coaching It’s the problem everyone wants to have: how should you spend a large additional sum of money?  Expected or unexpected, the result of an inheritance, business deal, or the sale of a company, home, or other property, …

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(VIDEO) More Income in Retirement

What’s BETTER Than Stocks and Bonds!? In our article, “7 Strategies for More Income in Retirement,” the seventh strategy was to consume your  assets strategically. Below is a case study for the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys that demonstrates just such a strategy! This presentation was given by Todd Langford of Truth Concepts software …

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Money Myth Video #9: Alternative Investments Are Risky!

Have you heard that alternative investments are risky? Shouldn’t you stick with mutual funds and more common investments? In this video, Kim discusses how alternative investments may actually have BETTER protection of principle than more popular stock-market based investments. Whether you’re considering investments inside or outside a retirement account, Kim busts the myth in this …

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Money Myth Video #8: The Stock Market Is the Best Place to Invest Long-Term

As Prosperity Economics Movement co-founder Kim Butler explains in this Money Myth video, the real problem with this myth is how it has LIMITED our ideas of what most people consider an “investment”! There’s nothing wrong with holding some equities in your portfolio—most people do. And while stocks can still perform well over the long …

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The Balancing Act: Are You Truly Diversified?

“Everything in life… has to have balance.” —Donna Karan Have you taken a “330,000-foot view” of your finances lately? And if you have… is your portfolio ready for whatever the market might throw at it? Are you positioned for the growth, strength, stability and cash flow you desire? To help you answer that, let’s examine …

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13 Reasons Why Your 401(k) Is Your Riskiest Investment

By Garrett Gunderson, guest writer. The 401(k) is often considered the no-brainer, gold standard of retirement plans. But far from being a bedrock retirement plan, the 401(k) started as an experiment in 1981 and still has to prove itself. Those who decided to be a 401(k) lab rat in the first test group are just starting to get back their …

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Money Myth #6: Average Rate of Return Equals Actual Rate of Return

Is the average rate of return of an investment the same as the actual rate of return? Unless the investment has a fixed rate of return (for example, earning 5% each and every year), they are NOT the same! Sometimes, they are very different. This sleight of hand is one reason that investor returns are …

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Money Myth #5: You Should Max Out Your 401(k)

It’s common advice, perhaps the most ubiquitous financial advice ever: “Max out your 401(k).” But is it the right advice for you? Probably not, says Prosperity Economics Movement co-founder, Kim Butler. And in this money myth video, she explains why, and gives you a different guideline for how much money you might want to contribute …

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