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Real Estate Investing, Pt 2: More than Just Collecting Rent

Real Estate Investing, Pt 2: More than Just Collecting Rent

A tight apartment rental market and rising rent environment are leading some investors down the path to property ownership. But wannabe landlords might first consider the risks: middle-of-the-night calls for broken pipes and a potential revolving door of renters. It's not as easy as simply collecting a rent check each month.

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Buying Better Beef: Restaurant-Quality Steak At Home?
October 9, 2015

Buying Better Beef: Restaurant-Quality Steak At Home?

The palate-pleasing filet mignon that once came only from a steakhouse is more and more available right at home—if you know how to get it. Prime-grade beef is ...

More than Turn-Key: Financing Real Estate Investment Property
October 7, 2015

More than Turn-Key: Financing Real Estate Investment Property

Ready to dip a toe—or maybe both feet—in the real estate market? Are you aiming to become the next Donald Trump one square foot at a time? The appeal ...

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Trading Office Design: Best Move for Your Head? Just Stand Up
October 2, 2015

Trading Office Design: Best Move for Your Head? Just Stand Up

Whether it’s your home-based trading hub or the professional office that’s like your second home, designs for cubicles, conference rooms, and desks look a lot ...

Maximize Social Security Payments: Married Couples
September 30, 2015

Maximize Social Security Payments: Married Couples

The rule of thumb, many retirement experts say, is to postpone taking your Social Security benefits for as long as you can until you turn 70. That’s when you can get ...

From School to Real-World: My Advice to College Students
September 28, 2015

From School to Real-World: My Advice to College Students

You can’t tell me that you don’t need to know at least the basics of personal finance. Sure, you all know how to earn and spend money, but knowing how to ...

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Harvard at Home? Consider a Massive Open Online Course
September 25, 2015

Harvard at Home? Consider a Massive Open Online Course

It’s officially fall and the kids are back in school. Maybe it’s time for you to hit the books, too? The idea of returning to college can be daunting. Between an ...

How to Maximize Social Security Payments: Tips for Singles
September 23, 2015

How to Maximize Social Security Payments: Tips for Singles

Navigating the labyrinth of the Social Security system can be confusing and overwhelming. And don't expect any help from the folks at the administration, as they ...

Ladies, Need a Trading or Hobby Haven? Build a Luxury 'She Shed'
September 18, 2015

Ladies, Need a Trading or Hobby Haven? Build a Luxury 'She Shed'

Virginia Woolf once wrote about the importance of having “a room of one’s own.” Men have their “man caves,” but a new housing trend acknowledges that ...

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Four Prime Leaf-Viewing Drives Powered by Cheaper Gas
September 11, 2015

Four Prime Leaf-Viewing Drives Powered by Cheaper Gas

Cooler, crisper air means fall is on the way and with it, beautiful leaf-viewing drives to soak up Mother Nature’s palette. Thanks to the still-low price of crude oil and ...

More Millennials Want to Buy Their First Homes; Just Not Alone
September 10, 2015

More Millennials Want to Buy Their First Homes; Just Not Alone

It looks like more millennials are finally looking to move out of Mom and Dad’s place. Some 67% of a group surveyed by TD Bank said they’re making plans to fly ...

Buy Global, Drink Local: Mail Order Wine Clubs on the Rise
September 4, 2015

Buy Global, Drink Local: Mail Order Wine Clubs on the Rise

Direct-to-consumer wine sales have become popular in the past few years, with mail order wine clubs making it easier for casual sippers and aficionados alike to ...

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Financial Therapist? A New Trend among Money Professionals
September 2, 2015

Financial Therapist? A New Trend among Money Professionals

Rick Kahler, a financial therapist in Rapid City, SD, recalls the time a prospective client requested a new retirement planner, pronto. The broken relationship ...

Go From Cook to Chef with an Investment in a Handmade Knife
August 28, 2015

Go From Cook to Chef with an Investment in a Handmade Knife

Why spend a grand on a handmade knife when you can buy a mass-produced, German-made, all-purpose kitchen knife for $80? Because your cutting skills ...

Fruit-of-the-Month? Check Out These Luxury Subscription Boxes
August 21, 2015

Fruit-of-the-Month? Check Out These Luxury Subscription Boxes

Demand for subscription boxes—monthly, crated surprises that harken back to their ancestral fruit-of-the-month clubs—has exploded. Great for ...

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First Job? Develop Solid Saving and Spending Habits Now
August 19, 2015

First Job? Develop Solid Saving and Spending Habits Now

Congratulations! You've earned that college diploma and landed your first “real” job. Your parents are happy to have you off their payroll, but now it's all up to you.

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