Wednesday , 21 February 2018


Lorimer Wilson

10 Real Estate Calculations To Help You Analyze An Investment Property Effectively

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Investing in a property can be exciting, but taking the time to properly analyze your deal is paramount. In some cases, what may seem like a good deal at first glance may actually cause financial pitfalls long-term. Similarly, when comparing two or more possible investment opportunities, one property may seem to offer a great investment up front, while the other actually offers the best return over time. In order to uncover the best possible investment deals, commit the following real estate investing calculations to memory:

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What Is the Likelihood Of High Inflation?

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Recent economic data has bond yields jumping a little bit on the worry of higher future inflation. According to many this is the main concern behind the recent volatility in stock and bond markets so let’s see if we can’t put some of this data in perspective so we can better understand the risks to our portfolios.

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Averaging Down: Bad Strategy?

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Whenever some financial “pundit” says that the best way to get into a stock is by averaging down, we sometimes cringe. Why? Because, at best, you’ll be getting into a stock at a lower average price...but more importantly, you can be getting into a stock that’s poised to sink much, much lower and that’s a risk no one wants to take.

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Here’s What Happens If You Don’t Have A Will In Place When You Die

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Americans are really falling down on the job when it comes to estate planning in part because we just don't want to think about our own mortality and it can be hard to worry too much about what will happen to our assets after we're gone since we won't be around to see it but dying intestate does have some pretty serious consequences, even though you won't be the one experiencing them. Here's the sobering truth about what happens if you don't have a will in place when you die.

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Portfolio Diversification: Do You Need It?

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Do you really need portfolio diversification?...Everyone assumes that broad asset class portfolio diversification is advantageous...[as it] reduces the risk associated with events that can trigger a decline in any one asset class...[and makes] financial planning more reliable and predictable by reducing the variations in portfolio performance from year to year. Simply put, portfolio diversification is a sound investment practice but, [that said,] exactly how much risk reduction, in actual numbers, is obtained through application of this philosophy? [Bottom line, is] asset class diversification all that it’s cracked up to be? This article...addresses...the benefits of diversification among various classes.

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Understanding Debt & How to Make Better Financial Decisions In Avoiding It

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Debt plagues millions of Americans every day. It is such a common problem that many of us don't even think twice about what we owe, or how we landed in such a predicament. The simplest explanation is that debt happens when you spend more than you earn but it's not actually that simple when real life steps in. Unexpected events and bad planning...can leave you facing big debt that may take years to pay off. By understanding some of the main causes of debt, we can make better financial decisions in avoiding it. Let's take a look at some of the worst offenders.

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3 Stocks Buffett Likes & 3 He Doesn’t

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Warren Buffett has revealed the fourth-quarter trades of his $191 billion Berkshire Hathaway Inc. fund. The result: a valuable glimpse into which 3 stocks Buffett likes, and 3 he doesn’t.

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