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Investing in Publicly Traded Equities vs. Direct Real Estate (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, a brief list of the advantages and disadvantages of investing in publicly traded equities vs. direct real estate was provided.  In this article, I will try to more directly answer the question, “which is better, stocks or real estate”? First of all, that is probably the wrong question to…

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Investing in Publicly Traded Equities vs. Direct Real Estate (Part 1)

Some investors choose to invest their savings in stocks while other others favor investing in directly real estate. Below is a brief list of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Advantages of Directly Owned Real Estate Leverage: The primary advantage of real estate is the ability to use leverage. Leverage is an investment strategy where…

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How to Use Asset Location to Increase After Tax Returns

  Most of us have heard of asset allocation – the process of dividing a portfolio’s assets across various parts of the market according to an investment plan that takes into account an investors goals and risk tolerance.  Asset location, on the other hand, is a tax minimization strategy that takes into account how different…

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CFP® and CFA: Credentials to Consider When Hiring a Financial Advisor

If you have ever met with a financial advisor, it is likely that they have several letters after their name.  As a consumer, it is important to understand exactly what these designations mean – they are not all the same and they do not all indicate the same type of expertise or accomplishment.  Some require…

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How Today’s Spending Habits Impact Your Retirement

When helping people plan for their financial future, the overriding principle that governs the advice we give is to “control what we can.”, and one of the things we have the most control over is how much we spend and how much we save. For those that are preparing for retirement, so much focus is…

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