Category Archives: ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hard Money, Hard Lessons: 3 Private Mortgage Investing Mistakes to Avoid

“The chappies you’d like to lend money to won’t let you, whereas the chappies you don’t want to lend it to will do everything except actually stand you on your head and lift the specie out of your pockets.” – … Continue reading

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Should You Liquidate Your 401(k) Early?

“I would blow up the system and restart with something totally different.” – Ted Benna, “father” of the 401(k), as told to MarketWatch.com As investors start to educate themselves about investing, many begin to realize that their 401(k) might not … Continue reading

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Life Settlement Investments: Pros and Cons and Facts

“This might be the best investment you’ve never heard of.” – Kevin Nichols, private equity fund manager Are You an Investor Seeking Stock Market Alternatives? We think that people are tired of the word “investment” meaning only the stock market. … Continue reading

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Not-So-Smart Planning: Is “Conventional Wisdom” Threatening Your Financial Future?

My Conversation with Elder law Attorney Nicole Wipp on the Smart Planning 101 Podcast “Financial Planning Does Not Work.” – Nicole Wipp Nicole Wipp of the Smart Planning 101 Show  is an Elder Law Attorney who grew up in a … Continue reading

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Peer Lending Investing Success Story: Beating the Odds (and the Experts)

“…peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has finally earned its place on an income investor’s menu.” -Forbes.com Nat Harward is no average 20-something. He owns a strategy consulting firm which he started in 2012 after being an account manager at a New York … Continue reading

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Peer to Peer Lending: How Investors Are Earning Double-Digit Returns… by Helping Strangers!

“If you haven’t heard of Peer to Peer Lending you are missing out on what is turning to be a very hot investing opportunity.” Jeff Rose, The Huffington Post If you’ve read our blog for long, you’ll know we don’t … Continue reading

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The Life Insurance Commission Shock: Whole Life Commissions vs. Mutual Fund Expenses

“Last week I bought a life insurance retirement policy. All I’ve got to do is keep up the payments for 15 years, then my agent can retire.” How much commission does a life insurance agents make? You might be very … Continue reading

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