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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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The Questions Wall Street Hopes You’re Not Asking

Part 6 of “Target-Date Investing: Ten Mistakes Wall Street Hopes You Make.” (Find the whole series here.) “Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” -Tony Robbins Mistake #10: Ask the wrong questions. (Or… ask … Continue reading

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Bridge Loans and Hard Money: An Investment Opportunity?

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” – Robert G. Allen Two weeks ago, we asked in a post about Alternative Investments:  “If not the stock market, then … Continue reading

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Alternative Investments: If Not the Stock Market, then What?

“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” -Benjamin Graham As we saw in our last post, the truth about the stock market has been obscured for too long. Mutual funds and stocks, the … Continue reading

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The Controversy Over Life Settlements

“Death takes no bribes.” – Benjamin Franklin On the surface, the concept of Life Settlements can be a bit shocking at first. Let’s face it, making money on someone else’s natural death sounds like an investment idea cooked up in … Continue reading

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Life Settlements: Why Investors Love Them to Death

“Insurance: An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.” – Ambrose Bierce, American journalist Insurance is indeed a game of odds. … Continue reading

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