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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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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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Life Settlements 101: The Emergence of a New Asset Class

“So far as reasonable safety permits, it is desirable to give to life policies the ordinary characteristics of property. To deny the right to sell except to persons having such an interest is to diminish appreciably the value of the … Continue reading

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Investing Outside the Box: Alternative Investment Options

“There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it, and when he can.” ~Mark Twain. The word “investments” has become almost synonymous with stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, to the point … Continue reading

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