When I tell people I invest in real estate, I generally get one of two comments: Why would you invest in real estate? That's way too much work. I don't need that kind of stress in my life. I would love to invest in real estate, but I don't have any money. If you're in the first category, I get it. Investing in real estate is not exactly passive, but I enjoy (most) … [Read more...] about How to Invest in Real Estate With No Money (The Truth)
There is a lot of confusion around retirement, and particularly recommended retirement savings by age. How much should you have saved by age? And how much do you need in retirement? A lot of words have been written to try to answer these questions, but the real answer is...it's complicated. It's not complicated because the math is hard, or there is some secret the … [Read more...] about Recommended Retirement Savings by Age – Are You Saving Enough?
So you have $1,000 and you want to turn it into more. Congratulations! You are already ahead of over 60% of people who couldn't even come up with that amount in an emergency. But how can you invest $1,000 and double it, triple it, or even more? Depending on your skills, tolerance for risk, and timeline there are all kinds of ways to invest 1,000 dollars and turn it a lot … [Read more...] about How to Invest 1,000 Dollars (and Double It!)
This is Part 1 of a series discussing how we got involved in real estate and how it evolved over the years from a single rental house to our current rental portfolio and all the house flips and real estate agent commissions in between. UPDATE: See Part 2 - How We Bought Our First Rental Property If you had asked me a few years ago if I would own rental properties, or if I … [Read more...] about An Accidental Empire: How We Got Started in Real Estate Investing
The landscape of personal finance apps is constantly changing. There are so many choices it is hard to figure out which are the best money apps out there. In my quest for the absolute best money apps, I have downloaded dozens and only a few have made the cut to stay on my phone. I'm always looking for the next best app to try - whether it be related to budgeting, … [Read more...] about The Absolute Best Money Apps (According to These Financial Bloggers)