Category Archives: Investments

How I Use The Google Docs Spreadsheet For Investing

I am not exactly sure how Microsoft still profits off the office suite of products considering the awesomeness that is both google docs and openoffice; although I guess they figured out the model might be currently flawed as they have recently moved to an ad based, stripped down version of the product installed on new

Real Estate as an Investment?

When you prepare to enter the real estate market for the first time, you may find that many well-meaning individuals will encourage you to buy as much house as you can with as many amenities as possible because home ownership is an investment.  You may even believe this yourself.    After all, if you plan

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

I refuse to believe that there is a male out there who is in between the age of 22 and 48 who hasn’t seen the movie Rudy.  A feel good story about Daniel Ruettiger, a scrappy little guy who works his tail off to make the Notre Dame football team despite lacking the physical ability. 

The Worst Way to Invest in Real Estate

Have you ever thought about investing in real estate? Would you try to flip your houses, or would you start creating a passive income by renting it out? Personally, I love the idea of investing in real estate and earning my passive income through rent money, but there is a good way to go about

Differences Between Nontraded REITs and Exchange Traded REITs

Outside of investing a small percentage of my bi-weekly 401(k) contributions into a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Fund, I have very little personal experience investing in these interesting vehicles, however, when I saw a FINRA Investor Alert I was curious what it had to say.  The FINRA Investor Alert was titled, “Public Non-Traded REITs