Category Archives: Investments

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…Continue Reading

Expenses that need to be Considered When Investing in your First Property

Investing in a property for the first time is a really exciting occasion. As well as all of the excitement of getting your own house or apartment, though, you also need to think about the practicalities of buying somewhere for yourself. For instance, what about the expenses of owning a property? Read on to find…Continue Reading

Regardless of Faith Is Sharia or Muslim Based Investing For You?

I recently read an interesting article on Shariah, or Islamic Law, based investing and I found it very interesting.  The article titled, “Profiting From Morality” was in November’s Issue of Investment Advisor Magazine.  Within the Article it mentioned one estimate that this niche has somewhere in the range of $900 to $1 trillion of assets…Continue Reading

Dividend Investment Portfolio December 2011 Update

Dividend Investment Portfolio December 2011 Update

If you follow my blog you may remember that my original Perpetual Income Machine eventually morphed into my dividend investment portfolio.  Now every couple months I update those specific stocks which are on my “watch list” for the following months to come. While the stocks I am purchasing change every few months, I never sell…Continue Reading

Why Young Investors Shouldn’t Shy from Stocks

The stock market has been incredibly volatile over the last couple of years, and it has caused many who are just beginning to plan for their retirement and those nearing retirement to avoid investing int the markets altogether. While for older couples nearing retirement, avoiding large amounts of investments in the stock markets is a…Continue Reading