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February 21, 2020
Is gold a good investment in 2021

Is Gold a Good Investment? Understand the Pros & Cons

We’ve all heard and seen the “buy gold” advertisements on radio and television. Usually, a paid celebrity will talk about how “bad” the markets can be and then pitch a gold product. The question is, how much attention should we give to these ads? Is gold a good investment? They tell us if the stock market crashes, this is one investment that won’t go belly up. However, gold is always compared to stocks, not fixed incomes like bonds.
December 23, 2019
Real Estate Investing indepth

Real Estate Investing for Business Owners – An In-depth Guide

Lately, we’ve been taking an expansive look at the world of investing – basic investment strategies, retirement accounts, risk tolerance, etc. In today’s article, we’re going to explore all sides of real estate investing, including when, where, and why to invest. So get comfy, grab a slice of pizza, and join me on this deep dive into real estate as an investment .
December 10, 2019
which are best active or passive mutual funds

Should I Invest in Active or Passive Mutual Funds or ETFs

I get asked about today’s topic on a pretty regular basis so I thought now would be a great time to discuss active and passive mutual funds and ETFs. I am including exchange-traded funds because, in recent years, some ETFs have become active. In today’s blog, I am going to explain the difference between active and passive funds as well as some of the pros and cons of investing in these types of funds. Whichever one is right for you, let’s make the choice a financially simple one!
December 3, 2019
How To Minimize Taxes When Selling Real Estate

How To Minimize Taxes When Selling Real Estate

Recently, I provided an expansive look at real estate investing. I detailed why you should invest, when to do so, and how to pay for it. With today’s article, I’d like to take that a step further and show you how to maximize your return on investment by explaining how to minimize your taxes when selling real estate investment properties. There are a lot of different ways to reduce your tax bill but by the end of this blog entry, you will be able to sell with confidence, knowing the most effective and legal ways of mitigating your tax burden. So join me as I make selling your real estate investments financially simple!
November 12, 2019

Investing In Your Own Business: Not Always The Best Strategy

As we continue our deep dive into the world of investments, I’d like to talk about an investment strategy that you may not have considered as a business owner. Because of the fact that I’m a business strategist, you might be surprised to hear me say I recommend NOT investing in your business… at least not solely. Although it may seem counterintuitive, you should be investing in assets that are outside of your business. Join me as I explain why investing in your own business may not always be the best long-term strategy.
October 24, 2019

Investment Basics Part II – Risk Tolerance & Investment Horizon

In my last article, I outlined the basic asset types that are involved in investing. Just as important as knowing the types of assets that are available for you to invest in, is knowing just how much risk you’re willing, able to take and, ultimately, should take. Of course, you want to keep your portfolio balanced, but there are different investment strategies that can come into play when you know what risks to take for your individual needs. So join me as I continue with part two of investment basics where I will explain risk tolerance and give you the opportunity to take a free risk tolerance assessment!