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I posts educational articles, commentaries, my actual stock/ bond/ real estate/ tax lien investments, and more.

Be sure to read through all my past entries! You can click on the tags at the right to go to posts by topic.

Why Aren’t Millennials Saving Money?

saving money

An interesting article came out today in The Atlantic called Why Aren’t Millennials Saving Money? The author, Bouree Lam, states that the biggest impediment to saving money is the high cost of living in cities, which makes saving impossible. Lam cites a The Wall Street Journal report that adults under 35 have a savings rate of -2 percent. Saving… Read more »

Emotions And Investing | Successful Investing

Investor’s Business Daily (www.investors.com) is currently running a series of articles on emotions and investing. Dealing with emotions and money is a very important part of investing success.  In fact, their effect plays a major part in how well you do financially. Emotions Are Not Your Friend! Emotions are not your friend when it comes to investing.  The primary emotions… Read more »

Growth Stocks Getting Crushed | Stock Market Investing

Growth Stocks - AMZN chart

Over the last couple of months and especially in the last few days, growth stocks  (also known as momentum stocks) have been getting hammered.  Leading growth stocks such as Twitter (TWTR), 3D Systems (DDD), Solar City (SCTY), Amazon (AMZN), Qihoo 360 (QIHU), FireEye (FEYE), Splunk (SPLK), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), and even Whole Foods (WFM) have seen declines… Read more »

Top 10 Mistakes Investors Make In Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Investing

Real estate investing can be fun and exciting, yet it is easy to make mistakes and end up with a poor investment. I have compiled what I think are the top ten mistakes that investors make when investing in real estate.  If you can avoid making these 10 mistakes, you will be well on your… Read more »

Fannie Mae Programs For Real Estate Buyers

Fannie Mae First Look and Home Path program

Fannie Mae is currently offering special deals on foreclosed property purchases through their Home Path and First Look programs. Fannie Mae’s programs give priority to buyers (especially first-time buyers) who are looking to purchase a home to live in, not rent.  Investors who intend to rent out or sell the properties are forced wait 20-30… Read more »

Investing Like Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Warren Buffett is widely considered the best stock investor in history.  He is a billionaire today in part because he invests in the stocks of companies for the long-term.  He holds many stocks such as Coca Cola, American Express, The Washington Post, Proctor & Gamble, and others that he bought back in the… Read more »

Stock Market Corrections – Put Them To Use!

As the stock market is currently in a correction, now is not the time to forget about stock investing.  Smart investors use corrections as a time to prepare for the next upleg. Great opportunities are created out of stock market corrections.  Corrections serve to temper or reduce excessive bullishness or optimism, and bring stocks back… Read more »

QIHU trade exit

This morning I exited the remaining 50% position in Qihoo 360 (QIHU) position at $88.22.  I originally bought QIHU at $35.29 on May 6, 2013. The signs are there that the stock market is about to undergo its biggest correction since the bottom of the financial crisis in 2009.  If am am wrong, then I… Read more »

History of Mortgage Rates

I received an email from Zillow.com with an interesting history of mortgage rates over the last 42 years. For real estate investors, it is invaluable to see where interest rates have been.  It also gives us clues where interest rate may go in the future. Click on the image to go to Zillow and see… Read more »

Gold and Silver Update – December 19, 2013

The big headline today was “Gold sinks below $1,200, the lowest in 3 years”.  Let’s talk a bit about the precious metals, and what this year’s bear market means for gold and silver investors going forward. Gold closed down $41.40 today to close at $1,193.60. This is the lowest close for gold since August 2010…. Read more »