Cash Flow Investments: REITs and Agency Mortgages

Real estate investment trusts are a favorite among cash flow-seeking investors. By law, REITs must return 90% of their operating earnings back to shareholders in the form of dividends. While this similarity makes REITs look like cookie-cutter investments, they are anything but. Let’s run through the several different types of mortgage REIT investments: Agency Mortgage […]

5 Warning Signs You’re Being Scammed

I hate being pessimistic, but it can be hard NOT to be pessimistic sometimes, especially when it comes to people and crime.  Millions of individuals are scammed each year in the United States, and they don’t have to be if they are just a little vigilant and know what to look for. Here are some things you […]

How Safe Are Your Finances From Your Kids?

Having kids can be a a huge joy in life, but it is also a huge financial obligation.   There are so many different costs involved in raising a child, from the added basics like food, to the costs of education, and more. The USDA has calculated the costs of raising a child for both single […]

8 Simple Steps to Networking Like a BOSS

We’ve all heard it.  “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It sounds great but what does that really entail? See college believes that you should be knee high in homework yet one of the most important factors of intelligence and wisdom is OTHER people. College is incredibly difficult with balancing school, friends, family, […]