How to Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate
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How to Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate

Financial independence may sound like a fool’s errand in today’s highly cut-throat real estate marketplace. But the reality is that it’s possible for anyone to achieve it – even if someone is neck deep in debt. Regardless of your current financial woes, there’s always a way to start over. The barriers to entry in the…

What Is an Expense Ratio?
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What Is an Expense Ratio?

Investors readily acknowledge the fact that their returns will be diminished by trading commissions, account service fees, and (sometimes) taxes. Although these are typically perceived as the only costs, for the investors involved with mutual funds, unfortunately, they are not the only dents in profit. Returns from investments in index funds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded…

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Long Term, Which is Better?
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ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Long Term, Which is Better?

Once you’re ready to take the plunge and invest, the options can seem overwhelming. Should you choose stocks or bonds? Domestic investments or international funds? Does one have a better return or more advantages than another?  Mutual funds and exchange traded funds, or ETFs, are two types of investments that eliminate a lot of those…