There’s nothing wrong with buying a move-in-ready home. That’s convenient. Buying a fixer-upper, that’s another story. If you’re really considering a fixer-upper, you may find yourself playing the pro and con game, and, much to your surprise, you may find that the pros outweigh the cons. Before investing in a fixer-upper, you should really ask  [ Read More ]

I’ve been advising investors for a long time. A good percentage of my Boomer clients need help with diversification. Their parents lived through the Great Depression, so many of them inherited a habit of hoarding their assets. This is one of the reasons why the Boomer population has so much of our nation’s wealth. But  [ Read More ]

When constructing a stock portfolio, it’s tempting to only pick stocks that have the highest potential return. However, it’s equally important to focus on a stock’s risk. Every stock has exposure to two types of risk. Non-systematic risk includes risks that are specific to a company or an industry. Most non-systematic risk can be eliminated  [ Read More ]

The process of investing in stocks and watching them increase or decrease can often be quite stressful, especially to those new to the stock market. It’s almost like people wish they could practice buying stocks. Interestingly enough, there is actually a simulator that has been created which reproduces settings similar to the current stock market.  [ Read More ]