Have you ever been curious about investing in real estate? Or maybe you’re interested in diversifying your portfolio? This is a common curiosity amongst investors. However, traditional real estate is difficult to invest in - and difficult to cash out of once you’re invested. But you don’t have to put up colossal amounts of cash to get into the real estate game. You don’t … [Read more...] about What is a REIT and How Can it Make You Money?
What is a Hedge Fund?
A hedge fund is like a mutual fund for rich people. Ok, I suppose you don't technically have to be rich to invest in a hedge fund, but you pretty much do. A hedge fund is pooled money invested into multiple assets. These funds are typically private, and set up as limited partnerships. There are a limited number of investors allowed in, and all investors must be … [Read more...] about What is a Hedge Fund?
The Complete Guide to Debt Funds (And Why You Should Own Them)
Note From Kalen: I'm not an expert in debt funds, but I think they can be a great way to diversify your portfolio. Today I have Tanu Shree Jain, from Elearnmarkets, explaining debt funds and why they're one of the best kept secrets of mutual funds. Enjoy! Debt funds are mutual funds that invest in fixed income securities issued by the government and private … [Read more...] about The Complete Guide to Debt Funds (And Why You Should Own Them)
What is a 529?
Do you save for your children's education? Or do you plan to start? If you think it's important to help your child with college expenses, you are in luck, because you have some options. One of the most common ways to save for education is through a 529 plan. A 529 is like an IRA for education. Let's see how a 529 can help you... The Breakdown A 529 is an education savings … [Read more...] about What is a 529?
What is a 401k?
You have heard the term 401(k) before. You know it has to do with retirement. You may even contribute to a 401(k), but do you fully understand it? It's simple to understand what it is and how it can help you. Let me explain... The Breakdown A 401(k) is a company retirement plan. The name comes from the Internal Revenue Code: Section 401, paragraph k. Think … [Read more...] about What is a 401k?