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5 Things to Know: 58% of U.S. has less than $1,000 in Savings

5 Things to Know: 58% of U.S. has less than $1,000 in Savings

The paycheck-to-paycheck issue continues to dominate the headlines. This week's in-depth piece comes from GOBankingRates, and details the tremendous challenge that a majority of the United States faces with regard to saving money.   For the past four years,...

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Get Your Finances in Order in 2019

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Get Your Finances in Order in 2019

As the calendar flipped to 2019, millions of people resolved to improve their lives in some way. Among the most popular resolutions (along with “Go to the gym” and “Eat better”) is “Save more money.” In fact, a quick look at Google Trends shows that searches for...

Putting Real Estate to Work in your Portfolio

Putting Real Estate to Work in your Portfolio

Of all the various kinds of alternative investments available for an individual investor’s portfolio, real estate is perhaps the most tangible and intuitive. By the time people have the discretionary income to become investors, they’ve probably bought and sold at...

Active vs. Passive Investing for the Individual Investor

Active vs. Passive Investing for the Individual Investor

There are two kinds of individual real estate investor: active and passive. On the surface, just from the name, you would assume that active is the better investment strategy. After all, when you think active, you think dynamic, influential, progressive: all robust...

4 Important Steps to Explaining Alternative Investments to Clients

4 Important Steps to Explaining Alternative Investments to Clients

Individual investors look to their financial advisors for skilled guidance and deep knowledge. Individuals may be experts in their own professional field, but when it comes to investments, many can feel they are on shakier footing. Investors are eager to reap the...

Fixed Income and the Changing Asset Allocation Model

Fixed Income and the Changing Asset Allocation Model

For decades, advisors and their clients adhered to the 60/40 rule, investing 60% of a portfolio in equity and 40% in fixed income. But the advent and success of alternatives has changed all that. When endowments like Harvard, Yale and Stanford produced returns that...

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