How to Invest in Real Estate without Owning Real Property

If you want to invest in real estate or just diversify your portfolio you can do so fairly easily. Here’s how to invest in real estate without owning real property.

A couple weeks ago we went over ways to earn money with real estate. One key method I left out was investing in real estate without owning real property. If you want to invest in real estate or just diversify your portfolio you can do so fairly easily. Here’s how to invest in real estate without owning real property. REITs REITs are real estate investment

How to Invest in ETFs

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When you first get started investing you’ll be presented with countless options. One of the easiest ways for you to get started (and what I wish I would’ve done) is to invest in ETFs. What are ETFs Exchange Traded Funds are usually referred to as ETF’s. ETFs commonly track a basket of assets like a stock or bond index (the S&P 500 or DOW Jones,

What the Average American Family Spends on Food

How does your grocery bill stack up to your peers? Here's what the average American family spends on food and how you can spend less!

One area of spending that I’ve increased in recent months is food. It turns out that when you try to eat healthier you end up spending more money on food than when you were eating junk. My higher than normal food bills got me wondering what the average American family of four spent on food. It turns out I’m not doing quite as bad as

5 Ways to Make Money with Real Estate

If you like the thought of real estate investing there are many ways to get started. Here are five ways to make money with real estate.

I am not one to go all in on the stock market. While I think this route of investing is great for many people truth be told, I’m just not as interested in it as I am other investing avenues. One investment route that has always caught my interest is real estate. This probably stems from the fact that my family either invests in real

The Realities of Working From Home

While working from home definitely has a strong set of pros I wanted to cover the other side today – the realities of working from home.

Working at home has become a great option for many in recent years. Thanks to technology it’s easier to do than ever before, it’s flexible and if in the right field it can be a good way to earn more money. This was definitely the case for me. Since I’m in a small town I chose to give self-employment and working from home a go

Top Tips for Managing Your Poker Bankroll

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Did you know that there are around 60 million poker players in the U.S alone? This includes those who play exclusively online, mix it up with live events, play professionally and ad hoc as a hobby, but whatever the variants there’s one thing that all good poker players have in common: a well managed bankroll. ESTABLISHING A BANKROLL For the majority, poker is a hobby

4 Tips for Frugally Growing Your Own Food

While growing your own food is often touted as great money saving advice (and I believe it is) it’s one of those areas where it’s easy to go overboard and can quickly become expensive.

While growing your own food is often touted as great money saving advice (and I believe it is) it’s one of those areas where it’s easy to go overboard and can quickly become expensive. If you’re interested in growing at least some of your own food here’s how to keep the cost in check. Don’t Buy Kits Have you ever thought about buying an herb

How to Start a Freelance Career When You’re Stuck in Student Loan Debt

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Student loans can be a huge pain in the wallet and you don’t really see any real progress against your balance when you make those minimum payments each month. Increasing your income can help you get debt-free much faster and for many millennials, freelancing is the answer. According to the Freelancers Union, there are 53 million in the U.S., and 20-somethings make up a big

How to Strike Financial Balance

Striking the right financial balance can be very difficult. Here are some ways to limit your spending while still enjoying life.

When it comes to money it’s easy to go to extremes – either spending too much or being so tight with your money you’re not living life to its fullest. At one point or another I’ve been at both ends of the spectrum. I used to be at the frugal end of the equation. It would kill me to spend more than $3 on a

Benefits of Living in a Small House

I love small homes. The good thing about that is there are benefits of living in a small house, like these four things.

I have a love for smaller homes. Up until last year the biggest house I’ve lived in during my adult life was a little over 1200 sq. ft. When my husband and I moved last summer we bought a house that was a little larger than we both preferred but bought anyway due to several other factors. While I do love where I’m at now