Broadly defined, inflation is the increase in prices over a period with the underlying premise that a specific amount of currency (i.e., the dollar) will be able to buy less than before. In an inflationary environment, a loaf of bread…
We live in a litigious society. We, as Americans are sue happy. The courts were originally designed to offer justice to a party harmed by another’s actions or make things right. However, over time, because litigation can be expensive when…
Since the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a massive upswing in interest in private investments.
According to a recent article in Institutional Investor, a majority of institutional investors were set last year to increase allocations to alternative assets.
While the masses have uncertainty, savvy investors are investing in the right assets, and for the right reasons, are you?
in·vest / verb
to put money to use in something offering potential profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.
Many of us were raised with solid work ethics. How could we not with endless stories like your parents walking to school uphill both ways in the snow?
This work ethic translated to our school work and our careers.
We did well in high school, studied hard for our SATs, got into our university of choice, got those nice Magna Cum Laude ribbons around our gowns at graduation, and many of us even went on to grad school and became successful doctors, lawyers, and CEOs.
I’m no behavioral expert, nor do I aspire to be one. Still, I’ve been around the block long enough to recognize that human actions and behaviors are shaped by a variety of factors, including our family backgrounds, life experiences, and even genetics.
Road trips are great.
As a kid, we didn’t have phones to keep us occupied and only a few games to chew up time. The “99 Bottles of Beer” song (“99 Bottles of Root Beer” in our family) got real old fast.
With nothing else to do, we spent the time asking our parents a lot of questions and just taking in the new scenery.
Towards the end of 2019, there were rumblings in the financial community of an impending recession in 2020.
The economy had been expanding for more than ten years – longer than any expansion in history – so recession was only a matter of when not if. Fast forward to today, and the markets are in a panic. In only a month, the Dow has dropped more than 20%.
Does a recession-resistant investment exist?
When it comes to affordable housing, it seems misinformed investors come up with excuses for NOT investing in this overlooked sector.
Additionally, there is one subsegment of affordable housing that particularly turns those investors off – mobile home or manufactured home communities (“MHCs”).
When you hear real estate mentioned in the News, it’s typically in connection with a discussion of the state of the overall economy and often includes predictions for the next 12 months.