Andrew Lanoie

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18 Mar: A Sure Bet in Today’s Market is Affordable Housing

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%.

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13 Mar: 7 Common Excuses for NOT Investing in this Overlooked Sector

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”).

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03 Mar: How Disease, Social Media, and the News Affect Your Portfolio

The coronavirus drove the 3,600 point drop in the Stock Market this week, but it wasn’t the actual effect on the virus, but the fear of its effect that drove the plunge.

As in the case of infection where the body’s response to the infection in the form of fever is often more painful than the infection itself, the same holds true for epidemics and the economy.

The panic and overreaction are often more harmful than the actual tangible effect of the disease on the economy.

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29 Feb: The Key to True Wealth

Many investors solely focus on home-run investments. They lust over the memes on social media, like:
“If you invested $100 in BigCompany in 2003, today would be worth $9,000,000. Yeah, that looks about right.”

The smartest investors are not those taking the biggest risks or those backing the next biggest social media app. The smartest investors are those that look beyond ROI.

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05 Feb: How Some Parents are Paying for College

Based on data from the College Board, here is the average annual cost of college education, including tuition, room & board, books & supplies, transportation, etc.:

Public Colleges (in-state): $25,290
Public Colleges (out-of-state): $40,940
Private Colleges: $50,900

That is the AVERAGE Cost for Just ONE Year!

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15 Jan: Partner Instead of Paying for Financial Advice

Would you pay your mechanic if he didn’t fix the faulty alternator in your car? Then why are you paying for financial advice?

Financial advisors get paid whether you make money or not. If you make a profit or if you lose money they get paid. That doesn’t sound fair.

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08 Jan: Market Soothsayers, Fortune Tellers & Psychics

Everybody wishes they had the power to predict the future – especially when it comes to the markets. If they could, they’d be rich.

Short of that mystical power, people turn to so-called “investment gurus” for guidance, believing that these self-proclaimed experts have the uncanny ability to predict movements in the market and even specific stocks.

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23 Dec: Focus on Proven, Weathered and Not the Shiny Investments

Are you looking for an adrenaline rush or do you want to create lasting generational wealth?

Sticking to what works is generally a sound investing strategy, but that doesn’t stop investors from continually chasing the next big thing. How often have you heard something like this? “If you had invested $10,000 in Apple’s IPO in 1980, your stock would be worth $6,756,400 today.”

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17 Nov: The Stock Market Is Rigged Against You

As an individual investor, the stock market is rigged against you.

SEC regulations are designed to eliminate any information advantages involved in stock trading. That is why it’s considered an efficient market. All information relevant to the price of a stock is assumed to be available to the public in real-time, eliminating the chances of any investor profiting from any information advantage. And the use of non-public information (insider trading) for profit will send you to jail.