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What are exchange-traded funds?

What are exchange-traded funds?

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have only been around for about 25 years. Nevertheless, they can be a productive part of a diversified portfolio, and they have certain distinct advantages over other types of funds and/or traded assets. What are they? ETFs are grouped...
Should you invest while paying off debt?

Should you invest while paying off debt?

Traditional approaches to eliminating debt tend to create a black-and-white view of money matters — reduce spending so you can increase debt payments. It may seem counterintuitive, but investing while you’re managing and paying off loans can help you eliminate debt....
What is a good investment property?

What is a good investment property?

Smart investors know that investing in real estate is what the cool kids do. If you’re careful about the properties you buy, it can be a venture with a tremendous upside and a comparatively low downside. First, you should know that real estate is an investment that...
Real estate investment return calculator

Real estate investment return calculator

Before buying an investment property, you want to make sure you’ll make money off it. One way real estate investors evaluate investment profitability is by calculating return on investment, or ROI, which measures cash return expressed as a percentage of total...