Outsmarting Yourself—The Trend Chasers

I wanted to write a few posts about some of the common biases or psychological tendencies that affect investors. As we continue to experience a strong bull market, and continue to see equity valuations rise, Continue reading “Outsmarting Yourself—The Trend Chasers”

Don’t Spend It Until You Earn It—Twice

I think we all want to develop abundance in life—abundant joy, abundant fulfillment, and abundant wealth. I’m highly unqualified to discuss the first two areas, but it doesn’t take a counseling degree to observe that few people have abundant wealth. In fact, most spend their lives in a cycle of financial scarcity. Continue reading “Don’t Spend It Until You Earn It—Twice”

My Yieldstreet Experiment

I created this post to track the performance of my investments with Yieldstreet. (Check out my full review of Yieldstreet here.) If you didn’t read my review, Yieldstreet allows investors to pool their resources to fund real estate loans and litigation financing advances. Continue reading “My Yieldstreet Experiment”

Yieldstreet Review–The Best Way To Diversify?

YieldstreetContinuing my little series on “alternative investments,” I wanted to review Yieldstreet, which is a relatively new alternative investment platform. Like many other new financial tech companies,
Yieldstreet provides a crowd-funding platform that allows investors to pool together resources to invest. 
Most of these companies (like Fundrise, which I reviewed here) are focused on real estate investments. Yieldstreet also offers crowd-funded real estate investments, but has a few other unique tricks up its sleeve as well. Continue reading “Yieldstreet Review–The Best Way To Diversify?”

My Fundrise Experiment

If you’re wondering what Fundrise is, check out my in-depth review here. If you just want the short answer, it’s an online platform which allows you to invest in large commercial real estate properties. The minimum investment is only $1,000, so I decided to invest $1,000 in two of the three available offerings: the “West Coast” eREIT, and the “East Coast” eREIT. Together, these investments give me exposure to major markets on both coasts, and allow me to diversify my investment across several large debt and equity deals. Continue reading “My Fundrise Experiment”

Fundrise Review—Dabble in Commercial Real Estate

I recently started investing in commercial real estate through Fundrise and wanted to write a review of the platform. Diversifying investments
across domestic stocks, international stocks, and bonds helps ensure strong gains, and minimizes the effects of market volatility. But besides these “traditional” types of investments, real estate and other “alternative” investments provide additional diversification value and large potential returns. Continue reading “Fundrise Review—Dabble in Commercial Real Estate”

Run Away From the Robo-Investors! (Maybe)

We’ve seen a plethora of “robo-investment” services crop up in the last few years. Betterment, Wealthfront, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, and others all provide portfolio management services for relatively low cost. Continue reading “Run Away From the Robo-Investors! (Maybe)”

My $100 Lesson In Getting Rich Quickly

A few years ago, a friend told me about a tiny pharmaceutical company that I might be interested in investing in. It was started by a guy that my friend knew who evidently turned any business he touched “into gold.” Continue reading “My $100 Lesson In Getting Rich Quickly”