How to Buy a HUD Home: Part Four

Part four of a four part guide to buying a HUD home Paying for your New Home Once you have found this dream home, you have to pay for it somehow. This is one way in which the HUD market and the private sector are quite similar. These homes are generally less expensive than those [...]

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HUD Home Buying: Part Three

Part three of a four part guide to HUD Home Buying Finding the Right HUD Home for You There are some fundamental differences between HUD homes and homes on the private market that you should be aware of when going into the process. Since HUD homes are usually foreclosed and are built in a unique [...]

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Guide to HUD Homes Part Two

Part Two of a four part article on buying a HUD home The Pre-Buying Phase of HUD Home Buying After you have crunched all of the hard numbers and figured out home much home you can afford, then there are certain things you must keep in mind. Buying a HUD home, like with any other [...]

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How to Buy a Hud Home: What You Need to Know

Part one of a four part guide to buying a HUD home Most people dream of one day owning a perfect dream home. While some lucky folks make that hope a reality, there are plenty others who are left wanting for their dream. Fortunately for those folks, there are new, exciting ways to become a [...]

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Is Buying a House a Sound Investment?

by SMD · 5 Comments 

Robert Aronen of the Motley Fool recently wrote an article discussing whether or not buying a home is a poor investment. That article, titled The Worst Investment Ever. Aronen spends the majority of his time breaking down the ins and outs of why owning a home is not a prime investment. In his article, Aronen [...]

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5 Ways to Make Money from Global Warming

by SMD · 9 Comments 

As every investor knows, the easiest way to make money is to ride long term trends. Every indication suggests that the issue of global warming is a long way from going away; on the contrary it is only beginning to gain traction on the agendas of governments around the world. The following are 5 ways [...]

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7 Costly & Common Mistakes of Rookie Investors

We’ve all seen the figures of how if you start investing just a little each month when you are 30 or even 40, rather than waiting until you are 50, those extra years of interest can result in generating hundreds of thousands of dollars more for your retirement. With this in mind, many people have [...]

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Self Directed IRAs are a Hot Commodity

There’s a new way to direct an IRA and it doesn’t involve a high paid stock broker. Self directed IRAs are becoming much more popular as hard working people look for new ways to put their money to work. Everything from start up businesses to real estate projects to investment options are being added to [...]

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Follow the Trend Line to Better Investing

Purchase a stock and from that moment forward it gently angles upward never deviating off of its path towards your target annual return: would that be nice or what? Sure, sign me up. It seldom happens like that, but when I look back on my buys and sells though I have picked many stocks that [...]

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I Love Being Obsolete

by SMD · 2 Comments 

A while ago I discovered these guys and almost immediately gave them a large hunk of my portfolio and essentially retired from worrying [and writing] about the stock market [they are up 100% in the past 3 years, with only a moderate amount of risk and a MER of 0%!]. Then today while thumbing through [...]

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