Paying off your house may sound smart, but the "Money Talks" hosts explain how to get more out of your money by carrying a mortgage.
The "Money Talks" hosts discuss why it would be foolish to sell during a down market to pay off a mortgage.
Jennifer Thomas, CFP® and Senior Research Analyst Troy Harmon debunk the good news of a bond paying 7% interest.
Research Analysts Troy Harmon and Mark Bendinelli join Ted Parrish, CFA, Bil Lako, CFP® and Roger Tutterow, Ph.D. in dissecting second quarter earnings and why revenue is not as high as earnings per share.
Dr. Gene and Ted discuss the sectors they look to for growth.
Money market funds often used for emergency reserves or short term cash needs. Money market funds are generally considered a safe investment; however, it is still important for an investor to know the underlying investments before a purchase is made. For a general description of some of the investments found in money market funds, read this Investment Whys.
Municipal bonds are issued by a city or other local government, such as counties, redevelopment agencies, special-purpose districts, school districts, public utility districts, publicly owned airports and hospitals and any other state government entities. Also known as “munis,” municipal bonds are attractive to many investors within taxable accounts, because the interest income is exempt from federal income tax, and in many cases, state and local taxes as well.
Some financial advisers may view real estate as an important element of an investment portfolio. For many individuals, it is one of the main elements. Many investors tend to choose real estate over other investments because they are more familiar with real estate. Real estate is not limited to owning a home though.