Is Now a Good Time to Sell My Rental Property?

3/14/2048 | Casey Fleming |Is it time to sell your rental property?  The odds are good that if the answer isn’t “yes,” it will be soon.  Let’s examine why: Diminishing return on assets We tend to evaluate income-producing property using a cap rate; the net income on the property is x% of its value.  But...

Two Alternative Investments You Might Want to Consider

February 18, 2017 | Joseph Hogue With stocks at nose-bleed prices and bonds paying next to nothing after inflation, consider these alternative investments for your portfolio Stocks in the S&P 500 have climbed more than 240% since the low of the 2009 stock market crash and seem to be hitting new highs daily. Against those...

All About Car Loans

December 26, 2016 / J. Jones, Staff Writer Auto loan debt is soaring among households worldwide. According to one study, in the United States alone, in 2015, the average household had $132,158 in credit card debt, and $27,865 of that was auto loan debt. Those numbers were even higher in 2016. Americans are paying higher...

Will Fannie and Freddie Go Broke?

Casey Fleming Nov. 5, 2016 A couple of news outlets this week picked up a report that concluded that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be broke by 2018. Say what? Since we are having the best year in the mortgage business since 2007, and Fannie / Freddie (“the agencies”) make 90% or so of...

Automobile

Next we’ll look at your automobile expenses, because for many folks it’s an opportunity to make fast progress with big reductions in spending. We all like shiny new cars that shout out to the world what kind of personality we want to project. Who do you want to be: rugged, elegant, edgy, rich? But if...