Invest Prudently

When I was younger, I was taught that the key to financial freedom was saving as much money as you could.

While true, it's not the whole story. Saving can only get you so far – you need to invest prudently too.

You need to build passive streams of income, most millionaires have seven or more passive streams, if you want to escape financial gravity.

You can learn about how I built a dividend portfolio, how I think about market valuation, and even my thoughts on angel investing – and much more!

As always, email me or tweet @wallethacks if you want to discuss anything!

How to Start Investing

54 Best Passive Income Ideas To Earn $1k+ a Month

Working a job is one way to earn money but it's not the only way. You can save your money and invest it in other companies. You can spend your time building products others will buy or a service someone will use. This is known as passive income. Here are 54 passive income ideas you can start today.

Investing in the Stock Market

Dividend Aristocrats, Kings & Other Stock Market Royalty

If you want to add an income component to your stock portfolio, Dividend Aristocrats are one of the best ways to do that. Not only do they provide steady income from the dividends they pay, but they also have a long track record of respectable capital gains.

The 10 Best Vanguard Funds

I love Vanguard. The bulk of my investments are there, minus a few dividend growth stocks I hold in an…

Real Estate Investing

Fundrise Review 2021: Commercial Real Estate Investing for Just $10

Fundrise is a private market real estate investing platform where you invest in eREITs (electronic REITs) that aren't traded on the public markets. Which is unique since it's usually REITS that invest in commercial real estate and crowdfunding typically invest in residential.

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How to Cure Yourself of Investing FOMO

Investing FOMO is real, especially on days with a lot of volatility. But don't fall into the trap of thinking you have to do something - here's how to cure investing FOMO.

How to Invest In Pre-IPO Company Stock: Understanding the Risks and Rewards

Pre-IPO company stock is a high-risk/high reward opportunity and potentially one of the most lucrative investments you can own. It's generally only available to high-income, high asset individuals. But if you do qualify, it can be one of the best ways to spread your investment wings into unique and highly profitable opportunities.

VTSAX vs. VTI: Which Will Get You to FIRE Faster?

You’ll need the kind of returns the stock market provides to reach FIRE status. You can invest in the entire stock market through two popular funds, VTSAX and VTI. VTSAX and VTI are an easy, convenient way to get the benefit of stock market gains without the need to select individual stocks or even a collection of funds.

What is a Qualified Purchaser?

After selling my first business, I started getting interested in a lot of different investments. I was looking to build…

Pump-and-Dump Schemes in Crypto

You may have heard of pump-and-dump schemes - when investors take advantage of an asset in a steep price increase (pump) followed by an even faster price fall (dump). These schemes can happen with different types of assets, including cryptocurrency. The process is much the same with a crypto pump-and-dump scheme.

7 Best Self-Directed IRAs: Where to Hold Your Alternative Assets

An SDIRA is an IRA in which you can hold alternative assets, particularly physical assets, like gold bullion and real estate. You can also store other types of assets not permitted in regular IRA accounts.In this article, I'll cover what we believe to be the seven best self-directed IRAs. Or better put, the seven best self-directed IRA custodians.

Zacks Trade Review: Advanced Research and Trading All-in-One

Zacks Investment Research is relied on by thousands of investors and is frequently quoted in the financial media. But even if you’ve heard of Zacks Investment Research, you may not be aware that Zacks also offers an investment trading platform. How does it all work? We'll take a look in this Zacks Trade Review.

What Is a Meme Stock and Is It a Good Idea to Invest?

Meme stock prices are driven purely by social media hype. More specifically, individual investors use social media platforms to create a buzz around the stock, which results in a buying frenzy. Pretty soon, the stock's price no longer resembles its true value. The question is, do you buy in or choose to stay out?

What Is a Self-Directed IRA? What You Should Know Before Signing Up

A self-directed IRA is a special brokerage account that enables you to invest in assets and asset classes that are not available in conventional IRAs. For example, it’s possible to have a self-directed IRA that will allow you to hold investment real estate. But are self-directed IRAs suitable for the average investor? Find out why or why not.

How to Buy Stellar Lumens (XLM) Cryptocurrency

Developed in 2014, Stellar Lumens (XLM) has become a popular cryptocurrency, alongside names like Bitcoin and Ethereum. But unlike many other cryptos, Stellar Lumens was meant to function as a medium of exchange, not just as a standalone investment. Our guide will tell you how and where you can buy Stellar Lumens.

How to Buy Ripple (XRP) Cryptocurrency

There are thousands of cryptocurrencies, with more being added all the time. But one that’s rising in popularity is Ripple. More commonly referred to by its symbol XRP, it can be bought and sold easily on both crypto exchanges and through certain investment brokers. If you've never purchased Ripple before, we'll walk you through the process.

Your Guide to the Ray Dalio All-Weather Portfolio

The All-Weather Portfolio won’t outperform a growth-oriented portfolio over the long term and will even trail well behind it during times of stability and growth. But the All-Weather Portfolio does something a growth-oriented portfolio won’t and probably can’t do; protect your portfolio during times of economic and financial crisis.

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