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12% Returns: The Investment Everyone Needs to Know About

Yes you read the title correctly--For nearly a year I have been investing in an investment that I believe will produce about a 12% long term average annual return for me.  No, this is not a get rich quick scheme or some kind of gimmick but rather a relatively new kind of investment that I [...]

Peer to Peer Lending: Prosper & Lending Club Reviews

Peer to peer lending sites, such as Prosper and Lending Club, facilitate the lending of money by investors to other consumers who are looking to borrow money.  Read on for my Prosper & Lending Club reviews. Peer to peer lending can greatly benefit both investors and borrowers.  For investors, it adds additional diversification to their investment portfolio and provides the opportunity to [...]

Real Estate Investing 101: Benefits of Investing in Real Estate

I’m a big fan of investing in real estate.  Although I set money aside in tax advantaged retirement accounts and have other investments, I hope to be able to fully fund my future retirement with income from real estate.  Real estate investing has the potential to create wealth like few other investments can. Real estate [...]

Becoming a Landlord 101: How to Be a Landlord & Make Money

Becoming a landlord can be an intimidating task.  Many people have no idea how to be a landlord but become one out of necessity or in the hopes of making money. There’s a chance you may become a landlord at one time or other during your life, if you haven't already.  Perhaps you need to [...]

Bradley Birkenfeld: The IRS Whistleblower Reward Program & $104 Million

The IRS whistleblower reward program is intended to reward people for coming forward when they see wrongdoing.  Some whistleblowers have made millions through this program, including Bradley Birkenfeld, who the IRS paid $104 million to in whistleblower compensation. Bradley Birkenfeld is a former UBS banker.  While still working at UBS, Birkenfeld began providing the US [...]

Upromise: A Review of Upromise.com Cash Rewards

Do you want to earn some free cash?  Then consider signing up for the Upromise.com cash rewards program.  As my Upromise review below explains in more detail, this is a free program that rewards you for everyday purchases that you are already making, such as online purchases, eating out, and buying groceries.  Those rewards are in [...]

How I Make Money With Maternity Insurance

How I Make Money With Maternity Insurance

I can’t think of many types of insurance where you have a reasonably high likelihood of making money.  Insurance is typically used to hedge against risks that although very unlikely to occur, could be catastrophic if they did occur.  When you do sustain a covered loss, insurance generally attempts to put you back in the [...]

Easy Ways to Make Money Now

Easy Ways to Make Money Now

If you need to put some cash in your pocket, there are a lot of easy ways to make money right now.  Most of these ideas probably won’t make you a millionaire, and some are more appropriate for certain ages than others, but who couldn't use some extra money?   I list below a few easy ways to [...]

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