According to Mother Jones, the median income for Millennials has decreased by 10% since 2000 while average home prices have increased significantly from where they were in 2000. This massive gap is caused by a combination of stagnant (or even deflated) wages and a housing market roaring back to life after the 2008 era crash. It is often preventing many people under 35 from being able to purchase their own homes. Student loan debt isn't helping either. But, should you consider saving for a down payment and buying a house with student … [Read more...] about Can You Save for a Mortgage Down Payment With Student Loan Debt?
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Some of the most common benchmarks in the world of stock investing are the Dow Jones Industrial Average (also referred to as just “the Dow”) and Standard and Poor’s 500 (also referred to as simply “S&P 500”). These stock market indexes are often confused for one another, but they have many differences that are important for investors to understand. The Dow vs S&P 500 Wondering what differentiates the Dow from the S&P 500 index? Here’s what you need to know. Dow Jones Industrial Average The Dow Jones Industrial Average … [Read more...] about The Difference Between the Dow Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index
Many investors understand the benefits of investing in real estate, but there are high barriers to entry involved that can prevent people from investing in more than one or two properties at a time. If you don’t want (or are unable) to pay tens of thousands of dollars for a down payment on a single property (not to mention other time and financial resources demanded by property and tenant management), then what options are left for you? Enter PeerStreet: an online marketplace that offers tremendous access to high-quality real estate loan … [Read more...] about PeerStreet Review – How to Earn Between 6%-10%? Rate of Return
I’ve always said that you should dream about winning the lottery. While it is an extremely long shot to win the lottery, it isn’t that far fetched to receive a lump sum as an inheritance. Many people are often expecting or have already received an inheritance, even if it is a meager one of $5,000 or in the millions. But, do you know what to do with an inheritance? But, what do you do when you come into a large sum of money or highly valued assets thanks to an inheritance? There are several steps that you should consider taking when you … [Read more...] about What To Do With An Inheritance? – 3 Crucial Money Moves To Make
Commuting to school is hard enough for college students, but affording a parking permit and finding a parking spot on campus can be a nightmare for many students. Oftentimes, universities sell far more permits than they have spaces available for students, which is a huge problem for commuters who subsequently spend several minutes (or even close to an hour) driving around campus just to find a place to park their cars. But, there are ways to save on college transportation costs. It’s a huge hassle that is not only a waste of money. Why pay … [Read more...] about 7 Easy Ways for Students to Save on Transportation Costs