What Is Insider Buying? How Investors Can Make Money Spotting Insider Buying

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Insider buying is when a director, officer, or executive buys shares in a corporation they work for. It’s not insider trading which refers to corporate insiders making illegal stock purchases based on non-public information. Investors can spot insider buying by looking for directors, officers, or executives who have recently bought shares in the company they work for and use this information to decide whether to invest in that company as well. When people with insider knowledge buy stocks themselves, it means that they believe the company has potential and would be worth investing in at some point down the line. You can find the latest insider trades from company executives by looking at SEC Form 4 filings. For example, if … Read more

When It Comes to Investing, Beware of “Di-Worsification”

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The following is a guest post by Robert F. Roby, author of Wealth Simplified: The Secrets of Everyday People Who Retire Richer, Happier, and Earlier. If you’d like to submit a guest post to Money Q&A, be sure to check out our guest posting guidelines. A common refrain used by investors and advisors to describe diversification is “Don’t put all of your eggs in the same basket.” In its most simplistic terms, diversification means allocating your investment dollars to a variety of different assets, such as stocks, funds, bonds, and deposit products, within different sectors of the economy. Diversification typically involves investing in companies of different sizes, both large and small alike, in different industries and different sectors, including health … Read more

What Are Third Party Lease Buyouts and Are They Worth It?

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Although leasing a car is typically viewed as a not-so-financially savvy decision, there are certain situations in which leasing a car can actually be the best possible option. Whether you really like having the latest safety upgrades in your vehicle or perhaps you’re planning to move cross-country or overseas within a couple of years, leasing a car can be a good fit for your situation. And you might even be able to make a profit from it! What about thrid party auto lease buyouts? Did you know that some lease lending companies allow consumers to sell their leased vehicles to third parties? And, if demand for used cars is high – like it is in 2021 – then you could … Read more

How to Stop Impulse Spending and Conquer Impulsive Online Shopping

Many people struggle with impulse spending at some point in – or throughout – their lives. Still, there are different factors influencing the severity of the impulsiveness and financial consequences of a dopamine-fuelled shopping spree. For instance, a 2016 study from Princeton Survey Research Associates International found that people were more likely to buy in-store than online – possibly due to the immediate gratification factor, compared to waiting for an item to arrive in the mail – and the most common impulse purchases are under $25. This may not sound like a problem, but little costs like unnecessary, impulsive purchases can really wreak havoc on your budget over time if you’re not careful. Furthermore, with millions of people stuck at … Read more

Why Timeshares Investments Are Bad and What to Do If You Own One

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Sales of timeshare vacation rentals have been consistently growing for the past 10 years, according to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA)’s State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry 2020 U.S. report. The same report also found the average weekly timeshare sold for more than $22,000, resulting in more than $10.5 billion in American consumer spending on timeshares in 2019. But how can this be? Aren’t timeshare investments known for being terrible money pits? Not necessarily. As this comparison from Consumer Reports shows, the first several years of timeshare ownership make little financial sense until you reach a point where the costs of renting similar accommodations for the same timeframe would have outweighed the costs of the initial timeshare buy-in and … Read more

Top 6 Critical Things to Do When Your Tenants Are Behind on Rent

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It’s a tricky situation for landlords and tenants alike when rent is due, and the tenants cannot pay it for whatever reason. On the one hand, many landlords strive to be compassionate, understanding that life circumstances like unexpected medical emergencies or job losses may be causing a tenant to fall behind on rent. On the other hand, being a landlord is not a charity venture; if you don’t receive the rent you’re owed, then you’re stuck footing the mortgage bill for as long as it takes them to repay you. What to Do When Your Tenants Are Behind on Rent Since most cities and states have their own unique tenants’ rights laws and eviction regulations, let’s explore some general options … Read more