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1. Moving money to muni bonds. They are taxed less, increasing the net to me, and still have some nice yields.
2. I needed some extra life insurance coverage. I got a policy from LifeAnt that will net me about 4-5% over time in tax deferred dividends. Not bad for something that protects my family too (you need life insurance if you don't have it, and you may as well profit from it ;) ).
3. I started a small business that did not take a lot of startup capital. It does not make a ton of money yet but it should grow over time, and we are already capital positive.
4. I am putting some money back into my house because we need to move to a bigger one within a couple years, but this is also tax deferred growth and can give a nice return when done correctly.
5. I bought some limited partnerships in real estate deals. I don't think real estate is quite as inflated as equity markets, but at the very least it is more diversity.
Anything I can do to keep it this time around.
Here's my quick summary of stocks and the stock exchange::: Rich man invest in company by buying their stock at a good deal.... Then getting some reasonably good intel he finds that the company isn't going to do as well as projected or fold and go under, so he sells the stocks for the best deal he can get so loss is minimum.... Thus chucking the fall-out on the not as informed little guys with a few dollars thus stealing your money....
It's like playing russian roulette with 5 bullets in the gun....
Horrible advice. Stocks losing money and stocks at 52-week highs losing money. No thanks.
ticker SCHD Charles Schwab High Dividend ETF is what you need. Grow wealth gradually in an S&P 500-based fund that is doing great. BX Blackstone for the housing recovery and improved M&A activity. This Obama Bull Market cannot be stopped. Dow 20,000!!!
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