8 great investments beyond stocks

Stocks require patience and fortitude, and after years of ups and downs, no one will blame you for running out of those. Sometimes you need to look elsewhere to improve your finances.

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May 9, 2014 7:34PM
You ran this article about a month ago, then delete all the comments and run it again. 
May 12, 2014 7:18AM
Its not about providing good advice - It's about gaining clicks to sell advertising !
May 12, 2014 3:28AM
"at least you wouldn't be losing money" LMFAO. I thought this article was about SMARTER INVESTING. 
May 10, 2014 1:48AM

Oh, Wow!

Another insightful article by  the crack staff!

( crackf?)

May 12, 2014 8:17AM
This article must be catering to the 1% who has that kind of money to invest. But, those who don't have it which constitutes the other 99% is just struggling to pay bills and college debts and rising healthcare costs that is eating up all the reserve for such as this. This article is useless for many of us.
May 12, 2014 7:01AM
This article insults our intelligence. They fail to mention the Elephant in the room. Most investors have their money in the market because it is PRE TAX DOLLARS. To do most of these alternatives except Bonds you need a large sum of cash which comes with Huge tax consequences!!!
May 12, 2014 10:17AM

IMO- The best 10 year investment you can make right now is physical silver.  There are just so many independent ways to view Silver which say that Silver is way undervalued.  On average every year, it’s getting harder to find good grade Ore and more expensive to pull out of the ground process and distribute.  It can’t get much cheaper than it is right now and the sky is the limit on the upside.


You can buy 5 oz. of Silver right now for around $100.


Two things-

 1- If you leave that $100 in the Bank for 10 years, there is Absolutely No Way it will have the same purchasing power that it does today.


 2- When you pull that 5oz. bar from under your mattress in 10 years, there is Absolutely No Way that it will not be worth much more than a 100. 


So if nothing else, it's a Great hedge against inflation.


I don’t have a crystal Ball, but of the 8 suggestions that the author gives, I feel so strongly that this is the best one, I’m in the process of placing a $5000 bet in that direction.  I don’t want to be in the Wall Street casino for the next correction.


May 12, 2014 1:18PM
Annuities?  Are you serious?  If you have the time and patience to spend a few thousand hours studying annuities, you might have barely enough knowledge about them to not get screwed.
May 12, 2014 9:47AM

work like slave, make as much money as your able and there comes the gov't soon

it will ALL BE TAKING AWAY FROM YOU..No wounder even commie putin/Russia

beating us these days. oy

May 12, 2014 11:56AM
Purchase a politician.  Seems to work for the dependency class.  Their benefits keep increasing and the amount that they pay in taxes has remained the same.  Now that they have income assistance, retirement assistance, nutritional assistance, education assistance, and medical assistance what's next?
May 12, 2014 12:10PM
Just vote in a politician who will when elected give you back benefits from those who work hard, thus you invest and receive from others at no risk to you.
May 12, 2014 11:54AM
good advertising for "Lending Club" and "Prosper" ... Jeff's misdirecting advice does not mention that both companies are financed by WebBank ... furthermore, people cannot invest directly and have a say on how their money get invested ... the fine print says "Investors do not invest directly in loans. Investors purchase Member Dependent Notes"  ... thanks for the hoax Jeff
May 14, 2014 10:50PM
Be sure to go to your local bank and get one of those high yield CD's at about .20 % if you get real lucky !
May 12, 2014 10:51AM
Prescious metals are a storage of value... not an investment. Adjusted for inflation, gold is worth exactly the same now as it was in Babylonian times.
May 12, 2014 9:50AM

it does NOT matter how money you between tax,your kids,your ho wify

and the gov. your screwed anyway. shut up and go to work you douches. have a nice day !

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