While there were many excellent posts in the recents weeks, there were a few that definitely nailed it and deserve a standing ovation. So I’d like to recognize a few that particularly stood out to me and bring them out for a curtain call:
-If you’re in a high tax bracket, regular bonds may not make as much sense as municipal bonds in taxable accounts. But at what point along the income spectrum should you lean toward one or the other? The Wall Street Physician asks the question, Should You Invest in Municipal Bonds? He also gives you the tools to help you answer the question for yourself!
-In one of my favorite movies, Bill S. Preston, Esq. quotes Socrates (pronounced So-Crates), “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Apparently this is the opposite of the Dunning-Kruger effect in which you begin to overestimate your intellectual abilities, creating a bias which could ultimately impact your investments. KINFO recently published an article explaining Why Investors Should Remember the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
-The newest member of the White Coat Investor Network, Passive Income M.D. coincidently dabbles in passive income opportunities. Over the last two years he has experimented with peer-to-peer lending, which often is reported to yield higher returns compared to other traditional investments. If you were thinking about this type of investment, he gives us insider insight to how it works, and also explains why he is getting out after two years.
-Another investment option to diversify your portfolio is with real estate crowdfunding. I have yet to go this route, but I’ve been interested for some time- one option is through loans to the developer while another is to invest in equity in the building. Both are sound appealing, though both carry their own set of risks. Millionaire Doc gives us a nice summary with Debt, Equity, and Waterfalls. Once I finally decide to this this type of investing a try, I will definitely be using this article for reference!
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