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Jul 29, 2016

Learn how much home equity Americans have, how many Americans own their home free and clear and if it impacts your wealth.

Recently a friend told me she’d rather rent than buy a home.

Is it still a good idea to own a home? Listen to Be Wealthy &Smart podcast #137: "Should I own a house or rent?"

Ever wonder how much...

Jul 27, 2016

Women in households across the US manage $5 trillion!

More than half of women with investible assets of $1 million think their financial advisor doesn’t understand them, according to a 2014 study by the Center for Talent Innovation, a NY think tank.

A study by National Bureau of Economic Research in 2011 found that...

Jul 25, 2016

Learn why independent researcher Steve St. Angelo of SRSrocco report believes there is a coming shortage of silver.

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Jul 22, 2016

Learn why a 30 year mortgage can be better than a 15 year mortgage when investing in real estate.

Here is our listener question this week:

Hi Linda,

You talk about using leverage to purchase rental properties as well as making an extra payment each year to pay down the mortgage quicker.  I have a rental property that...

Jul 20, 2016

Learn what asset is near the top of its cycle and which asset is near the bottom of its cycle.

What asset is in a bubble?

Bonds - IOU’s that pay the investor interest.

Interest rates move in 30 year cycles. Near the low in interest rates. It’s a process.

In Europe, some countries have negative interest rates (NIRP...