Index funds are batches of stocks that mimic an index, such as the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ.
Index funds have historically performed well and are inexpensive.
Index funds are purchased via mutual fund and ETFs (exchange-traded funds).
Some companies pay dividends to their shareholders as an incentive to own their stock.
The dividend yield is the return you earn for holding the stock.
Dividends are paid quarterly, monthly, and annually.
Single stock values are generally more volatile than index funds, meaning they are riskier.
When you invest in a single stock, you're putting trust in that company.
When investing in the stock market, it's best to invest with a long-term mindset.
Real estate has steadily appreciated over the long-run.
Owning real estate and renting to others can be a profitable investment.
Real estate requires more hands-on involvement than most stock investing.
Finding the ugliest house on the block and renovating it is something I love to do.
Flipping real estate successfully is heavily influenced by finding the right deal.
In any real estate deal, know your numbers before you put in the first offer.
There are an infinite number of opportunities, from franchises to dental offices or garages.
You choose whether you are an owner-operator or you are an owner who hires a manager.
You choose how involved you will be, but many small businesses require time upfront.
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