Rental Property Cash on Cash Return (CCR) and Return on Investment (ROI)

After you started investing in the stock market for a while, you are probably thinking about diversifying beyond stocks, bonds, and REITs. A common next step for many investors is investing in a rental property. Personally, that is what I did, and as a fairly seasoned real estate investor, I feel that it is important … Read more

Mortgage Forbearance: Should You Ask Your Bank for a Mortgage Relief

As states and cities issue stay-at-home orders and businesses are forced to shut down due to the current pandemic crisis, more and more people are financially impacted. Homeowners are among those affected by job loss and economic slowdown. If you are one of the homeowners affected, you are probably looking for help with your mortgage … Read more

How to Write a Check and Balance Your Checkbook

Important Information on a Check

Although online payment is prevalent nowadays, you may still find yourself in a situation where you need to write a check. For example, when you pay a contractor that doesn’t take a credit card payment or when you write a deposit check for your home purchase. If you are not familiar with how to write … Read more

Market Weight vs. Equal Weight S&P 500 ETFs (RSP vs SPY)

RSP vs SPY vs MDY Historical Performance Max

The S&P 500 is a market capitalization weight index. This means that larger companies make up larger percentages of the index than smaller companies. The percentage is calculated by taking the market capitalization of the stock and divided by the total market capitalization of the entire index. For example, the largest company in the S&P … Read more