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

The S&P 500 Index Historical Returns

The S&P 500 Index Historical Returns 4

The S&P 500 is one of the largest barometers of overall stock market performance available. Most investments use the S&P 500 as the benchmark and compare themselves to the S&P 500 performance. What is the S&P 500 growth rate? As you will see below, the number we regularly use on this blog is a 9% … Read more The S&P 500 Index Historical Returns

How 1% Expense Ratio Kills Your Investment Returns

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What is an expense ratio? It is a fee that a mutual fund or ETF subtracts from your total investment each year for their service. Can that small fee have such a significant impact on long-term investment performance? Is it better to invest in low-cost index funds? The answer is a resounding YES because a … Read more How 1% Expense Ratio Kills Your Investment Returns