When you divvy up your monthly budget pie, housing is very likely the biggest slice, especially after you add in utilities, maintenance and of course, your mortgage.
Many people measure things as a return on investment, or a percentage return. If someone said they had an investment to tell you about that would provide you a .5% return, you would not even listen. If someone said they had an investment to tell you about that would provide you a 4% return risk free, you would stop and hear them. A 4% return is an 8 fold return over a .5% return! And we all know that it seems hard to even impossible to get a decent return these days without taking on what many of us think is high risk. Investing in Read the rest of this entry »