To Thine Own Self Be True

Know your limits as an investor
It was Polonius in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet who spoke the words, “To thine own self be true.” There has been some scholarly debate about the meaning of the phrase.  Polonius’ children spoof him in pantomime as he speaks the words. Was it meant to be a joke? Some people tattoo the words on their arms. It seems to have become a credo for people who feel they need to take care of themselves...

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How Does Artwork Affect Real Estate Prices?

Murals are increasing real estate values
  Sixty-four thousand years ago, Neanderthals began carving and painting images on cave walls. Paintings and statues are found in every home and public building today. But, how does artwork affect real estate prices? The Math is Tricky When you ask, “How does artwork affect real estate prices?” It is hard to find specifics. However, real estate agents and developers agree that art improves...

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Can Installing Solar Panels Increase Your Home Value?

The best reason to aspire to own a home is the knowledge that your landlord generates revenue in their sleep. When you rent an apartment or property, you pay rent to a landlord. It is the landlord or the property owner hired by the landlord, who collects your hard-earned money to pay their own bills. Meanwhile, while you are paying for your landlord bills or the bills of the original property owners...

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Using a Retirement Fund Loan to Buy a New Home – I Wish I Did That

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” That is an old and witty saying – something that used to be called an “epigram.” This saying is connected to the phrase, “Murphy’s Law.” No matter what you do or how you get ahead, the one thing that may hold you back or negate your progress will appear at the most inopportune moment. I spent almost a decade renting apartments when I...

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