Renting and Real Estate

Back in my home state (New Jersey), my cousin manages rental properties. He knows that I’ve been saving money for a long time, and he has recently started asking me to invest in a new property with him. He has places picked out for me to look at whenever I’m home, and he’s very enthusiastic about the idea of pooling our resources. I’m not so sure about investing in real estate right now, though – especially when I see the places he’s looking at, which tend to be drafty and in disrepair (he says fixing these places up would be easy, but I don’t know enough about that sort of thing to say). What do the experts think: am I missing out on a big opportunity here?

Online Oversight

My friends and I are pretty active on social media, so we’ve been a little weirded out by some of the stuff that’s been going on lately – you know, the issues with Twitter and harassment, and with Facebook and “fake news,” and all of that stuff. We were talking the other day about Facebook’s plans for combatting revenge porn by having their staff look at user nudes, and everyone had some really strong opinions on it. One of the things that kept coming up was the question of whether the government is ever going to step in and regulate these sites more. Regardless of whether or not that’s a good idea, how likely is that to happen? What do the experts think the future of social media regulation will look like?

Students encouraged to begin saving, investing while in college

The world of investing may seem like a foreign place to many college students. Television analysts and reporters rattle off statistics quickly and use terms that are not everyday English. But once you understand the language and what goes on, you will find the stock market is a fascinating place to make money