Monthly Archives: March 2012

Decrease Expense or Increase Income?

I just posted an article “Decreasing Spending versus Increasing Income“, which talks about why increasing your passive income is better than decreasing your spending. Many so-called “personal finance experts” are too focused on decreasing expenses. In general, decreasing “bad spending” is good. I just think that you should focus more on increasing your income by […]

The Cost of Delaying Benefits

Why is common sense so rare? I just heard yet another “economics expert” on cable television (a business finance talk show) talking about delaying Social Security benefits to increase the beneficiary’s income. Here are the basic terms: At retirement age of 62, the basic monthly benefit is X. I’ll throw in a number of $500, […]

Risk Spread Premium

Risk Spread Premium I just read a short article from a real estate guru. He was talking about the “Risk Spread Premium” on real estate Capitalization (CAP) Rates compared to the 10-year US Treasury bond. His basic assertion is to compare the difference (spread) between the average CAP rate of income properties to the yield […]