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Open-Position Licks: Learn Five Hot Phrases in the First Five Frets

<b>#1</b> Constructed from the G blues (G Bb C Db D F) and G major pentatonic (G A B D E) scales, this lick is at its best when played over a G7 chord. Aim …

Electric Guitar

Introducing EARTHBOARD, the First Ever Magnetically-Powered and Designed Pedalboard

Rare Earth Music, LLC is introducing the first ever magnetically-powered and designed effects pedal board to decrease the hassles and limitations …

Rechargeable Batteries

How Do You Deal With Performance Anxiety

Q: Do you ever get scared? How do you deal with performance anxiety?<p>A: I’ve written a fair amount about various types of musical situations I’ve …

Self-help

Suspended Chords: Liven Up Your Rhythm Playing with Open-Position and Movable Voicings

Noted for their versatility, suspended (or sus) chords are a welcome addition to any player’s repertoire. You can throw them into your arrangements …

Electric Guitar

The market is dealing with something it’s never seen before and that has Jamie Dimon worried

Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of J.P. Morgan Chase, is bullish on the U.S. economy, which is in the latter stages of one of the longest expansions in history.<p>But when asked Monday on CNBC's "Closing Bell" what the single biggest risk to the economy is, Dimon had two answers. …

U.S. Economy

Why Your Return From Home Equity Is Always Zero

Home equity is an awful investment. It is unsafe, illiquid and its rate of return is always zero. Home equity is your “skin in the game” — it’s the difference between your home’s value and how much you owe on the loan.<p>If you own a $500,000 home and owe $400,000 on the loan, you have $100,000 in …

Personal Finance

What Kids And Their Parents Should Know About Summer Jobs And Taxes

Now that the fireworks are over and summer is officially in full swing, many high school and college students are thinking about getting a seasonal job. Whether kids are serving up slices, mowing lawns or ringing up groceries, here’s what they and their parents should know about summer jobs and …

The 4% Retirement-Asset Spend-Down Rule Is Rubbish

Conventional financial planning uses two rules of thumb. One is the 70% replacement-rate, retirement-spending rule. The other is the 4% retirement-asset, spend-down rule. The replacement-rate rule says you need to accumulate enough assets to be able to spend 70% of your pre-retirement income in …

Retirement

I have been working with the real estate investors since 2003 and have witnessed varied forms of evaluating a property one might intend to invest in. The most c

I have been working with the real estate investors since 2003 and have witnessed varied forms of evaluating a property one might intend to invest in. …

Imagining the Stock Market in 10 Years

With the market under pressure this week, why not take a step back and keep the big picture in mind.<p>TheStreet got its hands on veteran market …

The Uncanny Mind That Built Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin invented the world’s hottest new cryptocurrency and inspired a movement — before he’d turned 20.<p>I met Vitalik Buterin for the first …

10 Fintech Stocks to Own for the Next 10 Years

If you ask the average investor what the best fintech stocks to own are, my guess is that most would respond with some blockchain or cryptocurrency …

4 Types Of Content Real Estate Marketers Need To Be Using

The real estate world has changed drastically over the last few decades. While the industry has evolved more slowly than many other sectors, this makes it the perfect industry for innovative thinkers. With the growth of digital media and technology, real estate agents and investors have a plethora …

Real Estate

This Stock Is a No-Brainer for Value Investors

It’s the cheapest in its sector by far, with no logical explanation.<p>Last year, natural gas pipeline giant <b>Kinder Morgan</b> (NYSE:KMI) generated $4.48 …

Investing

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Retirement

What Does Warren Buffett Really Think About Stock Prices Today?

The billionaire investor's actions aren’t as bullish as his words.<p>When Warren Buffett appeared on CNBC earlier this month, Becky Quick asked him if …

Investing

Opinion: Paying off your mortgage could be the smartest investment of 2018

What’s the best investment you can make in 2018? Three considerations—taxes, risk and the economic cycle—point to one conclusion: Paying down debt …

Personal Finance

3 Funds That Clobber ETFs And Yield Up To 8%

I’m about to show you 3 funds to buy for the raging bull market we’ll see in 2018.<p>You read that right. After a massive 22% gain in 2017, stocks still have room to run, no matter what the naysayers tell you.<p>Before we get to these 3 funds—with dividend yields up to 8%—I want to tell you why the …

3 Reasons It Pays to Buy a Home in 2018

Thinking of buying property? Here's why you shouldn't wait.<p>In the age-old debate of renting a home versus owning one, there are plenty of arguments …

Personal Finance

What to expect from the real estate market in 2018

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The housing picture is likely to improve in 2018:<p>Home prices are expected to climb, but not …

Real Estate

This Startup Will Help You Buy a House, Under One Condition

When we think of booking a place on Airbnb, we typically associate it with a temporary stay, but it's officially become a gateway for would-be …

Real Estate

How to Finance Foreign Real Estate | Investopedia

If you are in the market to buy real estate abroad, chances are you won’t be able to secure a local mortgage to finance the property. Even in places …

8 ways to reduce closing costs on your new home

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The bill for closing costs is the final hurdle between home buyers and their new homes, and …

Personal Finance

How climate change could turn US real estate prices upside down

Floridians have long recognised climate’s threat to their homes. Amid the disaster wrought by Harvey, home buyers may look to higher ground<p>If Florida gleaned anything from Hurricane Andrew, the intensely powerful storm that tore a deadly trail of destruction across Miami-Dade County almost exactly …

Positive cash-flow is the number one most important thing when owning a rental property.Positive cash-flow is the number one most important thing when owning a rental property.

Positive cash-flow is the number one most important thing when owning a rental property. Investors should make positive cash flow their priority when …

If You Rent, Your Troubles Are Coming to an End

Renters can finally breathe a sigh of relief: The nation's decade-long shift away from homeownership -- which had made renting exorbitantly expensive -- appears to be over. This will be great for builders and real-estate agents, but not so much for prospective home buyers.<p>Why do I think we've …

Real Estate

8 gifts for new homeowners that are actually useful

<i>– Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>The joy of purchasing …

Home Ownership

The Decline Of Home Ownership Will Not Be Reversed Until Housing Is Plentiful And Cheap

The decline of home ownership, and the eye-watering cost of housing for anybody who didn't get on the property ladder before the boom, is fast …

Top 10 Financing Methods to Purchase Real Estate Investments

Financing the purchase of investment properties is one of the biggest challenges facing investors. Many investors find that using a combination of …

Real Estate