Minesh Patel

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Where House Flippers Can Get Financing

Until recently, home flippers—investors who buy houses to improve and resell for a quick profit—had few options for financing. Now, traditional lenders and crowdfunding firms are increasingly willing to put up the money.<p>Luxury-home flips can be lucrative, but risky. “With one flip, you could make …

Real Estate

Real Estate Startup OfferPad Raised $260M to Making Selling Your Home Easy

Image it’s 5:00 o’clock and the realtor calls to say she has a seller who is interested in your home and wants to see it within the hour. Obviously, …

Top 21 Superfoods to Jumpstart Your 2017 Weight Loss

Put down the chips and beer. Pick up some bone broth and pickled veggies. Your gut and physique will thank you for it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've already coasted through the first weeks of 2017 and if you’re like many, your new year’s resolutions may be …

These 5 Trends Will Shape the Housing Market in 2017

If the U.S. economy is to hit escape velocity in 2017, you can expect the real estate sector to serve as its rocket fuel.<p>At its most broadly defined, …

5 Dividend Stocks to Buy in January

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The best way to start the New Year off on the right foot is by purchasing high-quality dividend stocks and allowing them to go to work for you over the long-term. Dividend stocks have historically left non-dividend-paying stocks in the dust over the long run, and …

Investing

3 Top High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy in 2017

Image source: Getty Images.<p>More often than not, dividend stocks are what form the foundation of any great retirement portfolio. Not only have dividend stocks handily outperformed non-dividend-paying stocks over the long run, but they also offer a number of other advantages that income investors are …

Investing

2017: 2 ways to make money (and 1 to lose it)

It's been a great year for stocks — so it's only natural to start looking for another one. Pay attention, and the investment pros following companies the closest are already telling you where to put your money.<p>A USA TODAY review of estimates from Wall Street analysts collected by S&P Global Market …

Investing

How A 28-Year-Old Who Retired With A $2 Million Net Worth Is Investing In 2017

In 2016, JP Livingston celebrated her 28th birthday. She also retired. Last month, I spoke with her about how she was able to retire, despite the fact that she only graduated from college about seven years ago. JP (a pen name she goes by on her blog, TheMoneyHabit.org) was able to retire because of …

Investing

The five best ways to invest $10,000

Your definition of windfall may vary, but there's little argument that $10,000 is a healthy chunk of cash — certainly enough to give you cold feet when deciding how to invest it.<p>The good news is there are a lot of options: That amount is more than enough to meet most online broker minimums.<p>We've …

Retirement

The 10 Best Mutual Funds to Buy for 2017

The only certain thing about 2017 is that it will be challenging for investors. And that is exactly why we’re here to help investors out … by …

Investing

Gooey Butter Cake Is Missouri's Mind-Blowing Dessert That You've Got To Try

St. Louis created something magical.<p>A quick trip to the nearest respectable bakery usually cures our dessert cravings. But sometimes we discover a local treat <i>so</i> stellar, it’s worth any amount of travel to try a bite.<p>Behold: St. Louis gooey butter cake from St. Louis, Missouri. The mind-blowing …

Dessert

How To Get A $1M Yield With Just $224K

It may sound crazy, but if you were to invest $1 million in the S&P 500 right now, you’d generate just $1,750 in monthly income.<p>That’s just barely above the poverty line for a family of three.<p>When that much capital fetches such a pathetic amount of income, something’s wrong.<p>You came blame the …

Investing

Beef or Chicken Marinade Recipe

"This dark, rich marinade can be used with any type of beef or chicken. If you want it spicy, mix in the chopped hot peppers of your choice. …

7 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2017

The surprising result of the presidential election has large implications for dividend stocks. First, let’s stipulate this: As an asset class, stocks …

5 Dividend Stocks to Put on Your Shopping List

As an income investor, are you skeptical about finding high-quality dividend stocks at a decent price now that the<b>S&P 500</b> isheading to record highs? Fret not, for you've come to the right place. Our contributors just singled out five solid dividend stocks that are worth your money even in today's …

Investing

Like Dividends? This Stock Has Paid 556 in a Row

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Leading net-lease retail real estate investment trust<b>Realty Income</b> (NYSE: O) just declared its 556thconsecutive monthly dividend, which translates to more than 46 years of steady income for shareholders. Just as importantly, the dividend has grown steadily over the years, …

Investing

3 Bargain Bin High-Yield Dividend Stocks You've Overlooked This Fall

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Regardless of how well or poorly the stock market is performing, one thing is for certain: Dividend stocks are always in style.<p>I've often said that dividend stocks are the foundation of a great retirement portfolio -- and for good reason. For starters, companies that pay …

3 No-Brainer Stocks to Buy for Retirement

Retirement investing is not what it used to be. In the old days, one could just invest in the “safe” stocks to buy, in “blue chips,” in a nice ladder …

The Hot Stock: Level 3 Soars 11% to Top S&P 500

A rumored merger with CenturyLink (CTL) sent Level 3 Communications (LVLT) soaring to the top of the S&P 500 today.<p>Shares of Level 3 Communications …

S&P 500

Garlic Ginger Rotisserie Chicken recipe

Cooking

Are You Respecting Liquidity in Your Investment Portfolio? | Inc.com

As you know, the goal of personal finance and investing is to grow your money over time without taking unnecessary risks. An important aspect of safeguarding yourself without limiting your ability to earn large returns on your investments is diversifying your assets.<p>While most people think about …

Investing

One Pot Garlicky Spinach Dal

This One Pot Garlicky Spinach Dal comes together quickly and easily, and you can cut down the cooking time even further if you happen to own a …

Food

Shipping container home has room for a small family

Like the previous model, this container home is also based on a large 40 ft (12 m) shipping container and has been extended in height by 30-in (76.2 …

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

Detroit is getting a neighborhood of tiny homes that homeless people rent to own

In Detroit, an entire neighborhood of tiny houses is under construction, with one primary goal: giving homeless and low-income people the opportunity to own a house.<p>At least half of the 25 houses will be occupied by formerly homeless people, with seniors, college students and Cass staff members …

Prefab energy-smart home pops up in just one day

A beautiful home in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey took as little as 24 hours to pop up on site. Local architect Marina Rubina completed the …

Easy Week Night Cooking: Easy Garlic Chicken | shopswell

We do chicken dishes a few times a week here at least. This one is so good the only complaint I ever here is there wasn't enough! I usually toss a …

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