President Donald Trump's son Eric is preparing to capitalize on a windfall he received from his father during the presidential campaign: He's combining three luxury Manhattan high-rise apartments, one of which he purchased at a throwaway price from his father, into one potentially lucrative penthouse.
The Trump name is being scrubbed off skylines from New York to Toronto to Rio as the brand backfires t takes all of 30 seconds for the doorman at Trump Place to kick me out of the building. "Ma'am, you need to leave," he says, when I tell him I am a journalist.
Buying real estate is about more than just finding a place to call home. Investing in real estate has become increasingly popular over the last 50 years and has become a common investment vehicle. Although the real estate market has plenty of opportunities for making big gains, buying and owning real estate is a lot more complicated than investing in stocks and bonds.
Putting your hard-earned IRA assets into a "self-directed" IRA can be a very good idea to grow long-term, tax-deferred or tax-free assets. But it doesn't work for everyone. With taxes going up for most people, you might be paying more attention to your tax-deferred retirement investing options, such as your Individual Retirement [...]