So if you have some spare money like $100k or more, what would you invest in?

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    Nov 12, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    Hypothetically speaking, that is.

    This assumes you already have a full time job and don't have time to manage another business, other than making general, non day-to-day decisions.

    And putting it in the bank, buying land/gold/platinum or giving it away...let's just say those aren't your options now.
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    Buy some rental property.
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    Buying rental property, doesn't that involve a lot of "day-to-day" decisions? Like which lawyer and repairman to hire when the renter trashes your place? lol
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidShort the euro, especially if Greece opts out or is forced out.


    But I was looking forward to going to Portugal next year...that would be so sad if I don't have a stable currency to buy things with.icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidBuying rental property, doesn't that involve a lot of "day-to-day" decisions? Like which lawyer and repairman to hire when the renter trashes your place? lol
    Not really. If you invest in a ghetto building, you're gonna get ghetto people that will cause problems for you. Ideally you want to rent to people that actually care about their credit/rental history.
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    I'd invest in the same thing that got me the $100K to begin with.
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    q1w2e3 saidBuying rental property, doesn't that involve a lot of "day-to-day" decisions? Like which lawyer and repairman to hire when the renter trashes your place? lol
    Not really. If you invest in a ghetto building, you're gonna get ghetto people that will cause problems for you. Ideally you want to rent to people that actually care about their credit/rental history.


    I'm one of those people...why do you think I'm still renting?icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'd invest in the same thing that got me the $100K to begin with.

    Already done...hypothetically speaking.icon_lol.gif
    (if you're talking about investing in more education, no thank you.)
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    Human Resources.... 105.gif
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    malefeet saidHuman Resources.... 105.gif

    Explain.
    You mean like bribing the local politicians? icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    Go on a fabulous summer in Paris and Cannes!

    Invest in your brain and experience culture!
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    balmain saidGo on a fabulous summer in Paris and Cannes!

    Invest in your brain and experience culture!


    Done and done. Hypothetically speaking.
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    Nov 12, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    malefeet saidHuman Resources.... 105.gif

    Explain.
    You mean like bribing the local politicians? icon_lol.gif


    um.....Can we talk?.....icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 12, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    Crowd funding via social networking.

    The House plans to pass a law making it legal for entrepreneurs to offer investments in their startups to small investors. Normally entrepreneurs have to register with the SEC and deal with all kinds of BS. But with crowd funding, they can solicit anybody to invest.

    Beyond this...BUY GOLD. Gold Traders Most Bullish Since 2004 on Debt Crisis.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-11/gold-traders-most-bullish-since-2004-on-deepening-debt-crisis-commodities.html

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    Nov 12, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    malefeet saidHuman Resources.... 105.gif


    "Feet" aren't a resource.
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    Nov 12, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    Microventure sounds interesting. It's like gambling with a purpose.
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    Nov 12, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    This is the first time that I've ever heard of $100k referred to as spare money.

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    Nov 12, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    Let me loose on 5th Avenue. And if there's dough left over, at an Audi dealership.
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    Nov 12, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    berry8330 saidLet me loose on 5th Avenue.


    The good stores are on Madison. I don't think any are even on 5th.
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    Nov 12, 2011 6:24 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    berry8330 saidLet me loose on 5th Avenue.


    The good stores are on Madison. I don't think any are even on 5th.


    Saks, Bergdorf Men's, Lord & Taylor, Armani Exchange, Abercrombie, Apple, Diesel, H&M, Zara, Kenneth Cole, Barneys...
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    Nov 12, 2011 9:03 AM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier said
    malefeet saidHuman Resources.... 105.gif


    "Feet" aren't a resource.


    Says who? icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 12, 2011 9:49 AM GMT
    Pssh, you're all shallow with your "short futures" this and "private equity funds" that....

    I'd invest in a Maserati or two icon_twisted.gif

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    Nov 12, 2011 9:52 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva said
    White4DarkerFL said
    Beyond this...BUY GOLD. Gold Traders Most Bullish Since 2004 on Debt Crisis.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-11/gold-traders-most-bullish-since-2004-on-deepening-debt-crisis-commodities.html

    Absolutely not. Gold is over. Anyone who gets in now is a sucker.


    Actually, Barrick Gold (one of the leading gold companies in the world) completely dehedged all their gold futures contracts that were well into 2012 in order to completely expose their balance sheets to the rise in gold prices.

    So gold experts think otherwise icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 12, 2011 12:40 PM GMT
    Triver89 said
    jpBITCHva said
    White4DarkerFL said
    Beyond this...BUY GOLD. Gold Traders Most Bullish Since 2004 on Debt Crisis.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-11/gold-traders-most-bullish-since-2004-on-deepening-debt-crisis-commodities.html

    Absolutely not. Gold is over. Anyone who gets in now is a sucker.


    Actually, Barrick Gold (one of the leading gold companies in the world) completely dehedged all their gold futures contracts that were well into 2012 in order to completely expose their balance sheets to the rise in gold prices.

    So gold experts think otherwise icon_twisted.gif


    Exactly. From the Bloomberg article...

    Gold traders and analysts are the most bullish in at least seven years as investors accumulate metal at the fastest pace since August to protect their wealth from a widening European debt crisis.
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    Nov 12, 2011 1:10 PM GMT
    As a financial advisor, I'd encourage you to think about both your time horizon and your risk tolerance. That said, assuming you're talking about long term (like retirement money) and you're OK with risk, I'd put 40% in VTI, 30% in EEM,10% IN EFA, and keep 20% in cash.