Even though home ownership is considered the American dream, many young Americans can’t afford it. More than 78% of homeowners are 65 years old or older. Less than 36% of homeowners are under 35 years old.
Yet apartment renting isn’t always the cheaper option either. San Francisco features the highest average national rent prices. A studio apartment costs $2,500 monthly while a one-bedroom apartment costs $3,700 monthly.
In New York City, a one-bedroom costs $3,000 monthly.
The average national rent for a one-bedroom is $1,500. If you curb your enthusiasm relative to preferred locations and research on apartment rental sites such as Zumper, you’ll find many cities where rent is less than $600-a-month.
Small-cap winners galoreThe big stock market winners share one common attribute: Near the beginning of the ascent of their shares, the companies offer revolutionary products or services, are market leaders in their respective industries, or both. Some big stock market winners that possessed the attributes outlined above are Netflix (NFLX), which we recommended to investors in October 2002; Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), which we bought and recommended in July 2004; Baidu.com (BIDU), which we bought and recommended in August 2006; and MercadoLibre (MELI), which we recommended to investors in October 2010. Get up-to-date small-cap stock picks from David Frazier, editor of Small-Cap Profit Confidential.
Smarter cryptocurrency investmentsThe stock market crash of 2008 was the catalyst for his journey into alternatives. And interestingly, it was the impetus behind the creation of Bitcoin and the blockchain technology behind it. Keene Little wasn’t ready to risk his money yet but he was very curious, so he began charting Bitcoin’s technical patterns. What finally convinced him to dip a toe into digital currencies was seeing that they followed familiar price patterns that could be analyzed and successfully acted on. Now he shares those insights with subscribers to the Crypto Wealth Protocol.