The term landlord has such a negative sound to it, much like the term boss. How about we call landlords living space creators so they can claim righteousness trying to help out the little guy and get a bunch of tax breaks in the process? Did we as a country forget how to spin shit?
Read up on bogelheads investment advice then forget about everything else. It is investment advice for people who don't want to spend years learning about everything. Most of my investing is done through vanguard, but I still like to pick stocks for fun though. Id like to thank eman for suggesting RIG. Ran the numbers on it and bought in at a little over 45/sh.