Mark Zuckerberg paid close to $100 million for 700 acres of beachfront property on the island of Kauai in 2014. Three holding companies controlled by Zuckerberg filed eight lawsuits in local court on December 30 against families who collectively inherited 14 parcels of land through the Kuleana Act, a Hawaiian law established in 1850 that for the first time gave natives the right to own the land that they lived on. The 14 parcels total just 8.04 of the 700 acres Zuckerberg owns, but the law gives any direct family member of a parcel's original owner the right to enter the otherwise private compound.
As bond yields rose, the prices of virtually everything paying an income stream got slammed. Some of my favorite dividend stocks, REITs and closed-end funds fell by 20% or more ... at a time when the broader stock market was rallying. This is where monthly dividend stocks come in handy.
According to self-made millionaire and financial adviser David Bach, buying a home is "an escalator to wealth." Bach says the smartest investments he ever made were all in real estate. He tells CNBC: "I first bought a home in San Francisco. It skyrocketed in price. I moved to New York and bought another home. It skyrocketed in price. My net worth has gone up millions and millions of dollars, simply because I've lived." Buying a home may be the biggest purchase you ever make, and you want to be sure the one you choose is one you can afford. First and foremost, Bach recommends having a down payment of at least 10%, though more is always better. Ideally, you'll want to put 20% down. Anything lower