How Much Must You Make to Buy a House?

A mortgage research site has calculated the yearly salary needed for median-priced homes in markets across the country, from the priciest to more affordable cities such as Pittsburgh. To be able to make the monthly mortgage payments in San Francisco’s expensive market, you would have to earn $142,448, according to data compiled by HSH.com . […]

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Kinder Morgan: Filing Your Taxes After The KMP-KMI Merger

nvestors in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP), Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB) are now the proud owners of Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) after the reorganization of the Kinder Morgan empire last year. While I consider this to be a great development for shareholders, it does raise a few questions come tax time. I love MLPs. I love the […]

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Warren Buffett’s Secret of Success

We welcome back our new contributing editor, Shawn Allen, who this week looks at the amazing career of one of the world’s great investors and offers his insights into the phenomenal success ofWarren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway Corp. Shawn has been providing stock picks on his website at www.investorsfriend.com since the beginning of 2000 and has […]

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