Alternative investments can include
Radio Transcript, 60 seconds, for use during week
of Dec. 24.
This is an Invest Wisely minute brought to you by Iowa State University Extension.
Real estate is considered another alternative investment option
designed for the advanced investor or for someone who uses an
You can own real estate, own rental units, or invest in real
estate investment trusts, or REITs. (pronounced like feets)
Owning your own home is usually a good long-term investment,
but returns on other real estate options may not be a wise choice
unless you can do your own maintenance on rental units or until
the market settles down.
It helps to understand these investments and why they might
not be appropriate for the typical investor.
Invest Wisely comes from Iowa State University Extension
through a grant from the Investor Protection Trust providing
investor education on the web at investorprotection.org.