Hello and Welcome to the Joyful Dividends Blog. Other than sharing tips on saving money, making more income sources and living a life on your own terms, I hope to connect with readers who want to learn more about investing, invest better and sustainably. 

Today, I begin another series on how to invest with one of my favorite investment vehicles. It actually started more than 250 years ago! At that time, a group of merchants from the U.S. East Coast were discussing ways to build a pier in Boston. By raising funds from investors, they ended up owning the land and sharing rental income with all shareholders. They didn’t know it then, but these merchants were the founders of an early real estate investment trust, also known as a REIT.

Fancy Owning Part of the Building Where You Work? 

Have you wondered who owns the building …