Investment Income Update – June 2015

The income and portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of the June 30th, 2015. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income they generate on a yearly and average monthly basis. Also included is a chart with a historical look at my investment income since October 2003. Click here to access all […]

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IPOs On The Loyal3 Platform Have Significantly Outperformed

On June 12th, Loyal3 Securities announced its newest investor and advisory board member, Shaquille O’Neal, better known as Shaq. The former NBA superstar made an undisclosed investment in the company after learning about it through a friend. The recent investment by this sizable public figure shines a spotlight on this established financial startup that allows its […]

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Thor Industries: In It For The Long Haul

My goal as an income investor is to create a portfolio of investments that generate reliable and compounding cash flow to grow my net worth and fund my eventual retirement before I turn 56, the age my Dad retired. I’ve deployed a strategy of multiple streams of income including real estate, peer lending and dividend growth stocks to reach my goal. My […]

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How To Return From Vacation And Not Be Depressed

I’m on vacation with my family this week. I’ve put aside electronic devices and social media in favor of fishing rods, sandcastle tools, and amusement park rides with the kids. We’re going to relax, eat a ton of sugar, and create memories watching our kids frolic in the sand, water and sun. Preparing for our […]

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Investment Income Update – May 2015

The investment Income and Portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of the May 31st, 2015. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income they generate on a yearly and average monthly basis. Also included is a chart with a historical look at my investment income since October 2003. Click here to access all […]

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Control

Late last year, upper management at my client was feeling the heat. The boss’s boss’s boss needed to show the CIO that his division would not falter in a climate of adversity. To allay the perceived fears that the IT project would fail, the second highest executive on the totem pole made a decision. When that […]

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8 Reasons Why I Won’t Retire At 40

Later this month I turn the big 4-0. The day after, I’ll grab my messenger bag and commute back into the office. If things go according to my plan, the road to retirement will continue another 15 years. I will not retire at 40, though it’s a nice round number. It’s most notably “the hill”, […]

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20 Years In The Chevron DRIP

For my birthday in 1995, my uncle gifted me one share of Chevron (CVX) stock out of his dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). He was an employee at the time. He instructed me to regularly invest small amounts of money into the program and automatically reinvest the dividends I received. Eventually, he said, the quarterly dividend would […]

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Investment Income Update – April 2015

The investment Income and Portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of April 30th, 2015. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income they generate on a yearly and average monthly basis. Also included is a chart with a historical look at my investment income since October 2003. Click here to access […]

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6 Debt-Free Dividend Growth Stocks

One of the very first posts I wrote on this blog was called A Brief History of My Debt. I thought if I was going to write about money online, I should at least show that I’ve been mostly responsible with spending and saving. Street cred, if you will. Little did I know, momentous debt payoff […]

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Recent Option Trade: AT&T (T)

Over the years, I’ve dabbled in buying and selling stock options. Options are incredibly powerful tools for investing. However, you must be absolutely certain you understand each trade and use options according to your risk tolerance. Some strategies are quite simple and low-risk, while others can be complicated and carry a very high risk/reward. A […]

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Cutting The Cord – A Year Without Cable TV

Around this time last year, I wrote that our family was cutting the cord on cable TV. It’s time to follow up on how our lives have changed now that 12 months have passed. Read my post about saying bye bye to cable TV by clicking here. Overall, we have no regrets about our decision. […]

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Reject The Assertion You’ll Work Longer Than Your Parents

College graduation season will be here in no time. Graduates and their families will celebrate at an uplifting commencement ceremony, complete with speeches by inspirational alumni, business leaders and political figures, followed by a triumphant dinner at Applebees. Business Insider and other Twitter feeds will surely remind us that Steve Jobs gave a cool commencement […]

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Investment Income Update – March 2015

The investment Income Portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of March 31st, 2015. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income they generate on a yearly and average monthly basis. Also included is a chart with a historical look at my investment income since October 2003. One of the big attractions […]

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Featured On Debt Free Guys

Quick post today to point you over to the Debt Free Guys blog. John and David have been kind enough to feature me on their Money Masters series. THANK YOU!!! Click here to read the entire post. Please check it out! In the post, you’ll learn more about my story, my point of view as […]

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Sold: Mattel (MAT)

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, a genre of music called shoegaze emerged from the United Kingdom. Shoegaze, also known as dream pop, combined aspects alternative rock, ambient music, and British pop. The name shoegazing was coined because during live performances, the guitarists would stare down at their pedals creating a ‘wall of sound’, but not […]

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