Investment Income Update – Oct 15th 2014

The Investment Income/Portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of October 15th, 2014. 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 15th, 2003. I track my investment income […]

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Loyal3 IPO Review: Dave & Buster’s (PLAY)

I never thought I’d have the opportunity to by into an IPO before it goes public. Why? IPO’s were always reserved for the Wall Street firms’ best (i.e. wealthiest) customers. Not for individual investors like me. Right? Well, times have changed somewhat, and now certain IPOs are available to individual investors like you and me at Loyal3, at […]

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A Penny Smart, A Pound Foolish

Years ago I went to Ireland with a friend. We rented a car and drove from Galway to Kilkenny via the southwest peninsular route. Ireland is awash with beautiful landscapes and scenic drives lined with intricately built stone walls. The roads, however, can be narrow and tricky to navigate at times. One morning in a […]

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If My 2 1/2 Year-Old Son Could Buy Stocks

Raising two kids is the most fun I’ve ever had. I’m only 2 1/2 years into the adventure, but the experience of having kids far surpasses the fun I had in my youth and during the time I spent traveling the world. Watching our kids learn, grow, and develop their personalities is more entertaining than I ever imagined. […]

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Basic Technical Analysis – Bollinger Bands

It’s time for another installment of the series, Basic Technical Analysis for Dividend Investors. Last time, I introduced the subject of technical analysis and suggested that it should only be used as a secondary and supplemental tool after exhaustive fundamental analysis. Technical analysis is particularly useful for dividend investors when the decision to buy a […]

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Investment Income Update – Sept 15th 2014

The Investment Income/Portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of September 15th 2014. 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 15th 2003. I track my investment […]

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Recent Stock Purchase – Parker Hannifin (PH)

An updated version of this article was published on Seeking Alpha. 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, prior to age 59 1/2. I’ve deployed a strategy of creating multiple streams of income including real […]

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Quarterly Lending Club Review – Sept 2014

It’s been about three months since my last Lending Club Review so it’s time to take another look at my portfolio. Since May of 2013, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has been a source of income that I’m developing to help build net worth and ultimately fund my living expenses once I am done working a full-time job. I’ve […]

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Liebster Award And More About This Blog

This weekend I was nominated for a Liebster Award. It’s not really an award, more of a way to get to know some newer blogs better. For a decent explanation about the origin of the award, check out this link. Liebster means “dearest” in German. Many thanks to a blog called Two Strange Cookies for the nomination! Jake […]

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What Can Go Wrong Buying Condo Rentals?

As I alluded to in my recent investment income update, my time and attention this past month was spent on a failed attempt to purchase a new rental property. Five days before closing, I walked away from the deal. All told I lost about $1,000 due to associated costs leading up to the purchase, but […]

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Investment Income Update – Aug 15th 2014

The Investment Income page on my blog has been updated as of August 15th 2014. 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 15th 2003. I track my investment […]

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Basic Technical Analysis for Dividend Investors

Does technical stock analysis deserve a place in a dividend investor’s tool belt? Yes, I think it does for adding insight to short-to-mid-term trends and pricing. But technical analysis should only play a secondary and supplemental role after exhaustive fundamental and qualitative analysis. Some dividend investors may steer clear of technical analysis entirely because it […]

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That’s The Way I Want To Go

Two men from very different places in my life passed away in recent years. Both died almost instantaneously and without any forewarning. Both died in the presence of their peers. One died in retirement. The other died while still working. Coworker One morning I learned that an hour before I arrived at work, a colleague […]

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Three New Stocks In My No-Fee Portfolio

In a recent post, I mentioned that I opened a no-fee Loyal3 account to buy stocks without any transaction costs. The companies available to invest in are familiar to most and have many faithful customers. Loyal3 targets fans of the brands who would otherwise be intimidated by a traditional broker. The companies pay the trading fees […]

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Diversifying with Multiple Streams of Income

Around my eighth birthday, my Mom took me to a bank to set up a passbook savings account for me. I used it to deposit birthday money I received from my Aunts. If you’ve never seen one, it’s sort of a ledger of your bank account printed in a book the size of a passport. […]

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Investment Income Update – July 15th 2014

The Investment Income page on my blog has been updated as of July 15th 2014. 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 15th 2003. I track my […]

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