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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Travel Scams And Robbery On The Backpacker Trail

Throughout all of my adventures, only three times have I been a target for crime because I was a traveler. That’s not bad considering I’ve visited 40+ countries over the past two decades. For the most part, using common sense and traveling with a friend or group is enough to avoid travel scams and danger. But […]

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The Greatest Risk To My Retirement Goal

More than a decade ago when my Dad retired from his teaching career at age 56, I told him my retirement goal was to beat him and stop working at age 55. It seemed natural to me that in order to live better off than my parents, I should retire before them. I reject the notion that […]

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Investment Income Update – February 2015

The investment Income/Portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of February 28th, 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. After January’s 3.1% decline of […]

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Should I Sell My Rental Property?

Over the life of this blog, I’ve written on occasion about the real estate I own. Real estate is included as one of my multiple streams of income, and buying two properties has had a huge impact on my financial life. Not entirely in a good way. During the last five months, I’ve been formulating […]

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It’s Tax Time, Don’t Screw It Up Like I Did

Every year the tax season arrives and we spend a chunk of our time filing taxes online, taking paperwork to a qualified tax professional or filling out a paper return. This year’s tax time goes from January 20th to April 15th. I do my own taxes and personally use and recommend TaxAct to file online, and […]

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This Blog Post Is Not Safe For Work (NSFW)

Reading this on your work computer? I suggest switching over to your smart phone. You may not want HR to know what you’re reading about here. But don’t worry, no more half-naked Bon Jovi babes (nsfw). There’s No Team In I If you’ve made it to this website, you’re probably devising a plan similar to mine. […]

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Investment Income Update – January 2015

The investment Income/Portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of January 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. January is typically a slow […]

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Recent Stock Purchase – Dover Corporation (DOV)

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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Financial Goals For 2015

In the past few weeks, I’ve reviewed my 2014 financial goals and calculated my forward investment income for the year’s end. Now it’s time to set some new financial goals for 2015. This year I’m lowering the number of goals (four compared to seven) I set while making the new ones more challenging, measurable, and targeted. I recently […]

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5 New Dividend Stocks In My No-Fee Portfolio

Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly growing the number of dividend stocks in my Loyal3 account. In the first post about my no-fee portfolio, I laid out my conviction for buying Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B), Disney (DIS), and Hasbro (HAS). I buy at least $50 worth of each stock every month, and plan to continue […]

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Investment Income Update – Dec 2014

The Investment Income/Portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of December 31st, 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 2003. It’s been a month and […]

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2014 Financial Goals Review

Happy New Year! It’s time to look at this past year’s goals to see how I performed. I set these financial goals in the post Retire Before Dad 2014 Financial Goals on 12/31/2013. I also did a mid-year review titled Whooah, We’re Halfway There featuring some vintage Bon Jovi pics with scantily clad women. Someone over at […]

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