Two Industrial Stocks I Recently Bought

Note: This post was meant to be published on 07/22 but was not due to the arrival of our new daughter. Some numbers are as of last week.  My taxable portfolio is always available for your viewing pleasure on the Income tab in the menu above. I’m up to 45 stocks now, which is hard […]

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Area Family’s College Costs Skyrocket 50% In A Single Day

WASHINGTON, DC. – One area family’s future college costs rose dramatically last week, skyrocketing by a whopping 50% in a single day. Sources say that the arrival of a beautiful baby girl was the catalyst. A neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, told this publication, “When I saw the RBD family pull into their driveway […]

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Don’t Need This Stinkin’ Job

A few years back, I was part of a corporate strategy meeting with my company’s business partner. The meeting’s purpose was to discuss an upcoming contract renewal bid for a large IT project. Our team was the incumbent, and this re-compete was expected to be highly competitive. Nearly $100 million dollars was at stake. In […]

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Lending Club Investing Review – July 2015

It’s been since last September that I wrote about my Lending Club investing performance. Quarterly reviews have proven to be overkill because not much changes month-to-month. But it is still exciting for me to watch this steadily compounding income stream grow at 11%, adding diversity to my multiple streams of income. So I still want to keep […]

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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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