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We teach our children the value of gold and jewels from a very young age. Whether it's letting them dress up in mom's pearls, or reading them fairy tales about dragons and treasure, everyone universally agrees that precious metals are, well, precious. However, given the current market conditions, are diamonds are strong investment option? Is now the time to take advantage of the value of your old engagement ring or wedding band, or should you [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
While replacing the siding, the contractor discovered extensive rot and moisture damage.
I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Kim and I are, at long last, finished with major remodeling on our new home. That means I'll have plenty of time to write about money again. Yay! (As bonus good news, I'll probably be writing less about the house. But not today. Today, I'm writing about the house.) The bad news is that our remodeling projects took much longer (and cost much [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The world has a strange way of not ending, despite the prognostications for the end of days by a number of cult leaders over the years. One such false prophecy was studied by a group of researchers from the University of Minnesota who joined a cult in Chicago incognito to study it from the inside. The...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks [...]
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Understanding 401k Plans
Since the first 401k became available as part of The Revenue Act of 1978 they have become a mainstay in retirement planning. While most people are familiar with the 401k plan, many people struggle with some of the details. 401k plans require a plan administrator and use some terms that are unique to the plans. 401k basics 401k retirement plans came at a time when companies wanted to get away from promising to give employees a monthly [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
What Is Holding PPL Stock Back From Growing?
PPL (NYSE: PPL) is an electric utility company whose stock price has been treading water the past year. While the market as a whole is up over 12%, PPL stock has managed to just eek out a 2% gain. And earnings are not an issue. So what could be holding this stock back from growing? Today we are going to look at what potential issues investors feel PPL faces and whether or not they are reasons [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Digital Realty Dividend
Digital Realty Trust (DLR) is a fast-growing real estate investment trust (REIT) that has raised its dividend every year since going public in 2004. While the company is still far from having a long enough dividend growth history to qualify as a member of the dividend aristocrats list, it has numerous attractive qualities for investors seeking income and growth. Digital Realty is a direct beneficiary of the rapidly growing use of data by businesses and [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
selling car for top dollar
I like to keep my cars as long as possible. My first car I sold when it had 225,000 miles on it. I picked up a used car that was four years newer and only had 80,000 miles on it. When she started having troubles, I got rid of her for another newer used car with 100,000 miles on it. Now she is beginning to fall apart, so I am in the process of buying a [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Over the weekend, we traveled to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio for Bloggy Conference 2017. What a gorgeous weekend for a road trip! Surprisingly, the weather was lovely with temperatures in the upper 70s. Cedar Point's HalloWeekends are frightfully fun! On our way home from Cedar Point, we ran into some trouble with our car. […] The post Should We Pay to Repair Our Car or Buy a New Car? appeared first on Two Cup House. [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How to get the best 401k for young adults What's the fastest way for most of us to get rich? By investing as much as we can as early as we can into a 401k. As a reader asks, though, what's the best 401k for young adults? A Traditional 401k or a Roth 401k? Listen to what is the best 401k for young adults? Meet our young adult, Carter After listening to Queer Money™ episode 61, “5 Steps [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If you're reading this blog, you're probably a saver. And I'd bet you'd cringe a little if someone called you a spender. Frugality is nerdy. And by nerdy, I mean cool. So, I laughed a little when someone forwarded me an article written by Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad) where he called me a loser: And then it got worse. Robert called us out by name: I was amused, but a little sad [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“We're not the same people today as we were yesterday – we're constantly changing and becoming better versions of ourselves (hopefully)! Who's to say what we'll want the next day, or even the next month/year/decade?” [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“I was pathetic. While at work, I wasn't able to make online purchases. So, I'd call my Mom to make these purchases on my behalf…That's probably why I didn't have a girlfriend in my 20s.” [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“My mom thinks that if she had $1,100 a month she'd be able to retire rich. That's just $13,200 a year. To most people reading this that amount is poverty level. You need millions to retire, right?” [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
While I was away in August, I noticed a recent theme in many bloggers talking about happiness and even more dangerously, pursuing happiness. Since our emotions play a major role in building and sustaining wealth, I wanted to share our experience on how Financial Independence and Happiness have interacted in our journey. This blog is […] The post How Pursuing Financial Independence and Happiness Leads to Total Failure appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan speak with Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle, in Portland, Oregon, and they answer the following questions: How often do you recommend reassessing your values to ensure your short-term actions still align with your long-term goals? When is bankruptcy the appropriate option for those people that are struggling with their finances? How do I help my partner [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Real estate investing is my favorite path to retire early and confidently. Whether real estate is a small or large portion of your investment portfolio, you can use it to build wealth, generate income, and reach financial independence. How long does the journey to retirement or financial independence take? Of course, it depends on your situation. […] The post How to Retire Early & Confidently Using Real Estate Investing appeared first on Coach Carson. [...]
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Do you play fantasy sports? Well if you do you are among the over 59 million other USA and Canadians who do. Believe it or not, fantasy sports is not considered gambling; it's considered a game of skill. By definition, gambling means to play games of chance for money or take risky action in the […] The post Fantasy Sports appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I was browsing the Bogleheads forum last night, and my eyes naturally gravitated to the thread titled “What is FI if you love your job?” The short answer is that FI is financial independence. Nothing more, nothing less, and it doesn't look any different if you love, hate, or feel indifferent towards your job. The long answer, after learning that the man asking the question is about 10 years away from FI, includes the fact that the [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest blog post: Most of us experience some financial struggles at one time or another, and often, it means we have to think of ways to get some form of credit to see us through a big bill or unexpected expense. There are a lot of financial products out there that can help, and of course, one of these is the notorious pay day loan. These loans have helped a lot of [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
https://www.thesimpledollar.com/will-the-new-iphone-8-and-iphone-x-be-worth-the-investment-nope/ [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I just made a couple of purchases today. These are all dividend payers and ones that I'm adding to positions I already have. First is AT&T. I purchased an additional 100 shares of T at $37.1359/share. This adds $196 in annual dividend income. While this purchase does slightly increase my cost basis in AT&T, I do feel that it is still undervalued at this level, especially since I don't think the acquisition of Time Warner is [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Last week I spent some time at Finovate Fall 2017. The event has historically focused on company demos, where various companies showcase their product in a live demonstration. This year, they expanded their content to include panel discussions on days three and four. This was my first time attending Finovate and my primary interest was seeing some of the innovative things companies are working on. There were over 70 companies demoing and I was not around [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
UPDATE: September 18, 2017 Today, the trade closed. Both legs got purchased back for 0.05 debit. ORIGINAL TRADE Another strangle opened today: STO 2 STX Sep22 34.00 call STO 2 STX Sep22 30.00 put @ 0.44 credit limit STX @ 32.19 IV @ 34.92% EM @ 1.87 DTE @ 15 Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/07/2017 $88.00 09/18/2017 -$20.00 09/18/2017 $68.00 CLOSED Acc# 8008 [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
With more than $1.5 Billion in funded loans to date, LendKey is one of the most promising providers in the student loan space. Offering private student loans as well as student loan refinancing options, LendKey has partnered with more than 250 community banks and credit unions across the United States to emphasize better customer service and … LendKey Review 2017 + $100 BonusRead More » The post LendKey Review 2017 + $100 Bonus appeared first [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
https://www.makingsenseofcents.com/2017/09/create-a-life-you-dont-need-to-escape-from.html [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Rent to Own in 2017
Are you currently renting but want to own your own home someday? Maybe your credit just isn't in the shape you need it to be right now to qualify for a mortgage. Or maybe you don't have the cash for a down payment saved up just yet. Or maybe both. Whatever your reasons are for not buying right now, you should know that there are programs out there for people just like you. Every [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Last week, I told you I was getting ready to invest $100K in the stock market. You who told me to wait, I appreciate your concerns I know, the stock market is high, but my premise is that it will continue to rise. If you want to bring history to the table, let's take a different look at it. Did you know that after Black Monday of October 26th 1987, the stock market humped on [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Lately, Facebook's “On This Day” has been showing me things that I have done since joining Facebook over 10 years ago. It is hard to believe that I am turning 35 later this month. It seemed not too long ago I was just enjoying my early 20's. Where did the time go? In the past year, I have been reminded by the same thing over and over – that time is relative, 10 years may seem like [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How teens can make extra money without flipping burgers
Earning money as a teenager can be an exciting opportunity as you can work as much (or little) as you want. Since you still live at home, your teen years are an excellent opportunity to establish a micro-business that generates enough income to pay your monthly bills before you move out after graduation. Teen jobs are also a great way to explore potential career paths. Flipping burgers or being a department store cashier are not the [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) What is a Blockchain? A blockchain is basically a digital and decentralized ledger that can record virtually any type of transaction between 2 parties in an efficient, verifiable, permanent, and secure way. The first blockchain was conceptualised by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 and implemented in 2009 as a core component of the digital currency Bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for all transactions. Since the creation of Bitcoin, [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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The hype of cryptocurrencies has almost reached fever-pitch as commentators see the meteoric rise of Bitcoin as a bubble. Whether it is a bubble or just the start of a new norm, is anyone's guess. I can see it going both ways, but I have been intrigued enough to start researching it. It has been my focus over the summer, as I try to understand this new space. While the cryptocurrencies get all the media attention, [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dividend aristocrats, such as Cardinal Health (CAH), have long been a staple in dividend growth investors' portfolios, and for very good reason. Nothing says “stable, growing, and healthy business” like 25+ years of consecutive dividend growth. With 30 straight years of very impressive 19.7% average annual payout increases, Cardinal Health has proven itself as a dominant industry leader and excellent long-term investment. However, the medical industry is undergoing some major shifts, resulting in changes that [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
We all know your credit score is extremely important, but what is a good credit score? Is yours any good? We look at data to find out for sure!
Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life. So much so, people try to get a “perfect” credit score of 850. Here's the thing… a perfect score and an almost perfect score are the same. Someone with a 800 and an 850 will get very nearly the same interest rate (you never know when some bank will give some special rate for an 850 to get some press), but the person with [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Over the past several weeks, there were three high yielding dividend growth stocks that raised distributions for shareholders. I am going to do a quick review on all three, using my criteria for evaluating dividend growth stocks. I review the list of dividend increases every week. I then narrow the list down based on a variety of criteria such as minimum streak of annual dividend increases. The... To read the whole article, please click on the [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Walk to My Hidden Green
This is a guest post from my friend Ryland King. When I read it, I immediately wished we had actually been on this walk together. Read it slowly. Take in all the lessons in his prose. I've bolded a few of my favourites. [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
All of my recent Ask the Readers have been deep and serious! I've been asking about focus, sleep issues and even death. No fun! Besides, why should y'all have to figure out my problems? I should just hire a therapist! The kids are back in school. There is new snow in the mountains. It's still dark at 6am. Summer is quickly fading. Summer Adventures We were traveling fools this summer, spending 41 days away from our house. Our [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It has been nine months since I called it quits from work. A full-term pregnancy. It's been a wild ride, and I've learned quite a bit about what it takes to actually turn early retirement into a reality. You gotta be a special kind of person. Throughout these pages, I try to make one thing very clear: Early retirement is not for everyone. My goal with this blog isn't to convince anyone that early retirement is [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hi all! Life has been a bit crazy over here at the CMO place, leading to a short hiatus from the blog. But after some recent events in the personal finance world, I just had to write an article. This is a subject I've given a lot of thought to over the years, and I'd love to share it with you. What recent events am I talking about? Let's see – there was a post about [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Beware Of The Life Insurance Bait And Switch Tactic
Now that I'm a father, one of the first things I did was call up my life insurance provider to review how much life insurance I have and go through the various term life insurance options. I was reminded of an existing $1,000,000 term life policy that's expiring in five years. It was taken out 10 years ago when I was thinking of getting married. I figured, given I had about $1,200,000 in mortgage debt from [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Alright guys – I'm on a new mission over here! I've whined about this before, but ever since I've gone down this glorious road of minimalism and not shopping anymore, my wardrobe has gone completely from Rockstar to Vagabondstar and my clothes are literally falling a part. Remember these pants that I had my mom sew up a kajillion times? Well picture them now without any patches whatsoever, and then add 13 more holes to it where there's [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The financial aspects of the early retirement journey are well trod at this point: reduce your expenses, save at a high rate, invest in assets that create passive income, blah blah blah. What's less talked about is the emotional journey, which means that a lot of us are stepping off the map, and heading into uncharted territory. But it doesn't have to be that way. Here's our take on navigating those emotions, and why the [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Reading Time: 9 minutesI have done numerous interviews and blog posts across the personal finance blogosphere and after enough time passes I like to share those pieces with you here on this blog. I hope you enjoy the interview below and learn a few things you didn't know about GYFG. This interview was originally published on Adam Chudy's blog. Please enjoy! What's your story? Feel free to share in any free form you choose about how you got [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Is Blogging Income Really Passive Income?
Hey, readers. I need your help today. Please vote on the poll at the end of this post. My question is this – should I consider blogging income as passive income? In 2017, we are very close to being able to cover 100% of our expenses with our passive income, but we're not quite there yet. I don't count blogging income as passive income at the moment. If I count blogging income, then we're there. [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list helps me identify candidates for further analysis.This week, six companies on my watch list announced dividend increases, including one of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. » [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Packing lightly and effectively is a desired art. Here's a comprehensive, helpful guide to get you there.
Note: This is a guest post from Natalie Sisson, Suitcase Entrepreneur. Packing lightly and effectively is a desired art. Much like travel, the more you do, the better you become at it. Until one day you wake up and feel like a pro as you whip out your perfectly packed, minimalist suitcase, at the ready, with the essentials you need. My aim is to help you get to that point, one essential item at a time, [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Wow. Big changes ahead for me. And these changes have major implications on the rest of my life. At the end of September, I'm relocating to Chiang Mai, Thailand for the foreseeable future. It's exciting on one hand. Scary on the other. But I'm thinking a lot more about the former than the latter. It's the...Read More » [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It is possible to retire from the military a millionaire. I know a few people who have done it. I hit the mark before retirement. No rich parents, no help, wife didn't work. Can the average military member go from being in debt to military millionaire? We all see websites and books from people who were deep in debt and somehow quickly made millions. Maybe we should read their books or infomercials and try their methods… I believe [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Last week I received a report from Fundrise that included a survey on the preparedness of Millennials for the next financial crisis. The majority of young people aren't too confident: They also found that nearly half of this group feels there's nothing they can do about it. Maybe for some there is nothing they can...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
https://asmallwardrobe.com/2017/09/16/five-ways-minimalism-has-changed-my-life/ [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I uncover a high-quality dividend growth stock that appears to be undervalued each week for Daily Trade Alert, which is a site that focuses on dividend growth investing, stocks, and unique investment opportunities. I've been writing for them for years now, and they're just great over there. Each week, I publish an excerpt of my...Read More » [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As you probably already know, Apple Inc is the technology company behind some of the world's most famous electronic gadgets such as the iPhone and iPad. Nearly everywhere you look you can see someone searching for something on an Apple product. A well-known product such as the Apple iPhone often makes for a well-known investment opportunity […] [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Nothing Matters More than your Savings rate. Now that I've been in deep on the journey to financial freedom, one learns quite a bit. From investing, making every dollar and hour count, to maximizing your investments to the highest level with tax efficient accounts. Additionally, I've learned the utmost importance of having an extremely high savings rate. One cannot do any of the items above if you spend all of your money! A few [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I've curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues. Presenting, this week's Sunday Best: I always have fun with interview posts, and my latest Q&A was no exception. The Gen Y Finance Guy asks 16 questions, and I answer 'em. Interview with [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Welcome and thanks for reading!In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.Received Dividends: September 11, 2017 € 17.95 - Emerson Electric Co.September 12, 2017 € 44.41 - Target Corporation€ 40.35 - Chevron Corporation€ 31.38 - Johnson [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Topics of discussion for the week ending in September 15, 2017: Litecoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrencies, Clean Energy, Gold, Silver, Mining Stocks. Brief mention (used as examples): Garibaldi Resources, AVZ Minerals, Erdene Resources, GoldQuest Mining. Continue at Steemit… [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Investment Hunting This is a late post, covering my Etherium (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) transactions over Labor Day weekend. I'm writing about these two sales, what I did with the money, and the current state of the cryptocurrency market. Rewind a few weeks to Labor day weekend. Bitcoin, well really all Altcoins, were on a steep rise. […] The post My Cryptocurrency Portfolio Update – Etherium and Litecoin Sells appeared first on Investment Hunting. [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I'm big on recycling. Whenever I go on walks, I make sure to pick up any bottles or cans I see on the street and put them in our big recycle bin at home. And almost every day at the train station I see bottles and cans laying around, so I'm sure to pick them up and put them in my bag. So naturally every few months, having accumulated quite a bit of these [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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This ” Super Easy DIY Halloween Decorations ” post shows the easy Halloween decorations you can do at home without spending too much money. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. One of these days, a lot of us will start buying Halloween decors or Halloween decorations. I bet you that some have already done their shopping. Everywhere you go now whether its BJs, Target, and Walmart, you will find Halloween stuff in the stores already. That [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Another month has passed and it is time again for my monthly Income/Expenses report. In these reports I highlight what income I made during the month, what sources all of the income came from, and where it all went, on the 'expenses'-side; showing all purchases by category...every dollar! Ideally, when it all is calculated I achieve a high savings rate, and then I post that to my Savings Rate tab for month-by-month tracking of progress.General [...]
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Uprooted  Trees
Uprooted Trees Where has the past week gone?! It was a wild week, but it turned out pretty well in the Tampa Bay area. Certainly, much better than it could have. The flood prone areas are still flooded, and the coastal areas lost a ton of trees….but this storm really threaded the needle. We evacuated over to Tampa, because the 40 year old….termite infested…..stick built….apartment we rent is no place to ride out a storm. Due [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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During the week I share the latest marketplace lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here. Goldman Sachs to take on UK retail banks from Financial Times – Both banks and fintech lending platforms in the UK should be paying attention to this latest move from Goldman Sachs. ‘Once you're a pirate, serving in the navy is [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If you drive a car for several years or you have other motorized vehicles in you have other motorized vehicles in your garage including a motorcycle, boat, or an ATV, you might have a few old car batteries in your garage. When you are ready to clean house, you might think nothing twice of simply […] [...]
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It's a worthwhile goal to be great at something – top one percent great. Being a jack of all trades, master of none is an excuse many of us use because we aren't willing to try harder. We know this, so we settle for good enough. Good enough is good enough if you're content. But Read More... The post Why Settle For A Good Retirement, When You Can Go For A Great One? appeared first on Financial [...]
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Today's Saturday Selection from the White Coat Investor is an oldie but goodie discussing defined benefit pension plans, also known as cash balance plans. While the plans aren't available to W-2 employees, they can be an option for those whose income is earned as a 1099, i.e. the self-employed and practice partners. The higher your marginal tax rate, the more benefit you'll see from a cash balance plan. Read on to learn more of the pros [...]
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Being a child of the 1970s I am your typical Gen-X born and raised in the U.S. with my share of vivid childhood memories. One of those memories which jumped into my head recently was the animated series called Schoolhouse Rock! These were short subjects that aired on Saturday mornings (during cartoon hours) that covered many different subjects from grammar to science to economics and even civics. If you were a kid in the 1970s [...]
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Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show. The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words to inspire more simplicity in your life today. Your Wants Are Out of Control | Sky Patterson by Sky Patterson. Very [...]
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Well, I finally did it! I am now onboard the cryptocurrency bandwagon. This week, I purchased some Litecoin (LTC) to get started… Here is the update for the week ending on September 15, 2017. Bought 100 coins of Litecoin (LTC) @ $45.20/coin Bought 80 coins of Litecoin (LTC) @ $42.20/coin Although I've known about cryptos for awhile now, it was still a pretty cool experience to trade for the first time live using GDAX… Thanks to the large smackdown [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dear Penny, I thought it'd be interesting to compare our actual moving expenses with our estimated moving expenses. And I believe this will lead into a rant about modern living, early retirement, and education. We'll see. Let's take a peak out the window of our new situation. Before we moved, I estimated $30,000 in expenses. … Continue reading "Rich Examines Moving Expenses, Minimalism vs. Serial Killers, His Cat's Shopping Habits, Modern Living, and The FIRE [...]
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It's important in life to have long term goals, too many of us worry about today, tomorrow and this weekend, without ever looking at 5 years, 10 years, 20 years. The problem with long term goals is that as we grow and change, so do our goals. Goals you set … The post The Danger Of Ever Increasing Long Term Goals appeared first on Action Economics. [...]
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If you are drowning in credit card debt, have payday loan balances or are struggling to pay off personal loans, it may be time to start thinking of ways to reduce what you owe. The good news is that there are many ways in which you can reduce outstanding balances and increase your level of financial security. In many cases, your creditors will work with you to relieve some or all of your debt burden. Consolidate [...]
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I first arrived in this country as an immigrant back in 1991. I tried to apply for a credit card and was rejected. Multiple times. The reality was that my stellar credit history in Australia was meaningless in this country. Our next guest on the Lend Academy Podcast is trying to solve this problem. They also happen to be the winner of the startup competition, PitchIt @ LendIt, in March, 2017. Misha Esipov is the CEO [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
All figures are generated from Mint.com. Another really solid $9k gain. I'm getting really close to reaching escape velocity. The only account that continues to go down is my house. The value fell from $129,000 to $128,000. The three month home value has now fallen about $9,000 from $136,000 to $129,000. Hurricane Harvey kicked the shit out of us down here in Houston last month, but fortunately I live north of the city and was [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Median Income Grows to $70,336 The results from last year's national census about family incomes have been released. Below is a table showing how much we all made in 2015. Overall the median national income was $70,336. This means half of Canadians made more than this number, and the other half made less. Atlantic provinces and Quebec saw the lowest median incomes for some reason. There seems to be a trend for [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Over a year ago my wife and I went into the city for a very special appointment. It wasn't a dinner date or to go see a movie, no it was far more unique and Read more… The post One Of The Best Things We've Ever Done appeared first on Mutilate The Mortgage. [...]
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With 41 straight years of dividend increases, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is a favorite among many dividend growth investors and a member of the select group of 51 dividend aristocrats in the S&P 500. The stock is even a holding in Bill Gates' dividend portfolio here. Let's take a closer look at what has made Walgreens such a great business, one marked by very fast dividend growth (13.4% annual payout growth over the last 30 [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday September 14, I bought 25 shares of LTC Properties Inc. at $ 48.29 per share plus commission.My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 46.81 to $ 47.25 per share. I totally hold now 95 shares of LTC and my yield on cost is 4.83%. You can look at my first purchase of LTC here.Details of my purchase: With current yearly dividend ($ 2.28), my last purchase 25 [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
What Are You Really Buying?
This is a guest post from my friend Sarah. After reading the original post on her blog, I asked if she'd be willing to write a longer version and share more of her story with us. I'm grateful she agreed. 🙂 I have always wanted to do a shopping ban. Well, maybe not always, but for a long time. I first came across the idea on Cait's blog several years ago, and I was immediately intrigued. [...]
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I have been reading about real estate crowdfunding platforms over the past several months. Many of these platforms seem to market to investors, showcasing high dividend yields in the 8% - 10%/year range. I was intrigued, and tried researching those. After all, if I can obtain 10%/year investing in real estate easily, I can just retire and call it a day. I read the following two articles in my... To read the whole article, please click on the [...]
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The Friday Feast is my attempt at picking out a few things from the personal finance community that I found interesting this week. It's also a chance for me to keep you fine readers updated on where we are in the U.S. Here's what's up in the personal finance community Joe over at Retire by 40 is talking about his passive income strategy for 2017. Check out a letter that The Financial Diet wrote to her boss who, [...]
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monkey in shock
That's a comment I just left on a friend's blog post – “I'd scoop up poop if it made me happy.” It was in response to her going back to a 9-5 again after trying her hand at entrepreneurship (congrats, Lauren!), and reminded me of how far I've come in my own thinking over the years… Back when I quit got laid off of my job 7 years ago, I told the world I'd never go back [...]
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As I mentioned earlier this week, I'm currently building my $100K retirement portfolio. In the upcoming weeks, I'll buy shares of 20 different companies. This morning, I share with you 1 quick analysis of my first purchase: 102 shares of Lazard (LAZ): Quick Stats: COMPANY NAME (TICKER): LAZARD (LAZ) TYPE OF HOLDING: CONSERVATIVE SECTOR: FINANCIAL SERVICES CURRENT DIVIDEND YIELD: 3.72% 5 YEAR REVENUE GROWTH: 4.99% 5 YEAR EPS GROWTH: 14.65% 5 YEAR DIVIDEND GROWTH: 19.75% PAYOUT RATIO: 77.96% Business Model Lazard, together with its subsidiaries, operates [...]
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Someone asked me last week how I find the time to write so much. There are a number of explanations for this — its part of my routine, I prioritize it and I don't have a ton of other hobbies (no fantasy football, no Facebook, no drinks with friends every night, etc.). I also really enjoy...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017, Continue reading at the source
When I first started this blog, it's main goal was to keep me accountable especially with regards to erasing the debt that had crept into my life. I felt the blog would keep me accountable while I shared my monthly updates of debt reduction. Fast forward a few years and debt eradication just isn't a huge part of my life anymore (thankfully). Notwithstanding, I had an interesting conversation with a co-worker and [...]
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Published September 14th, 2017 This is a guest contribution from ModestMoney. Investors are of all stripes. Some build portfolios around growth opportunity, others stake their wealth on mature businesses which will last for decades to come. These options are not mutually exclusive, though the average investor tends to heavily favor one or the other. Not […] The post Debunking Common Arguments Against Dividend Investing appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
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Just as you can make money recycling aluminum cans, it is also possible to make money recycling glass bottles and jars as well. If you go through a lot of glass containers in your house, such as soda, beer or other glass beverage containers – or if you know others who buy a fair amount […] [...]
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Again a dividend increase from Realty Income for my Vrijheid Fonds. Tuesday Realty Income (O) announced a 0.2% increase in its monthly dividend for common stockholders. The dividend is raised from $0.2115 to $0.212. It was the 93nd consecutive dividend increase since it went public. The dividend pay date is October 13, 2017 to shareholders of record on October 2, 2017 (ex dividend September 29, 2017). Chief Executive Officer – John P. Case said: “We are [...]
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Published by Bob Ciura on September 14th, 2017 Investing in high-yield dividend stocks can be hazardous to one's wealth. High yields of 8% or more look extremely attractive on the surface, but can end badly if the company in question cannot afford to pay the dividend. As a result, it is very important for investors […] The post Crius Energy Trust: A High-Quality Utility With An 8% Yield & Monthly Dividends appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
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Ways to Make Extra Money From Home
Once you have committed to purchasing something, you should buy the highest quality that fits your needs and your budget. Although this rule is really true for any purchase, there are a few purchases that you should prioritize when it comes to getting quality. This is because spending the extra dollars on the cream of the crop for these products and services will greatly enhance both your health and your finances in the long-run. If you [...]
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The following is a guest blog post: You are not alone, we all have them! Impulsive and unplanned spending plagues most of us and ruins our budget on a monthly basis. And, the advertisements aggravate the situation! There is always the Latest this and the Latest that! In the information age, electronic gadgets, especially Smart phones, tablets, and company are doing the trick. Quite often you find that you purchased an item you hadn't budget for! Whatever [...]
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Lanny and I are constantly writing about our pursuit of financial freedom. We invest every dollar and spend every extra minute we can side-hustling to allow us to break the shackles of the 9-5 (or in our case 7 – 6) jobs to pursue our dreams and focus on what makes us happiest in life. The dividend and side hustle income will allow us to cover our regular living expenses, take the pressures [...]
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Transgender life insurance Searching for life insurance as a transgender individual is complicated, but the good news is more insurance companies are updating their coverage policies, and transgender life insurance is now a thing. Can I get transgender life insurance coverage? Things are getting better for all LGBT people. You can not only get transgender life insurance, but some carriers benefit you more as a transgender person depending on your goals for coverage. Let's look at which carriers [...]
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My 401(k) savings have grown to a plump 6-figure level after 14 years of participating in my employer's plan. For 13 of those years, it was a very crappy 401(k) plan due to poor fund selection, high expense ratios (fees), and third-party adviser fees. The third party did nothing after 2004. But they still took fees […] The post Why Your 401(k) Is Broken (And How To Fix It) appeared first on Retire Before Dad. [...]
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This ” Save Money: How To Add Multiple $100,000s To Your Account ” post describes what you can do to possibly save hundred of thousands of dollars with simple tweaks in your spending habits. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Who doesn't want to have $100,000 in their accounts? I know it's not me because I like to have a cushion in my account for both retirement and emergency purposes. The next thing I have [...]
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In the span of 6 weeks we bought our first home, sold some of our lovely starter furniture, and launched a 5 figure product online. Oh, and we bought our home with only a 1% downpayment! I didn't think any of it was possible 7 weeks ago. To top it all off, I just wrapped […] The post Buying a Home with 1% Down & Other Stuff We Did While Away for a Month appeared first [...]
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Why I'm Not Joining Amazon Prime
I have nothing against Amazon. I love Amazon. It's awesome to order stuff from home and avoid going shopping IRL. Every guy hates shopping so we love Amazon by default. Amazon saves time and usually it's a pretty good bargain. However, I'm not joining Amazon Prime. Amazon is already a great service and I don't think anyone really needs Amazon Prime. It's a frivolous purchase. Today, we'll go through the benefits of Amazon Prime and [...]
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My biggest wins and losses to date in mining stocks. Continue at Steemit… [...]
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Investopedia explains volatility pretty well: In other words, volatility refers to the amount of uncertainty or risk about the size of changes in a security's value. A higher volatility means that a security's value can potentially be spread out over a larger range of values. This means that the price of the security can change...Read More » [...]
Wed, Sep 13, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today Philip Morris International announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.04 to $ 1.07 per share that's payable October 12, 2017 to holders of record September 28, 2017. This represents a 2.88% increase to regular quarterly dividends. The new annualized dividend rate is $ 4.28 per common share, representing a yield of 3.67% based on PM's opening stock price of $ 116.74 on September 13, 2017. This is the tenth consecutive year in [...]
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How a 30-Day Shopping Ban Helped Me Figure Out What I Want Next in Life
In my upcoming book, The Year of Less, you're going to read a lot of stories I've never shared before. Stories of how and why I got into the habit of using the wrong things to “fix” my problems. Buying stuff. Eating junk food. Drinking and using drugs. I've used it all as coping mechanisms and numbed myself with binges. Over the years, I've changed many of these habits, but the urges still take over from [...]
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4 Responses to BlogFeed

  1. Martin October 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    This is quite cool page. I think I will be visiting it more often!
    And thanks for including me to your blogfeed though.

  2. Dividend Dreams March 1, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    Just noticed that I am included in your blogfeed. Thanks for the addition! Is this something you created or a plugin. I would like to dd a similar feature so I can share the love with my fellow bloggers.

    • Retire Before Dad March 1, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

      DD,
      Don’t mention it! I’ve been enjoying your material. The Blogfeed utilizes a plugin called RSS Multi Importer. Fairly easy to use.
      -RBD

  3. No Nonsense Landlord March 8, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    Thank you for the mention. A lot of great blogs on this list!

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