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Investment Hunting In our current market, finding deals on quality stocks has been a tough task. The past 60 days, we've seen some segments start to pull-back. I don't see a ton of value in the market, but there are a handful of stocks I've been watching and buying as their stock prices have declined. I recently […] The post Stock Buy – General Mills (GIS) appeared first on Investment Hunting. [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This page has affiliate links to good products we endorse. Full disclaimer. Dear Rich, I know we used to be close as kids: playing video games together, kick the can, Blind's Man Chef, making those silly little movies that we thought were amazing, all of that. But we haven't really kept in touch with each … Continue reading "Penny's Financial Origin Story: Debt Does Not Equal Regret" The post Penny's Financial Origin Story: Debt Does Not [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As you are probably aware, the student loan problem in the U.S is continuing to increase. As with any debt, it wasn't always the norm for people to borrow money to attend college. It wasn't until 1840 that the first student loans were offered to students that attended Harvard. It would be over one hundred […] [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For those of you who have followed this blog over this past year, you'll know that my wife and I are moving again this summer, and as a result, our North Carolina property is quickly going to turn not into our home anymore, but into our 3rd rental property.Well, I am happy to report that we just had a very nice couple sign a two year lease, at our asking price, with them moving in [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Added a little more to an underweight position.GILD: 30 shares @ $65.90 --- Yield 3.16%Total capital invested is $1983.89 and will add $62.40 to my yearly dividends. I need to continue building this positions along with ABBV and BMY. PFE is at full weight currently.Forward dividends are $8836.00.DEFY MEDIOCRITY [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It shouldn't come as a surprise to you that I am very passionate about money. What you probably didn't realize is my passion started when I was a kid. Below are some personal stories and how my past experiences have shaped how I view money today. The lack of allowance Growing up my parents didn't give my brother and I any weekly or monthly allowance. Instead, they would leave some coins and bills in a known [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Using Forex Broker Reviews to Rate Forex Brokers
Investoo Group Acquires Broker Comparison Site, 100ForexBrokers.com Investoo Group, one of the world's biggest FX affiliates, has announced the purchase of 100ForexBrokers.com. It is the Group's largest acquisition to date. 100ForexBrokers.com, launched in 2012, is one of the world's biggest Forex broker comparison sites with 60,000+ unique visitors per month and 100s of real user reviews. Adam Grunwerg, CEO of Investoo Group, commented: “This acquisition generates a huge boost to our company revenues and user base. 100ForexBrokers.com is [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Nicholas McCullum on April 24th, 2017 Disney (DIS) is the world's largest entertainment company with a market capitalization of ~$183 billion. The company is famous for its well-known characters like Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck, as well as the Star Wars and Marvel cinematic franchises. Disney also owns ESPN, the predominant television channel […] The post Disney's ESPN Concerns Are Likely Exaggerated: Here's Why appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How to Retire with One Million Dollars
Who doesn't want to retire with a million dollars in their bank account? If you don't want to, I guess you can go look somewhere else, but for those who want one million (preferably more) for retirement, then we are going to show you how to do it. Before you get excited, this is not a get rick quick scheme or some fuzzy math. This is how you will grow your money over time with [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Today we'll explore a common question I get asked all the time: What is my thought process behind leverage? The short answer is simple. I want to make high returns without being exposed to high risk. Normally the two go hand-in-hand. But leverage allows me to separate them. For example, a speculative marijuana stock may grow 20% to 50% a year. But it could just as easily lose half its value. The [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest post from Brian at Get Money, Got Money. Money and happiness are funny things. Two abstract ideas, one of which we spend most of our life chasing, while ignoring the other. Many times we pick one to focus on because it's impossible to envision a scenario in which we have both. You're... Read Article → [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Chick-fil-A is delicious. There's no way around it. That spicy chicken sandwich is divine. Mmmm… so good. And the picture's only like an inch wide.Heck, I just ate and looking at the picture of the dang thing is making my mouth water. My kids love it too. Six piece nugget, fruit cup, and a chocolate milk. Sometimes juice. Want to know the best hacks for getting the most out of your next visit? I'll hook you up. Swap [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Something you might not know about me is that I have always been good at remembering dates. I still remember that the first boy who kissed me was born on January 30th. I know I stood on a stage and gave my high school valedictorian speech on June 11th. I wish I could forget that I lost [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I don't normally take selfies, but when I do, they include dinosaurs and my MFing shirt. Confession: I'm not perfectly adjusted and lack creativity. My life could be drastically different right now. And it would be for the worse. If not for a serendipitous turn, I might still be at my job. The thought of leaving work before 62 or 65 had never crossed my mind before October of 2012. It took a bad day at work [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“Don't think that a high paying job means zero financial stress in your life. At the end of the day, your money decisions determine how much wealth you have…” [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“Fidelity reportedly conducted an internal performance review of accounts held between 2003 and 2013 to find which did the best. The results: First: Dead people. Second: People who forgot they had the account.” [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“We see you and we applaud you… Thank you for inspiring us. And thank you for working hard to make life better—not just for yourself, but for those closest to you.” [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I kid you people not – it was about 2pm on a Thursday afternoon and I was sittin' on the john taking care of some business when I glanced up and noticed my view out of our Airstream's bedroom window. It was beautiful, and I told myself that I had to blog about this. And so, here I am. Blogging. About my view atop our composting john. Aren't you glad that you read this stuff? TSR [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Say NO to angel investing
After 10 years, my $60,000 investment in a private gin company finally paid dividends. Initially, given the company was sold for about $49M after expenses and I had invested in the company at a $10M post money valuation, I was thinking I had made a ~3X return ($180,000). Since over time shareholders get diluted with subsequent funding rounds, I thought that was a reasonable assumption. Well it turns out I didn't even get a 1X return! [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Wealthsimple now in the U.S.
Hey guys! Just got wind that one of the more popular Fintech companies in Canada (Wealthsimple) opened up here in the U.S., and if my spidey senses are on point as they usually are, I think it's going to be another great company to contend with in the investing space. Outside of Vanguard, of course 😉 If you're just starting out with investing and/or want a little more hand holding and automation, Wealthsimple may be worth looking into [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For the past few years, I have rounded up my mortgage payment to the nearest $100. It isn't a ton of money, and to be honest I don't even give it much thought. Normally I just throw away the statement without even opening it, and then last week for whatever reason I actually opened it. I saw the remaining balance and I began to actually think about those few extra dollars. [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Billshark review
This ” Blog Posts To Improve Your Personal Finance ” post describes the posts that detail what my wife and I did to get our personal finance in order. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Effectively managing your own finances takes practice, patience, and dedication. Seriously, it doesn't happen overnight. If it were done overnight, then, a majority of the people would be debt-free and have a ton of money sitting in their accounts. As [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Maybe this is true for most of us, but we tend to focus on what's right in front of our faces. On the journey to early retirement, that means thinking about how we treat our money now, and not always thinking back about how we used to relate to it. But today we're taking a little look back to see what has surprised us most about pursuing financial independence, both financially, and in terms of [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I look at the list of dividend increases every week, as part of my monitoring process. I then narrow the scope by focusing on companies that have increased dividends for at least a decade. I do this in order to focus on companies that have managed to raise dividends throughout a full economic cycle or two. I also focused my attention on the companies which have managed to grow dividends by more... To read the whole [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Are You Your Greatest Asset?
Here is a tricky question for you – What's your greatest asset? Is it your house, car, jewelry, or investment portfolio? Ha! You're thinking – I know the answer to this one. It's me! I'm my greatest asset. Yes, that's a great answer to this trick question. Many successful people like Warren Buffett would support that answer. You need to invest in yourself so you can increase your earning potential. The ability to earn and [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
What you focus on
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Money advice I've read countless personal finance and investing books and articles. I'm sure I'll read many more. Most books and articles all say similar things just differently – maybe you don't need any more money advice at all! Here is a collection of some ultra-boring yet time-tested money advice that never seems to go out of style. For kicks, I'll include our efforts that take this advice [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Henry Ford started his famous assembly line in 1913 for mass production of the Model T. It's estimated that this idea decreased the time it took to build a car by close to 80%. In order to keep the prices relatively low, Ford made every car the same so they could all be produced on...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I'm looking for companies that are fairly valued, have a decent dividend yield (3% to 6%) and have a fairly long history of paying dividends consistently for 10 years or more. However, there could be some cases for exceptionally good company or a strategic buy for a very long term. With market setting all time highs, it's getting difficult to find companies at fair valuation. I added small positions in following company in month of April, [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If you have viewed our family's Net Worth Page, you probably already know that it does not include the equity in our home. Although, we do realize that it is technically part of our overall net worth, we decided that since our home equity is not an asset that we can count on for income (unless we sell and buy something cheaper) we would exclude it from our net worth calculation.For the purpose of [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Nicholas McCullum on April 23rd, 2017 Public market investors generally invest in two types of securities: common stocks and bonds. Commons stocks represent ownership in the underlying company, accompanied by voting rights for issues of corporate importance. Bonds are debt instruments with a fixed coupon payment and predetermined maturity date. Companies issue bonds when they […] The post Preferred Stocks: Performance, Volatility, and Risk-Adjusted Returns appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Bob Ciura on April 23rd, 2017 PepsiCo (PEP) has an excellent dividend history. It is a Dividend Aristocrat, a group of companies in the S&P 500 that have raised dividends for 25+ years. You can see the entire list of Dividend Aristocrats here. In five years, PepsiCo will become a Dividend King, a […] The post 3 Reasons I Prefer PepsiCo Over B&G Foods appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
There are several reasons that you may need to write a check. Filling out a check the right way is key if you don't want there to be a hassle. To help you with this, here are six simple steps on how to fill out a check properly. 6 Steps for Writing a Check First, notice […] [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Using Forex Broker Reviews to Rate Forex Brokers
Forex broker reviews are all over the internet. If you type in the name of a forex broker and include a search term which asks for a review of that broker, you are likely to get hundreds of results. However, all forex broker reviews are not created equal. There are reviews which are written simply to sell a forex broker's services to the public. These are usually written by affiliates who may get a compensation [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 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:April 17, 2017 € 6.23 - Cardinal Health Inc.€ 31.01 - VEREIT Inc.April 18, 2017 € 32.74 - W. P. Carey Inc.€ 32.35 - Algonquin Power & [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Most people who know me well would likely describe me as a super optimist and that's the way I prefer to live life. The alternative is to be a Negative Nancy and the energy drain to you and everyone else around you is exhausting. I tend to believe that OPTIMISM actually CREATES ENERGY, EXCITEMENT, and PASSION. I would go as far as ... The post Can These Good Times Last Forever? What Happens If The Music [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This post may contain affiliate links. As part of Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2017) I will be featuring interviews with fellow bloggers to get their take on the subject. Please join me in welcoming Travis from Enemy of Debt to the blog today. Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your blog. Travis: My wife and […] The post Financial Literacy Interview: Enemy of Debt appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today's post touches on the concept of frugality and how it helps us invest money. Without frugality, much of our earnings would be akin to adding water to a bucket of holes. With frugality, we plug those holes and gain the capacity to expand our frontier. This is why the Distilled Dollar household believes that […] The post Frugality is Not a Sacrifice appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Spring time is in the air and Easter has now been celebrated. Busy season is over, the snow is melted and the NBA playoffs have started. Baseball season is underway and the Cleveland Browns still have no idea what's going on. I set my goals earlier on and it's time to check back in after a rough few months to see how I am doing. Time to check in after [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Every quarter I like to review baby DivHut's portfolio and dividend income. With the first quarter of 2017 already in the books it's time to see how his portfolio has fared. Generally speaking there is not much change in his portfolio on a month to month basis as fresh capital is not always available to make trades for him every month. Still, with dividend reinvestments, stock spin offs and a couple small buys I made, [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Domestic Violence
This article will likely offend a few people, but since I have never been one to limit my posts to only the non-offensive topics, here goes. If you have rentals, you will likely have a problem with domestic violence at one time or another. Especially if you take in low credit score tenants. Here is how to deal with domestic violence effectively as a landlord. Domestic Violence Takes Two I am not talking about [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I realize that not everyone has $100,000 sitting around, but if you're currently working on building wealth – and are committed to your goals – that 100k will show up in your financial portfolio quicker than you think it will. Investing that money properly has the potential to make it grow exponentially, thanks to the wonder […] [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
When you deal with trust fund administration, there is a lot that can go wrong. The typical pitfalls are usually related to the fact that the beneficiary of the trust is not the one who made the money that got submitted into the trust as principal, meaning there is no indication that the person receiving the money has the sophistication to adequately manage financial affairs. The other pitfalls typically relate to traditional agency issues—the person who [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I blinked at that stupid cursor on a blank word document and that stupid cursor blinked right back at me. That battle went on for a little while. The cursor won. Never had writer's block hit so hard. I was at an impasse. As someone who writes for a living, this couldn't go on much… The post When Personal Problems Become Work Woes appeared first on Breaking The One Percent. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dividend Aristocrat Cardinal Health (CAH) Drops 12% – Buying Opportunity or Value Trap?
Cardinal Health (CAH) updated its guidance Tuesday morning, causing its stock price to plunge nearly 12% on the day. The company previously cut its profit guidance in October 2016, but today's news was clearly still a big surprise. Many investors like owning dividend aristocrats such as Cardinal Heath because they have been less volatile than the broader market (learn about all 51 dividend aristocrats here). Let's take a closer look at why the market was so disappointed with [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Www.polliesdividend.com
This week Unilever announced a 12% increase in its quarterly dividend. The dividend is raised from €0.321 to €0.3585. The dividend pay date is June 7, 2017 to shareholders of record on May 5, 2017 (ex dividend May 3, 2017). Unilever's CEO Paul Polman: “The first quarter shows growth once more ahead of our markets. This reflects our continued investment in both innovations and brand support, and reconfirms the strength of our long-term sustainable compounding [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
News
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. Weekly Industry Update: A Comparison of Funding & Liquidity Sources from PeerIQ – This week PeerIQ digs into the non-bank lenders funding mix and liquidity sources. Ex-Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins: We're ‘beginning to see some Uber moments' in finance from Business [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest post from David Chen at MillennialPersonalFinance.com. Are you worried you might not be saving enough for retirement? As a recent college graduate, retirement seems like a distant dream that you can always start saving for tomorrow. Eventually, tomorrow will be the last day of your working career and you will need... Read Article → [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
FamilyRace
Given that this update post is going live on a Saturday, you know we must have been up to something this week. Well yes, and no. We spent most of the week out in the woods, enjoying time as a family. It all started when Mrs. IS was offered an inexpensive continuing education opportunity, a few months back. A central topic of the training was self care and it was to take place at what [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As many readers will know Loyal3 is sadly abandoning the game and charging everyone a $5 monthly fee for using them. So on April 21, 2017, I'm transferring all of my Loyal3 account to Merrill Edge.Why Merrill Edge? I spoke with a representative today over the free trades and transferring of accounts."You may also qualify for 30 $0 online stock and ETF traders per month if you have $25,000 or more in combined [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
When I think about investments I tend to think solely about financial investments – I buy a stock/bond/rental property and I hope that, over time, The post Want returns that crush the S&P? Send your kid to preschool and lose weight! appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I do not think you can make it as a small farmer in the United States anymore. I find it very sad that I have reached this conclusion, as I am ideologically sympathetic to the argument that producing food from the land is on the short list of fantastic human achievement you can accomplish in life. But the profit per acre just isn't there anymore. I was looking at the recent University of Iowa estimates for the [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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This ” How To Start A Food Blog ” posts details how you can start a food blog in no time. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. If you arrived at this post, I would assume that you are looking for a guide on how to create a food blog. If my assumption is correct, then, you are most certainly on the right blog post. Click here to start a blog on WordPress and [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Cardinal Health Medtronic Guidance
Cardinal Health (CAH) updated its guidance Tuesday morning, causing its stock price to plunge nearly 12% on the day. The company previously cut its profit guidance in October 2016, but today's news was clearly still a big surprise. Many investors like owning dividend aristocrats such as Cardinal Heath because they have been less volatile than the broader market (learn about all 51 dividend aristocrats here). Let's take a closer look at why the market was [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today I doubled my MAT and GE positions.MAT: 100 shares @ $21.98 --- Yield 6.92% (SPECULATIVE)GE: 100 shares @ $29.59 --- Yield 3.24%Total capital invested is $5170.69 and the combined yield is 4.80%. These purchases will add $248.00 to my yearly dividends.I took a risk with my TIS purchase earlier and am using the same line of thinking with MAT. THis is a deep value play and hopefully it pans out. [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The new CEO of Prosper, David Kimball, has been around financial services his entire career. With previous stints at Ford Motor Credit and USAA he has the kind of experience that a company like Prosper needs. He was hired as the CFO of Prosper back in March of last year and then took over from Aaron Vermut as CEO in December. David is relatively unknown in the marketplace lending community which is one of the reasons [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
In my ROTH IRA account I own over 166 shares of AGNC stock. It is not a very good stock for trading options as there is no volume, no premiums, no interest. Yet I was thinking how to utilize my amount of shares to trade options against this underlying. Since I have now an experience trading options against ETE in my ROTH IRA and have a better understanding how to use dividend capture strategy I decided to [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Are you a small investor as I am? Are you a beginner? Do you think you cannot afford investing because you do not have enough money? Do you want trade stocks however? I consider trading stocks as my hobby. I like it. I like the game, its adventure and danger. I am also full of emotions when trading and trying to control them. One of my friends trades stocks as a game too. He has no background, [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
SPX trend reversal
I like trading strangles. I consider them save and very profitable trades. There are risks involved but if you know how to work with risks, you have nothing to fear. And if there was no risk, there would be no money made. As I mentioned yesterday that I might open a new strangle against TECK in my trading account, here is the trade: Show more... STO 2 TECK Apr28 24.00 callSTO 2 TECK Apr28 [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
To make appropriate financial decisions, individuals need to have a robust understanding of financial markets, products, and services. Without this knowledge, it's easy to be misled or manipulated by third parties looking to make a quick dollar at your expense. Acquiring a large amount of financial knowledge can be extremely costly for some individuals, requiring a significant amount time, […] The post Paladin Research & Registry Review: Connecting Individuals to High Quality Financial Advisors appeared first [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
UL recently announced that it will increase its quarterly dividend from $.3201 euros to $.3585 euros. This represents a 12.00% increase and the new yield is around 3%. I really don't know how the currency conversions will affect my dividend, but anything above a 10% increase will be fantastic.The ex-dividend date is May 3rd and the pay date is June 7th.Since I currently own 100.69 shares, my yearly dividends will increase by approximately $15.36.2017 Dividend [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
We're in the middle of a melting pot. Gen Y are told we're lazy, never satisfied and too entitled to “go without” to get ahead. There is no denying the job market has changed, in line with our spending habits, while property affordability in metropolitan areas has seen new business ventures set up in cities... Read Article → [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Mindful Musings: The Pursuit of Happiness
This week, I've found myself wrestling with some thoughts about how I use the word “happy”. It means different things to different people. For some, it's the general vibe they give off every day, as they walk around with smiles on their faces and radiate positivity – “they are a happy person!” For others, it may be a loaded term, as it is more like a goal they can achieve – the pursuit of happiness, [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Housing Expense Guideline For Financial Independence
Although I've said that overpaying for a car is the #1 wealth killer for the middle class, paying ever rising rent over the long run could actually be way worse. Inflation is an unstoppable juggernaut that will smash your retirement dreams to smithereens if you aren't on the right side. There's a general guideline that says renters shouldn't spend more than 30% of their net income on rent. The 30% recommendation comes from the Brooke Amendment [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I announced that I was done with formal work last Friday. I sent my laptop back on Monday of this week. I'm not at all sorry to see it go. It was a piece of crap that caused endless frustration. Good riddance! I felt sorry for the technician who has to deal with this pile of junk, so I included some awesome dinosaur stickers: But we have real business to get to. Since this blog is supposed [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
In my article Building Generational Wealth I discussed how I plan to contribute $16,000 to my grandchildren at birth in order to give them a huge jump start on wealth building. Using the rule of 72 and an assumed 8% annualized return, $16,000 will become $74,000 at 20, $161,000 at … The post Gifting an Inheritance at Birth appeared first on Action Economics. [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For today's “Weekend Edition” (those ~500 word “surprise” editions that pop up on random Friday's), I've got a short story about two things: A “Great” Bonus Box That Just Got Checked, and A “Lake Michigan Cold Water Swim Challenge” For The Dolphin. Read on… The Bonus Box I wrote, recently, about our move from “Good To Great”, a second downsizing my wife and I have undertaken in the past 14 months. I wrote about many of the “Great Things” [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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So I got a pretty intense email the other day, and my gut said to share it here with y'all in hopes it broadens our perspectives more. We talk a lot about our dreams and perfect lifestyles that money brings, but something that's easily forgotten is how important the *safety* and *security* money can bring is too. Especially for those with drastically different backgrounds than ours. I know it's a risk sharing this correspondence here, but I [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
People usually get emotional when the topic of rent versus buy is brought up. One group swears by owning a home, and believes that it is a good decision. The second group believes in renting for life, and brings a lot of arguments to support their decision. I have personally stayed in the "undecided" camp, right in the middle of it all. We are rational people however, so we want to avoid... To read the whole article, [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Masters
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Weekend Reading Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition, some of my favourite articles from the week that was. Let's get to it – here are my recent posts: I profiled this financially free Aussie who retired at age 50. I shared how I built my dividend portfolio…and how you can consider building your own too. Almost golfing season in Ottawa…can't wait… My inspiration, my recent visit to the 13th at Augusta National Golf Club. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Bloomberg's Eric Schatzker had a wide-ranging interview this week with Larry Fink, head of the $5.1 trillion fund behemoth Blackrock. The entire interview is worth a read for anyone interested in investment management but Fink's thoughts on the retirement crisis stood out to me: We don't spend enough time as a society understanding how bad...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Mad Fientist T-Shirts - MMM and JD Roth
I finally did it… I figured out a way to create $100 bills out of neon green liquid! The chemical reaction was more intense than I expected though so there was a big explosion and now there are $100 bills floating everywhere. What the hell am I talking about? I redesigned my site! Check out my homepage to see for yourself. Redesign A friend of mine is a designer so we took some ridiculous pictures (with glassware borrowed from my brother-in-law's lab) [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Some people suffer from areophobia, the fear of flying. But this is plane silly. Flying is statistically safer than driving. Yet some people live entire lives without ever getting onto a plane due to this irrational fear. They believe merely walking into an airport could give them a terminal illness. Borrowing to invest is similar to flying. Nobody ever has to do it, but it can make life a lot [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today the Board of Directors of Unilever announced a quarterly dividend increase of from € 0.3201to € 0.3585 per share that's payable June 7, 2017 to holders of record May 5, 2017. This represents a 11.99% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price € 48.11 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.98%. Since I own 80 shares, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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The purchase shouldn't surprise too many of you. Often times, Lanny will find a great dividend growth stock on a discount and sell me on the fact that the company is a buy. Well, this time was definitely one of those instances and I followed his lead in purchasing shares in this dividend growth stock. Time to see why I purchased shares in CVS Health Corp (CVS). Perfectly timed picture for this post. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How cheap am I?
Let's have a little fun today. That last post about keeping track of your Roth IRA contributions was very important, but a little dry. Today, I'm going tell you about a few stressful money situations I had recently. Well, stressful is a little strong. The amount of money involve is pretty small in all cases so maybe anxious is a better description. Check them out and let me know what you would have done in [...]
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debt and stress
It's no secret that most people feel lousy when they're in financial trouble, and one of the biggest financial stressors seems to be debt. When you're in debt, simple tasks like going to your mailbox, where you anticipate finding an avalanche of bills or overdue notices, can bring on stress. If you relate to this feeling, you aren't alone. According to a Time article, there are a plethora of Americans in an excessive amount of [...]
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About a month ago, TD Bank (TD.TO) was caught doing naughty things. They have been accused to push employees selling products clients don't really need. A bank pushing product sales? Nah, never gonna happen, right? To be honest, I laughed when I read that news. Many journalists jumped on this story and explain the world all banks are evil and tries to make money from clients… Well, this is pretty much the concept of a [...]
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This quote changed the way I think about my career. Soon after I read it, a coworker complained to me that his manager was dumping menial work on his underlings; to the point it appeared he was taking on very few tasks. Previously, I would have sided with my coworker thinking this manager was not […] The post Strive To Wake Up And Do Nothing (With Your Finances) appeared first on Retire Before Dad. [...]
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This page has affiliate links to good products we endorse. Full disclaimer. Penster, Very happy to see that your past month was a happy one. As I mentioned, I'm leaning toward “The Good Life” as a better way of describing satisfaction with life, because it encapsulates factors like love, virtue, work, and health. But I'll … Continue reading "Monthly Happiness Report: Rich Pursues The Good Life Through Books And Podcasts — April 2017" The post Monthly [...]
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Many American households struggle on a daily basis to make sound financial decisions. A large number of them fail and end up on the fringes of financial disaster. At this rate, future generations are very likely to face similar struggles meaning a lot of work has to be done if this gloomy forecast is to […] The post Financial Education – School or Parent -Which is a Young Person's Best Bet? appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
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Landscaping advice: focus on aesthetics and functionality
Gardens of Versailles One of the most gratifying investments I've made this year is landscaping a fixer I bought in 2014. Investing in various real estate crowdfunding projects around the country for a potential 8% – 15% return is nice. But there's something wonderful about coming up with a design and making it come true to improve an asset's value. Here are some things I've done to the fixer: Ripped out the green shag carpet and refinished the [...]
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In effort to learn different income producing options strategy I have been reviewing various strategies and deciding whether they are appropriate for me to actually trade. Lat week I reviewed the very popular Strangle Option Strategy and prematurely stated, it isn't something that I would be interested in selling any time soon. It took another blogger, JC from Passive Income Pursuit, to force me to look at the strategy from a different angle. [...]
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In the last few months, one of my big money takeaways has been viewing investing as a percentage-per-day. I'll explain this idea of a daily investment rate soon but first, the overall message is this: reduce (or eliminate) stress and an easy first step to saving more. Investing as a Percentage If you listen to […] The post Daily Investment Rate appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
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I usually end my ‘stock considerations' posts the same way by saying that Mr. Market always has the last word and that sometimes stocks that I'm not considering in a particular month may suddenly become attractive once again because of a serious sell off (usually after poor earning reports and guidance). While I added to my General Mills, Inc. (GIS) last week as near term headwinds are affecting the stock keeping prices depressed I didn't [...]
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Check Out My Retirement Planning Interview with the Financial Freedom Community Podcast
If you've ever wondered what it's like to talk to me in person about retirement planning, then I've got something very special for you! You can check me out in my first-ever podcast interview with Joel Parker from the Financial Freedom Community at this link here. Or if you normally listen to podcasts on your smartphone or tablet, then click the app, search Financial Freedom Community, and go to “MoneySmarts 011: Preparing For Retirement with DJ Whiteside [...]
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They say that sentiment tends to follow price which is why when markets rallied following the presidential election it was immediately called the Trump Rally. I took a look at this rally in late-February to dissect how things changed at that time. Many of these assets have since lost their gains or new leadership has...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
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Dividends 2017
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Inspired by my friend's post, which I'll link to at the end, you might already know from my site I take a two-pronged approach to investing: I own 30+ companies from Canada and the U.S., companies that reward investors through consistent dividend payments every month and quarter, most of them increase their dividends every year, and, I own a few low-cost Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs); these funds provide diversification and near-market [...]
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The following is a guest blog post: Investing can be daunting, especially for beginners. But this is an area in which it is worth facing your fears: investments can serve as a very useful engine for generating extra income. Experts at Tranio.com have come up with several options for rookie investors. These vary from bonds and stocks to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds. You should carefully research your options when selecting an investment vehicle. Beginning investors [...]
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I've received a few questions lately regarding my usage of the dividend discount model analysis when I analyze and value high-quality dividend growth stocks. What is the dividend discount model? How does it work? It's not lost on me that I've never written an article specifically devoted to the DDM. I long ago decided to...Read More » [...]
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Editor's note: This is a guest post from the CEO of LendingRobot, Emmanuel Marot. The views expressed in this post are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Lend Academy. Hybrid human/robo advisors are all the rage now, with several key players expected to announce a hybrid solution in the forthcoming months. On paper, it looks pretty good: let the robot do the simpler stuff, like a modern-portfolio-theory allocation between a few ETFs, and [...]
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In a previous article I discussed that I am on track to have my dividend income cover my expenses sometime around 2018. I received a few questions on how I am able to achieve that. I have mentioned before, that I do not like to talk about myself, because I personally find it a little tacky. (this statement in itself sounds like humble-bragging, which is also tacky) I think I have taken for... To read the whole [...]
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A few months ago, wrote about the Millennial's Ultimate RRSP Guide where I outlined how millennials should use their RRSP. While RRSP is a very powerful tool for retirement savings, I believe most millennials will actually benefit more from the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). Even though TFSA is a very simple savings account, there seem to be a lot of confusions over TFSA. Statistics showed that many Canadians aren't utilizing TFSA to its full [...]
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On Tuesday, April 18, I doubled my holdings of CVS Health Corporation and bought 13 shares at $ 77,90 per share plus commission.My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 77.88 to $ 78.08 per share. I totally hold now 26 shares of CVS and my yield on cost is 2.56%. You can look at my first purchase of CVS here. Details of my purchase: With [...]
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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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