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The following is a guest blog post: 2016 was a decidedly volatile year in terms of currency trading and 2017 could be just as unpredictable. This observation is further heightened due to the fact that (for better or for worse) Donald Trump is now the president of the United States. This situation leaves many currency traders wondering how the Forex markets will react to such an unexpected paradigm shift and how they can capitalize upon any [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published February 24th, 2017 by Bob Ciura Income investors interested in buying real estate investment trusts, otherwise known as REITs, should pay particular attention to the health care REITs. Health care REITs, such as National Health Investors (NHI), have a unique and compelling growth opportunity that sets them apart from other REITs—the aging U.S. population. […] The post National Health Investors: 5% Yielding Dividend Achiever With Growth Up Ahead appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For the longest time, I hated paying for insurance. It seemed like a waste of money. You pay a company a monthly fee just in case something were to happen. And life insurance, do I really need it? However, I remember when I got in my first car accident. I was delivering pizzas in college […] [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Fundrise Heartland eREIT Objective
After publishing my post, Focus On Trends: Why I'm Investing In The Heartland Of America, a couple readers pointed out that Fundrise, one of the leading real estate crowdfunding platforms, actually offers a Heartland eREIT. Last time I wrote about them in 2016, they just had an Income and Growth eREIT™, so it's great to see they've offered new products to meet demand. One of the unique things about all of Fundrise's eREITs™ is that you [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I had the pleasure of giving the keynote presentation at the American Banker's Association Wealth Management Conference in New Orleans earlier this week. It was my first time in New Orleans and I really loved the city. The architecture, the people, the food and the pre-Mardi Gras parades were a few of my favorite highlights. The...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dear Rich, I couldn't believe how in line this book was to the topics we've been covering in this blog! Happiness, money, connection… it's all in there. Here's a quote from the book: A study found that conventional success in the legal profession had zero correlation with levels of happiness and well-being. The findings are … Continue reading "Book Review: Tribe — Penny Wonders If The Wealthy Are Missing Out" The post Book Review: Tribe — [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Hey there, I'm Matt, Brian's new CTO at Simply Safe Dividends, and here's the story of how I arrived here… I remember the first time I traded a stock. It was Google in 2008. My thinking was simple: buy low and sell high! I had no clue what I was doing. Over the course of a few months, I bought and sold Google based solely on whether the price had gone up or down. Here's [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Barry Ritholtz, Kris Venne, and I will be traveling to Texas at the end of March with planned stops in both Houston and Austin. I've never been to either city so I'm looking forward to this trip. Technology makes it easier than ever to communicate with people all over the place but a few times...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest post from John C. Neyland, president and Investment Advisor Representative at JCN Financial & Tax Planning Group. He is also the author of How to Live the Life You've Yet to Dream, which is part memoir and part blueprint for readers who want to get more out of life and leave... Read Article → [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
High interest checking accounts are a great way to allow your emergency fund to make you some extra money. Unfortunately most banks and credit unions do not offer high interest checking accounts, and those that do require you to jump through quite a few hoops and are limited to the … The post Where To Get A High Interest Checking Account appeared first on Action Economics. [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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It's warm and Sunny here in Cleveland, surprisingly (we've even had 2 straight days of sun!), in the middle of February. Here I thought the groundhog said we were in for a brutally long winter! However, I didn't realize we were in for a brutally rising stock market, either! This has brought in new traffic on this dividend investing highway and one thing I have learned over this past/last weekend is – [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.83to CA$ 0.87 per share that's payable May 24, 2017 to holders of record April 25, 2017. This represents a 7.41 % increase over the first quarter 2016 dividend of CA$ 0.81 per share and a 4.82 % increase over for the third quarter 2016 of CA$ 0.83 per share. With current price CA$ 98.26 [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
So, I'm trying to be more positive. One reason for this is a passage I read in Seeking Wisdom, a book that I'm enjoying very much. This is on page 10: And it's just more fun to go through life with a great attitude. However, it isn't easy. My genetic programming combined with insecurity makes me a worrier. I'm also not a happy person by default. One way I'm trying to overcome my melancholy is by focusing [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity.” [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“Maybe you don't pledge allegiance to your stuff the way I did, but if a few of these statements resonate with you, say them out loud and see how it feels.” [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“Most of us expect a mentor to show up and say: ‘As of today, I'm your official mentor. Here's lesson one: Don't be an idiot.' I don't know about you, but that has never happened to me. Instead, I find ways to spend time with people I want to learn from, and learn by observing them.” [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Economic Events Blamed for HSBC's Disappointing Earnings
The earning season for banks in Europe started out with some disappointing numbers. $4.2 billion in net losses are reported by banking giant HSBC in the fourth quarter of 2016. Unfortunately this comes after a $2.4 billion dollar write down of its private banking operations in Europe. As the largest bank by assets in Europe, HSBC only made a pre-tax profit of $7.1 billion in 2016. This is disappointing news for investors as the analysts' [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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[Heyo! Got another killer guest post lined up for y'all today, this time from long-time reader JW who now has a blog of his own over at The Green Swan. He just had one of those amazing conversations about life and money with his father, and thought we'd might enjoy hearing how it all went down. I think he guessed right – check it out :)] ******* I have something personal to share with you all [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and inspiring families in search of something better out of life than the traditional society-approved plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in your 60s if you're lucky. Here is a look at the best of this week's personal finance blogs. In this episode of […] The post The Friday Feast ~ the 24th of February appeared first on ThinkSaveRetire.com. [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Happy Friday Distillers! Today's post is on the all too important (and difficult) topic of teaching ourselves patience as a new investor! It is also a guest post from Casey who is a musician, investor, writer and small business owner. More on his bio below, but for now let's get right to it! How to Teach […] The post How to Teach Yourself Patience as a New Investor appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Online consumer, student, mortgage, small business and real estate lending are all verticals that have been tackled by fintech firms over the last few years. Until recently we hadn't seen much in one vertical: auto. Although it is the last category to be cracked, we've seen a lot of traction by several companies both in 2015 and 2016. This category represents a large opportunity not just for lenders, but also for technology service providers who [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The S&P 500 was originally created in 1957 and it only contained 233 stocks (results going back further than that have been recreated to reflect historical performance numbers). The first index fund seeking to track the S&P 500 wasn't created until the early-1970s when Wells Fargo put something together for pension funds to invest in. The...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Less than three months from now, my wife and I will voluntarily become jobless for the first time in our adult lives. Shortly after that, we will become homeless for the first time in our lives. I've worked steadily since I was 10 or 11, graduating from lawn mowing to paper tossing to pool card collecting to […] The post Shifting up means giving up appeared first on Shift Upwards. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published February 23rd, 2017 by Bob Ciura Apparel giant VF Corporation (VFC) is on the rebound. Two years ago, VF Corp was trading near $77 per share. But it has fallen steadily since. It finally bottomed out at $49.56 on February 3. The stock has gained some ground back. Investor hopes were buoyed by the […] The post VF Corp: Dividend Aristocrat On The Rebound appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest blog post: Before you enter the business world or become an investor, completing a business course is something you should consider. However, the cost of completing this type of course can be expensive, so it's important to find ways to reduce the costs associated with obtaining this type of qualification. Below are some of the most practical ways you can reduce the cost of a business course. Complete an Online Course Thanks [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
HRL Dividend
Hormel (HRL) released new quarterly earnings results and updated its 2017 guidance this morning. The company's earnings grew for the 15th consecutive quarter to reach a new record, and adjusted sales and volume increased by 3% and 5%, respectively. Not bad! However, management lowered the company's 2017 earnings per share guidance to $1.65 to $1.71. Hormel previously expected full-year earnings of $1.68 to $1.74 a share, so the company's updated guidance represents a 1.8% decrease [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I've spent the last few years taking the necessary coursework to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). The classwork has been an interesting mix of review of topics I am already very knowledgeable about (investing, asset allocation, and retirement savings accounts) and topics I knew nothing about (estate planning, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and a wide variety […] The post Needs analysis for the FIRE community – Risk assessment/management part 1 appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Aytu BioScience's (AYTU) “Natesto” to Target Low Testosterone
Aytu BioScience Inc (OTCMKTS: AYTU) Let's get an important disclosure out of the way quickly: I am long Aytu BioScience, and for good reason. Now, while some may argue that this statement is merely an overzealous pitch, it isn't. In fact, the case for AYTU being a hidden gem is just as powerful as it was in December of 2016, when I first presented my thesis. Even though the company's share price hasn't been able to catch [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Recently I noted in a post that I opened up a new Interactive Brokers account in order to trade options more economically. I also shared how to move funds from your broker to IB and get started. Over the last couple of years, I have been dipping my toes and trying to understand how options trading works and trying to figure out what kind of strategy to use. Now that I have a better understanding [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published February 23rd, 2017 by Bob Ciura Shares of consumer products company Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) crashed 11% after the company missed analyst expectations on both sales and earnings-per-share for the fourth quarter. Nu Skin has struggled mightily over the past three years. In January 2014, the company was hit with an investigation by Chinese […] The post Nu Skin Enterprises: 11% Drop on Earnings an Overreaction? appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. I've read countless personal finance and investing books and articles that advise you how to save more money. …but how much do you spend? Inspired by a recent article on Big Cajun Man's site, showing this same Stats Canada infographic below, I figured I'd share some of our household expenses and make some comparisons for kicks. (Note: my numbers account for the 2016 calendar year). Shelter/Mortgage – not including any [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Several years ago I read a book called Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam. The book explains 9 rules that allow someone on a teacher's salary to become a millionaire by saving and investing. After purchasing the book I was pumped to find out how he did it. Afterall, if the author managed to pull it off then so could I. So here are the 9 rules he outlined in [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Whew, what a week. Over the last few weeks I've mentioned that things have been a bit hectic…..and we've been very busy. First off, we sold our house last week…..and signed a short term apartment lease. While we are paying more on a monthly basis, the move freed up the capital that we had in our house as equity. Additionally, since only Mrs. IS has a traditional job…..and it doesn't pay particularly well……we weren't a [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
millennials are changing grocery shopping
Next time you run to the grocery store for bread and milk, you might find yourself staying for a champagne tasting. Or seduced by Comice Pears. Or perhaps you'll just stay home and cook the elicoidali pasta and mascarpone cheese from your Blue Apron box. The digital age has changed how we do everything, from investing to saving, and now food is front and center on the disruption list. It's hard being an old-fashioned grocery store these [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This is the latest in a series of interviews with fellow personal finance bloggers. Today's guest is Rob, from Mustard Seed Money. Who is Rob: Rob: I am a husband to an amazing wife, father to a fun-loving son, and follow of Christ. Simply put, I am passionate about personal finance. Why did you start […] The post Interview Series: Mustard seed Money appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Note: I'm not a lawyer. This post describes our process of developing our nuptial agreement and not the actual legal agreement itself. Separate or combined bank accounts don't make a marriage. Communication and shared values do far more than your decision to keep your money legally separate or combined. I've been startled as I've talked about our post-nuptial agreement to people in person by the number of people who keep their finances separate from their spouse's and [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
About a decade ago, a weird beast was created on the stock market. A new type of investment product called the Exchange Traded Fund, mostly known by its abbreviation; ETF. Many financial institutions started by laughing and denigrating ETFs to dissuade investors from leaving their expensive mutual funds. However, ETFs' popularity has never ceased increasing since then. These days, I have a feeling of déjà vu with another weird beast that was created a few [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The NASDAQ US Broad Dividend Achievers Select Index is comprised of a select group of securities with at least ten consecutive years of increasing annual regular dividend payments. There are 272 companies in this index today. You can find all those holdings as of February 2017 at the following location. Peter Lynch, the legendary manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund has mentioned the following... To read the whole article, please click on the article title above. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
When Will You Feel Rich?
Hey, do you feel rich? Yes, yes, I know. It's all relative and some people say you're rich if you're healthy, have a good relationship, are an integral part of the community, and help the less fortunate. I agree that you don't have to have a ton of money to feel good about yourself, but let's focus on money today. (This is one of those posts when I don't have a clear idea of [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
3 Tips for Flipping Houses
There is a lot of profit to be made from flipping houses. Whether you are buying a low priced house and selling it at a high price, or buying a house that needs repairs, and fixing it up to sell and make a profit. However, in as much as it is a profitable venture, there are also risks involved in this type of investment. To avoid making a mistake, you have to pick a good place [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hey everyone, I am now writing to you all from Cebu! I arrived last night, and was initially planning on heading on over to the beaches today, but I woke up to some heavy rainfall this morning… Oh well, that's just the way things go sometimes… When it comes to Cebu, although this is my very first trip out to the Philippines, it's had a special place in my heart for awhile now… You see, when I [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hey everyone, I am now writing to you all from Cebu! I arrived last night, and was initially planning on heading on over to the beaches today, but I woke up to some heavy rainfall this morning… Oh well, that's just the way things go sometimes… When it comes to Cebu, although this is my very first trip out to the Philippines, it's had a special place in my heart for awhile now… You see, when I [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Regular readers know that this is one the most popular features on Lend Academy. I have been sharing my detailed quarterly returns with readers since 2011 and I will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. I know investors are most interested in returns, in particular how they have been trending over time. You can go back and look at the breakdown of my investments every quarter for the past five years. Overall P2P Lending [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I have invested in dividend growth stocks for over a decade now, and shared experiences and knowledge with you on the Dividend Growth Investor site along the way. One of the lessons I have learned is that once I buy a solid company, I should hold on tightly and not sell no matter what "noise" I see or hear. When I evaluated my sales, I noticed that I would have been better off simply doing... To read [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
TD Bank
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD.TO)(TD) is the second largest of the Canadian banks by market cap. The company provides a diversified array of financial services operating via three segments: Canadian Retail, U.S. Retail, and Wholesale Banking. TD was founded in 1855 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. A Closer Look Toronto-Dominion Bank is the second largest of the Big Five Canadian banks. The company's peers include Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Bank of Montreal [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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This month, I was back at it again and had some extra capital to deploy with a free trade credit staring my account in the face. So of course I was going to use this as an opportunity to continue building my position in T.Rowe Price Group (TROW) that I started in 2016. What's funny is I wrote my last T.Rowe Price purchase article on 2/28/16, so almost a year ago [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Investing has changed dramatically, many of my peers have worked in the pit or the trading floor as portrayed in those hectic movie scenes with traders shouting and signaling buy and sell orders. With trading becoming more electronically based, pits are rapidly disappearing. This fast-paced, on the go industry is a great fit for mobile... Read Article → [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
journey to beat debt
Are you in debt? If you are like the typical American, then you are in debt. Do you want to know how to beat debt? Do you want to overcome your debt once and for all? I was once in credit card debt to the tune of roughly $10,000. I wasn't happy and dreaded getting the mail. But I was able to overcome it. How did I do it? With hard work and a realization. Trapped In [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Penny has a low income and gives 10% to charity. She NEEDS to give. Her cousin Rich has a high income and gives less than 5% to charity. So Penny asked Rich to explain why he doesn't give more. He claims he's not a materialistic hedonist, but is he a selfish asshole? Here is Rich's … Continue reading "The Squirrel Story: How Rich Plans To Increase His Giving (And Not Be An A-Hole)" The post The [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Do you believe you can get 4G LTE cell phone service for just $15/mo with no contract? Republic Wireless offers this and more, see our review and be prepared to pick up your jaw!
My parents are the funniest cell phone users. They both have phones but they rarely use them. On a recent visit home, my dad was picking us up from the airport and left his cell phone at home. Fortunately MacArthur Airport (located in Islip, New York) is so small that he just drove by when he expected us to be done picking up our luggage. The best part is my dad had no idea he forgot [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Our FinCon friend, Sarah Li of High Fiving Dollar, is on a mad mission to appear on 100 podcasts in 2017 to talk about living the authentic life. When she told us, we said, “Come on Queer Money, gurl!” She obliged and helped us create one of our best podcasts about being yourself and living an authentic life. Living an authentic life is something with which many queer people struggle. So, don't miss this show! Listen: [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
dividend growth investing, stock analysis, minimum acceptable rate of return
Wal-Mart Stors, Inc. (WMT) Dividend Stock Analysis 2017Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is one of the great business success stories of all time. Over the last 60+ years, Wal-Mart has grown from one tiny store in Arkansas to a global retail giant with annual sales approaching half a trillion dollars. For some perspective that's more than the entire GDP of countries such as Belgium and Poland.Wal-Mart is scheduled to release 4Q and full-year earnings this week [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
13 years with one company is a long time in today's employment market. My tenure has never been about loyalty or career advancement, and it certainly won't earn me a gold watch. The company pays me a salary above the market rate for the job I do. That's why I've stayed. The benefits have always lagged […] The post Higher Salary Vs. Better Benefits appeared first on Retire Before Dad. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Sexism in the work place
One of the key takeaways from my book, How To Engineer Your Layoff, is understanding that the Human Resources department is not on your side. First and foremost, the HR department is there to protect the company from liability. After such protection is made, maybe then HR will help a troubled employee with a problem. My experience comes from being a manager at a major financial organization, having to work with HR to hire and lay [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. –Helen Keller I previously wrote about my Ecuador trip: Ecuador Part 1: Pictures, Pilsener and more Pilsener Ecuador Part 2: My Peeps 4 Keeps Today, I finally get around to part 3. First though, there are [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Mr. ONL skiing Japan!
We're currently on a bucket list trip (skiing in Japan!), and though it's making me slow at answering comments, the trip is such an incredible affirmation of everything that we're aiming for — the ability to travel to places way outside our norm, the importance of being courageous in trying new things (like learning to speak a language we can't read!), and our abiding desire to connect with people whose lives are nothing like ours. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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I came across a fun money quiz this morning by fellow blogger Jessica Moorhouse, but rather than play by the rules and answer her multiple choice options, I thought we'd just pluck out the questions here and answer them our own way 🙂 When you're done though, check it out and see what you score –> What's Your Money Personality? (FYI: you do need to give out your email to get the results) Here are the 5 [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hard work. It's great in theory, but the years I spent meandering my way through corporate America taught me that success very rarely resembles the fluffy fairy-tale idea that success comes to those who “work hard”. Or even “smart“. More times than not, success comes to those who ask for it. If you think that […] The post The super secret key to success: Ask for success! appeared first on ThinkSaveRetire.com. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The first stage of fighting an opponent is understanding the opponent. In this scenario, we're facing off with an ambiguous term dubbed in recent years: lifestyle inflation. Portions of lifestyle inflation are great and I highly encourage them, whereas, some types of inflation are negative or even destructive. Understanding lifestyle inflation may be the biggest […] The post Understanding and Ultimately Curbing Lifestyle Inflation appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This “ 7 Easy Ways Teenagers Can Make Money “ describes the simple ways a teenager can make money without having to get employed by companies. Some of these side hustles can earn you monthly income and some on particular seasons of the year. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Nowadays, teens are either glued on the computer or their smartphones. A lot of things don't get done because they have more time [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today was a rare day for me. I sold one of my positions completely. It's been a long time since I've sold one of my stocks and I don't plan on making a habit of this but when circumstances change so dramatically in such a short time I can't help but to evaluate and take action if I fell it is warranted.This time around an old friend of mine in Tompkins Financial (TMP) was on [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I leave for the Philippines (Cebu) later this afternoon! But before I head out to the land of sunshine, beaches, and smiles, I thought I would give readers a quick update with my latest wheelings and dealings in mining stocks… Yes, I have been making a lot of moves as of late, but I assure you, I'm NOT attempting to become a daytrader (I already know that I really suck at that…from experience)! There are certain [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Since I began Lend Academy back in 2010 we have not accepted external advertisers. Sure readers will have noticed ads for LendIt and NSR Invest but those are both sister companies to Lend Academy, owned by the same parent organization. But we have had many requests from potential advertisers, particularly in recent months, so we have decided to allow others to advertise for the first time. Next month, we will begin this process. Now, we are [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Browsing through some archived documents this morning, I came upon a list of my financial tenets from Get Rich Slowly. When I started that site in April 2006, I didn't know much about money. In fact, my financial life sucked. I went into the project with a proper beginner's mind, though, trying to set aside everything I thought I knew about money. The only thing I thought knew for sure? “There's no reliable way to get [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest post from Rebecca Walser, a licensed tax attorney and certified financial planner who specializes in working with high net worth individuals, families and businesses at Walser Wealth. The hardest thing about upward mobility – the so-called American dream – is attaining it. Perhaps the second hardest thing is this: Once... Read Article → [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following contribution is from DJ at MyMoneyDesign.com. Technology is a crazy thing. Two decades ago, you used to have to “buy hours” to use the Internet. (Remember AOL?) Now with most plans, you can use it for virtually as long as you want at the same price. We were trying to explain this concept […] [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It feels like spring in the midwest. On February 21, 2017, I bought 100 shares of Hannon Armstrong (HASI) at $19.41 per share for a total of $1948. I originally bought this at $13, sold off at $22 and now back in at $19. It's a BDC/Bank for green energy projects and taking a stroll through the midwest over the weekend really make me think this oil/gas thing is really going to disappear in our [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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I'm currently on the longest work trip ever, a total of 16 days visiting 4 different countries. I was in Shenzhen China for a few days and now I'm in Hong Kong. I'll be in Taipei later this week before making my way to Tokyo next Sunday. It's tough to be away from home, especially when we have two little kids. I do feel that I'm missing out on little ones' developments. For example, just [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For those who are not yet familiar with our extensive collection of individual dividend stocks. The entire collection is currently comprised of 1,359 stock analyses (and still growing). The collection essentially provides links to various stock analyses that we found throughout the dividend blog community since 2013. Last year we added a total of 445 stock analyses to the collection. If you would like to view archives from previous years, please follow the respective links [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I think we are all familiar with the two popular financial personalities savers and spenders. I think it's difficult just to fall purely into one of these two categories. I tend to believe that although we might exhibit strong traits for a particular category that we often overlap in one or two others. There seem […] The post Financial Personalities of My Children appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I. Love. Water. I love water! I drank so much water at one point that my doctor told me to cut back due to some weird blood test result. Yeah, you can say I'm a big fan of the H2O. Throw some lemon juice in and I get to start my day with a sour […] The post Save Money Drinking Water: Frugality's Secret Weapon appeared first on Two Cup House. [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I. Love. Water. I love water! I drank so much water at one point that my doctor told me to cut back due to some weird blood test result. Yeah, you can say I'm a big fan of the H2O. Throw some lemon juice in and I get to start my day with a sour […] The post Save Money Drinking Water: Frugality's Secret Weapon appeared first on Two Cup House. [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
House hacking is one of my favorite ways to get started in real estate investing. It is a method to live for free or almost for free by making a small multi-unit rental property your principal residence. In this way, your tenants basically help pay for your housing expenses. The concept of house hacking is […] The post The House Hacking Guide – How to “Hack” Your Housing, Live For Free, & Start Investing in [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Companies can only increase their dividends regularly if earnings grow sufficiently.Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on » [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dividend growth investing is a very simple but effective wealth building strategy. The investor focuses on companies with a proven track record of annual dividend increases, which typically exemplifies quality in a company. The next step involves focusing on those enterprises that grow earnings and are available at attractive valuations today. The next step in the process is the most... To read the whole article, please click on the article title above. [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I've spent years reading and learning about personal finance. In the early years, I spent hours and hours soaking in as much as I could, trying to find the “secret” to growing great wealth. Twenty-five years later, I've learned that there is no secret. That building wealth is mostly common sense combined with discipline and... The post The Three Things I Did that Allowed Me to Retire with Millions in the Bank appeared first on [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
There are so many ways in which you can make the most out of your budget in 2017. From scrimping and saving all the way to investing there is something you can do in the New Year which will change your financial situation. First of all you need to set yourself a budget and organize your finances in a way that makes it easy for everyone. For example draw up a list every month, bills, childcare, [...]
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Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO)(RY) is the largest of the Canadian banks by market cap. The company provides a diversified array of financial services operating via five segments: Personal & Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, Investor & Treasury Services, and Capital Markets. Royal Bank was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. A Closer Look Royal Bank is the largest of the Big Five Canadian banks. The company's peers include Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Bank of [...]
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In terms of size, regional banks slot in between the large money center banks that operate nationally or internationally and the smaller community banks that operate below the state level. Regional banks turned in a stellar performance in 2016, with net total returns of 34.52 percent, as measured by the S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index. This compares to the benchmark S&P Composite 1500 Index's 2016 total return of 13.03 percent, and a 30.48 percent [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
GNC Cuts Dividend
GNC (GNC) surprised many income investors when management recently announced that the company's dividend will be suspended. After all, GNC has been in business for more than 80 years, maintains a payout ratio below 40%, generates solid free cash flow, and even increased its dividend every year since it began paying one in 2012 – including an 11% boost just last year. These are some of the qualities we look for when evaluating companies for [...]
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The amounts below are cash amounts and are net of taxes, insurance, 401k contributions, HSA, etc. In other words, the amounts are what get deposited and withdrawn from my accounts.Day job (take home pay) --- $9633.76Dividends/Interest --- $249.57Total net income --- $9883.33Expenses --- $15773 (Taken from Mint)Savings ($5890) --- Rate (59.60%)Well that really sucks. I honestly can't remember having a negative savings rate in the last 10 years or so. Oh wait......how [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Vanessa and I both had student loans after graduating, and we fought hard to pay those loans off. We didn't refinance or consolidate our student loans, because we put 100% of our available income toward repayment. This allowed us to knock out nearly $30,000 in student loan debt within our first year of marriage. Our personal plan won't […] The post Should You Refinance Your Student Loans? appeared first on Cash Cow Couple. [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
During the month of February, several Canadians will make an RRSP contribution in order to benefit from a tax deduction from their income. For this reason, you will be among many to have fresh cash in your account and wonder where to invest your money. Using the 7 dividend growth investing principles, I've identified three companies offering growth opportunities for 2017. Agrium (AGU) & Potash (POT) Source: Ycharts Investment Thesis I've included those two companies as the same [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
One of the most popular topics that clients want me to cover during my coaching sessions is blogging. It seems that there are a lot of people out there interested in having their voice heard and their vision shared. They want to know what it's like to blog, how to start their own platform, and...Read More » [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
passive vs active
Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) For buy and hold investors, some like to actively pick and choose individual assets to buy, while others prefer to invest in the entire market. But which is a better investment strategy? And by better, let's define it as producing higher returns over time. Similar to a cronut, the answer is simple, but may not be obvious. Which Investment Style is Better: Passive or Active? The Cronut is a pastry that combines [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Best Types of Life Insurance
In an effort to provide more content around life insurance (and insurance in general), I wanted to get the help from one of my good friends and he provided. Today's post is from Chris Huntley, who not only writes about life insurance, helps people get life insurance, but also teaches other agents how to successfully service their clients. He's one of the best in the industry to provide information, so I'm excited he decided to [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How I Plan to Cut My Business Expenses in Half This Year
Since quitting my job in 2015, I've intentionally chosen not to write about my business too much. It's not the topic I want to be known for, and there are bloggers who do a much better job of it already. However, my good friend Kara who runs bravely keeps reminding me that being transparent and sharing the details (including the numbers) has the power to help other women who want to start their own businesses. [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Analogies are powerful memory tools and my favorite money analogy is that of a financial fortress. As you build your money system, keep in mind what you're up against and where all the pieces fit.
When I was younger, my dad used a lot of analogies to explain ideas. It's a practice I've since adopted and find very helpful whenever I need to remember certain abstract concepts in more concrete terms. Here's an idea that I've held for quite some time and once I'd love to share with you. It's called a financial fortress. What is a Financial Fortress? Like it or not, but you're constantly under financial attack. I don't mean from infomercials trying [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Why does fake news exist?
Everywhere I go people seem to be talking about fake news nowadays. It's fascinating to witness the war between Donald Trump and the mass media, especially CNN. The rare press conferences he hosts truly are entertaining to watch if you're stuck on the throne longer than normal one morning. As an online media entrepreneur who types from San Francisco, plenty of people have been asking me why there's been such a proliferation of fake, very fake, [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A couple weeks ago, I asked you about fear. The wife and I had volunteered to give a talk to college students about financial independence. Like most, I don't enjoy public speaking. (side-note: Mrs. 1500 fears nothing and was completely unfazed.) The big day was last week. Here we are: Me and Mrs. 1500 (she likes to talk with her hands) My mind was calm up until the night before the presentation. I had a little anxiety [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It's okay to buck the trends and be a brat when planning for early retirement, financial independence or any big life goal. Freedom means FREEDOM, after all. Define your future life the way you want to live it.
This funny thing tends to happen in the community of early retirement blogs and enthusiasts. We all say that we value freedom above all, which means the ability to shape our future to look exactly the way we want it to look, without having to answer to an employer or the man. Blogs are littered with rallying cries to freedom, possibility and bucking the trends (including ours). It's inspiring stuff. The funny part is what also [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
essentialism book
So a friend sent me a book the other day after reading my story on going “all in” on myself, and I seriously think it's about to change my life. I haven't read a book cover to cover in over 5 years now (is that bad?), and I'm a little over half way through it already after day #3! IT'S SO GOOD!!!! AND IT'S NOT EVEN ABOUT MONEY!!! 🙂 It's called Essentialism: The disciplined pursuit of less [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Try this one on for size: Would a basic income solve our nation's social problems by blindly cutting checks to every person of legal working age and nixing expensive social programs like welfare and social security? It is a profoundly interesting topic, and debatable until we are blue in the face. Studies from around the […] The post What if we gave everyone a guaranteed basic income? appeared first on ThinkSaveRetire.com. [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Title: Monthly Review: January 2017 In January I celebrated DivGro's fourth anniversary. The journey has been (and still is!) exhilarating and I look forward to seeing where the next four years will take me. Coincidently, in December 2016 DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) crossed the $12,000 mark, which means I can expect dividend income of at least $1,000 per month, on average, in perpetuity.I've finalized the transfer of our trust account from » [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It is amazing how many people do not understand the life insurance product they own. I do not blame the consumer, rather, I blame the advisor who didn't explain it well enough. Everyone understands what term insurance is, although most people do not understand that it is not a viable option after the term period, and everyone understands their group term benefits not everyone understands their permanent life insurance which may be a [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The other day I was asked if I would rather give up my CPA license OR all the knowledge I've gained from great mentors. At first I thought the question would be difficult to answer since my CPA License has helped me see meaningful employment gains. Without pausing for more than a few seconds, I […] The post Great Mentors over My CPA License appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This blog has not been big on list type posts, but being the new year and all, I thought it would be appropriate to put together a check list of sorts for those that want to improve their financial situation in 2017 and beyond. The reality is that if you don't take action now, you likely won't take action later. ... Read More The post 10 EASY Financial Musts For 2017 appeared first on Gen Y [...]
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This ” January 2017 Blog Income Report: I Made $4,855.34 Last Month ” is my first income report for 2017 income report. I made it past a year, and my blog is still growing. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Hi, everyone! Welcome to my January 2017 income report. This is my first income report for the year 2017. There have been so many things that happened this past January that made me make [...]
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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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