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3 Ways to Protect Your Assets
You may have worked hard to build a business, purchase investment property or have a nest egg for security, but there are many not so rare but scary stories about assets that disappear rapidly. Your business could suffer because of a faulty partnership or a single lawsuit could clean you out. It is important to know how to protect yourself and your assets from unexpected events. Your assets are particularly vulnerable if they are newly [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Investment Hunting By now most of you know my story. Lucky me, I started over again with $0 dollars in 2009. I didn't start investing again until 2014. I've been fortunate to rebuild my investment portfolio to over $300k in less than 3 years. I'm really proud of this, but my investment portfolio is still not diversified. […] The post Building A Diversified Investment Portfolio With Lending Club appeared first on Investment Hunting. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest blog post: Investing in real estate can be a good way to increase your wealth and buying a second home could be the start of something rewarding for you and your family. If you are thinking about buying an investment property there are a few basics to learn that will stand you in good stead and set you on your way. Here is a look at how to scout the market and find [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Netflix Inc. | $NFLX Stock | Shares Rally As Subscriber Growth Explodes Past Estimates
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Netflix Q4 Earnings Report Netflix Inc. reported fourth quarter earnings after the close on Wednesday that surpassed analyst expectations and their own estimates and sent shares soaring over 9% in the post market session. The subscription service company announced earnings per share of 15 cents on $66.7 million in net income compared to the same period last year where they earned $43.2 million or 10 cents per share. Revenues also topped expectations coming [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Regulation A+ Is Changing The Game In The Investment Space
If you're an investor, you may or may not have heard about new SEC regulation known as Regulation A+. However, it is likely a regulation that will drastically change the game for those looking to get involved in smaller companies that offer tremendous growth opportunities. Today, we'll talk about what Regulation A+ is, a few examples of how it's already being used, and how this new regulation really could changed the game. What Is Regulation A+ As [...]
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I didn't have the best childhood. That's something I've been pretty open about over the years. But it was still quite awesome in many ways, even factoring in all the circumstances that I had to deal with. I think that says a lot about the magic of childhood – even with my father leaving, my mom...Read More » [...]
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Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Meet the World's Wealthiest Charity group Oxfam recently reported that the world's 8 richest people have as much combined wealth as the poorest 50% of the world's population. Here is the list of the 8 richest individuals, in order of net worth: Bill Gates: America founder of Microsoft (net worth: $75 billion) Amancio Ortega: Spanish founder of Inditex which owns the Zara fashion chain (net worth: $67 billion) Warren Buffett: American CEO and largest shareholder [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Mr. T, Baby T1.0, Baby T2.0 and I spent 1 month in Denmark recently. We arrived in Denmark in mid-December and returned Vancouver in mid-January. Since Mrs. T is from Denmark originally, we have been visiting her side of family and friends in Denmark every year and half. Now we have two little kids, visiting is even more important so the great-grandparents and grandparents can see and play with the little ones. I am very fortunate [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
At the beginning of each year I like to do some planning and set some goals. In the past my goals have always been informal and private. I'd have a few ideas of big things I'd like to accomplish but I wouldn't write them down and I wouldn't really track them. That's all changing. One […] The post 2017 – goals and resolutions appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Updated January 19th, 2017 by The Financial Canadian As dividend growth investors, it is often easy to get caught up in the trap of ‘chasing yield' – investing in the highest yielding stocks without regard to any other financial metrics. However, this is not always the best approach… Chasing yield can result in investing in […] The post Low Yield Dividend Stocks Belong In Your Portfolio: 5 Actionable Examples appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday on , January 18, I Bought 15 shares of Target Corporation at $ 67.10 per share plus commission. After Target lowers 4Q profit and sales outlook, the share price fell significantly. The Company now expects full-year 2016 Adjusted EPS of $ 5.00 to $ 5.10, compared with prior guidance of $ 5.10 to $ 5.30.My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 57.45 to $ 58.75 per share. I [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
finances a fresh start
We get it: Money resolutions can feel like a lost cause, especially if you're already drowning in debt or saddled with uber-bad credit. But if the fear of falling short is stopping you from even attempting to reach any financial goals, well, it may be time to think smaller. There are lots of little steps you can take over the course of 2017 that, in tandem, can lead to ultimate financial balance. Here are 50 ways [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
One in five Americans has no emergency fund saved at all, and a majority of Americans (69 percent) have less than $1,000 available in case of an emergency. This is a huge problem because everyone at some point has to deal with unexpected expenses of some kind. An emergency cash fund is one of the […] The post How to Build and Maintain a Six-Month Emergency Fund appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
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“You want to know what was more important than any of the trades I made over the past six years in my Roth account? The high savings rate which allowed me to max it out every year.” [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“I was curious to see where other bloggers were at financially as well as if financial independence was even on their mind at this age or not. Here are the responses I received.” [...]
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“A scarcity mentality is worse than obsessive: It's life-diminishing. The fear of having nothing turns me into a walking anxiety attack, compulsively counting my pennies and fearing that one day I'll need something that I don't have and can't afford to buy.” [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If you enjoy movies and TV sitcoms, Netflix (NFLX) offers one of the best tradeoffs for consumers in Western Civilization's entire experimentation with capitalism. If you watch 50 hours per month, your effective cost of entertainment is only twenty cents per hour. I don't there's a better value proposition in the market than that. Consumers know a good deal when they see one, and Netflix reported yesterday that it picked up 5 million new subscribers to [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
USA Count Results In Hillary Trump Presidential Election
If you can correctly predict a trend, not only will you earn a much higher return on your investment, you'll also suffer less anxiety and grief. In 1997, I studied abroad in China for six months and realized its economy was on the verge of explosive growth. So I minored in Mandarin and joined the Asian Equities department at a major investment bank to ride the opening up of the region. I was probably the dumbest [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As soon as I can, I'll update you on my one year trip. I've decided to leave everything behind and spend real time with the people that matter the most in my life: my wife and three children. This is my story, I hope it will inspire you to create yours. You can read my previous “On the road” articles: On the road #1 On the road #2 On the road #3 On the road #4 On the road #5 On the [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today marks the ninth birthday of the Dividend Growth Investor blog. It is unreal that I have managed to keep this up for 9 years in a row. There have been more than 1,600 articles published during that time. I wanted to thank you all for reading along the way, through the ups and downs. Today, I wanted to share nine lessons that I have learned about successful investing over the past nine... To read the [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
What a year 2016 turned out to be. As many of you who have already read my short list of 2017 goals know, this year I am guilty of setting too many goals. I have reached a point in my life where it makes a lot more sense to set less goals with more focus. I have been telling people ... Read More The post Monthly Goal Check-in #12 – 2016 Full Year Review appeared first [...]
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Early Retirement easier than traditional retirement
One of my tips for new bloggers is to set a schedule for your blog posts and always stick to it. Sometimes you have to publish shorter or less than perfect posts, but sticking to a schedule is paramount to getting through the early years. Well, today is one of those short post days for me… I'll keep it short and leverage the FIRE community's knowledge for this one. After all, we are uniquely qualified [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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In part one of this series we explored the interest rate movements at Lending Club over the past year. In this post we'll review the actual performance of loans to get an idea on how the recent vintages are trending since the first quarter of 2014. Delinquency Rates with Lending Club To begin with we'll take a broad look at the vintages using delinquency rates which helps paint a picture of what's going on with all loans [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Pearson PSO Dividend Cut
Pearson (PSO) is one of the largest publishers of education textbooks and materials in the world. The iconic company's roots can be traced back to 1844, and its well-known publishing operations began in the 1920s. In addition to its extensive operating history, Pearson had increased its dividend above the rate of inflation for 24 consecutive years through 2015, garnering a high level of trust with conservative income investors (especially those living off dividends in retirement). [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published January 18th, 2017 by Bob Ciura Netflix (NFLX) stock has been on a tear since 2012. Over the past five years, the stock has returned roughly 892% to investors. Its returns almost seem too-good-to-be-true, but that's what happens when a company disrupts its industry like Netflix has. Netflix revolutionized television through Internet streaming. Now, […] The post 4 Reasons I Prefer Disney Over Netflix appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published January 18th, 2017 by The Financial Canadian Coca-Cola (KO) is the undisputed leader in the global beverage market. Over time, Coca-Cola has grown to be a massive business. Their $178 billion market capitalization, 130 year operating history, and 3,800+ worldwide product base can attest to this. Their business strength is also evident in their […] The post Coca-Cola European Partners Versus Coca-Cola: Which Is Better? appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
[How to be happy]
For the past week, I've been in north-central Florida hanging out with a group of forty folks focused on financial independence. I flew out to the first-ever Camp Mustache Southeast in order to give a presentation on creating a personal mission statement. (If you're a subscriber to the Money Boss email list, you'll receive a link to an audio file of my presentation. Here's Joshua Sheats' semi-related Camp Mustache speech in which he asks, “Why [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
[How to be happy]
For the past week, I've been in north-central Florida hanging out with a group of forty folks focused on financial independence. I flew out to the first-ever Camp Mustache Southeast in order to give a presentation on creating a personal mission statement. (If you're a subscriber to the Money Boss email list, you'll receive a link to an audio file of my presentation. Here's Joshua Sheats' semi-related Camp Mustache speech in which he asks, “Why [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I think over the holidays my house set a new world record for most consecutive days of Amazon deliveries in a row. I buy everything from Amazon — clothes, shoes, books, technology, cleaning supplies, furniture, household goods, food, drinks and pretty much anything else you can think of. For many of these goods, I save money...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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About five years ago, one of the earliest readers of this blog was generous enough to share the life story of his beloved father, who had recently died before his time. I called the post Eulogy to a Great Dad. It was one of my favorite stories, because it was apparent through his son's words that this man had really devoted his life to being a good father and a good person in general. Dad stories [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Based on my own conversations with wealthy individuals regarding the arrangement of their estates, I have gathered that the process of building wealth is best done when the strategy is put on semi-autopilot, and I am outlining that process below: First, you create a bank account for your investments that is separate from your bank account that is used to meet daily expenses. Your primary bank account takes on the function of a working capital account. [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today I doubled my TGT position.TGT: 40 shares @ $67.28 --- Yield 3.57%Total capital invested is $2698.07 and will add $96.00 to my yearly dividends. These share have been under insane pressure recently having plummeted $10 over the last month.I like the yield, dividend growth, and long term prospects. Amazon can't put everyone out of business....can they?In other news, I closed out an XOM covered call that netted me around $120 and am currently [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The year 2016 is behind us, so it's time to see how I reached my goals, and how my portfolio developed during the year. I will also set my goals for the 2017.I did 27 transactions during the year, 22 purchases and five sales, I got dividends from 55 companies and distributions from two ETFs. My portfolio now includes 54 companies and two ETFs that pay dividends. Comparing to 2015: 34 transactions, 30 purchases and [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Realty Income - Polliesdividend.com
Today Realty Income (O) announced a 4.0% increase in its monthly dividend for common stockholders. The dividend is raised from $0.2025 to $0.2105. It was the 90th consecutive dividend increase since it went public. The dividend pay date is February 15, 2017 to shareholders of record on February 1, 2017 (ex dividend January 30, 2017). Chief Executive Officer – John P. Case said: “We are pleased that the continued success of our operations has [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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It didn't take too much arm twisting by Lanny to convince me to add to my stake in Procter & Gamble (PG) this week, especially after he took the first step, backed up his talk, and purchased 10.1 additional shares of the company earlier in the month. I have no shame in admitting that I followed his lead and purchased shares in the company because let's be honest, it is a great company! [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
dividend investing
If you started a company you would expect to invest a certain amount today, earn revenue every year, pay for expenses and then pocket the profits, right? Well, investing in stocks is exactly the same concept. When you buy a stock, you buy a small part of a really large business. The business spends money to make money and hopefully turns a profit by the end of the year. Part of this profit is paid out [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Summer Camp
I realize that it is only January and that summer is a far off mirage. However, I have learned that if I don't start start thinking about summer camps for my kids now then we will likely be left out in the cold. Not only that, but if there are scant options left, they will be MUCH more expensive. Why Now? All summer camps begin their early registration period in February, which was a completely unknown to [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
financial consulting
You may think you have your business' financials under control, because you're able to produce detailed financial statements and accurate tax returns. While both of these are important, they only tell a part of the picture that is your business. They report where your company has been, but not where it can be going. Hiring from financial consulting firms, such as the experts we recruit when we target pros seeking VP finance jobs in Chicago [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Personal Capital
When Mint first arrived on the scene, it was a revelation. Here's a free service that would aggregate all of your credit card spending and take away one of the biggest time sucks in responsible money management. In one fell swoop, you had yourself a budget just by linking up your financial accounts. Sure, there were initial hiccups. Categorization was a pain, the tools around managing your budget were raw, but eventually Mint grew itself from a [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I was halfway inside of a giant, steaming, coffin-sized metal autoclave that I was cleaning out when I had my financial epiphany. I'd just started my long journey in listening to financial podcasts while at work earlier that day when the lightbulb moment struck (to be fair, it also could have been my head striking the top of the autoclave—a common occurrence). If me and my husband Zach got rid of our debt and started saving [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
After two years of begging, I finally received a classic Nintendo NES Game Consolefrom Santa in the sixth grade. One of the original video games for the system was the masterpiece, The Legend of Zelda. The Zelda franchise is an enduring global video game phenomenon enjoyed by gamers worldwide. To date, Nintendo has produced 18 titles in […] The post The Triforce Of Wealth appeared first on Retire Before Dad. [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This is week three of our month-long Four Principles of a Debt Free Life Series! Throughout the month of January 2016, we'll cover each of the four principles we wrote about in 4: The Four Principles of a Debt Free Life. Today's Queer Money covers the third principle of living a debt free life, cash is king. This week we're promoting the Mvelopes, as a tool to help you master the cash is king principle. When [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
peeps
You know you're reading high journalism when the title of the article resenbles a text from a 13-year-old girl. Stay with me folks, it will all make sense. Or maybe it won't. I wrote an overview of the Ecuador chautauqua experience last November. Today, I continue with Part 2. I love Peeps. Who doesn't? Life doesn't get much better than a piece of processed sugar (marshmallow) that's covered in more sugar and then made into the shape [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch is one way to identify candidates for further analysis.Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.This week, five companies on » [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Over the past few years, we've hit a steady stream of financial milestones that have all felt like a big deal when we hit them. There was the most recent one, when we paid off our house. (I promise, I'm shutting up about it now!) 😉 Last year, we met the basic definition of financial independence. Before that, we hit various “meaningful” round numbers, bought our first (only?) rental property, and way before that, we [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
rockstar love
Hi guys!!! I'm soooooo excited to share this today. We finally got our philanthropy project off the ground! Check it out –> RockstarCommunityFund.org Now I know what you're thinking, “Ugh – another charity project out there, borrrring….” To which I'd respond, “See what we're doing first Judgy McJudgerton! I guarantee you've never seen this before ;)” To which you'd probably hit back with, “Okay fine – but I'm not giving you any money!” And which I'd say, [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
At 35, I retired from full-time work. Now, I spend my days pursuing things that make me happy, not answering to bosses, filling out time cards or sitting on conference calls. Those days are behind me – long behind me. I go to the gym in the morning to stay fit. I nap when I […] The post Want to retire in your 30s? Cool! Here's how I did it appeared first on ThinkSaveRetire.com. [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
One of the places I check for ideas/inspiration to sell puts for income is the Yahoo Finance page's “Losers” for the day. It provides a snapshot of companies that have taken an unusually large hit for that day. I use this page to scout out any names that look familiar to me (i.e. if Nike takes a few percentage hit, I know Nike will be around in a few months so that is [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This “ Things To Do Before You Invest “ post describes what you might want to do before you invest anywhere. These tips may or will help you avoid some financial and personal problems down the road. In my book, investing especially investing in the stock market is a must. I believe that long-term investing may or will help you achieve financial independence or a good cushion for retirement, emergency situations, among others. But as I always [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today's topic is why I do NOT recommend credit cards. I've noticed a lot of personal finance bloggers touting the benefits to credit cards. Sure — the rewards, status, and perks are all great — but I've seen too many people fall into the high interest rate trap. Back in the day, people used to barter […] The post Why I Do NOT Recommend Credit Cards appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
$1 million
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. I don't really care how often you read or hear that “a million ain't what it used to be”. While true, one million dollars is still a huge chunk of change. …And we're working our way towards that amount. Slowly. Month by month and year by year. Why? That's what we figure we need to semi-retire. How? By when? Read on. TFSAs provide tax-free investing power Although Tax [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Over the past six months we have conducted close to 75 calls with direct lending fund managers to check on how things are going. The number one theme that we have heard time and again is that it is time to educate the Asset Allocator community about the direct lending asset class, which is one of the most compelling segments within the private credit spectrum. The Asset Allocator community consists of Pension Funds, Insurance Companies, Ultra [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
My mother always told me I was a homebody. I would instinctively recoil when she would say that. What does she know? “She's just trying to plant seeds of thought in my head”, I always told myself. It was just her parental instincts to keep me close by, and make me feel that's where I belonged. […] The post The time I bought a house, and what I learned from it appeared first on Shift [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“The essence of risk management lies in maximizing the areas where we have some control over the outcome while minimizing the areas where we have absolutely no control over the outcome and the linkage between effect and cause is hidden from us.” – Peter Bernstein When you spend enough time in the finance industry you're...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I used to laugh at the idea of full-time work being 40 hours per week. 40 hours??? That's lightweight stuff! I was regularly putting in over 50 hours per week at work in the auto industry, where I worked as a service advisor. It was expected. It was the de facto workweek. In fact, one...Read More » [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Cash advances and personal loans through p2p lending are entirely different. Understand the benefits and risks in each when you need fast cash. Show of hands, who has been caught in the cash advance trap before? Yep, this guy right here. I get a lot of questions about payday loans and cash advances, especially versus […] The post Cash Advance vs Personal Loans: Which is Best for Fast Cash? appeared first on PeerFinance101. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Whether you are jumping into the business of being a landlord, or you are looking to sharpen your skills, there is always something new to learn. Taking on the responsibilities of a landlord is no easy task. You will have invested likely thousands into renovating your passive income real estate investment to attract tenants. In […] The post How to Be an Effective Landlord in Real Estate Investing appeared first on PeerFinance101. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A new year and new set of goals/target to set. Lately, I've been dwelling on goals to set — not just financial but also personal and professional goals. To make steady progress on a regular basis requires determination, patience and of course a target in mind. Setting and writing down goals and working towards them are one of the best ways to make progress. As far as financial goals go, the long term goal still [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hello Everyone! Hope everyone's year has gotten off to a great start. We just wanted to share this quick post to let everyone know that links to our two collections have been updated to reflect the 2017 year. We will continue to update the lists in the coming days. Feel free to book mark and return frequently for updates. In case this is your first time visiting our blog, our family maintains two collections [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday the board of directors of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.1059to $ 0.1165 per share that's payable April 14, 2017 to holders of record March 31, 2017. This represents a 10.01% increase to regular quarterly dividends.With current price $ 8.52 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.47%. Since I own 400 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 12.64.That [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
energy saving tips
Our daily habits and homes are becoming more energy efficient. This allows you to keep your hard-earned money in your pocket and help conserve energy on a greater scale. New home technology and these energy saving tips will help you pinch more than a few pennies. Research shows that over the last 22 years, American homes have saved over $362 billion by embracing energy efficiency. Last year, the European Union embarked on a plan to conserve [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For over three decades, the interest rates on debts have been generally sloping downwards. This has been the status quo for so long that major banking houses like U.S. Bancorp need to conduct special training sessions to teach a new generation of employees that, yes, interest rates do rise. A lot of energy has been spent trying to figure out the sequence and degree to which the Federal Reserve will make the cost of money [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Before we dive in, we have some news! We've been on one podcast and mentioned in another. 🙂 I love podcasts, so this was tremendous fun. Enjoy! Do you listen to the Stacking Benjamins podcast? If not, you're missing out. Check out this episode right meow. (Stick around for the end and you'll hear personal […] The post Back to Basics: Becoming a One-Car Family [Picture + $$$] appeared first on [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I was recently asked by a friend why I speak about debt and budgets. My simple reply “I want to help others.” We were discussing my first upcoming speaking event for 2017, and they wanted to understand a bit more about my motivation behind my public speaking about our battle with $109,000 worth of consumer […] The post Why I Speak about Debt and Budgets appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Many people who have reached financial independence have done so investing in real estate. This might seem like an impossible achievement if you're only looking at the end result, but by starting out with small steps and making continued forward progress, you can make your way to “real estate mogul” even if you only have […] [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A financial independence number tells you when you're free from the need to work. It's basically a math equation, as you'll see later in this article. But discovering your personal financial independence number is about much more than money or math. It's about your life and what matters to you. And it's about whether money supports […] The post What's Your Financial Independence Number? Here's Mine. appeared first on Coach Carson. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Another year has passed here in dividend growth investing land. This was a year with a lot of changes for me. It is time to evaluate what happened, and see if we can learn anything from all of this. Before I write things down, I want to let you know that I actually try to focus my efforts on building systems rather than goals. In other words, I believe that focusing my energy on those [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 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 companies this month of Jan, 2017: 1) [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Cincinnati Financial CINF Dividend Aristocrats
Catastrophes such as hurricanes, tornados, and floods are never pleasant, and they can make or break insurance companies. The year 2016 saw its fair share of disasters, including record-breaking snowfall throughout the East Coast in January, severe flooding in Louisiana, wildfires in California, and Hurricane Matthew. Cincinnati Financial (CINF) is an insurer that has seen its fair share of disasters with an operating history stretching all the way back to 1950 (see my full thesis [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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In the lead up to LendIt USA, 2017, LendIt is hosting various webinars covering a broad range of topics related to fintech. The next LendIt Forum focuses on marketplace lending 101 and is an ‘Ask Us Anything' where Peter Renton (Founder, Lend Academy and Co-Founder, LendIt) and Andrew Dix (Founder & CEO, Crowdfund Insider) will answer your questions about the industry. Some possible topics to be covered are: The most important factors to consider before you start [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) There is a lot of misinformation online about personal finance, especially from all those amateur blogs. This is why you should read everything on the internet like you would drink a shot of tequila – with a pinch of salt. Today I will try to debunk some of the most common financial myths out there. Myth #1. Credit cards are bad. Credit cards can make you a lot of money. Fellow [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I always get excited at beginning of each new year, because a new year means new TFSA contribution room for eligible Canadians. Although TFSA is inflation indexed, we won't see an increase in 2017. The 2017 TFSA contribution limit will remain to be $5,500. Therefore, between Mrs. T and I, we can contribute up to $11,000 in our TFSA. Since we are utilizing dividend growth investing as our core investing strategy, we plan to use [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Intro Even though I've only been running my blog for about 6 months I thought it would be fun to go back and look at how 2016 treated us. It was actually a bit tedious to pull together the financial data on investment income and net worth since I wasn't pulling it together on a […] The post 2016 – year in review appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Investment Hunting The following is a guest post Accuplan Benefits Services. If you have access to the internet, then you know that the news headlines over the last few months (if not longer) have been filled with speculation on what will happen to the economy if candidate A or candidate B is elected. Now that America has […] The post Why You Need to be Playing Financial Offense This Year appeared first on Investment Hunting. [...]
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Investment Hunting The following is a guest post Accuplan Benefits Services. If you have access to the internet, then you know that the news headlines over the last few months (if not longer) have been filled with speculation on what will happen to the economy if candidate A or candidate B is elected. Now that America has […] The post Why You Need to be Playing Financial Offense This Year appeared first on Investment Hunting. [...]
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How to Earn Extra Money By the Weekend
Let's be honest for a moment here. Everyone wants to know how to make more money and usually quickly. While there are no get rich quick scenarios out that, there are legitimate ways to earn some more money in just one day. It's not fake or out there. With a little bit of setup, you really can earn some money today and we've put together a few such ways to do it. I've used many [...]
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80% of all personal finance can be distilled down to one line - I call it the Prime Directive of Personal Finance.
The Pareto principle is often called the 80-20 rule and refers to the idea that 80% of the results come from just 20% of the work. It's an idea that has been pushed into a lot of different areas. Businesses often get their 80% of sales from 20% of their customers. 20% of the people earn 80% of the income, cite income inequality researchers. It's been shown to be true empirically in a variety of areas. What [...]
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LGBT Job Seekers Should Be Proud and Cautious We think it's important to build a financially strong LGBTQ community. That's because the stronger we are financially, the more capable we are of funding the causes and initiatives most important to us. Yes, we've made lots of progress over the years, but we've been reminded recently that the fight isn't over. Plus, with 28 states still lacking protections in the workplace, it is important as LGBT job [...]
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Hi there, Mrs. 1500 asking yet another question this week. I want to know if you combine your finances with your spouse or partner. But first, let's look at what you said last week, when I asked you What's the Cheapest Thing You've Ever Done? If you recall, The Mad Fientist met up with his then-girlfriend now-wife in Switzerland, chosen for cheap airfare. They soon discovered that nothing else in Switzerland was cheap, and restaurants didn't serve [...]
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When is it OK to forsake Stealth Wealth?
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird – Ultimate Stealth One of the biggest peculiarities for hard working folks who want to achieve financial freedom is that we often don't know when to stop grinding. Even if we get to our target net worth amount or passive income figure, we keep on going out of habit. After a lifetime of wealth accumulation, to start drawing down principal feels sinful! Since first writing about The Rise Of Stealth Wealth several years ago, [...]
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OurNextLife.com // We paid off the mortgage on our home, but aren't paying off the mortgage on our rental, because debt is a funny thing. Let's talk about why that is!
We had a fun weekend of skiing, and felt all kinds of lucky to look up at one point and see that incredible starburst effect in the header photo, a combo of the sun, cloud and tree all being in the right place at the same time. If you look closely, you can Mr. ONL in that photo in the upper right, about to come down. And you can actually see him come down in [...]
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Over four MILLION dollars – Isn't that crazy?? From just linking up our accounts w/ Digit and literally doing nothing else? Either we all suck with our money or we're incredibly brilliant 😉 And I'm going to go with the latter – hah. It's been a while since I've updated y'all on my savings with them, but after seeing this note from the founder I couldn't help jump in and start writing. He had their tech guys [...]
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It hasn't even been a month yet since I called it quits from full-time work and became an early retiree, but inquiring minds want to know (seriously, I've been asked incessantly): What does my day look like now that I'm not working full-time? I'll be perfectly frank: It flat kicks ass. Here's a quick snapshot: The […] The post A day in the life of an early retiree appeared first on ThinkSaveRetire.com. [...]
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Since 2012, I've initiated a tradition on this blog. Each year, I make a selection of 20 U.S. dividend growth companies and 10 Canadian ones. The goal is to build two portfolios of strong holdings that will beat the benchmarks. I've always used the same benchmark for the past four years: VIG: Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF. VIG seeks to track the investment performance of the Dividend Achievers Select Index. XDV: iShares Dow Jns Cnd Slct Dvdnd Indx [...]
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2016 was the year we finally woke up. We became committed and united to reaching financial independence at an early age. We had always talked about it, but we had never paid as much deliberate attention to ways we could accelerate our path to FI. It took us nearly a full year to escape living […] The post 17 Money Saving Strategies We Used to Triple Our Savings Rate appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
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A few weeks ago, I went to drop RB40Jr off at school and met one of his friends' mom. We hit it off because she's from Thailand and we had a short conversation while we waited for the kids to go inside. She asked what I do, and I told her I'm a blogger. She must have heard “logger” because she said something about landscaping. I didn't have a chance to correct her because she [...]
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With two weeks of 2017 already in the books I am happy to announce my first purchases for the new year. I might have taken a bit longer to make my buys than some of my fellow dividend investing peers but I was comforted to see that as 2017 started we have collectively been ‘buying as usual' and not succumbing to the panicky titled financial headlines that could scare anyone out of stocks, bonds, real [...]
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My wife and I went under contract on a new home this past week. It's all very exciting but also kind of a stressful situation. The new home won't be finished until spring so we have a few months to plot our course of action on how to sell our current home in the meantime....... 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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Last year, I shared a post that laid out the history of my credit card rewards. The kind of rewards I'm talking about is signing up for a new credit card just for the free money. Back in June I shared about signing up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, and at the time it was offering a 45,000 point bonus ... Read More The post $1,000 Bonus for Chase Sapphire Reserve Card appeared first on Gen [...]
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Statistics Beginning 2016 Account Value: $158,053.76 Ending 2016 Account Value: $224,302.38 Dividend income in 2016: $4,858.55 Forward 12-month dividends: $5,442.09 Options income in 2016: $1,125.65 Total lifetime dividend income: $14,167.12 Post-tax salary: $120,977.63 Effect of dividend increases: $340.96. This is equivalent to investing just over $11,360 at a 3% yield. Goals for 2016: 1) Retirement Accounts – PASS I fully funded my Roth IRA in April. Since I anticipated making too much to fund a Roth directly I instead contributed $5,500 to a traditional IRA, invested [...]
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I have had my Jansport backpack for the better part of the last 3 years. I acquired what I believe is my “Big Student Backpack” from a local thrift store for a small price tag. My backpack came with a faded military green color, working zippers, and my very own Jimi Hendrix ironed on patch, very hard to pass up especially after the free backpack I was using decided to fall apart and [...]
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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 » [...]
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Dividends 2017
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. A new year brings new beginnings. It's also a time to reflect upon the year that was – including our 2016 dividend income. For those of you new to these posts on my site, every month I discuss our approach to investing focusing on dividend paying stocks. We believe buying and holding a number of Canadian dividend-paying stocks in our tax-free (thanks TFSA) and non-registered accounts will, over [...]
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It's time for my December dividend update! I'm a bit late posting my results as I've become quite lazy with my blog and suffering from a bit of burnout to be honest. I don't know how much longer I will continue posting if it keeps feeling more like a chore than a rewarding experience. Well see how it goes.Anyway my income for the month of December was $376.56, this is a bit lower than last [...]
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Almost one third of Americans have low credit scores, which are bad at the best of times but can cause serious problems in the long term. Isolate Your Score Killers To solve a problem, you must isolate its causes. Credit scores follow a poor-to-excellent scale based off credit dealings reported to the three major credit bureaus: TransUnion, Experian and Equifax. There are five factors which companies use to rate your credit score: the age of your credit [...]
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BOOM! 2016 is officially closed, the I's have been dotted and the T's are now crossed. There has been a lot of progress, set backs and steps taken forward in order to achieve goals, have a balanced life and new experiences. I set lofty goals back in December of 2015 for my 2016 year and with the year turning a page to 2017, this means it is now time to reflect on [...]
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  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 #

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

      DD,
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