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A few weeks ago I was in Shanghai and, due to the glories of jet lag, I woke up at midnight and couldn't go back The post The time I doubled my after-tax return with about 60 seconds of work appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Between now and 2020, you will likely encounter statistics and headlines pointing out that the average American credit score has recently risen. That is because the poor credit events of the Great Depression are starting to roll off the credit reports of American consumers. For the first time since 2005, the average credit score of an individual in the United States has hit the 700 mark. As a general FICO reference point, credit scores are viewed [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It's been a long time since I made three separate tranches of buys in one month but when individual opportunities come up for a variety reasons it can be too hard to pass up seemingly “good” deals especially in a market that hosts too many great stocks that are still overpriced. With that being said I decided to nibble on a dividend stalwart that was now trading at a historically high yield and a price [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If you have viewed our family's Net Worth Page, you probably already know that it does not include the equity in our home. Although, we do realize that it is technically part of our overall net worth, we decided that since our home equity is not an asset that we can count on for income (unless we sell and buy something cheaper) we would exclude it from our net worth calculation.For the purpose of [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
51iKg5TFSIL.SL160 - 20+ Genius Things That Your Small Apartment Needs
This ” 20+ Genius Things That Your Small Apartment Needs ” post describes the things you can use when you have a small apartment. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Are you living in a small apartment? Or have you lived in a small apartment? While the definition of a small apartment varies, let's just assume that a small apartment is one that you think is small for you. If you answer YES to [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Nicholas McCullum on May 29th, 2017 When investors think of the companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway, many ‘boring' legacy businesses come to mind – Kraft Heinz (KHC), Coca-Cola (KO), and IBM (IBM) are examples. While these businesses are highly profitable and make solid investments, they do not have the curb appeal of a […] The post Warren Buffett Stocks in Focus: Goldman Sachs appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my » [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
May was not meant to be a month of silence. I did not intend to disappear. My plan with the slow technology experiment was only to take a break from social media – not the blog. I had planned to write a post about the role television plays in my life, these days. I had also planned [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hello Everyone,As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20.This is a post directed to myself years from now when I buy another home or rental property. Never pay off the mortgage!It was around this point, one year ago when my wife and I made the conscious decision to pay off our primary mortgage on our home. I eventually ended up selling most - $100,000 of our stocks around the September 2016 time frame. [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hi Everyone,It has been a wild few months since my last post. I am still lurking around the interwebs, reading all blog posts that Dividend Diplomats, MMM, Mr. Free at 33, Captain Dividend, etc have been publishing.Long story short -- We took extended vacations, Enjoyed time with family and friends, renovated our house and most importantly for a financial blog....We are completely debt free!!!My wife and I took a 15 day roadtrip [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Nicholas McCullum on May 29th, 2017 Hormel Foods (HRL) recently reported its second-quarter financial results. The company's earnings were below market expectations, particularly in its turkey segment, and Hormel's stock price was pummelled as a result. Hormel closed down 6.4% on the trading day following the announcement. Investors should be pleased to see […] The post Is Hormel Foods A Better Bargain Than Ever? appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Investors across the world gave a sigh of relief after Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate, won the first round of the French presidential elections. Macron defeated his anti-EU opponent, Marine Le Pen, in the runoff round of the elections. A Macron win was what every investor worldwide had been praying for. The 39-year old Macron is a former economy minister. He had never run for an elective post before. He is an ardent pro-Europe proponent [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Porting a mortgage is an option available to you when you are moving home. You can either apply for a new mortgage, or take your existing mortgage with you. The process of porting a mortgage differs from person-to-person, and it may not be the best decision for everyone. In theory at least, anyone can port their mortgage. In other words, you can transfer your existing mortgage to your new real estate. Sometimes, lenders make it [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I grew up in New York and seemingly every Friday, I'd drive with my dad to a local pizza shop. I'd sit in the passenger seat, holding the box on my lap, as it tortured me during the agonizing ten minute drive home. The slices were delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Ahhh, Cataffo's… I miss ye. My first experience with Papa Johns was when I was in college in Pittsburgh. It was a [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Desperately Seeking Financial Satisfaction Mixing love and money doesn't have to put your love life on the rocks. Get straight up with these three tips for a satisfying financial relationship with your money and your partner. This is a guest post by our fabulous friend, Belinda Rosenblum, of the Shift Your Money Destiny Workshop and OwnYourMoney.com. For Love & Money Managing money is challenging enough when it's all about you. What happens when it's about him, too? [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Ask the Readers takes a break for a couple of weeks while I'm on my trip. Instead, I'll regale you with tales from the road. I loaded the girls into the car bright and early on Thursday morning. We spent an evening in Ankeny Iowa before moving on to the Twin Cities. Adventures in the Land of Uff Da I'm looking Iowa, and feeling Minnesota*: Question that people frequently ask me: Are you a farmer? Me: No, [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“The first step for getting out of a situation like ours is admitting you don't know everything, and that what you're doing isn't working. The second step is finding out what will.” [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“Taking time in the middle of your day to do stuff that doesn't look like work is the most important part of your work day.” [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“I fear it's now so easy to avoid doing any real work on our financial planning, that many of us have lost – or never gained – a real understanding of how and why all the numbers fit together.” [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If you're on the road enough, it is bound to happen. For us, we were cruising down westbound I-80 with our Airstream in tow. The RAM's speedometer read 70 MPH. Not more than 35 miles from our stopping point around Wendover Utah, things were smooth sailing. Until we heard what sounded like a gunshot. It began with a loud, sharp “Boom!”, followed by a wicked vibration. Shit. The wife's all but screaming “Pull over!”. I released the [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
jar of life
It's a good day to be reminded of what's important in life 🙂 (SPOILER ALERT: it's not money!) “The Mayonnaise Jar” A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
We're huge believers in pacing ourselves on the way to early retirement -- both finding ways to manage the impatience, and creating boundaries and self care habits that keep us healthy along the way. But as we get close to that finish line, it's getting harder and harder not to break out into a full sprint. The post Breaking Our Own Rules // On Sprinting to the Early Retirement Finish Line appeared first on Our [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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A few months ago, I shared the letter I wrote myself from the perspective of 10 years into the future, the idea was to write describe your life based on anything you wanted or wanted to accomplish (as if it had already happened). After publishing that post and inviting guest submissions, the bloggers at “The Mastermind Within” volunteered to participate. Below you will find the letters they wrote as a vision for their lives over [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Early Retirement Blogs for Everyone
It's Memorial Day in the United States, the unofficial start of the summer, and the weather is gorgeous in Portland! Actually, it's a bit hot this weekend at 83 degrees Fahrenheit. We had such a wet and cold winter so the change is pretty jarring. I was thinking that the ideal retirement location should be 75 degrees year round. Does anyone know a place like that? Anyway, we have been enjoying the warmer weather and [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Investment Hunting One of my 2017 goals is to diversify my investments to include more areas than just the stock market. I invested $2,500 into Lending Club, which is a Peer-to-Peer lending network. Click on this link to learn more about my Lending Club strategy. My initial goal was to invest $2,500 per quarter this year, however […] The post Lending Club Month 4 Update appeared first on Investment Hunting. [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Low-free and personalized ETF Portfolios Investing is simple but it can be very hard at times. For one, all investors are constantly encouraged to take the long-term view. Focusing on what might happen 10, 20, or 30 years from now is not easy. You'll need some major financial discipline to stick to a solid plan.… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a million dollar portfolio. [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Perhaps a little more often lately, you come across pending legislation in which you can actually feel a politician stick his hand into your pocket and help himself to your wallet. Such a reaction is understandable after you read Illinois House Bill 3393, popularly called the “Illinois Privilege Tax” because it plans to charge investment professionals an extra 20% on their services rendered. The specifics of the Illinois privilege tax contain the following provisions: Partnerships and s-corporations [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Bob Ciura on May 28th, 2017 Visa (V) is one of the most successful IPOs in modern history. Since Visa went public at a split-adjusted price of $11 per share in 2008, it has risen by more than eight-fold. With that in mind, it is not surprising to see that Warren Buffett owns […] The post Warren Buffett Stocks in Focus: Visa appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I uncover a high-quality dividend growth stock that appears to be undervalued each week for Daily Trade Alert, which is a site that focuses on dividend growth investing, stocks, and unique investment opportunities. I've been writing for them for years now, and they're just great over there. Each week, I publish an excerpt of my...Read More » [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Markets always seem easy when looking through the rearview mirror because knowing what already happened makes us all feel that everything in the past was blatantly obvious. It makes us feel that we would perfectly navigate those markets if only we had the chance to invest in the same scenario again. Hindsight Capital LLC never...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How To Keep Our Jobs From Being Replaced By Robots
When I was 18, I had an encounter that got me noticing the phenomenon of robots replacing jobs in our society. And the sad part is how easily the person in this story let it happen. I was a teenager busing tables part-time and collecting tips. They had just opened a branch of the bank I went to inside a local super-market near my work. “Great”, I thought. “Now I can just [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
There is a classic question in personal finance circles about debt and investment: Should I invest if I have debt? There are different ways to answer the question, but the most common response urges individuals to invest only when return rates exceed the interest rate of personal debts. Here's an example. Let's say you have […] The post Eliminating Debt to Make Your Investments Really Pay Off appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Welcome and thanks for reading!In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. Received Dividends:May 22, 2017 € 11.97 - Eaton Corporation plcMay 23, 2017 € 167.13 - Oriflame€ 24.65 - HCP, Inc.May 24, 2017 € 51.44 - Royal [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Most Important Metrics for REIT Investing
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are a popular option for income investors looking to stocks for their high-yield needs. That's partly because REITs are generally not only a good source for finding generous and steadily-growing dividends, but many of them also offer low volatility, making them ideal for low risk investors. While REITs can be a source of high income for your portfolio, that doesn't mean you can be lackadaisical when it comes to selecting which REITs [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
When it comes to investing, everyone knows that they should invest without emotion… but over time, I think we all quickly learn that to actually do that in real-life is a near impossible task. I have no problem admitting that my emotions have gotten the better of me on many occasions, and I have no doubts that they will cause me to make even more bad decisions in the future… We are all human after [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America Hardcover: 131 pages Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (2017) Joan C. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Law and Hastings Foundation Chair at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and she is frequently featured as an expert on social class. If you follow the news at all, particularly with... Read Article → [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Fed May Not Raise Rates Again This Year
The minutes from the May meeting from the Federal Reserve show that it's set to continue raising interest rates this year. But a slowdown in the economy could deter the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC's) plan lest the economy is not yet ready. According to CNBC, “Substantially lower-than-expected inflation would be a significant hurdle for the central bank in its quest to normalize a benchmark rate kept near zero through much of the post-financial crisis economy. [...]
Sat, May 27, 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. Anyone who just inherited a deceased parent's IRA or 401(k) could be about to commit a costly blunder. Beware the Tax Man You... Read Article → [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
News
During the week I share the latest marketplace lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here. Bond Buyers Forgive and Forget, Flock Back to Online Lenders' Debt from The Wall Street Journal – Institutional investors are back with high demand across marketplace lending. A ‘paradigm shift' is taking place in financial technology from Business Insider – VCs [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
pay down the mortgage or invest
Today is another chapter in the Dividend Diplomats mortgage series. Time flies and surprises pop up where you least expect them. I've written a lot about my house hunt recently, starting with reasons why my wife and I were not in a hurry to purchase a house all the way to the process of finding the institution that will provide us with the best mortgage. We were always told that [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America Hardcover: 131 pages Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (2017) Joan C. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Law and Hastings Foundation Chair at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and she is frequently featured as an expert on social class. If you follow the news at all, particularly with... Read Article → [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Advice For College Graduates
Dear College Graduates, I'm sorry to say, but the good times are over! I know making a living on your own might sound scary, but heck, millions of people have done so in the past, so have some faith. From a physical standpoint, you'll probably only get flabbier, grayer, and more stressed. Don't be surprised if you start experiencing chronic back pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, and plantar fasciitis. The common cold will visit you [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to investing it is entirely possible to be simultaneously BOTH a bull and a bear… As I wrote about in the last few posts, I'm quite bullish on cryptocurrencies over the long-term but bearish over the short-term (due to the hyperbolic rise in the last month or so). Everyone knows that latecomer retail investors usually get slaughtered near the top, so why would anyone expect anything different with cryptocurrencies? Yes, [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
401K or Real Estate
There are countless investors that want the fast returns. Just buy a rental property, sit back, and make money as a landlord. They think that just being a landlord will make them the riches they need to be financially independent. The tenant pays your mortgage, and you relax on the beach. You hire a property manager, set up automatic payments for rent to be deposited, and your mortgage gets drafted every [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Weekend Reading Welcome my latest Weekend Reading edition. Well, the Sens are out of the NHL playoffs but it was a great run – very proud of the hometown team. I hope they don't reshuffle the deck too much in the off-season. The weather remains soggy in Ottawa but I am getting to the driving… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a million dollar portfolio. [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If You Want to Make Money, It's Important to Read the News
For hundreds of years, reading has been the gateway to knowledge for the developed world. And even though we live in an era where digital media has replaced print, reading is far from obsolete. This is especially true if you want to make money through investments, a better career path, or other endeavors. The world is changing at a faster pace than we've ever seen, and the written word is the only way to keep [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It was in June of 2015 when we first learned that Goldman Sachs was planning to launch a consumer lending platform. This caused a great deal of buzz in the online lending industry as there was much conjecture about what this meant for everyone. We learned more about this new platform, called Marcus by Goldman Sachs, when it launched in October of last year. My latest guest on the Lend Academy Podcast is Omer Ismail, who [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Just FYI, for this Vindale Research review, I am going to use my own Vindale account. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. A lot of people have been requesting that I do a full review of survey sites that I have in my blog. Because of that, I have decided to start doing it. My very first one is the Vindale Research review. Vindale Research is a well-established company. It has been in the [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This page has affiliate links to good products we endorse. Full disclaimer. Pen, A while back I wrote about my 3 Key Ingredients For A Great Vacation. The ingredients are Exciting Destination, Quality Lodging, and Memorable Activities (all geared in some way to accommodate me, Mrs. R, and our twin 5 year olds). And now it's … Continue reading "Rich's Travel Journal: No Spain, No Gain! (Part 1 — Barcelona)" The post Rich's Travel Journal: No [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Iron Mountain IRM Dividend
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are some of the most popular high dividend stocks for income investors. Iron Mountain (IRM) is one such business and offers a dividend yield in excess of 6% today. The company has steadily lifted its dividend for over five consecutive years and offers mid-single-digit dividend growth potential going forward, too. Let's take a closer look at Iron Mountain to see if this could be an appealing stock for retired investors [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today I added to my OHI position.OHI: 50 shares @ $31.53 --- Yield 7.99%Total capital invested is $1583.43 and will add $126.00 to my yearly dividends. The yield is pretty high right now and hopefully dividend will be safe. I don't want to get too heavy into REITs, but the bargains are scarce right now. If oil prices drop back down again I'll pick up a few shares of BP and Shell. Forward [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Are you tired of earning less than 1% in your bank account? How does potentially making 5-7% sound instead? There is a really innovative new way to make passive income in this range through something you may not have heard of called marketplace lending or better known as peer-to-peer lending. What is Peer-to-Peer Lending? […] [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday I had a great time talking about the stock market with Joe Weisenthal, Scarlet Fu and Julia Chatterley on Bloomberg's What'd You Miss. Here's my segment discussing the concept of market breadth which was the topic of my most recent Bloomberg piece from earlier this week. Enjoy and have a great holiday weekend: And here's the...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Saving money can be really difficult. That's why a full 2/3 of US households can't cover a $1,000 emergency. I've read hundreds of articles (and written a few) that talk about saving money by switching out your light bulbs, switching phone carriers, and of course skipping that morning latte at … The post The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Save Money appeared first on Action Economics. [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Many people think that video games are a hobby that is only good at occupying your free time. What if you could tell them that you get paid to play games online? As you will see just about anybody can earn money by playing free games or being a high roller. Online Games This first […] [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I “Made It To Carnegie Hall” this week. Hear me out. I've got a humble attitude and trust you'll hear these words not as a bravado, but rather as a fun little story which you may find of interest as a “Weekend Edition” post. With that, here's how I “made it” to Carnegie Hall…… Carnegie Hall has 3,671 seats. Now look at the capacity of other arenas: Madison Square Garden (20,789 seats) Boston Garden (17,565 seats) Quicken Loan Arena [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Over a year and a half ago I introduced you to Trim. If you recall Trim is a personal financial assistant that saves money for you. One of the key personal finance principals is automation, and Trim does just that. Trim analyzes your transaction history to show you all of your subscriptions. Then give you […] The post Trim 2.0: More Money Saving Tools appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today's dose of gratitude comes from My Son's Father(MSF). MSF is quickly making a name for himself with his awesome Lego skills: As a father of two young children, I can totally relate to MSF's post. Kids tend to be selfish creatures, so instilling a mindset of gratitude isn't easy. I like MSF's approach so much that I'm trying it in my own household. Take it away MSF! Gratitude is a muscle. The more you use it the [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If you haven't logged into your Personal Capital dashboard lately, then you may have missed the new dashboard interface that they rolled out recently. I hope you like dark blue, though. Here's what my Personal Capital Dashboard looks like (from a Desktop device): Okay – what makes this even more beautiful is the fact that the market generated a $41,000 increase in our net worth over the past 90 days, which is pretty screamin' cool. But beyond [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If you haven't logged into your Personal Capital dashboard lately, then you may have missed the new dashboard interface that they rolled out recently. I hope you like dark blue, though. Here's what my Personal Capital Dashboard looks like (from a Desktop device): Okay – what makes this even more beautiful is the fact that the market generated a $41,000 increase in our net worth over the past 90 days, which is pretty screamin' cool. But beyond [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
lego family - mom breadwinner
[Hey guys! Liz, the Chief Mom Officer stops by the blog today to share her journey to financial freedom as the sole breadwinner of her family of 5. If you don't feel empowered after reading this, I'm shutting down the blog!! (Okay, no I won't, but I will wonder what's wrong with you… ;)) Enjoy!] ****** Many people think it's impossible for a family to just live on one income nowadays. In fact, 60% of families are [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Been watching a great show recently called Genius which is about Albert Einstein's life starting from what seems like his teenage years up until his attempt to get to the United States before/during the rise of the Nazi Party. The story is told in a nonlinear fashion so I am getting pieces all over a 30 year span. I am sure the show is only going to get better and more detailed. [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I just got back from dinner with some friends… and guess what we talked about the entire night? Yup, that's right… cryptocurrencies! Bitcoin, Ethereum, alternative currencies, blockchain technology, etc. were the topics dished out tonight. Ironically enough, though, this is how my day got started… From CEO.CA. “The haters on the Technology don't own any and will fail to tell you what Segwit is or what Proof of Stake is, etc. Its a joke ppl like @jayfire and [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I get a lot of questions from people about how they should invest their money and which specific investments they should focus on. What should my asset allocation look like? Which funds should I pick in my 401k? Should I own individuals securities, mutual funds or ETFs? Which ones? Should I change my current portfolio...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Opening another TECK Iron Condor in ROTH IRA: BTO 1 TECK Jul7 14.00 put STO 1 TECK Jul7 16.00 put STO 1 TECK Jul7 21.00 call BTO 1 TECK Jul7 23.00 call @ 0.35 credit limit TECK @ 18.64 Trade executed at 0.35 (or $35) credit. IV of the trade: 44.87% exp. move: $2.3 [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since Lending Club started operations. Lending Club launched a marketing campaign and website celebrating their 10-year anniversary and outlining the major milestones for the company. What started out as a Facebook application has morphed into one of the largest online consumer lenders in the US. Despite the news of last year and other challenges the industry has faced I believe Lending Club's story is still [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
PPL Dividend
Regulated utilities are some of the best high dividend stocks that low risk income investors look to in order to meet their high-yield needs. That's understandable since the business model for these government sanctioned monopolies is highly stable, allowing for consistent cash flow with which to pay generous and highly secure dividends. However, investing is never done in a vacuum. After all, there are differences in quality between the dozens of utilities investors have to [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Last week I attended Canadian Blood Services‘ Honouring Our Lifeblood. The event recognized regular donors from local communities. As a regular blood donor that hit 50th donation late last year, I felt honored to attend this event. When I first started donating about 10 years ago, I met a fellow donor in his late 60's that was donating for the 100th time. I was in awe of this achievement and told myself this would be [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today the Board of Directors of Flowers Foods, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.16 to $ 0.17 per share that's payable June 23, 2017 to holders of record June 9, 2017. This represents a 6.3% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 18.74 (todays open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.63%.Since I own 185 shares of FLO, this will increase my portfolio's [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
There are risks to many strategies. Some risks include permanent impairment of capital, due to an investment that ends up going to zero. Some companies would usually cut or eliminate dividends a long time prior to going under. This usually serves as a last warning sign to long-term investors like myself that something is broken in the business. The other risk includes mistakes of omission,... To read the whole article, please click on the article [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
twitter
This is a guest contribution by Nick McCullum of Sure Dividend. When investors can identify trends that either increase returns or reduce risk, it is wise to implement them into their investment strategies. With that said, implementing positive market anomalies is usually not hard. Rather, the difficulty lies in finding them. Two of the most straightforward improvements that investors can make to their investment strategies are: minimize investment fees invest for the long-term This article will describe how each of [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
wasting money
It's no surprise people waste a lot of their money. But there are plenty of ways to save on everyday costs, from bank fees to your favorite morning beverages. If you're looking for ways to trim your expenses, here's a list of 50 common money-wasters you may want to ditch. When you start eliminating some of these things from your spending, you will be amazed at how much extra money you have left over at the [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Adventure is dirt cheap. You don't need fancy mountaineering gear to explore new parts of your hometown or find an off-the-path beach in Mexico. One-way flights are half price. Adventure can be a fresh side business, a new romance (hopefully not a dirt cheap one), or anything that gets you out of your normal routine. International travel […] The post Seek Adventure While Your Money Works For You appeared first on Retire Before Dad. [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Not that kind of high! Just because I live in Colorado where the green stuff is legal doesn't mean I partake. I can see where you might think it though given some of my posts. No, I'm talking about market highs. The Market is High! I have a friend in his late 20s who is trying to time the markets. To this I say, consult the experts. Warren Buffett: We continue to make more money when snoring than when [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For this final part, I wanted to give you a methodology to quickly analyse REITs. If you have missed the rest of this series, you can read more about REITs investing here: REITs Guide Part I REITs Guide Part II REITs Guide Part III I know that you don't have all the time in the world and that one of the reasons you purchased this book was to save time. After reading the past few articles on REITs, you [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
We put in a bid on a condo! Alas, it looks like it'll fall through – so our crazy week may be coming to an end. It has been a crazy ride diving into our budgets here in the DD household. Let's just say another 90 day spend challenge is around the corner Round II […] The post Dominate Your Financial Destiny appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Do you like to write poetry? You might be surprised at the myriad of literary publications that are eager to pay unknown writers for their content. If writing poetry is something you are good at, there are several companies that will consider paying you for your rhythmic ramblings. If you've got notebooks full of entertaining […] [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How will you invest with low stock market return?
Nobody knows how the stock market is going to perform in the short term so we shouldn't worry about it. On the other hand, long term profit is more predictable. Historically, stocks return about 7% per year after adjusting for inflation. Passive investors (index funds) who are in it for the long haul can count on 7% and they don't have worry about the day to day fluctuation. I'm a long term investor and plan [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
On May 22, 2017, I bought15 shares of General Mills (GIS) at $56.69 per share for a total of $850.31.This equates to 100 shares of GIS.On May 24, 2017, I bought50 shares of AT&T (T) at $38.31 per share for a total of $1,915.50.This equate to 200 shares of T.Forward dividends stands at $4,230.70. I still have another $831.00 to spend but I might hold it until next month. Back to the grind. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Saving money on any income I get these emails in my inbox every now and then… I like your site but you write about saving and investing habits most Canadians don't have. Besides, not everyone makes enough money to save, invest and take international trips like you do. After my mortgage and car payment I… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a million dollar portfolio. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I love reading about successful people. First, I love learning all the little details about how somebody became successful. Warren Buffett was an entrepreneur The post Profiles of Badass Investors – Intro appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Leverage Leverage can be a glorious thing. Intelligent use of leverage enables you to massively increase your Return on Investment (ROI). The math is simple – if The post In the late stages of a bull market you should be reducing leverage appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath
It's been a busy two weeks in the Rothwards household! Last Monday, Kim and I had inspections on the home we want to buy. The results weren't good. The inspector concluded that, overall, the house shows evidence of deferred maintenance. Needed repairs have been left undone. Translation: Nearly everything related to the exterior of the home needs work. The roof needs to be replaced, as does the siding. The deck and fence are beginning to fail. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I had an Iron Condor in my ROTH IRA account (unreported in this blog) against Seagate Technology (STX) stock. That trade closed today morning for a full profit. This released our buying power for a new trade. We are opening a new Iron Condor against STX: BTO 1 STX Jun30 38.50 putSTO 1 STX Jun30 40.00 putSTO 1 STX Jun30 46.00 callBTO 1 STX Jun30 48.50 call @ 0.34 credit limit STX @ 43.04 Trade executed at [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How to gain more luck
I live by the mantra, “Never fail due to a lack of effort because hard work requires no skill.” It's a reminder to STOP making excuses when something seems too daunting to tackle. There've been too many instances when I didn't start something because I felt I lacked the skills necessary to succeed. I've regretted each non-action. For example, I postponed starting Financial Samurai until 2009, three years after first contemplating the idea, because I didn't [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
credit card processing
Running your small business takes a lot of work. To be successful, you want to offer your customers the best experience possible. This means have an inviting store that is well-lit and easy to find things. It also meaning competitively pricing your products and accepting many forms of payments. And being able to accept credit cards is critical for any small businesses success. But how can you offer this convenience to your customers while also making sure [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Lunch
It has been a slow but satisfying week around our house, but I'd like to talk about a change coming to the blog. Most readers know that Mrs. IS and I are passionate about learning, and I am a voracious reader. One of the ways that I think we can bring added value to our readers, is to include links at the bottom of each post to articles we found particularly intriguing. While we read/research [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
www.polliesdividend.com
In the beginning of this month I read that one of my companies (VER) of my Vrijheid Fonds is starting a buyback program. This made me wonder, is a buyback program good for me as a DGI? A share repurchase or buyback means that the company is buying back its own shares from the marketplace. Together with dividend, share buybacks are options for a company to return cash to its shareholders. Analysts predict that some [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I love a good spreadsheet as much as the next guy but sometimes you don't want to start from scratch. There are a lot of great budget spreadsheets you can download and modify to fit your needs. See the best free budget spreadsheets out there!
When it comes to managing your finances, having a solid budget in place is key. Budgeting tells your money where to go and by giving your money a purpose, you gain more clarity and control over your finances. Creating and sticking to a budget is easy if you make it realistic. Tracking your spending and maintaining your budget is another story. Most budgets fail because they are either unrealistic or they haven't been maintained well. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
manage your credit cards
Credit cards can be a wonderful and helpful tool but having one is like playing with fire. If you aren't extremely careful about how and when you use it, you could end up spiraling deeper and deeper into debt, upsetting all of your plans for the future. So make sure you manage your credit cards responsibly so that you can take charge of your debt. This article will give you 5 proven strategies for ensuring [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Sassy Social Media Tricks We all love a good trick. Tricks give us the treats we need when we need it and then we can move onto the next trick. Today, we're sharing 15 social media tricks to give more and get more. Hey, download the FREE Debt Free Guys' 15 Social Media Dos & Don'ts Checklist! Tricking Out Your Social Space Do you like talking with naggy, whiny, and gloomy people or do you prefer positive peeps who [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Last year, in one of his final presidential addresses, former president Barrack Obama proposed that wage insurance be expanded as an important government benefit for unemployed workers. The current wage insurance system replaces lost wages for workers who had worked three years or more at their previous employment and make less than $50,000 in their […] The post SafetyNet Review: What is Wage Insurance and Do You Need Coverage? appeared first on Cash Cow Couple. [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
silver piggy bank
In honor of missing out on Millionaire Day over the weekend (BLASPHEMY!!), I thought we'd go over some of the frugal habits of the wealthy today and see how we compare 🙂 I saw FreeMoneyFinance do this over on his own blog the other day, so if you're wondering – yes, I'm going to totally copy him. Although in all fairness, he did nab the list from my good friend Tom Corley over at RichHabits.net and [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today we're exploring a single question -- Are some people predisposed to embrace the FI mindset? -- through some personal stories, including a spending confession so out there I almost couldn't hit publish. But most of all, we want to hear from you guys on this one -- what do you think all FIers have in common, and can anyone become an FIer? Come weigh in! The post Are Some People Predisposed to Embrace the [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
USA Count Results In Hillary Trump Presidential Election
Making a small fortune is really fun. You can do so more easily 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 [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I read somewhere that social media is the highlight reel. I think blogs might be a highlight reel, too. I try my best to approach life with an optimistic, rose-colored perspective, but there are some crazy weeks that look more like a Michael Bay flick in 4K. Last week was one of those crazy weeks that […] The post When the Going Gets Tough (Mudder) appeared first on Two Cup House. [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I celebrated two milestones recently, one of which my sister (pictured) came into town for. I turned 35 years old almost two weeks ago, which was a little surreal. The thing about turning 35, you can't say you're in your “early 30s” any longer. The same thing happened when I turned 25. I felt like I...Read More » [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source

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 #

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

      DD,
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      -RBD

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