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Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) A recent poll from Harvard University points out that 51% of young adults between 18 and 29 years of age do not support capitalism. Only 42% said they supported it. Of course the results of these kinds of surveys are not easy to interpret. Capitalism doesn't have the same meaning for everyone. One explanation for the outcome could stem from the fact that not all millennials understand what capitalism [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Recent contractual turbulence at my 9-5 job has people nervous. Funding is uncertain. Job cuts are likely. Thanks to my expertise and training, I should be OK. But the situation reminds me that the pursuit of financial independence prepares us for corporate layoffs and recessions, even if we're not 100% financially free yet. A potential […] The post Don't Need This Stinkin' Job appeared first on Retire Before Dad. [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
become a millionaire
Do you really want to become a millionaire? Who doesn't? The problem is we think it isn't possible. We see our bank account with a few hundred bucks in it and think growing it to a million or more is pointless. The good news is that anyone, yes anyone can become a millionaire. And before you think it take decades or a ton of sacrificing and hard work, think again. I've come up with 10 painless [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“If you're reading this blog, you're already motivated. And besides, who doesn't want more freedom and more money? But confidence? That's another story.” [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“There are all kinds of preconceived notions we carry around about what we need to do to ‘create fruit'. But maybe that's not the case. Maybe we can do way more with way less, and the only way you're going to find out is by doubling down on some experiments. How much can you cut back before the base health of your life suffers? Which are the right places to cut back, and which places [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“How much you have is not the point. How much you give is not the point. Rather, it's the act of giving, the mindset of sharing and caring, that matters.” [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For the second part of my “Canadian Telecoms on the radar”, I'm taking a look at Rogers Communciations (RCI.TO). The company rid the market this year with +27% as at July 22nd 2017. Is it too much? Is it too late to pick this gem? Let's dig deeper to find out! Rogers Communications has adapted since its creation to offer the services and technology its clients were looking for. It started with radio broadcasting, added television [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
About the Author: FT is the founder, editor, and blogger behind Million Dollar Journey (est. 2006). Through various financial strategies outlined on MillionDollarJourney.com, he grew his net worth from $200,000 in 2006 to $1,000,000 by 2014 - at the age of 35. Since 2014, he has been on a new mission of growing his passive income through dividend growth investing to the... To read the whole article, please click on the article title above. [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Welcome to the latest Christopher Guest post. Today, we feature Mr. Tako, a young man who runs a killer tako stand with the best guac retired early in his thirties with a multi-million dollar net worth. Like me, he has a couple sons that he cherishes. Unlike me, he decided to leave his day job when his second son was born, whereas mine will in grade school when I have decided I've had Enough. Having started his [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
2017 Midyear Investment Rebalancing
2017 is half over. How have your investments done so far? The stock market performed splendidly over the last 6 months and made everyone a genius investor. Our investment increased 16% in value! That's an over $200,000 increase in just 6 months, which is more than I ever made as an engineer, that's insane. The increase is not all from investment gains, though. We added $60,000 to our investment package so far this year, so [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday, July 26 ONEOK, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.615 to $0.745 per share that's payable August 14, 2017 to holders of record August 7, 2017. This represents a 21.1 % increase to regular quarterly dividends.With current price $55.59 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.36%. OKE's latest dividend increase was almost two years ago, in October 2015.Since I own 50 shares of OKE this will increase my [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Stanley Black & Decker Dividend
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) has paid dividends for 140 consecutive years and increased its payout for the past 49 consecutive years. Next year, Stanley Black & Decker will join the exclusive dividend kings list, which consists of companies that have raised their dividend for at least 50 straight years. These businesses are rare and typically possess numerous competitive advantages. Stanley Black & Decker is no exception. Let's take a closer look at this impressive [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Aytu Bioscience (AYTU) Stock: Product Sales Spike Higher
Time and time again, investors get taught a valuable lesson: invest for the longer term, and gamble for the short term. In fact, statistics show that while focused investing may lead to consistent financial gain, gamblers tend to lose almost 100% of the time using that same long-term mindset. For Aytu Bioscience investors, the path to significant revenue recognition has not been as quick as some had expected, but, it's fair to say that AYTU [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dear Penny (and Mr. Othalafehu and Mr. Retirement Manifesto), After my Retirement Plan post, Mr. O, specifically, asked about my LLC holdings. Happy to oblige. Here's the story of how a $30,000 investment in farmland turned into more than $200,000. There are bunch of graphics and some stories from my neck of the woods. Note: … Continue reading "How Rich's LLC Turned $30,000 into $200,000 — A Story About Brothers, Bubbles, and Prairie Dogs." The post [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I don't have any groundbreaking insights on the cryptocurrency phenomenon. Some people think it's going to revolutionize payments and transactions while others assume it's the no different than the Dutch Tulip Bubble. I've done a fair amount of reading on the topic and have concluded that it falls into my too hard pile. But it...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For Mirage Energy (MRGE), Everything's Big in Mexico
With the revival of the oil and gas exploration industry, it's no secret that many emerging companies are finding innovative and economical ways to extract the precious minerals from the ground. What was once a game for the oligopolist giants in the industry has become a far more level playing field, allowing small and emerging companies to utilize innovative and inexpensive synergies that offer great opportunity to capitalize on either production or storage initiatives. What hasn't [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Tootsie Roll TR Dividend King
Dividend kings, stocks with 50+ consecutive years of dividend growth, are a rare and prized collection of generally low risk income growth investments. Many of these companies have established leadership positions in the markets they serve through some combination of economies of scale, intellectual property, and customer relationships. In the case of Tootsie Roll (TR), the company has increased its dividend for 51 consecutive years thanks largely to its portfolio of popular candy brands. Given [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Chipotle Stock: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Chipotle Stock has been a darling on Wall Street for many years. Investors loved the growth and margins the company was churning out quarter after quarter and year after year. But then Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) started to hit some roadblocks. The biggest one came in 2015 when an E. coli outbreak closed many stores and earnings suffered. Investors fled as well, many never to return. It's been 2 years now since the E. coli outbreak and Chipotle [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
When we went to Japan 2 years ago, we redeemed Marriott points to stay 5 nights in Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel. At 37,420 Japanese Yen per night (~$411 Canadian), we saved over $2,000 Canadian by redeeming points. It was one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at and it was quite unique to stay on the 46th floor with great view of Osaka. I have been accumulating rewards points whenever I travel for work. But [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Many income investors, especially those focused on the best high dividend stocks, often rely on slow but steadily growing companies to make up the core of their diversified dividend portfolios. And among such companies, certain dividend kings, stocks with 50+ consecutive years of payout growth, represent some of the best time-tested, low risk names you can find on Wall Street. Let's take a look at Genuine Parts Company (GPC), a business that's seen sales and [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a 3rd party contribution Index trading online enables traders to invest in major national indices such as the French CAC40, the German DAX30, and the British FTSE 100. The 3 major Wall Street stock indices are the DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average), the S&P 500 (Standard & Poor's 500) and the Nasdaq. The Dow usually gets most of the attention, but the S&P 500 is more important to traders and is generally considered the [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest post from Stephen Ng, founder and president of Stephen Ng Financial Group. Stephen is author of 10 Financial Mistakes You Should Avoid: Strategies Designed to Help Keep Your Money Safe and Growing. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and a Certified Estate Planner. He is also an... Read Article → [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Bob Ciura on July 26th, 2017 Blue chip stocks are generally associated with quality. They may not be the most exciting stocks to buy, but their strong business models and consistent dividends make them very rewarding to own over the long-term. For these purposes, the term ‘blue chip' refers to stocks that have […] The post Blue Chip Stocks in Focus: IBM appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I'm writing on InvestmentZen today. Click over to read about the different phases of personal finance. Or, read about my battles with trolls first. You know when a post is popular because the haters come out of the swamps. This happened with one that I wrote for Budgets are Sexy last week. Business Insider and MSN republished it and Harvey didn't like my words at all: I'm no longer offended by nasty comments. [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Bob Ciura on July 26th, 2017 Investors looking for stable dividends should first look at blue-chip stocks. When we use the term ‘blue chip', we are referring to stocks with 100+ years of dividend payments to shareholders, and at least a 3% current dividend yield. Stocks that have both of these qualities have […] The post Blue Chip Stocks In Focus: Phillips 66 appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Over the past two and half years of blogging about our early retirement journey, we've had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from several dozen of people who've achieved financial independence. All the while, we've been going along on our journey, and noticing what spurs us along more than anything. Turns out our journey and those of others' have one key ingredient in common. The post The Most Important Ingredient in the Pursuit of Financial Independence [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Nick McCullum on July 26th, 2017 McDonald's is a legendary dividend growth stock. After being founded in 1940, the company became popular among consumers because of its food's consistency and low prices. Today, McDonald's is the largest restaurant chain in the world with over 37,000 locations in 100+ countries. McDonald's success has translated […] The post McDonald's Second Quarter: I'm Lovin' It appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Banks are paying hundreds of dollars in new account sign up bonuses to people just like you. See what the best offers are, which banks have them, and what you need to do to get the free money.
For as long as I've known about banks, they've been competing for deposits. When you think about the economics of running a bank, it's easy to see why. When someone deposits money in a checking account and you pay them 0%, it's a free loan! Banks then keep whatever is the reserve requirement (say 10%) and lend out the rest. 90% of your money is lent to a business, a person, or another bank and your [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
worst financial advice
Look anywhere or listen to just about anyone and they will offer you financial advice. This is good and bad. Having easy access to all of this knowledge allows for you to easily learn and take the steps needed to become financially successful. But this also allows people who have no business writing or talking about finances to give advice. It also means that companies that are trying to scam you out of your hard earned [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I get a LOT of requests from other bloggers who want to submit guest posts on TSR. Honestly, I reject most of them because their pitch is uninteresting and lacks much in the way of enthusiasm. But, when Paul Andrews from The Code To Riches approached me to write a guest post about questions to ask your significant other, I was literally blown away by his email. Not only did I accept his intended proposition, but [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
naughty dishwasher
[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** Recently, J. Money wrote an article on why he doesn't like owning a home. A naughty dishwasher hose leaked and caused thousands of dollars of damage to the home he was renting. J. Money describes the chaos: Walked into the kitchen and saw air (water?) bubbles on the floor Walked into far corner of the basement and saw water dripping from the ceiling Looked closer and there was [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Very few people know the name of Thomas Fitzsimons. He was one of the least well-known Founding Fathers of the United States who usually played a subordinate role to some other key figure such that historical glory has proved elusiveness. Nevertheless, Fitzsimons could claim to be one of the most prosperous of all the founding fathers, building an estate much larger than that of his peers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and even Benjamin Franklin. Fitzsimons was born [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A few months ago, a friend of mine—who is a lawyer, no less!—got involved in a dilemma in which he wrote a check to a construction company that was post-dated, and the construction company deposited it immediately. He had just finished getting a deck added to his backyard, and he had a final payment due for approximately $4,800. He had $3,500 in his bank account at the time the work was completed on a Tuesday—the same [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If asked where to get a small business loan most people would state their local banks or even some of the bigger traditional banks. Those aware of the online lending space may mention the likes of Kabbage, OnDeck, Funding Circle or maybe even some of the new online initiatives of big banks like Wells Fargo's FastFlex product. However there is another, often overlooked segment of small business lenders and they are names you have heard [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Earlier this week I wrote about the attributes successful investors share but I forgot one — a deep understanding of financial market history. This history proves to be more of a guide to human psychology than a road map for beating the market. No two market environments are ever exactly the same but fear, greed,...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It's been said many times that “there's no free lunch” in life. But I'd say financial freedom comes pretty close. Although there are drawbacks to consider (some of which could be significant), the benefits of this lifestyle, in my experience, far outweigh any potential drawback. After quitting my full-time job more than three years ago,...Read More » [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
On July 25, 2017, I bought 17 shares of the Southern Corporation at $46.96 per share for a total of $798.58.Forward dividend stands at $4725.61. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
One of the great things about studying for (and passing!) the CFP exam has been the exposure to a wide range of interesting minutia The post Think twice about a 401k->IRA rollover appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Reasons to buy a used car instead of a new car If you've been reading my site for any length of time you'll know I've proudly owned this 16 17-year-old car. I bought this 2000 Mazda Protégé days after I moved to Ottawa from Toronto. The car was brand new and it cost about $16,000… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a million dollar portfolio. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Money Mistakes You Need to Avoid in your 60s and Retirement
You have finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel! It's time to retire and enjoy the fruits of your labor. As you near retirement, there is another batch of money mistakes to avoid so you can afford to remain retired. By using your experience from your working years, you should be able to avoid these common money pitfalls. Those in your 60s and near or in retirement have to be a little more [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Money can't buy happiness but there is something it can buy - time. According to a new paper, time has the ability to make us more content in life and there's a way you can turn money into more time.
“Money doesn't buy happiness.” It's one of the often repeated phrases in personal finance (second only to “spend less than you earn!”). There are studies that show you aren't happier when you make more money after a certain point. A Gallup survey of 450,000 Americans in 2008 and 2009 showed that “day to day contentment” rises with higher incomes but plateaus at $75,000. Make more money and it has no impact on your day to day contentment [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
To recap, in Part I, we met Dr. SW, decided on a simple three fund portfolio for his investments, and toyed with the idea of a donor advised fund. Today, we will expand upon that last idea, make a plan for his kids' future, touch on insurance and asset protection, and last but not least, develop an investor policy statement. Please keep in mind that I am not a financial advisor and the only letters behind my [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
twitter
I'm starting to see a trend with the second quarter of each year for me…it is ridiculously busy. In 2016, my wife and I had our wedding. In 2017, we attended a few weddings, purchased a “new” used car, and oh yeah, we purchased our first home! Life truly comes at you fast, and that was a statement that I never truly appreciated until recently. So much can change in the [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
In a two-day span last week, I heard more reminders about the importance of one's circle of influence than I have heard this whole year. Here are a few examples… Daniel Ally Mike Humes The Quote of the Day Show's Motivation Mix #011: The Company We Keep Seriously, there were way, way more… In one […] The post We're the Average of the Five People We Spend the Most Time With appeared first on Two Cup [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Queer Money by Mass Mutual
Patrick L Riley Chooses His Best Life ‘Certain blocks [in Harlem], you may wanna watch that twist… But the truth is, I don't have to un-code anymore. We know there's still hate out and about and all around, but I don't feel that fear anymore.' Today's guest is prepared to get you out of that shame spiral and help you see life through a lens of possibilities and positivity, sharing his journey as a successful gay [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
money mistakes
There are all sorts of bad money moves we make. While in the moment we don't think the mistakes have that large of an impact on our finances, they really do. When you keep making the money mistakes over and over again, they have the potential to completely mess up and derail your finances. How do you overcome these big money mistakes? First you have to learn what they are. In this post are 3 big [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This post may contain affiliate links. For a stretch of over twenty years I never really considered debt a four-letter word. You know the type I mean. Those coarse, offensive type you start using as a teenager to seem cool around your friends. I always viewed debt as a necessity, a way to get things […] The post Debt is a Four Letter Word appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Have you ever had a period in your life where everything happened back to back to back, seemingly out of your control, and at hyperspeed? I'm living it. As I type these words. Tonight, as I write this post, I'm 72 hours away from walking my daughter down the aisle. From walking my daughter down the aisle. My only daughter. And our only child. Words are insufficient to explain the feelings racing through my mind. Emotions. Memories. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Whether you have been investing in real estate for 6 months or 20 years, you can always get better by studying those who've been in the game longer than you. I did that several years ago when I attended a seminar taught by Pete Fortunato, a veteran investor with over 51 years of experience! Pete […] The post My Top 3 Lessons From a 51-Year Real Estate Investing Pro appeared first on Coach Carson. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
By Mike McNeilI recently decided to quit my job and to build my own business. Having contributed to a defined pension plan, I'm soon going to receive more than $100,000. With the markets trading at all-time highs, the question is: How should I invest the $100,000?I decided to invest the full amount in dividend growth stocks. This article explains my decision and presents the step-by-step methods I intend to use. » [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Most of us shop online because it is convenient and can save you money. That is one reason why Amazon has become so popular and is arguably the most successful e-commerce site in Internet history. Now, it is even possible to shop for free when you shop through an Amazon review site. If the prospect […] [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This next fact might shock you: In 2016, Amazon accounted for more than 40% of U.S. online retail sales. To be sure, Amazon (AMZN) is changing the game for retailers around the world, but isn't taking over all of retail. Just ask Costco (COST). In the video excerpt above, from a recent institutional call on Best Idea Long Costco, Hedgeye Consumer Staples analyst Shayne Laidlaw explains why the $65 billion discount retailer is actually beating Amazon on [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) engages in manufacturing and marketing branded food products primarily in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company is a member of the dividend achievers index. The company's largest competitors include Conagra (CAG), Kraft Heinz (KHC) and Hershey (HSY). The Board of Directors approved a 4% dividend increase last week, bringing the quarterly... To read the whole article, please click on the article title above. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest post from Craigslist Money Maker. I just recently finished up the most ambitious and daring home-improvement project of my life–a solar installation that will zero out my electric bill. I'm not an electrician. Far from it, in fact. To give you an idea of my electrical prowess, I once […] The post How to Cut the Cost of a Solar Installation in Half appeared first on Cash Cow [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest post from Craigslist Money Maker. I just recently finished up the most ambitious and daring home-improvement project of my life – a solar installation that will zero out my electric bill. I'm not an electrician. Far from it, in fact. To give you an idea of my electrical prowess, […] The post How to Cut the Cost of a Solar Installation in Half appeared first on Cash Cow [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Free Side hustles you can start today and make money
There are tons of great reasons to start side hustling, like paying off debt, building savings, or paying for more fun things in life, like a vacation. Once in a while, your side hustle might be even be the key to allow you to pursue the life you've dreamed of. Grayson built a side hustle for years that allowed him to quit his job and run a business full-time. It's not easy, but side hustles or [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The worst landlord horror story will make you never want to own rental property
Real estate is wonderful isn't it? You get to buy a property with other people's money at a dirt cheap interest rate. Your costs are largely fixed while rents keep on going up thanks to inflation. You get plenty of tax deductions. And you get to earn a $250,000/$500,000 tax free profit upon sale in America, depending on if you are single or married. No wonder why real estate is my favorite asset class to [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Can you believe that it took me close to 6 months before I decided to start this blog? Yes it is true. I almost didn't start this blog. I read a lot of personal finance and FIRE related books and blogs since our financial epiphany. Thanks to these books and blogs, I gained great insights. In late 2013 I started contemplating about starting my own personal finance & investing blog. Do I really want to start a blog and [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Unless someone has a well-established career, taking care of their finances is difficult in today's economy simply because the cost of living is usually higher than the cost of labor. This means that it's difficult to avoid a lower standard of living. Many jobs at or near minimum wage simply don't pay enough to cover basic living expenses. Still, it can be even more difficult to balance finances if a person has a disability that limits [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Unless someone has a well-established career, taking care of their finances is difficult in today's economy simply because the cost of living is usually higher than the cost of labor. This means that it's difficult to avoid a lower standard of living. Many jobs at or near minimum wage simply don't pay enough to cover basic living expenses. Still, it can be even more difficult to balance finances if a person has a disability that limits [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Reading
No, we didn't purchase a house. That would have made Ms. IS a very happy woman, but it hasn't happened yet. Instead we're out boating today, enjoying a break in the rain. A couple other developments have been progressing on the real estate front, however. First off, I'm excited to have scheduled a time to meet my Atlanta mall client next month……when we're up that way for Ms. IS's reunion. It's great I [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a 3rd party contribution In most business startups financing is usually a concern. Entrepreneurs are faced with a hard time trying to bring to life what they have envisioned for their startup. It can be disheartening when you compare all the beauty and greatness dreamed of and the limitations in access to funding. However, just because funds are scarce doesn't mean taking money from any source. Some sources of capital are incompatible with your [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It's summer time and I'm making an active effort to unplug more than I have in the past. So, you will notice a few more guests posts than normal. I appreciate all of the other bloggers, freelance writers, and readers that have raised their hand to help keep the blog alive and well over summer. I hope you're also taking some time this summer to unplug and enjoy a bit. Just Graduated? Here is the Financial [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
SJR.B.TO
As the television industry is going through a major evolution thanks to Netflix (NFLX), Shaw Communications (SJR.B.TO) made some important changes in their business model. In 2016, they acquired Wind Mobile and sold Shaw Media to Corus Entertainments (CJR.B.TO) a month later. While 85% of the wireless Canadian industry is controlled by three players (Telus, BCE, and Rogers Communications), Shaw has become a small player, but one with deep pockets. Is it too late for [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Automatic savings apps are rising in popularity as financial technology evolves. They help you save like your forgetfulness "saves" money in a winter coat. But are they a good choice? Or are they perpetuating bad habits?
I have a friend, we'll call her Susie, and every year she gets a massive tax refund check. (to be fair, I have many friends like this and so do you) I've never told her that she can adjust her withholding to avoid giving the Federal government an interest-free loan. I don't tell her because: I don't like giving unsolicited advice unless it's serious and, It's probably good for her to save this way. It's good because it forces [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If We Went on a Hike Today...
Hi friends! Once or twice a year, I like to share a list of general updates on my life and business. I used to call them our virtual coffee dates, but in line with the fact that I've been trying to get outside again more recently, I thought I'd take you on a virtual hike instead. 🙂 If I'm honest, I've felt a bit all over the map lately – ever since losing the girls. I'll [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Ask the Readers takes a break while I'm on the road. Instead, I'm featuring guest posts. Today's comes from my friend Bryan over at Income Surfer. Bryan is one of those people that I wish lived on my street. When we get together, we talk about real estate, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, battery technology, annual reports and the future of energy. Bryan is far more knowledgeable than I, so half most the time, his words go [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I stumbled across an article recently that was just too good to pass up, one that attempts to boil down the majority of the personal finance community to just basically being cheap. The article, written on a blog that now appears to be old and defunct (go figure), is only five paragraphs long, but somehow distills us personal finance peeps down easily and effectively using just a few words of carefully crafted wisdom. This guy is [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
adulting
Here's a convo my 5 y/o son and I had the other day: 5 y/o: “What are you eating over there???” Me: “A chocolate bar – mmm mmm it's tasty.” 5 y/o: “How come you can have a chocolate bar right now and I can't?” Me: “Because I'm an adult – and adults can do whatever they want.” I probably should have said “Because you're still eating your dinner” or “you can have one later” or “here's a little piece [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today is officially day 100 in our countdown of workdays left before we pull the ripcord and end our careers. Which is exciting! But excitement isn't our overwhelming emotion right now -- what we're feeling instead is a pretty big surprise. How things finally got real, and the unexpected feelings that came with that. The post The Last 100 Days // On Finally Processing Reality, and the Unexpected Feelings appeared first on Our Next Life. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN) is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages, and develops retail properties in the United States. Last week, National Retail Properties raised its dividend by 4.40% to 47.50 cents/share. This marked the 28th consecutive year of annual dividend increases for this dividend champion. This is an impressive track... To read the whole article, please click on the article title above. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Calling In Sick
Hey Everyone, I'm calling in sick today… This is ridiculous, how did I catch a cold in the middle of summer? We just got back from visiting Mrs. RB40's family in the Southern California desert. I felt fine for a couple of days, but started to have a scratchy throat and stuffy nose. At first, I thought it was my seasonal allergies, but when I woke up with an aching body I knew it was [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Companies can only raise their dividends regularly if earnings grow sufficiently.I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis.In the past week, 20 companies on my watch list announced dividend increases, including one of the stocks I own. » [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How much would you pay for a meal?Yesterday, my wife came to me and said that her cousin who lives 12 hours away from us will be stationed at port just 35 minutes from our house for the weekend. As such, time off the ship is few and far between and my wife really wanted to see her.So we settled on breakfast. The perfect comprise of spending as much time with her cousin [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Companies that regularly raise their dividend payments show confidence in future earnings growth potential.One way to identify dividend growth stocks for further analysis is to monitor dividend increases.This past week, 20 companies on my watch list announced dividend increases including one of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. » [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“Man, money aint't got no owners, only spenders.” – Omar Little Successful investors have some combination of the following: Analytical firepower Math skills The correct temperament A deep understanding of human psychology The right amount of self-doubt A high level of emotional intelligence The ability to think in terms of probabilities The discipline to follow...... 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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Since 1988, California juries have awarded approximately $42 billion in damages to victims of mesothelioma that have dealt with the cancer that manifests itself two to four decades after asbestos exposure. Unfortunately for the victims, companies have been able dodge asbestos liability by filing for bankruptcy, establishing a trust fund for future mesothelioma litigation which limits the recovery potential for the affected persons that bring the lawsuit, and then continue on with their business as if [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
While I remain committed to making at least one purchase every month, it's clear that my buying frequency has slowed down a bit. It seems that I'm making my buys about every four or five weeks rather than every week or two as I have done earlier this year. This fact just illustrates my continued frustration in finding the “perfect” stock to deploy my fresh capital. My trades last month saw me expand my portfolio [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Investing is just like anything else in life. It can be as easy or as difficult as you want to make it. People have often drawn parallels between fiscal fitness and financial fitness. Indeed, there are a lot of similarities. To build wealth, you first need to spend less than you earn; to lose weight,...Read More » [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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I feel like I am just stuck in a rut right now. A lot of exciting things are going on at the moment, and I know that I should be enjoying them. We finally closed on our house and the title is in our name. The thought of home-ownership was at one point a dream and now it is a reality. Now the projects begin. We have an [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I've curated for your reading pleasure. Expect most of the writing to be from recent weeks and consistent with the themes presented on this website: investing & taxes, financial independence, early retirement, and physician issues. Presenting, this week's Sunday Best: My friend J. Money and Mr. 1500 made my ears burn this week, talking about our family and lifestyle over on Budgets are Sexy. Lifestyles of the Rich [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest blog post: The currency market is the world's most actively traded market. Daily estimates peg the value of currency trading at $5.2 trillion, and most of it takes place in 3 countries: the UK, the US and Japan. The Triennial Central Bank Survey from 2010 established that 6% of all currency trading took place in Japan, 18% in the US, and 37% in the UK. Other popular destinations for currency trading include [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Can I Make Contributions To An HSA
Recently I wanted to find out: How can I start making contributions to an HSA? HSA's (Health Savings Accounts) have been gaining a lot of buzz in the personal finance community. In case you've never heard of them, HSA's are a type of special investment account in the U.S. you can setup to help bank money that can be used for medical expenses – tax free! This means that similar to your retirement accounts, you get [...]
Sun, Jul 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Welcome and thanks for reading!In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.Received Dividends:July 17, 2017 € 30.25 - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.€ 17.25 - Inter Pipeline Ltd.July 18, 2017 € 28.81 - VEREIT Inc.€ 5.91 [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
We frequently receive questions about financial products and services from readers, so we thought it would be helpful to put together a comprehensive list of the providers that we feel are most beneficial. We spend a good amount of time researching the best financial options. You'll have to do your own research to decide if these services work […] [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What do to about It Hardcover: 156 pages Publisher: Brookings Institution Press (2017) Richard V. Reeves (born in the UK in 1969) is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington... Read Article → [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Weekend Reading Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition. I hope you are enjoying your summer thus far. I'm pretty happy about my REDBLACKS win this week. Let's hope they can keep it going… Here is my article from this past week, overdue, but updated all the same – June 2017 Dividend Income Update. Enjoy… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a million dollar [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest blog post: Penny stocks are stocks that are traded for less than $5, and they are known as ‘Penny stocks' because they can cost as little as a few cents, or a few pennies. Penny stocks are usually sold by companies who don't have many real assets as they may not have been trading for very long, or they have recently had some financial difficulties. Although penny stocks may not be deemed valuable [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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During the week I share the latest marketplace lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here. How credit unions are embracing fintech to stay competitive from Tearsheet – It is not just banks that are partnering with fintech platforms, credit unions are as well. ‘New York doesn't allow that': Maria Vullo stares down fintechs, OCC from American [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This page has affiliate links to good products we endorse. Full disclaimer. Penny, I just realized I have no idea what you think about retirement. You probably aren't thinking about it very much, considering the student loans you still need to pay off. But when you hear the word “retirement,” what do you think of? … Continue reading "Rich's Retirement Plan: Playing BINGO Will Not Be A Source Of Income" The post Rich's Retirement Plan: [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Mining Stocks Recap Topics of discussion for the week ending in July 21, 2017: AVZ Minerals, Critical Elements, Lithium, Gold, Silver, Endeavour Silver, Steemit, Seeking Alpha. Continue at Steemit… [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Owning a car can be expensive. With the average car payment being roughly $482 per month, it would be nice to be able to have some help offsetting that expense. Did you know you might be able to earn cash if you are willing to work with one of the companies that will pay you […] [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This ” Big Family: How We Live Off Well On Under $48,000/Year ” post details how we are able to live comfortably even with such limited budget. In this post, I detail how we are able to save money, what we get for FREE, and what the highest and lowest expenses we have. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. For the past couple of months, I have been publishing posts on how to [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Non-accredited investors have always had fewer investment options than accredited investors. That is starting to improve as some companies take advantage of a law called Regulation A+, created as part of the JOBS Act, to do offerings to the general public. Our next guest on the Lend Academy Podcast is a true pioneer in non-accredited investor offerings. Ben Miller, the CEO and Co-Founder of Fundrise was actually doing non-accredited investor offerings even before the JOBS Act. [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Since I posted about passing the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) exam I've had a number of people, both online and off, ask me about The post I passed the CFP exam…now what? appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Part of the joy of living an affluent life is having more free time to enjoy your personal interests, passions and hobbies, such as photography, woodworking, horseback riding, and the list goes on. However, there's an aspect of enjoying your favorite hobby (or hobbies) that you may not be aware of, and which could end up costing thousands of dollars, and causing far more stress than you bargained for: deducting hobby losses on your tax return. According [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I'm yelling timmbbbbeeerrrrrrr! Check out the US Dollar Index: Right now, I'm so glad I got into the world of crappy junior mining stocks and swapped into lots of CAD back in late 2015/early 2016. Ditto for the AUD. Sure, the USD looks oversold in the short-term (I'm expecting a bounce back up shortly), but this longer-term reversal was due to happen at some point. I'll never forget when I visited Vancouver back in 2010 and the lady at [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This weeks guest post comes straight out of west coast America with Jacob from dollardiligence.com taking a look at a slightly different topic. On MTM we're all keenly aware that paying off your mortgage fast is a huge life win… but many people out there also get weighed down by various other forms of debt. These can be a pain in the ass and even reduce how much you can push towards your mortgage. Jacob [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Newsflash; I will not buy a new car this year, or next year, and probably not the year after that. I most likely won't ever buy a “new” car, and I will delay replacing my current car as long as possible. My current car is worth around $1,000. As a … The post Why I Won't Buy A New Car appeared first on Action Economics. [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Next time you take your trash out or see your neighbor's cans on the side of the garage/house – I hope you now think of dividend investing. This dividend stock analysis proudly brings Waste Management (WM) to the forefront this summer. We performed a dividend stock analysis on this company and industry competition to see if they appear to be or appear not to be attractive for a stock purchase. Time to [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 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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