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Between 2009 and 2017, the market went up on one of the most amazing streak: Source: Ycharts As you can see, for an investor waiting on the side lines, he had 2 very little opportunities (one in 2011 and one in 2015-2016) to enter the market during a plateau. Even then, the best timing to enter the market has always been today and the worst has always been tomorrow. This article will go in-depth to explain you [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following is a guest blog post: The worldwide solar industry is alive and well. As one of the simplest forms of electricity generation, the growth in solar energy has been nothing short of phenomenal. In Asia-Pacific, the UK and across Europe, the solar market has started to mature. This has led to some significant changes in the industry, notably a secondary market for alternative investments related to the solar industry. In other continents, the solar [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Duke Energy Dividend
Duke Energy (DUK) is a popular holding in many retirement portfolios because of the company's generous and dependable dividend. Duke Energy has paid uninterrupted dividends for more than 90 years and increased its payout each calendar year since 2005. With a dividend yield above 4%, a high Dividend Safety Score, and low stock price volatility, Duke Energy is worth a closer looks. Let's review Duke Energy's business and dividend profile to see if the company [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Pernix (PTX) Stock: An Investors Rationale To Staying Long
Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PTX) Let's keep it real. I am long Pernix stock and, while I may have gotten to the point of where I play hide and seek with the daily share price fluctuations, I am far from throwing in the towel on this company. I'm not stubborn to the point of becoming poor, nor do I enjoy frequent episodes of pain. Rather, I tend to have the ability to cut through the [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
XKCD on compounding
I love reading email from Money Boss readers. I'm not always great at responding, but I do read every message you folks send me. And sometimes I do respond — occasionally at length. This week, I received two fun messages. First, Rae responded to the first email of the Money Boss crash course: I just signed up for your Money Boss newsletter. I am replying in regards to letting you know what my financial goals are at [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
When it comes to life, everyone knows that you've got to approach things with an open mind. I mean, the more you know about ANYTHING, the more humbled you become and the more you realize that you don't actually know jack shit at all… Well, that's been my approach, anyway, and now that I'm back in the Bay Area and reflecting back on the past nine months of my life, I'm more convinced than ever that [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
One of the problems with the institutional investment industry is many of the firms who help oversee the assets for nonprofits are too focused on the markets and not focused enough on the unique challenges and opportunities these organizations face. A lot of consultants forget that the assets they are managing are earmarked to do...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I've got a lot of overseas photos and stories to share with readers! Until I get to that (yup, I'm really behind on my updates, I apologize), here are just a few more thoughts regarding the Bay Area (home sweet home). Lots of Construction Activity Similar to the vibe I got in Hong Kong, it just seems like construction and development in the Bay Area continue to operate non-stop, 24/7 around the clock. Since I've been gone [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
By Peter Gosselin, ProPublica For the past half century, federal law has banned employers from discriminating against people based on their age. But since the early 1990s, corporate lawyers and conservative judges have sought to shrink what counts as discrimination, making it substantially harder to prove age bias. Now, a case possibly headed for the Supreme... Read Article → [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Life insurance when having a baby
If you're having a baby, your goal is to live as long as possible to help your child become a productive member of society. It's rational to start eating healthier, exercising more, and building great wealth. But for some reason, we're not a very healthy nation with roughly 74% of the American population considered overweight or obese. Neither are we disciplined savers. Perhaps we can blame subsidized healthcare that doesn't reward good behavior as the reason [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
On Monday March 20, I Bought 25 shares of LTC Properties Inc. at $ 46.15 per share plus commission.My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 47.75 to $ 46.97 per share. I totally hold now 45 shares of LTC and my yield on cost is 4.85%. You can look at my first purchase of LTC here.Details of my purchase: With current yearly dividend ($ 2.28), my last purchase [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Target date funds have become more and more popular in the past 10 years, growing at a ridiculously rapid pace (from about $10bil in 2006 to $700billion in 2015). While I think they serve a very valuable purpose for a large amount of investors there are some serious drawbacks that are often ignored by the retail investor. What Are Target Date Funds? Target date funds have been around for two decades or so, but their popularity [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
reach financial independence
The following post is by ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). It's written by an early 50's retiree who achieved financial independence, shares what's worked for him, and details how others can implement those successes in their lives. You can learn more about ESI Money here and get his free ebook Three Steps to Financial Independence here. After 28 years at work I was able to [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Did you know you're limited to 6
Did you know that you're limited to just six (6) transfers into and out of a savings account each billing cycle? If you go over, you could get in trouble. Most banks will even fine you. Bank of America calls it a Withdrawal Limit Fee and will ding you $10 for each withdrawal or transfer above six (limited to $60). Unless you have a minimum daily balance of an amount that varies with each savings account type. [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Bob Ciura on March 22nd, 2017 As an oil refiner, PBF Energy (PBF) experienced a much milder impact from falling oil prices, than most other stocks within the energy sector. This allowed the company to maintain its hefty 5.5% dividend yield during the oil crash of 2014-2016, when so many other energy stocks […] The post Seth Klarman Dividend Stocks In Focus: PBF Energy appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
We're following up on last week's Queer Money on which a listener asked for advice on how to talk to his partner about his partner's money troubles. We recommended completing our Hopes & Dreams and Financial Blockers exercises. This week's exercise gives us the opportunity to uncover what we're willing to do to attract more money into our lives. Get this week's free exercise to figure out how. Listen: How to Attract More Money Succeeding with money goals [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I thought my timing was perfect. It was 2006. The real estate bubble had burst and property values were plummeting in the D.C. area. After years of seeing other people make a killing off of real estate, it was finally my turn. A few months earlier, I received a big raise at my job. My savings account […] The post Building Wealth As An Accidental Landlord appeared first on Retire Before Dad. [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I'm obsessed with optimizing my spending. Who wants to waste money? Not me. Optimizing some expenses is so obvious and easy, I just assume everyone else is doing it. That's definitely the case with mobile phone plans. However, I'm consistently proven wrong. Readers tell me frequently that they're barely getting by. At the same time, they let me know that they spend $60 or even $100 per month on their phone bill. It doesn't have to [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“One of the best things about blogging is starting conversations, and then watching all your smarty pants friends chime in with clever ideas of their own ;)” [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“Right now, I would pay $100,000 for 10% of the future earnings of any of you, so if you're interested, see me after class.” [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
“Instead of comparing up to the next-higher situation, compare down to the next-lower.” [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Pace Yourself on the Road to Financial Independence // Self Care While Saving, Practicing Detachment, Celebrating Interim Milestones
Reaching financial independence is, more than anything, a waiting game. We can talk all about investment strategies and allocations and conversions and this and that, but that's mostly a distraction from this basic fact: reaching FI is just twiddling your thumbs while you wait for your money to pile up. Save a bunch, wait for the next paycheck. Save a bunch, wait for the next paycheck. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Especially for those who follow a passive [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
lexus rx-350 grill
Ever wondered what type of cars us financial bloggers drive? If so, you're in for a treat today 🙂 My man MP from MustachianPost.com just collected data from over 20 different bloggers on what they're riding these days, and why, and was kind enough to let us debut it on Rockstar Finance yesterday. Check it out when you get a chance! The Cars of Personal Finance Bloggers Some of the bloggers featured are Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist, [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This ” 20+ Best Apps That Pay Hundreds” details the apps that can help you make money. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Do you have a smartphone? Are you paying so much money every month for that phone and the data plan? If you are, then, you might as well use it to your advantage. There are a ton of apps out there that can help you make money. While you won't become [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Do you find yourself getting distracted from the core of what you set out to accomplish this year. If so, it's an appropriate to remind you to FOCUS and to recite what this acronym stands for. Follow One Course Until Success It's natural to get off course. If you think about it, a space craft headed to the moon is only on course 1% ... Read More The post FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Success appeared [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A few Sundays ago, I sat back and thought about how much should we save. You might blame this on the several cups of coffee I'd consumed that day. In a rare state of boredom and curiosity, I went ahead and cranked out the following in excel: Based on a few assumptions, of which I'll […] The post How Much Should We Save appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
One of the best vehicles for accumulating a nest egg for ordinary investors is the 401 (k). For most employees of large companies, they get the ability to contribute as much as $18,000/year, and get a tax break in the process. The money is then invested in those 401 (k) plans, and grows tax-free for decades, until it has to be withdrawn at retirement. At that point, the withdrawals are taxed as... To read the whole [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Spring Break can be difficult when your family is living on a tight budget. At least you aren't alone. A recent survey conducted by the MagnifyMoney, an organization that evaluates financial products and lenders across the US, has revealed 56% of the country has less than $1,000 in both their checking and savings accounts. Meanwhile, almost 25% have less than $100. Whether or not your finances align with these numbers, we could all stand to [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
[Disclaimer: I am not an accountant nor am I qualified to provide tax advice. This post shares how Lending Club and Prosper are presenting their tax information this year. You should seek professional advice before taking action on any of the ideas presented here.] Every year we share what investors can expect when filing their taxes if they invested in Lending Club or Prosper loans. Below I share some helpful tax resources from each company, my [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Burn Your Mortgage
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Burn Your Mortgage Most of us aspire to own our home. In doing so, we need to burn our mortgage at some point – hopefully before retirement. Some Canadians yearn for a bit more – they want to kill all debt including their mortgage as soon as they can – maybe in 10 or 15 years. They do so because no debt likely provides them with more options to earn [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hey everyone! Although I arrived back in the Bay Area late last Tuesday (March 14), it took me a bit longer than expected to get settled, so hence the lack of updates as of late… Anyway, I'm happy to report to you all that I've gotten most things squared away and should be back ranting and raving now! And I assure you, I've got a ton of opinions and thoughts on various subjects that I feel [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Higher Interest Rates Impact Utilities: What Dividend Investors Need to Know
Higher interest rates create a number of risks and opportunities for investors in the utility sector. Utilities have long been a staple for low risk income investors, such as those that live off dividends during retirement. That's because most utilities have long track records of highly secure and slowly growing dividends, thanks to their stable cash flows. In fact, some utilities are even dividend aristocrats and dividend kings, meaning they have raised their dividends every year for 25 [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Traditional Retirement Account Taxation
Traditional IRA or Roth IRA – Which one should you contribute to? Everyone has an opinion but nobody has a definitive answer. Until now. This article shows that there is a clear winner for people who plan to retire early. And if you choose the right option, you could accumulate an extra $100,000 over the course of your lifetime! Types of Retirement Accounts Before I get into the specifics, let me first recap the two major types of retirement accounts. Tax-Free-Contribution Accounts Tax-Free-Contribution [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This page has affiliate links to good products we endorse. Full disclaimer. Penny and Rich, our beloved cousin-bloggers, do not see eye to eye on whether or not parents should pay for their kids' college. In Rich's Plan To Build A Generational Family Legacy. Uh, Yeah, In 3 Easy Steps!, he asserted that higher education is the key to a … Continue reading "College Savings Vs. Helicopter Parenting — An Awkward Blogchat Debate Cage Match!" The [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Top 3 Marijuana Stocks For 2017
Marijuana is in vogue as far as becoming legalized and also in terms of making a lot of money from some people. Now, even the public can get in on the profits because they can put their money to work in a handful of marijuana related companies. While there are still not that many companies that operate in this industry, there are a few opportunities to invest. More doors are opening to legalization following the 2016 [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
One of the great things about the Internet is that it's broken down many of the barriers to information that existed in the past. Investors can now become more informed than ever before if they know where to look and who to trust. You no longer have to go through the gatekeepers to access relevant...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday on March 3, I Bought 20 shares of LTC Properties Inc. at $ 47.50 per share plus commission. LTC Properties, Inc. operates as a health care real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It invests in senior housing and long term healthcare properties, including skilled nursing properties, assisted living properties, independent living properties, and combinations through mortgage loans, property lease transactions, and other investments. Its portfolio consists of 89 skilled nursing properties, [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
When I first started my journey toward financial independence, one of the very first things I had to do was figure out how much I was earning and spending. Basically, I had to develop a budget. I knew I was broke. And I knew I wanted to be financially free before 40 years old. But...Read More » [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 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. This post documents month two of my Lending Club journey. In this […] The post Lending Club Month Two Update appeared first on Investment Hunting. [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
TurboTax software
Do you consider yourself a last-minute tax filer? You wait until the deadline to file your taxes, but you had the frantic moments leading up to it. It doesn't have to be that way (well, paying taxes is always going to be there) if you just take a few moments to pick out the best way for you to do your taxes. With so many good online (and downloadable) tax preparation software programs out there, [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Every month, I rank a selection of the CCC dividend growth stocks and present the top 10 ranked stocks as candidates for further research.To introduce variation, I use different screens to trim the list of more than 800 stocks. This month I used screens favoring established dividend payers with positive earnings growth.This month, four stocks earned 7-star ratings, while the remaining six stocks earned 6-star ratings. I consider stocks rated 5-stars or better worthy of [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
We're all aware that receiving a college education can be quite expensive and students, along with their families, often incur a significant amount of debt in the pursuit of a degree. I have written on multiple occasions – here and here – about the relationship between debt and college. The struggle is often harder, and the debt... Read Article → [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Learn the facts about 529 plans and Health Savings Accounts and how to use these tax free investment options to save thousands This article is the second part in our series on saving money on taxes. It follows yesterday's monster guide on the best retirement plans to meet your financial goals. I wrote the two […] The post Two of the Best Tax Free Investment Options appeared first on PeerFinance101. [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
student loan debt
There are currently more than 44 million people with student loan debt totaling over $1.3 trillion. With so much debt, many college graduates have delayed major life milestones such as getting married, buying a house, traveling, and starting a business. But it doesn't have to be that way. Although student loans can be a financial burden, you can still follow your dreams. Here's how to get one step closer to living the life you want by reaching these [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I'm a huge fan of The West Wing. In fact, The West Wing was the first TV show I ever binged. (Feel free to confess in the comments if you've binged it at least 7x like me.) And I'm a huge fan of The West Wing Weekly podcast. Every podcast episode ends with, “What's next?” […] The post What's Next? appeared first on Two Cup House. [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published by Bob Ciura on March 21st, 2017 Extremely high dividend yields are tantalizing, but also come with significant risks. While they certainly look appealing, it is important to assess whether the dividend is sustainable. Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS) has a whopping 8.3% dividend yield. Its largest shareholder, Seth Klarman's Baupost Group, is one of […] The post Seth Klarman Dividend Stocks In Focus: Colony NorthStar appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
dividend growth investing, stock analysis, minimum acceptable rate of return
General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Dividend Stock Analysis 2017If I could choose just one sector to invest in for the next 30 years, the consumer staples would be high on that list. Consumer staple companies are great because the products are naturally consumed over time leading to repeat sales. They also offer inflation protection over the long run.General Mills (NYSE:GIS) has long been a staple in kitchens around the world. Some of the brands in their [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
My son hadn't even been born when a family member first asked if they could contribute to his college fund as a gift. We hadn't even finished building his crib. While the gesture was sweet, what struck my husband and I most was the absolute assumption that this unborn baby would grow up to go […] The post What We, As Millennials, Will Teach Our Children About College appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dilbert is a simple man, and The Dilbert Principles of Personal Finance appear simple in their one page format. In respect for that, today's is a simple post (at 222 words, one of my shortest posts to date!) It starts with this summary of Dilbert's Principles of Personal Finance, which I shared on The Retirement Manifesto's Facebook page last month. The original principles are published in Scott Adam's book Dilbert And The Way Of [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As soon as I can, I'll update you on my one year trip. I've decided to leave everything behind and spend real time with the people that matter the most in my life: my wife and three children. This is my story, I hope it will inspire you to create yours. You can read my previous “On the road” articles: On the road #1 On the road #2 On the road #3 On the road #4 On the road #5 On the [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This is my new series called “Real Estate Investor Profiles.” These profiles will share details from the deals and strategies of real-life investors. I plan to include very small investors with one property, much bigger investors with many units, and others in between. I'll ask the questions, and the investors will share their stories. The first […] The post Investor Profile: From Accidental Landlord to Positive Cash Flow (With Lessons Learned) appeared first on Coach [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Updated on March 21, 2017 by Nicholas McCullum When you start investing, you know the least about investing that you will ever know. This can lead to poor initial results, and ultimately ‘quitting' investing without ever benefitting from the prosperity creating effects of compound interest. If you are starting from scratch, it pays to begin […] The post How To Build Your Dividend Growth Portfolio from Scratch appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Higher Interest Rates Utilities
Higher interest rates create a number of risks and opportunities for investors in the utility sector. Utilities have long been a staple for low risk income investors, such as those that live off dividends during retirement. That's because most utilities have long track records of highly secure and slowly growing dividends, thanks to their stable cash flows. In fact, some utilities are even dividend aristocrats and dividend kings, meaning they have raised their dividends every [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Be willing to do the dirty work if you want to be rich
Whenever there's a debate about owning versus renting, one of the most common rebuttals against owning is not wanting to fix a toilet. The excuse is so commonly used that it has definitely become cliché. Given we know that homeowners have a median net worth ~40X that of renters, it got me wondering whether there's something more behind the cliché that makes renters deny the positive financial realities of homeownership over the long run. Could it be [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I lost $10,000 because I was so tired
Today, I am going to share with you about a day I still remember. This is about when I was running my e-commerce business and rocking the money flow. I was in the midst of the holiday shopping season. It was between Black Friday and Christmas. For those of you who don't know, that is when most retailers and shops earn their money. It is called Black Friday because companies would run in the negative [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) I've been using a peer to peer lending service called Lending Loop for several months now. It allows businesses to access financing from lenders all across Canada (except in Quebec due to excess regulatory hurdles.) There's about 6,800 investors using the platform so far. I thought I'd share my thoughts about Lending Loop, its advantages, risks, and answer some common questions readers may about this relatively new service. TL;DR What works Website [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Why do I like dividend income so much? Because it's our money working hard for us so we don't have to. For example, I was on the road for 16 days in February but we still received dividend income from our dividend portfolio nonetheless. When it comes to business travels, although having fancy dinners with customers was neat (who knew blow fish tasted so delicious and you could get delicious authentic Italian food in Taipei), it [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today we have the first guest post in TheMoneyCommando history. I'm working on a number of retirement-related posts (see my recent The Death of The post Mistakes to avoid if you are looking to retire in next 5 years appeared first on The Money Commando. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Back in October 2015 I posited that net worth is a useless metric, particularly with respect to retirement planning. I argued that at the end of the day, the only thing that really matters is how much income you can generate from your passive and portfolio sources. Measuring net worth often distracts people from this reality.... Read Article → [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
twitter
Whoa! Shaking off the cobwebs on my full-on dividend stock analysis skills here. It's been quite some time since I've independently wrote an article on one dividend stock out there. Given that my busy season has wound down, I though tit would be a great time to shake the rust and really dive into a company that I not only own, but is a highly visible company in the market place. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Finding the best retirement plans is about knowing where to get free money with special retirement accounts This post is a transcript from a video course I am putting together for investing. What do the best retirement plans have to do with investing? It turns out that taking advantage of the best retirement accounts and […] The post How to Get Free Money with the Best Retirement Plans appeared first on PeerFinance101. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It might seem like passive income is a dream but there are things regular folks can do to earn income on the side and sometimes it just takes a little creativity to find them!
Let's face it. Growing up, working as an employee to earn a living to support your family was just what was expected of you. However, after a few years in the workforce, sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week just isn't as exhilarating as we thought it was. “But I have no choice,” we think. That's where we are wrong. The secret? Cultivating streams of passive income. Just think – you could be earning [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Blog Income Wrap Up 2016
Alright, I am almost done with our 2016 taxes! I just need to double check everything and it'll be ready to go. Good thing our taxes were relatively simple last year. The rentals were occupied the whole year and that made the rental portion very easy. I also sold a few stocks to take profit and offset some gains. There was one stock sale that I had to dig up the purchasing price for from [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Gay Blog
We went from $51,000 in credit card debt to debt free bloggers who now earn thousands of dollars a month because of our gay blog. Blogging for the queer community has changed our lives and it can change your life, too. If you're not sure if you want to start a gay blog or a blog of any kind, read this article before you go any further and then come back. Below we share the easiest [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Gay Blog
Once upon a time, we were on a treadmill – wake, work, eat, sleep, rinse, add a dash of fun, and repeat. The work never ended, the bills piled up, and the debt grew and grew . . . more and more, month after month. If this sounds like you, you know it sucks, huh? That's why we decided to become gay bloggers — so we could change our lives while we change the world. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
What would you do if you knew you had a year to live? I've been wanting to create a bucket list for a while, but haven't had time. With my impending departure from traditional work, I've been thinking about it lately. My Bucket List Mountain cabin (and FI Town?): I'd love to build a cabin in the mountains near my primary home (maybe Nederland?). I'd build it with my own hands and make it hyper efficient. I [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
ThinkSaveRetire.com is a blog I started to chronicle our path towards early retirement. Now that I've reached that goal, I am confronted with a question that I had never anticipated answering: Where do I take the blog? Is it dead? Maybe just…hibernating? I'm going to unload a little more honesty for you good people. I'm sure […] The post Is this blog dead? No, but… appeared first on ThinkSaveRetire.com. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
life pondering ocean
9 years ago I blogged about how people who like to “split the check” aren't my friends anymore. I had totally forgotten about it, but the memories flooded back when I received the following comment on it just this week 🙂 I know it's not entirely fair. BUT COME ON, it was only 3 bucks dude. After reading your article, it seems like you are the cheap person there. You had a good time, then just [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
On some level, saving for retirement has never totally felt real. As I shared in our post about big numbers seeming kind of, well, fake — like they're just Monopoly money (RIP thimble and boot) — there's some aspect of all of this that feels like a game we're playing long-term, but which we never actually expected to win. Like, sure, we might hit lots of milestones that feel fun in the game, but they [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As the income of the GYFG household has continued to grow, being the data obsessed fellow that I am, I started to wonder where we ranked across the Unite States. Most people benchmark their investment returns, so why not benchmark your income? Lucky for us, the NY Times has made this extremely easy with the interactive tool they created (based on ... Read More The post Income Across the USA – What Does It Take To [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Money is taboo. Or so we're supposed to believe. Radical transparency is something I'm buying into as I learn and engage with more people. I enjoy talking about money because it helps fine tune the machine. Even with us saving half our income, we know there are areas we can continue to improve so we […] The post How Should We Talk About Money appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As you know, I review the list of dividend increases every single week as part of my monitoring process. I usually focus my attention on the ones that have raised distributions every single year for at least a decade. Over the past week, there were two real estate investment trusts, which raised dividends for their shareholders. These are well known, and widely held Real Estate Investment Trusts... To read the whole article, please click on the [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This ” February 2017 Blog Income Report: I Made $6,852.01 Last Month ” is my second income report for 2017 income report. I made it past a year, and my blog is still growing. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Hi, everyone! Welcome to my February 2017 income report. This is my first income report for the year 2017. There have been so many things that happened this past January that made me make [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I turn down 90% of the products and books I am offered to review. Sometimes it is because they aren't applicable to me or my personal finance blog, but more often than not, it is because the accompanying pitch wasn't all that great. It was a fantastic coincidence when I received an email to review Bluetooth sports headphones exactly when I was in the market to buy wireless headphones to use on my [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 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 [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The asset class quilt is my favorite performance chart because it illustrates how difficult it can be to predict the winners and losers each year in the markets. There's little rhyme or reason for how these things play out from year-to-year so it provides a good reminder for investors to understand that any single year's...... 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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In the 2016 budget, the British government announced the creation of an ISA (Individual Savings Account) that blows most other ISAs out of the water. To be unleashed on the good people of the United Kingdom in April 2017, the LISA (Lifetime ISA) effectively dishes out a 25% return on investment with up to £32,000 of real free money up for grabs (insert terms and conditions here). A Money Tree that cannot be overlooked, this [...]
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Real Estate can be a bitch* or real estate can be a beach, this goes for owning your own home or rental real estate, our proverbial “beach” of choice. I am writing to you after a fun filled last few weeks that included tenants breaking the lease, water damage to multiple floors of our multi-unit, and a 3 page letter from the HOA, which realistically could be run by a fascist dictator. The [...]
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Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential.I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on » [...]
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I uncover a high-quality dividend growth stock that appears to be undervalued each week for Daily Trade Alert, which is a site that focuses on dividend growth investing, stocks, and unique investment opportunities. I've been writing for them for years now, and they're just great over there. Each week, I publish an excerpt of my...Read More » [...]
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I'm looking for companies that are fairly valued, have a decent dividend yield (3% to 6%) and have a fairly long history of paying dividends consistently for 10 years or more. However, there could be some cases for exceptionally good company or a strategic buy for a very long term. With market setting all time highs, it's getting difficult to find companies at fair valuation. I managed to add positions in following companies in month of [...]
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Punishing Savers
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Dear Government, With the upcoming federal budget, based on what I'm reading and hearing, it includes significant changes regarding the taxation of capital gains. It's going up. I urge you to re-consider. TFSAs 101 As you know, the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) offers Canadians a great way to save, invest and grow their money – tax free. The Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a misnomer. Read why here. [...]
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Please enjoy this sponsored post. With the spring equinox just a day away, you're likely itching to dust and declutter your space for a fresh start to the season. In addition to organizing and cleaning out your home, you should also apply this energy to your money. Spring is a great opportunity to review and refine […] The post How to Spring Clean Your Finances appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
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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:March 13, 2017 € 48.24 - Target Corporation€ 45.31 - Chevron CorporationMarch 14, 2017 € 33.72 - Johnson & Johnson€ 13.49 - Archer Daniels Midland Co.March 15, [...]
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Niche Website Update 38 – How I Sold My Websites
Hello and welcome to the LONG overdue edition of my Niche Website update series. This is a very special write-up because it's somewhat of a conclusion: The story of how I sold my websites, how much money they made, and what I will be doing next! But first … let's go back to the beginning. Originally I had created these niche sites as a way to dive into the world of Internet Entrepreneurship. My goal [...]
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Investment Hunting Last week I asked all of you which stocks you would most likely buy in the month of March. The poll is still open. If you want to take the poll, head over the my What Are Your March Stock Picks post. I'll leave the poll open until the end of March. I'm posting the […] The post The Results – Your March Stock Picks appeared first on Investment Hunting. [...]
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This page has affiliate links to good products we endorse. Full disclaimer. Dear Rich, This month wasn't a great month. I turned 40 and I threw a birthday party for myself. As I mentioned last month, I wasn't looking forward to any of this. You would think that after 40 years I would know myself … Continue reading "Monthly Happiness Report: Penny Goes Full Debbie Downer in March 2017" The post Monthly Happiness Report: Penny Goes [...]
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As the income of the GYFG household has continued to grow, being the data obsessed fellow that I am, I started to wonder where we ranked across the Unite States. Most people benchmark their investment returns, so why not benchmark your income? Lucky for us, the NY Times has made this extremely easy with the interactive tool they created (based on ... Read More The post Income Across the USA – What Does It Take To [...]
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Facebook
It is that time of the month everyone! For the last few weeks, everyone in the dividend community has taken the time to post their stories and discuss their progress towards financial freedom. If you have followed our blog, you would know that we do our best to compile, share, and discuss as many of those stories and dividend income summaries as possible. While we wish we could include everyone, unfortunately, because [...]
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News
During the week I share the latest marketplace lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here. Weekly Industry Update: LendIt 2017 & Arcadia Receivables Credit Trust (ARCT 2017-1) from PeerIQ – This week's PeerIQ article analyzes the new Arcadia securitization of Lending Club prime consumer loans. LendIt USA 2017: Sessions You May Have Missed from LendIt – [...]
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I just came across this article entitled “Is 70 the new retirement age?” and I imagined that it would be an article focused on baby boomers who didn't save any money or on people who love their jobs and don't plan to retire until they are essentially forced out. It … The post Is 70 The New Retirement Age? appeared first on Action Economics. [...]
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Well that didn't take too long. After a full month of not buying any stock since the middle of February I have already completed my second tranche of buys in the month of March. As you already know I have been nibbling in the health REIT sector with my recent pick up of Care Capital Properties, Inc. (CCP) and a new position in LTC Properties, Inc. (LTC) as well. I'll continue to look at this [...]
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Higher Interest Rates MLPs
Higher interest rates have a number of implications for investors in master limited partnerships (MLPs). Record low interest rates over the last decade have created major challenges for income investors, who through 2007 had enjoyed generous yields on risk-free investments such as savings accounts, money market funds, CDs, and U.S. Treasury bonds. Today, many of those assets offer paltry or even negative interest rates, helping explain why MLPs have become increasingly popular during this time [...]
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Looking for ways to boost your income…without working overtime or getting another job? If you are, you're not alone. So many of us (myself included) are looking for ways to add money to our bank account. The good news is, with the boom of the internet, there are now dozens (really, hundreds) of ways for… The post 18 Deceptively Simple Ways to Boost Your Income Without a Job appeared first on Breaking The One Percent. [...]
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Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) has been a champion for financial innovation for many years. He was one of the driving forces behind the JOBS Act that was signed into law in 2012 and he is working on several pieces of legislation today designed to encourage fintech innovation. He understands fintech better than anyone else in Congress and he is very supportive of the work we are doing as an industry. He spoke at LendIt USA 2017 [...]
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success inspirational quotes l do what is right not what is convenient
The Best Success Inspirational Quotes are compilation of quotes related to success. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. I have been blogging for over a year now. It has been a crazy year of triumphs and challenges when it comes to blogging. Overall, I have had a great blogging journey, one that I didn't expect to experience. I started blogging because I want to share the things that my wife and I did to [...]
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It's the age old question when leaving an employer: Should you rollover your 401k? The answer to that question depends on a host of different variables. Today we're going to talk about four reasons why you should consider rolling over your 401(k) account to an IRA product. When the Investment Options Aren't in Line With […] [...]
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www.polliesdividend.com
It is important to keep educate yourself. Stephen Covey calls it Sharpen the saw. To do this, I follow seminars and/or webinars, read books and blog posts from fellow DGI's. This to gain new insights and of course learn something new. And because reading is FUN! I read a lot of books, all kind of books. From biographies, management books to of course financial books. I really enjoy reading. This joy I hope to give to [...]
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4 Responses to BlogFeed

  1. Martin October 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    This is quite cool page. I think I will be visiting it more often!
    And thanks for including me to your blogfeed though.

  2. Dividend Dreams March 1, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    Just noticed that I am included in your blogfeed. Thanks for the addition! Is this something you created or a plugin. I would like to dd a similar feature so I can share the love with my fellow bloggers.

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

      DD,
      Don’t mention it! I’ve been enjoying your material. The Blogfeed utilizes a plugin called RSS Multi Importer. Fairly easy to use.
      -RBD

  3. No Nonsense Landlord March 8, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    Thank you for the mention. A lot of great blogs on this list!

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