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Greetings all, as we enter into the final few weeks 2017 I thought it would be opportune to summarize progress across the board. I will deal with my option writing this week. Those that have come by here may recall that I decided to embark on a program of writing out of the money put options over year ago. This is principally designed to complement activity in my Project $1M portfolio, which was a concentrated, focused [...]
Sun, Nov 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Blockchain for Good
The technology of a “chain of blocks”, built on the principle of decentralisation and working on the basis of distributed computing – blockchain – is being used in an increasing number of different means of human interaction. The most common application of Blockchain technology is in the field of alternative cryptocurrencies, like “Bitcoin” (BTK), “Ethereum”, our own Humaniq (HMQ) and others. Their exponential growth delights some, but their extreme volatility frightens others. States and corporations are [...]
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Published by Bob Ciura on November 19th, 2017 The Dividend Aristocrats are a group of 51 companies in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. We review each of the 51 Dividend Aristocrats each year. The next stock in this year's edition is consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark (KMB). Kimberly-Clark is […] The post Dividend Aristocrats in Focus Part 44: Kimberly-Clark appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
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Updated on November 19th, 2017 To invest in great businesses, you have to find them first. That's where Warren Buffett comes in… Warren Buffett's portfolio is filled with quality high dividend stocks. You can ‘cheat' off of Warren Buffett's own picks to find high quality dividend stocks for your portfolio. That's because Buffett (and other […] The post Warren Buffett's Top 20 Highest Conviction Stock Picks appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
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Holidays are holidays and traditions are traditions. But traditions are not the holiday. And this is an important distinction. Traditions help us celebrate and honor recurring events in our lives. Whether we are setting aside a day for gratitude or setting aside an entire season to celebrate faith, family, or both. Traditions should draw our attention to the underlying reason for the season. Traditions should not detract from the season, they should elevate it. Maybe Rachel Jonat said it [...]
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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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A BIG "Thank You" to everyone that has supported, and continues to support and visit our blog...whether you have been with us from the beginning or you've just recently joined the journey, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your support. We started blogging about our frugal family's journey roughly 44 months ago, on March 15, 2014. Our blogging journey started out as a hobby and simply a way [...]
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amazon gift registry
This “Why We Use Amazon Baby Registry (And Why You Should, Too!)” post shows you why I love Amazon Baby Registry. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. One of the things that worries parents is making sure they have all the essentials to make their lives easier (i.e. while and when taking care of the baby). Thanks to baby registry parents' lives (like ours) have become less stressful about finding the things they need [...]
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By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramOur consumer culture has successfully commodified love year 'round, but the starkest example of unabashed consumerism is the “most wonderful time of year”—aka the holiday (shopping) season. Before you start shopping, consider the following writings and podcast episodes by The Minimalists: Five Steps Toward a More Meaningful Holiday Season 40 Reasons to Avoid Shopping on Black Friday The Worst Christmas Ever Podcast 038 | Giftgiving Podcast 041 | Holidays Subscribe to [...]
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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: November 14, 2017 € 23.52 - ONEOK Inc. November 15, 2017 € 18.20 - AbbVie Inc.€ 75.97 - Omega Healthcare Investors€ 32.46 - Tanger Factory Outlet Centers [...]
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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: Load this one up while you peruse the rest of the Best. The Mad Fientist and The 1500s interrogated interviewed me in a 20-minute podcast recorded at FinCon. [...]
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https://sellallyourstuff.com/are-minimalists-all-the-same/ [...]
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Welcome to another edition of my monthly pulse article series.In these articles, I focus on strategy and monitor the health of DivGro, » [...]
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I apply for new credit cards all the time to take advantage of the great rewards they offer. But does that hurt my credit? With a FICO score of 797, not at all! Here's why that is and how to get a perfect credit score. - MyMoneyDesign.com
Have you ever wondered how to get a perfect credit score? So MUCH of what we buy or finance depends on our creditworthiness. Everything from which type of credit card rewards you enjoy to your mortgage is determined by this one score. So it's definitely not something to be taken lightly! Recently I applied for my fourth credit card in the past 12 months. I've been doing this to get tons of rewards points that I can [...]
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In 2013 Jacob Kornbluth (Director) and Robert Reich, a former U.S. Labor Secretary under President Bill Clinton, brought us Inequality for All. Available for rental or purchase at Amazon, I highly recommend it. In that documentary Mr. Reich noted that we were in the biggest economic slump since the Great Depression and he sought to... Read Article → [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Published on November 18th, 2017 The energy sector has historically been one of the best performing sectors of the stock market – during the good times, at least. Unfortunately, the defining trait of this sector is its cyclicality. The performance of energy stocks is inherently linked to the price of oil, which fluctuates according to global […] The post The Complete List of All 294 Dividend-Paying Energy Stocks appeared first on Sure Dividend. [...]
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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. SoFi Completes Largest Consumer Loan Securitization to Date from Crowdfund Insider – The largest ever marketplace lending consumer loan securitization has been completed by SoFi. Goldman Sachs' new online lending business just hit a $2 billion milestone from Business Insider – [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Do you love hearing from us? Are you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for each new article to post? Wait NO MORE – the Dividend Diplomats are coming to an inbox near you! A Newsletter? It's about time What's crazy, we have been blogging and interacting with the community for over three and a half years. This has been quite the journey. Starting from a concept in a [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Dear Rich, I am still SO. TIRED. But, I'm going to give this writing thing a shot. I like what you had to say about your life and work. Good post. I couldn't help but to think how it really exemplifies the differences between you and me. The whole “city mouse / country mouse” … Continue reading "Penny: Here's all the things that have been bothering me about the world lately" The post Penny: Here's all [...]
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Every year, I'm asked what I want for Christmas. And every year, I fail to think of anything I really want. Why? I don't really need anything. As my grandfather once said about Christmas, “I don't want anything. If I really want something, or I need it, I buy it. So if I don't buy it, I don't really want it.” My grandfather also used to say that why bother traveling if you can watch the [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
https://www.thesimpledollar.com/deliberate-experiments-personal-finance-and-living-a-better-life/ [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
So, last night Tesla (TSLA) was on the stage again to make few new announcements… First, there was the unveiling of this, the Tesla Semi: From Electrek. From Tesla. From Tesla. That is capable of doing this: From Tesla. Then to everyone's surprise, there was the unveiling of this nice little surprise, the new Tesla Roadster… From Engadget. From Tesla. From Tesla. That supposedly can do all this: From Tesla. 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds? 200 kWh battery pack supporting 620 miles range? “Fastest production car ever made” OMFG… Full [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Here's an update on my latest trades for the week ending on November 17, 2017. Bought 500 shares of Novo Resources (NVO.V) @ C$7.35/share Bought 1,000 shares of Novo Resources (NVO.V) @ C$7.25/share Novo Resources With tax-loss selling heating up, I had a tough decision to make this week — Do I hunt for more deep value plays, or do I swing for the fences looking for a monster home run? Typically, I think I would [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
We have not seen much in the way of global expansion when it comes to online lending platforms. Younited Credit is the largest online consumer lender in Continental Europe having crossed €500 million in total loans issued earlier this year. Based in Paris, they have recently expanded their business to Italy and Spain. Our next guest on the Lend Academy Podcast is Charles Egly, the CEO and Co-Founder of Younited Credit (formerly Pret d'Union). He has [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A Good Trip Will Make You Appreciate Home
I've been thinking a lot about home this week, and how my definition—and physical location—of it has changed over the years. My story is certainly not liner. When I was a kid, my mom and I were constantly on the move. As an adult, I've lived in Victoria, Toronto, Victoria again, Toronto again, New West (x2), Port Moody, Victoria again and now Squamish. And while I feel more at home in Squamish than I have [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Depending on the circumstances, real estate can have enormous investment potential or be a complete disaster that drags you down financially. The key is knowing when a property has potential or screams disaster. Fortunately, there are some red flags you can look for to help you figure it out. No hard data If you're buying an investment property to rent out, you'll want details about the neighborhood. How many other homes are rentals, how many are [...]
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Personal Capital and Mint are two popular apps for aggregating all your financial information into one place. Both apps are free to download and use, and Personal Capital also has a premium paid service available to help manage your investments for you. Both do an excellent job at consolidating your financial information into one place. […] The post Personal Capital vs. Mint- 2017 Review of Two Top Personal Finance Apps appeared first on Celebrating [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
For our new podcast, Michael and I plan on releasing one 20-30 minute episode (lifehack: listen at 2x speed if you're a podcast maniac like me and it'll take you 10-15 minutes per episode) every Wednesday morning but we've been practicing for a few weeks (taping yourself having a conversation is not as easy as...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Welcome to this week's Dreamcatcher, where I share the things that inspired me in some way over the past week. This week's lot covers achieving goals, traveling with intention, saving money on Amazon, 10 tips to achieve any goal – The Retirement Manifesto Fritz is an animal, swimming outdoors once a week from March to […] The post Dreamcatcher: Posts and podcasts that inspired me this week appeared first on I Dream of FIRE. [...]
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I lived in Benton Harbor city for 2 years then I lived in a house on the city line for 6 years. currently I live less than 5 miles from the city limits. Benton Harbor is home to the world headquarters of Whirlpool corporation and has a population of around … The post Benton Harbor Just Passed A City Income Tax appeared first on Action Economics. [...]
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One of the great joys of living a life of FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) is not having to be anywhere. I don't have to be at work at 8am. I don't have meetings. I don't have to be in front of my keyboard for 8 hours per day. I appreciate my freedom more than most because I have a very hard time sitting still. At home, I have to get out of the house multiple times [...]
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“Let's not pretend we wouldn't eat ice cream with hot fudge just because some whipped cream and a cherry were missing. That is how I want everyone to think of the employer match. Yes, it is free money that we should gladly take, but even without it, this is still a sweet fricken deal!” [...]
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“Any significant risk you can take can break your heart, empty your wallet, shatter your peace, and cloud your purpose. How are we to handle life's inevitable challenges?” [...]
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“For the last six months all of my home computing has been done on a $35 computer called the Raspberry Pi. My family and I have surfed the web, checked my email, written articles, run this website, done graphic design work, run accounting software, used spreadsheets too large for Google Drive to run, planned vacations, played games, done online classes, done homework, run 4 side businesses, and did my taxes.” [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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One of the subjects people often struggle with, including myself, is exactly how you should be teaching your kids about money. Well today I'm going to go beyond simple savings and talk to you about how I use a single stock to teach my kids investing basics, just like I promised on Monday. Money is one of the few things that kids won't usually learn about in school. Instead it's expected that we as parents teach [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Black Friday usually has great prices on a few key items every year. If I'm looking to buy a TV or other popular electronic device, chances are I'll wait until Black Friday to make the purchase. The one major downside of Black Friday is making sure you get the deal. You usually have to line up hours before the store opens to get the best deals. Thankfully, this year I found a way to avoid the lines and get [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Winter is the best time to buy a house
I've checked out open houses every weekend for the past 16 years.The idea is to blend exercise with remodeling ideas and property knowledge into a one to two hour window. I'll usually visit three to four open houses within a two mile radius. The knowledge gained from open house hunting helped me remodel a couple houses without the use of an architect and gave me confidence to go all-in in 2014 when I bought a fixer [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
living on sailboat
[Remember last week when we asked how far you'd go to pay off your debt? Well, our guest today, Kristin from The Wayward Home, chose tiny space living as her poison, and has been living quite the adventure because of it! Here's her story on what it's like to live in tents and cars, and now on sailboats. Gotta admire the $hit out of people for having the courage to go after such things! Hope [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Let's say you're sick of the high cost of living in the U.S. and want to move abroad. Where are you likely to look? Costa Rica? Thailand? Maybe Panama? Sure, that's normal. But, it wasn't normal for Kyle from Not Your Parents' Financial Guy. He moved to one of the world's most expensive cities. Today, he tells us why. Kyle and his girlfriend Lauren at Sydney HarbourTaking a leap of faith and making a big change in [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
There are a bunch of reasons not to buy the thing we made. The above video talks about a few of those reasons. Subscribe to The Minimalists via email. [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Apple Could be a Trillion Dollar Company By 2018
Apple could be the first company in U.S. history to reach a trillion dollars in market capitalization by as early as 2018. According to top analysts such as Daniel Ives of GBH Insights, AAPL shares “could trade between $210 and $230 over the next year.” Currently AAPL is trading at $171 per share with a market cap of $880 billion. Even if Ives is being overly optimistic and Apple shares only climb to $195, or [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It's time. For the next six weeks or so I'm taking a Holiday from Debt Discipline. With over four years of consistent blogging under my belt, now feels like an excellent time for a break. My plan is not to produce any original content over the next forty-five days or so, but still host some […] The post Taking a Holiday for the Holidays appeared first on Debt Discipline. [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Buying Christmas gifts for men can be difficult at times. Especially when you don't want to buy them another pair of their favorite jeans, more apparel showing their favorite sports team, or a year's supply of their favorite candy. He'll be happy with these gifts, sure. But, you're here because you are looking for something […] [...]
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Social security had a deficit of 68 billion dollars last year. They collected less than they needed to pay for overhead and benefits. Could this explain why thousands of individuals in the U.S are signing up as distributors in MLM companies every week? Below are reasons people join MLM brands like doTERRA and Cutco: Escape from 9-5 Drudgery Some people don't find satisfaction in their 9-5 jobs. This is why, according to Workplace Psychology, results-only work [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Washington Post had a fascinating profile of investor Bill Miller last week. By my count, this is the 45th comeback for Miller (give or take) according to the financial press. Miller is most well known for his streak of beating the S&P 500 for 15 years in a row as a mutual fund manager...... Click on the title of this article to go directly to www.awealthofcommonsense.com to see it in it's entirety. Thanks for [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Top REITs for Beginner Investors
New investors are rarely risk-hungry. Knowing that investment is like educated gambling in that luck can turn bad in a blink, they prefer to take it slow, establish balanced portfolios, and cultivate investments that are easy to liquidate if they get spooked. As a result, few beginner investors put money into real estate properties; most consider REITs, instead. REITs, or real estate investment trusts, are securities invested in real estate property or mortgages and traded on [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This Is Where You Belong
This is the final guest post for slow travel week. I think you'll appreciate Ash's thoughts. I had walked past the book several times in the bookstore, eyeing its red cover up and down, but ultimately couldn't convince my minimalist-inclined heart to add yet another book to my already full bookshelf. The book I am talking about is This Is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick. It had been on my mind for weeks before I [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The following, originally published in 2015, is among the most widely read and discussed posts here at RetirementSavvy. I am re-publishing the piece today because I recently read an article at CNBC that makes many of the same points with respect to homeownership. Interesting. The article, titled Homeownership Doesn't Build Wealth, Study Finds, leads by noting... Read Article → [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list helps me identify candidates for further analysis.Recently, 16 companies on my watch list announced dividend increases, including one of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. » [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list helps me identify candidates for further analysis.Last week, 36 companies on my watch list announced dividend increases. Part 1 covered dividend increases announced by Financials sector stocks, while Part 2 covered Energy and Real Estate sector stocks. This article is Part 3, which covers dividend increases from the remaining sectors. » [...]
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A recent post on the Lend Academy Forum spurred a discussion about the potential future of LendingClub, particularly as it relates to the types of borrowers they serve. While we don't have insight into what LendingClub's plans are, there are several things that have happened over the last two years that help us hypothesize that LendingClub's strategy may be shifting. LendingClub recently sent an email sent an email titled “How LendingClub Notes May Help You Generate [...]
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Level Money was shut down on September 1st and fans were left scrambling to find an alternative - we found six powerful tools that can take Level Money's place.
There are a lot of budgeting apps out there. For a few years, they were coveted by investors looking for the latest in financial technology (fintech). Nowadays, robo-advisors have taken that mantle and one by one the budgeting apps have fallen out of favor and been shuttered. Level Money was the latest casualty. Acquired in early 2015 by Capital One, Level Money was officially shut down on September 1st, 2017 and the website was taken down earlier [...]
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On November 16, 2017, I bought 15 shares of Altria Group (MO) at $65.79 per share for a total of $986.85. This will increase my forward dividends by $39.60 per year. MO is currently trading at historic fair value. Not too rich not too poor. Just bland.Total shares of MO moves up to 73.6888. Forward dividends stand at $5,549.70.Updated buy list:I was thinking of buying AQN at $10.5 and it ran to $11.00. If it [...]
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Below is a recap of the dividends/partnership distributions that we received from our family's dividend stocks portfolio – OCTOBER 2017 (recap).DIVIDENDSIt's been a few months since we have reported our distributions but things are still progressing. During the past month, our family received dividends/partnership distributions from a total of 12 companies/ETFs/Partnerships!! The total monies received from those 12 companies/ETFs/Partnerships was: $301.32. How did you all do? Hopefully you all continue to see your dividends [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I mentioned in my FinCon17 recap that I recorded my first podcast with Jess. The other day Jessica published the FinCon Live episode for listening. Here's the podcast episode (Link). Please feel free to take a listen. Some thoughts on my first ever podcast recording. What? I sound like that? It's so weird hearing myself. Do I sound weird? I say “like” way too much… I guess I say that whenever I get slightly nervous? Or when [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Governments tend to target 2% inflation rate
Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Why Do Governments Target 2% Inflation? The Bank of Canada maintains an inflation rate target of 2%. The official websites of Central Banks in the U.S., in Europe, and in Japan all appear to target this magical number when deciding how to conduct their monetary policies. But why? Inflation isn't necessarily a good thing. There are ways to grow the economy and generate prosperity without increasing the cost of goods and [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
BuySell
I have bought another token A recent purchase in the digital asset space increases my exposure and diversifies my investments. In this particular case, instead of a cryptocurrency, I have bought a utility token. Regular readers are aware that I have been exploring and learning more about the blockchain/crypto/digital asset space over the course of last few months. In October, I participated in my first ICO/token sale and bought Aion-1 (AION) as I believe that [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
dui financial ramifications
For many people, after a night out with friends and a few drinks, you may not think twice about your mental state and ability to operate a vehicle. But there are major financial ramifications if you get behind the wheel under the influence and get caught. A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction comes with a number of issues to deal with. Many people who receive a DUI are not fully aware of the financial ramifications. [...]
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If you'll recall, this month I set a goal to spend an hour a day “creating” things that had nothing to do with my job or this blog. Otherwise, I tried to leave the definition pretty open to allow for exploration of lots of areas, if the muse so directed me. Now that we're about […] The post 30-day experiment #2 update: “Creating” appeared first on I Dream of FIRE. [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Finding the right person to refinish our hardwood floors was not an easy process, that's for sure. I spent a lot of hours scouring the internet searching for the perfect company. I read countless reviews, scrolled through hundreds of pictures, read dozens of blog articles about how to affordably refinish our hardwood floors. So I wanted to share some tips from our experience or knowledge I learned throughout the process to help [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
About two months ago I wrote a post highlighting my foray into the cryptocurrency space and since I bought my first digital coins late last summer I can truly say from a first hand experience that this has been the wildest financial ride I have ever been on. Looking back, the only regret I have is not buying more when prices were much lower in the summer. In the end, I feel good about all [...]
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Our oldest daughter has been invited to three birthday parties so far this school year. While it's fun to celebrate turning a year older with friends, it can get expensive. We've been trying to be more intentional on how much money we spend on gifts, but we've found that it often comes with guilt and embarrassment. When we choose to spend less money, are we being cheap or inconsiderate? Are we not being as good of [...]
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Sometimes I assume my blog audience is a bunch of 42-year-old Dads like me balancing work and kids while building income streams. But the emails I get tell a different story. Many readers are beginner investors only recently finding my website and getting started with investing. Some are young. Some are not so young. With all […] The post If I Were Getting Started With Investing Today, Here's What I'd Do appeared first on Retire Before [...]
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I am telling you upfront, this is not the 147th article about GE and its restructuration strategy. However, I will use this example to discuss a fundamental lesson about investing. Trading on hope is a bad strategy. Without a strong investment thesis, buying a stock in the hope that the company will turn on the heat and become a leader again is rarely a good move. At the beginning of the year I listed the [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I am telling you upfront, this is not the 147th article about GE and its restructuration strategy. However, I will use this example to discuss a fundamental lesson about investing. Trading on hope is a bad strategy. Without a strong investment thesis, buying a stock in the hope that the company will turn on the heat and become a leader again is rarely a good move. At the beginning of the year I listed the [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
By Joshua Fields Millburn · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+I woke at 4:29 AM last Thursday. Had it been a decade prior, that'd've been exactly fifteen minutes before my alarm, and I'd've panicked. Oh no! I have to get up in fifteen minutes! Today, however, I don't have to wake that early—I get to. I get to write, read, exercise, travel, and go to bed early—all things I previously had to force myself to do. What do you [...]
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The Pareto Principle is an economic term invented by an Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto in the 20th century. It is also called the 80-20 principle, meaning that 80% of effects come from 20% of the causes. Vilfredo observed that 80% of the land in Italy is owned by 20% of the people. The ideas behind this principle are wide ranging in multiple fields, including investing. I am a firm believer... To read the whole article, please [...]
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Today's guest post is penned by colleagues who wear the white coat by day (and sometimes night) and athletic gear in their spare time. As an OB/Gyn resident and physician researcher, their spare time is limited, but Alex Robles, MD and Brittany Noel Robles, MD, MPH not only make time to stay in shape, but also to share their stories, tips, and tricks with the world via their website, The White Coat Trainer. You can learn [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Luxurious Stay at The Hyatt Ziva
This is part 2 of our trip to Cancun, but let's recap part 1 first. In the first leg of our trip, we wanted to experience the local color so we stayed at a modest hotel in downtown for 3 nights. We walked around to see Mercado 28, play at Parque de la Palapas, and enjoy the local Dia de los Muertos celebration. We also went on an all day excursion to visit Chichen Itza, [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Tim T. had always prided himself on being financially responsible. He paid his bills on time, kept a lid on debt balances and saved money where he could. But sometimes things happen that aren't always in your control. After Tim went through some tough times, the credit rating he worked so hard to protect had […] [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
S&P 500 intraday
Transportation index (DJT) is usually considered a good indicator of the US economy. An old say goes – “manufacturing makes, transportation takes”. Transportation is considered a leading indicator and usually slows down first before we notice in any major indexes or economic reports. Some investors use DJT for economic forecasting. There is however a major issue with this. Even transportation works in waves. You have weeks or months of slowdowns and weeks or months of [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Here comes the pain again! Man, it really must be that time of year again, because like clockwork (or so it has seemed the last two years) my portfolio is taking an absolute thrashing again… For the most part, I've refrained from posting too many of these “cost basis updates” because as readers may be fully aware, mining stocks are volatile as hell, so fixating on things like price action/cost basis can be extremely misleading (and [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
In this post, I'd like to share a draft plan of what I think my 2018 Financial Goals will be. It's only November of 2017 still, so I've got a few weeks left to adjust any of these goals if necessary, but as it stands right now I think these will be what I strive for in 2018, from a financial perspective.My primary purpose with these goals is simple: to give me a [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
debt free living woman
Paying off debt can be hard. Trust me, I know. I found myself over $50,000 in debt in my mid 20s. Actually, I was only $20,000 in debt. I didn't see a problem with being in debt, so I didn't do anything about it. I kept spending money I didn't have and making minimum payments and I thought it was all fine and dandy. Until it wasn't. At 29 years old and after the market crash, [...]
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I go over Berkshire Hathaway's latest buys and sells in their common stock portfolio each quarter, after their latest 13F is released. I'm a huge fan of Warren Buffett, as are millions of other investors around the world. And so it's a great honor to see what he's up to. You can see the excerpt...Read More » [...]
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There are many situations in ones life that require legal help. Things like starting a business, getting a divorce, buying property, criminal activity, bankruptcy, and creating a will are all examples of when you could need a lawyer. When you need a lawyer for your business or family you want to make sure you find the best one to help you in your situation. There are practices available such as Prime Traffic Lawyers who can [...]
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At our EBI Conference a couple weeks ago I must have been asked by 15-20 people how I find so much time to write. I wrote about this recently but beyond the usual time management/lifehack stuff that people like to read about on the Internet, it really comes down to an interest in the topic...... 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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Here at RetirementSavvy we regularly note that total well-being is not only dependent on being financially – or fiscally fit – but also being physically fit. While most of us are working to ensure we're financially ready for retirement, one thing that occasionally gets overlooked in retirement planning is how we're going to manage our... Read Article → [...]
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Robert Kiyosaki is a world renowned real estate investor and best selling author. Some of his most notable works include Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Cash Flow Quadrant. Many of his teachings are great. In fact, his book Cash Flow Quadrant was the basis for my post Passive Income: The Holy Grail of Financial Independence and Retiring Early. However… Robert … Continue reading "Robert Kiyosaki is Wrong: My House IS an Asset & [...]
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FedLoan Servicing is one of the biggest federal student loan servicers and they aren't without their problems. We look at some of the common issues and how to avoid them (or at least limit the impact!). If you have student loans, you don't want to miss this!
I graduated from college with ~$35,000 in student loans. I was lucky because they were subsidized Stafford loans. My servicer was the oddly named ACS Education Services… ACS stood for Affiliated Computer Services. I got interest rate breaks for direct debit and electronic statements, both of which are common even today, and didn't have too many problems with them. They were not being serviced by Fedloan – which has developed quite a reputation. Unfortunately, if you want to [...]
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Another thoughtful guest post for slow travel week! This one is from my friend Amanda. Travel has been part of my life since I was nine years old, when my parents packed us up for a six-month motorhome trip around Europe. Thanks to Australia's long service leave provisions, my dad could take six months off work and still get paid, so off we went. It was a low-budget trip with lots of simple meals and days [...]
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You probably heard the news that General Electric is cutting dividends for the second time in a decade. The previous time when General Electric cut distributions was in 2009, during the financial crisis. The dividend cut was not surprising, given the fact that the conglomerate had a high payout ratio amidst a stagnant trend in earnings per share. For example, the company earned 99 cents/share... To read the whole article, please click on the article title [...]
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When we first moved to Tahoe, we ran the heat at what seemed like a reasonable cool temperature, 62 or 63 or so, but then got a three-digit natural gas bill that started with a 4. So began our quest to reduce our heating bill and to find how low we could go, but this isn't about keeping your house cold. It's about finding your version of "selectively harcore" and all the non-financial lessons that [...]
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Learn the ways to stick on a $50 Thanksgiving budget. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Thanksgiving Day is getting closer. With the Thanksgiving Day just over a week away, more and more people are going to buy things left and right. In short, people are going to possibly spend more money than what they want to. Here is an information from the Statistic Brain Research Institute about Thanksgiving spending: Total number of Turkeys that [...]
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Today's guest post comes from Kate Nesi who writes about how to be open with your children about money. And this is a topic near and dear to my heart. Like most, my parents were very secretive about their finances. I didn't like it at all. For example, I had no idea what a good salary was or how much the mortgage cost. I'm the opposite with my children. I tell them everything; they even know what [...]
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In this investing series, I'm going to be transparent and use our own money as an example. We're not giving financial advice. We're just guinea pigs so you can see what we're doing, start to finish. If I sound like a total noob, it's because I am. It seems that FIRE bloggers either get it […] The post Passive Income for Financial Independence & Early Retirement, Part 2 appeared first on Two Cup House. [...]
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Good morning all, and welcome to another Working Women Wednesday. Today I'm honored to feature the story of Tina- corporate CPA by day, and writer behind the 99 to 1 percent blog by night. Her and her husband started out their lives as broke immigrants to the US and Canada, but today earn over $400k combined. In her story, she'll share both how she achieved such a high income and high savings rate – [...]
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Hump Dayyyyyyy! Came across this financial checklist over at Personal Finance Junkie this morning (how good is that name?) and thought it would be fun to see how many of these bad boys we can check off. She says they're good goals to hit by the time you're 40, but really they're great goals to achieve no matter your age, so whether you're 20 or 60 let's see how you're looking so far… I'll go first, then your [...]
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If you push through the vitriol inherent in some of the anti-early retirement propaganda that permeates mainstream media, you eventually make your way down to a few arguments against the concept of retiring early that do make sense. In this post, I'm going to take the top three most common legitimate arguments made against early retirees, such as myself, and try my very best not to be an asshole in my response. Think I can do [...]
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Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, will be here before you know it. Shoppers will be racing through stores and online shopping portals to find the best deals on Christmas gifts and other items they want to buy. Some of the biggest sales of the year happen on Black Friday, […] [...]
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Since the start of this summer, I have been very intrigued with the crytocurrency and blockchain space. Its hard to miss the mania in the space, as some of the currency returns have gone parabolic. I started off with buying a small amount just to get my feet wet and as I look at learning more about the space, I started getting interested in mining the coins. Like almost everyone out there who is interested in [...]
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About two weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending time with hundreds, nearly thousands of bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, and overall leaders in the field of personal finance. These are the online mavericks, the digital entrepreneurs, and the next generation when it comes to money and media. Truly an exciting and thrilling environment. A true […] The post The Incredible People I Met at FinCon 2017 appeared first on Distilled Dollar. [...]
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Were your childhood Christmas dreams filled with visions of a 200-shot carbide action official Red Ryder BB Gun with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time? Did you long for the Sears Wish List catalog to arrive in the mail, so you could etch circle after circle into each glossy color […] The post The amazing benefits of a practical Christmas list appeared first on I Dream of FIRE. [...]
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Before our mini-retirement, we were focused on building our finances. We were prepaying our mortgage, saving for vacations, contributing to a 401K, and building our emergency savings fund. Then we decided to temporarily step away from getting a paycheck for a full year. Our focus on our finances had to change. Here's how: Having the Money to Take a Mini-Retirement We didn't spend the last 10 years saving up $60,000 in order to take this mini-retirement. Instead, we [...]
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The internet is the dominant global medium where business is now conducted. It has allowed both multinational companies and individuals to start and develop global brands. There are many examples of entrepreneurs becoming successful by harnessing the power of the internet. In this post I look at five students who were able to use the internet to make their first million. Learn from them as you start your journey to making your first million online! 5 Students [...]
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Setting goals, the Q.U.E.E.R. way Setting goals isn't enough. Setting goals the Q.U.E.E.R. way is. On this week's Queer Money™, we talk about setting goals the Q.U.E.E.R. way to help you reach your biggest goals. Setting goals for a successful queer life In Write the Best Annual Performance Review Ever, we shared our free swipe copy to literally copy and paste specific language to easily write the best annual performance review ever. This free tool will help you [...]
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In this investing series, I'm going to be transparent and use our own money as an example. We're not giving financial advice. We're just guinea pigs so you can see what we're doing, start to finish. If I sound like a total noob, it's because I am. It seems that FIRE bloggers either get it […] The post Passive Income for Financial Independence & Early Retirement, Part 1 appeared first on Two Cup House. [...]
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Paula Pant Kicked Me Where It Hurts
Ok, she didn't physically kick me, but Paula Pant found a way to get into my head. She worked me up into a real tizzy (do people still use that word?). It crushed me and took me days to think through and re-evaluate some things. First off, if you don't know Paula Pant, she's the host of the Afford Anything brand, which includes her blog and podcasts. She's also one smart cookie and has a great sense [...]
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I've been spending time doing something a little different the past several days. Instead of continuing my headlong dive into personal finance blogs and reading about money, I've been hangin' on Medium. Reading about un-finance stuff. Like creativity, for example. If you haven't flipped through the pages of the Medium creativity section, take the opportunity. You'll see some seriously…well, creative stuff. Different. And, that's the primary reason why I'm finding myself branching out lately with my [...]
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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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