Rental Plans

Should I Sell My Rental Property And Cash Out?

Should I sell my rental property? It’s a question I ask myself every month. Maybe you do too. Update 11/22/2017: I still own the property and decided to rent it out again. I worked with a CPA to understand the exact tax consequences of selling and met with 3-4 agents to determine a value. It’s […]

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Dover Corporation (DOV) Stock Purchase

My goal as an income investor is to create a portfolio of investments that generate reliable and compounding cash flow to grow my net worth and fund my eventual retirement before I turn 56, the age my Dad retired. I’ve deployed a strategy of multiple streams of income including real estate, peer lending and dividend growth stocks to reach my goal. My […]

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Financial Goals For 2015

In the past few weeks, I’ve reviewed my 2014 financial goals and calculated my forward investment income for the year’s end. Now it’s time to set some new financial goals for 2015. This year I’m lowering the number of goals (four compared to seven) I set while making the new ones more challenging, measurable, and targeted. Last year was […]

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Investment Income Updates For 2013 And 2014

This post is a consolidated investment income report for the period November 2013 through December 2014. Posts  were originally published individually but are now listed from oldest to newest. They are combined here for consolidation and ease of reading.  November 2013 The Investment Income tab on my blog has been updated here as of November […]

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2014 Financial Goals Review

Happy New Year! It’s time to look at this past year’s goals to see how I performed. To accelerate my ongoing quest to wake up and doing nothing, I set some annual financial goals for the first time in my life. In the past, I’ve only tracked progress in a general direction, with no real end […]

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What Strategy Works For You?

Ever wonder why so many young people are afraid to start investing? If you read the financial sites online, or watch the financial news networks, the answer becomes clear. There’s lots of so-called experts telling us what to do with our money. Some advice is over simplified and inadequate. Other advice is unnecessarily complex. For someone just […]

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6 Reasons Why Debt Is The Least Of Your Financial Problems

For an excellent debt and net worth tracking tool that’s 100% free, check out Personal Capital. The internet is full of debt pay-down stories and “How To” guides on getting out of debt. Debt is often characterized as the enemy or a ball and chain, but it’s not so bad compared to some broader and more significant […]

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Ireland Cliffs

A Penny Smart, A Pound Foolish

Years ago I went to Ireland with a friend. We rented a car and drove from Galway to Kilkenny via the southwest peninsular route. Ireland is awash with beautiful landscapes and scenic drives lined with intricately built stone walls. The roads, however, can be narrow and tricky to navigate at times. One morning in a […]

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If My 2 1/2 Year-Old Son Could Buy Stocks

Raising two kids is the most fun I’ve ever had. I’m only 2 1/2 years into the adventure, but the experience of having kids far surpasses the fun I had in my youth and during the time I spent traveling the world. Watching our kids learn, grow, and develop their personalities is more entertaining than I ever imagined. […]

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Bollinger Bands – Basic Technical Analysis For Dividend Investors

It’s time for another installment of the series, Basic Technical Analysis for Dividend Investors. Last time, I introduced the subject of technical analysis and suggested that it should only be used as a secondary and supplemental tool after exhaustive fundamental analysis. This post will discuss one of my favorite technical indicators, Bollinger Bands. Technical analysis […]

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Basic Technical Analysis for Dividend Investors

Does technical stock analysis deserve a place in a dividend investor’s tool belt? Yes, I think it does for adding insight to short-to-mid-term trends and pricing. But technical analysis should only play a secondary and supplemental role after exhaustive fundamental and qualitative analysis. Some dividend investors may steer clear of technical analysis entirely because it […]

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That’s The Way I Want To Go

Two men from very different places in my life passed away in recent years. Both died almost instantaneously and without any forewarning. Both died in the presence of their peers. One died in retirement. The other died while still working. Loss of a Coworker One morning I learned that an hour before I arrived at […]

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Diversifying with Multiple Streams of Income

Track all of your multiple streams of income and your net worth automatically using Personal Capital. It’s the best free money tool on the internet. Around my eighth birthday, my Mom took me to a bank to set up a passbook savings account for me. I used it to deposit birthday money I received from […]

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