Past Wasn’t As Good As You Remember it…Trading Costs

Past Wasn’t As Good As You Remember it…Trading Costs

I was reading a recent post by Dividend Mantra titled, The Golden Age of Financial Independence, wherein he mentioned how inexpensive it is to invest in stocks & ETFs, and it reminded me about a recent conversation with my mother-in-law.   While my mother-in-law is an amazing, grandmother, mother and mother-in-law, she is one of those

A Small Reminder about the Benefits of Dollar Cost Averaging

I have recently been in the process of consolidating some accounts.  First up was altering up our cash flow chart to better reflect our current situation.  Second, was bringing all of The Wife’s assets over to Fidelity.  Part of that was moving assets she had with me, as an investment advisor (not husband) at my broker-dealer, and

What is a Value Trap?

As a self proclaimed value dividend investor I tend to read related articles, posts and books on the subject and I always see the term “value trap” but I never actually looked it up.  Upon reading a little bit of the term, it feels like I am inevitably going to fall into one day, but

Happy 33rd Birthday to Evan

Every year since I started this blog I created a little post on my birthday.   I always enjoy taking a moment to re-read these yearly as it reminds me how much life has changed. My 27th Birthday Post – Personal finance wise I listed my original debt and how much I had paid off

November 2014 Net Worth Update

I had a shocking email from Mint this past month.  It alerted me to a credit card late penalty!  I was pissed I had missed this credit card when I created my debt tab which indirectly caused me to just ignore the card for the past two months.  Couple that with the fact that it