Monthly Archives: May 2011

Would You Buy a United States Government Annuity?

Would You Buy a United States Government Annuity?

As the baby boomers get older and older it is almost impossible to pick up a financial publication that doesn’t discuss turning one’s nest egg into a stream of income.  It has been a while since I explained both an immediate annuity and deferred annuities, but basically they are financial products that turn a sum

Dropping Some Love with LoveDrop

Love Drop is a micro-giving network of people who unite as a community to help one person or family a month. By subscribing to the team for as low as $1, they make it easy for their members to change lives in a fun and tangible way. Each month Love Drop delivers a unique combination

The Misunderstanding Most Investors Make

The Misunderstanding Most Investors Make

I’ll be honest that I am not fully convinced as to what investment style works, and I am alright with that since my response is to have a little bit of everything. I have an actively managed dividend portfolio, a 401(k) made up mostly of actively managed mutual funds, a whole life insurance policy, and

Updating My Perpetual Income Dividend Machine

Updating My Perpetual Income Dividend Machine

I started my perpetual income machine dividend portfolio at the beginning of last year and it has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of my financial world.  It isn’t large (yet) but it will be!  The goal is simple to find undervalued stocks only within the Dividend Aristocrat Index.  Last year I only updated

May Net Worth Update Fan of American Express Edition

Between a combination of my side business income and market forces this was a pretty good month for my household.  On January 18, 2011 I decided to start a new way to track my net worth.  I created a private spreadsheet and zeroed out my net worth. By starting at Zero, I can share my

Giveaway Edition of Evan’s Thank You

Before thanking those that linked to me this week, I wanted to highlight some fantastic giveaways! A contest offered by CheckNGo at The Centsible Life! To win the iPad 2! Enter to win here: http://bit.ly/TCLiPad WealthInformatics is giving away an Amazon Kindle to celebrate the 1 year anniversary! Win a $100 gift card to amazon for checking a