Monthly Archives: July 2011

Have You Ever Recovered from Bad Credit?

The first step you must take to recover from bad credit is to know what is on your credit report. You are legally entitled to one free credit report each year. Make sure that everything on your credit report is actually valid. It is not unusual for credit reports to contain mistaken information. If you

Retirement is Likely to Be Different for Generations to Come

Center for a secure Retirement just released the results of a new survey titled, “Middle Income Boomers, Financial Security and the New Retirement” and the results while interesting don’t really seem all that shocking.  According to the study the key findings are (and my thoughts), Two-thirds (67%) of middle-income Boomers say their retirement will be

The American Dream Now Rents

The long-held notion of the American Dream has always included owning a home with the proverbial white picket fence. Today, that dream has become unpractical for many Americans. The unstable job economy paired with the recent bust of the housing market has put home ownership out of reach for many families. Once you look past

My New Dividend Investment Portfolio

Early last month I learned that due to employer constraints I was going to be forced to alter  my beloved perpetual income machine, which was essentially a dividend investment account.  The point of the machine was to find undervalued (defined below) stocks which were part of the Dividend Aristocrat Index, a stock index which tracks