Yearly Archives: 2011

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

Five Things To Look Out for When Viewing Rental Properties

Looking for somewhere to rent? There’s a lot to think about. Obviously, finding somewhere that’s affordable and comfy will be your prime concerns, but marrying these two important factors isn’t always as easy as it sounds. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have a mental checklist when you’re searching for your new rental

Is Something Valuable If No One Knows It Is?

Is Something Valuable If No One Knows It Is?

If you follow my Tweets (and you should since I am awesome) you would have known that last week I was at a financial services seminar and wow did I get a lot of post ideas out of it.  In one of the “classes” an energetic presenter told a story told that I haven’t been

Happy Fourth of July

I don’t think enough Americans have really red the the Declaration of Independence.  I mean really read it. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them

July 2011 Net Worth Update–Great Month Edition

July 2011 Net Worth Update–Great Month Edition

Usually I combine my net worth updates with some sort small complaint I have, but June was an amazing month for me both personally and financially.  In June 2011: My son was Baptized The Wife turned 31 The Wife and I had our 3 year anniversary Paid off my Auto Loan (one of my objectives

Congressional Insider Trading Is Not Illegal…YET

Congressional Insider Trading Is Not Illegal…YET

Insider trading has been and always be a problem, however, I was shocked to find out that currently United States Congressional members are excluded from those rules that prohibit Wall Street professionals from insider trading!  Although that may come to an end according to an article in Advisor One titled, Congress’s Free Pas on Insider