Yearly Archives: 2011

The There is No Good or Bad Debt April Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update 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.  This way I can share my progress each month, going forward without revealing how much is in my savings account, 401(k), etc. What assets am

Important Dates When Investing in Dividend Producing Stocks

Important Dates When Investing in Dividend Producing Stocks

Regardless if you take a passive index ETF route, a mutual fund selection strategy or stock picking technique there are some important terms and ratios when you decide to invest.  However, when you are dealing with dividend paying stocks there are dates whose definitions can be considered a term of art and you should know

Why Are Spring Time House Sales Uneasonably Low?

Why Are Spring Time House Sales Uneasonably Low?

With existing home sales at a nine-year low, the housing market is the weakest link in the United States’ already weakened economy. And there doesn’t appear to be much cause for optimism as we enter spring, the unofficial house selling season. Spring is peak season in the real estate industry and, despite a fall in

When Paying Off Debt Remember How Important Liquidity Is

When Paying Off Debt Remember How Important Liquidity Is

I was reading Financial Samurai’s recent post how he won’t be paying off his mortgage on a rental property for years despite having enough cash to do so and it really stuck with me.  While FS makes it clear he has enough liquidity to pay off a mortgage on a second property I am in a

My Journey to Millions Around the Web March 27, 2011

My Journey to Millions Around the Web March 27, 2011

I want to thank those bloggers that have highlighted my posts or included them in a carnival, so please check out their site, follow them on twitter (reminder: follow me on twitter) or subscribe to their feed and get automatic updates (reminder: subscribe to my feed)! LazyManandMoney – variable dividend stocks PassiveFamilyIncome highlighted my article

Family Businesses and Succession Statistics

Family Businesses and Succession Statistics

I recently read two amazing articles on family businesses, and more specifically family business succession planning.  Both provided amazing statistics that I felt that I had to share since I know quite a few of my readers are business owners.  The take away from both stories that it is simply irresponsible if you have a