Yearly Archives: 2012

Paid Off One of My Student Loans Early! Calculating The Interest I Saved

One of my goals for 2012 was to pay off the smallest of my student loans.  The balance at the beginning of the year was only $4,300 (originally $10,000 2007) and it was way down on the priority list considering the main goal this year (which I am getting close to finishing up) was selling…Continue Reading

Why I am Almost Always Bearish on Investing in Physical Gold and You Should be Too

Evan’s Note: This Post is from a new blogger who was able to highlight why I don’t like gold as an investment much more eloquently than I would have been able to. Scott Hopkins is the author of Youthful Investor. Precious metals are the hot commodity of investing (pun intended) as more and more, cash…Continue Reading

Situations When A Retiree Should Own Life Insurance

Most personal finance bloggers or gurus would say that Retirees or near retirees no longer need insurance, however, like most personal finance advice when you start applying real life situations the hard and fast rule starts to crumble.  There are situations when retirees or near retirees should have life insurance and just like my view on…Continue Reading

December 2012 Dividend Champion Watchlist Update

Every few months I like to update the watch list for my Dividend Investment Portfolio (last update was in October of 2012).  As explained in great detail below, I apply various metrics to the Dividend Champion List (defined below) to weed through the list to create a watchlist that I’ll buy lots of over the…Continue Reading

After 5 and a Half Years I Sold My Home and I Don’t Think I Made Any Money

I sold my home yesterday.  I don’t think the fact has really sunk in since I am not moving out until early next month, but it’s a pretty big deal!  The home is not like other homes as it is part of a public housing program to keep young professionals on Long Island.   The program…Continue Reading