Monthly Archives: April 2012

An Update on the Selling of our Home and Buying a New House

I recently mentioned that our house was on the market, so I figured I would put an update as to what was going on. Our Home Sale Not surprisingly, the non-profit in charge of selling the home did absolutely nothing for us.  Anyone work for a non-profit out there? Why do they move slower thanContinue Reading

Is Going Green Important? How to Prove Your Business is Green

When it comes to good public relations, it seems that “Going Green” is the new tactic that everyone voices as important.  People seem to think that corporate social responsibility is vital for businesses looking to enhance their standing with customers and the local community, but I am always suspect at best. First, how do youContinue Reading

Wow…I have Been At My Job for 5 Years

I realized something this morning as I walked into my office building, next month I will have been working at the same place for 5 years.  To put that in perspective: That is about one-sixth my life That is a longer tenure than I spent in high school That is a longer tenure than IContinue Reading

Carnival of Money Pros

The Carnival of Money Pros are submissions by fellow personal finance bloggers that generally talk about the pros of money.    If you don’t see your post and you submitted I am sorry for not including it, but I don’t believe it met the nature of the Carnival. This Week’s Carnival of Money Pros In no ParticularContinue Reading

When Building a Dividend Portfolio Should The Dividend Pay Date Matter?

I was reviewing my income received the other day for my dividend account and after realizing it is way too low I had a quick thought…should it matter when dividends are paid by the companies I am investing in? Should the payment date of the dividend actually come into consideration when choosing individual dividend stocksContinue Reading

Giving Thought to Gold Coins

During periods of economic growth, it is easy to believe that investing in stocks will help you grow your wealth at the exclusion of other investments.  However, we have seen both in the dot.com era and in the recent recession that investing in stocks at the exclusion of other investments (like gold coins, real estate,Continue Reading