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 than

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 I

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 Particular

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 stocks

There are No Money Rules

I abhor when personal finance bloggers and authors create “unbreakable” rules when it comes to finances.  To be blunt, I think most of them are simply bullshit.  I think a lot of them are made to be “unbreakable” because the author thinks the reader is too stupid to understand there are gray areas in personal

What is a Stand-Alone Living Benefit? Guaranteed Income Without an Annuity?

I was intrigued when I came across a product called a Stand-Alone Living Benefit (SALBs) which promises lifetime income without having to actually buy a fixed or variable annuity.  It is often said that necessity is the mother all invention and so with more and more baby boomers changing their strategy from accumulating assets to