Monthly Archives: December 2012

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 theContinue 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 programContinue Reading

Why Exactly are Gas Prices Rising?

The price of gas is continuing to pose a problem for businesses and individuals in 2012 and doesn’t look set to ease in the short term. What are the drivers behind this? Back in 2008, gas prices were already rising, but the drivers were primarily down to surging demand in emerging markets, a belief thatContinue Reading

A Housing Sale and Purchase Update–We are Getting Close to a New Home!

I have been hesitant to providing my home sale and purchase since things seem to change daily and I am not sure what is noise and what is actual movement, but since I think my last update was in October I feel like people deserve an update.  If you want to go through the entireContinue Reading

Moving to Egypt is Often More Worrying than the Reality!

It may not immediately take top spot on the last-minute priority list of “things that must be sorted out before leaving”. Especially if the whole family is moving with you to Egypt. Initially, the move is more likely to be seen in terms of an adventure. Because few countries have quite the power to exciteContinue Reading

December 2012 Net Worth Update

I have been tracking and sharing my net worth since the beginning of 2011.  Each month I come on here and provide my change in terms of month over month, year to date and since Jan 2011. Calculating my Net Worth My Assets My Cash Savings Accounts – For record keeping purposes I have frozeContinue Reading