Monthly Archives: October 2013

What is an Insurable Interest?

It just seems almost self evident that if you are applying for life insurance there is probably a reason for it (i.e. a close family member, a business partner, etc.), however, it may not be simple.  Whether it be based on common law or statutory law every State has a different definition for insurable interest.Continue Reading

When Do You Stop Following Your Passions

The following is a guest post from Martin of Studenomics, where he helps you become financially free by 30. Life’s too precious to waste it away being in debt or always pissed off. Does there come a point where you grow up and give up on a failing business/passion? I strongly believe so. “IF YOU’REContinue Reading

October 2013 Dividend Champion Watch List

After my September 2013 Dividend Champion Portfolio Update I bought: 10 shares Target at 63.18 with commissions – $639.75 This (along with every other) update takes a snapshot of certain metrics on a certain date (this one was prepared the night of October 18, 2013). My Dividend Investment Portfolio Screening Criteria The company has paidContinue Reading

Financial Windfall? Are your Finances in Order?

Finding yourself in the midst of a major windfall can leave you asking yourself many questions. Should I pay off my high interest debt, save it, or spend it? Before making any decisions, consider a few options that can leave you in a better spot from whence you started. Is Your Financial House in Order?Continue Reading

Can’t It Just be FireMAN…Not Fire Person?

Short and Angry rant today. The Wife posted a picture of the boy in a Fireman’s Hat with the following status: Most comments were the standard “Your son is so cute” and “his father must be a great looking guy” but one really annoyed me.  It is the kind of political correct bullshit that endsContinue Reading

What Does the Facebook IPO and the Twitter IPO Have in Common?

There is article after article discussing how the facebook IPO will be different than the Twitter IPO, but I came across an article this weekend from the Wall Street Journal that indirectly indicates how the situation may be similar when it comes to estate tax planning. What does the Twitter and Facebook IPO Have inContinue Reading