Monthly Archives: November 2013

An Investment Club Update

Earlier this year I started an investment club with some friends. The idea was simple; each member would put in an initial $500 and an automatic $100 contribution every month.  After the first month I didn’t have very high hopes for the investment club’s survival.  It took us a few months but we finally hit

3 Great Energy Efficient Apps That Can Save You Money

There’s an app for everything nowadays. Whilst most of them are pointless or are a fantastic waste of time when you should be doing work, there are some that are incredibly helpful and are usually incredibly cheap. These smartphone apps are for people who want to keep an eye on their energy consumption, whether you’re

November 2013 Dividend Watchlist Update

After my October 2013 Dividend Watchlist I bought: 22 Shares of Leggett & Platt for $652 with commissions This (along with every other) update takes a snapshot of certain metrics on a certain date.  This update was prepared on the night of November 17, 2013.  The spreadsheets below do not update automatically.   My Dividend Investment

Thoughts on What to do With a Tax Refund

If you are lucky to enough to receive a tax refund, it is no cause for celebration. A tax refund is your money in the first place that you have lent to the government interest free. Additionally, this is money that you have not been able to gain value from in terms of something you

I Have a Personal Problem Investing in Unprofitable Companies

It has been hard to ignore news about Twitter recently which went public on November 7, 2013.  It immediately went from $26/share to $40+ topping out $50.09.  It has since retreated recently (11/13/13 – $42.60) leaving me confused.  To date, Twitter has never made a profit.  Of course there are a ton of companies that