Monthly Archives: December 2013

How Did I do With my 2013 Goals and Objectives?

Every year I create Goals and Objectives for myself.  In January of 2013 my goals and objectives were split into a few different categories: Personal Life Professional Life Blogging World Online Income World Financial Goals How did I do with my Goals for My Personal Life 2013 is going to be a year of change

Any Easy Way to Save on Your Verizon Fios Bill

When I moved last year I signed up for Verizon Fios for my triple play package.  Being a new customer I got a great deal without signing a long term contract, however, I knew I was at the end of that initial “new customer” term.  After looking into the situation it seemed that my price

My Dividend Stream is Growing but is Still So Unexciting

Unless I receive any additional dividend payments in the next 13 days, my dividend income has increased 50+%! But I am pretty bummed about it.  How could that be possible? The problem is that the whole number is still damn unexciting.  In 2012 my (very distant) perpetual income machine provided $458.18 in dividends for the

December 2013 Dividend Watchlist

After my November 2013 Dividend Watchlist update I bought: 18 Shares of BMS for $711.39 with commissions 15 Shares of HCP for $581.10 with commissions Sold 24 shares of MCY for proceeds of $1,114.27 after commissions. I think this was the first time I ever sold, even a part, of a position that wasn’t due

Reviewing how Kiplinger’s Stock Picks for 2013 Performed

I always hated those articles that take a moment in time and provide the reader with the “best” stocks using just a paragraph of justification. They don’t seem to make any sense to me, but I am sure they sell magazines. Every year or so I take a look at the list and actually call

Stocks Splits Shouldn’t Matter…But they do

A stock split shouldn’t actually matter in terms of valuing a company, but for some reason they do.  A stock split is when a company divides its stock (often you’ll see 2 for 1 or 10 for 1 stock splits) to shareholders on a date certain.  For example, MasterCard announced a 10 for 1 stock