Yearly Archives: 2013

Happy Fourth of July – Take a Moment to Read the Declaration of Independence

Just take a moment to actually read the document that started this experiment we call the United States The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands

July 2013 Net Worth Update

June 2013 to July 2013 has been a pretty flat month for me in terms of net worth.  I think this mainly has to do with when some payments clear (i.e. not paying my mortgage till the first of the month, etc.).  This may make July 2013 look way better than it should, but maybe

Google Reader is Going Away

A lot of readers receive my posts using Google Reader.  Well on July 1st the service will be shut down.  Please make sure to transfer your RSS feeds.  I like The Old Reader but a lot of people have moved over to Feedly. The easiest way is just to get all my wisdom via email:

Actual Results of my First Time Betting Against a Company

Back in January I discussed that I was jumping in with the bears on a particular stock and actually betting that a company would be worth less than what it was at a future date.  In that post I discuss the difference between the two main options I knew about when trying to profit off

Waving the White Flag on Actively Trading my Traditional IRA

About a year ago I decided to put some money towards an investment idea I had been thinking about for years.  I was going to buy stocks for the sole purpose of selling covered calls on them.  My thought process was simple enough: Buy equities that were near option call levels Sell a covered call

Can’t Believe How Much My Financial Life Has Changed

I had the sudden urge to go through my ever growing mail pile on my kitchen table (that urge may or may not have been nurtured by The Wife).  In that pile were 3 credit cards I had to activate due to the old ones being expired.  Currently, The Wife and I only use 2