Yearly Archives: 2013

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

Could You Even Imagine Living During the Great Depression?

I just recently started reading The Snowball a Warren Buffet biography by Alice Schroeder, and being that the oracle of Omaha was born around the era of the Great Depression it invariably comes up as a topic.   I am not that deep into the book but interestingly enough Warren’s parents actually seemed to have continue to prosper

My 32nd Birthday Post

I think the coolest thing about running a blog where I can share personal information is the ability to look back and place myself when I wrote something in the past. My Previous Birthday Posts My 27th Birthday Post My 28th Birthday Post My 29th Birthday Post  My 30th Birthday Post  My 31st Birthday Post

With Markets Flying High Do You Take any Proactive Moves?

I am making a move that I have never done before, I am going to proactively respond to what may be considered a heated market.  I will say up front that I am not fully convinced it is 100% the best move ever which is why I am only taken a limited stance.  The market is pretty

November 2013 Net Worth Update

It was a rough month spending wise.  Shortly after we bought our new house earlier this year The Wife and I lit our first fire.  The next day we noticed that the entire house smelled of smoke.  We chalked it up to a dirty fireplace and decided to ignore it till the late summer when we

I Don’t Have the Same Feelings about Share Buybacks as I do Dividends

It is no surprise to anyone that reads the blog regularly that I really like consistent dividend paying stocks and then to get them “cheap” when compared to their value is just the icing on the cake.  I get an income stream and growth on my assets? Score.  However, there is another way corporations reward long