Yearly Archives: 2013

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

Getting a Loan With Bad Credit

If you are in the unfortunate situation of having not built up your credit yet and you need to secure a loan, there is still hope. Although the options are much more limited and rates may be higher, there are still options that are not terrible. However there are many traps out there preying onContinue Reading

Personal Finance Websites are All Across the Internet

The resources that are available via the Internet are vast and limitless it seems. It should come to no surprise than that the information available related to personal finance is abundant as well.  Before you spend money on a product, hopefully it is habit to thoroughly research what the best product is that’s available. ThisContinue Reading