Yearly Archives: 2014

Past Wasn’t As Good As You Remember it…Trading Costs

Past Wasn’t As Good As You Remember it…Trading Costs

I was reading a recent post by Dividend Mantra titled, The Golden Age of Financial Independence, wherein he mentioned how inexpensive it is to invest in stocks & ETFs, and it reminded me about a recent conversation with my mother-in-law.   While my mother-in-law is an amazing, grandmother, mother and mother-in-law, she is one of those… Continue Reading

What is a Value Trap?

As a self proclaimed value dividend investor I tend to read related articles, posts and books on the subject and I always see the term “value trap” but I never actually looked it up.  Upon reading a little bit of the term, it feels like I am inevitably going to fall into one day, but… Continue Reading

Happy 33rd Birthday to Evan

Every year since I started this blog I created a little post on my birthday.   I always enjoy taking a moment to re-read these yearly as it reminds me how much life has changed. My 27th Birthday Post – Personal finance wise I listed my original debt and how much I had paid off… Continue Reading

November 2014 Net Worth Update

I had a shocking email from Mint this past month.  It alerted me to a credit card late penalty!  I was pissed I had missed this credit card when I created my debt tab which indirectly caused me to just ignore the card for the past two months.  Couple that with the fact that it… Continue Reading