Author Archives: Evan

What Other Dividend Lists Exist Besides the Dividend Aristocrats?

For me, stock indexes and/or stock lists provide either a starting point for my research or an investment opportunity if a particular fund invests in that list or index.  Each time I have written a post about my Dividend Investment Portfolio I indicated that I use the Dividend Aristocrats as a starting point.  I let

Building a Personal Pension Like the Professionals

I think one of the biggest problems that baby boomers are going to encounter is transitioning from accumulation to decumulation.   At 30 I am still young, but it has to be an odd feeling moving from the gathering of assets to partitioning which assets to spend and when.  I recently read an article in Investment

What are Preferred Shares? Do You Invest in Preferred Shares?

I have dabbled in a lot of different types of investments, my most recent kick being my dividend investment portfolio, however, I have never really given thought to investing in preferred shares of stock. What is a Preferred Share of Stock? According to Investopedia a Preferred Stock is, A class of ownership in a corporation

Do You Use a Professional For Items That Can Be Purchased Online?

I don’t have any scientific proof but it seems that more and more jobs and or professions are being commoditized.   As defined by Wikipedia it is “the process by which goods that have economic value and are distinguishable in terms of attributes (uniqueness or brand) end up becoming simple commodities in the eyes of

Am I A Complete Hypocrite? Or an Opportunist?

I am not sure why, but there is one topic that I have almost never discussed on this blog and that is my housing situation.  The Wife, The Boy, My Dog and I live in a two bedroom, one-half bath townhouse which is organized as a Condominium on Long island’s north shore area.  Despite only

My Trip to Atlanta

I don’t know if it is because I am getting more sentimental in my old age (I Turn 30 next month) but I don’t think I use my blog to chronicle my life (outside of money) as much as I would like.  I think it would be amazing to have a place to turn back