Author Archives: Evan

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 longContinue Reading

Why Don’t People Audit their Life Insurance?

It seems that everyone who pays close enough attention to their finances audits their auto/homeowner’s insurance as well as compare credit cards to make sure they are getting the *best* deal out there, but no one talks about auditing their life insurance. What Does Auditing One’s Life Insurance Look Like? Just like everyone should knowContinue Reading

What is an Insurable Interest?

It just seems almost self evident that if you are applying for life insurance there is probably a reason for it (i.e. a close family member, a business partner, etc.), however, it may not be simple.  Whether it be based on common law or statutory law every State has a different definition for insurable interest.Continue Reading

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

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