Category Archives: Investments

The Most Depressing and Inspiring Investment Calculator Ever Created

A blogger buddy of mine, PK from Don’t Quit Your Day Job (DQYDJ), is not only smart enough to be able to understand complex financial concepts/statistics, but he is also able to program calculators and interactive programs around that data.  All in all it looks like he has 30+ different interactive programs ranging from investment… Continue Reading

Buying Investment Property: Create an LLC or Do Business as an Individual?

  According to a survey conducted for The Wall Street Journal, limited liability corporations (LLC) or trusts purchase over one-fourth of all properties valued at $5 million or more. Once the property value exceeds $10 million, LLCs purchase the property nearly 100 percent of the time. In addition to protecting the owner’s personal assets in… Continue Reading

The Importance of Knowing What Kind of Investor You Are

And are the two alternatives mutually exclusive? This is a question that every investor comes to at some point along the road. Full time investors are a special breed. For these folks, investment is a constant preoccupation. It’s something they think about for most of the day, and they get really good at it. Because… Continue Reading

April 2015 Value Dividend Growth Portfolio Watch List

Once a month I manually screen for undervalued stocks that have paid an increasing dividend for at least 20 years.  The “increasing dividend” requirement actually eliminates about 95% of all US stocks leaving me with only approximately 150 companies to start applying valuation metrics.  But, before looking at future investments, I want to highlight my… Continue Reading