Investing is broad, but necessary, category in a person’s personal finance world.  Leaving your savings in just cash never made much sense nevertheless at today’s rates.  Investing is often thought about in terms of buying stocks, but it is more than that, you could invest in an insurance based product, real estate, a business, yourself, etc.

October 2017 Watch List

With October underway it is time to search the dividend champion list to see if I can buy something this month! My Screening Metrics In an attempt to find undervalued, unloved companies I use certain metrics which are defined below.  First and foremost, the company must have increased their dividends for at least 20 years.  To gather this information I use the Dividend Champion list (as well as part of the Dividend Contenders list).  Both lists are updated monthly by David Fish.  In the past, I used the Dividend Aristocrat list, but one of the criteria for the Dividend Aristocrat is that it is [...]

By | 2017-10-09T23:59:37+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Dividend Investment Portfolio|0 Comments

Dividend Growth Portfolio September 2017 Update

I am way too excited to write this post.  It has been 6 months or so since I wrote an update to my dividend growth account.  I took a self-imposed hiatus earlier this year to roll out of some positions wherein it seemed wrong to keep investing when the margin balance kept growing.  With last month being the first month I was back in the thick of it, updating and creating my screen for undervalued dividend growth stocks, I figured it was about time to restart tracking the income from this account as well as my monthly purchases. My Month Income From my Dividend [...]

By | 2017-10-03T13:13:36+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Dividend Investment Portfolio|2 Comments

11 Business Ideas that Could Make You a Millionaire

If your dream is to become a billionaire, you need to first start small by becoming a millionaire. And one of the most effective ways to become a millionaire is by becoming a self-made one through business. If you are unsure which businesses to pursue to become rich, here are some business ideas that have proven to be sure winners. Financial Services According to a World Wealth Report, financial services is one sector with a high chance of creating millions. Financial services include services ranging from bookkeeping to accounting, and tax preparation, and each one of these services are always in high demand. [...]

By | 2017-10-02T11:45:59+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Business|0 Comments

The 4 Smartest Ways to Use A Reverse Mortgage

When you hit retirement age, one thing you don't want to have to worry about is keeping a steady income to support yourself, but unfortunately, that's the exactly the number one thing many retirees are stuck worrying about. No matter how much you plan and save for retirement, there's a good chance you're going to face unpredictable expenses and volatile markets, and unless you're fabulously wealthy, there are likely to come times when you're stretched thin. You may have heard of reverse mortgages as a way to take advantage of equity in your home to provide yourself with cash or a line [...]

By | 2017-09-21T13:32:02+00:00 September 21st, 2017|real estate|0 Comments

September 2017 Undervalued Dividend Growth Watch List

After years and years of screening for, and writing about, possibly undervalued dividend growth stocks I had to take a break earlier this year.  Well, after a six month hiatus I am back!  My goal is the same, it is to buy $500 to $1,000 worth of one or two companies per month, every month.  The company will have increased its dividend every year for 20 years or more years and hopefully will be undervalued at least to its peers. My Screening Metrics In an attempt to find undervalued, unloved companies I use certain metrics which are defined below.  First and foremost, [...]

By | 2017-09-22T13:24:32+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Dividend Investment Portfolio|4 Comments