Category Archives: Investments

Taxes on Dividend Income Could Rise as High as 43.4% After the Fiscal Cliff

The media has been inundated with the Fiscal Cliff recently, however, I am shocked how little attention the increase in taxes owed on qualified dividends has received.  As it stands today, dividend income could rise from 15% to as high as 43.4%!  Truth be told, I am pretty sure as this post gets buried inContinue Reading

Reasons to Consider Investing in Precious Metals or Other Collectibles

While not discussed often on this blog, investing in Precious metals like gold, silver, etc., or even other types of collectibles like art, stamps, etc. may be a good option for some.  (Evan’s Note: I don’t discuss the topic very often because I don’t really understand commodity investing.  What is physical gold going to doContinue Reading

October 2012 Dividend Champion Watchlist Update

My Dividend Fund is literally my favorite piece of my financial empire 1650 peasant town.  As such, every few months I like to update the watch list for my Dividend Investment Portfolio (last update was in July of 2012) rather than a set it and forget it for a few years like I do withContinue Reading

Covered Call Strategy in my Traditional IRA Update

Earlier this year I decided to finally man up and put some money into an idea I have had for a while.  The basic idea is to purchase short term covered calls on near the money stocks that are inexpensive in terms of whole dollars so I can buy multiple contracts (an option contract isContinue Reading

My Favorite Trigger Signals

This guest post has been written by Mike from The Dividend Guy Blog. His blog is well known for high quality dividend investing article and his most recent book: Dividend Growth: Freedom through Passive Income. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.  Continue Reading

Dividend Toolkit Review

While I am usually not a fan of e-books when dividend loving blogger DividendMonk asked me to review his Dividend Toolkit I knew this was going to be an exception.  Right off the bat you can tell that *this* e-book is different as it is 200 pages broken up in 6 intro topics and 6Continue Reading