Category Archives: Investments

December 2012 Dividend Champion Watchlist Update

Every few months I like to update the watch list for my Dividend Investment Portfolio (last update was in October of 2012).  As explained in great detail below, I apply various metrics to the Dividend Champion List (defined below) to weed through the list to create a watchlist that I’ll buy lots of over theContinue Reading

After 5 and a Half Years I Sold My Home and I Don’t Think I Made Any Money

I sold my home yesterday.  I don’t think the fact has really sunk in since I am not moving out until early next month, but it’s a pretty big deal!  The home is not like other homes as it is part of a public housing program to keep young professionals on Long Island.   The programContinue Reading

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