Category Archives: Investments

Why I am Almost Always Bearish on Investing in Physical Gold and You Should be Too

Evan’s Note: This Post is from a new blogger who was able to highlight why I don’t like gold as an investment much more eloquently than I would have been able to. Scott Hopkins is the author of Youthful Investor. Besides long walks on the beach, Scott enjoys dividends, low P/E ratios, commission free ETFs

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 the

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 in

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 do

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 with