Category Archives: Investments

The Secret Business I am Dying to Open Up

I have been giving a lot of thought lately about a very specific type of business to open.  While I have had some businesses in my past (some I am not proud of, and some like this blog that I am very proud of), I have never run a brick and mortar business so theContinue Reading

Why is Yield Less Important than Yield on Cost When Dividend Investing

My favorite investment asset is my very small but growing dividend investment account.  When we finally move (circa 2014 at this point lol) I will be focusing a lot more energy and money on the account.  It is my hope that one day Future Evan and The Wife will be able to turn off dividendContinue Reading

5 Things to Look For in Any IPO

There have been several large IPOs so far this year, with the biggest being the Facebook IPO.  However, many of the last large IPOs have been a bust, with their share prices falling in the weeks after the IPO.  While you can’t always predict what will happen after an IPO, here are five things thatContinue Reading

What is a Longevity Annuity?

You may not agree with how the product is used, sold or priced but you really have to respect the financial industry for being able to make a products to fit almost all situations.  I recently heard about a relatively new product called a Longevity Annuity which seems to operate like an extended deferred annuityContinue Reading

I Don’t Get the Hype About The Facebook IPO

A few friends have asked me what I thought about The Facebook IPO and I don’t really get the excitement.  First thing first, it has been way too long since I talked about things I don’t get!  Some past examples include “I don’t Get why People Say they Don’t Want to be Wealthy“; “I don’tContinue Reading

Two Important Requirements to Build an E-Commerce Business

The Internet has made it possible for anyone to open an online business and either create a side gig or a full-time income stream.  The cost of opening an Internet business is generally low, so you aren’t initially saddled with debt and can instead become profitable (hopefully) from the beginning. While being an Internet retailerContinue Reading