Category Archives: Investments

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

An Example of Why I am Not Sure I believe in The Efficient Market Hypothesis

Every morning I watch CNBC as I get ready for work in the morning.  I think the best part of the show, Squawk Box, are the guests and interviewees.  They literally have everyone on from the CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world to Presidential hopefuls.  There is nothing like when theContinue Reading

When Building a Dividend Portfolio Should The Dividend Pay Date Matter?

I was reviewing my income received the other day for my dividend account and after realizing it is way too low I had a quick thought…should it matter when dividends are paid by the companies I am investing in? Should the payment date of the dividend actually come into consideration when choosing individual dividend stocksContinue Reading

Giving Thought to Gold Coins

During periods of economic growth, it is easy to believe that investing in stocks will help you grow your wealth at the exclusion of other investments.  However, we have seen both in the dot.com era and in the recent recession that investing in stocks at the exclusion of other investments (like gold coins, real estate,Continue Reading

Recession Proof Investments Worth Your While

The stock markets have been volatile for a few years now, which has made many normally risky investors sky away from the stock markets. But even with the struggling economy, investing in the stock market can be well worth your investment, as it can have the highest ROI. However, just because the stock market canContinue Reading

What is a Stand-Alone Living Benefit? Guaranteed Income Without an Annuity?

I was intrigued when I came across a product called a Stand-Alone Living Benefit (SALBs) which promises lifetime income without having to actually buy a fixed or variable annuity.  It is often said that necessity is the mother all invention and so with more and more baby boomers changing their strategy from accumulating assets toContinue Reading