Category Archives: Investments

What Do Venture Capital Firms Know That The General Public Does Not?

The answer is probably, a lot.  That being said, the Wall Street Journal released the top 50 Venture-Backed Companies while you can read more about the methodology the list basically, seeks to pinpoint the 50 U.S. venture-backed companies with the greatest promise to succeed. To be eligible, companies must have received an equity round ofContinue Reading

Can Small Businesses Teach Blue Chip Corporations Something About Paying Profits?

While I had a bunch of different titles for this post including “Would You Invest in a Variable Dividend Paying Stock?” and “Is there a Better Way to Pay Dividends?” I went with this one because I can’t believe that this lesson small private businesses can teach larger blue chip corporations which pay regular dividendsContinue Reading

Updating My Value Dividend Portfolio

One of my favorite parts of my financial “empire” is my Dividend Portfolio (a/k/a Perpetual Income Machine).  While it is not big by any stretch of the imagination worth only a couple grand, I have been throwing more and more money at it per month so I feel that it deserves more attention.  Actually, IContinue Reading

Start a Side Hustle Now, It’s Easier Than You Think

I recently wrote a post about how I hate listening to people complain about mediocrity when there is so much opportunity out there and in response a fellow personal finance blogger/entrepreneur left a comment about a new side hustle he was starting up.  So I asked if he would take my readers through the creationContinue Reading

There’s No Perfect Time to Be Entrepreneurial

This guest post is by Mr. Broke Professional: the husband in the husband/wife team behind Brokeprofessionals.com. When you tell friends or family that you want to start your own business, you will likely hear one of two responses. Response A: “You can’t do that!  You’re too young!  You need to keep working for your employerContinue Reading

Increased Regulation of Forex Markets and Brokers Upcoming

After releasing new regulations to govern retail foreign exchange dealers in September 2010, the US Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) is now beginning to penalize dealers who remain non-compliant. The new CFTC regulations were implemented as a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Food, Conservation, and Energy ActContinue Reading