Category Archives: Investments

Tradeking Almost Gives me a Heart Attack with an Erroneous Margin Call

I haven’t really talked about it too much on here, but I have an account with TradeKing. The reason I don’t talk about it is because I have moved away from the original purpose of the account, so the account just sort of sits there dormant with a few holdings fluctuating between $1,500 and $1,800.Continue Reading

Dividend Portfolio Review

Evan from here at My Journey to Millions has given me, Dividend Monk, the opportunity to add my two cents regarding his dividend portfolio. In doing this, I first posted my thoughts regarding his selection criteria for picking Dividend Stocks, and now I will provide my thoughts regarding his individual dividend selections. Dividend Portfolio MyContinue Reading

What to Consider When Choosing Dividend Paying Stocks

Dividend Growth Investing is a great strategy to build wealth and passive income over a long period of time. I’m a firm advocate that one doesn’t need to be a guru to be a successful investor and that do-it-yourself dividend investing is a solid way to go. Dividend-paying companies as a group, and especially theContinue Reading

Award Winning OptionsXpress Discount Broker Review

OptionsXPress is a well known online discount broker that has been around since the beginning of online discount brokers (way back in the 2000) providing services for options, stocks, futures, mutual funds and fixed income investments. Online Discount Broker OptionsXPress Awards The amount of Awards won by OptionsXPress year after year is staggering, Rated 4Continue Reading

Selling Your Structured Settlement

What is a Structured Settlement?  According to JG Went Worth, A structured settlement is a financial package that allows court-awarded compensation to be paid in regular installments rather than in one lump sum. These installments may be paid over a fixed period or over the recipient’s lifetime. Because each is tailor-made for the individual case, the structureContinue Reading

Starting a Business Is Cheaper Than Ever Before

 Whenever people start telling me their business ideas I start going into over drive almost feeding off their excitement and intensity.  Talking about starting a business or building an idea gets me pumped.  I start spouting off pros, cons, asking a ton of questions and am generally happy for that person and their breakthrough idea. Continue Reading