Category Archives: Investments

What are Dividends? What do I need to Know About Dividends?

I have been on a ridiculous dividend kick lately, but I never gave thought to those that don’t fully understand where Dividends actually come from and what they are.  I don’t usually get into these info-graphics but this one is fantastic.  It explains: What is a Dividend? What are Retained Earnings? Who Decides When DividendsContinue Reading

Tell me What to do With my 401(k)

I have been talking about analyzing and re-balancing my 401(k) since May, 2010 and haven’t actually done anything about it since August of 2009! That is ridiculous, for anyone, nevertheless a guy who works in the financial industry and runs this fantastic personal finance blog.  So today, I am going to analyze my 401(k) usingContinue Reading

What is a Conduit Municipal Bond?

Someone at work gave me an article from the Wall Street Journal titled “When Muni Bonds go Private” by Jeannette Neumann and I was immediately intrigued.  Call me ignorant but the title of the article just didn’t make sense…how could a municipal bond be private? But the article provides the answer and to put itContinue Reading

Creating a New Alternative Stream of Income–My First Non-Blog Website Part I

Since I started this blog, I have talked about why I believe that multiple streams of income is the best way to accumulate wealth and why I want multiple streams of income.  To meet my goal I have used this personal finance blog, my dividend income portfolio, my very small law practice…and now my newest website, Pregnancy Pool. Continue Reading

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