Category Archives: Investments

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 the

Selling Your Structured Settlement

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 structure

Starting a Business Is Cheaper Than Ever Before

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. 

Updating the Perpetual Income Machine

After giving you all the facts about how my dividend portfolio has done over the past 6 months, I figured it was time to update my spreadsheets to determine whether I am sticking with my 3 dividend producing stocks and the catch-all ETF. My Current Dividend Portfolio I took a four step approach to create

Funny Stock Symbols

Funny Stock Symbols

The Wall Street Journal had an article about different ETF Funds suing each other because their names are similar and may be confusing to some investors, and it got me to thinking what funny stock market symbols are out there? I always liked BUD for Budweiser’s parent company, Anheuser Busch but they were sold to

What’s the Hot Sector to Invest In? Do You Even Care?

What’s the Hot Sector to Invest In? Do You Even Care?

I read an article today on CNN Money titled, “The Case for Buying Small Cap Stocks” where the author, tells the reader why not to buy small cap stocks and then in the very same article tells you why you should invest in small cap stocks.  It kind of annoyed me for two reasons: They