Category Archives: Investments

Beware of the Emotional Herd by Wade W. Slome

We are living through unprecedented times in our economic history and the urge to give into the all-consuming panic spreading across the airwaves is very tempting. Unfortunately, succumbing to the pressures of following the herd produces suboptimal investment returns over the long run. The appropriate tactic is to invest objectively and independently, not emotionally. Or…Continue Reading

Passive Income via High Yield Muni Bonds – Can’t do it YET

Passive Income via High Yield Muni Bonds – Can’t do it YET

I am obsessed with the idea of passive income, the thought that I could make money while sleeping truly excites me (does that make me weird? probably).  Well today I came accross a great article on the Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Site by Brett Arends titled, “High-Yield Muni Bonds: Time to Strike?” Mr. Arends…Continue Reading

Is Social Security Income an Asset? NO!

Is Social Security Income an Asset? NO!

I just read a very interesting article on Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Section, titled “Save Your Nest Egg, Hold on to Stocks” written by Mr. Zweig.  The article surrounds the idea that since your Social Security income stream can be turned into a present value number equivalent to a bond/annuity that it should count…Continue Reading

An Interesting Proposal – An Investment Club

An Interesting Proposal – An Investment Club

It is funny how sometimes someone brings up something you were thinking about – probably has something to do with “mind-mend” (Break up Reference – anyone? anyone?).  Well, lately I have been thinking about setting up some sort of non-qualified (i.e. not retirement $) investment schedule.  What is stopping me? That stupid stupid debt meter…Continue Reading

BUD – An American Company No More! What would 1 Share Purchased 24 Years ago of Anheuser-Busch be Worth When it Was Finally Sold Yesterday

BUD – An American Company No More! What would 1 Share Purchased 24 Years ago of Anheuser-Busch be Worth When it Was Finally Sold Yesterday

While it has been in the news recently, it became official yesterday, Anheuser-Busch is no longer an American Company.  That’s right, your favorite domestic beer company is now owned by beer GIANT InBev – you can find some full articles HERE, HERE and HERE.  Never heard of InBev?  Guess Again – from their press release today: …over…Continue Reading

Stay Away from Seller Financing

Stay Away from Seller Financing

I was reading Wall Street Journal’s Online Personal Finance Section and came across a very interesting article, that in my humble opinion, didn’t explore the downfalls of Seller Financing enough.  The article was entitled “Mortgage Lending for Sellers” by Amy Hoak (full article can be found here). What is Seller Financing? The idea of seller…Continue Reading