Category Archives: Investments

There are Amazing Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Shareholder Letters Part Four

When I finished Warren Buffet’s authorized biography The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life last month I knew I wasn’t done understanding all that is Buffett.  I immediately downloaded all of his shareholder letters.  If you are new to Buffett (beyond reading what other’s think he is thinking on investment sites) I would recommend reading

Making a Financial Confession to All the Readers

This isn’t going to be easy for me but I have to admit something to the readers of this blog that I am not proud of. I got caught up in something with a colleague from work and it has to stop the moment I hit publish on this post.  Recently, I have been using

What is Sequence of Return Risk? How to Minimize that Risk

Sequence of return risk is an often overlooked part of retirement, regardless of whether we are discussing a traditional retirement or early financial independence.  Long term growth rates of diversified properly allocated investments only tell a part of the story.  It is the sequence of those returns that tell the rest. What is Sequence of

May 2014 Dividend Research

For the first time in a year or two I didn’t create a dividend watch list.  It wasn’t because I forgot, but rather, I decided to move my research to the beginning of the month rather than the middle so that gave me a gap in time.  Since my last update in March, I purchased:

There are Amazing Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Shareholder Letters Part Three

When I finished Warren Buffet’s authorized biography The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life last month I knew I wasn’t done delving into all that is Buffett.  I immediately downloaded all of his shareholder letters.  If you are new to Buffett (beyond reading what other’s think he is thinking on investment sites) I would recommend

Managing Portfolio Risk For Long-Term Investment Success

Portfolio risk management is important for preserving initial capital and earning return with some certainty. However, it comes with mind-numbing complexity, and each decision can involve risk amid a never-ending stream of calculations. Because in the world of investment, it’s bound that a decision or two leave a dent in your portfolio. Add to that the