Category Archives: Investments

Working from Home 101: Establishing Your Home Business  

Working from home can be both a blessing and a curse. If you’re successful at getting your home business established, you’ll be able to lead a lifestyle of your choosing, wake up when you want to, and run the business you’d always dreamed of running.  However, without proper care, your home business lifestyle could result…Continue Reading

A 20-Something’s Guide to Pensions: How Are You Preparing?

When you’re young, it’s likely that you very rarely give any real thought to issue of your pension, but the truth is, the earlier you can start thinking about it the better. Unfortunately, the issue of providing for yourself when you’re older isn’t the easiest topic to delve into, and similarly, it’s not the most…Continue Reading

August Dividend Account Update

August has been a crazy month which is why I haven’t provided my dividend watch list update nor a net worth update (or any other post for that matter).  From August 3rd to August 7th I was in San Francisco, from August 12th to 13th I’ll be in Mystic, CT. for my parents’ joint 60th birthday…Continue Reading

Buffett – Stocks Can’t Outperform Businesses Indefinitely

When I finished The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life I immediately downloaded all of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder letters.  If you are new to Buffett (beyond reading what other’s think he is thinking on investment sites) I would recommend reading the two books in this order as it gives you an idea as…Continue Reading

Setting up Sell Guidelines for my Dividend Account

I have been wrestling with the idea of whether I am actually a “dividend growth investor” versus a value investor who prefers his first stock screen to be whether a particular equity has been paying a dividend for 25+ years?  While I think I need to discuss it further with myself I think it boils down to…Continue Reading

Would Knowing The Investment Return of Your Financial Adviser Actually Provide Any Value?

There was an article this weekend in the WSJ titled, “Financial Advisers: Show us Your Numbers” by Jason Zweig.  I am usually a fan of Mr. Zweig’s articles and tweets, however, this article didn’t make much sense.  The crux of the article is that Mr. Zweig believes that financial advisers should be required (or at least…Continue Reading