Category Archives: Investments

Searching for Undervalued Dividend Champions – October 2014

Every month for the past few years I take the Dividend Champion list (which is defined below) and on a purely metric basis look for undervalued stocks.I use the dividend champion list for two reasons.  One, the dividend champion list includes companies that have paid an increasing dividend for the past 25+ years, and this… Continue Reading

An Investment Club Update

Back in February of 2013 I started an investment club with 8 other buddies.  The idea was simple we would each put in $500 to start it up (creating an entity was the main expense) and then a monthly contribution of $100 thereafter.  I was worried about the longevity of the club at first, but… Continue Reading

Can you Really Ever Trust a Religious Based Mutual Fund?

It has been a few years since I took look at religious based mutual funds, but a recent Kiplinger’s article brought the topic back to my attention.  While I think the goal of providing someone an easy investment vehicle that matches their religious intent is a commendable goal, I can’t imagine it being possible. The article,… Continue Reading

September 2014 Dividend Research and Account Update

While I missed August’s screen every other month for the past two years I share my process to screen for undervalued dividend paying stocks that have increased their annual dividend payment for 20 or more years.  Since I didn’t do any research I didn’t buy or sell any stocks in this account for the month… Continue Reading

Setting up a Business in Another Country: 5 Things You Need to Know

Entrepreneurs are notoriously nomadic, and you may well be just the same. If you’ve got visions of being your own business in another country, then you’re probably well aware of the challenges that you’re going to face, but it’s good to get all the help you can. Setting up a company outside your home nation… Continue Reading

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