Category Archives: Investments

November 2013 Dividend Watchlist Update

After my October 2013 Dividend Watchlist I bought: 22 Shares of Leggett & Platt for $652 with commissions This (along with every other) update takes a snapshot of certain metrics on a certain date.  This update was prepared on the night of November 17, 2013.  The spreadsheets below do not update automatically.   My Dividend InvestmentContinue Reading

I Have a Personal Problem Investing in Unprofitable Companies

It has been hard to ignore news about Twitter recently which went public on November 7, 2013.  It immediately went from $26/share to $40+ topping out $50.09.  It has since retreated recently (11/13/13 – $42.60) leaving me confused.  To date, Twitter has never made a profit.  Of course there are a ton of companies thatContinue Reading

How to Make Every Second Count for Employees’ Work Days

Create a Set of Daily Goals Image via Flickr by Corporate Traveller Each day, create a daily set of goals. Make the goals achievable and stress that this is the bare minimum of what needs to happen. Strive to push them a bit beyond the goals. Once they’re constantly meeting the goals you set forth,Continue Reading

I Don’t Have the Same Feelings about Share Buybacks as I do Dividends

It is no surprise to anyone that reads the blog regularly that I really like consistent dividend paying stocks and then to get them “cheap” when compared to their value is just the icing on the cake.  I get an income stream and growth on my assets? Score.  However, there is another way corporations reward longContinue Reading

Get What You Need to Open a New Business

Opening a new business can be a lot of fun for anyone who has a great concept. You can get investors to line up for days if your concept is good enough. Chances are you will need to borrow money in order to open the new business. There are a few things you will needContinue Reading

October 2013 Dividend Champion Watch List

After my September 2013 Dividend Champion Portfolio Update I bought: 10 shares Target at 63.18 with commissions – $639.75 This (along with every other) update takes a snapshot of certain metrics on a certain date (this one was prepared the night of October 18, 2013). My Dividend Investment Portfolio Screening Criteria The company has paidContinue Reading