Category Archives: Investments

Be Fearful of Financial Planners and Investment Advisors Who Promise Consistently High Returns

I came across a great proverb in a recent CNBC article titled, “Investments and the ghost of Bernie Madoff” that seems to line up perfectly when I ask the question why an “expert” really needs my money, Farr [an investment advisor], in an email exchange, recounted the tale of a college professor who had his students… Continue Reading

Should One Calculate Projected Forward 12 Month Dividends?

I saw a post by a blogger named Write2Reality who wrote about calculating/projecting his forward 12 month dividends that got me thinking whether this is useful data for most.  Despite not agreeing with W2R I would recommend checking out his blog; an engaging blogger with great content (a rarity today). Is Calculating a Projected Forward 12… Continue Reading

Five Things That You Didn’t Know About Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

[The following guest post is from Lazy Man of Lazy Man and Money is a personal finance blog dedicated to helping people make more money, save more money, and avoid being scammed. In seven years of blogging, he has covered MLM in detail including epic articles on MonaVie and LifeVantage Protandim. The two articles have… Continue Reading

Mathematical Proof You Needed to Start Investing and Saving Yesterday

I was working with some calculations the other day and something became ridiculously apparent to me.  You and I (along with almost anyone) literally can’t afford to wait to start investing and savings. Calculating Contribution and Investing Returns I think a very simple example will provide evidence that you need to start contributing, investing and saving… Continue Reading

Tracking My Dividend Income over the Last Few Years

The other day I realized that despite coming back month in and month out for the past few years to update my dividend income watch list I have never tracked (either on my site or personally) my dividend income and as important dividend income growth.  Luckily, fidelity has kept some of that information for me:… Continue Reading

March 2014 Dividend Champion Watch list

After my February 2014 Dividend watch list update I bought: 12 Shares of KO for $456.27 I didn’t sell any shares last, although I may be doing this a bit more when/if I find a particular equity egregiously overvalued as is/was the case with the only sale I made in the past couple years within this particular investment account.  It turns… Continue Reading