Category Archives: Investments

Waving the White Flag on Actively Trading my Traditional IRA

About a year ago I decided to put some money towards an investment idea I had been thinking about for years.  I was going to buy stocks for the sole purpose of selling covered calls on them.  My thought process was simple enough: Buy equities that were near option call levels Sell a covered callContinue Reading

First Thing You Need to Understand When You Want to Open ANY Business…

I was talking to a colleague the other day who happened to open up a restaurant when he reminded me of the most important thing to understand and know before you start ANY business.  It wasn’t the point of the conversation, but it came out pretty quickly.  I know it will sound trivial and rudimentary,Continue Reading

Updating and Tweaking the Parameters of my Dividend Watchlist June 2013

My dividend investment account has gone through one main change since starting it a few years ago.  That change was because of my move from share builder to fidelity, so I needed to buy stocks in bulk rather than put a small amount into fractional shares .  Today, I just make a minor change whichContinue Reading

Is There Really a Difference Between Opportunity vs Necessity Entrepreneur

I had never heard of the terms Necessity and Opportunity Entrepreneur until a recent CNBC article titled, “US Entrepreneurship Reaches a 14 Year High” by Heesun Wee.  Mr Wee interpreting a Babson Report states, During the depths of the recession following the 2008 financial crisis, Americans who were frustrated with not being able to find workContinue Reading

Thoughts on Business Cards

Business cards are the tools of the trade and can make a massive impact on the recipient.  Never underestimate the power of the business card on a client as it can make or break a business relationship before it’s even got off the ground.  Hand a flimsy card over during a meeting and the prospectiveContinue Reading

Updating My Dividend Watchlist

For the past few years every few months I have updated my dividend watch list (last dividend investment portfolio update April 2013). I recently decided since this account is moving up in terms of a priority (i.e. I am depositing more and more money into it) I should update the watch list every month toContinue Reading