Some things to Consider Before Looking for your First Home

Buying your first home can be an exciting, but often stressful time in your life. There are a number of factors to consider when making the decision to continue renting or to buy.  Your income can be largely consumed by your rent or mortgage so it is important to to make the decision that isContinue Reading

Why I Haven’t Bought Any Marijuana Stocks Yet

Unless you have been under a rock you probably heard thay Colorado became the first State in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes and WOW there has been a pent up demand.  Huffington Post reported that there was $5,000,000 worth of marijuana sold in the first week!  The stocks associated with the industryContinue Reading

January 2014 Dividend Watch List Update

After my December 2013 Dividend Watchlist update I bought: 11 Shares of TGT for $691.27 with commissions Last month was the first time I ever sold, even a part, of a position that wasn’t due to a dividend cut (within this account obviously).  I am going to keep my eye out for anything else thatContinue Reading

Calculating The Math Behind Converting From Oil Heat to Gas Heat

When The Wife and I bought our home almost a year ago we knew that one of the first projects we wanted to do was converting from oil heat to gas heat.  I thought this project would be a few years out but after receiving my 2nd $400+ Bill in the month of December IContinue Reading

January 2014 Net Worth Update

I can’t believe it has been almost 3 years since I started tracking my net worth on my personal finance blog.  Every month I take a look at my assets and expenses, as well as, a quick look at my short term financial goals. My Short Term Financial Goals To keep myself focused I give myselfContinue Reading

My 2014 Goals and Objectives

For the past couple of years I have listed out my goals and objectives for the upcoming year.  One of my favorite things about running a personal finance blog is that I can actually go back, and see a glimpse of what was happening in my life at that time.  For example, my 2010 GoalsContinue Reading