Are Generation Y-ers Different? Do I follow the Stereotypes?

I was reading an article today titled “Serving Gen Y Now: Advice on branding, service and capturing Gen Y – and its assets – now” in the August 2010 edition of Investment Advisor and it got me to thinking do I follow the mold of what people perceive Generation Yers to be?  Generation Yers are those bornContinue Reading

What do you Think of “Sure” Investment Articles?

Whenever I see an article titled like the The Wall Street Journal’s, Ten Money Moves that Will Always Pay Off, I always read it.  Always.  I have no idea why I am attracted to lists like this.  It may have to do with the search for that elusive financial unicorn? or the quest for knowledge?Continue Reading

What are Payday Loans? Should you Use Them?

Payday Loans are blasted throughout the personal finance world, to be avoided at all costs, but what exactly is a payday loan? What is a Payday Loan? According to The Payday Place, a pay day advance is, a loan that can get you a sum of money (usually a few hundred dollars) to tide youContinue Reading

Updating the Perpetual Income Machine

After giving you all the facts about how my dividend portfolio has done over the past 6 months, I figured it was time to update my spreadsheets to determine whether I am sticking with my 3 dividend producing stocks and the catch-all ETF. My Current Dividend Portfolio I took a four step approach to createContinue Reading

Funny Stock Symbols

The Wall Street Journal had an article about different ETF Funds suing each other because their names are similar and may be confusing to some investors, and it got me to thinking what funny stock market symbols are out there? I always liked BUD for Budweiser’s parent company, Anheuser Busch but they were sold toContinue Reading

Heading Overseas? Time to Think About Your Credit Card

If you are planning on traveling abroad any time soon, then getting a new credit card may not be the first thing that you think about, but the first section of this article will tell you why it should be. Research conducted by Moneysupermarket.com found that over half of Britain’s credit card users (58%) choseContinue Reading