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 Investment

Thoughts on What to do With a Tax Refund

If you are lucky to enough to receive a tax refund, it is no cause for celebration. A tax refund is your money in the first place that you have lent to the government interest free. Additionally, this is money that you have not been able to gain value from in terms of something you

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 that

Could You Even Imagine Living During the Great Depression?

I just recently started reading The Snowball a Warren Buffet biography by Alice Schroeder, and being that the oracle of Omaha was born around the era of the Great Depression it invariably comes up as a topic.   I am not that deep into the book but interestingly enough Warren’s parents actually seemed to have continue to prosper

My 32nd Birthday Post

I think the coolest thing about running a blog where I can share personal information is the ability to look back and place myself when I wrote something in the past. My Previous Birthday Posts My 27th Birthday Post My 28th Birthday Post My 29th Birthday Post  My 30th Birthday Post  My 31st Birthday Post