Protecting Investment Profits with Advanced Sell Orders

Given the nature of my favorite investment account I never felt the need to put in an order to lock in gains.  If there was a dip I would see it as an opportunity to buy more and more of a stock that has increased dividends for the past 25 years.  However, it is an

Investment Club Update – 2013 Returns

Early in 2013 I, along with 8 other buddies, created an Investment Club.  The idea was simple we would each put $500 to start it up and then an ongoing $100/month contribution.  As with most things life it isn’t the idea that is difficult, it is the execution.  One month in, I had very little

Why I Haven’t Bought Any Marijuana Stocks Yet

Unless you have been under a rock you probably heard that 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 industry

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 that

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 I