September 2013 Divided Portfolio Watch list

After my August 2013 Dividend Portfolio watch list update I bought: 10 shares Walmart at 73.54 with commissions – $743.35 This (along with every other) update takes a snapshot of certain metrics on a certain date (this one was prepared the night of September 16, 2013). My Dividend Investment Portfolio Screening Criteria The company has

How Do Normal People Handle Their Finances?

I am not exactly sure how normal people handle their finances.  First thing is first, I don’t believe myself to be normal when it comes to the personal finance realm.  This is not to say I am extraordinary, but rather, I think a better synonym would be weird. I write on a personal finance blog

Back to Zero With Credit Card Debt

When I started my personal finance blog in 2008 I had over $16,000 worth of credit card debt.  It took about a year or so but I paid that all off, and The Wife and I were one of those people with literally zero credit card debt that carried over month to month.   This

September 2013 Net Worth Update

For the second time this year, and only a handful of times since I started tracking my net worth…my net worth is down.  But it is different than times in the past, because for some reason I am not bothered at all.  While I am not disillusioned to believe I am doing all I can

When is it Time to Give Up a Dream?

I am not entirely sure how facebook decides who should be in my feed when I am on my way to my latest stupid gaming addiction* but currently facebook often throws in someone that I went to high school with who is in a band touring dive bars.  It seems that band is partially successful