Updating My Dividend Champion Watch List for February 2013

I would venture to guess that most people that follow their finances and investments closely have a favorite account or investment account.  Mine would have to be my dividend investment account made up of companies that have raised their dividends every year for the past twenty-five years.  As such, every few months I update theContinue Reading

Do You Consider Little Increases When Making Monthly Subscription Decisions?

I am in a constant fight with cable companies, cell phone companies, and most other monthly fees I am forced to pay.  Granted they may not know we are fighting, but trust me, we are.  Other than the internet I don’t feel like I ever get enough utility or satisfaction from most monthly services soContinue Reading

January 2013 Net Worth Update – Thank F’n God its Over!

I am very excited to have made it out of January 2013 alive and without a drinking problem as it was filled with some great highs mixed in with some terrible, awful lows.   First, The Wife and I moved out of the home we started our family (and somewhere along the line became adultsContinue Reading

The World Lost a Great Personal Finance Role Model

On Friday, January 18, 2013, The Wife’s grandmother passed away.  She died while we were closing on our new home and no one called us to tell us until hours after to let us have a good memory of that day.  She was 92 years old and up to her last moments was sharp asContinue Reading

Selling Your House At Auction

Auctions have become popular in the recent past as the fastest and easiest alternative of selling a house. However, it is always advisable to increase the speed at which your house is sold at an auction due to the presence of numerous competitors. If you do not wish to watch your house spend months atContinue Reading

5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

It’s January, which means you are probably well on your way to upholding those New Year’s resolutions that you made a few weeks ago. The start of a New Year is always a great time to start thinking about the future. Perhaps 2013 is the year you want to apply for a credit card, getContinue Reading