January 2015 Dividend Watch List

For the past few years I have been using a very specific screening process with only a few changes. Once or twice a month I refer to my “watch list” and determine stocks I should purchase in $500 or $1,000 lots.  My goal is to find undervalued companies that have been increasing dividends for the…Continue Reading

January 2015 Net Worth Update

I can’t believe it has been 4 years since I started tracking my net worth.  I wasn’t (nor am I currently) providing my net worth, so what I decided to do was just assign myself a net worth of zero and then provide monthly updates thereafter tracking my growth.  For the most part it doesn’t provide…Continue Reading

My 2015 Goals and Objectives

For the past few years I have laid out my goals and objectives (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), it provides me the opportunity to take an objective look one year (or many years) later to see if I accomplished what I set out to accomplish, or alternatively learned what become more important as…Continue Reading

Reviewing My 2014 Goals and Objectives

Every year I have the opportunity to take a look at my goals and objectives post from the previous year to see my mindset a year ago and how I may have done with my goals and objectives at the time.  I think it really is an opportunity, because most people don’t have actually keep themselves accountable.…Continue Reading

The Idea that Money Has No Value is Complete Bullshit

I was reading a quick article on Business Insider with the very catchy title, “It Kills me To Watch My Employees Blow through their Bonuses” when I saw a comment that made me want to rip my hair out.  The original article was simple enough, a business owner who couldn’t believe what his employees used…Continue Reading

Why interest rates might go up in 2015 – and what it means to you and your mortgage

Predicting the economy is a complex business (and very lucrative for those who get it right). In reality, though, interest rates are affected by so many things across the global economy, that looking far ahead is almost impossible. With interest rates at an all-time sustained low, many commentators are predicting a rise in interest rates…Continue Reading