The Importance of Knowing What Kind of Investor You Are

And are the two alternatives mutually exclusive? This is a question that every investor comes to at some point along the road. Full time investors are a special breed. For these folks, investment is a constant preoccupation. It’s something they think about for most of the day, and they get really good at it. Because… Continue Reading

April 2015 Value Dividend Growth Portfolio Watch List

Once a month I manually screen for undervalued stocks that have paid an increasing dividend for at least 20 years.  The “increasing dividend” requirement actually eliminates about 95% of all US stocks leaving me with only approximately 150 companies to start applying valuation metrics.  But, before looking at future investments, I want to highlight my… Continue Reading

April 2015 Net Worth Update

With the holidays I am about a week off with this post – the horror! At the beginning of each month I calculate the increase or decrease in my net worth month over month and year to date.  I am not comfortable putting the actual number out on the internet for all to see, so… Continue Reading

Be Careful What you Build Your Dividend Investment Portfolio On

Building a portfolio with a growing dividend income stream may not be everyone’s goal, but if it is your goal, then much like building a house, your dividend investment portfolio has to have a strong foundation.  In my opinion that strong foundation is analogous to a long history of sustainable increasing dividends.  At the very… Continue Reading

To Tip or Not to Tip, That is the Question

When it comes to using a discount voucher, it is often not the actual presentation of the voucher when you pay that can cause a problem but whether or not to also tip for service received and, if so, what amount to base that tip on. Let’s say that you buy a Groupon voucher for… Continue Reading