Pursue Your Dreams Or Save For Reality?

Most adults end up facing a tough question at a relatively young age, which is: should I pursue my true passion that may carry a small salary, or should I take a practical, financially lucrative career and save for later? Some people say you have to do what you love, no matter what the pay

Building a Retiree’s Income Stream at a Younger Age

There are no shortage of discussions about how retirees can catch up on retirement savings when you one is starting later in life.  While it is obviously a very important topic for a large percentage of the Country, articles that the one linked above make me think about something related but unrelated.  I don’t want

Using Chaikin Portfolio Health Check to Analyze my Portfolio

As a personal finance blogger I get approached to review products all the time.  Most are terrible and don’t hold my attention long enough to even begin to think about writing a post.  Notwithstanding, some are pretty cool and I was excited when I was approached to check out the Chaikin Portfolio Health Check.  The

July 2012 Net Worth Update

After denouncing the idea of tracking my networth for a year or two I started tracking my net worth since January 2011 and after my smallest gain in May 2012 and my first negative month in June 2012 I am back track! Since I am not comfortable sharing whole numbers I provide growth information.  I