What is SIPC? Stanford Case Set to Challenge What is Eligible

Anyone with some type of broker account has seen the term, “Insured by SIPC” but what does that mean? Is it like your bank account being FDIC Insured? In short, No.  The “I” in SIPC is often confused for insurance, but it actually stands for Investor. The Securities Investor Protection Corporation otherwise known as SIPCContinue Reading

6 Ways to Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning This Year

You may have a house spring cleaning regimen in place to clear out the cobwebs in your home and ready it for summer. But have you ever thought of applying this concept to your finances? Spring cleaning your finances each year will give you a similar “clean” feeling, as well as netting some pretty significant savings.Continue Reading

Responding to When Someone Calls you Cheap

The other day I was talking to a buddy and he called me cheap.  It wasn’t anywhere near the first time that this happened, nor will it be the last.  I don’t usually take much offense because I am comfortable with myself and my spending habits, but for whatever reason this simple conversation got me to thinkingContinue Reading

Avoiding Common Mistakes People Make With Their Money

How good are you at managing their money? For instance, if you were asked without warning for a breakdown on the state of your finances, would you be able to provide one? The answer may well be yes, but it’s also just as likely to be no. Managing your money is important no matter howContinue Reading

April 2012 Update of My Dividend Investment Portfolio Watch List

Every 60 days or so I like to update the watch list for my Dividend Investment Portfolio and since my last update was in February 2012  I figured it was about time.  These posts are to provide myself with a “watch list” for stocks to buy based on a snap shot in time of theContinue Reading

April 2012 Net Worth Update – Finally Doubled Up!

When I first started my zero net worth experiment I was curious how long it would take me to double my net worth.  Well, as the title indicates, 13 or so months later I finally did it!  As a reminder on January 18, 2011 I took my positive net worth and made it zero.  ThisContinue Reading