Affording the Costs of Living

I’ll readily admit that I think about money a lot. Not just money, but a variety of factors that involve money, including savings, bargains, investments and general frugality. It’s not as if simply driving by a billboard showcasing a glittering black diamond engagement ring causes me to involuntarily pull over and search for good deals

Unequal Distribution to Heirs

I was working on an interesting estate planning case today and I thought I would get people’s opinion on the subject.  At the end of the day this client wants to leave his assets in an unequal distribution schedule to his three children wherein one of the children will receive the lion’s share of the

The Value of Earning a Side Income

I never appreciated the value of a side income until I started earning one. Before I started blogging, all my income came through a regular job lost most people. But when my blog started making a little money, we kept the cash separate from our monthly budget. We gave some to charity, which was very

Regardless of Faith Is Sharia or Muslim Based Investing For You?

I recently read an interesting article on Shariah, or Islamic Law, based investing and I found it very interesting.  The article titled, “Profiting From Morality” was in November’s Issue of Investment Advisor Magazine.  Within the Article it mentioned one estimate that this niche has somewhere in the range of $900 to $1 trillion of assets

Dividend Investment Portfolio December 2011 Update

Dividend Investment Portfolio December 2011 Update

If you follow my blog you may remember that my original Perpetual Income Machine eventually morphed into my dividend investment portfolio.  Now every couple months I update those specific stocks which are on my “watch list” for the following months to come. While the stocks I am purchasing change every few months, I never sell