The American Dream Now Rents

The long-held notion of the American Dream has always included owning a home with the proverbial white picket fence. Today, that dream has become unpractical for many Americans. The unstable job economy paired with the recent bust of the housing market has put home ownership out of reach for many families. Once you look pastContinue Reading

My New Dividend Investment Portfolio

Early last month I learned that due to employer constraints I was going to be forced to alter  my beloved perpetual income machine, which was essentially a dividend investment account.  The point of the machine was to find undervalued (defined below) stocks which were part of the Dividend Aristocrat Index, a stock index which tracksContinue Reading

Five Things To Look Out for When Viewing Rental Properties

Looking for somewhere to rent? There’s a lot to think about. Obviously, finding somewhere that’s affordable and comfy will be your prime concerns, but marrying these two important factors isn’t always as easy as it sounds. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have a mental checklist when you’re searching for your new rentalContinue Reading

Is Something Valuable If No One Knows It Is?

If you follow my Tweets (and you should since I am awesome) you would have known that last week I was at a financial services seminar and wow did I get a lot of post ideas out of it.  In one of the “classes” an energetic presenter told a story told that I haven’t beenContinue Reading

Happy Fourth of July

I don’t think enough Americans have really red the the Declaration of Independence.  I mean really read it. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected themContinue Reading

July 2011 Net Worth Update–Great Month Edition

Usually I combine my net worth updates with some sort small complaint I have, but June was an amazing month for me both personally and financially.  In June 2011: My son was Baptized The Wife turned 31 The Wife and I had our 3 year anniversary Paid off my Auto Loan (one of my objectivesContinue Reading