16 10, 2018

…And Just Like That ANOTHER Real Estate Deal is Dead!

By |2018-10-16T23:37:30+00:00October 16th, 2018|real estate|2 Comments

I think the major difference (for me) between buying equities versus buying real estate is the complexity of the deal.  I was very excited about my recent possible real estate deal, it felt perfect! Financing was done, the home had equity built in and I even had a tenant that cared about the home...and then I had an inspection done on the home.  Given the title of the post, I am sure it is evident that this particular deal didn't work out (again). Not only is real estate local with regard to understanding value, market, etc., the customs when it comes to closing and contracts is [...]

11 10, 2018

October 2018 Undervalued Dividend Growth Screen and Purchase

By |2018-10-11T19:04:59+00:00October 11th, 2018|Dividend Investment Portfolio|2 Comments

Thoughts prior to the screen: We are in the middle of a shit show out there and I love it. From CNBC on the night that I prepared this post (10/11/2018), Stocks fell sharply on Thursday in a second straight scary day on Wall Street as investors dumped equities around the globe because of fears of rapidly rising interest rates, a possible global economic slowdown and overly ambitious tech valuations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 545.91 points lower at 25,052.83, bringing its two-day losses to more than 1,300 points. The S&P 500 dropped 2.1 percent to 2,728.37 and posted its sixth [...]

9 10, 2018

Once Again, I may be Getting into the Real Estate Game!

By |2018-10-09T00:29:15+00:00October 9th, 2018|real estate|0 Comments

I have wanted to own a rental property for a long, long time.  If there is a "cool" thing about having a blog is that I can actually look up moments like, when I first brought up owning real estate (6 years ago) or when it actually came up as a business plan, I actually looked at a house or two (or when that second possible deal failed). Why it is important for me to own a Rental Real Estate Property? I have discussed the idea of multiple streams of income, and why they are important to me since almost the beginning [...]

6 10, 2018

Mistakes To Avoid When Starting A New Venture

By |2018-10-06T09:39:20+00:00October 6th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

When entrepreneurs decide to launch startups, the primary goal is to grow rapidly and become a top brand in the market. However, most of these new businesses fall off within the first year because of mistakes made in the early stages of operations. Here is a closer look at some of these mistakes and how to avoid them. Failure to comprehensively study the market When you decide on the target market, the chances are that there are other operators already running similar businesses. Failure to study the market is like setting the business for failure. You are likely to go into the [...]

1 10, 2018

October 2018 Net Worth Update

By |2018-10-01T22:23:00+00:00October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Thoughts before I calculate my net worth: I usually have a feeling as to how I did with regard to my net worth.  I have a bad feeling about this month.  Spending was up again while variable income was down.  My variable income is what I use for all revolving debt.  The goal is usually to zero out most of the consumer debt monthly, but months like this can be frustrating! My Net Worth Calculation My Assets My assets are pretty simple: Emergency Fund – My goal is to keep an amount in cash that The Wife and I believe is needed for a real emergency amount rather than [...]