Monthly Archives: September 2010


What to do if You Discover A Default Judgment?

I received a distressing comment from a reader the other day on my post defining a Default Judgment.  Amanda wrote, I have a question there is a judgment against me for not paying a credit card bill. I was enrolled with a co. called REDACTED they were supposed to help me settle my debts but never did. they told me to ignore letters and phone calls so I did. Now I have been served and finally they have put a default judgment on me. I received notice of this about 3 months ago and I have not done anything what is your [...]

By |2016-11-07T21:25:44-04:00September 30th, 2010|Debt|3 Comments

Building an Empire Using Mind Mapping

When going through a plan or idea I have always needed to prepare a corresponding visual organizational chart.  In doing so it provides me with the ability to categorize priorities and flush out action steps.  I had no idea this type of behavior had a name, Mind Mapping. Until recently I would do plan out my ideas using power point like when I created my family’s cash flow.  but I have discovered Mind Mapping! What is Mind Mapping? According to Wikipedia, A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:00:46-04:00September 28th, 2010|Personal Situation|8 Comments

Dividend Portfolio Review

Evan from here at My Journey to Millions has given me, Dividend Monk, the opportunity to add my two cents regarding his dividend portfolio. In doing this, I first posted my thoughts regarding his selection criteria for picking Dividend Stocks, and now I will provide my thoughts regarding his individual dividend selections. Dividend Portfolio My Current Dividend Producing Portfolio -CTL -CB -LEG -LLY -PBI -SDY (the ETF) CTL CenturyLink really helps boost the yield of his portfolio with a high 7.5% dividend yield. The dividend growth of this company into the future looks like it will have to be very small, but [...]

By |2016-10-25T10:53:29-04:00September 27th, 2010|Investments|4 Comments

My Journey to Millions Around the Web

I have been picked up as a contributing blogger at Money Crashers.  My First post describing how to easily calculate The Federal Estate Tax went live a couple days ago.  I also wanted to highlight some of the carnivals I was featured in this past week: My Post describing my theory that Money Does Buy Happiness was a top 10 pick at the Best of Money Carnival this Week (#5!) The Carnival of Personal Finance picked up a guest post on my site which provides 5 basic and necessary personal finance tips. My post asking whether Your Work Hours Were Optimal for you to make money [...]

By |2014-02-09T12:51:10-04:00September 24th, 2010|Blogging Carnival|6 Comments

What to Consider When Choosing Dividend Paying Stocks

Dividend Growth Investing is a great strategy to build wealth and passive income over a long period of time. I'm a firm advocate that one doesn't need to be a guru to be a successful investor and that do-it-yourself dividend investing is a solid way to go. Dividend-paying companies as a group, and especially the dividend aristocrats, tend to be mature and stable cash-generating business that provide their shareholders with safe and growing passive income. So, I love seeing people roll up their sleeves and build a dividend portfolio. Evan from here at My Journey to Millions has given me, Dividend Monk, [...]

By |2016-10-25T10:51:14-04:00September 21st, 2010|Investments|9 Comments