Monthly Archives: November 2016


What Happens to Personal Finance Bloggers After they Stop Blogging?

When I first started this blog, 8 years ago, I was completely  into the whole "personal finance blog" scene.  I would be completely inundated with the life and decisions of other bloggers.  I would share a lot more of what was happening, personally and professionally, and at some point they would know more about my financial life than family and close friends.  This lasted for probably 4 or 5 years! But then bloggers would come and go without a trace, and I never really gave it much thought.  If I had to give a number I would say 98.5% of bloggers just [...]

By |2018-04-11T09:44:03-04:00November 29th, 2016|Blogging|12 Comments

Re-engineering My Exit Strategy when Selling Naked Puts

I only started selling naked puts a few months ago, so my it is natural that my strategy is going to change.  At first I thought I would only sell naked puts against dividend champions, but I quickly learned that the premiums were not enough to make it worthwhile so I adapted.  Recently, I have been bothered with my closing strategy. My Current Buy to Close Naked Put Strategy When I first started (and up until this post) the current strategy is to take a 50% gain on the premium collected. The easiest way to understand the strategy is with an example. Stock [...]

By |2016-11-25T00:27:44-04:00November 25th, 2016|Options|2 Comments

November 2016 Undervalued Dividend Growth Watch List

I was absolutely excited to do this month's undervalued dividend growth watch list.  The market is ROARING with the election of Trump, so I figured if I could find something that has been missed (or entirely ignored by big money) then it would a great long term hold.  As a reminder, every month I take those stocks that have increased their dividends for 20+ years and manually screen them to create a watch list for my monthly purchase. The goal is simple, I try to find stocks that have a two decade history of increasing the cash flow given to investors that may [...]

By |2016-11-16T14:01:30-04:00November 17th, 2016|Dividend Investment Portfolio|3 Comments

Wow the Big 3-5 Happy Birthday Evan

I can't believe my first birthday post on this blog was 8 freaking years ago at the age of 27!  In the past I went back and highlighted all the previous birthday posts on where I was at the current time, but for some reason I don't feel like doing that this year.  I did, however, read all of them and all I can say is WOW life has changed.  I know I am not special or unique when it comes to people growing up, the difference is though, I have it documented whereas most people simply just never bothered. While I [...]

By |2016-11-16T00:39:14-04:00November 16th, 2016|Personal Situation|0 Comments

Selling My First Covered Call Option

I have written about covered calls before, as it is a strategy I have used for years, but this is my first covered call sell in the current iteration of my Undervalued Dividend Growth Portfolio.  The trade and post comes from being assigned 100 shares from the sale of a put contract last week. What is a Covered Call? Investopedia defines a call option as. A call option is a contract that gives the buyer of the option the legal right (but not the obligation) to buy 100 shares of the underlying stock at the strike price any time before the expiration [...]

By |2016-11-07T16:23:53-04:00November 9th, 2016|Options|4 Comments