Monthly Archives: February 2017


Option Strategy – Understanding the Bull Put Spread

I have been selling a lot of naked puts this year.  A lot.  Taking a look at my spreadsheet I would estimate that just 2 months deep I have been in and out of 50 or so trades.  If I had to guess that is a tremendous amount of trading for a retail investor (but maybe I am wrong).  Since options trading is currently what I am obsessed with I have been reading and thinking about the topic at an increased rate, and the more I read the deeper the rabbit hole gets.  There are a ton of strategies out there, so [...]

By |2017-02-26T23:34:31-04:00February 27th, 2017|Options|3 Comments

What is a Blended Whole Life Insurance Policy?

It is amazing how many people do not understand the life insurance product they own.  I do not blame the consumer, rather, I blame the advisor who didn't explain it well enough.  Everyone understands what term insurance is, although most people do not understand that it is not a viable option after the term period, and everyone understands their group term benefits not everyone understands their permanent life insurance which may be a bit more complicated. While I clearly am a fan of whole life insurance, I can appreciate that not everyone is, and the debate as to whether one should actually [...]

By |2019-04-23T15:08:18-04:00February 20th, 2017|Life Insurance|0 Comments

February 2017 Screening for Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks

Every month I attempt to purchase a lot or two (a lot for me is $500 - I hope to increase that in the future) of a possibly undervalued stock that has increased their dividend every year for the past 15 years.  In an effort to find those undervalued dividend growers I use certain metrics with regard to the company's price to earnings, operating margin vs industry and price to book vs industry.  I also screen for yield and market cap as well to further limit the watch list.  Lastly, I compare the remaining companies to their 52 week and 52 week [...]

By |2017-02-15T10:25:30-04:00February 16th, 2017|Dividend Investment Portfolio|4 Comments

Life of a digital nomad – Earning Money while Traveling the World

Imagine sitting in a small cosy café in Paris on a sunny spring morning; typing away on your laptop while enjoying a café au lait and a fresh croissant. Or picture yourself sitting under the shady leaves of a huge palm tree, the sound of waves in your ears and the scent of saltwater in your nose. You boot up your tablet, put a smile on your face, work for a couple of hours and earn enough money to tackle the next step of your journey. Welcome to the life of a digital nomad! What exactly is a digital nomad? The answer [...]

By |2017-02-15T13:38:58-04:00February 15th, 2017|Personal Finance|4 Comments

My Dividend Growth Portfolio February 2017 Update

When writing last month's dividend growth portfolio investment update I wrote, "I have been dreading writing this post since I already know I screwed up in December."  I ignored my self imposed rules, and have still be paying for it.  Nothing I can do except, learn and grow. My January 2017 Investment Activity My Undervalued Dividend Growth Stock Purchases January, like most months, I made my normal $500 purchase.  Since I had a loss in December when it came to my options income, there was no extra. On 1/17/2017 I bought 26 Shares of Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) According to Google [...]

By |2017-02-13T00:34:49-04:00February 13th, 2017|Dividend Investment Portfolio|6 Comments