Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Creating Another Website For Income and Personal Reasons

It has been years since I really threw myself into another online project, but I have recently done it and I couldn't be more excited.  I think the most exciting part for me is that the topic is something I am very interested in so it is not just about trying to create another stream of income. My Experiences Brewing Beer I have been brewing beer at home for a little over two years.  As someone who never really had any hobbies this would be the closest thing to it.  At this point, I couldn't even guess as to how many batches of [...]

By |2017-03-27T22:14:18+00:00March 28th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

How Investors May Misuse Target Date Funds

Target date funds have become more and more popular in the past 10 years, growing at a ridiculously rapid pace (from about $10bil in 2006 to $700billion in 2015).  While I think they serve a very valuable purpose for a large amount of investors there are some serious drawbacks that are often ignored by the retail investor. What Are Target Date Funds? Target date funds have been around for two decades or so, but their popularity has skyrocket after 2006 when they became a default investment option. Target date funds first appeared in November 1993 when Barclay’s Global iShares introduced its LifePath Portfolio. [...]

By |2017-03-21T23:02:44+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Investments|0 Comments

Reviewing the Efitz Wireless Earphones by Specter Wireless

I turn down 90% of the products and books I am offered to review.  Sometimes it is because they aren't applicable to me or my personal finance blog, but more often than not, it is because the accompanying pitch wasn't all that great.  It was a fantastic coincidence when I received an email to review Bluetooth sports headphones exactly when I was in the market to buy wireless headphones to use on my then upcoming family vacation.  The company contacted me days before my trip, and rushed me a pair of the Efitz ear buds. I Would Absolutely Recommend the Efitz Wireless [...]

By |2018-03-28T09:56:36+00:00March 20th, 2017|product review|0 Comments

Saving for a Family Vacation

I am writing this post right now from my balcony in Mexico drinking a cerveza...fine by the time I hit schedule I should be a few beers deep.  My boy needs a few minutes out of the sun since he was rocking the butt-whiteness of a New York winter before coming down, and my daughter and The Wife are napping by the pool so I have a few minutes to kill to write a post I have been thinking about this I booked this trip. The Wife and I try to go away on a bigger type trip once a year and [...]

By |2017-06-07T14:37:08+00:00March 13th, 2017|Random|1 Comment

Taking a Few Months Off From Screening Undervalued Dividend Growth Companies

For the first time in years I am forced to take some time off from my systematic purchase of possibly undervalued dividend growth investments.  I am not entirely sure how I feel about the predicament I am sitting in. Background on Finding Undervalued Dividend Growth Companies Every month for the past few years I have taken a look at the dividend champion list and then tried to find undervalued members (in recent months I expanded beyond the dividend champions).  My undervalued dividend growth screen was to first only to look at those companies that have increased their dividend for the past 25 (and [...]

By |2017-06-07T14:37:58+00:00March 10th, 2017|Dividend Investment Portfolio|3 Comments