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Investing is broad, but necessary, category in a person’s personal finance world.  Leaving your savings in just cash never made much sense nevertheless at today’s rates.  Investing is often thought about in terms of buying stocks, but it is more than that, you could invest in an insurance based product, real estate, a business, yourself, etc.

Undervalued Dividend Portfolio Update For January 2018

To say it has been a crazy freaking month would be an understatement and we are only 11 days deep! As an additional way of funding this account, I sell puts and January was an amazing month (outlined below), but I quickly learned some important lessons about maintenance requirements.  As of the writing of this post (and hopefully it doesn't age well) this account, well every account, is down hard.  But let's not focus on the bad for now, let's talk about the moves made in January. My January 2018 Undervalued Dividend Growth Purchase After screening the dividend champion list for possibly undervalued [...]

By | 2018-02-11T11:39:49+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Dividend Investment Portfolio|0 Comments

Are You At Risk? Here are 4 Steps to Protect Your Small Online Business

That you run a small online business does not mean you are not open to cyber attack. As long as you do business on the internet, there are many ways your business can be compromised. It is therefore important that you take proactive steps to mitigate these risks and make sure you and your business are safe on the internet. Steps to Protect Your Small Online Business The follow steps will help you reduce the vulnerability of your system and help you make your business safe. Monitor and protect the use of computer equipment and systems The first place to begin is [...]

By | 2018-02-06T08:49:38+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Advantages of Bitcoin

With the popularity and value of the Bitcoin on the rise, it is causing many individuals to want to learn more about it. What is it? Bitcoin is a virtual currency which came into existence in 2009. It is a decentralized, peer to peer cryptocurrency system which allows investors to process transactions through digital units. It does not use a third party regulator to process its transactions or back it. This is the third type of currency to exist besides standard currency and commodities. With the currency being relatively new and on the rise, there are some disadvantages but there are also [...]

By | 2018-01-28T13:13:22+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Investments|1 Comment

What is Bitcoin?

The term Bitcoin has been used a lot recently in the news, even I bought some recently. You may be unaware of its existence and rise in popularity, but it should be something you are familiar with. To help in your research, below is a synopsis of the digital currency. Definition and Details A bitcoin is a digital currency and payment system that was created in 2009. The idea behind the currency is that Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. It uses peer to peer technology to facilitate instant processing. The [...]

By | 2018-01-28T13:04:31+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Investments|0 Comments

My First Cyrpto Currency Purchase

It all started in mid-December of 2017 at the current height of the cryptocurrency bubble when I couldn't avoid the news story, facebook updates and conversations.  I have subscriptions to multiple quant and value investing podcasts and it was even coming up on there! These were actual money managers and hedge fund guys not just an fraternity brother who made some money (had one of those too).  I couldn't go 2 days without someone asking me about crytpocurrencies.  Bitcoin this, Litecoin that, Ripple this, forks, hashrates, gpus mining equipment, ICOs oh so many ICOs! After my 22nd conversation (in December alone) and [...]

By | 2018-01-24T11:46:38+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Investments|1 Comment