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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.

How JD.com is Using Advanced Technology in Order Processing and Delivery

It is common knowledge that technology is becoming an important aspect in the operations of any company. Most of the organizations that are operating in the world currently are using advanced technology to penetrate in the market. There are multiple uses of technology such as marketing, financial forecasting, and quality services delivery. JD.com is an online retail company that is currently changing how individuals perceive the ecommerce sector in China. For a longer period, the Chinese online retail industry has operated exclusively as a preserve for the technological experts and middle class individuals who live in the big cities across the country. [...]

By |2019-04-11T20:52:44-04:00April 10th, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Quarter 1 2019 Dividend Growth Portfolio Review

A back of the mind g709oal of mine has always been to build my dividend growth portfolio into something bigger.  My long term goal would be to one day wake up and find that the account is something significant enough to actually throw off enough income to support at least a part of my lifestyle.  Right now, that feels like it is light years away, but maybe it can be done.  If I have any chance to get it there, it only helps me to share updates about it here, my personal finance blog.  I used to do monthly updates but I [...]

By |2019-04-05T11:32:52-04:00April 5th, 2019|Dividend Investment Portfolio|0 Comments

Five Financial Mistakes That Will Sink a Small Business

Here’s a sobering statistic: only half of all small businesses will still be up and running five years after their start. Chances are if you’re starting a venture of your own, you’ve heard plenty of cautionary tales that illustrate this stat, but very little practical advice on how to beat the odds. While some aspects of success are dependent on factors that are outside of your control — most notably, changes in the economic climate after you’ve launched your business — there are some steps you can take to stack the deck in your favor, and some pitfalls to steer clear of. [...]

By |2019-04-03T08:56:26-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Business|0 Comments

What is a Risk Reversal Options Strategy? Entering to my First Risk Reversal Strategy

Last week I went with The Wife and my 2 kids to Disney.  It was the first time I had been there since we went almost 5 years ago. I couldn't believe just how many people were there! Every park I went to (Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Epcot) was extremely busy.  Granted, I don't have anything to compare it to but these places were nuts.  Some rides had a line from opening till close of 2+ hours.  This shocked me even more given that I pulled my kids from school (and local schools were not off either) and the pure [...]

By |2019-03-19T20:40:46-04:00March 19th, 2019|Options|0 Comments

March 2019 Undervalued Dividend Growth Watch List and Purchase

We are into another month, so it is time for me to try and find another lot or two of possibly undervalued stocks that have increased their dividend payments to their owners for 20 or more years.  While I am a long, long ways away, the eventual goal of this account is to eventually be turn on another income stream when it is needed. Screening for Undervalued Dividend Growth Companies Dividend Growth History The very first hurdle that a company has to pass is whether it has increased its dividend for 20 or more years.  I am looking to build a sustainable [...]

By |2019-04-11T20:48:13-04:00March 8th, 2019|Dividend Investment Portfolio|0 Comments