10 04, 2019

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

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

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. [...]

5 04, 2019

Quarter 1 2019 Dividend Growth Portfolio Review

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

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 [...]

3 04, 2019

Five Financial Mistakes That Will Sink a Small Business

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

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. [...]

1 04, 2019

April 2019 Net Worth Update

By |2019-04-01T00:50:01-04:00April 1st, 2019|Personal Situation|0 Comments

With another month in the books it is time for me to calculate my net worth and share how it has changed month over month and year to date.  I am not sure how many people actually track their assets and debts outside of the personal finance world, but I am sure that if more people did the state of America’s finances would be in a better place. Thoughts Before Calculating: I usually have a feeling as to how my family has done over the past month.  I am pretty sure this is going to be a negative month.  March 2019 was an amazing month [...]

27 03, 2019

Leasing vs Buying My Next Car

By |2019-04-11T20:48:56-04:00March 27th, 2019|Personal Situation|1 Comment

One of the things I like about running a personal finance blog is that it provides me with the opportunity to write out my thoughts while working through a real life problem.  I have done this a few times over the years with quick examples being whether to purchase a rental property and whether to put solar on my home.  Right now, I am trying to figure out whether 1) should I lease or buy my next car, and 2) if I buy what kind of car should I buy. From the age of 17 to about 35 years old I had [...]