March 2017 Stock Considerations

With a new month close at hand it is time, once again, for me to lay out some of my stock considerations for the next several weeks of March. The point of these posts is to help take some of the guesswork out of where I plan to allocate my fresh capital going forward. By … Read more

2016 Was Bad For Hedge Funds, What Can Investors Expect In 2017?

The following is a guest blog post: Hedge funds disappointed investors in 2016 when they posted lower than expected returns. Three out of four investors revealed that they were disappointed with the returns on their investments in 2016. In 2015, only two-third of investors reported such disappointment with the returns on their investments. Of course, … Read more

4 Apps to Make Investing Easy in 2017

The following is a guest blog post: Most people don’t need a financial advisor. And with the wealth of information available online, even fewer people need a financial advisor in 2017. But we still need the tools and, for the most part, those tools are in the hands of the investment firms that charge fees … Read more

How Will Foreign Exchange Markets React to Trump?

The following is a guest blog post: 2016 was a decidedly volatile year in terms of currency trading and 2017 could be just as unpredictable. This observation is further heightened due to the fact that (for better or for worse) Donald Trump is now the president of the United States. This situation leaves many currency … Read more

How to Reduce the Cost of Your Business Course

The following is a guest blog post: Before you enter the business world or become an investor, completing a business course is something you should consider. However, the cost of completing this type of course can be expensive, so it’s important to find ways to reduce the costs associated with obtaining this type of qualification. … Read more

My Best Investments And Trades

Last month I wrote a post highlighting some of my lowlights in the stock market before I became a dedicated dividend growth investor. The post, aptly titled, “My Investing Missteps And Blunders,” went through some of the more painful trades I have made in questionable stocks with new and unproven products and services. Of course, … Read more

Recent Stock Purchase February 2017

I usually end my ‘Recent Buys’ posts with the caveat that Mr. Market can always spring up some new opportunities not outlined in my monthly considerations posts. Generally speaking my ‘considerations’ posts offer a pretty solid road map for potential purchases I’d like to make in the upcoming month, and since I have started blogging … Read more

Dividend Income Update January 2017

The beginning of every month is exciting for all dividend income investors as we look back at the previous month and see how much passive dividend income our portfolios generated. No doubt, these are the best posts to write and read online as it only provides further proof that dividend investing can work over time … Read more

How to Deal With Financial Stress in a Relationship

The following is a guest blog post: Have you and your partner had an argument about money? Well, so has every couple in the world. Finances are the leading cause of stress in a relationship. According to a survey by SunTrust Bank, 35% of the respondents said money was the primary cause of friction when … Read more