Personal Reflections FEB 2020

There hasn’t been much of a change in my debt since my last update.  So, as February draws to a close I thought I would take a break from the normal debt and asset updates and post up a few random thoughts and let you know what I’ve been up to this … [Read More...]

Investing

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Bid and Ask – Understand These Terms Before Trading Stocks

A little over a decade ago, trading stocks on the internet gained a lot of traction, turning millions of people into self-directed investors. This fairly new style of investor doesn't rely on money managers or financial advisors to make their investment … [Read More...]

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Midweek Infographic – Facebook vs Google

A small tech company went public recently.  The news hasn't covered it much so you may not have heard of the tiny Menlo Park firm by the name of Facebook.  Obviously, I'm being a little sarcastic here.  The onslaught of news coverage and investor interest has … [Read More...]

Personal Reflections FEB 2020

There hasn’t been much of a change in my debt since my last update.  So, as February draws to a close I thought I would take a break from the normal debt and asset updates and post up a few random thoughts and let you know what I’ve been up to this … [Read More]

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Overcoming Common Fears of Investing

Investing in the stock market can yield rewarding returns and help you secure a comfortable retirement.  But many are afraid to make the leap into this realm.  In fact, a recent survey conducted by GOBankingRates claims that 55% of Americans aren’t investing … [Read More]

Personal Financial Update, Feb 2020

February is here and so are thoughts of winter coming to an end.  Here in the Northeast we’re looking at another month and change of winter, then the weather will finally start to break.  As mentioned in my last update I’ve been making a Spring project list of … [Read More]

How to NOT Protect Your Net Worth

You are hopefully living life within your means, paying off or avoiding consumer debt, and building net worth. If you are, then congratulations. You already have a winning strategy in place, and you probably already know what you need to do in order to grow … [Read More]

Personal Financial Update Part 2, JAN 2020

January 2020 is already coming to an end.  I can’t complain too much, as this winter has been mild for the most part.  I haven’t had to plow my driveway yet or shovel much snow.  Heating costs are also keeping low this winter.  So, how are my finances fairing … [Read More]

Investing in Wine 2020

  Investing in wine can be very lucrative, often yielding double digit returns.  This easy beat most other forms of investments and can be a profitable investment alternative.  A word of caution; investing in wine has a high barrier to entry, as most … [Read More]