Site Update #1

I’ve been receiving some feedback regarding the site’s recent inactivity. My apologies! It’s been a busy time over the past two months and I’d like to just provide a bit of an update. Musical While posts to this site have been lacking, progress has (at least) been made...
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Mortgages Count as Debt

I started reading about personal finance in earnest when I was around 19. One of the great debates involves debt and when it is sensible to use it for personal or investment purposes. Some camps maintain that there is both good debt and bad debt while others believe...
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Working On Your Dream

“Youth is wasted on the young.” – George Bernard Shaw The older I get, the more I notice changing seasons. When we’re young we truly take for granted that our lifespan will continue on forever. There will always be tomorrow to finish what we left undone today. There...
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Are Dividends The Only Option?

As a self-proclaimed “Dividend Growth Investor” (DGI), I firmly believe the best path to success in the stock market is to focus on cash flows by investing in high quality dividend paying companies. As dividends rise and are reinvested, returns compound for the patient investor. The best dividend...
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Weekend Reading #1

One of the great joys of the Internet is being able to connect with and learn from other people from around the world. Much of my dividend growth investing strategy has been influenced by reading other bloggers and authors and then taking what I’ve learned to create my...
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Oil

With the decline of the Brent crude oil price over the past year, one of the most common questions I have been receiving is how to play this development. Over the past few years we have seen oil trade above $120s to the recent depths below $30. While...
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Compound Interest

When an investor makes a loan, they typically expect the recipient to pay interest to compensate for use of the money. So, on a loan of $200 with an interest rate of 10%, the investor would be paid $20 of interest. As much as receiving 10% on a...
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Book Review: David and Goliath

Summary Through history, we have grown accustomed to view strength and size as some of the most important advantages in life. We have heard the bigger, the better repeated as an unquestioned mantra of power. Gladwell asks us to reconsider life to see what we can learn from...
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2016 Goals

Having just completed my review of 2015, it is time to leave the past twelve months and project ahead for the dozen to come. Rick will be providing his goals in a separate article (or I may simply amend this one when he’s got his down on paper)....
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2015: Year In Review

Self-reflection is a continuous process. The self-aware individual is constantly assessing what they’ve done and what they’re doing to figure the best way to proceed going forward. The end of the year, however, serves as a logical place to take a breath and actually take stock of how...
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