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Every time I get to speak to a per­son about my book, I share two caveats. I thought it would be help­ful to put them in writ­ing, so I can share a link to this page instead. These two caveats are: The “best” way to get start­ed invest­ing fal­la­cy The book’s ‘Chapter 4’ (the tac­ti­cal […]

Measuring the Value of Time in Your Investments

It’s inter­est­ing that for all the “get start­ed (sav­ing) ear­li­er” mes­sag­ing we hear from finan­cial com­pa­nies, there aren’t very many met­rics that incor­po­rate the val­ue of hav­ing start­ed ear­li­er. Looking at an invest­ment, you might look at your annu­al growth or div­i­dend yield to under­stand your invest­ment at a moment in time. However, we know […]

3 of My Favorite Stockpile Features

It’s no secret, I love Stockpile. It’s my favorite new company/app that’s tak­ing on the old-school world of invest­ing. I use Stockpile. I use Stockpile for my kids. I use Stockpile to help peo­ple who read my free email course, Money Making Money, to get start­ed invest­ing. I’ve writ­ten a review of Stockpile in the […]

Just listen to the CEO

Apple had their annu­al share­hold­er meet­ing yes­ter­day. There’s been a lot of dis­cus­sion about all of Apple’s (and oth­ers’) over­seas cash due to the recent tax law changes here in the US. In response to a ques­tion about whether or not they would do a spe­cial (one-time) div­i­dend to return cash to investors (some­thing I’m […]

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

An enjoy­able read with some good life lessons regard­less of whether you’ve made it to a mil­lion yet or not. This book helps us approach our suc­cess with humil­i­ty as a way to express grat­i­tude for the part of our suc­cess that didn’t have any­thing to do with what we’ve actu­al­ly done.

Like this quote:

Personalizing suc­cess­es sets peo­ple up for dis­as­trous fail­ure. They begin to treat the suc­cess as a per­son­al reflec­tion rather than the result of cap­i­tal­iz­ing on a good oppor­tu­ni­ty, being at the right place at the right time or even being just plain lucky.

The high from “being right” the mar­ket and mak­ing all that mon­ey is unbe­liev­able. It can­not be dupli­cat­ed with drugs. You are total­ly invin­ci­ble. You are imper­vi­ous to all pain. There’s noth­ing bad in the world.

It reminds me of anoth­er of my favorite books (The Four Agreements) that reminds us not to take any of life per­son­al­ly because it’s not per­son­al.

2017 Was a good year for dividend investors

It looks like 2018 will be even bet­ter. Which makes sense con­sid­er­ing the recent­ly passed tax leg­is­la­tion. Money com­ing back from over­seas is like­ly to be returned to share­hold­ers as much (or more than) it will be used to cre­ate jobs. Companies that increase their div­i­dends are a gift that keeps on giv­ing.

Apple for retirement portfolios

Apple has a ton of cash and CEO Tim Cook has explicitly said he wants to raise the dividend each year.

Regardless of what you think about Apple prod­ucts, Apple the com­pa­ny is worth a look at for your port­fo­lio. Especially your retire­ment port­fo­lio. Apple has a lot of mon­ey in the bank (and the cur­rent tax plan favors their return­ing it to the US) and has been rais­ing it’s div­i­dend year­ly for a few years. CEO […]

Complete analysis of 2017 Dividend Aristocrats

There are 51 com­pa­nies which have increased their div­i­dends for 25 or more con­sec­u­tive years. As you know, I love these com­pa­nies because I find it valu­able to mea­sure the “pay­check” they deliv­er (through div­i­dends) and the “raise” they deliv­er through div­i­dend increas­es (help­ing to beat infla­tion AND help­ing invest­ing be fun). Ben Reynolds over […]