The Arrogance of Financial Independence Blogging

Today I’m going to take a break from my usual topics (investing, money, saving, being a stay-at-home dad, etc), and talk about something that’s been bothering me lately: Blogging.

Like many people, I was an avid reader of blogs before I ever decided to write a blog myself.  Over a decade before financial independence blogs became a thing, I was reading blogs about building incredible machines, investing in stocks, travel around the world, and mastering the art of frugal cooking.

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Utility Stocks: Treasure Or Trash?

Are you considering an investment in utility stocks?  Utility stocks were once considered investments for “widows and orphans” because they provided a safe, steady, and growing dividend income with good prospects for capital appreciation.

For decades utilities were considered solid investments that held-up well even during recessions.  Electricity and water utilities are sometimes even considered recession proof — In a recession you’ll still always find a way to pay the power bill.

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