Investing Ideas: July 2019

Investing?  Who has time for investing?  Like many families, we’ve been enjoying a very busy summer in the warmer weather.  Investing has been on the back-burner compared to other activities like going to the pool, BBQ’ing, riding bikes to the library, and working on summer projects.

Even with investing on the back-burner however, I still find myself reading 10Q’s and news about all the investments I’m interested in.  Call me crazy, but investing is where my interests are.  Some people like to watch TV, but I read a quarterly earnings reports…

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Worth Millions And Still Not Feeling Wealthy?

Do you feel wealthy?  Almost certainly the booming stock market has people feeling richer than ever, but according to a recent survey by Ameriprise Financial, the vast majority of American millionaires with between $1 and $5 million dollars don’t consider themselves wealthy.  Most of the surveyed millionaires consider themselves as having a “middle-class” lifestyle.  Only 13% of these millionaires consider themselves “wealthy” or “upper-class”…

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The Craft Of Investing & Book Giveaway!

Imagine for a moment you owned stock in a very good business… but the stock just did nothing for years.  It lagged behind your other investments.  Let’s say those shares under-performed the S&P 500 by 2% annually.  Would you sell?  How long could that investment under-perform before you finally gave-up and decided to sell it?

This is one of the most important investing questions that every investor needs to answer…

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June 2019 Dividend Income And Expenses

If each moment in life has a season, then June was definitely one of the busy seasons.  The month just flew by!  For starters, Tako Jr. #1 finished kindergarten and I went back to my full-time stay-at-home-dad gig.  I decided to take it easy on blogging this summer, so I could spend a lot more time with Tako Jr. #1.  So far it’s working out great, and I think he’s having a lot of fun…

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The Wonderful World Of Depreciation

Ah, depreciation!  It’s a fascinating money topic that doesn’t get nearly enough attention.  If you happen to find yourself talking about deprecation … say at a dinner party, you’ll quickly find yourself no-longer being invited to those dinner parties.

Depreciation is about as popular of a conversation subject as say … differential calculus.  That is to say, it’s extremely unpopular…

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Five Reasons Why The Stock Market Is A Really Weird Place To Invest

Investing your hard earned dollars into the stock market is probably the most common way to save for retirement these days, but investing takes plenty of faith (as discussed in a previous post).  Market crashes and giant bull markets happen.  Black Swan events.  Weird stuff happens all the time.  Things you wouldn’t expect, and events that defy logic.  There’s even times when investing theory and the real world just completely disagree…

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How Much Does This Blog Make (2019)?

It seems like everybody has a side hustle these days.  Whether it’s a Youtube channel, flipping goods on Ebay, selling hand-made thingamajigs on Etsy — there’s plenty of ways to make a little extra money on the side.  Blogs (like this one) are just one example.

Most people don’t make a ton of money from these side hustles however.  You don’t see Etsy many sellers driving Ferrari’s…

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