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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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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The Lost Art Of The Siesta

In days long past, a nap (or a short break) after a leisurely lunch was a commonplace occurrence in many parts of the world.  This break was called a ‘siesta’, and was especially common in warm countries — Spain, Italy, Greece, as well as several countries in Latin America.  In hot climates, taking a nap in the afternoon was a great way to escape the hottest hours of the day.

Lately though, the practice of taking a siesta has fallen out of favor. (Or at least it’s in decline)  The modern world and it’s hyper-connected super-productive workplace has made the siesta a thing of the past…

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