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7 Oct 2015

A Deal With The Devil

I find myself in a position to make a deal with the devil that could substantially increase my annual day job salary starting in 2016. More cash means more investment opportunities into quality dividend paying stocks, which
10 Mar 2015

Recent Buy: Core Position Upgraded

I had planned on my next article being a February recap of income and expenses. However, the market retreated some more this morning and a buy opportunity I’ve been eyeing for quite some time presented itself. I’ve
6 Mar 2015

Two Buys, Two New Positions Initiated

I knew I’d be in the market to pick up some more stocks once my tax situation was ironed out. Thanks to aggressive quarterly payments made last year, I ended up getting a refundĀ for the first time
11 Feb 2015

January 2015 Income and Expenses Overview

Welcome to my first-ever income and expense report. Actually this “report” is more akin to an overview as I experiment with format and continue to fight for precious minutes devoted to this blog, but it gets the
2 Feb 2015

Recent Buy: Position Increased

I have embarked on a fairly busy stock purchasing adventureĀ over the past two months and thought I would be taking a breather for a few weeks. Recent market weakness has lured me in for another buy, though
29 Jan 2015

Somewhat Recent Buys Roundup

It has been almost two months since I reported a stock purchase so with another buy added today, I figured I best play a little catch up and quickly summarize what I’ve been up to on my
23 Jan 2015

Plucking a Thread From the Cord

With each new year comes unlimited potential. An opportunity to create new opportunities. And I plan on doing just that. My reflection on where I’ve come from and what I need to do to get to the
3 Dec 2014

Dividend Hike: I Got a Raise!

This upcoming March, I will reach my 10th anniversary at the law firm where I’m employed in the marketing department. Every year I’ve “made the cut” for a salary increase, and every year that increase has fallen
2 Dec 2014

Catching Up: Recent Buys, Black Friday and a Milestone

Time is like a Terminator. In the words of James Cameron and Michael Biehn, “It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not
7 Nov 2014

Shopping Run: New Position Initiated

Earlier this week I talked about the push and pull of deciding when to make a new purchase in a stock market soaring to new all-time highs on a seemingly daily basis. Everyone’s situation is a little