Bye CDs – Well Hello There Dividends

Dividends

It’s no surprise that CD rates are super low and have been for a long time now. Per Bankrate.com, the best rates for a $10,000 5 year CD is 2.35%. I’ve seen so many stocks that have a higher yield.… Continue Reading

How Do I Protect My Investments?

The stock market has been flying high and many of us have seen gains in our investments – some unrealized and some realized gains! For those that are unrealized, what can we do to protect those gains? There are a… Continue Reading

Simple Fund Analysis – Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF (VBR)

Lately I’ve been interested in diversifying more. Diversifying of course means NOT putting all your eggs in one basket. Yes I admit for a long-time I was doing this (and actually it served me well). Instead of diversifying into smaller-cap,… Continue Reading

How Will President Elect Trump Affect Me Financially

The election is over, FINALLY. No more crazy debates, controversial tweets, and other political gossip, I hope. Now it doesn’t matter how we voted, how we feel, good or bad, we will have a new President in January: Donald Trump.… Continue Reading

How to Win on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

If you’re like me, you believe that it feels almost as good to buy something on the cheap or a great deal as it does to not buy anything at all! Key word being ALMOST. But there are those times… Continue Reading

Responsible Fantasy Football

The NFL football season is here and if you’re like me, that means yes so is Fantasy Football! In the past I have played with zero investment and the payoff was bragging rights. But this year our commissioner decided it… Continue Reading