Today we have a guest post from Troy Bombardia. Troy runs a small hedge fund that’s closed to outside money. He uses a quantitative approach to invest in S&P 500 ETF’s. Find out more on his About page. I was a teenaged investor, and my finances survived the experience. In my first year of investing, I […]
My dad still works in his seventies. He works because he wants to work and because he can. He’s a smart guy with a law degree and a successful 50-year law practice. He doesn’t get investing, though. Neither does my stepmother or my brother. I spent part of the weekend with my family this weekend, and […]
With only a few days left in 2016, a lot of us are thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions, and a lot of us have our finances in mind. Including me. I’ve reviewed my resolutions from last year. I had three: Increase my movement, increase my income, and control my spending. You know what? I […]
In investing, you have to make sure your investments fit you. This is the story of how I realized that I was my own most important advisor.
Each month, we’ve done a review of where we are with our finances and goals, where we need to update previous posts, and what’s going on in the Jividen household. This has been a hard month to review. The first half of April was about work, work and more work. That got me a little […]
Two weeks ago I wrote that voting shares was a great opportunity for shareholders to teach themselves a little about the companies whose stock they hold. One way to do this is to look through the proxy vote website to see what the company has to say about their preferred positions. Another way is to look through […]
Several years ago, I rediscovered knitting, a skill my grandmother had tried to teach me in my preteen years. In the past 8 or 9 years, I’ve enjoyed making countless scarves, hats, pairs of socks, and handbags. I’ve even knitted the obligatory unfinished sweater (Surely every knitter has one of those!) I get a real […]
When I was in my 20s, my mom gave me some Jefferson Pilot stock with the understanding that I was holding the stock for her in case she ever needed it. The stock was invested in a dividend reinvestment account, and every quarter I’d accumulate a few more shares. While I didn’t love the fact that […]
A Missing lost tooth brings home how easy it is to lose windfalls and money opportunities when times are good. But putting your windfalls to work, especially when you don’t need them to make ends meet, might be a great opportunity to enhance your financial picture.