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2013 Year-End Review

2013 Year-End Review

2013 was a fun, exciting, and interesting year for me.  I’ve been enjoying my job and working to grow my career.  I’ve been saving and investing tons of money.  I even started my very own personal finance blog.  Now it’s time to sit down and look back over the year that was 2013 and see what can be learned from my successes and failures. … Read entire article »

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Welcome to the Reboot

Welcome to the Reboot

True to my word, I have rebooted the site.  Much will stay the same, some things have changed.  Hopefully for the better. … Read entire article »

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Who wants a Reboot?

I’ve been thinking about this for a few weeks now. I know that I’ve let the site atrophy over the last few months. Life has been keeping me busy and I’ve had a few positive, but time consuming, changes to my life as well. … Read entire article »

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Portfolio Status: October 2013

Portfolio Status: October 2013

  Continuing with my goal of financial transparency, I’m posting my portfolio as it is at the beginning of October of 2013. … Read entire article »

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Recent Transactions – Options and Baxter (BAX)

As part of my commitment to keep my readers up to date on my portfolio and my options, I write up short posts describing my transactions.  In this update, I’ll focus on some of my options activity and on my recent purchase of Baxter International (BAX), a health care supplies and devices company. … Read entire article »

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So here we are at yet another weekend.  The saddest thing I read this week was a self congratulatory blog post about not knowing about the impending government shut down until it the day it happened, because being completely ignorant of major national or world events that are WEEKS in the making somehow makes you a badass.  Ignorant and proud, baby!  Believe it or not, there is a sizable difference in relative importance of major news events and celebrity gossip.  You should make a point to be aware of the former, the latter is irrelevant. I could go on about the utter stupidity of this stance for at least a thousand more words, but I’ll refrain as i’d like to get around to enjoying my weekend.  Let’s see what the land … Read entire article »

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Evolution of My Thoughts on Personal Finance: Part 2

Evolution of My Thoughts on Personal Finance: Part 2

Previously, I wrote about the early phases of my thoughts around personal finance.  Now I’d like to share with you how my thinking on each of areas has changed and evolved over time and provide some insight as to what drove those changes. … Read entire article »

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Southern Company (SO) Dividend Stock Analysis

Southern Company (SO) Dividend Stock Analysis

Southern Company (SO) operates as a public electric utility company. The company is involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. It constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets. As of December 31, 2012, the company owned and/or operated 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 32 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, … Read entire article »

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Weekend Link Love

So here we are at yet another weekend.  And as I am want to do on most Saturdays I provide you with what I consider the best of personal finance links around the web.  No worthless chest pounding about who can spend the least money on (insert budget line item of the day here).  Just a few great articles to help you make meaningful increases in your net worth. … Read entire article »

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Evolution of My Thoughts on Personal Finance: Part 1

Evolution of My Thoughts on Personal Finance: Part 1

Although I’ve only been blogging for about nine months, I’ve been interested in the world of personal finance for the last five years at least.  During that time, my overall opinions on personal finance and investing have evolved.  Over the next few posts, I’d like to walk you through the evolution of my thoughts and share how my motivations, opinions, tactics, and overall financial life have developed. … Read entire article »

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