Ah. The weekend. To celebrate the arrival of Saturday, I give you a short list of articles that you should really make an effort to read. Or at least skim. Or at the least click the link and read the title. You may very well wind up a more knowledgable and wealthy person.
This week I recommend that you check out the following links. Presented in the order that I came across them.
- Don’t Quit Your Day Job reminds us that college is an investment. So don’t pick a major that can’t bring in a salary justifying the six figures worth of debt that you’re going to be accruing. If you’re passionate about English literature, it makes a great minor.
- The Financial Economist explains why investing in IPOs might not be the best idea. Read the article and cogitate deeply upon my favorite line from it “Because by selling shares to their investors, their investors could generate value for the company (the irony of it). Normally, it’s the other way around: companies generate value for investors.”
- Money Beagle gives us a rule of thumb for making extra mortgage payments. Basically, he tries to answer the question “How much do I have to pay to shave one month off my mortgage?” The answer is not what you were probably expecting.
- Dividend Growth Investor asks whether you should start buying stocks now, or hold onto your cash until the market takes a down swing. His answer, invest in the best valued company you can at the time. Wash, rinse, repeat every month.
- Planting Our Pennies explains how to use market comps to value a home. Important stuff if you’re looking to buy or sell a house.
- Lazy Man and Money tells us a bit about what he’s looking for in terms of investment property.
- Financially Integrated gives us a list of reasons when you may wish to consider selling a dividend stock. Generally speaking, dividend growth investors don’t sell to take profits, they only sell when there is a material change in the company.
- Dividend Theory gives us a quick analysis of Emerson Electric (EMR) and concludes that it has plenty of cash to keep raising it’s dividend.
- Dividend Growth Investor provides an analysis of Target Corporation (TGT) and gives his approval, although the current yield is a bit low.
Readers: How did your week go?
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