In order to get somewhere or achieve something, it’s good to have a plan. And if you have a plan, it’s even better to write it down so that you can follow it or even consider how you might change it. It’s no different for investing. Here are some thoughts on planning for investing success.
When I first started investing, my first investment in buying some shares was a major decision. Here’s the most important thing about that first investment.
Time for some therapy. “Hello, I’m DividendLife and I have irrational financial behaviors.” It’s true! I sometimes make less than optimum financial choices and I know it. Yet I’m somehow okay with that. Here are three irrational things that I know I do and why I choose to accept them.
It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about my annual haircut but something much more important! The obligatory 2017 goals post! The internet cheers its excitement! So without further ado, let’s get straight to it!
If I had a penny for every time I’ve heard about the Dow 20,000 for the last couple of months, I’d probably have about $2.47. And I would promptly invest it back in the stock market. But what’s all the fuss about record market highs and should we be worried? Having asked that question, I thought I’d better answer it. So, fasten your seatbelt because we’re going up, up and away!
Are you sitting down? I sold all my shares in a company that has increased its dividends for 62 years continuously. Can you guess which one? Read on to discover if there’s any method in my madness…
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And another year bites the dust! This is my last Income Fund update for December 2016. I needed an additional $1,008 this month to beat my 2016 target. Did I make it?
Benjamin Graham is one of the founding figures of modern investing. In The Intelligent Investor, he defines how to be an “Intelligent Investor” (the title gives it away really), providing investment strategies and a summary of his methods of analyzing companies.
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