In the first post on this topic, I introduced the basic differences between the mindset one has for saving and the mindset one has for investing. I realize its gonna take some convincing for a lot of people to want to take on the risk of investing, but in realizing that I should also let the savings… Continue reading Saving vs Investing Part 2
Happy Thanksgiving!! I’m so thankful for so much this year. I’m thankful for everything from my family and their health to my job and this blog. I’m also thankful for the fact that when you invest your money works for you while you sleep, eat, workout and basically all other times of the day. Currently waiting on my… Continue reading Company Review Thursday: Verizon Communications
Last week I discussed stocks that were income-generating and how they pay dividends, but I didn’t explain that these companies sometimes have different levels of shares you can hold. I also didn’t explain what a dividend was. I’ll use today’s post to fill in those gaps. You know that feeling you get when you find… Continue reading Stock Market Basics: Share Classes and Dividends
After your first 90 days at your new job, you received an extensive email explaining the details of the Retirement Investment Program that is now available to you. Other times you’ll get a large packet of information in the mail from the investment company on behalf of your place of employment with information on the 401k or 403b accounts you… Continue reading So you’re eligible for the retirement program at work…now what?
With this being the first time I’m doing a review, I’ll go over one of the very first stocks I purchased back in January 2012, Cisco Systems, Inc. Working in technology and having a dad that worked in technology my whole life, the technology sector of the market was the very first place I looked for… Continue reading Company Review Thursday: Cisco Systems
Just like at a fast food restaurant and the new Verizon data plans, you have small, medium and large options in the stock market. More specifically small capital equities, medium capital equities and large capital equities. Each company on the market is classified by the market capitalization. Market Capitalization = Price/Share * Number of Outstanding Shares I’ve… Continue reading Stock Market Basics: Market Capitalization
Yesterday, my heart was palpitating as I watched my Patriots take on its NFC nemesis, the NY Giants. That match up has history that doesn’t lend itself in the Patriots favor, but yesterday the Patriots won 27-26 on the foot of the great Steve Gostkowski. The hardest question for a Pats fan to field over the… Continue reading Stock Market Basics: Value to the Shareholders
HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! In my post on Wednesday, I talked about the risk involved in investing and that we needed to use a methodology to measure our personal tolerance for risk. So here is a quiz I created to help get a sense of where you stand on the investor risk tolerance spectrum https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=mtmxmdgzmannie&id=1310562&ew=430 Risk Tolerance Quiz by… Continue reading Risk Talk – Pop Quiz
After my first couple of posts, I decided Thursdays are a good day to try to highlight a single company just to bring in actual stock market happenings. The point of this blog is to teach and make people aware, but the principles you learn here can actually be applied in life. I think this… Continue reading Company Review Thursday: The Introduction
As we were growing up, we were probably exposed to ways to save money more than we were exposed to ways to invest our money. Parents buy their kids piggy banks to put coins in at a young age. Banks advertise incentives for opening a savings account with them and provide interest rates for letting your… Continue reading Saving vs. Investing
Why is this important? Why is this important? Why is this important…to me? Have you ever asked yourself those questions? I know as I’m at the age of trying to create memories, have great experiences and live life to its fullest while following God’s plan for my life, those questions seem to have an ever… Continue reading Why is this important?