Company Review Thursday

Company Review Thursday: Verizon Communications

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

Common Shares · Dividends · Preferred Shares · Stock Market Basics

Stock Market Basics: Share Classes and Dividends

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

Investing For the Future · Retirement

So you’re eligible for the retirement program at work…now what?

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?

Market Capitalization · Stock Market Basics

Stock Market Basics: Market Capitalization

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

Stock Market Basics

Stock Market Basics: Value to the Shareholders

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

Risk Assessment · Risk Tolerance

Risk Talk – Pop Quiz

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