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Tribute to a Coupon Queen

coupons

Several weeks ago my wife, Joel, took note of some Facebook pages that focused on coupons and savings. She ended up visiting their websites and studying up on the “Art of Coupons”. She was definitely intrigued with the entire concept of saving money on our groceries. It wasn’t too long before we went to the local Wal-Mart for some sundries (It seems ... Read More »

The Perils of Being an Emotional Investor

Emotional Investor

I can think of a few times over the last several years where emotions got the best of me and led to some bad investing decisions. The first was in late 2009. I keep an account with a focus on short to mid-term trades. The stocks in that account were all doing extremely well and I got a little cocky. I made ... Read More »

Investing For Financial Independence – Part Two – Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Stocks Bonds Mutual Funds

In part two of investing for financial independence I’m going to cover some of the more basic investments that a novice investor may be considering. Being an investor in the stock market, mutual funds, bonds or other investment vehicles shouldn’t be an intimidating experience. I’d like to take the mystery out of these investment types with this primer so that you can become ... Read More »

Investing For Financial Independence – Part One

Investing for Financial Independence Here’s part one on investing for financial independence. For those of us working towards financial independence investing is not an option, it is mandatory. I’m an avid investor and have been investing in various types of market securities for over 30 years. I’ve had mixed results but overall am happy with where I’m at in my investments and ... Read More »