Tracking your portfolio is one of the most exciting parts of investing. Everybody wants to know how much money they have, how their portfolio is doing against the market, and more. I have found it best to build your own spreadsheet to track all of this data. However, I found it incredibly hard to find [...]

June Dividend Report

Just like that half of the year is done! June was a terrific month for me with both my savings and dividends. Let’s jump right into my June savings rate, stock purchases, and dividends received. After a very expensive month in May, purchased a new suit as well as paid for a vacation, I was [...]

Four Dividend Stock Parameters

Identifying an undervalued dividend stock to add to your portfolio is an exciting task for dividend investors. As an accountant, I naturally try to set parameters to mitigate risk. When looking for a new addittion to my portfolio I consider two factors; is the stock over/undervalued and is the dividend safe. However, there is no [...]

May Dividend Update

For those that traditionally listen to the saying, “Sell in May and go away”, it may have backfired this year. Aside from a slight pull back in mid-May, the market continues to hit new highs almost every day. It seems with every new high there is a new bear. Almost every day I see people [...]

2016 was a life-changing year for me. I graduated school with an MBA, landed a job at a top accounting firm, and started to care about my financial situation. When I first arrived in the US as a freshman in college my mindset was on partying and enjoying life. As I progressed through college my [...]

March and April Blog Update

It is crazy to think that I have not posted on my blog for a little over two months! Honestly, it felt like a couple of weeks. I just wrapped up my first busy season as a tax accountant and it was everything people have said. Thankfully I now have time to breath and plan [...]

College is often one’s last chance to live a care free life before adulting hits. I was your typical college student during the first three years of college. I spent money on alcohol, ate out all the time despite having a meal plan, and eagerly awaited the next source of income that likely did not [...]

One of my goals for 2017 was to have a savings rate of 55%. Considering the average person in America saves a measly 5.7% of their salary—or $5.70 for every $100 in after-tax income they make—it is fair to say that I am setting myself up for success. I have written numerous times about the [...]

In order to build wealth, you need to build a gap by having your income exceed your expenses. Using a budget is perhaps the most powerful tool you can use to analyze this gap. Why the budget? The budget tells you exactly what your money is being used on. To put it simply, it shows [...]

Top 5 2017 Goals

I know, I know… It is the end of January and I am only putting out my 2017 goals now! However, it is not my fault that I have not been able to post for the last two months. I moved into a brand new apartment in December when I started my job and did [...]

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