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by OurLifeInc.
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dividend Investing blogs and/or books
Replies: 12
Views: 1773

<t>@Larry I love your blog. I follow you on twitter and love when the first of the month rolls around and I see a tweet that it has been updated!!<br/> @OP Single Best Investment by Lowell Miller is really good as is Dividends Don't Lie. So is the Dividend Investing Playbook by Josh Peters from Morn...
by OurLifeInc.
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Positioning Portfolio for Fiscal Cliff
Replies: 15
Views: 843

<t>Anyone positioning their portfolio for the "fiscal cliff"? I have been looking hard at mine...nothing that I don't want to own anymore, so I don't really plan on selling anything. I am 15% in cash though, so I have my list of high quality stocks that I will look to pull the trigger on if there is...
by OurLifeInc.
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1476
Views: 252648

Bought into INTC at 3.6 yield, roughly...wouldn't mind buying more soon.
Bought KMI today at $35.

by OurLifeInc.
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dividend Income Investing
Replies: 25
Views: 3562

<t>Great post Larry, and very nice portfolio. I am building up cash as well since I agree with you...I want to have some on hand should dips come along. The only purchase I have made recently is NSC. Bought them on the dip when their yield went over 3%.<br/> I notice you reinvest most of your divide...
by OurLifeInc.
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Doom, Gloom? Come on sing along
Replies: 4
Views: 399

The Zombie Apocolypse is the least of my worries!! I can deal with zombies...I just can't deal with negative returns...haha.

by OurLifeInc.
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dividend Investing and Opportunity Cost
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

<t>Thanks GP, while I wouldn't say I am a "veteran" investor, I have invested through two recessions now and have lived to tell about it...while also retaining most of my capital (outside of FITB...terrible investment...).<br/> My question was derived from my thought process of looking at my watchli...
by OurLifeInc.
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dividend Investing and Opportunity Cost
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

<t>I was thinking of something the CEO at my last job used to say all the time and how it relates to dividend investing. We would book revenue as soon as a particular event happened and then spread that revenue out over 12 months. His point was to hit this event to book revenue as soon as you can be...
by OurLifeInc.
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Free Programming Video Tutorials
Replies: 5
Views: 469

<t>I love Bucky! He does a great job getting concepts introduced.<br/> Another good one is phpacademy and I also like Udacity, though it is all Python. <br/> I was actually going to start a thread on programming. Jacob mentioned the site Kaggle and also mentioned he does a fair amount of programming...
by OurLifeInc.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: There's no reason to be smug
Replies: 22
Views: 2259

<t>I have learned a long time ago that it is futile in even attempting to explain our (being my wife and I) lifestyle to others...let alone feeling smug about it. Just the other day we heard that her brother and wife make about double what we bring home. Yet they live paycheck to paycheck...we have ...
by OurLifeInc.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Are dividend stocks overplayed?
Replies: 7
Views: 677

<t>It seems to be getting more and more difficult to put new money to work, so I find myself accumulating a cash position...waiting for some things I have my eye on to come down. I was just looking at a few like KO, PEP, SO...all have PEs over or approaching 20 and the yield for KO and PEP isn't tha...
by OurLifeInc.
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Who loves what they do for a living?
Replies: 18
Views: 1681

<t>I like my job. I am a CRM/Database Analyst. It is fun. I am good at it. I get to help people do their jobs more easily. Everyone thinks that what I do is magic, which is fun.<br/> What I hate? I hate one member of our IT dept. He consistently stands in the way of progress, attempting to prevent m...
by OurLifeInc.
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Tail Risk Killers
Replies: 22
Views: 1671

<r>12 chapters in and it is definitely an interesting read. It has the tone of zerohedge ("Tyler Durden" wrote the foreward), which I enjoy. The math is a bit over my head at times, but the book does a good job of explaining in many cases.<br/> Thinking back to Jacob's comment regarding dividends st...
by OurLifeInc.
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Tail Risk Killers
Replies: 22
Views: 1671

<t>"(My solution to this is to hold dividend paying stocks in defensive sectors that pay more than the risk free rate. That and to reduce my need to pay money to other people as much as possible.)"<br/> So my Facebook investment is ill-advised? Just kidding!<br/> I have been in the dividend paying, ...
by OurLifeInc.
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Jacob discusses ERE on E-R
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

<t>So if ER is a one generation phenomenon, what exactly will FI look like? I'm just thinking of all of us here, who are either ER(E) or on our way. All of that capital just sitting there...how will we maintain FI if Financial Markets aren't returning anything? My guess is investing locally...who wr...
by OurLifeInc.
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1476
Views: 252648

<r>Weren't dividends taxed as ordinary income pre Bush? I don't think companies like JNJ, PG, KO, etc are going to stop paying dividends just because tax law changes....I can't see their being mass exodus either...unless taxes went waaaaay up. But then there would probably also be a mass exodus out ...
by OurLifeInc.
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Frozen by fear - Investment question
Replies: 8
Views: 979

<t>An easy way to earn 4.25% really quickly would be to pay off your student loan. Especially if you have 100k sitting there and you don't know what to do with it. Might as well be debt free.<br/> As for your situation...I wouldn't do anything until you are comfortable with the decisions you are mak...
by OurLifeInc.
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1476
Views: 252648

<t>George,<br/> Any particular companies you are fighting the desire to invest in? I had an order in for MSFT at 26....it is just getting too rich for me. I have had my eye on GE and PG as well...just haven't gotten down to where I'd like them to.<br/> I did pick up JNJ a few weeks ago.<br/> <br/> <...
by OurLifeInc.
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Detroit May Be One Of The Best ERE Cities..
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

<t>I actually live right downtown, less than a quarter mile from Comerica Park and Ford Field. My wife and I just moved here in July. Before that we lived in the suburbs. The big impetus was that I got a job here. So now I walk or take the people move daily and my wife commutes to Dearborn, which is...
by OurLifeInc.
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Any Kondratieff and business cycle investors?
Replies: 21
Views: 1137

<r>Jacob, so you dont keep any core holdings for income or are you willing to move anything based on the macro environment? <br/> Any good resources to read about your style (your inv book!! <E>:)</E> ). I feel reading about other styles makes me a better investor....more tools for the toolbox...<br...
by OurLifeInc.
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Any Kondratieff and business cycle investors?
Replies: 21
Views: 1137

<t>I meant to ask you a follow-up question from one of your twitter answers. How do you get income with timing the market? Or when you have good income generators, do you keep them and time the market with new money or money you want to move from something that has less opportunity for return?<br/> ...