Recent Buy: July 13th, 2015

It has been a busy and challenging month for me at my new job, but it’s going well.  I was so used to my old gig where I could finish my work in just a few hours and have time to read about the market, write articles and comment on other inspirational blogs all while […]

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Dividend Update: June 2015

June is over, and it was another strong month for my dividend payouts.  I’ve come a long way in the two years I’ve been investing;  I’ve built my portfolio from the ground up to a value of almost $70,000 today.  I was receiving zero dollars in passive income each month and after two years of commitment, […]

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Portfolio Update: June 2015

I can’t believe half the year is already behind us, and with it comes my latest portfolio update.  My portfolio is my ticket to financial independence; the more money I can save and invest today, the faster I’ll get there.  I’m investing in high quality businesses that have long track records of increasing their dividends […]

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Five Attractively Valued Stocks I Want to Own:

I’m fresh off my second full week at the new job.  It’s been a big relief stepping back into my roots of piecing together a brand new television show from scratch.  I’m enjoying the constant challenges of determining which story and style to use.  I basically get to solve puzzles each day, and that’s the […]

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Recent Buy: June 17th, 2015

We’re hearing a lot of stock market news about interest rate hikes, the Greek debt crisis, and oil prices.  Some investors are saving cash, hoping for a correction or crash to buy stocks at discounted prices, but not all stocks have the same fundamentals or valuations and I believe there are still attractive investments out […]

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Recent Buys: June 5-10th, 2015

I was gun shy in May, but I’ve been making up for it by investing $5,306.33 in June so far.  I added $190.61 to my 12 month forward income by spreading my contributions out over several existing holdings; I still own shares in just 25 businesses with plenty of room to expand.  Each company pays […]

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Dividend Update: May 2015

May’s dividend totals are in the books, and I saw some impressive growth.  I’m building a rising stream of passive income, so I no longer have to stress out about finding my next editing or producing job and I can work solely out of passion.  I recently wrote about my latest high risk/reward opportunity in […]

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Portfolio Update: May 2015

As an editor and producer, I’m used to working in a very volatile industry but that also means there are always a wide array of new challenges and opportunities available.  At the end of May, I got a job offer from an old executive friend.  I’ve had offers here and there since starting my stable […]

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Recent Buy: May 28th, 2015

I struggled in May to find an investment worthy of my hard earned dollars.  Finally, on one of the last days of the month, I locked in and purchased a brand new business for my portfolio.  Let me put on my conductor hat, now that I own a piece of the railroad Union Pacific Corporation (UNP). […]

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