Whew, we are back from our “vacation” to Southern California’s Inland Empire. Mrs. RB40 wanted to visit her family and friends so we went down a bit early to beat the holiday rush. This worked out quite well because the tickets were on sale and we didn’t have to fight the holiday travel crowd. We were hoping for some nice weather, but it was super win
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After my November 2013 Dividend Watchlist update I bought: 18 Shares of BMS for $711.39 with commissions 15 Shares of HCP for $581.10 with commissions Sold 24 shares of MCY for proceeds of $1,114.27 after commissions. I think this was the first time I ever sold, even a part, of a position that wasn’t due The post December 2013 Dividend Watchlist
I got a text message from a friend asking for advice on an interesting situation. The husband and wife have one newish car and one oldish car. The husband only needs to drive about 10-15 miles a day, while the wife drives 60 miles a day to and from work. Which car should they use […] Who Should Get The New Car: Husband Or Wife?
The Good Personal Finance Advice Before blogging I was an avid personal finance blog reader, with my favorite blog being a site called “Frugal Dad”. Why did I gravitate to the site “Frugal Dad”? Because it was a great site and described things that pertained to me. When I started reading “Frugal Dad”, I was […]
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Unless I receive any additional dividend payments in the next 13 days, my dividend income has increased 68.82%! But I am pretty bummed about it. How could that be possible? The problem is that the whole number is still damn unexciting. In 2012 my (very distant) perpetual income machine provided $458.18 in dividends for the The post [...] Read more: My Dividend Stream is Growing but is Still So Unexciting
First below is the basic information about what Kiddie tax is (this is from irs.gov)? If the child’s interest, dividends, and other investment income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent’s tax rate instead of the child’s tax rate. See Form 8615 Instructions, Tax for Certain Children Who […]
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I’ve have my kids invested in Baidu for quite a while, and it has more than doubled in value since I bought it. I sold the the initial principal that I invested in the company for them and I’m (in theory) letting the house money ride. By house money, I mean that I recouped my […] The post Is Baidu a Good Investment For Kids?
Please note that this is a Guest Post So here we are at the end of the year again, it seems to come around so quickly. These are financially uncertain times and this means that many investors have not reaped the rewards they hoped to from their investment portfolios. Globally, we have seen governments implement The post Top 5 investments tips for 2014
Last week, I was driving to the grocery store with RB40 Jr. and I heard a segment of This American Life. In this episode, they were at a Jeep dealership as they try to meet their monthly sale goal at the end of the month. Their corporate headquarters sends the dealer a goal each month (129 in October) and if they surpass it, they will receive a big bonus. That’
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I had a reader ask my opinion on the Pope and his latest remarks regarding the economy. I don’t want to put words into anyone’s mouth, so I’ll present the question as it was written: Hi Kevin! I would love to get your take on the anti-capitalist remarks made by Pope Francis! Do you think […]
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