What Makes for a Good Dividend Portfolio?

This is a guest post by Mike, aka The Dividend Guy. He authors The Dividend Guy Blog since 2010 and manages portfolios at Dividend Stocks Rock. He is a passionate investor. I’ve been following Joe’s blog since 2011 because I was amazed by his goal to retire so young and his method used to achieve it. The funny thing is that he has been commenting on my blog s
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3 Insurance Products You May Need But Didn’t Know Existed

Most people are familiar with and/or pay for things such as medical insurance, homeowners or renters insurance, and car insurance. If you’re really savvy about your personal finances, you might even know about things like gap insurance on a new vehicle purchase or long term disability insurance to ensure you protect your income from a bad accident or disease. However, […]
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American Airlines Miles Credit Card seems like a Great Air Miles Reward Credit Card

I’ve been considering getting a Air Miles Reward credit card recently, and below is what I came across that is making my consider American Airlines Miles Credit Card. Saving Even More Money on American Airlines Florida Beach Deals American Airlines provides luxurious Florida beach deals for an excellent price. However, you can make the experience […]
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When A Millionaire Is Not Rich

According to my calculations, I’m a millionaire! Hurray for me, are you excited for me because I’m rich?  Don’t be, because I’m not really rich…  actually far from it still. While I have a paper net worth over 1 million dollars, I’m still just normal middle class guy.  Think I’m nuts, here’s why I’m a [
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Is A Cooperative Preschool More Affordable?

Summer is here! I hope everyone had a nice Summer solstice. It’s one of my favorite days of the year. The weather is perfect in Portland and it’s still light out at 9 pm. Anyway, this is the perfect time to recap RB40 Jr.’s preschool experience and talk about the plan for next school year. I’m sure many of you’ve heard that it will cost nearly $300,
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Is Cash Fungible? Do You Create Separate Bank Accounts for Goals?

Building on the basics of personal finance that I started talking about last week, one of the biggest changes that The Wife and I made years ago was agreeing that cash isn’t fungible.  It took some convincing on her part to prove to me that creating different cash and investment buckets for specific purposes and goals would
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3 Ways To Define Financial Independence

I know it’s not quite Independence Day yet, but we’ll be out of town camping, so it’s better to get this one out earlier rather than later. I’m really looking forward to camping at the beach for a few days. As the 4th of July approaches, it’s a good time to contemplate the state of your financial independence. Heck, I’ll make it a tradition to talk ab
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What Should Someone Do After Paying Off All Consumer Debt? There is No Right Answer

I received an email yesterday from a reader named Jared that reminded me among my recent posts about investing and Buffett I may have been ignoring some basic tenets of personal finance.  Jared wrote me and asked, Evan,  First off, THANK YOU. Your blog has been wonderful to read and has been very useful to
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