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Archive for August, 2012

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Dividend Stock Investors Beware

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

From The Danger in Dividend Stocks in this week’s Barron’s: …anyone heavily invested in stocks or bonds that throw off lots of cash—whether through interest income or dividends—should beware of the abundant signs of frothiness. Sectors with the highest dividends are trading at rich premiums to the broad market, relative to the historical norms, warns […]

What Percent Are You?

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Click on the graphic, which will take you to a WSJ landing page where you can enter your income and see where you rank in the whole “1%er scheme of things.” My wife and I have a long way to go before we are 1%ers.

50 Ways I Can Improve Myself – PDF Version

Friday, August 24th, 2012

I have been going back through some of my older posts. I found this one from back in 2007 (hard to believe that was five years ago). Anyway, I liked this post and decided to improve upon it by turning the list into a downloadable PDF. So, here it is (just click on the graphic […]

I’m Cutting Back to One Mug of Coffee Per Day…

Friday, August 24th, 2012

That Keurig Coffee You Buy is VERY EXPENSIVE!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

We bought a Keurig Vue for my wife to replace our Tassimo. When we first got it, I thought that I might use it too. I really liked the Italian Blend. But, after buying several boxes, I started thinking about how expensive it was to drink coffee that way. Each Italian Blend box holds 12 […]

Andrew Carnegie on The Advantages of Going the Extra Mile

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Among the many books I’m working my way through is Think Your Way to Wealth (Tarcher Success Classics)* by Napoleon Hill. The book is essentially an interview between Napoleon Hill and Andrew Carnegie which ended up being the basis for many of Hill’s books—especially The Law of Success*. Some of the language and ideas are […]

OT: New LeBron Nike Shoes to Cost Over $300

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Would you pay $315 for a pair of these? According to the article linked to in the picture, Nike is charging so much in order to pass on increased costs of production. Interesting. I wonder how many people will get trampled over these shoes?

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