Portfolio Review – October 2018 – Rising Rates and Falling Stocks

Portfolio Review – October 2018 – Rising Rates and Falling Stocks

[This portfolio review about rising rates may contain affiliate links at no cost to you] Rising rates were the story this month as America's strong economy kept barreling on. That meant bad things for high dividend payers like REITs, bonds and some riskier assets like small caps. It may seem counter intuitive that a strong [...]

Time in the Market Dividend Review – September 2018 – Late Dividends

Time in the Market Dividend Review – September 2018 – Late Dividends

September is over and we're right in the middle of my favorite season. I absolutely love fall in the northeast. The weather is perfect, we can wear hoodies and the colors around are just amazing. There's not much better than those crisp cool fall mornings. It's unfortunate that it comes before my least favorite season [...]

Portfolio Review – September 2018 – Domestic Stocks reign supreme

Portfolio Review – September 2018 – Domestic Stocks reign supreme

[This portfolio review about domestic stocks may contain affiliate links at no cost to you] Domestic stocks continue to kill it this year leaving everything else in the dust. That was no different this month as domestic stocks outperformed foreign equities again. The information below from Personal Capital shows what I'm talking about. Since the [...]

Time in the Market Dividend Review – August 2018 – Dividend Growth continues

Time in the Market Dividend Review – August 2018 – Dividend Growth continues

My dividend growth has been solid this year. YTD through July, I'm up 26%. That's mainly due to two things; dividend increases, and improving yields on bonds and money market funds. It's not a bad year to be an investor. That's true when it comes to portfolio size and dividend growth too! Another big part [...]

You might be paying more than you need to for your Apple Music subscription

You might be paying more than you need to for your Apple Music subscription

I love Apple Music. I've had an Apple Music subscription for a while now. Apple has gotten my $9.99 plus tax every month. It's no wonder their services division has grown so much! It's a product that allows you to listen to all the music you want for one low price. There are some downsides. I [...]