Meager Income

Pay Off Debt, Retire Comfortably on Meager Income, Win the Lottery, Not Necessarily in that Order

Letting Tax Cuts Expire Not a Violation of the Pledge

On my way home this evening, I caught a bit of Market Place where they were discussing a conversation Grover Norquist had with the Washington Post editorial board.  He was quoted as saying that letting the Bush tax cuts expire wouldn’t technically violate the pledge.  So, it basically gives Republicans in Congress some room to […]

Americans for Tax Reform

As many of you know Congress does some serious work from time to time.  Then there is the Roger Clemen’s perjury case.  He was on trial for lying to Congress over use of performance-enhancing drugs.  At his trial, I read that the prosecution team (Steven Durham and Daniel Butler) were building a very solid case […]

Play Budget Hero

Like a lot of concerned citizens, I’ve been monitoring intently the developments (or lack thereof) of the debt ceiling talks going on in Washington.  I was amused to hear that Cantor, the only Jewish Republican currently serving in Congress, had disrespected the black President during the meeting.  Cantor later issued an apology. On my way […]

Selfless Jeter Fan

By now everyone has heard of Christian Lopez.  He is the 23 year old Yankee fan that caught Derek Jeter’s home run ball that also happened to be his 3000 hit!  When I first heard about it, I was surprised at how selfless he was to just give back the ball.  He did get some […]

Girlfriend Main Suspect in Millionaire’s Death

Ronald Charles Vinci is believed to have been murdered at the age of 70 by his longtime girlfriend.  According to the report I read, he made his wealth selling cars. He started and eventually sold the Pacific Honda Dealership in southern California.  I’m sure he worked hard (as did his employees) and earned every cent […]

Where to Call Home in Retirement

I found an article on www.Kiplinger.com today titled: “8 Great Places to Retire Abroad.”  The author, Donna Fuscaldo, recommended several places I had not considered.  I need to get out more and travel!  I don’t think I would retire in Mexico right now but in 30 years a lot could change.  I’d definitely consider Italy, […]

Another Dividend Growth Proponent

Last month, I wrote a post on starting a dividend growth portfolio.  I came across another writer who also advocates in favor of investing in growing dividends.  You can find his article here.   He focuses in on two Vanguard funds (Vanguard Dividend Growth fund (VDIGX) and Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG).  Interestingly enough, he mentions […]

Market is up This Week!

The stock market ended up this week.  I think it was a rouse to get everyone to enjoy their weekend.  I’m not complaining though.  Both the Dow and S&P 500 surged over 5% this week.  I knew I should have bought some more stock last week.  My biggest gain this week was in Visa (V).  […]

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