Meager Income

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

Roth IRA as a Savings Account

I really like the idea of a Roth IRA. If one meets the contribution limits, one is allowed to contribute after tax income and the money can appreciate and you’ll never have to pay taxes on the gains. The other aspect I like about it is that it can be used a savings account. Once […]

Stocks to Consider Purchasing

While reading financial news today, I came across the stocks below.  I’m curious to research them further and I will consider purchasing them in the future. –American Financial Group (AFG) –American Tower (AMT) –American Water Works (AWK) –Automatic Data Processing (ADP) –BCE Inc. (BCE) –Chubb (CB)

Saving for Retirement 2014

I’ve had a busy few months and now I’m finally getting a chance to think about my finances again.  I’ve decided to increase the amount I’m contributing to my 401k.  This will reduce my taxable income now and defer taxes on the amount I set aside to a future date.  The maximum allowed by the […]

Using Dividends to Buy Sempra Energy

The S&P 500 closed at 1950.79 today.  It is only 5 points down from yesterday’s record high of 1955.55.  With the S&P 500 setting new highs, I’m trying to stop myself from purchasing stock.  In the past, I’ve found myself chasing stocks on their way up and paying too much for them.  Almost every time, […]

Apple 7 for 1 Stock Split

The Apple stock price has been on a tear lately and it is almost approaching its all-time pre-split-high of about $700 a share.  I’ve owned Apple for many years now.  I was pleased when Apple reinstated the dividend in 2012.  The dividends are great because I’m able to receive a return on my investment without […]

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