The Danger of Becoming Emotionally Attached to 1 Stock

The Danger of Becoming Emotionally Attached to 1 Stock

This is my third post about my love-hate relationship with GE. After the news last week about GE, this relationship is really leaning more toward a hate-hate relationship. What happened at GE If you’re not familiar with what happened at GE last week, here’s a…

My Love – Hate Relationship with GE

My Love – Hate Relationship with GE

GE, I love you. AND I hate you. I love you because you bring back great memories of my childhood. I hate you because you’re really dragging down the returns of our dividend portfolio. Why I Love GE Readers of this blog may remember that…

Where We Stash our Cash

Where We Stash our Cash

When it comes to affiliate marketing, I’m like the opposite of Nike. I JUST DON’T DO IT. My readers are too smart to fall for that stuff. They can tell when I’m honest and writing from the heart. Disingenuous recommendations won’t cut it. So, before…

On Women Who Money

On Women Who Money

Last week, I wrote my first article as a guest contributor on Women Who Money, a site dedicated to providing trustworthy financial advice for women. Founded by two female personal finance bloggers, Women Who Money strives to educate, motivate and guide women in their financial…

The Curse of Individual Stocks

The Curse of Individual Stocks

We’ve been under a curse for quite a while now. The curse of trying to beat the market by buying individual stocks. Up until this year, we’ve never exceeded the returns of any of our other investments. But maybe, just maybe, the curse has finally…

I Tracked the Trending Topics for 5 Months and Realized Americans Are Obsessed with 2 Things: Money and Retirement

I Tracked the Trending Topics for 5 Months and Realized Americans Are Obsessed with 2 Things: Money and Retirement

Every time I turn on my laptop, I’m greeted with the Trending Topics. I usually pay little attention to the list. But several months ago, I noticed a trend. Maybe that’s why they call it Trending Topics. Duh! This trend? Americans search about money and…

O Canada! The Impact of Home Country Bias on Investment Returns

O Canada! The Impact of Home Country Bias on Investment Returns

As an Americanadian (pronounced A Merry Canadian) – an American citizen living in Canada – I’ve learned to embrace the Canadian lifestyle. I learned to ski. I enjoy a hot plate of poutine. I occasionally say “Eh.” I know MOST of the lyrics of O…

The Dogs Lost Their Bite in 2017

The Dogs Lost Their Bite in 2017

This post is an update to Running with the Dogs (of the Dow), originally published on October 11, 2017.   In January 2017, we were looking at several investment options for the proceeds from a house sale. Our primary goal for this investment was to…

How Cleaning Out the Fridge is Like Rebalancing Investments

How Cleaning Out the Fridge is Like Rebalancing Investments

As I was cleaning out our refrigerator this past weekend, it struck me that this task is a lot like rebalancing our investments. In our fridge, we have the staples, the leftovers, things that have gone bad, too much of certain items and stuff that…

GE – No Longer the Brightest Bulb in the Shed

GE – No Longer the Brightest Bulb in the Shed

Update: Despite its recent dividend cut, as of January 1, 2018, GE is one of the 10 highest-yielding stocks on the DJIA.   General Electric whose old slogan was We Bring Good Things to Life is apparently no longer bringing good things. One of America’s…