Why not retire now?

I just returned from a great vacation in Greece. A chance encounter with a retired couple and a greek taxi driver caused me to ponder working life and early retirement.

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My Dividend Portfolio: Q3 2015

Overall, things were pretty positive in Q3. This updates summarizes key activity and outcomes across for my US and Australian dividend portfolios. [Read more…]

Progress towards a balanced lifestyle

Life is about more than amassing a tonne of wealth for me. I want to be able to look back over the years and say that I had some great experiences. I put together a list of areas that I’d like to achieve overall balance in earlier in the year. It’s time to check in and see how things are moving along there. [Read more…]

The most important visual for an equity investor

There is something that always gives me reassurance as an equity investor. I want to share it with all of you in a post today. [Read more…]

Eliminating My Investing Mistakes

We all make investing mistakes. Some of us more than once (I know I have). The key is can you recognize them, and what steps do you take to address them. I share some thoughts on the progress I’ve made, and what still needs to be fixed.

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Why I don’t like extreme frugality for long term wealth building

Being extremely frugal has been suggested as a way to build up wealth. I have to say that I don’t like this as a long run wealth creation tool. [Read more…]

My Dividend Accumulation Strategy – 1 year in

It’s been just over a year since I started my accumulation strategy. I thought I’d take the time to give an update about how its been working out.

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Is this the end for “old media” ?

Some interesting things happened in the last earning season for “old media” stocks. Whats the future for them, and their dividends? [Read more…]

5 stocks I’ll have my eye on in a downturn

Wow, mad Monday really brought some interesting activity in the market! Some blue chips were down 20-30% on opening. I thought it could be a good time to dig out my watchlist if some good bargains come along. [Read more…]

My Plan for stock market fear and panic

The stock price moves over the last week or so have been pretty steep. It appears that volatility is back in force. Friday saw a decline of close to 3%. These have been some of the steepest declines in the last 4 years. Let me share my plan for dealing with market fear and panic.  [Read more…]